Firm Profile > Osborne Clarke > Rome, Italy

Osborne Clarke
Piazza d'Ara Coeli, 1

Italy > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Osborne Clarke's client base includes manufacturers, investment banks, automotive companies, retailers and energy companies. The 'always up-to-date' digital business practice is also active in fast-growing sectors such as ad-tech, fintech, medtech and social media. It is particularly experienced in both contentious data protection issues, including cybersecurity and major data breaches, investigations and compliance. TMT head Gianluigi Marino leads the firm’s data protection team, which includes senior associate and data protection and privacy specialist Marialaura Boni.

Practice head(s):

Gianluigi Marino

Other key lawyers:


Always up to date on privacy issues and at the forefront of communication through various digital platforms and social media.

They are always available, reactive and provide responses that are short and straight to the point.

They can convey complex concepts in a way that any company can understand. This is thanks to their high-level skills in data protection and knowledge of the market.

They are not only lawyers with solid legal backgrounds, but they are also business partners who help us manage internal clients and have a commercial approach.

Technical as well as legal competence. Osborne Clarke is a very professional firm – I consider them to be a true strategic partner and value driver for our business.

Gianluigi Marino is easy to approach, available and reliable.

Gianluigi Marino is a professional with exceptional skills, and very well prepared and pragmatic in his approach to solving legal issues – a highly reliable partner for a company that is always facing new challenges in terms of privacy and data protection.

‘The standout partner is Gianluigi Marino. He is super-proactive, approachable, very responsive, and provides practical advice; he also applies broad perspectives that are based on his knowledge of our business while proactively considering potential future legal risks and opportunities.’

Key clients

Acque Bresciane

Binda Italia

Engie Italia

Facebook Ireland

Grifols Italia

Havas Group

Integral Ad Science

Mail Boxes Etc.

Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario




Sony Music Entertainment Italy

Italy > Intellectual property Tier 2

Osborne Clarke has a strong track record advising clients in the music and entertainment industries on trade mark and copyright disputes, licensing agreements and marketing. Practice head Federico Ferrara is known for his longstanding expertise in the music sector.

Practice head(s):

Federico Ferrara

Other key lawyers:

Alessandra Corigliano; Marialaura Boni


The firm has collaborators specialized in different fields and with different experience, and they are able to carry out joint projects with a great team work.’

‘Ability to relate productively with the customer from the first meeting, making complex concepts easily understandable in a relationship of total trust without stress and constructive without tension’

‘Federico Ferrara and Alessandra Corigliano show care in client relationships, precision and detail.’

‘Punctuality and precision in dealing with complex issues, in compliance with current regulations’

‘Reliability, fairness and professionalism’

‘Marialaura Boni, Federico Ferrara and Alessandra Corigliano certainly represent a very reliable team for a customer. Every request is immediately satisfied as well as being very trained people on the subject.’

‘Promptness in responding to requests; the competence of the professionals; willingness to listen to clients and the ability to understand the real needs of those who ask questions; ability to find solutions and provide clear opinions.’

‘Professionals are punctual, competent, and clear in presenting their opinions. Compared to other high-level law firms, I found greater willingness to dialogue and greater ability to express opinions with precise but not too technical language. Great flexibility in meeting the needs of clients (in terms of billing, organization of appointments, timing in preparing opinions and documents).

Key clients

APA – Associazione Produttori Audiovisivi

Binda Italia S.r.l


Fede Cheti S.r.l

Mr Stefano Fontana / P House S.r.l.

Going S.r.l

Grifols Italia S.p.A

Havas Milan S.r.l

Opera Co-Pro Ltd

PDU Music & Productions S.A.and Il Volatore Edizioni Musicali s.r.l.

Lisa Pigato

Re-Forme S.r.l.

Ship-Car S.r.l.

SDM S.r.l

Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.p.A

SM Publishing (Italy) S.r.l.

Christian Vieri

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 3

Osborne Clarke's team in Italy is highly regarded for its financial services regulatory expertise in fintech, crowdfunding and other innovative financial products. Experienced in the regulation of emerging financial services instruments and platforms, Umberto Piattelli is Italian financial services regulatory team head; and senior associate Stefano Panzini focuses on matters involving fintech and alternative lenders.

Practice head(s):

Umberto Piattelli

Other key lawyers:


Osborne & Clarke, despite being a firm of international importance, maintains a very high bar in terms of the service provided and satisfaction of clients’ requirements.

In addition to explaining the legislation and the reasons for their positions, their flexible and interested approach to entrepreneurial choices means they provide tailor-made advice.

OC is an outstanding firm. The whole team has deep knowledge of the regulatory issues and how to face them.

Their approach is extremely supportive.

The team is highly specialised and has professionals covering all areas; having more contact persons also allows them to speed up response times, so clients are not bound to a single professional.

The team has the aptitude for problem solving through specific expertise.

Umberto Piattelli is very competent in relation to fintech finance.

Umberto Piattelli is prepared, professional and helpful.

Key clients

WEX Europe Services Ltd

October SA


Treatwell IT S.r.l

Health Italia S.p.A

BLender Italia S.r.l

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 3

Osborne Clarke's energy and utilities practice acts for a mix of oil and gas companies, utilities companies (with a particular emphasis on the electricity, heating and lighting and water sectors) and operators in the renewables market. The team, which is led by Riccardo Roversi, is adept at handling corporate and project finance transactions, regulatory compliance and anti-bribery work, as well as disputes. It has niche expertise in the development of photovoltaic arrays, the financing of waste-to-energy plants and the sale of wind farms. Giorgio Lezzi has 'unique experience' of administrative law and matters involving public bodies. Carlo Gioffrè is an expert in public procurement, PPP, infrastructure, and environmental and public services law.

Practice head(s):

Riccardo Roversi

Other key lawyers:

Giovanni Penzo; Giorgio Lezzi; Federica Fischetti; Carlo Gioffrè; Angelo Maria Quintieri


‘The firm is made unique by its people, who have always shown preparation and competence, excellent relational aptitudes both with the client and with the counterparties and the judicial authorities.

‘Giorgio Lezzi and Federica Fischetti are recommended. ‘

‘Giorgio Lezzi has unique experience in the field of administrative law and public bodies and is the best in the administrative field without any doubt. Giovanni Penzo is the best corporate law attorney one can meet’.

‘Great competence combined with  extreme availability and speed with which they worked to solve the difficulties gradually faced. The legal consultant was really a member of the working group and not at all detached or distant. ‘

‘Giorgio Lezzi shows legal competence, availability and quick response rate. Strong technical understanding, which is a very rare and very precious feature.’

‘Giorgio Lezzi, in addition to the high level of competence in his field, demonstrates a remarkable ability to identify the client’s problem by tracing the best solution.’

Key clients

A2A Ambiente S.p.A.

Acque Bresciane S.r.l

ACSM-AGAM S.p.A. and ACSM-AGAM Reti Gas Acqua S.p.A.

AGESP S.p.A. and AGESP Energia S.r.l.

ALER MILANO (Azienda Lombarda per l’Edilizia Residenziale)

Alfa S.r.l.

ASM Vigevano e Lomellina S.p.A

Brianzacque S.r.l.

Egidio Galbani (Lactalis Group)

Linea Group Holding S.p.A

Unieco Holding Ambiente s.r.l and Unieco Società Cooperativa in LCA

Cogeme S.p.A Group

COGESER S.p.A. and COGESER Servizi S.r.l.

Depura S.r.l.

DIF Consulting Deutschland GmbH

Infrastrutture Recupero Energia Agenzia Regionale Ligure – IRE S.p.A.

Prealpi Gas S.r.l.

Proenergy S.p.A.

Società Cremasca Reti e Patrimonio S.p.A

Tea S.p.A Group

Varese Risorse S.p.A.

VNG Handel & Vertrieb GmbH

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

The practice at Osborne Clarke handles the negotiation of commercial contracts, product liability and patent litigation as well as regulatory work. In addition, the firm represents blue-chip clients in novel competition matters and public procurement disputes in the Supreme Court. The team has recently been engaged to assist various companies with converting their business to make PPE or donating medical equipment to hospitals in an effort to combat the Covid-19 crisis. The team is led by Maria Grazia Medici; Federico Ferrara is also noted for his IP expertise.

Practice head(s):

Maria Grazia Medici

Other key lawyers:

Federico Ferrara; Giulia Verusio


‘Accuracy and professionalism as well as the ability to always respond adequately to the needs of society.’

‘Punctuality and speed of response to the problems submitted’

‘Extensive knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector, with particular regard to administrative litigation, especially litigation with the Medicines Agency, price and reimbursement negotiations, administrative litigation in general.’

‘The differentiating element is the extreme flexibility in timetables and the maximum availability in managing emergencies in a timely manner.’

Key clients

Grifols Italia S.p.A

Teva Italia S.r.l

Sciterion S.r.l

SDM Società Dietetica Medica S.r.l (Pronokal Group)

Valedo S.r.l

Health Italia S.p.A

Actavis Italy S.p.A.

Sicor Societa’ Italiana Corticosteroidi S.r.l.

Italy > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Osborne Clarke is known for its strength in international mid-market real estate transactions. Its team's wide-ranging expertise also includes development and regeneration projects, portfolio management, real estate finance and landlord and tenant work. In addition, on the contentious side, real estate disputes are another key workstream. The practice is jointly led by Simone Monesi and Sara Miglioli. Stefano Panzini focuses on corporate real estate matters.

Practice head(s):

Simone Monesi; Sara Miglioli

Other key lawyers:


Organization and professionalism of the partners’

‘Attention to details in individual situations’

‘The firm excels in the speed of response and in the competitiveness of the rate applied, while guaranteeing very high levels of service’

‘Simone Monesi’s knowledge and negotiating ability are definitely out of the norm, as well as his innate ability to find solutions in situations of negotiation deadlock.’

‘Excellent professional qualities, experience in negotiations, great availability’

‘Simone Monesi has excellent skills and experience in the real estate law sector and effective negotiation skills which contribute significantly to the achievement of corporate objectives.’

‘Great professionalism and team-working, in particular Simone Monesi and Stefano Panzini.’

Key clients

Klépierre SA and Klépierre Management Italia S.r.l.

Value Retail

Limestone Capital AG

Habona Invest GmbH, Pareus S.r.l.

ALER Milano

UCI Cinema Group

DEA Capital Real Estate SGR S.p.A

BNP Paribas REIM SGR p.A.

AKNO Group

BPER Banca S.p.A

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Osborne Clarke, which has a mixed bank and company-side practice, distinguishes itself through its mid-market expertise, Team head Filippo Canepa focuses on restructuring and insolvency work for distressed companies and liquidators. Federica GreggioAndrea Pinto and recently promoted partner Antonio Fugaldi advise on debt restructurings for lenders, including several of Italy’s main clearing banks. Barbara Schiavo and Maurizio Zonca are key senior associates.

Practice head(s):

Filippo Canepa


Great competence and punctual availability.

The firm has a very high level of professionalism and is able to operate remotely in the interest of the client 365 days a year and almost 24 hours a day.

The expertise in bankruptcy law and the partners’ experience make it a unique ally in this area.

Maximum availability, promptness and precision in the answers, high levels of technical competence, and competitive fees in relation to the number of hours worked.

Competence, professionalism and availability of professionals.

In-depth knowledge of the subject and consolidated experience.

Filippo Canepa has experience and great availability.

Senior associate Maurizio Zonca is a qualified, rigorous professional with a strategic vision.

Key clients

UniCredit S.p.A.

Banca Popolare dell’Alto Adige S.p.A.

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.

Banco Popolare Soc. Coop. (now Banco BPM S.p.A.)

Banca CR Firenze S.p.A.

Freccia Rossa Shopping Centre S.r.l

Tricenter S.r.l. con socio unico

Unieco Società Cooperativa in L.C.A. (Compulsory Liquidation)

The Organic Factory S.p.A

Gruppo Mangano S.r.l

Il Faro, Società cooperativa in liquidazione

Spotlight S.r.l

Giemme S.r.l.

Pasubio Sviluppo S.p.A

Sunagri Società Agricola a.r.l

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 4

Well known for lender-side real estate financings, Osborne Clarke's Italy team is also experienced in acquisition and leveraged finance, syndicated lending, and project finance. Andrea Pinto heads the team, which includes finance specialist Federica Greggio, and recently promoted banking and real estate finance expert Antonio Fugaldi.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Pinto

Other key lawyers:


Strong ability to mediate the different needs of counterparties.

We appreciate its experience in the real estate sector and ability to understand the needs of all parties involved.

Andrea Pinto is able to identify both technical and legal solutions.

Antonio Fugaldi stands out for his profound knowledge of banking and finance, his negotiation skills and his ability to manage transactions under high pressure. Notwithstanding his great workload, he is also always available for clients and regularly updates clients on their matters. This attitude is very important, as it reassures the client about the quality and timeliness of the work done.

Andrea Pinto and Antonio Fugaldi have great technical ability, availability and practical sense.

Key clients

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A

Savills Investment Management LLP

Aareal Bank AG

Prelios Credit Servicing S.p.A

Bayerische Landesbank, Milan branch

BPER Banca S.p.A.

UBI Banca S.p.A.

Banca IMI S.p.A.

Unicredit S.p.A

Cassa di Risparmio di Bolzano S.p.A – Sparkasse

Natixis S.A .

MPS Capital Services Banca per le Imprese S.p.A

Mount Street Mortgage Servicing Limited

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Federico Banti leads Osborne Clarke's litigation team, which is notably active in disputes relating to insolvency and restructuring procedures, financial intermediaries and insurance controversies. The firm's client base includes international and domestic companies in the media and music, healthcare, energy and financial sectors. The group's ability to work with practitioners across the international network puts it on a strong footing to handle cross-border disputes.

Practice head(s):

Federico Banti

Other key lawyers:

Eva de Gotzen


Extraordinary responsiveness, great professionalism’

‘Multidisciplinary team highly trained in the various sectors in which it operates. The strengths are certainly the excellent preparation and the diversity of professional paths of each member of the team.’

‘Federico Banti is an excellent professional, very scrupulous jurist, prepared and passionate, attentive to the needs of the client and very convincing in both factual and legal arguments and in oral discussions. Eva De Gotzen is always available and very attentive to details.’

Key clients

Fallimento GIMAL and Ca’ Sagredo Hotel S.r.l.

Grifols Italia S.p.A

Hanes Group

Linea Ambiente S.r.l

Pasubio Sviluppo S.p.A. in Liquidazione

Società Generale Mutuo Soccorso Mutua Basis Assistance (MBA)

SAMCA – S.A. Minera Catalano Aragonesa

Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.p.A.

Unieco soc. Coop

UCI Cinemas

Italy > EU and competition law Tier 4

Osborne Clarke regularly handles proceedings before the Italian antitrust authorities, as well as private enforcement matters. It also has merger filing capabilities, and is noted for its work at the intersection of competition and advertising law. Enrico Fabrizi is a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Enrico Fabrizi

Other key lawyers:

Valeria Veneziano; Angelo Molinaro


Great willingness to intervene quickly and come up with an answer.

Always takes into consideration the clients’ needs.

Extremely in-depth and sophisticated knowledge of competition law.

Competence and availability, with a collaborative attitude and continuous updates.

Great availability, practical solutions and a competent approach.

An extremely responsive firm that makes even complex competition law concepts intelligible.

Enrico Fabrizi guarantees competition law assistance that is always effective and timely.

Enrico Fabrizi has always stood out for his presence and clarity.

Key clients

Autotorino S.p.A

CNS-Consorzio Nazionale Servizi

ContextLogic (Wish)

Grendi Trasporti Marittimi S.p.A

Grifols Italia S.p.A

Nuovo Imaie

Ovdamatic S.p.A.

Pometon S.p.A


Reale Mutua Assicurazioni

Watertech S.p.A.

Italy > Industry focus: TMT Tier 4

Music publishers and recording companies, leading international artists and copyright collecting societies are Osborne Clarke's main clients in the media sector. With the support of the firm's international network, the team is also involved in advertising, marketing, social media and video gaming law matters.  Practice head Gianluigi Marino is known for his engagement in artificial intelligence, internet law, outsourcing and data protection.

Practice head(s):

Gianluigi Marino

Other key lawyers:

Marialaura Boni; Federico Ferrara


Knowledge and support of our needs internationally’

‘Gianluigi Marino: competence, professionalism, availability at all hours, transparency’

‘Gianluigi Marino is the reference partner for the activities commissioned to the firm. He is an extremely prepared professional (always up to date with regulatory but also technological news), available and punctual.’

‘Reliability and immediate availability’

‘Marialaura Boni and Federico Ferrara certainly represent a very reliable team for a customer. Every request is immediately satisfied.’

Key clients

Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.p.A / SM Publishing (Italy) S.r.l.

APA – Associazione Produttori Audiovisivi

Integral Ad Science Inc.


PDU Music & Productions S.A.

Avanti Communication Limited / Avanti Broadband Limited

Havas Milan S.r.l.



Nuovo Imaie

Christian Vieri

Lisa Pigato

Facebook Ireland Ltd

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 5

Osborne Clarke's team regularly advises investment funds and private equity houses on the financing of real estate asset purchases; it also assists with leveraged, energy and infrastructure financing. Andrea Pinto heads the practice, which includes experienced partner Federica Greggio and the recently promoted Antonio Fugaldi.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Pinto

Other key lawyers:


With a wide range of capabilities, the firm is a great choice whenever clients need sound legal advice for either domestic or cross-border transactions.

The team has excellent knowledge and is able to work quickly and pragmatically to come to an optimal outcome for clients.

‘Antonio Fugaldi has outstanding experience in negotiations, problem solving and business management; he can be relied upon for any deal situation and size.

Key clients

AKNO Group

Tricenter S.r.l

Freccia Rossa Shopping Centre S.r.l.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Osborne Clarke's 'versatile and commercially sensitivity' Italian corporate team focuses on mid-market M&A deals (both public and private). Corporate practice group leader Riccardo Roversi is highly rated for renewable energy transactions, while Giuliano Lanzavecchia is noted for big-ticket M&A and private equity deals. Umberto Piattelli and Giovanni Penzo are also key practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Giuliano Lanzavecchia; Riccardo Roversi

Other key lawyers:

Umberto Piattelli; Giovanni Penzo; Simone Monesi; Cristina Gabardi; Alessandro Villa


The team is made up of serious and prepared professionals, who are very quick to replying and prepare the various documents and contracts.

Multidisciplinarity, versatility and commercial sensitivity during the legal process.

Professionals who are always available, and quick to respond.

Great for the ability to understand the industrial and commercial contexts of operations.

Flexibility and availability.’

I greatly appreciated the professionalism and dedication of Riccardo Roversi.

Giovanni Penzo’s team is always available and will respond quickly and appropriately even to the most urgent and spontaneous requests.

Key clients

A2A Ambiente S.p.A

Acsm Agam S.p.A.

ASO Group

Assietta Private Equity SGR S.p.A

Autotorino S.p.A

Brilliant Concept Development Ltd

Cogeme S.p.A Group

Conceria Pasubio S.p.A

DIF Management BV


Germani S.p.A

Officine Ambrogio Melesi & C. S.r.l.

Partners Associates S.p.A

SchlegelGiesse (International Division of Tyman PLC)

Società Cremasca Reti e Patrimonio S.p.A

Serim S.r.l

Tadano Ltd.

Tea S.p.A group

TeamSystem S.p.A

Valedo S.r.l

VNG Handel & Vertrieb GmbH

Italy > Employment Tier 5

Osborne Clarke's employment department has a strong profile among multinational companies, for whom it advises on cross-border matters, such as corporate restructurings and redundancy programmes. On the domestic front, the team acts for clients on industrial negotiations with unions over restructuring projects. Practice head Stefano Lava, who is 'an absolute star' has expertise in agency-related issues and distribution agreements. Former practice head Marco Lanzani joined Macchi di Cellere Gangemi.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Lava

Other key lawyers:

Cristina del Pezzo di Caianello


‘Constant commitment, availability and a creative and proactive approach to customer problems’

Stefano Lava is a talented professional, who guarantees a 360° service. Timely and punctual in his answers, he is always available even for a simple chat; takes into consideration, as mentioned, the human aspect in the professional/client relationship’

‘Cristina del Pezzo di Caianello is an excellent professional but above all she is able to reason not only in terms of law but to identify herself with the company side.’

‘Very good team, efficient, available, quick, provide very clear and simple advice’

‘In addition to being a very skilled employment/gig economy lawyer, Stefano Lava is also pragmatic and has an excellent understanding of the economic and political context in Italy. This is greatly appreciated and helps the client make informed decisions that are not only legally compliant but also culturally relevant.’

‘Willingness to provide continuous support, with immediate response times. Understanding the specificities and the business context, this aspect in particular greatly facilitates the quality of the legal support provided.’

‘Always available, very responsive, taking care of various topics in a very responsible and caring way’

‘Stefano Lava is an absolute star. He is a trusted adviser who understands his clients’ business.’

Key clients


APA – Associazione Produttori Audiovisivi

Banca Euromobiliare


Cisalpina / Bluvacanze

CREDEM – Credito Emiliano

Engie EPS

Hanes Italy

Interpuls / Avon Rubber

IAS Integral Ad Science

Just-Eat Italy

Lojack Italia

Momentive Group

Municipality of Sanremo

Open Text Corporation


Rishworth Aviation

Stella McCartney Italia

Sony / ATV Music Publishing

Sony Music Entertainment Italy

TATA Motors

Tech Mahindra

UCI Cinemas