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Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Italy

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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.

Leading individuals

Francesca Angeloni - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Banking and finance: Bank regulatory
Banking and finance: Bank regulatory - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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.

Leading individuals

Jeffrey Greenbaum - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Banking and finance: Borrower side
Banking and finance: Borrower side - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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.

Leading individuals

Carlo Massini - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Banking and finance: lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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.

Leading individuals

Carlo Massini - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Capital markets: Debt
Capital markets: Debt - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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 ‚ā¨10bn debt issuance programme.¬†Federico Del Monte¬†is also highly rated;¬†Giulia Arenaccio¬†and Annalisa Feliciani¬†are experienced counsels.

Leading individuals

Corrado Fiscale - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Next Generation Partners

Giulia Arenaccio - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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.

Leading individuals

Luca Picone - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP¬†‚Äėprovides exceptionally thorough analysis of all legal issues, granting all the instruments to take quick decisions‚Äô, 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. ‚ÄėBrilliant‚Äô head of team Francesca Rolla, who is ‚Äėalways prompt to react to urgent and complicated issues with a calm approach, providing the most appropriate suggestions‚Äô, is representing New York University in a longstanding dispute regarding the bequest of Sir Harold Acton‚Äôs estate in Florence. Filippo Andrea Chiaves¬†and the ‚Äėskilled, experienced and customer-focused‚Äô Christian Di Mauro¬†are the other names to note, while counsel Andrea Atteritano‚Äôs ‚Äėthorough work‚Äô and ‚Äėintimate grasp of facts‚Äô also impresses.

Leading individuals

Francesca Rolla - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Next Generation Partners

Andrea Atteritano - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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EU and competition law
EU and competition law - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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.

Next Generation Partners

Francesca Lauro - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Industry focus: Energy
Industry focus: Energy - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP

'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'.

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Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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.

Next Generation Partners

Christian Di Mauro - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Industry focus: TMT
Industry focus: TMT - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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 eBay.it (and affiliated companies Kijiji.it and Automobile.it) 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.

Leading individuals

Marco Berliri - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Next Generation Partners

Massimiliano Masnada - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Industry focus: luxury goods
Industry focus: luxury goods - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Intellectual Property: Copyright - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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.

Leading individuals

Giovanni Ghirardi - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Luigi Mansani - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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 Stella, Leah Dunlop and Antonio Di Pasquale are the names to note.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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.

Leading individuals

Marco Rota Candiani - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Next Generation Partners

Maria Deledda - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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 Associati. Alessandra Dima and Francesco Gallo are notable senior associates.

Leading individuals

Ernesto Apuzzo - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Next Generation Partners

Pierantonio Musso - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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.

Leading individuals

Fulvia Astolfi - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Next Generation Partners

Maria Cristina Conte - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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