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Areas of Expertise

Since 1974 we have been providing our clients 360° legal assistance, both for out-of-court matters and in all aspects of litigation.
Thanks to the firm's membership in the Alliuris and Primerus legal networks, we are in the position to offer our clients rapid, expert assistance not only throughout Italy and Europe, but throughout the world as well.
The integration of classic legal services and expertise in the sectors of corporate and tax law additionally allows us to offer our clients consultancy with regard to preliminary analysis and feasibility studies, corporate valuation, the drawing up of operating and consolidated financial statements, and, in general, in all tax and fiscal matters.

Corporate Law, M&A and Compliance

We assist our clients in all aspects of corporate law, from the first phases of establishing the new enterprise and the quotidian management of the company (including corporate secretariat services), to extraordinary operations, such as mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures of businesses and companies (including in the context of bankruptcy procedures), up to the decline and end-stages of the enterprise.

We organize corporate valuations, legal, fiscal, accounting and financial due diligence operations, and facilitate the drafting of group operating and consolidated financial statements.

We manage all aspects relating to corporate compliance, such as work safety matters, privacy issues and the drafting of all forms necessary to comply with Legislative Decree 231/2001.

The firm's partners regularly serve as members of Boards of Statutory Auditors and Supervisory Committees, pursuant to the above Legislative Decree, of Italian industrial, commercial, financial and insurance corporations.

Employment Law

Employment law in Italy is in continual evolution. Our employment team, supervised and coordinated by partners each having over twenty of experience in the field, is composed of highly trained professionals, specialized in this sector, and is always available for the firm's clients, both for day-by-day consultancy and for the formalization, management and termination of employment relationships of all kinds, be they subordinate, executive, associate or administrative relationships, and for the immediate resolution of all nature of employment issues the firm's clients may face, providing complete assistance throughout all phases of any employment litigation that may become necessary. The Employment Department also assists its clients, in addition to the drafting of all types of employment contracts, both domestic and international, with the drafting of non-competition and non-disclosure agreements, and frequently assists clients with litigation deriving both from the violation of employment contracts and agreements, and from other issues such as unfair competition and employee and client poaching. The team also has significant experience in agency relationships and contracts. The Department works closely with the other components of the firm, and is also involved in numerous corporate operations, such as mergers and acquisitions and the relative due diligence procedures, in addition to assisting corporate clients in managing complex human resources operations.

Corporate and Civil Law

We assist our clients on a daily basis in negotiating, drafting and managing international and domestic commercial agreements. In particular, we manage contracts involving, inter alia, M&A, distribution and supply, agency relations, franchising, retail agreements, advertising, e-commerce, research and development, licensing agreements, bids and tenders for words and services, commercial lease and rental agreements, sureties and other forms of guarantee, joint ventures and the lease and sale of business concerns.

Intellectual Property, Competition and Advertising

The protection of industrial property (trademarks, domain names, patents, designs, know-how, industrial secrets, packaging and look-a-likes) and the consultancy services we offer regarding competition and advertising are a fundamental component of the services we offer to the firm’s clients.   We are particularly active in the fight against the infringement of industrial and intellectual property rights, grey market products, and unfair competition. Over the years, we have developed specific expertise in vertical and horizontal agreements, selective distribution, in addition to proceedings before the Italian Antitrust Authority (AGCM) and Italy's Advertising Standards Authority (IAP).

Real Estate Law

We assist clients in all matters, both in and out of court, relating to real estate, in addition to commercial operations involving the acquisition, commercialization, management and economic development of immovable property, including within the context of extraordinary and M&A operations.

Criminal Law

Our clients may rely on the experience of our criminal law department not only for the resolution of penal matters that have already arisen, but also for the prevention of future wrong-doings. Every matter of an employment, fiscal, corporate or environment nature is "reviewed" in the context of any - possible - penal implications.

Litigation and Arbitration

For decades, we have represented our clients in civil litigation cases, which are often complex and involve various international parties, in addition to domestic administrative and penal cases, and frequently assist clients in alternative dispute resolution procedures and arbitration. ?  Our litigation services involve all the firm's areas of activities, with particular emphasis in the sectors of commercial, employment, unfair competition, advertising, intellectual property, real estate and tax law.

Banking and finance – Enforcement and bankruptcy proceedings - Restructuring

Advisory and consultancy on banking and financial law, with attention to contracts (standard and customized documentation), compliance and management of non-performing loans and receivables, both in extrajudicial and judicial proceedings, including forced execution and bankruptcy procedures.
Advisory and consultancy on negotiation, drafting of contracts and management of restructuring and turnaround transactions, both in judicial procedures (composition with creditors and bankruptcy proceedings) and extrajudicial proceedings (moratorium, debt consolidation, debt restructuring agreements).

Accounting and Tax Law Area

Our services include assistance to our clients in matters relating to direct and indirect taxation, tax obligations and compliance, check ups (Tax Audit Test), fiscal planning and, in general, opinions on a wide range of fiscal issues, also in regard to international tax issues, through the use of our network of foreign advisors, in addition to the analysis and drafting of documentation relating to business group transfer pricing policies. The firm's tax litigation department offers a complete range of services, including assistance in the preparation of tax rulings, assistance during fiscal audits and in the context of the pre-trial preparation period, and defense before Provincial, Regional, National tax commissions, and before the Italian Supreme level for cases requiring it, in addition to assistance in conciliation proceedings. Moreover, our firm assists clients with administrative/bookkeeping matters, from the analysis of bookkeeping management systems, to the creation and management of accounting systems and budgeting, reporting and forecasting procedures. We offer our clients outsourcing services to cover the entire cycle of business administrative activities: bookkeeping, analysis and recording of accounting data, administrative controls, reporting, preparation of company and group operating and consolidated financial statements, compliance with corporate and fiscal obligations. Our non-resident clients may also elect to outsource to us all Italian VAT operations. Finally, we offer our clients assistance with all tax aspects relative to individuals, including management, protection and intergenerational transfer of family and business assets, non-resident and expat tax issues, compensation from or to other countries, the purchase/sale of real estate and financial shares and investments.