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Jones Day


Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Jones Day β€˜has deep knowledge of cross-border deals involving Italy’. Stefano Crosio advised US-listed Hyster-Yale Materials Handling on its acquisition of Penta Holding, the controlling shareholder of listed company Bolzoni, as well as the mandatory tender offer for the remaining shares in Bolzoni. Fabrizio Faina β€˜gives foreign clients clear explanations of Italian law and M&A standards’ and Bruno Castellini and Massimo Tesei are also key contacts.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 5

Jones Day

Jones Day offers β€˜extremely helpful and clear advice’ in contentious matters related to contract law, trade law and e-commerce, tort liability, corporate, bankruptcy and insolvency, private insurance and antitrust law. The client base includes Lycamobile and IBL Banca. Practice head Lamberto Schiona is β€˜an outstanding litigator’.

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EU and competition
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

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Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

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

Jones Day

Jones Day’s β€˜strongly supportive’ team recently advised global investment management firm Baring on its acquisition of a shopping centre in Asti, and assisted luxury real estate company Coach with the purchase of a high street retail business branch in Via Montenapoleone, Milan, as well as with a lease agreement for a branch in the Florence city centre. Matteo Troni is highly recommended.

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Tax - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Jones Day focuses on tax structuring; real estate tax advice and acquisition structuring; the tax aspects of fund formation and investments, cross-border financings and structured finance; and VAT. Other areas of strength include advance rulings and settlement procedures, and employee benefits and executive compensation plans. Marco Lombardi is β€˜reliable and very competent’. Luca Ferrari is a key of counsel.

Leading individuals

Marco Lombardi - Jones Day

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Italy: Banking and finance

Borrower side
Leading individuals

Francesco Squerzoni - Jones Day

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Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 5

Jones Day

Jones Day has expertise in real estate finance and was recently particularly active in NPL work. Francesco Squerzoni, who β€˜has extensive experience’, advised a pool of lenders on financing a real estate fund’s acquisition of office buildings.

Leading individuals

Francesco Squerzoni - Jones Day

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Italy: Capital markets

Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Jones Day β€˜provides a very good, tailor-made service’, particularly on securitisation matters. The group also features a growing covered bonds practice, where it assists issuers, arrangers and rating agencies. Vinicio Trombetti and Piergiorgio Leofreddi β€˜always address clients’ needs’.

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Legal Developments by:
Jones Day

  • US rules regarding offshore accounts

    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010, enacted on 18 March 2010, imposes a new US withholding tax and reporting regime, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA regime applies generally to payments made after 31 December 2012, except on obligations (to be defined in future guidance) outstanding on 18 March 2012. Substantial effort is required by foreign entities to bring their worldwide operations and policies into compliance with the FATCA rules as of the effective date.

    - Jones Day

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