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Bird & Bird

VIA FLAMINIA 133, 00196 ROME, ITALY
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Italy

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird has strong expertise in regulated industries such as pharmaceutical, energy and telecoms and assists clients with public procurement matters. Practice head Simone Cadeddu represented Telecom Italia in several disputes, including in a case against Vitrociset regarding a tender launched by Consip, and is defending Italgas in a dispute concerning the right to disconnect meters of non-performing end users.

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

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird advises on anti-money laundering (AML), consumer credit, financial products, investment funds, fintech and investment services. Other areas of strength are insurance and bancassurance, market abuse, and payment services and e-money. The team assisted several banks and an IT service provider with assessing an EU payment services directive's impact on business models. Raimondo Maggiore heads the banking and financial services regulatory department; other key advisers are Stefano Febbi, recently promoted partner Rossella Sansone and senior counsel Luigi Spada.

Leading individuals

Raimondo Maggiore - Bird & Bird

Next generation lawyers

Rossella Sansone - Bird & Bird

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s corporate group is organised around sectors, namely life sciences, technology and communications, retail and consumer, energy and utilities, automotive, banking and finance, and food. Italian corporate group head Alberto Salvadè advised Giulio Fiocchi on the sale of global ammunition producer Fiocchi Munizioni’s entire share capital to a NewCo, which was incorporated by Charme Capital Partners. Stefano Silvestri is co-international corporate group head; Edoardo Courir is also highly regarded.

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Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 2

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird is experienced in guiding clients through investigations and prosecutions by authorities that arise from alleged compliance failings; the practice also assists with evaluating and designing compliance programmes and is particularly focused on advising on anti-money laundering (AML) and corruption and data protection compliance. The team also has sector experience in food and beverages, life sciences, infrastructure and TMT; it assisted Intesa Sanpaolo, and its group (including Banca IMI), with multiple issues arising from upcoming changes to European and Italian regulations. Raimondo Maggiore and Stefano Febbi are the key contacts.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s practice is well-known for its strength in IP and regulatory litigation, often acting for domestic and international clients across various sectors, including IT, media, food, fashion, TMT and transport; it also handles competition, commercial and white-collar crime disputes. Head of team Giovanni Galimberti and Arturo Leone are the key names in the practice.

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EU and competition law
EU and competition law - ranked: tier 5

Bird & Bird

Noted for its strength in the TMT sector, Bird & Bird is also active in the transport, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors. Group head and counsel Federico Marini-Balestra carried out an antitrust compliance programme for Amgen Italia and represented Telecom Italia in a cartel investigation into the telecoms sector initiated by the ICA. Arturo Leone is also recommended.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird¬†provides ‚Äėa great level of quality and professionalism‚Äô in litigation, management of personnel, M&A operations, outsourcing and restructuring matters. Practice head Amedeo Rampolla¬†advised a client on all issues related to the management of its personnel, from hiring to dismissals as well as handling negotiations and litigation, and assisted Mascaraplus Cosmetics with the process of changing its applicable collective bargaining agreements. Caterina Rucci¬†left to join Fieldfisher Italy¬†in January 2018.

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Industry focus: Energy
Industry focus: Energy - ranked: tier 5

Bird & Bird

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Industry focus: Food
Industry focus: Food - ranked: tier 2

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird's IP expertise is accompanied by strengths in competition, dispute resolution, corporate and M&A, administrative law and compliance work in the food sector. A group led by Giovanni Galimberti successfully acted for Consorzio del Prosecco in litigation concerning the designation of the origin of Prosecco. Another key success was the group's representation of Cargill in patent litigation related to its method for producing the sweetener maltitol. Massimiliano Mostardini, counsel Fulvio Mellucci and associate Rita Tardiolo are other names to note.

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

Bird & Bird

Massimiliano Mostardini¬†and Giovanni Galimberti¬†are joint heads of the 'practical and knowledgeable' life sciences team at¬†Bird & Bird, which is noted for its 'high-quality client care'. Its work spans a multitude of areas, including regulatory, corporate, EU and competition, employment and data protection.¬†Counsel¬†Mauro Turrini¬†is noted for his intellectual property (IP) expertise. Notable work included the¬†team advising Medical Microinstruments on the negotiation of¬† ‚ā¨20m Series A financing to facilitate the development of its robotic platform for microsurgery. It also assisted¬†Domp√© with an antitrust compliance programme.

Next generation lawyers

Mauro Turrini - Bird & Bird

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Industry focus: Manufacturing
Industry focus: Manufacturing - ranked: tier 2

Bird & Bird

A notable corporate transaction saw Bird & Bird act for an Italian ammunition manufacturer on its multimillion-euro sale of a majority stake in the company to a private equity fund. Elsewhere, the firm advises clients in the manufacturing sector on EU and competition, dispute resolution and administrative matters. Stefano Silvestri heads up the practice.

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Industry focus: Retail
Industry focus: Retail - ranked: tier 1

Bird & Bird

Giovanni Galimberti and Stefano Silvestri are joint heads of Bird & Bird's retail practice group, which includes specialists in corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, administrative law and employment. Antonella Ceschi assisted Bricoman Italia with the administrative and urban aspects of its opening of a new retail store in Treviso.

Leading individuals

Stefano Silvestri - Bird & Bird

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Industry focus: TMT
Industry focus: TMT - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird is 'outstanding in IP matters', as is illustrated by the fact that Dailymotion is one of the firm's many notable clients. The group successfully represented Italian publishing house Hoepli in invalidity proceedings concerning a registered trade mark. Counsel Federico Marini-Balestra and Massimiliano Mostardini are key contacts. 'Competent and efficient' associate Rahul Kakkar is also highly recommended.

Leading individuals

Massimiliano Mostardini - Bird & Bird

Next generation lawyers

Federico Marini-Balestra - Bird & Bird

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Industry focus: luxury goods
Industry focus: luxury goods - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird's 'outstanding' luxury goods practice group provides 'practical advice' and 'solves even the most complex problems'. The 'remarkable' Massimiliano Mostardini, Giovanni Galimberti and Stefano Silvestri are joint heads of the team. Also noted are Arturo Leone and counsel Federico Marini-Balestra.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Bird & Bird

Intellectual Property: Copyright - ranked: tier 1

Bird & Bird

The sizeable team at Bird & Bird provides comprehensive advice on contentious and non-contentious matters in commercial IP, antitrust-related IP matters and portfolio management, and is thereby particularly strong in assisting with patents, trade marks, designs, trade secrets, copyright and database rights. Practice head Giovanni Galimberti acted for the Consorzio del Prosecco in obtaining a preliminary injunction order against a competitor regarding their use of the protected designation of origin for Prosecco, and represented Dailymotion in a dispute concerning the liability of the Internet Service Provider related to contents delivered by users. Massimiliano Mostardini is also strongly recommended.

Leading individuals

Giovanni Galimberti - Bird & Bird

Massimiliano Mostardini - Bird & Bird

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird fields lawyers with significant experience both in the undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) and alternative investment fund managers directive (AIFMD) sectors. Raimondo Maggiore is a key name. Associate Giovanni Bevilacqua focuses on the setting up and marketing of alternative investment funds.

Next generation lawyers

Giovanni Bevilacqua - Bird & Bird

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 4

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird's recent experience includes advising Stefanel, an Italian-listed company, on its complex debt restructuring. Alberto Salvadè is highly regarded and Matteo Meroni is an experienced senior associate.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 6

Bird & Bird

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