Firm Profile > Withers Studio Legale > Milan, Italy

Withers Studio Legale
20122 MILANO

Padua: leading firms Tier 1

Roberta Crivellaro, who is the head of Withers Studio Legale's Italian practice, is particularly experienced in undertaking corporate and commercial work for clients in the food and beverage sector. The firm, more broadly, also acts for clients in other industries, with litigation and tax representing the other key areas of focus at the Padua office. Recent work includes advising the owners of Cementizillo on its multimillion-euro sale to Buzzi Unicem. Gemmo, Santa Margherita and Spazioverde are among other active clients.

Industry focus: Food Tier 3

'Upfront and commercially adept' managing partner Roberta Crivellaro is the head of the food practice group at Withers Studio Legale. The team assisted an Italian wine producer with negotiating and drafting certain contracts relating to the development of its business in North America. Luca Ferrari and associate Mattia Biasi are also recommended.

Industry focus: luxury goods Tier 3

Major highlights for Withers Studio Legale included assisting the French luxury fashion house Balmain with setting up an Italian subsidiary, and also negotiating a lease contract for its new boutique in Milan. Managing partner Roberta Crivellaro 'focuses on the end goals of the business'. Also recommended is associate Mattia Biasi, who is 'hardworking, pragmatic and incredibly bright'. Former head of team Ida Palombella and associate Federica Caretta departed for Deloitte Legal – Studio Associato in July 2018. Crivallero and Anthony Indaimo are the practice heads.

Tax Tier 5

Withers Studio Legale's tax team, led by Giulia Cipollini, focuses on the domestic and international taxation of companies and private individuals; the practice also includes tax litigation and tax rulings.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

Acting for family businesses, entrepreneurs and SMEs, Withers Studio Legale, which 'provides a very personalised service that is to the point', frequently advises on cross-border deals. The team advised wine producer Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo on the acquisition of a majority stake in Cà Maiol. Roberta Crivellaro is managing partner of the Italian practice and Sergio Anania is corporate head.

The firm: As the Italian practice of international law firm Withers LLP, Withers Studio Legale has worked with Italian clients, family businesses and investors in Italy for over 25 years, including many of the leading names which comprise the ‘Made in Italy’ brand, from fashion to technology, banking to media, food and beverage to luxury assets.

Withers understands the Italian marketplace and how business is done, and, in particular, appreciates the importance of developing personal relationships.

With expert corporate lawyers, a team of experienced international tax and wealth planning practitioners, as well as litigators and specialists in IP, IT, art and cultural assets, employment, sports law, immigration and real estate, Withers Studio Legale is uniquely placed to provide a comprehensive service to Italian clients and international clients investing in Italy.

Italians have long been known for their entrepreneurship, and the country is home to some of the world’s most successful international companies and brands. As with many of the firm’s clients, Italian entrepreneurs are increasingly seeking legal advice in relation to their business and personal affairs, both at home and abroad.

Through a network of Italian desks based across Withers’ offices in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and the support of over 60 Italian-speaking lawyers, the Milan and Padua teams provide clients with an integrated international service for cross-border matters.

In response to the needs of its international clientele, Withers’ Italian practice has developed a niche in servicing both the food and beverage sector and those who wish to invest in Italian real estate. The latter includes private homes, hotels and leisure facilities, vineyards and agricultural land.

Areas of practice: Business: banking; brands; commercial litigation and arbitration; commercial; corporate; compliance; corporate finance; cultural assets and art; employment; entrepreneurship; insolvency; intellectual property and technology; real estate; sports law; and tax.

Personal: cultural assets and art; employment; family office and family business; immigration; legal risk management; litigation; probate and trust management; residential real estate; immigration; tax; trust and succession planning; and wealth structuring.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A
Corporate finance
Family office and family business
IP and technology
International tax
Litigation and arbitration
Luxury assets
Real estate
Trust and succession planning
Wealth structuring
Photo Name Position Profile
Avv Sergio Anania  photo Avv Sergio Anania
Avv Stefano Cignozzi  photo Avv Stefano Cignozzi
Avv Giulia Cipollini  photo Avv Giulia Cipollini
Ms Roberta Crivellaro photo Ms Roberta Crivellaro
Mr Anthony Indaimo  photo Mr Anthony Indaimo
Mrs Sharon Whitehouse  photo Mrs Sharon Whitehouse
Number of lawyers : 600+
at this office : 40
Associazione Studi Legali Associati
Contact : Roberta Crivellaro (+39 02 8821 4224,
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