Osborne Clarke > Milan, Italy > Firm Profile

Osborne Clarke
20122 MILAN

Italy > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

The team at Osborne Clarke is proficient in handling contentious data protection issues and has extensive expertise in cyber-security and major data breaches. It is also sought after to assist international clients with cross-border data protection mandates. Gianluigi Marino heads the department and advises clients on compliance programmes, big data and outsourcing and cloud issues. Marialaura Boni has experience of advising on access requests. Antonio Racano is often engaged in assisting clients in the establishment and implementation of compliance programmes focused on data protection and privacy.

Practice head(s):

Gianluigi Marino

Other key lawyers:


‘A group of highly trained professionals who are always available even outside office hours.’

‘Osborne Clarke is a strong, consistent, up to date and reliable point of reference for any data privacy coordinator. The team is able to provide a DPO role as a formal service.’

‘I worked with Marialaura Boni who was proactive, very fast in delivering support, flexible and fully available beyond normal working hours.’

‘Gianluigi Marino is an excellent, skilled lawyer with a sharp eye for business needs.’

‘Osborne Clarke has proved their ability to provide solutions for a wide set of needs, and can support their customers’ operations with dedicated and skilled account managers.’

‘Mr. Gianluigi Marino is an extremely well-prepared professional, he is helpful and punctual.’

‘The individuals are responsive and succeed in accomplishing the task in a tight time frame.’

‘Gianluigi Marino is very experienced and collaborative.’

Key clients

AMAT – Agenzia Ambiente Mobilità e Territorio

Asmodée Holding SAS

ByteDance (UK) Limited – TikTok – Perceiver Ltd.

Binda Italia S.r.l.

CBRE Group Inc.

Costim S.r.l. (Chorus Life S.p.A.)

Dplay Entertainment Ltd.

Engie Italia S.p.A.

Fanplayr Europe

Grifols Italia S.p.A.

Havas Group


Integral Ad Science

Italian Valley S.r.l.

Mail Boxes Etc.

Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A.

Mowi Italia

Proofpoint Inc.

NTT DATA Italia S.p.A.

Satispay S.p.A.

SDM Società Dietetica Medica S.r.l.

Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.p.A.

Uber Technologies Inc. and Uber B.V

Work highlights

  • Assisted Costim, the general contractor of the Chorus Life ‘Smart City’ project, with a range of matters including data protection and privacy.
  • Assisted Havas Group, a French multinational advertising and PR company, on a range of data protection issues.
  • Assisted Satispay with data protection issues.

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Osborne Clarke‘s practice acts for international life sciences sector companies, and has particular experience in advising generic drug producers on issues including substitution list inclusion and marketing authorisations . Other notable specialisms are public tenders and medtech issues. The team is led by Maria Grazia Medici, whose practice includes challenges to marketing authorisations, and Federico Ferrara‘s IP transactions practice includes licensing, partnering, and cooperative R&D and drug supply matters. At of counsel level, Carlos Suarez has substantial experience in acting for life sciences companies, while Sabrina MaielloMarialaura Boni and Giulia Verusio are the senior associates to note.

Practice head(s):

Maria Grazia Medici


Not just a law firm, as its lawyers display sensitivity towards clients without professional distance.

Real partners with whom clients can work as a team.

Good synergy with clients that leads to the achievement of goals.

Very good work, exceptional service and new ideas.

Deep understanding of clients’ interests, focuses and challenges, delivering thoughtful recommendations that address issues.

Carlos Suarez and Marialaura Boni give clear definitions of expectations and deliverables.

Key clients

Actavis Italy

Dentsply Sirona Italia

Dentsply Sirona Group

Grifols Italia

Havas PR Milan

Health Italia

King’s College London

Heqet Therapeutics

Progenika Biopharma


SDM Società Dietetica Medica

Sicor Societa’ Italiana Corticosteroidi

Teva Italia



Work highlights

  • Assisting Grifols Italia, which produces blood plasma-based products, with an innovative collaboration agreement with the University of Pavia.
  • Successfully acted for Teva Italia in administrative litigation, in which the granting of marketing authorisation and the inclusion of Teva’s product in a substitution list, was challenged by the originator company.
  • Acting for King’s College London and Heqet Therapeutics, a Turin-based biotech start-up, on the closure of a Series A funding round to complete its RNA-based therapy programme for cardiac regeneration.

Italy > Industry focus: TMT Tier 2

With particular experience in the music sector, the department at Osborne Clarke represents significant, as well as smaller, music publishers and recording companies. The practice’s key strengths also lie in the advertising and marketing, audio-visual media and broadcasting industries, and in assisting large-scale publishers and developers of interactive entertainment. Gianluigi Marino leads the department and excels in data protection and privacy law and is seasoned in internet law. Senior lawyer Antonio Racano supports regional and global businesses on issues pertaining to e-commerce, data protection, information technology and consumer rights mandates.

Practice head(s):

Gianluigi Marino

Other key lawyers:


‘An up-to-date law firm with great professionals capable of dealing with very complex issues.’

‘Great availability and competence.’

‘Agile and responsive team, resolves issues quickly and works efficiently for the client.’

‘A firm with young, internationally oriented and technically very knowledgeable professionals.’

‘They are aware of technological trends and changes and take that into consideration in their advice.’

‘Excellent quality of work, punctuality and communication.’

‘Gianluigi Marino is an extremely well-prepared professional.’

Key clients

APA – Associazione Produttori Audiovisivi

Avanti Communication Limited / Avanti Broadband Limited

ByteDance (UK)

Costim S.r.l. (Chorus Life S.p.A.)

ContextLogic Inc.

Dplay Entertainment Ltd

Havas Milan S.r.l.

Integral Ad Science Inc.

Ipermatch S.r.l.

Nuovo Imaie

PDU Music & Productions S.A.

Re-forme S.r.l.


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

Treatwell Group

Uber Technologies Inc. and Uber B.V.

We Are Social / This is Hello

Work highlights

  • Advised Costim S.r.l. (Chorus Life S.p.A) on an innovative, environmentally sustainable ‘smart city’ project taking shape in the heart of Bergamo.
  • Assisted Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.p.A., with a complex and legally significant claim against Edizioni Musicali Acqua Azzurra and three other defendants for damages resulting from their unlawful actions.
  • Advised a number of the main global IT companies and platforms on a number of regulatory, data protection and commercial issues, including TikTok, Microsoft, Google, Expedia and Uber.

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 3

Osborne Clarke‘s experienced Italy team is particularly experienced in financial services regulatory work involving fintech and crowdfunding, along with other novel financial products. It regularly advises challenger banks and financial services providers on the regulatory licences required to establish crowdfunding platforms, consumer credit matters, MiFID2 and AIFMD license applications, and liaising with Italy’s regulatory authorities. Sofia Caruso and Umberto Piattelli left the firm in September 2022.

Key clients

BLender Italia

Bluefield Partners


Diaman Partners

Edge Retreats

Framont & Partners Management

Health Italia


Sierra Italy Agency

Smartika (Banca Sella Group)

Treatwell IT

WEX Europe Services

Work highlights

  • Assisting Maltese fintech company, Diaman Partners, on the regulatory aspects of the opening of a new branch in Italy.
  • Advising Sierra Italy Agency and Edge Retreats on various Italian financial services regulatory issues.
  • Advising Framont & Partners on the financial services regulatory aspects of the opening of a branch in Italy.

Italy > EU and competition law Tier 3

Osborne Clarke‘s Italy practice is experienced in anti-competitive behaviour proceedings, such as investigations into cartels and abuses of dominant position. It also assists with private enforcement work, merger filings, and matters where competition law and IP issues overlap. In Rome, national and EU antitrust law specialist Enrico Fabrizi is ‘one of the best antitrust lawyers in Italy‘, while Valeria Veneziano and Angelo Molinaro are the senior associates to note.

Practice head(s):

Enrico Fabrizi


‘A great team that is available and prepared.’

‘Highly available, professional and prepared.’

‘Excellent antitrust skills and great practical sense.’

‘Enrico Fabrizi is an exceptional professional with incomparable specialist knowledge in antitrust matters.’

‘Enrico Fabrizi is one of the best antitrust lawyers in Italy. His team is also at a high level.’

‘Enrico Fabrizi has deep experience in the area and always delivers the best advice to clients.’

‘Valeria Veneziano has enviable specialist knowledge in antitrust matters.’

‘Valeria Veneziano – clients can’t ask for anyone better.’

Key clients

APA – Associazione Produttori Audiovisivi


Autotorino S.p.A.

CNS – Consorzio Nazionale Servizi

ContextLogic (Wish)

Credem – Credito Emiliano


Grendi Trasporti Marittimi

Nuovo Imaie


Reale Group


Work highlights

  • Assisted CNS – Consorzio Nazionale Servizi with its appeal against a decision on a cartel investigation that related to a large tender procedure.
  • Assisted Italiana Assicurazioni with proceedings brought over the alleged exchange of sensitive information, in relation to car insurance policies.
  • Assisted APA – Associazione Produttori Audiovisivi with an investigation into an alleged anti-competitive agreement between APA, SIAE and ANICA for the distribution of private copying levies.

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 3

Osborne Clarke‘s energy team advises on large and innovative renewables projects across Italy. Its experience covers photovoltaic, biogas, energy-from-waste, and geothermal plants. The firm also has strong solar power and water sector credentials. Riccardo Roversi heads up the corporate and M&A team; Giovanni Penzo is a specialist in the waste-to-energy and water sectors; and Giorgio Lezzi is Italian infrastructure services and public law leader. Carlo Gioffrè left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Riccardo Roversi

Other key lawyers:

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

Key clients

A2A Energia

A2A Ambiente

A2A Illuminazione Pubblica

Acque Bresciane


ACSM-AGAM Reti Gas Acqua

AKNO Business Parks

AGESP Energia

ALER Milano

Bluefield Partners LLP

Cogeme Group

Costim (Chorus Life)

DIF Consulting Deutschland

Ampere Equity Fund


Infrastrutture Recupero Energia Agenzia Regionale Ligure – IRE

Linea Group Holding

Municipality of Rozzano

NHOA (ex Engie EPS)

Free2Move e-solutions


Sicor Società Italiana Corticosteroidi


Yinson Renewables

Work highlights

  • Acting for Costim (Chorus Life) on the Chorus Life Bergamo project, an innovative multi-functional smart district involving state-of-the-art digital technologies and fully powered by renewable energy sources.
  • Advised A2A Energia on the purchase of 49% of the capital of NetCity, which specialises in the supply of products for increasing energy efficiency and electric mobility.
  • Advised Bluefield Partners on its agreement with Spanish VC company Arcano Capital to launch an Italian co-investment vehicle focused on investments in underperforming solar assets across Italy.

Italy > Industry focus: Retail Tier 3

The department at Osborne Clarke acts for domestic and international retailers, luxury brands and high street retailers in disputes and handles real estate and IP work. The practice is renowned for its expertise in consumer law and product marketing and advertising issues. Angelo Molinaro is proficient in completion matters, consumer law and unfair commercial practices; he frequently advises international companies on e-commerce mandates, and represents companies in proceedings before the European Commission and the Italian Antitrust Authority.

Practice head(s):

Angelo Molinaro


‘We appreciate the team’s innovation.’

‘The team’s willingness and flexibility combined with a broad knowledge of specific industry issues, proactivity in identifying, even in advance, issues of interest and preparation of dedicated case studies or guidelines on certain issues make the professionals of the team consultants of great support.’

‘The versatility and the ability to get in tune with the customer and understand the business needs make lawyer Angelo Molinaro a highly valued professional, oriented towards problem solving and the definition of legal support strategies for the business.’

Key clients

Autotorino S.p.A

Binda Italia S.r.l.

Cisalpina Tours S.p.A. / Bluvacanze S.p.A. / Going S.r.l.

Diageo plc


Giordano Vini

Klépierre Management Italia S.r.l.

Re-Forme S.r.l.

Samsonite S.p.A.

Sonae Sierra

Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.p.A.

We Are Social S.r.l. / This is Hello

Wyler Vetta S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Acted for Autotorino on its acquisition of an important car sales franchise, Idea Uno S.r.l., a company owning eight Mercedes-Benz branches, operating under the Autocentauro brand, in Lombardy and Piedmont.
  • Advised Sonae Sierra, a Portuguese multinational that manages 27 shopping centres worldwide, on its acquisition of the majority share of La Galleria S.r.l, the owner of the former covered market in Reggio nell’Emilia, which will be transformed into an urban market with 17 new premises.
  • Advised Binda Italia, a successful Italian watch and jewellery manufacturer and retailer, on a range of matters, including court proceedings concerning lease of business agreements, complex copyright issues and software licensing cases.

Italy > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Osborne Clarke‘s Italy practice is active in the mid-market real estate space. The group is co-led by Simone Monesi, who is experienced in advising investors, and project development specialist Sara Miglioli. The department additionally features real estate finance expert Andrea Pinto; Antonio Fugaldi, who advises borrowers, lenders and investment funds; and Giorgio Lezzi, an experienced administrative and zoning law practitioner. Senior lawyer Roberto Salis assists with real estate developments.

Practice head(s):

Simone Monesi; Sara Miglioli

Other key lawyers:


‘A unique practice with longstanding experience in real estate contracts and legislation.’

‘Assists, not only from the legal point of view, but also during negotiations with high levels of commercial sensitivity.’

‘The difference between OC’s lawyers and its competitors is the firm’s cinema business specialisation and negotiation skills.’

Key clients

ALER Milano – Azienda Lombarda Edilizia Residenziale


ConvaTec Italia

DeA Capital SGR

Habona Invest


Klépierre Management

Limestone Capital

Milano Santa Giulia



NewCold Cooperatief

Nexity 32

Ruby Hotels

Savills Investment Managers SGR

Sonae Sierra

UCI Cinemas

Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing assistance to German real estate investment company Habona Invest and its Italian subsidiary Pareus, in relation to the development of a hospitality complex.
  • Acting for Costim on the Chorus Life Bergamo project, an innovative smart district in Bergamo that utilises state-of-the-art digital technologies and cutting-edge architectural design.
  • Acted for Principal Real Estate Europe on a €25m real estate transaction, which qualified as an eligible green project.

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Osborne Clarke is reputed for assisting companies and their directors in insolvency procedures and corporate restructurings. The head of the restructuring team, Filippo Canepa, is an ‘outstanding expert’ in ensuring the preservation of business continuity, advising medium-sized companies in the manufacturing, energy, and automotive sectors. Federica Greggio specialises in all aspects of restructuring and debt finance, while Barbara Schiavo has expertise in negotiated settlements.

Practice head(s):

Filippo Canepa

Other key lawyers:

Federica Greggio; Andrea Pinto; Antonio Fugaldi; Barbara Schiavo; Maurizio Zonca; Laura Cipollone


‘We have been highly impressed by the high skill of the professional as well as their commitment and competence. They respond quickly to any kind of request regardless of time and festivities.’

‘Mr Antonio Fugaldi: efficiency in delivering legal product, finding solutions, giving advice.’

‘Grata team for insolvency deals, deep knowledge of the business with strong relationship with the other players.’

‘For insolvency deals they’re the best you can find in the Italian market.’

‘Fast answers, highly professional.’

‘Filippo Canepa is an outstanding expert in dealing with enterprise crises. Riccardo Roversi is an incomparable negotiator. Barbara Schiavo is the most reliable expert of law I ever met.’

Key clients

Cartiera di Momo S.p.A.

Centauria S.r.l.

Consorzio Agrario di Ravenna

Costruzioni Meccaniche Brena Clemente & C. S.r.l.

Gruppo Edicart S.r.l.

HPE – Holding Partecipazioni Energetiche S.r.l.

Officine Meccaniche Gino Nerviani S.r.l.

Pasubio Sviluppo S.p.A.

Serist S.r.l.

The Organic Factory S.p.A.

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

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro S.p.A.

Banco BPM S.p.A.

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions S.p.A.

ICCREA Banca Impresa S.p.A.

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A

UniCredit S.p.A.

AMCO Asset Management Company S.p.A.

Alba Leasing S.p.A.

SG Leasing S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Holding Partecipazioni Energetiche, holding company focusing on the energy efficiency market through its subsidiaries, in filing an application for an arrangement with creditors under article 161, Section 6, of the Insolvency Law, before the Court of Milan.
  • Advised on restructuring the debt of The Organic Factory, one of the largest organic oilseed crushers in Europe which, through its group, also controls the entire production chain for organic oil.
  • Assisted Serist, a market leader in canteen services for schools, hospitals, the armed forces and private companies, with its request for the Court’s approval of a debt restructuring agreement according to article 182-bis Insolvency Law, entered into with the two main banks involved, as well as with over 165 of its suppliers.

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 4

Under the leadership of Giorgio Lezzi, Osborne Clarke has built a strong public law department since 2019, which caters to national and international clients. The firm handles a wide range of public law matters, from assistance with public tenders and procedures to supporting public entities in regulatory compliance issues, through to procurement-related litigation. The team stands out for handling cutting-edge circular economy matters.

Practice head(s):

Giorgio Lezzi

Other key lawyers:

Federica Fischetti


‘The reference partner for our company is the lawyer Giorgio Lezzi, a figure with in-depth knowledge of the subject in administrative law, with particular regard to the procurement, energy and company law code. Professional competence, availability, punctuality and correctness, are the strengths of the lawyer Lezzi and his team.’ 

‘Giorgio Lezzi: extremely knowledgeable, helpful, confident. The defences are complete and effective both in the proceedings and in the discussions before the judicial authority and in meetings.’ ‘

The team’s main strengths are surely the wide sphere of specialization and the possibility to give support in all areas of interest for the client. Support always given by the main referent of the area, in a smart and interchangeable way which makes it easy for the client to have the support needed. Another strength is the efficient and rapid way of response, without any unneeded formality.’ 

‘We particularly appreciate: competence, willingness to manage emergencies, timely updates.’ 

‘Mr. Lezzi and Mrs. Fiscehtti are competent professionals, available with whom it is possible to interface in an informal and direct way. The result is a fluid and efficient professional relationship.’ 

‘This practice manages legal aspects which are usually quite difficult to understand and to evaluate in M&A, both in terms of risks evaluation / mitigation identification and in terms of potential business development. The team has a unique capability to help M&A and operation teams in managing the above aspects, timely, proactively and with a problem-solving approach.’

‘High knowledge of the sector consolidated over several years of activity. All with the inclusion of new tools, including IT tools, which have allowed better interaction with the structure.’

‘The lawyer Giorgio Lezzi combines a deep knowledge of administrative law with civil and corporate law matters. He is able to offer a unique support in the legal market able to support and guide the drafting of strategic industrial plans for utilities.’ 

Key clients

A2A Illuminazione Pubblica S.r.l.


Acque Bresciane S.r.l.

Agesp Group (Agesp Energia S.r.l., Agesp Attività Strumentali S.r.l., Agesp S.p.A.)

ALER Milano

Alfa S.r.l.

AMAT – Agenzia Ambiente Mobilità e Territorio

Ambiente Futuro S.r.l.

Brianzacque S.r.l.

CAP Holding S.p.A.

Chamber of Commerce of Milan, Monza Brianza, Lodi

Chamber of Commerce of Bergamo

COGESER Group (COGESER S.p.A., COGESER Energia S.r.l., COGESER Servizi S.r.l.)


Federazione per i servizi degli Ordini dei farmacisti della Lombardia

Gi Group S.p.A.

Grifols Italia S.p.A.

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

Innovatec Power S.p.A.

Intercomp S.p.A.

ITELYUM Regeneration S.p.A.

Lereti S.p.A. (ACSM –AGAM group)

Milano Santa Giulia S.p.A.

Municipality of Sanremo

Municipality of Ospedaletti

Municipality of Thiene

Municipality of Rozzano (Milan)

Padania Acque S.p.A.

STI International S.r.l.

Uniacque S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising Milan Santa Giulia on one of the most important urban redevelopment projects in Europe, currently transforming the southern area of Milan, which following the award to Milan of the 2026 Winter Olympic Games now additionally involves the creation of new infrastructure to connect the Multifunctional Arena, where many of the Olympic events will take place, to the surrounding districts and services.
  • Acting for I.R.E S.p.A., a public sector company operating in a number of areas, on public law matters relating to the design of a tender for the construction and management of a new hospital in La Spezia (Liguria), including identifying the most effective public procedure to be used in awarding the relevant PPP contract and preparing tender documents for the construction and management of the new hospital.
  • Advising CAP Holding, the public company responsible for managing the integrated water service of the City of Milan, on the drafting of its new business plan, which aims to implement the company’s core business and set out a strategy for expanding into new markets.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

Osborne Clarke‘s Italian borrower-side practice routinely advises investment funds and private equity houses on the acquisition of companies and real estate assets. Banking and finance head Andrea Pinto is an expert in real estate, project and acquisition finance, and restructuring. Federica Greggio and Antonio Fugaldi provide additional partner-level support.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Pinto


‘Always available and with a very pragmatic approach (like partners more than consultants).’

‘Super reliable, easy to talk with, and they share different opinions with explanations.’

‘Good strategy skills, they pay attention to both detail and the big picture, and they are not obsessed with fees.’

‘Excellent technical competence, and excellent knowledge of the market and availability.’

‘Ability to jump into problematic deals that have already been managed by others.’

‘Andrea Pinto resolved major issues and helped close the deal.’

‘Antonio Fugaldi is mentioned for his extensive experience, great strategic approach, excellent communications with clients and counterparts, competence and reliability.’

Key clients

AKNO Group

Acque Bresciane



Azimut Investments


Colliers Global Investors Italy SGR


Muzinich & Co SGR


Kervis Asset Management

Siram Veolia



Principal Real Estate Europe

Work highlights

  • Advised Colliers Global Investors SGR on securing €60m in financing from German bank BayernLB.
  • Acted for water services utility Acque Bresciane on €202m of lending, as part of a €1bn sustainable investment plan due to run until 2045.
  • Advised a private debt fund, co-managed by Azimut Investments and Muzinich & Co SGR on a €44m senior MTM revolving financing deal with BNP Paribas.

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

Osborne Clarke‘s practice is well known for advising Italian banks that are active in real estate sector-related lending. It also advises on syndicated lending, and acquisition, leveraged and project finance. Andrea Pinto‘s practice includes commercial and industrial debt transactions, while Federica Greggio focuses on debt finance and restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Pinto


‘Ability to understand the client’s needs and find a satisfactory compromise with the borrower through a very hands-on approach.’

‘A seasoned team with deep knowledge of the market.’

Key clients

Aareal Bank

Azimut Investments

Banco BPM

Bayerische Landesbank (Milan branch)

BPER Banca

Cassa di Risparmio di Bolzano – Sparkasse

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

IKB Deutsche Industriebank

Intesa San Paolo

MPS Capital Services Banca per le Imprese


Prelios Credit Servicing


Work highlights

  • Advised Unicredit on a €82m loan to Kryalos SGR (on behalf of the Urania closed-end real estate alternative investment fund), which related to a real estate portfolio comprising predominantly shopping centres.
  • Advised UniCredit on several significant financing transactions, including providing approximately €84m financing for the development of the MondoJuve shopping centre.
  • Advising Azimut Investments on multiple financing transactions, as well as related regulatory issues.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

The team at Osborne Clarke is focused on public and private M&A transactions within the mid-market, often working in close tandem with colleagues in the UK, France, Spain, Germany, the US and China, among other locations. Its industry expertise is far-reaching and includes digital business, private equity, energy, utilities, life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, leisure and retail. Riccardo Roversi is an expert in respect of renewable energy-related M&A, also routinely advising on joint ventures and commercial agreements within the automotive and transport sectors; he co-leads the team with Giuliano Lanzavecchia, who has a track record in turnarounds and corporate and debt restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Giuliano Lanzavecchia; Riccardo Roversi

Other key lawyers:

Giovanni Penzo; Alessandro Villa; Chiara Carioti


‘Giuliano Lanzavecchio has always provided pragmatic, result-oriented and clear advice, allowing me to complete both intra-group and M&A transactions in a timely manner. His associate Chiara Carioti is responsive, pays attention to details and provides conclusive and clear advice.’

Key clients

Ampere Equity Fund B.V.

Autotorino S.p.A.

A2A Energia S.p.A and A2A Ambiente S.p.A.

Acque Bresciane S.r.l. SB

Astraco S.r.l.

Conceria Pasubio S.p.A.

Crippa S.p.A.

CSS Subsea S.A.


Germani S.p.A.

Giordano Vini S.p.A.

Huntsman International LLC

Itelyum Regeneration S.p.A.

Immobiliare.it S.p.A.

King’s College London / Heqet Therapeutics

LB Officine Meccaniche S.p.A.

Linea Group Holding

NHOA Group

ProntoPro S.r.l.

Tea S.p.A.

Treatwell Group

Unieco soc. Coop. in LCA


Yinson Renewables (a division of Yinson Holdings Berhad)

Work highlights

  • Advising Autotorino S.p.A. on its acquisition of Idea Uno S.r.l., a company owning 8 Mercedes-Benz branches, operating under the Autocentauro brand, in Lombardy and Piedmont.
  • Representing the shareholders of Dottori.it S.r.l on its acquisition by Doctolib SA, a French Unicorn leader on the European market for digital health.
  • Acting for Wallenius Wilhemsen on its highly international acquisition of ALS, a company that offers specialist logistics solutions for oversized, exceptional, and heavy lift cargo.

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Through local expertise backed up by an international network, Osborne Clarke‘s dispute resolution department is geared to handle both domestic and multinational matters. Led by Federico Banti, the team acts in all types of commercial disputes, including litigious media, life science and healthcare, financial services, energy and utilities, IT and real estate matters. Senior associate Federico M Ferrara  provides expertise in corporate and bankruptcy-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Federico Banti

Other key lawyers:

Federico M Ferrara


‘Federico Banti – Federico is tenacious and creative. He is prepared to fight hard to achieve the best outcome.’


Key clients

Cap Gemini Italia S.p.A.


CREDEM – Credito Emiliano S.p.A.

ENPAPI (Ente Nazionale di Previdenza e Assistenza della Professione Infermieristica)

Fatro S.p.A.

First Solar GmbH

Grifols Italia S.p.A.

Hanes Group

Health Italia S.p.A.

Linea Ambiente S.r.l

Municipality of Rozzano

Pasubio Sviluppo S.p.A. in Liquidazione

Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.p.A.

Tea Reteluce S.r.l.

Uber Technologies Inc. and Uber B.V

Unieco soc. Coop

UCI Cinemas

Work highlights

  • Represented the liquidator of Unieco Soc. Coop. in connection with opposition proceedings filed by multiple creditors, including proceedings brought by 16 creditor banks.
  • Representing the Hanes Group in proceedings brought by a German company over the termination of a lease contract – a dispute that raises questions of what should be deemed a commercial lease, as well as public law issues.
  • Acting for Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.p.A. in its claim against Edizioni Musicali Acqua Azzurra and three other defendants (Aquilone S.r.l, Grazia Veronese and Luca Battisti) for damages in a case that raises important and novel questions concerning the digital exploitation of older tracks covered by contracts signed decades ago before recent technological changes.

Italy > Employment Tier 4

Osborne Clarke’s employment team provides a full-service offering on the Italian and international labour law landscape with strong expertise in dismissals, restructuring, reducing of workforce, winding up, and outsourcing. Key industries include energy, in particular alternative energy, healthcare and life sciences, digital business, real estate, and financial services. Most notably, the team, including Giuliana Caira, has advised on new forms of employment deriving from the gig-economy. Pietro Scianna was a new arrival in April 2023 from Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici. Stefano Lava left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Pietro Scianna

Other key lawyers:

Giuliana Caira; Cristina del Pezzo di Caianello


‘Responsive, straight to the point, very knowledgeable.’

‘Giuliana Caira has assisted with a complex cross-jurisdictional issue as well as litigation matters in a calm, outcome-focused manner.’

‘Cristina del Pezzo di Caianello is just amazing to work with – always available, shares information and knowledge in a very clear and understandable way. She makes the client feel secure and safe.’

‘Impressive technology, great organisational skills. The team is extremely responsive and proactive.’

‘Well connected team enabling coordinated approach across countries in Europe.’

Key clients

Air Canada

Antylia Scientific

Binda Italia S.r.l.

Bluefield Services Italia S.r.l.

Bluvacanze S.p.A. / Cisalpina Tours S.p.A.

Brooks Sports S.r.l.

CREDEM – Credito Emiliano S.p.A Group / Banca Euromobiliare S.p.A

Diageo Italia S.p.A.

GetYourGuide Italy S.r.l.

Gi Group S.p.A.

Grifols Italia S.p.A.

Integral Ad Science UK Limited (IAS) / Admantx S.p.A.

Lojack Italia S.r.l.

Momentive Performance Materials Specialties S.r.l.

Municipality of Sanremo

Neo4j Sweden AB

NHOA Energy S.r.l.

Open Text S.r.l.

Pometon S.p.A.

Premier Research Group S.r.l.

Quest Software Group

SDM S.r.l.

Sony / ATV Music Publishing UK Limited

Tata Motors Ltd.

This is Hello S.r.l.

UCI Italia S.p.A.

United Airlines Inc.

We Are Social S.r.l.

Wipro Technologies Gmbh

Work highlights

  • Advising Diageo Group in all employment law aspects.
  • Advising United Cinemas International on a range of employment matters, including the management of complex issues connected with the opening and closure of a number of cinemas, as well as advising on cross-border secondments and handling sensitive union negotiations.
  • Acting as key external counsel to CREDEM on all employment and agency matters, which include providing advice on complex litigation brought by the bank against a group of ex-brokers now working for a competitor, against the background of an attempt by the competitor to remove key personnel from the client.

Italy > Intellectual property Tier 4

Osborne Clarke’s IP department specialises in advising companies within the music and entertainment industries. The firm is instructed by giants of the sectors, including Sony Music Entertainment and Opera Co-Pro, assisting them with copyright and advertising issues. Federico M Ferrara has expertise in trade mark and patent infringement, while senior associate Marialaura Boni and associate Alessandra Corigliano are also standout names.

Practice head(s):

Federico M Ferrara

Key clients

APA – Audiovisual Producers Association

Binda Italia S.r.l.

Cinica S.r.l.

EMI General Music Publishing S.r.l.

EMI Music Publishing Italia S.r.l.

Sony Music Publishing Italy S.r.l.

Grifols Italia S.p.A.

Havas Group

Opera Co-Pro Ltd.

PDU Italia S.r.l.

Re-Forme S.r.l.

Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.p.A.

Wyler Vetta S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Advising APA, an Italian association that brings together 47 of the country’s leading independent television production companies, on a range of matters, including discussions with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage Activities and Tourism (MIBAC) over updating private copying levies.
  • Assist Re-Forme, a well-known cosmetics company, on registering trademarks for some of its key products, as well as representing our client in a dispute with Warner Bros relating to the use of the letter ‘S’ in a form allegedly similar to the Superman ‘S’ on one of its products.
  • Represent Sony Music, one of the world’s largest record companies, in copyright proceedings against Edizioni Musicali Acqua Azzurra and three other defendants for damages resulting from their unlawful actions which, Sony claims, jeopardised its ability to exploit its rights in the original recordings of a series of Lucio Battisti’s tracks.

The firm: Osborne Clarke is a fast-growing international legal practice, with more than 800 lawyers working across Europe, Asia and the US. The team offers a high-quality joined-up service for multi-jurisdiction work, focused on getting commercial results for the client. Osborne Clarke’s legal expertise is underpinned by its in-depth knowledge of seven key industry sectors: digital business; energy and utilities; financial services; life sciences and healthcare; real estate and infrastructure; retail; and transport and automotive. For businesses in these sectors, Osborne Clarke not only offers a full range of legal services, but uses its sector knowledge to provide insights that help clients take effective action at the right time.

Osborne Clarke is recognised for its unstuffy culture, which means that clients experience strong relationships and a consistently approachable, easy-to-understand style no matter where they are based.

Osborne Clarke’s four Italian offices, in Milan, Rome, Brescia and Padua, offer clients expert advice on all business issues, including transactions, litigation, employment and tax. The team has a deep understanding of a range of industry sectors, including digital business, energy and utilities, life sciences, retail and transport and automotive. Osborne Clarke is recognised as a leading adviser to the Italian renewable energy sector.

Areas of practice: Osborne Clarke delivers a full range of legal services in the context of clients’ industry sectors, with a particular focus on digital business, energy and utilities, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, real estate and infrastructure, retail, and transport and automotive.

Commercial: the team advises clients on the contracts that underpin their business as well as day-to-day issues, from outsourcing, expanding sales networks, IP, procuring goods and services to checking advertising compliance.

Competition and antitrust: the team covers every aspect of competition law for corporate clients across different industrial sectors. Services include compliance programmes, audits, antitrust proceedings and notifications of concentration to the national authority and the European Commission. It also advises on consumer protection matters, misleading advertising as well as in regulatory issues (particularly in the audiovisual and energy sectors).

Corporate: Osborne Clarke advises at every stage of company development across all corporate issues, from equity and debt fundraisings, to M&A, IPOs and JVs. OC also advises on the establishment of compliant and efficient governance structures.

Dispute resolution: Osborne Clarke’s disputes team resolves complex, high-value disputes across a wide range of jurisdictions. Services include early-stage strategic input, representing clients in court proceedings, international arbitration, mediations and regulatory investigations.

Employment: practical, day-to-day support covers the full range of employment issues from recruitment and employee incentive schemes to dismissal, risk management and reputational issues. The team is an acknowledged leader in defending employers on high-profile litigation claims, TUPE and reorganisation issues.

Financing and lending: Osborne Clarke provides a specialist service for banks, lenders, businesses and sponsors, advising across the range of finance options, from debt financing to equity fundraisings and crowdfunding. The team delivers high-quality risk management in a commercially appropriate way.

Restructuring and insolvency: whether it’s tax debt restructurings, insolvency proceedings or dispute resolution, the team works with banks and businesses in financial difficulty to, where possible, rescue businesses by maximising realisations for stakeholders while also mitigating risk.

Tax: Osborne Clarke’s pan-European team of tax specialists resolves taxation issues and finds tax solutions for transactions and other company and group structuring. Their aim is to make sure that clients only pay their fair share of tax.

Banking & Finance Andrea Pinto
Banking and finance regulatory Nunzia Melaccio
Commercial Sara Miglioli
Competition and antitrust Enrico Fabrizi
Corporate Giuliano Lanzavecchia
Dispute resolution Federico Banti
Employment Pietro Scianna
Energy and utilities Riccardo Roversi
Intellectual property Federico M Ferrara
Life sciences and healthcare Maria Grazia Medici
Public & Administrative law Giorgio Lezzi
Real estate Simone Monesi
Restructuring and insolvency Filippo Canepa
Tax Claudio Grisanti
Tech, Media & Comms Gianluigi Marino
Federico Banti photo Federico BantiFederico has accrued wide-ranging experience advising businesses in dispute resolution both in…
Filippo Canepa photo Filippo CanepaFor over 20 years Filippo’s work in the field of insolvency has…
Enrico Fabrizi photo Enrico FabriziEnrico is an internationally recognised expert in Italian and European competition law.…
Federico M Ferrara photo Federico M FerraraFederico Ferrara has over 25 years’ experience in Intellectual Property law, acquired…
Antonio Fugaldi photo Antonio FugaldiAntonio assists clients across a wide range of banking and restructuring matters,…
Cristina Gabardi photo Cristina GabardiCristina is a corporate and commercial lawyer, who has achieved outstanding expertise…
Federica Greggio photo Federica GreggioFederica has, from the outset, played a fundamental role in Osborne Clarke:…
Claudio Grisanti photo Claudio GrisantiClaudio specialises in tax law and offers extensive experience in all areas…
Giuliano Lanzavecchia photo Giuliano LanzavecchiaGiuliano is a key point of reference in M&A and Private Equity…
Giorgio Lezzi photo Giorgio LezziGiorgio represents a reference point in the Italian infrastructure services sector, also…
Gianluigi Marino photo Gianluigi MarinoGianluigi represents a leading voice in the ambit of digital transformation –…
Nunzia Melaccio photo Nunzia MelaccioNunzia has practised financial services and banking law since 2000 and heads…
Sara Miglioli photo Sara MiglioliIn addition to being a transaction lawyer dealing with all corporate and…
Simone Monesi photo Simone MonesiSimone has a comprehensive understanding of Urban Dynamics transformations, grounded in his…
Giovanni Penzo photo Giovanni PenzoGiovanni is an expert in corporate and commercial law, advising Italian and…
Andrea Pinto photo Andrea PintoAndrea Pinto has worked for leading global law firms and finance institutions,…
Riccardo Roversi photo Riccardo RoversiRiccardo’s career with Osborne Clarke has taken him all the way from…
Pietro Scianna photo Pietro SciannaPietro has in-depth and diverse experience in all areas of labour law:…
Alessandro Villa photo Alessandro VillaAlessandro Villa, a specialist in company and commercial law, has been a…
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Osborne Clarke is a recommended firm in the Green Guide EMEA 2022. Learn more about this recognition.