Firm Profile > Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario > Milan, Italy

Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario
20122 MILAN

The firm: Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario is an independent, boutique law firm with offices in Milan, Rome and Turin.

Established by Girolamo Abbatescianni in 1986, the firm provides highly commercial legal and tax advice to a broad range of Italian and international clients, many of which are long-standing.

What makes Abbatescianni different from its competitors?
Its aim is to: understand the client’s needs and find creative and innovative solutions to support their business and commercial objectives; offer a high-standard service, combining excellent legal knowledge with international commercial practice; strive for superior results, adding value by identifying and mitigating business risks.

Its clients benefit from its breadth and depth of experience drawn from its specialist lawyers, while still enjoying the benefits of a smaller firm, such as responsiveness, flexibility, direct contact with senior partners and lower overheads.

The firm provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary legal services, covering all commercial issues, particularly in the following areas of law: commercial, corporate and M&A; commercial litigation; international arbitration and dispute resolution; restructuring and insolvency; administrative and public law; real estate and construction law; employment law; energy law and tax.

The professional team also comprises fully-qualified lawyers from Spain, France, the UK and Malaysia, which gives the firm a unique insight into jurisdictional and cultural aspects of international matters, and diverse language capabilities.

Areas of practice: Commercial, corporate and M&A: with both lawyers and chartered accountants in the same team, the firm ensures a holistic and seamless service in several areas, including: drafting commercial contracts; domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; incorporation of foreign companies; establishing subsidiaries and branches; registration of branches of foreign companies and setting up representative offices; due diligence and corporate secretarial services.

Dispute resolution: the firm assists both domestic and international clients on a broad range of commercial disputes across various sectors. The firm has particular expertise in transnational litigation and international arbitration, having represented or advised clients in disputes before several institutions including ICC, LCIA, Chamber of Arbitration Milan, Swiss Chamber of Arbitration, AAA and UNCITRAL.

Restructuring and insolvency: the firm has significant experience in the field of insolvency and restructuring companies in crisis, including matters of cross-border insolvency.

Administrative and public law: the firm provides clients with assistance in the following issues: administrative procedures for public tenders; administrative procedures for the sale of shares in publicly-listed companies; public works; service contracts and supply contracts involving municipal companies; relationships with regulatory and independent administrative authorities and administrative litigation.

Employment: the firm advises on all aspects of employment law within Italy, including: outsourcing; restructuring and reorganisation, and advising on mergers and acquisitions; collective redundancies; trade union relations; due diligence; employment contracts; disciplinary procedures; individual dismissals; transfers, secondments; bonus schemes and stock option plans; data protection and contentious matters (arbitration or through litigation).

Energy: the firm’s services include advising on industry-specific legislation, negotiating financing arrangements (project finance), structuring investment, due diligence, preparation of contractual documentation, liaising with range of stakeholders including Italian regulatory authorities, and resolution of disputes.

Tax: tax advice to companies; management of tax compliance; national and international tax advice; knowledge and expertise of transfer pricing policy; fiscal aspects of business restructuring; tax litigation.

Department Name Email Telephone
Commercial, corporate and M&A Giovanni Izzo
Commercial, corporate and M&A Girolamo Abbatescianni
Dispute resolution Girolamo Abbatescianni
Dispute resolution Marco Pistis
Restructuring and insolvency Girolamo Abbatescianni
Restructuring and insolvency Marco Pistis
Administrative and public Giovanni Izzo
Administrative and public Nicola Alessandro Dell'Olio
Employment Eugenia Gargale
Energy Luigi Guerrieri
Energy Marco Pistis
Tax Carlo Andrea Gatti
Tax Paolo Cappelletti
Private clients Giovanni Izzo
Private clients Carla Cartoni
Photo Name Position Profile
Avv Girolamo Abbatescianni  photo Avv Girolamo Abbatescianni
Dott Andrea Barbero  photo Dott Andrea Barbero
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Avv Rosa Del Sindaco  photo Avv Rosa Del Sindaco
Avv Nicola Alessandro Dell’Olio  photo Avv Nicola Alessandro Dell’Olio
Prof Avv Federico Ferro-Luzzi  photo Prof Avv Federico Ferro-Luzzi
Avv Eugenia Gargale  photo Avv Eugenia Gargale
Dott Carlo Andrea Gatti  photo Dott Carlo Andrea Gatti
Avv Luigi Guerrieri  photo Avv Luigi Guerrieri
Avv Giovanni Izzo  photo Avv Giovanni Izzo
Avv Vincenzo Lena  photo Avv Vincenzo Lena
 Francesco Lirangi  photo Francesco Lirangi
Avv Pasquale Patarino  photo Avv Pasquale Patarino
Avv Giovanni Patti  photo Avv Giovanni Patti
Avv Marco Pistis  photo Avv Marco Pistis
 Simone  Rizzo  photo Simone  Rizzo
 Tommaso Marco Sbardella Siniscalchi  photo Tommaso Marco Sbardella Siniscalchi
Dott Niccolò Sestan  photo Dott Niccolò Sestan
Ms Judy Song  photo Ms Judy Song
Number of lawyers : 30
Other offices : Rome
Other offices : Turin

CLIENT: Axpo Italia

COMPANY/FIRM: Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario

TESTIMONIAL: Stefano Brogelli – Legal and Compliance Director

Marco Pistis used to be my colleague at a law firm before I became in-house counsel. Therefore, I have had the possibility to field-test his abilities. He has been advising our company for many years and after all this time I still appreciate his aptitude to understand the issues that characterize complex contexts and to make them as simple as possible. I have a the deepest appreciation for his relational skills, empathy and capacity to interact in an international environment.

CLIENT: WashTec Italy

COMPANY/FIRM:Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario

TESTIMONIAL:Gianluca Meschi – Chairman and CEO

MarcoPistis advised us for more than 10 years in relation to both judicial disputes and contractual issues. These two aspects appear to be very distant from each other. In spite of this, Marco is able to conjugate and manage them together as to produce a virtuous synergy. I particularly appreciate his ability to anticipate the possible issues that may arise from a contract, which derives from his extensive experience in litigation.

CLIENT: Geberit

COMPANY/FIRM:Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario

TESTIMONIAL:Nicola Hanau – Financial Manager

Over the past five years, our Group has constantly requiring Giovanni Izzo’s professional assistance for both consultancy and litigation matters. Whenever we needed his support, for instance, we had to defend our company in an urgent basis concerning extremely complex IP litigation; we found him to be a professional with excellent professional and interpersonal skills who always met our high expectations.

CLIENT: Hotusa

COMPANY/FIRM:Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario

TESTIMONIAL:Joan Torrents – Head of Legal

Giovanni Izzo understands how to interact perfectly in an International environment. He is also excellent in understanding and weighing the defence of the client’s best interests and further, reaches the goal to get the deal done. He has been assisting our Group for many years, and we always appreciate his capacity of understanding and facing most diverse and complex situations. Additionally, he is also a very successful litigator who has a vast knowledge of substantial and procedural civil law.

CLIENT: Avvenia

COMPANY/FIRM:Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario

TESTIMONIAL:Giovanni Campaniello – Sole Director and General Manager

Giovanni Izzo assisted our company on a matter of acquisition by Terna. We can attest his excellent professional capacity as well as his excellent attitude for personal relationships.

He also stands out for his problem-solving skill as well as for his capability in supplying clear and exhaustive answers to client’s queries.

CLIENT: Académie de France à Rome  

COMPANY/FIRM:Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario

TESTIMONIAL:M. Stephane GAILLARD – Secrétaire Général

Out of its institutional activity, the Académie de France à Rome has been referring to Giovanni Izzo and his team for legal assistance for many years. With competence in all fields of law, his firm provides both consultancy and litigation services. Giovanni offers his support on the Italian law perspectives incorporated with assistance supplied by the legal department of the French Ministry of Culture.  As Giovanni Izzo and his team has always been available and attentive to our needs, we have been able to have a trusted relationship with the top management of the Académie who appreciates the firms’ capacity of facing sensitive situations involving institutional and international implications.