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

Italy > Private equity Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato's team is proficient in cross-border deals, particularly those encompassing other European nations, and also has strength in a broad array of matters including acquisitions, investments and disposals in addition to fund formation and tax considerations. Emidio Cacciapuoti  and Ettore Scandale jointly head the team which counts the financial, automotive, healthcare, life sciences, retail, engineering, TMT and real estate sectors among its key fields of expertise.

Practice head(s):

Emidio Cacciapuoti; Ettore Scandale

Other key lawyers:

Agata Todarello; Enrico Raso; Fabrizio Faina

Testimonials

‘It is a very experienced team on regulatory issues, asset management, team management, relations with investors. etc.’

‘The team is very helpful, open, flexible and helps the customer to think about issues that are not always obvious. In terms of costs, they never exhibit rigid characteristics.’

‘Clearly better than its competitors in terms of quality / price.  Strong perception of market trends.’

‘A multidisciplinary team which provides in-depth assistance.’

Key clients

Palamon Capital Partners

ES Vedra Capital Advisors LLP

Principia SGR

Muuh s.r.l

Lambda S.p.A.

KPM Analytics

JZ International Limited

G Square Capital

H.I.G. Middle Market

Synergo Capital SGR S.p.A.

CDP Capital Venture SGR S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised KPM Analytics, a provider of analytics technology for the food, agriculture and environmental sectors, on the acquisition of EyePro System S.r.l. from the previous shareholders Andrea Bertuolo, Massimo Boninsgegna, Enthofin S.r.l. and Marco Aste.
  • Advised JZ International on the acquisition of Lighthouse S.p.A.
  • Supported Palamon Capital LLP (Fairconnect S.p.A.) with the respective acquisitions of Midori S.r.l. and DriveQuant.  

Italy > Tax Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato’s tax offering covers international taxation, transfer pricing, withholding tax, patent boxes, litigation and international transactions. The team also acts on private equity-related taxation and investment funds. Carlo Maria Paolella leads the group, which includes domestic and international tax specialist Andrea Tempestini; and Emidio Cacciapuoti, who advises on the tax aspects of funds and alternative investment fund structures. Simone Serretti is an experienced counsel.

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Testimonials

Excellent international experience at the client’s service, as well as an excellent knowledge of different industries and proximity to business processes.

Excellent network of foreign correspondents, who guarantee global, efficient and effective coverage.

Great availability and proactivity are distinctive features when compared to other firms.

The practice has one of the very few highly experienced private equity fund-focused teams in Italy, which makes the team exceptional in the market.

It is not only Carlo Maria Paolella’s technical expertise that makes him stand out, but also the calm and well-organised style of his approach to work that makes working with him great.

Andrea Tempestini and counsel Simone Serretti have great knowledge and experience in domestic and international tax issues, as well as the ability to interact within the client’s business organisation and with other professional firms.

Andrea Tempestini is, above all, that rare combination of high technical skills and appropriate pragmatism, which makes it possible to think out of the box and find solutions in line with clients’ expectations.

Emidio Cacciapuoti provides precise advice on complex Italian tax law issues.

Key clients

Bonatti

Davide Campari Milano

EssilorLuxottica

Ducati Motor Holding

Automobili Lamborghini

Infravia Capital Partners

Janssen-Cilag

Johnson & Johnson

Recordati

Manpower

Furla

Barilla

Loro Piana

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

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato’s banking and finance team is focused on real estate finance matters. Market veteran Giancarlo Castorino consistently assists with the financing aspects of complex and high-value transactions, while Francesco Romeo is a real estate and acquisition finance expert. Since publication, Pierandrea Bonali left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Dedicated and experienced staff that support the client efficiently and quickly.

Perfect attention to the client, even in areas not strictly required.

Speed ​​and clarity in the support provided.

Technical skills, availability, competence and problem-solving skills.

Very reliable team with great business sense and great alignment with other MWE teams that collaborate with us.

A consolidated, united team with great expertise in banking matters.

Professionalism, availability, great experience and the ability to understand the client’s situation.

Giancarlo Castorino was great at summarising the positions of the various parties involved, allowing all parties to reach a satisfactory agreement.

Key clients

Intesa Sanpaolo

Arsenale SGR

Banco BPM

Generali Real Estate

Kryalos SGR

UBI Banca

Natixis – Milan Branch

UniCredit

Work highlights

  • Advising Intesa Sanpaolo, as exclusive mandated lead arranger, on financing Coima, Covivio and Prada, as the winners of a competitive bidding process for a large development real estate project that will transform Milan’s urban features.
  • Advised Intesa Sanpaolo, UniCredit, Natixis (Milan Branch) and UBI Banca on a loan facility granted in favour of Residenziale Immobiliare.
  • Advised UniCredit on a loan facility granted in favour of an Italian real estate alternative investment fund, managed by Silver FIR SGR.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 5

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato derives strength from its highly developed international network, client base and complete service offering. The Italian team in particular, which comprises practice head Stefano Mechelli and Massimiliano Moruzzi, often represents clients front of the Italian Supreme Court in complex matters, especially in the energy, real estate, construction, and environment sectors, as well as, in collaboration with the tax department, tax-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Mechelli

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The italian team of MWE is definitely a great team to partner with, considering their immediate reactivity, strategic counselling and high level skills to manage complex  projects that require more than just legal advice.’

‘Massimiliano Moruzzi provides strategic legal advice on how to conduct complex conflict management issues within the framework of the Italian corporate laws.’

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato's team is especially active on the cross-border front, particularly within the wider European region. The team demonstrates a capacity for acquisitions, investments and disposals, operating in industries as varied as TMT, retail, real estate, healthcare and industrial. Emidio Cacciapuoti and Ettore Scandale are the practice co-heads.

Practice head(s):

Emidio Cacciapuoti; Ettore Scandale

Other key lawyers:

Agata Todarello; Enrico Raso; Fabrizio Faina

Testimonials

‘Strong proximity to clients.’

Great expertise.’

’24/7 availability.’

‘Direct competence and strong ability.’

Key clients

Palamon Capital Partners

ES Vedra Capital Advisors LLP

Principia SGR

Muuh s.r.l

Lambda S.p.A.

KPM Analytics

JZ International Limited

G Square Capital

H.I.G. Middle Market

Synergo Capital SGR S.p.A.

CDP Capital Venture SGR S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised KPM Analytics on the acquisition of EyePro System S.r.l. from the previous shareholders Andrea Bertuolo, Massimo Boninsgegna, Enthofin S.r.l. and Marco Aste.
  • Advising JZ International on the acquisition of Lighthouse S.p.A.
  • Acted for Palamon Capital LLP (Fairconnect S.p.A.) on the acquisition of Midori S.r.l. and DriveQuant.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and finance Giancarlo Castorino
Corporate Ettore Scandale
Dispute resolution Stefano Mechelli
Private equity and Tax Emidio Cacciapuoti
Tax Carlo Paolella
Tax Andrea Tempestini
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Pierandrea Bonali photoMr Pierandrea BonaliPierandrea Bonali focuses his practice on banking and finance and debt restructuring…
Emidio Cacciapuoti photoMr Emidio CacciapuotiEmidio is a partner, he focuses his practice in tax and regulatory aspects of…
Giancarlo Castorino photoMr Giancarlo CastorinoGiancarlo Castorino focuses his practice on structured finance, with a specific focus…
Fabrizio Faina photoMr Fabrizio FainaFabrizio Faina focuses his practice on M&A and corporate law matters, with…
Stefano Mechelli photoMr Stefano MechelliStefano Mechelli leads the Italian International Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Practice, with…
Massimiliano Moruzzi photoMr Massimiliano MoruzziMassimiliano focuses his practice on providing legal advice in litigation both in…
Carlo Maria Paolella photoMr Carlo Maria PaolellaCarlo is a partner, he heads the Firm’s Italian office and leads the…
Alessio Persiani photoMr Alessio PersianiAlessio Persiani advises Italian and non-Italian resident medium-size and large companies on…
Francesco Romeo photoMr Francesco RomeoFrancesco focuses his practice in real estate and acquisition financing, where he…
Ettore Scandale photoMr Ettore ScandaleEttore is a partner, as an experienced legal adviser in corporate, banking…
Andrea Tempestini photoMr Andrea TempestiniAndrea is a partner, he advises clients on domestic and international tax issues…
Agata Todarello photoMs Agata TodarelloAgata Todarello has significant experience in debt and equity transactions, working with…
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