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Eversheds Sutherland Associazione Professionale
20123 MILAN

Italy > EU and competition law Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland Associazione Professionale's recent workload ranges from complex matters before the ICA and Italian administrative courts, to antitrust private enforcement, state aid, merger control and antitrust compliance. Heading up the antitrust and competition practice, 'highly trained and scrupulous professional' Alessandro Greco covers all areas of EU, regulatory and competition law; managing associate Gabriele Maria Polito's track record includes a stint working at the EC’s Legal Service.

Practice head(s):


A good full-service firm that is able to meet the needs of multinational companies on cross-border projects.

Eversheds Sutherland has large teams covering a wide variety of legal matters, with office locations across the globe that provide great international reach. The breadth and depth of expertise means they are able to support us on a range of issues and cover all our external legal requirements.’

‘Eversheds Sutherland has a diverse client base, and the team has really good knowledge and understanding of many different industries and sectors – invaluable when it comes to navigating industry-wide issues.’

Their lawyers are technically first class, and their advice and guidance are always on point – they really stand out as leaders in their field.

They provide great support on smaller local issues, and can also quickly assemble large teams with full project management support, which really helps to co-ordinate larger/cross-border projects.

Alessandro Greco is a highly trained and scrupulous professional, who has excellent communication skills.

Alessandro Greco recently provided us with a great deal of support on competition and consumer issues.

Alessandro Greco and managing associate Gabriele Maria Polito have been great at prioritising our issues, which have been urgent in nature; they have been readily available to discuss matters at short notice.

Key clients


Aspen Pharmacare



Kuwait Petroleum International

Servizi Italia




Elisa Oyj

Newell Brands

Work highlights

  • Assisted Sensus Italia, and its sole shareholder Sensus Metering System (Lux Co 3), with a bid rigging case opened by the ICA into the water metre market.
  • Assisting Manital group with litigation brought before the administrative courts, which challenges ICA findings into a bid rigging cartel investigation.
  • Assisting Servizi Italia with the implementation of an antitrust compliance programme.

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland Associazione Professionale is well known for its local strength, combined with a wide international network, which allows great cross-border reach. The team is especially focused on energy and oil and gas disputes, whereby Kuwait Petroleum is a key client and Simone Barnaba the point of contact at the firm. Commercial, corporate and insolvency disputes are core areas for practice head Renato Fiumalbi. Beatrice Bigonzi acts for top players of the fashion industry, among other clients. Mariafrancesca De Leo moved to Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria.

Practice head(s):

Renato Fiumalbi

Other key lawyers:

Simone Barnaba; Beatrice Bigonzi


‘Giuseppe Celli, Simone Barnaba and Marta Siracusa have in-depth knowledge of the respective legal sectors, plus availability and collaboration in complex resolution issues. Consistently positive results achieved in the disputes faced by the company.’

‘Beatrice Bigonzi is very responsive and efficient in dealing with complex international disputes.’

‘Maria Francesca De Leo is very scrupulous.’

‘The firm is highly specialized in the management of litigation and in the settlement of disputes. The reconstruction of the facts is dealt with in every detail that can positively address the judges’ assessments. Another strong point is the constant interactivity with the client’s internal lawyers. The answers are always punctual and timely. These are skills that cannot always be found in other law firms of the same level. All this leads to exceptional results, even in critical and desperate situations.’

‘Simone Barnaba is a lawyer with great legal skills and with an uncommon ability to analyse problems’

‘Beatrice Bigonzi stands out for her ability to manage the most complex disputes in a simple and straightforward way and with the utmost competence, identifying weaknesses and strength of a case and working on it with passion and dedication.’

Key clients

Kuwait Petroleum

Former Chairman of large Italian shipbuilding company

Q8 Quaser S.r.l.

Saxo Bank A/S

Sirti S.p.A.


Bink Bank N.V.

Warner Bros


Work highlights

  • Representing Kuwait Petroleum Italia S.p.A., as a Defendant, in an action brought by Alitalia in extraordinary administration seeking the return of a price component paid for the supply of jet fuel at several Italian airports allegedly charged by Kuwait in violation of antitrust law and certain regulatory provisions.
  • Representing the former chairman of a large Italian shipbuilding company, recently declared bankrupt, in an action brought by the bankruptcy receiver.
  • Representing Q8 Quaser S.r.l., as a Defendant, in an action brought by an Italian oil company seeking over 5 million euro in damages for alleged breach of contract, unfair competition and other business tort theories.

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland Associazione Professionale assists clients from the aerospace and defence, banks and financial services, construction and materials, energy, real estate, transportation, utilities sectors in all bankruptcy and insolvency related matters. In particular, the team is notably active in insolvency litigation, including liability actions against directors and auditors, among others. Renato Fiumalbi leads the department, which also includes key name Simone Barnaba.

Practice head(s):

Renato Fiumalbi

Other key lawyers:


‘Eversheds is a firm with a particular and uncommon expertise in bankruptcy law. Its customer support in this area covers all possible aspects of the matter both in the preventive consultancy phase and thereafter.’

‘Simone Barnaba has an uncommon knowledge of bankruptcy law and applicable legislation, which allows him to provide immediate and timely advice.’

‘It is a dynamic team that, depending on the professional expertise required for a specific matter, is able to deploy different, well-trained and well-motivated resources.’

‘Simone Barnaba is a professional whose professional intelligence is matched only by the extreme accuracy that he daily deepens in the analysis and management of every single issue entrusted to him.’

Key clients


Kuwait Petroleum

Q8 Quaser S.r.l.

Former Chairman of large Italian shipbuilding company (now in Bankruptcy)

Specialist supplier of safety systems and advanced materials to the global aerospace and defense markets

Marlew S.A.

Former Chairman of large Italian shipbuilding company (now in Bankruptcy)

Work highlights

  • Advising and representing Italian and foreign subsidiaries of an oil & gas multinational company in several claw back actions brought by the extraordinary administration of the Alitalia SAI S.p.A. before Italian Courts seeking the repayment under Italian Bankruptcy Law of certain amounts paid by Alitalia for jet fuel supplies made at several Italian and European airports.
  • Advising a multinational financial services company listed on the London Stock Exchange on the impact of the group’s restructuring and subsequent administration in the UK on the Italian subsidiaries and operations and related issues under Italian law.  
  • Representing the former Chairman of a large Italian shipbuilding company, declared bankrupt, in several legal actions brought by the bankruptcy receiver, including an action for breach of fiduciary duties brought against former directors, auditors and third parties seeking over 170 million euro in damages.

Italy > Tax Tier 4

Co-led by Marco Melisse and Sebastiano Sciliberto, Eversheds Sutherland Associazione Professionale focuses on transfer pricing and tax litigation in relation to cross-border transactions; and the practice has a strong client base in the automotive, food distribution, agribusiness and healthcare sectors. It is also able to leverage an enviable international network.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Lawyers of Eversheds Sutherland Associazione Professionale are often engaged on multijurisdictional transactions, working in close collaboration with their colleagues across the globe. Riccardo Bianchini Riccardi has a particularly strong knowledge of US corporate representations and jointly heads the practice with Giuseppe Celli, an expert in the IT, pharmaceutical and defence sectors. In addition to M&A, the group handles commercial, corporate finance and restructuring mandates and is also well-established within the oil and gas, food and energy industries.

Practice head(s):

Riccardo Bianchini Riccardi; Giuseppe Celli

Other key lawyers:

Giulia Bramanti; Guido Galeotti; Alessandro Vischi; Francesco Arangio


‘Great competence, team always available, clear billing with excellent level of detail in the description of the services.’

‘Very high professionalism and competence of all the professionals with whom we had the opportunity to interface.’

Key clients

nLIGHT, Inc.

Eaton S.r.l.

AlgoWatt S.p.A.

Itago SGR S.p.A.


Al Dahra Holding LLC

Health Holding Company S.r.l.


Banking and Finance Umberto Mauro
Banking and Finance Daniela Viaggio
Banking and Finance Ubaldo Caracino
Commercial Beatrice Bigonzi
Commercial Francesco Arangio
Commercial Andrea Zincone
Compliance Gabriele Pignatti Morano
Corporate M&A Guido Galeotti
Corporate M&A Giuseppe Celli
Corporate M&A Alessandro Vischi
Corporate M&A Giulia Bramanti
Corporate M&A Lorenzo Fratantoni
Corporate M&A Francesco Arangio
Data protection Massimo Maioletti
Data protection Andrea Zincone
Dispute Resolution Renato Fiumalbi
Dispute Resolution Simone Barnaba
Dispute Resolution Beatrice Bigonzi
Employment Valentina Pomares
Employment Marcello Floris
Energy Daniela Viaggio
Energy Giuseppe La Rosa
EU Competition and regulatory Alessandro Greco
IP &IT Beatrice Bigonzi
IP &IT Giuseppe Rizzo
IP &IT Anna Maria Stein
Real Estate Giuseppe Celli
Restructuring & Insolvency Fiumalbi
Restructuring & Insolvency Barnaba
Restructuring & Insolvency Arangio
Tax Sebastiano Sciliberto
Tax Gianluca Nemec
Public Law Giuseppe La Rosa
White Collars Francesco Giovannini
Tommaso Aggio photo Tommaso AggioPrincipal Associate
Sara Anesi photo Sara AnesiPrincipal Associate
Beatrice Bigonzi photo Beatrice BigonziPartner and Head of Commercial
Deborah Borghi photo Deborah BorghiPrincipal associate
Giulia Bramanti photo Giulia BramantiPartner
Renato Fiumalbi photo Renato FiumalbiPartner and Head of Litigation, Arbitration, Insolvency
Marcello Floris photo Marcello FlorisExecutive Partner and Co – Head Employment and Pensions
Guido Galeotti photo Guido GaleottiExecutive Partner and Co-Head of Corporate
Aura Moraglia photo Aura MoragliaSenior Associate
Gabriele Pignatti Morano photo Gabriele Pignatti MoranoPartner
Valentina Pomares photo Valentina PomaresExecutive Partner and Co – Head Employment and Pensions
Antonio Santini photo Antonio SantiniSenior Associate
Vincenzo Sarta photo Vincenzo SartaPrincipal Associate
Elena Spanu photo Elena SpanuSenior Associate
Alessandro Vischi photo Alessandro VischiPartner
Number of lawyers : 2,000+
in this country : 50
Eversheds Sutherland
the global law firm that sets the standards
Contact : Giuseppe Celli (managing partner)
Partner : Gabriele Pignatti
Partner : Massimo Maioletti
Other offices : Please see www.eversheds-sutherland.com for details of offices around the world

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