Molinari Agostinelli > Milan, Italy > Firm Profile

Molinari Agostinelli
CORSO GIACOMO MATTEOTTI 10
20121 MILAN
Italy

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

The ‘technically outstandingMolinari Agostinelli team boasts expertise in distressed lending and M&A transactions. The department has experience in representing both debtors and creditors, allowing for informed, practical solutions to be given to companies and banks during corporate restructurings. Ugo Molinari is an expert in debt restructuring agreements, while Alessandro Fontana routinely assists national and international banks on structured finance transactions. The also firm draws on resources from other practice areas, including litigation and real estate, to further strengthen its ability advise clients in difficult situations. Riccardo Agostinelli brings added knowledge on insolvencies and refinancing to the team.

Practice head(s):

Ugo Molinari; Alessandro Fontana

Other key lawyers:

Riccardo Agostinelli; Marinella Ciaccio; Maria Milano; Beatrice Neri; Andrea Taurozzi; Giacomo Colombo; Claudio Zanda

Testimonials

‘Very good in managing difficult situation both from technical and relationship point of view. Fair pricing, fast in delivery and execution.’

‘Lawyers are, generally speaking, very focused and engaged on deal, technically outstanding and very good in negotiations for principals.’

Key clients

UniCredit

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Banco BPM

Intesa Sanpaolo

Aareal Bank

BNL

Illimity Bank

DeA Capital Alternative Funds

Gruppo Russotti

Tourist Ferry Boat

Castello SGR

Clessidra Restructuring Fund

Impresa Pizzarotti

Oxy Capital

doNext

Prelios Credit Solutions

Coima SGR

Work highlights

  • Advised Impresa Pizzarotti on the rescheduling of the group’s financial indebtedness.
  • Advised the lenders to Ferroli on the review of the debt restructuring agreement and relevant ancillary documents as amended in 2021.
  • Advising the pool of lenders to Trevi Finanziaria on the negotiations with the company for the rescheduling of its financial indebtedness pursuant to art. 67 of the Italian Insolvency Law.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 2

Molinari Agostinelli‘s banking and finance team acts for both Italian and foreign industrial companies (and investment funds) on acquisition, property, corporate and structured finance. It also has niche expertise in sport finance deals. The group is co-led by banking law and insolvency specialist Riccardo Agostinelli, and Alessandro Fontana, who advises on financing and structured finance transactions. At name partner level, Ugo Molinari‘s practice includes acquisition and structured finance, and corporate and debt restructuring, while Andrea TaurozziMarco Leonardi and Daniele Migliarucci are key banking and finance salary partners.

Practice head(s):

Riccardo Agostinelli; Alessandro Fontana

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Impresa Pizzarotti

Valvitalia

Stirling Square Capital Partners

Isoclima

Ambrosi

Europa Risorse

AIRE Hotel Florenz

Gruppo Saviola

Barbieri & Tarozzi Holding

HHLA PLT

Ecornaturasì

AG Digital Media

QuattroR/Fagioli

Work highlights

  • Advised Impresa Pizzarotti on the rescheduling of the group’s financial indebtedness.
  • Advised Valvitalia Group on the rescheduling of the Valvitalia Group’s financial indebtedness.
  • Advised sponsor Stirling Square Capital Partners (and its portfolio company Isoclima) on a super-senior working capital financing.

Italy > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Molinari Agostinelli‘s ‘outstanding team‘ acts on asset acquisitions and disposals, as well as development and renovation transactions, and the firm’s client base comprises real estate companies, developers, building contractors, investment funds and asset management companies. A ‘strong and incisive presence during negotiations‘, corporate partner Alessandro de Botton heads the real estate practice, which also showcases Marco Laviano, who specialises in real estate M&A and development projects in the retail, office, logistics and hospitality sectors. Another notable team member is transactions expert Ciro Di Palma, who regularly assists real estate funds, investors and developers.

Practice head(s):

Alessandro de Botton

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Outstanding team, providing constant attention to clients’ needs – one of the best-quality legal practices on the market.’

‘Good negotiation skills and a cooperative approach to resolving problems.’

‘Strengths include collaboration, on-time delivery, proactivity in finding solutions, and availability.’

‘All the qualities of a boutique firm (360-degree attention to clients, flexibility, reliability, and unparalleled knowledge of the local market and players) combined with the strengths of large firms (exceptionally talented partners, great track record and experience).’

‘Molinari Agostinelli can always be trusted to come up with important insights and advice. A pleasure to work with.’

‘Alessandro De Botton is a strong and incisive presence during negotiations. Punctual collaboration when preparing the documentation needed and good management of the counterparties.’

‘Ciro Di Palma’s M&A experience, hard work and legal insights were a game changer.’

‘Ciro Di Palma is able to negotiate, work under pressure, and find better solutions that allow deals to be closed.’

Key clients

Blackstone Group

Finanziaria Internazionale Investment SGR

Coima

Prelios

Barings

Art Invest

Kryalos SGR

PGIM Real Estate

Aew Europe

VGP Costruzioni

Banco BPM

Patron Capital

Hines Italia

Gardaland

Conserva

Ribes

Hines

Work highlights

  • Advised Kryalos Sgr on the sale of Palazzo Mancini to UnipolSai Investimenti SGR.
  • Advised Patron Capital on the acquisition of real estate complexes in Milan.
  • Advised Coima SGR on the acquisition of a real estate complex in Milan.

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 3

Molinari Agostinelli‘s banking and finance team advises on acquisition, property, corporate and structured finance. It also assists with the disposal and acquisition of UTP and NPL portfolios. Ugo Molinari advises on debt restructuring, and acquisition and structured finance, Riccardo Agostinelli is a renowned banking law specialist, whereas Alessandro Fontana has longstanding finance deal experience. Other active partners are Marco LeonardiAndrea Taurozzi, Maria Milano, Beatrice Neri and Daniele Migliarucci.

Practice head(s):

Riccardo Agostinelli; Alessandro Fontana

Testimonials

Professionalism, respect for deadlines, negotiation skills and dedication.

Key clients

King Street Capital Management

UniCredit

Banco BPM

Intesa Sanpaolo

Deutsche Bank

BNP Paribas

Crédit Agricole

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

BPER Banca

ICCREA

QuattroR

SC Lowy

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

DeA Capital Alternative Funds

RiverRock

Tenax Capital

Green Arrow Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Aareal Bank, UniCredit and Banca IMI on the revision of existing financial agreements, which aimed to incorporate new assumptions of Fondo TVA’s real estate development plan.
  • Advised Banco BPM on a financing to Vision Group for the acquisition of the VistaSì chain.
  • Advised Banco BPM, Crédit Agricole Italia, Creval and UniCredit on a financing for Salumificio Fratelli Beretta.

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 4

Molinari Agostinelli‘s financial services practice covers asset management and banking regulations, joint ventures and distribution partnerships. It also advises on product launches and contracts, along with organisational models. Nicolò Juvara routinely assists with insurance and financial services matters, while Paolo Barbanti Silva and Daniela Runggaldier are experienced senior counsels.

Practice head(s):

Nicolo’ Juvara

Testimonials

‘Nicolò Juvara and senior counsel Daniela Runggaldier are very quick to respond with complete answers.’

‘Nicolò Juvara and Daniela Runggaldier are really business oriented and smart in their legal knowledge. This is still what clients expect from a lawyer’s advice.’

Key clients

UniCredit

Compass Banca – Mediobanca Group

Banco di Desio e della Brianza

Agos Ducato

Sace BT

Société Générale Securities Services

BPER

Banca Valsabbina

HSBC

ING Bank – Milan Branch

Crédit Agricole Group

Admiral Financial Services Italia

Capza

King Street

Noosa Innovation

Work highlights

  • Assisted ING Bank (Milan Branch) on structuring and implementing a project for the paperless distribution of insurance products through internet banking and other platforms.
  • Advising Noosa Innovation on a cross-border factoring project involving the purchase of portfolios of receivables.
  • Advised Societe Generale Securities Services on negotiations with Unicredit regarding the payment of a tax credit.

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 4

At Molinari Agostinelli, corporate and commercial specialist Ugo Molinari, who also acts in national and international arbitration, heads the practice with Roberto Crosti who is sought after for his contractual obligation expertise. The team also has particular strength in asset management litigation, representations and warranties violations, contractual liabilities, actions for damages, inheritance and banking litigation.

Practice head(s):

Ugo Molinari; Roberto Crosti

Testimonials

‘Very professional people, with a specific attention to hear the expectation of the clients.’

‘Several specialisations with a high grade of quality in terms of competences.’

Key clients

Carlo Colombo

Coop Alleanza 3.0 Soc. Coop.

Confindustria ANCMA

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Bizzi & Partner

Prelios S.p.A. – Prelios SGR

Kryalos SGR

DeA Capital Alternative Funds

Chubb European Group – Rappresentanza per l’Italia

Torre SGR

UniCredit

Banco BPM

Valentino ShoesLab

Generali Italia

Avior SA

Gruppo Saviola

Coop Liguria

Castello SGR

Gruppo Carlo Maresca

Nova Coop

Coop Lombardia

Europa Risorse SGR

Magenta RE

Work highlights

Italy > Private equity Tier 4

Molinari Agostinelli supports private equity funds on the full array of transaction types and also assists with governance, reorganisation and international expansion plans. Ugo Molinari counts M&A, LBOs, real estate and debt restructuring transactions among his strengths; he heads the team with Margherita Santoiemma, who is an expert in joint ventures and acquisition finance, among other deals.

Practice head(s):

Ugo Molinari; Margherita Santoiemma

Other key lawyers:

Marco Laviano; Ciro Di Palma

Testimonials

‘Great market knowledge and very committed to the client and deal.’

‘Ugo Molinari and Ciro Di Palma are recommended.’

Key clients

DEA CAPITAL ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

ALTO PARTNERS SGR

PROGRESSIO SGR

J HIRSCH

CLESSIDRA RESTRUCTURING FUND

IGI SGR

QUADRIVIO SGR

OXY CAPITAL

COIMA SGR

AVM GESTIONI SGR

FIDERA

Work highlights

  • Advised Coima SGR on the sale of the entire corporate capital of a company owning certain real estate assets including Hotel Excelsior in Venice.
  • Advised DeA Capital Alternative Funds SGR on the execution of a partnership agreement with Costa Edutainment Group.
  • Advised Alto Partners SGR S.p.A. and GESCAD S.p.A. in connection with the sale to Bonifiche Ferraresi of the entire share capital of Bia.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Molinari Agostinelli is home to full-service capabilities in respect of LBO and leveraged finance transactions, drawing upon both its M&A and banking and finance teams, and is also adept in mergers, divestitures, acquisitions, break-ups and reorganisations. The practice is led by a trio of lawyers, namely Ugo Molinari, a specialist in representing banks and corporates, Marinella Ciaccio and Margherita Santoiemma, an expert in acquisition finance and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Ugo Molinari; Marinella Ciaccio; Margherita Santoiemma

Other key lawyers:

Nicolo’ Juvara; Alessandro de Botton; Marco Laviano; Ciro Di Palma

Testimonials

‘Molinari Agostinelli is committed towards closing the transaction. We noticed that the team is diverse and always takes a business-oriented approach.’

‘The team has expertise in cross-border transactions and focus on financing aspects.’

‘The team is characterized by great seriousness, availability, negotiation skills and interdisciplinary skills.’

‘I work very often with Ciro Di Palma. He usually demonstrates great competence, an ability to empathize with customers and an aptitude for problem solving.’

Key clients

DEA CAPITAL ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

DILS (FORMERLY GVA REDILCO)

ALTO PARTNERS SGR

PROGRESSIO SGR

CFT

J HIRSCH

MARSEGLIA ENGINEERING

CLESSIDRA RESTRUCTURING FUND

GRUPPO LAMERI

GRUPPO SAVIOLA

VGO CAPITAL PARTNERS

ASSICURAZIONI GENERALI

PIZZIUM

IGI SGR

CULTRARO AUTOMAZIONE ENGINEERING

BARBIERI & TAROZZI

ITACA EQUITY HOLDING

QUADRIVIO

COMPASS BANCA

CATTOLICA ASSICURAZIONI

BANCO DI DESIO E DELLA BRIANZA

OXY CAPITAL

COIMA SGR

AVM GESTIONI SGR S.P.A.

FIDERA

F**K

Work highlights

  • Advised Coima Sgr on the sale of a company owning certain real estate assets including the five-star luxury Hotel Excelsior in Venice.
  • Advising Itaca Equity on the acquisition of a qualified minority stake in the newly incorporated company which will control Landi Renzo.
  • Advised DeA Capital Alternative Funds SGR on the execution of a partnership agreement with Costa Edutainment Group.

Italy > Tax

In January 2022, Molinari Agostinelli welcomed experienced tax specialist Ottavia Alfano as equity partner (and head of its new tax practice) from Di Tanno Associati.

The firm: Molinari Agostinelli brings together highly regarded professionals who have worked together for a long time and who have gained significant expertise in complex and high-profile corporate transactions and disputes, both in Italy and abroad. The firm has developed far-reaching and consolidated relations with leading foreign law firms, and it provides global assistance to its clients in several areas of practice.

The firm’s professionals stand out for their qualification and versatility, working in teams dedicated to each deal or case. The work is carried out in strict co-operation with the clients with a view to providing tailored advice to meet their needs and expectations.

Some of the firm’s professionals are mentioned in all the major Italian and foreign legal directories and they have been awarded as best lawyers in their practice areas by some of the most prestigious Italian legal directories.

Areas of practice
Corporate and commercial law: the firm advises on different aspects of corporate law, with specific emphasis on corporate transactions, corporate governance and shareholders’ agreements as well as on reorganisation and restructuring of companies and corporate groups. The firm also assists clients with respect to commercial agreements covering a wide range of areas.

M&A – private equity: the firm boasts recognised expertise in the structuring and completion of complex corporate transactions, including acquisitions and disposals of businesses and shareholdings (both majority and minority interests), as well as mergers, transformations, de-mergers and reorganisations.

Insolvency and restructuring: the firm provides legal advice in the area of insolvency law and debt restructuring and it has been involved in some of the most important and delicate financial restructuring transactions implemented in Italy. The firm advises banks and debtors alike in relation to both private debt restructuring transactions as well as court-governed restructuring proceedings.

Insurance: the firm handles a wide range of domestic and international matters, advising on all aspects of the insurance industry. Its professionals boast a strong and consolidated experience in corporate, regulatory and contentious matters. Its clients include insurance and reinsurance companies, banks and other intermediaries, investors and operators of the insurance industry.

Real estate: the firm advises on real estate deals and is involved in acquisitions and disposals of assets (parcels of land and real estate portfolios) as well as in development and renovation transactions. The firm’s clients include real estate companies, developers and building contractors, investment funds and asset management companies active in the real estate sector. The real estate team is supported by the professionals specialised in public law with respect to building, town planning and licence-related issues.

Financial services: its dedicated financial services group serves all major areas of the financial services industry, with special regard to banking and insurance. The firm advises Italian, European and US financial services companies on a wide range of matters, including asset management and banking regulation, new product launches and contracts, the implementation, maintenance, evaluation and monitoring of organisational models and employee codes of conducts.

Banking and finance: the firm advises banks, financial institutions, industrial companies and both Italian and foreign investment funds, mainly in relation to transactions covering the areas of acquisition finance, property finance, corporate finance and structured finance.

Litigation – domestic and international arbitration: the firm advises its clients on complex litigation and arbitration cases covering civil and commercial matters, focusing in particular on contractual and tortious liability, also in relation to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance issues, directors’ and holding companies’ liability.

Tax law: the dedicated team has a considerable and long-standing expertise in the management of highly complex extraordinary transactions and M&A deals, in the establishment of Private Equity, Venture Capital and Real Estate investment funds as well as in the legal and tax advice with regard to the relating investments, in the international tax planning, in the relationships with the tax authority in the frame of domestic and international tax ruling procedures, in the tax advice in financial matters and structured finance and in the tax litigation.

Administrative law: the firm advises private undertakings, institutions and public companies in the area of administrative law, both in contentious and non-contentious matters. The highly specialised professionals have gained significant expertise in public procurement and infrastructure, building and town planning law, energy and environmental law, as well as healthcare and pharmaceutical regulations.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and commercial law Ugo Molinari
Corporate and commercial law Marinella Ciaccio
M&A – private equity Ugo Molinari
M&A – private equity Margherita Santoiemma
M&A – private equity Ciro Di Palma
Insolvency and restructuring Ugo Molinari
Insolvency and restructuring Riccardo Agostinelli
Insolvency and restructuring Alessandro Fontana
Insurance Nicolo' Juvara
Real estate Alessandro de Botton
Real estate Marco Laviano
Financial services Nicolo' Juvara
Financial services Paolo Barbanti Silva
Financial services Daniela Runggaldier
Banking and finance Ugo Molinari
Banking and finance Riccardo Agostinelli
Banking and finance Alessandro Fontana
Banking and finance Marco Leonardi
Banking and finance Daniele Migliarucci
Banking and finance Maria Milano
Banking and finance Beatrice Neri
Banking and finance Andrea Taurozzi
Litigation – domestic and international arbitration Ugo Molinari
Litigation – domestic and international arbitration Roberto Crosti
Administrative law Lorenzo Caruccio
Tax law Ottavia Alfano
Photo Name Position Profile
Alessandro De Botton photo Avv Alessandro De Botton Equity Partner
Number of lawyers : 50
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