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Grimaldi Studio Legale

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Managing Partner: Francesco Sciaudone
Executive Committe: Vittorio Grimaldi, Francesco Sciaudone, Davide Contini, Angelo Zambelli

Firm Overview:
Grimaldi Studio Legale is a leader in the legal services marketplace. With offices in Milan, Rome, Brussels, Bari, Lugano and London, 42 partners and more than 150 highly qualified lawyers, Grimaldi is recognised for the quality and professionalism of its people. With a complete and diversified legal expertise, the firm advises Italian and International clients. The firm is expanding its capabilities with important lateral hires and opening of new offices. The firm and its lawyers are regularly recommended by specialised press. With the Grimaldi Alliance, we are present in an ever-growing number of Countries: direct involvement with highly-qualified national professionals; one-Stop Shop for clients who need to monitor their cross-border investments; able to ensure the best practice in the internationalisation of businesses; partnering with its clients in the development and growth of their business on the international markets.

Main Areas of Practice:
Administrative, Infrastructure, Energy, Public Procurement
Banking, Finance & Insurance
Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring
Capital Markets
Contentious Trust
Corporate Governance & Compliance
Corporate/M&A/Private Equity/Venture Capital
Debt Collection
Employment & Industrial Relations
EU Law & Competition Law
Intellectual property
Litigation, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Patent Law & Intellectual Property
Project Finance
Real Estate
Telecommunications, Media & IT

Banking, Finance & Insurance:
12 partners; 2 counsels; 22 associates
The practice advises primary banks, financial institutions, financial sponsors and corporations on all types of financing and finance transactions, supporting clients from structuring to drafting, negotiating financial documentation and managing relationships with regulatory authorities. Attorneys have also developed in-depth expertise in structured finance, structured products, securitisations, mutual funds, derivatives, unit-linked life insurance policies, index-linked products and capitalisation contracts.
Milan Contact: Davide Contini
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity:
14 partners; 14 associates
The corporate/M&A and private equity practice advises Italian and international companies and international financial institutions and banks on extraordinary transactions such as mergers and de-mergers, acquisition of participations, company reorganisations, drafting shareholders’ agreements and joint venture agreements, on setting up new companies, IPOs and capital markets transactions (including public tender offers, rights offers, bonds’ issue). It also follows clients on corporate governance and compliance, commercial contracts, debt restructuring and bankruptcy.
Rome Contact: Vittorio Grimaldi
Email: [email protected]
London Contact: Michael Bray
[email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
6 partners; 11 associates
The practice advises clients on domestic and international litigations in trial courts and arbitrations. It covers all areas of civil and commercial law, with particular emphasis on banking, insurance, contentious trust and constructions. The team worked on some of the most relevant recent cases, including international class actions.
Milan Contact: Davide Contini
[email protected]

Employment & Industrial Relations:
3 partners; 6 associates
The firm has extensive experience in labour and employment law, industrial relations and related litigation and in-depth knowledge of the system of laws and regulations governing employment relationships and collective bargaining. As consultant of industrial, financing and commercial companies and groups, the practice gives on-going assistance in matters related to the management of human resources, employment relationships and employment related litigation. Angelo Zambelli has been awarded with the Labour Awards ‘Best Lawyer of the Year’ (2015 – 2014), ‘Best Lawyer of the year in Industrial and Trade Union Relations’ (2013 -12). He is also ranked among the top 30 leaders Lawyers in Italy (Legalcommunity and GQ) who stand out for managerial skills, strategic vision and media impact.
Milan Contact: Angelo Zambelli
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
1 partner, 2 Of cousel,1 associate
The firm assists clients in the management of trademarks, patents and intellectual and industrial property. The firm has a long-standing experience in this field, ranging from the registration of intellectual property rights to the relevant transfer agreements and litigations.
Milan/Rome/Brussels Contact: Francesco Sciaudone, Sara Romano
Email: [email protected][email protected]

EU Law/Competition Law:
3 partners; 9 associates
The firm advises clients on EU law and antitrust matters. The team based in Brussels, Rome and Milan covers multinational mergers and joint ventures, cartel cases, abuse of dominance and restrictive practice cases, before the EU Commission and the Italian Antitrust Authority. The firm has top-level competence on state aid matters and public procurement, as well as on structural funds and other European matters. It assists clients before the Italian and European Courts on antitrust and on EU matters. Specific experience have been acquired in industry sectors like cement, pharma, energy, transport. Francesco Sciaudone was awarded ‘Best Competition Lawyer 2015’, ‘Best Regulatory and Antitrust Lawyer 2016’ (Legalcommunity Corporate M&A Awards). He is also ranked among the top 30 leaders Lawyers in Italy (Legalcommunity and GQ) who stand out for managerial skills, strategic vision and media impact.
Rome/Brussels Contact: Francesco Sciaudone
[email protected]

Administrative, Infrastructure, Energy, Public Procurement:
13 partners; 30 associates
The firm advises clients on public law due to its specific competence in infrastructure, transport, public procurement, environment, urban planning, public services, energy matters and project finance. The team represents clients before all the competent authorities. It has an impressive litigation activity before the administrative courts in energy, transport, infrastructure and public procurement, as well as in public services matters.
Rome Contact: Francesco Sciaudone
Email: [email protected]
Milan Contact: Sergio Massimiliano Sambri
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
1 partner; 1 counsel; 6 associates
The firm has expertise and experience in all aspects of real estate law, such as acquisitions of single assets of portfolios and property companies, development, financing and leasing, and of real estate funds. Lawyers also assist clients on the debt restructuring and insolvency of real estate companies, on distressed real estate loans and financing, in addition to advising on the enforcement of mortgages and all disputes involving real estate law. Lawyers represents buyers and sellers, as well as financial parties and institutional investors in connection with shopping centres, residential complexes, hotels, hospitals and industrial assets.
Milan Contact: Paolo Rulli
Email: [email protected]

2 partners; 1 counsel; 6 associates
The practice has extensive and comprehensive knowledge of Italian tax law. It is comprises of five professionals and advises clients on corporate tax, private equity and venture capital, Italian and international M&A transactions, in particular on leveraged buy-outs, structured finance, including bonds and structured financial products, extraordinary transactions, stock option plans, real estate transactions and tax due diligence. It also has solid competence in tax litigation before the Italian Courts.
Milan Contact: Luca Dezzani
Email: [email protected]

Key Clients:
A2A, Alitalia, Alstom, Astaldi, Atac, Banca IMI, Banca Popolare di Milano, BlackBerry, CitiBank, European Commission, Consip, Credit Suisse, DHL, Enel, ERG, Fineco, Finmeccanica, Hera, Iberia, Intesa Sanpaolo, Janseen Cilag, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Piaggio, Siram, Solvay, The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC, UBS, UniCredit, Unipol.