Firm Profile > Molinari e Associati > Milan, Italy

Molinari e Associati
CORSO GIACOMO MATTEOTTI 10
20121 MILAN
Italy

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Molinari e Associati's real estate clients are serviced by a multi-purpose department that resembles the structure of a boutique firm. The lawyers are generalists who can 'confidently cover complex transactions', development deals, acquisitions and sales of land and portfolios as well as town planning and licensing. Ugo Molinari and Alessandro de Botton are described as 'excellent', while partner Maria Milano is seen as a 'young and charismatic figure'.

Practice head(s):

Ugo Molinari; Alessandro de Botton

Testimonials

‘Mara Milano is fully engaged in the transaction and related negotiations, with strong expertise in real estate matters and wide skills in the relevant related matters.’

‘The lawyers are very focused, diligent and know their market very well’

Key clients

The Blackstone Group

Finanziaria Internazionale Investments SGR

Coop Alleanza 3.0

Fenice Holding

Barings Real Estate

Gruppo Russotti

Prelios SGR

VGP Costruzioni

York Capital Management Europe (UK) Advisors

Art Invest Real Estate

Benson Elliot

Attestor Capital

Quilvest Private Equity

Kryalos SGR

Stoneweg

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Molinari e Associati advises banks and debtors on debt restructuring transactions, as well as handling court-governed restructuring proceedings. The practice is particularly well known for insolvency proceedings and compositions with creditors. It also draws on resources from the firm's litigation and real estate groups. Ugo Molinari is a widely respected restructuring and insolvency expert, and Alessandro Fontana and Marinella Ciaccio assist with the management of complex debt restructurings. Molinari, Fontana and Ciaccio recently advised Gruppo Grancasa, a department store business, on its financial indebtedness requalification.

Practice head(s):

Ugo Molinari; Marinella Ciaccio; Margherita Santoiemma; Alessandro Fontana

Testimonials

Ugo Molinari’s experience in the restructuring sector and his negotiating skills are his absolute strengths.

It has experience, a strong focus on the critical issues of restructuring projects and credibility with the banking class.

The team is great for restructuring. It has a strong reputation for its focus on in and out-of-court restructurings, and the team is composed of high-level professionals who have an undisputed ability to manage multi-parties and lenders.

Ugo Molinari adds value to any deal he is on.

Key clients

Coop Alleanza 3.0

UniCredit

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Banco BPM

Intesa Sanpaolo

Aareal Bank

BNL

York Capital Management Europe (UK) Advisors

DeA Capital Alternative Funds

Gruppo Russotti

Gruppo Grancasa

Solido Holding

Panini

Simest

UBI Banca

Tourist Ferry Boat

Private equity Tier 3

Molinari e Associati regularly advises Italian and foreign private equity funds on transactions and corporate matters. Its assistance includes corporate governance issues, devising structures for complex transactions, corporate reorganisations and international expansion plans. Ugo Molinari acts for private equity clients on sales and acquisitions (including real estate transactions), restructurings and disputes. Margherita Santoiemma has pharmaceutical sector experience. Also key to the group is salary partner Marco Laviano, who advises on large business acquisitions and disposals.

Practice head(s):

Ugo Molinari; Margherita Santoiemma

Testimonials

This strong private equity practice stands out for its dedication, attention to detail and responsiveness. The contribution of the team is often crucial to the success of the deal.

Key clients

Patron Capital

Attestor Capital

York Capital Management

Alto Partners

Progressio

J Hirsch

JC Flowers

Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 4

Molinari e Associati assists Italian, European and US financial services companies with acquisitions, joint ventures, bancassurance partnerships, asset management and non-performing loan disposals, new product launches, and organisational models and policies. Nicolò Juvara advises on regulatory matters involving insurers, banks and financial institutions. Of counsel Daniela Runggaldier acts on capital and organisational restructuring processes, resulting from the implementation of the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Banking Recovery and Resolution Directive.

Practice head(s):

Nicolò Juvara

Testimonials

A highly competent regulatory team.

Key clients

UniCredit

Compass Banca

Banco di Desio e della Brianza

Banca Valsabbina

Agos Ducato

Generali Investments Europe SGR

Sace

Société GénéraleSecurities Service

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Molinari e Associati is regularly involved in large and complex corporate transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures of businesses and shareholdings, mergers, transformations, break-ups and reorganisations. The team also assists with corporate governance matters. Ugo Molinari's practice includes M&A involving shareholdings and businesses, as well as real estate transactions. Nicolò Juvara has longstanding experience in the Italian M&A and insurance market.

Practice head(s):

Ugo Molinari; Nicolò Juvara; Marinella Ciaccio; Margherita Santoiemma

Testimonials

The main strength of Molinari e Associati, compared with other firms on the Italian market, is the ability of the team to combine excellent work quality with extraordinary responsiveness. The constant involvement of the firm’s partners allows clients to receive first-rate legal advice with a solution-oriented approach.

The lawyers are reliable, produce everything on time and have a large, impressive team. They are very pragmatic in that they tackle problems.

Ugo Molinari and Nicolò Juvara work timelessly to get to the bottom of different complex strategic deals and clients feel totally assured by them.

Key clients

Patron Capital

Cattolica Assicurazioni

Attestor Capital

York Capital Management Europe (UK) Advisors

Alto Partners

Eni gas e luce

Progressio

CFT

J Hirsch

WISE

Nuova Sorgenia Holding

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 5

Molinari e Associati is best known for debt restructuring transactions, including formal restructurings and informal workouts. It also advises on acquisition, property, corporate and structured finance, and handles transactions involving NPL portfolio management. Ugo Molinari advises on LBO acquisition finance, structured finance and debt restructuring, and Alessandro Fontana acted for domestic and international banks.

Practice head(s):

Ugo Molinari; Alessandro Fontana

Testimonials

The lawyers are very able at driving discussions and advising clients on various solutions. They are also very good during negotiations and at finding compromises among various stakeholders in order to proceed with the deal.

Alessandro Fontana and Ugo Molinari are strong points of reference in the restructuring sector.

Key clients

Credit Agricole

Aareal Bank

Unicredit

IntesaMPS

Banco BPM

UBI Banca

CDP

Sace

Illimity Bank

Mediobanca

Banca IMI

Dispute resolution Tier 5

Molinari e Associati's disputes team boasts 'considerable multidisciplinary skills', with particular regard to banking and finance, insurance and contract matters. Ugo Molinari - 'a colossus of the Italian legal field' - is an expert in corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration, while his co-head Roberto Crosti has a focus on contractual liabilities and violations of contractual representations and warranties.

Practice head(s):

Ugo Molinari; Roberto Crosti

Testimonials

‘Attention to the customer and clear communication, allowing common intent and therefore adequately assessed strategies.’

‘Ugo Molinari is a colossus of the Italian legal field, with outstanding litigation expertise.’

Key clients

Carlo Colombo

Coop Alleanza 3.0 Soc. Coop.

Europa Risorse SGR

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Torre SGR

Prelios S.p.A. – Prelios SGR

Kryalos SGR

Savills Investment Management SGR

Chubb European Group – Rappresentanza per l’Italia

UniCredit

Banco BPM

Generali Properties

The firm: Molinari e Associati 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.

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
M&A – private equity
Insolvency and restructuring
Insurance
Real estate
Financial services
Banking and finance
Litigation – domestic and international arbitration
Administrative law
Number of lawyers : 35
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