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We assist corporations, financial institutions, private equity firms in setting up corporate and investment operations.

Since its founding, the firm has assisted clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings on key issues in the areas of corporate and commercial law and has also advised companies and private equity funds in various kinds of operations such as mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures as well in drafting commercial agreements.

We counsel Italian clients in domestic and overseas transactions as well as foreign clients for their investments in Italy.

 Our attorneys guide our clientele in board and shareholders meetings as well in the course of a company’s ordinary management.

 The firm also assists industrial groups and private equity funds in investment transactions and the drafting of commercial agreements.

The firm assists clients in issues that may arise between the administrative bodies of the company and its shareholders, in conflicts between majority and minority shareholders, as well as in issues of divergences arising in the interpretation of shareholders' agreements or mismanagement cases.

Representative cases:

  • numerous legal actions against or in defense of board members accused of self-dealing

  • the challenge of the approval of shareholders’ decisions

  • actions involving the managers’ violation of anti-competition provisions

  • various injunctions to obtain the revocation of board members accused of mismanagement

  • ex parte petitions for serious irregularities.

We are specialized in operations such as the acquisition of a company’s equity, spin-offs, leveraged buyouts, setting up of joint-venture companies, investment contracts and mergers, as we contributed to both national and international closings in which we played a key role. We assist clients in matters regarding the acquisition of business units, in both national and international deals.

Representative cases:

  • The sale of a company in the field of private security to a private equity fund for a total value of 110 million euros

  • Assisting the Italian branch of a leading American group specialized in the production of glass bottles in the acquisition of the second European player. The total value of the transaction amounted to EUR 1.6 billion, including the assumption of debt

  • The acquisition of a leading company specialized in the production of special glasses. The total value of the transaction amounted to 128 million Euro.

Over the years the firm has gained a consolidated experience in assisting clients for the drafting of international trade agreements as distribution contracts, international sales, international agency contracts, franchising and other trade agreements involving IP assets which allow the client to penetrate international markets.

Representative cases:

  • Drafting and negotiating several international distribution agreements for a leading tobacco company

  • Drafting international distribution agreements for a leading company in the production of special glasses

  • Negotiating an international distribution agreement for a leading shoe company for the international markets

  • Drafting trademarks license agreements for a leading tobacco manufacturer.

We have assisted clients involved in complex company crisis issues gaining a significant experience on national and international bankruptcy matters.

We advise clients in the different phases of a business crisis, both on the creditor’s side as well as the company’s side.