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Legance - Avvocati Associati

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Managing Partner: Alberto Maggi
Number of partners: 44
Number of lawyers: 273
Languages: Chinese, English, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Legance is an independent law firm, founded in 2007 by a group of acclaimed partners. Legance distinguishes itself in the legal market as a point of reference for both clients and institutions. Due to its strong international practice Legance can support clients over several geographical areas, and can organise and coordinate multi-jurisdictional teams whenever required.

Main Areas of Practice:
Administrative Law
Banking & Finance
Corporate Finance
Data Protection
Debt Capital Markets
Dispute Resolution
Employment & Industrial Relations
Energy, Project & Infrastructure
Environmental Law
Equity Capital Markets
EU, Antitrust & Regulation
Financial Intermediaries Regulation
Food Law
Insurance Law
Intellectual Property
Investment Funds
Real Estate
Restructuring & Insolvency
Shipping, Aviation & Transportation Law
Tax Law
Telecommunications, Media & Technology
White Collar Crimes

Administrative Law:
The team operates in different areas, focusing on contracts and public services, town planning, environmental law, energy, litigation before administrative courts and development of legislative models and regulatory instruments.
Filippo Pacciani
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
The team advice covers: leveraged finance, acquisition finance, mezzanine financing, project financing, real estate financing, syndicated loans, issues of bonds, securitisation of performing and non-performing receivables of a variety of asset classes, covered bonds, debt restructurings, PIK structures, derivatives, securities lending transactions and other structured products.
Contact: Andrea Giannelli
Email: [email protected]

Compliance & Data Protection:
The group deals with issues related to privacy, anti-corruption legislation and Legislative Decree 231/2001 assisting national and international clients, both in the public and private sectors. The team advises on GDPR and data protection laws, management and implementation of companies’ data protection models and data protection litigations.
Contact: Andrea Fedi
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Finance & ECM:
The team assists leading national and international investors and Private Equity Funds in public and private M&A. The team covers all aspects of the project, identifying the suitable corporate and tax structure, carrying out due diligence activities, drafting and negotiating contractual documents and fulfilling antitrust and other obligations. The group also advises domestic and international issuers and investors in equity capital markets transactions. Moreover the team deals with corporate and debt restructurings, distressed assets, insolvency procedures and transactions related to critical business situations and default management.
Contact: Filippo Troisi
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
The team assists clients in various national and multi-jurisdictional disputes, in relation to civil and commercial matters, intervening both in pre-contentious and in judicial phase. Thanks to the collaboration with other departments of the firm, the team can offer an effective service to meet the client’s needs, and to solve complex litigation.
Contact: Stefano Parlatore
Email: [email protected]

Employment & Industrial Relations:
The team assists in: restructurings, litigations, redundancy plans, use of state welfare, trade union matters, unemployment programs, transfers of undertakings and outsourcing processes, executives appointment/departure, non-compete and retention agreements.
Contact: Alberto Maggi
Email: [email protected]

Energy, Project & Infrastructure:
A multidisciplinary team assists sponsors, project companies, investors and lenders across all areas and stages of transactions, ranging from the development and structuring phases of projects, to M&A transactions of secondary market and financing, involving public law and regulatory issues.
Contact: Monica Colombera
Email: [email protected]

EU, Antitrust & Regulation:
The team assistance includes: compliance programs, assistance before the Antitrust Authority and the European Commission in proceedings for concentrations, cartels and abuse of dominance and assistance on State aid, unfair commercial practices and misleading advertising. In collaboration with other departments the team provides assistance in challenging orders issued by national/EU administration agencies before the relevant administrative courts, in proceedings before ordinary jurisdictions or in arbitrations regarding competition law issues.
Contact: Vito Auricchio
Email: [email protected]

Insurance Law:
The insurance team covers:
M&A transactions, day-to-day business operations and compliance with new laws and regulations (e.g. IDD), complex high-profile matters before administrative authorities (e.g. IVASS, Consob), as well as in court and arbitration disputes. Contact: Gian Paolo Tagariello
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
The group advises Italian and foreign corporations over the protection and exploitation of their intellectual and industrial property rights: copyright, trademark, patent law, unfair competition and design law. The team, made up of lawyers and trademarks agents, is one of the few offering fully fledged assistance services.
Contact: Paolo Marzano
Email: [email protected]

Investment Funds:
Team expertise covers: funds structuring, establishment and marketing (private equity, venture capital, debt, real estate, infrastructure) including alternative investment schemes and indirect structures, investments in illiquid assets (Italian or foreign funds), acquisitions and spin-offs, funds restructuring and other GP-led transactions, managers’ governance and organisational structure, management of proceedings with Supervising Authorities, including sanctioning procedures.
Contact: Enzo Schiavello
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
The team advises on sale and purchase of property portfolios, property development or restructuring, setting-up and management of real estate funds, in all market divisions (office, hospitality, logistic, residential, retail). The group combines various expertise: corporate finance, banking, administrative, environmental and tax.
Contact: G. Capecchi – G. Abbruzzese
Email: [email protected][email protected]

Tax Law:
The team experience includes: M&A, banking, capital markets, real estate, investment funds and project financing, transfer pricing and private client matters. The department also manages relationships and disputes with tax authorities.
Contact: Luca Dal Cerro
Email: [email protected]

White Collar Crimes:
The department provides judicial and extrajudicial assistance in the field of criminal law to Italian and foreign companies in relation to economic and financial matters including the defense of natural persons and companies responsible pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001.
Contact: Niccolò Bertolini Clerici
Email: nbertoli[email protected]


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