Firm Profile > McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato > Milan, Italy

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato
Via Dante 15
20121 MILAN
Italy

Italy > Tax Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato’s tax team frequently works with practitioners in the real estate, litigation, banking and finance, corporate and private wealth departments. Carlo Maria Paolella is the head of the group, which includes Andrea Tempestini and funds tax expert Emidio Cacciapuoti. Simone Serretti and Alessio Persiani provide counsel-level support.

Practice head(s):

Carlo Maria Paolella

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Tempestini; Emidio Cacciapuoti; Simone Serretti; Alessio Persiani; Giuseppe Mazzarella

Testimonials

Very strong commercial acumen together with a strong ability to analyse and optimise resources in accordance with clients’ needs.

Ability to work under pressure, with a great sense of respect for deadlines without compromising the quality of advice.’

What characterises the firm is its quality, responsiveness and promptness. We have been working with its professionals for many years, and the service has always been consistent and excellent. We know we can trust them and rely on them for their fair and clear advice.

A lean team that is capable of performing very well – speed, precision and pragmatism!

Andrea Tempestini pays absolute attention to the client and the circumstances, always providing quality advice. I personally admire his ability to observe the problem from different perspectives, always adding interesting (and often decisive) angles to the analysis.

Andrea Tempestini is a great tax adviser and has a valuable client base.

The practice of Carlo Maria Paolella stands out for international tax law, and his experience is excellent.

Carlo Maria Paolella is great for complex  aspects, and he is very quick to respond and a pleasure to work with.

Key clients

Bonatti

Davide Campari Milano spa

EssilorLuxottica

Ducati Motor Holding

Automobile Lamborghini

Infravia Capital Partners

Janssen Cilag

Johnson & Johnson

Manpower

Furla

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

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato’s banking and finance group is traditionally focused on lender work. Acting on domestic and cross-border transactions, Giancarlo Castorino is an expert in real estate and acquisition finance, and restructuring. Pierandrea Bonali was made partner in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Giancarlo Castorino

Other key lawyers:

Pierandrea Bonali; Francesco Romeo

Testimonials

Excellence in the service provided, great competence, and ability to solve problems and provide alternative solutions.

Pierandrea Bonali is one of the most competent lawyers we have ever worked with.

Key clients

Banca IMI S.p.A.

Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A.

Banco BPM S.p.A.

BNP Paribas S.A.

Kryalos SGr S.p.A.

InvestiRE SGR S.p.A.

Intesa San Paolo S.p.A.

Natixis S.A.

UniCredit S.p.A.

Apollo Global Management LLC

Principia SGR S.p.A.

Prelios SGR S.p.A.

Palamon Capital Partners

UBI Banca S.p.A.

VRM S.p.A.

Italy > Private equity Tier 4

Offering significant cross-border expertise, McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato's 'loyal and available team' advises active PE firms on complex, high-profile deals. Emidio Cacciapuoti specialises in PE fund structures; Ettore Scandale is an experienced PE practitioner; and Agata Todarello assists PE funds with corporate and commercial matters.

Practice head(s):

Emidio Cacciapuoti; Ettore Scandale

Other key lawyers:

Agata Todarello; Enrico Raso; Fabrizio Faina

Testimonials

Great for availability and collaboration.

A loyal and available team.

Key clients

Palamon Capital Partners

ES Vedra Capital Advisors LLP

Principia SGR

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato advises on a range of banking and finance matters in Italy, including real estate and acquisition financing, restructuring and commercial lending. Giancario Castorino is a highly regarded real estate and acquisition finance, and restructuring expert.

Practice head(s):

Giancarlo Castorino

Key clients

Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A.

Kryalos SGR S.p.A.

Internation School of Europe

InvestiRE SGR S.p.A.

Apollo Global Management LLC

Principia SGR S.p.A.

Prelios SGR S.p.A.

Palamon Capital Partners

VRM S.p.A.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato’s Italian corporate team handles complex corporate and transactional matters that frequently involve multiple jurisdictions and multi-disciplinary advice; it is particularly noted for its chemicals and pharmaceutical sector expertise. Ettore Scandale and Fabrizio Faina are the principal practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Ettore Scandale

Other key lawyers:

Enrico Raso; Oscar Arcà

Testimonials

Availability, fairness and courtesy.

Key clients

Tenax Capital Limited

Metric Capital Partners

Celanese Corp.

Rubicon Partners

Chinese Group Guangdong SACA

Fincontinuo S.p.A.

JZ International Ltd.

Palamon Capital Partners LLP

Principia SGR

Educas Investments LLP

PLS Holding S.r.l.

KPM Analytics Inc.

EOS Investment Management Ltd

Auctus Capital Partners

MEAG Munich ERGO Asset Management

IKAV Capital Partners

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato's international dispute avoidance and resolution department provides a full range of services to clients in relation to complex, transnational matters. Its experience covers all aspects of arbitration, litigation and mediations. Areas of specialism include matters concerning real estate, construction, energy, tax and environment. Practice head Stefano Mechelli is qualified to practise in New York, Italy, Germany and Spain. He works with associate Massimiliano Moruzzi, who is a litigator and arbitrator with a focus on financial and corporate issues.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Mechelli

Other key lawyers:

Massimiliano Moruzzi

Firm overview: McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. Our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and more than 20 locations to deliver highly effective—and often unexpected—solutions that propel success. More than 1,200+ lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.

Milan office: From Italy’s financial capital, McDermott advises clients on a wide range of legal services. The team helps Italian clients to expand their operations and investments outside national borders, and works with international companies seeking to enter the Italian market. The Milan practice also provides effective, co-ordinated legal counsel on cross-border and domestic transactions.

Lawyers based in Milan advise clients across a broad array of legal issues, including private equity, capital markets, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, asset management and restructuring. The Milan tax lawyers advise on tax audits and tax litigation, domestic and international tax issues relating to mergers and acquisitions transactions, corporate restructurings and the use of financial instruments, as well as other tax matters relating to their ordinary activities. The firm also represents clients in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution matters; insurance, health, intellectual property, real estate, restructuring and employment law. The clients include individuals as well as public and privately owned companies in many industries and of all sizes, from family-owned businesses to multinational corporations.

The team in Milan and individual lawyers are recognised for the quality, consistency and creativity of their legal counsel. As part of a global, full-service law firm, the lawyers of the Milan office are prepared to help clients wherever their business interests take them.

Main areas of practice: Antitrust and competition: As clients around the world experience increasing antitrust activity, cross-jurisdictional government investigations and private litigation, we meet these multifaceted challenges head-on. Our lawyers are deeply familiar with all major US and international regulatory frameworks and dispute-resolution forums. Providing effective, coordinated counsel on US antitrust law, EC competition law, China’s Anti-Monopoly Law and other competition regimes worldwide, our lawyers help clients eliminate roadblocks and achieve business goals.

Corporate and transactions: Our seasoned lawyers represent the full spectrum of corporate interests around the world, from global corporations to family-owned businesses to privately held companies. Our lawyers thrive on solving the most complex business problems facing their clients today and mapping out strategies to drive clients’ success tomorrow. Our broad capabilities include seamless transactional services, such as negotiating cross-border acquisitions or outsourcing deals, representing issuers in public offerings, securing preferred financial credit arrangements for borrowers or navigating a business restructuring.

Employment: We pair deep resources with broad geographic coverage, to meet the rapidly evolving needs of employers in virtually every sector, including manufacturing, financial services, health care, education and construction. Our lawyers help clients attract and retain workers at every level, enter and exit markets as business conditions warrant, develop and implement effective employment policies, identify and protect trade secrets and other confidential information, and negotiate and enforce employment contracts.

Global privacy and cybersecurity: Our lawyers advise clients on the statutory, regulatory and enforcement regimes that govern the collection, use and disclosure of data in the United States, Europe, Asia and elsewhere. With extensive experience advising on the full range of data privacy and protection laws, industry standards and issues, our lawyers regularly counsel clients on US and international data-use issues and conduct in-depth privacy/cybersecurity risk assessments, often in the context of mergers, acquisitions and other domestic and cross border transactions.

Employee benefits and executive compensation: Our lawyers help clients maximise the value of and return on their investments in human capital while avoiding exposure to liability. The team provides strategic day-to-day counsel on matters such as executive compensation, health/welfare plan compliance, qualified retirement plans, privacy and data protection, executive employment and severance, cultural diversity, full compliance with relevant laws, including ERISA legislation, among other general employee-relations matters.

Healthcare and life sciences: Our team provides unparalleled legal acumen rooted in decades of experience and forward growth powered by unconventional thinking. With a deep bench that includes lawyers at the cutting edge of digital health, the firm partners with clients on the full range of health-care-related issues, including physician practice management, health care litigation and the evolving regulatory landscape — both in the United States and internationally. As a top-ranked law firm for health and a leader in life sciences, we help clients navigate the issues that matter when it comes to achieving missions and solidifying positions in the market.

Intellectual property: Our top-notch team of IP lawyers, partners with clients to identify and secure their creative assets, maximize the value of their IP portfolios, and enforce or defend their rights in courts and tribunals virtually everywhere their products are made, distributed and sold. Whether you’re building the next iconic brand, protecting game-changing new technology or creating new revenue streams from your established IP assets, our team can help you achieve your business goals at every stage of the IP lifecycle. We are business savvy, technically skilled and steeped in high-stakes experience. We speak fluent CFO, CSO, CPO, CMO and Tax—skills honed over decades and maintained by understanding and embracing diverse perspectives. We are fearless and relentless advocates for your business, always pursuing a return on your IP investments. Our lawyers prioritize our partnership with you and believe service is a 24×7 proposition. We help our clients respond quickly and offer actionable solutions designed to mitigate risk and capitalize on opportunity.

Litigation and dispute resolution: Our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers are always ready to roll up their sleeves and deliver the sound, practical legal strategies necessary for both short- and long-term success. Based internationally, our nimble and creative lawyers are dedicated to providing passionate client advocacy through superior trial skills and incisive industry knowledge. The synthesis of skill and experience, flexibility and strength — plus track record of success in high-stakes controversies — makes McDermott a go-to firm for large-scale, complex litigation. Our white-collar team has tried hundreds of cases in courts throughout the United States and internationally, and draws on the unmatched insights of its lawyers who previously served as senior federal prosecutors.

Private client and wealth management: From the global to the personal, the firm brings its full-service network to bear in helping closely held business owners and high-net-worth individuals effectively structure their assets, meet their wealth transfer and planning goals, and make their mark philanthropically. As clients make the critical decisions that shape their personal, business, tax, civic and charitable concerns around the world, we will be at their side with creative, customized solutions.

Regulatory: Our lawyers marry legal skill with political savvy to turn regulatory risks into forward-looking business solutions. Based in government and trade capitals around the world, our lawyers support companies traversing the increasingly complex international trade landscape, and tackle rising global antitrust activity in all major US and international forums. Wherever the business reaches, our talented regulatory lawyers can help position the your organization for success.

Tax: Our lawyers advise some of the world’s most successful companies on tax matters, including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 100. With a unique combination of tax practitioners, strategists and creative thinkers who can validate sound strategies and offer innovative solutions it helps clients advance their organization’s growth plan — with senior partners involved at every step — 365 days a year with a 360-degree view of the evolving tax landscape.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Giancarlo Castorino
Corporate Ettore Scandale
Dispute resolution Stefano Mechelli
Private equity and Tax Emidio Cacciapuoti
Tax Carlo Paolella
Tax Andrea Tempestini
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Emidio Cacciapuoti  photo Mr Emidio Cacciapuoti Emidio is a partner, he focuses his practice in tax and regulatory aspects of…
Mr Carlo Maria Paolella  photo Mr Carlo Maria Paolella Carlo is a partner, he heads the Firm’s Italian office and leads the…
Mr Ettore Scandale  photo Mr Ettore Scandale Ettore is a partner, as an experienced legal adviser in corporate, banking…
Mr Andrea Tempestini  photo Mr Andrea Tempestini Andrea is a partner, he advises clients on domestic and international tax issues…
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