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Hogan Lovells International LLP
20123 MILAN

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP's broad client base includes biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical companies, medical device suppliers, healthcare providers and digital health companies. Practice head Christian Di Mauro focuses on products and commercial litigation, and leads the Italian life sciences industry sector team of professionals experienced in IP, regulatory, antitrust, corporate and commercial matters, compliance and litigation. Highlights included successfully representing Eli Lilly and Company in litigation concerning the patent for Alimta, a best-selling oncology medicine. Francesca Rolla is recommended for her extensive litigation experience. Pierluigi Feliciani and Eugenia Gambarara were promoted to senior associate.

Industry focus: TMT Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP's practice head Marco Berliri led a group that successfully represented Wikipedia in proceedings before the Court of Appeals of Rome over allegedly defamatory information published about former Minister of Defence, Cesare Previti. In addition, Berliri, counsel Massimiliano Masnada and counsel Paola La Gumina assist (and affiliated companies and with a wide range of matters, including the implementation of data protection policies and the negotiation of commercial agreements. Other work includes assisting Uber with regulatory, commercial and consumer protection issues and advising YouTube on the regulatory consequences of the new Audio Visual Media Services Directive. The firm also has strong capabilities in competition, litigation and IP matters.

Intellectual property Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP covers the whole range of IP-related matters in the media, life sciences, telecoms, technology, automotive and consumer goods sectors. The practice, jointly headed by the renowned Giovanni Ghirardi and Luigi Mansani, represented Eli Lilly in a case against Fresenius Oncology and Fresenius Kabi Italia regarding the potential infringement of best-selling product Alimta’s patent. Other notable clients include Edenred, Google and Recordati.

Administrative and public law Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP has been busy advising a growing number of clients in the energy sector on environmental law matters, including remediation procedures, and has also been involved in M&A transactions, public procurement and public contracts mandates. Environmental law and regulatory expert Francesca Angeloni leads the team, which also features counsel Gaia Gelera and senior associate Emanuela Cocco.

Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP's 'lawyers are on top of the latest developments in the market and have unparalleled access to regulators, along with a fine commercial mindset'. The regulatory practice covers banking regulatory issues, payment services, AML matters, Markets in Financial Instruments Directive-related issues, fintech, and asset management. Jeffrey Greenbaum is highly rated for European and Italian financial regulation and 'excels in his delivery and knowledge of the market and the regulators'; Claudia Colomba is an experienced senior associate.

Compliance Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP 'provides very accurate legal advice'. The practice's compliance track record includes internal investigations, criminal law, privacy and data protection, commercial and corporate law, and tax. Other areas of strength are product liability and compliance, media and technology, environmental law and health and safety. Fulvia Astolfi leads the compliance 231 practice and Jeffrey Greenbaum is active in compliance issues involving AML issues and the recent Payment Services Directive as well as Brexit-related compliance issues; Francesca Rolla heads the Italian investigations, white-collar and fraud department.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP ‘provides exceptionally thorough analysis of all legal issues, granting all the instruments to take quick decisions’, and has expertise in the full gamut of contentious matters, from banking, corporate and commercial litigation to real estate and product liability matters. The group successfully defended a tobacco manufacturer in a case brought by consumers regarding liability for the health risks associated with smoking. ‘Brilliant’ head of team Francesca Rolla, who is ‘always prompt to react to urgent and complicated issues with a calm approach, providing the most appropriate suggestions’, is representing New York University in a longstanding dispute regarding the bequest of Sir Harold Acton’s estate in Florence. Filippo Andrea Chiaves and the ‘skilled, experienced and customer-focusedChristian Di Mauro are the other names to note, while counsel Andrea Atteritano’s ‘thorough work’ and ‘intimate grasp of facts’ also impresses.

Industry focus: Energy Tier 2

'Strong regulatory expertise and negotiation skills' are hallmarks of the energy practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP. The group is led by Leah Dunlop, who is dual-qualified to practise in both Italy and the UK. Conventional energy mandates make up the majority of the firm's work, with a focus on the areas of corporate and M&A, regulatory, dispute resolution, litigation, and administrative law. Key highlights include acting for an industry household name in administrative litigation and assisting it with divesting its branded service stations. Francesca Angeloni and senior associate Emanuela Cocco have 'in-depth knowledge of Italian regulation'.

Industry focus: luxury goods Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP's Leah Dunlop and Antonio Di Pasquale were the lead advisers to JAB Luxury on the disposal of a controlling stake in Swiss luxury fashion company Bally to Shandong Ruyi Investment Holdings. In another matter, Luigi Mansani, senior associate Maria Luce Piattelli and associate Maria Luigia Franceschelli are currently advising Poltrona Frau on the worldwide management of its IP portfolio. Elsewhere, clients count on the firm's strengths in real estate and dispute resolution, among other areas. Giovanni Ghirardi and counsel Andrea Atteritano are also recommended.

Investment funds Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP is highly rated for its advice to financial institutions and intermediaries on the implications for their businesses of regulatory requirements at both domestic and European level. It assisted MFS Investment Management Company (Lux) with the marketing in Italy of over 200 share classes of the MFS Meridian Funds, a Luxembourg open-ended collective investment scheme. Jeffrey Greenbaum is an international financial regulatory specialist and Claudia Colomba is the senior associate to note.

Capital markets: Debt Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP acts in complex, high-value securitisations as well as the issuance of bonds, including convertible and high-yield bonds and hybrid instruments. Corrado Fiscale assisted Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, as issuer, with the annual update of its €10bn debt issuance programme. Federico Del Monte is also highly rated; Giulia Arenaccio and Annalisa Feliciani are experienced counsels.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP has sector experience in energy, diversified industrials, financial institutions and life sciences as well as fashion and luxury, food and beverage, automotive and TMT. Francesco Stella advised BNP Paribas Cardif on the acquisition of a majority stake in Cargeas Assicurazioni, a non-life insurance company in Italy; Luca Picone assisted the sole shareholder of Italian company L'Aromatika, a manufacturer of coffee pods, capsules, beans and coffee concentrates and extracts, with the sale of a majority stake of its corporate capital to Italmobiliare; and Leah Dunlop and Antonio Di Pasquale acted forJAB Luxury on its disposal of a controlling stake in Bally, the Swiss luxury shoe and accessories firm. Marco Rota Candiani heads the real estate practice in Italy.

EU and competition law Tier 3

At Hogan Lovells International LLP, practice head Sabrina Borocci is 'a thoughtful and proactive adviser with great connections and attention to detail in litigation and broader regulatory work’. Recent highlights for Borocci include assisting BNP Paribas Cardif, alongside senior associate Luigi Nascimbene, with a merger control analysis and notification of the acquisition of Cargeas Assicurazioni. Other clients include Airbnb, Vodafone and Volkswagen Financial Services. Counsel Gianni de Stefano left in October 2018 to take up an in-house role.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP focuses on acting for clients in the hotel and leisure, fashion and luxury, financial services and logistics sectors on domestic real estate transactions, lease agreements and M&A-related matters. The main name to note is Marco Rota Candiani; he advised Segro, alongside counsel Maria Deledda, on the sale of a property in the Energy Park in Vimercate to Corum Asset Management. Dana Italiana also engaged the practice to oversee the acquisition of the Brevini headquarters in Reggio Emilia consisting of an industrial plant, warehouse and offices.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's team, led by Ernesto Apuzzo, advises on pre-insolvency, insolvency and restructuring situations, including debt and corporate restructuring. Antonio Di Pasquale assists with debt trading and distressed acquisitions, Filippo Andrea Chiaves is a contentious insolvency expert, and counsel Pierantonio Musso was recruited from Molinari e AssociatiAlessandra Dima and Francesco Gallo are notable senior associates.

Tax Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP assists with the tax issues surrounding M&A, capital markets transactions, funds and restructurings; the team also advises insurance, reinsurance and real estate companies on tax issues, evaluates the impact of VAT and sales taxes on businesses, and assists with tax-related administrative law matters and proceedings before the tax courts. Fulvia Astolfi advised Orca Development on the tax side of its acquisition of Fait Plast, which manufactures thermoplastic films. Serena Pietrosanti is an experienced counsel and Maria Cristina Conte is the senior associate to note.

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP's Carlo Massini's practice includes corporate finance, acquisition and asset finance, project finance, PPP, infrastructure and real estate finance transactions, as well as loan portfolio transactions. The client list includes Forno D'Asolo and Dana.

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP's Carlo Massini advises domestic and international lenders and sponsors on corporate finance, acquisition and asset finance, project and real estate finance transactions, as well as loan portfolio deals. Alberto Nurzia is an experienced senior associate.

Employment Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s areas of strength are industrial relations, dismissals, workplace health and safety and related companies’ liability, employers’ social security obligations and labour litigation. Notable clients include Hollister, Moleskine and Verbatim. Practice head Vittorio Moresco and Francesca Lauro are noted.

Private equity Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP provides the full range of services to private equity funds, including fund formation, acquisitions, portfolio company management and exits. Luca Picone, Francesco StellaLeah Dunlop and Antonio Di Pasquale are the names to note.

The firm: Change is happening faster than ever, and legal challenges come from all directions. To stay ahead, organisations need to anticipate what’s next. Hogan Lovells understands this and works together with its clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centres around the world. With 2,500 lawyers on six continents, Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions and governments. The firm provides practical legal solutions that help clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities.

Whether a client is expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help.

The firm’s lawyers are straight-talking. They understand and solve the problem before it becomes one. And they deliver clear and practical advice that gets the job done.

A fast-changing and interconnected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That’s what Hogan Lovells provides. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, the firm’s legal solutions are aligned with each client’s business strategy. The firm’s experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives it the market perspective to be the global partner of choice for its clients. The team at Hogan Lovells brings a diverse variety of backgrounds and experience which delivers a broader perspective. This ultimately makes for more rounded thinking and better answers for clients. Giving back to communities and society is fundamental to good business. And, it’s part of the firm’s core. Everyone at Hogan Lovells is asked to volunteer at least 25 hours a year as part of their normal work duties.

Milan office: The Hogan Lovells office in Milan gives domestic and international clients practical advice on complex business transactions and disputes in Italy and abroad. It provides you with a clear understanding of Italian laws and concepts in familiar, everyday terms. It also has extensive experience outside Italy. It translates its understanding of legal systems in international jurisdictions into clear answers for you and your business.

The multilingual lawyers provide co-ordinated, creative and solution-driven services to clients engaged in cross-border activities. The advisory services related to strategic commercial agreements and advising clients in disputes are at the core of what it does. It knows your industry. The lawyers understand how business works in the fashion and luxury goods, automotive, life sciences, technology, financial institutions, real estate, energy and insurance industries.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative and public law
Antitrust and competition
Business structures
Capital markets
Intellectual property
Mergers and acquisitions
Privacy and cybersecurity
Business restructuring and insolvency
Automotive and mobility
Energy and natural resources
Financial institutions
Life sciences and healthcare
Real estate
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Sabrina Borocci  photo Ms Sabrina Borocci
Mr Filippo Andrea Chiaves  photo Mr Filippo Andrea Chiaves
Mr Federico Del Monte  photo Mr Federico Del Monte
Mr Christian Di Mauro  photo Mr Christian Di Mauro
Ms Leah Dunlop photo Ms Leah Dunlop
Mr Corrado Fiscale  photo Mr Corrado Fiscale
Mr Giovanni Ghirardi  photo Mr Giovanni Ghirardi
Mr Luigi Mansani  photo Mr Luigi Mansani
Mr Carlo Massini  photo Mr Carlo Massini
Mr Vittorio Moresco  photo Mr Vittorio Moresco
Mr Luca Picone  photo Mr Luca Picone
Mrs Francesca Rolla  photo Mrs Francesca Rolla
Mr Marco Rota Candiani  photo Mr Marco Rota Candiani
Mr Francesco Stella  photo Mr Francesco Stella
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in this country : 100+
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