Besides assisting and advising Italian companies, the Firm provides legal services to foreign companies and professionals who have business activities in Italy as well as to Italian companies managing business abroad in the following areas:
Assistance in disputes and litigation procedures before EU Courts (Civil Service Tribunal, General Court and Court of Justice of the European Union), as well as in the management of legal issues in any way related to EU law.
Assistance to both Italian and foreign entities in litigation procedures before Italian Courts as well as before domestic and international arbitrators.
Assistance either in Italy or abroad with the enforcement process of decisions delivered by foreign or Italian Courts.
Assistance with the enforcement process of foreign arbitral awards in Italy.
Assistance to Italian and foreign clients with either drafting and negotiating contracts to set up trade networks (e.g. contracts of agency, distribution, franchising, etc.) or with managing any aspect of their business activity (e.g. supply agreements, sub-contracting agreements, temporary companies association, etc.) with Italian and foreign partners.
In addition, assistance in the formation of consortiums, as well as in the set up abroad of branches or subsidiaries, by drafting contracts (e.g. Joint venture agreements) with local partners.
Advice and assistance either in or out of court on domestic as well as EU antitrust issues, such as: (i) operations of corporate acquisition-combination - including the notification process to the Antitrust Authority or to the European Commission (MTF); (ii) evaluation of practices potentially restricting competition or implying abuse of dominant position pursuant to Italian aw n. 287/90 or to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).
Advice on the lawful allocation of State Aid by Regions and Chambers of Commerce, pursuant to art. 107 and 108 of the TFEU and to the implementing laws.
Industrial and Intellectual Property
Assistance in disputes concerning industrial and intellectual property (patents, trademarks, trade models, copyrights, software, etc.).
Drafting and negotiating of contracts for transferring or licensing of industrial/intellectual property titles as well as any other agreement related to intellectual property or copyright (such as contracts of advertising, of sponsoring, etc.).
Mergers, Acquisitions and Business Transactions
Assistance to Italian and foreign entrepreneurs with domestic and international M&A as well as with other business transactions, such as assignment of shares, sales of business branch, etc.. Due diligence tasks on target companies focusing on legal, contractual and non-contractual issues.
Drawing up of articles of association, bylaws and shareholders agreements.
Advice on and assistance in corporate disputes and litigation procedures (directors' liability, minority rights abridgement, challenging of the balance sheet, etc.).
Advice and assistance, either in court or out of court, in disputes concerning liability in contract and liability in tort, focusing on product liability and malpractice.
Arbitration and Mediation
Assistance in proceedings before domestic and international arbitrators.
We also perform duties as sole arbitrators.
Assistance in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings, focusing on trade and commercial mediation.
Drafting and managing agreements with creditors, as well as judicial assistance in insolvency procedures, focusing on debt restructuring and on arrangements before bankruptcy.
The Firm assists private entities and public administrations in litigation procedures before T.A.R. (Administrative Regional Courts) and the Consiglio di Stato (Supreme Administrative Court) and advises on various areas of administrative law, focusing on city-planning, real estate transactions, bids, tenders and public /private partnership.
Drafting and negotiation of contracts for sale, bids and tenders, lease, leasing etc.
Over the last twelve years, the Firm has built up close links to law firms with specific expertise in other legal sectors, such as Criminal Law and Labour Law, thus ensuring its ability to meet clients' needs in almost every area. This ongoing collaboration across offices and legal fields has given its lawyers much valuable experience in working as members of multidisciplinary teams, and reflects the Firm's willingness to embrace new experiences and challenges in its efforts to provide the very best client service.