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Managing Partner: Alberto Maggi

Number of partners: 50

Number of lawyers: 298

Languages: English, Farsi, French, German, Italian, 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:

The team is a well-integrated group of experts that operates in different practice areas based on their specialisation, assisting both Italian and foreign operators, administrative agencies and public businesses in carrying out activities regulated by public law, with specific focus on contracts and public services, town planning, environmental law, energy, litigation before administrative courts and development of legislative models and regulatory instruments.

Contact: Filippo Pacciani

Email: [email protected]


Banking & Finance:

The team advises domestic and international banks, financial institutions, investment funds and companies, as well as numerous public-sector entities, on a large number of transactions, covering a wide range of areas: leveraged finance, acquisition finance, mezzanine financing, real estate financing, syndicated loans, bond and other debt securities issues, debt restructuring, PIK structures, derivatives, securities lending transactions and other structured products.

Contact: Andrea Giannelli

Email: [email protected]


Compliance:

The team deals with issues related to anti-corruption legislation and Legislative Decree 231/2001 and assists national and international clients, in the public and private sectors, offering advice both in the due diligence and evaluation of possible investments, as well as in the structuring and drafting the documentation necessary to ensure compliance. The experience gained by the team also extends to the management of internal audits and events related to inspections and investigations by supervisory authorities, dealing with issues related to compliance of the broader and integrated perspective of governance.

Contact: Andrea Fedi

Email: [email protected]


Corporate Finance:

The team assists leading investors and Private Equity Funds in public and private M&A and Equity Capital Markets transactions. It is able to offer its expertise in every phase of a transaction: the identification of the most appropriate corporate and tax structure, due diligence activities, drafting and negotiating contractual documents, and compliance with the competent regulated authorities.

Contact: Filippo Troisi

Email: [email protected]


Data Protection:

The team provides detailed analysis of all issues regarding personal data, and its implications in various areas: labour law, corporate law, consumer law, compliance and cases regarding Corporate Liability (Decree no. 231/2001). The group’s advice covers all issues related to the protection of personal data with particular attention to the GDPR Regulation, the Italian Legislative Decree no. 196/2003, as subsequently amended (Privacy Act), and the management and implementation of corporate data protection models.

Contact: Andrea Fedi

Email: [email protected]


Debt Capital Markets:

The team assists leading companies, banks and financial institutions in the field of EMTN programmes, issue of bonds, mini-bonds by small corporations, including small and medium enterprises financing transactions initiated by banking groups and public-sector entities. The team also assists in the structuring and monitoring of issues made in the green bond sector and social bonds, as well as in issues aimed at supporting the internationalisation of the issuing company’s business. It also operates in structured finance transactions (securitisations of performing loans and NPLs, covered bonds, factoring transactions)

Contact: Andrea Giannelli

Email: [email protected]


Dispute Resolution:

The team has proven experience and a high level of specialisation, and 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. The team’s professionals have unrivalled experience in national and international arbitration and the required background and expertise to assist and represent clients in a wide range of disputes.

Contact: Stefano Parlatore

Email: [email protected]


Employment and Industrial Relations:

The team assists clients in all employment-related matters. Lawyers focus on offering pragmatic and comprehensive solutions, also relying upon Legance’s wide array of expertise in other often contiguous practices. The main areas of activity include complex restructurings and redundancy plans, the use of State welfare, unemployment programs, transfers of undertakings and outsourcing processes, trade union matters, appointment and departure of senior executives or board members, non-competition and retention agreements, significant litigation.

Contact: Alberto Maggi

Email: [email protected]


Energy, Project & Infrastructure:

The team has unrivalled experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors, assisting a full range of market participants (sponsors, project companies, investors and lenders) across all areas and stages of transactions, from the development and structuring of projects, to M&A transactions and financing of projects on a recourse and non-recourse basis, including DCM transactions. The team is one of the biggest in the Italian legal market and includes high profile experts in administrative/public law so to distinct the group for in depth risk analysis in complex due diligence and also benefits of strong capability of the tax group supporting the tax analysis in the due diligence phase and in the definition of financing and acquisition structures.

Contact: Monica Colombera

Email: [email protected]


Environmental:

The team supports clients in solving any problem related to the environment and health and safety at work, covering both consultancy and litigation. The group has extensive experience in relation to procedures for the issue of environmental permits, the preventive management and transfer of environmental risk for warranty purposes, or at a contractual level. The team assists companies, financial institutions, private equity funds and investment banks in extraordinary transactions involving activities with high environmental impact, environmental policies and responsibilities, innovative green-economy and sustainability projects, development of eco-friendly technologies.

Contact: Maria Cristina Breida

Email: [email protected]


Equity Capital Markets:

The team advises domestic and international issuers and investors on IPOs, admission to listing and offers on regulated markets, multilateral trading facilities and other markets, secondary market offers, rights offers, voluntary and mandatory purchase and/or exchange offers, employee-only offer schemes and stock option plans, and the structuring of complex corporate finance transactions involving equity securities, securities convertible into equity and equity-linked securities. The group regularly assists clients on any matters of corporate governance and corporate disclosure related to the client’s role as issuer, whether in the context of the above-mentioned transactions or on an ongoing basis.

Contact: Giorgio Vanzanelli

Email: [email protected]


EU, Antitrust and Regulation:

The team has strong expertise in mergers (at EU and national level) handling notification processes before the EU Commission and the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) and in the field of investigations before the ICA for cartels and abuse of dominance. In the unfair commercial practices and advertising area, the team supports clients in civil disputes and disputes before the Italian Advertising Self-Regulation Institute, as well as the review of advertising, claims and in relation to consumer protection. The expertise includes counselling on distribution agreements and antitrust compliance programmes. In collaboration with other teams, the group assists clients in stand-alone and follow-on civil litigation. The advice covers a variety of industries including regulatory matters in the energy, transport and TMT sectors.

Contact: Vito Auricchio

Email: [email protected]


Financial Intermediaries Regulation:

The team assists leading national and international players, helping them navigate through the most complex and sensitive regulatory challenges. The team acts as trusted advisor to clients, providing advice that showcases its technical expertise and practical commercial outlook. The expertise covers the full spectrum of key issues in the financial services sector: supervision and compliance matters, rules of corporate governance and internal organisation, rules of conduct and prudential rules, AML, product regulation and regulatory profiles, linked to the application of the laws and regulations on remuneration policies and practices of banks and supervised intermediaries.

Contact: Marco Penna

Email: [email protected]


Food:

The team advice covers compliance with Italian and European law for the clients’ business activities, inspections, controls, reports, due diligences and procedures with Judicial Authorities, policies implementation (products/labels compliance), drafting of audits to verify products and plants compliance, trademark protection and lookalike-product packaging infringements. The group cooperates with the Dispute Resolution and IP teams, other teams are involved on a case by case basis.

Contact: Paolo Marzano

Email: [email protected]


Insurance:

The team covers: M&A transactions, day- to-day business operations and compliance with new laws and regulations (e.g. Solvency II, 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 is one of the few offering fully-fledged assistance services and also provides advice on extraordinary transactions and financing operations involving interests on IP rights, and has gained experience in a wide range of fields.

Contact: Paolo Marzano

Email: [email protected]


Investment Funds:

The team has outstanding experience in complex transactions in the asset management sector. It provides full-service assistance in the structuring of investment fund transactions on both primary and secondary markets, acquisition and spin-off transactions, restructuring of managers and funds, negotiation of intermediaries’ governance and organisational structure, management of authorization procedures with Supervisory Authorities and protection of company representatives involved in legal proceedings.

Contact: Enzo Schiavello

Email: [email protected]


Life Sciences & Healthcare:

The team offers legal advice and assistance to Italian and foreign clients operating in all areas of the life sciences and healthcare sector. Thanks to a transversal approach, the consolidated expertise and in-depth knowledge of the market, the team assists clients in the following areas: Hospitals, Healthcare Facilities and Digital Healthcare; Pharmaceutical Law and Medical Devices; Research and Development, Biotechnology.

Contact: Giovanni Nardulli

Email: [email protected]


Non Performing Loans:

The team has an unrivalled experience in NPL field and has been involved in the most important and complex non-performing loans and unlikely-to-pay transactions completed in recent years, assisting originators, arrangers and investors in the sale of different types of large portfolios and single-name assets.

Contact: Andrea Giannelli

Email: [email protected]


Real Estate:

The team advises on several real estate matters, such as sale and purchase of property portfolios, property development or restructuring and setting-up and management of real estate funds, in a variety of market divisions (logistic, residential, commercial, office, hospitality). It advises on every aspect of real estate transactions, thanks to a multi-disciplinary and coordinated team that includes several expertises (corporate finance, banking, administrative, tax and environmental).

Contact: G. Capecchi – G. Abbruzzese

Email: [email protected][email protected]


Restructuring and Insolvency:

The team consists of professionals able to assist both borrowers and lenders. The group deals with corporate and debt restructurings, M&A transactions involving distressed assets, insolvency procedures and any transactions related to critical business situations and default management. The team offers a high-standard service clients, combined with a rigorous approach.

Contact: Alberto Giampieri

Email: [email protected]


Shipping, Aviation and Transportation:

The team sets up a dedicated, integrated and multidisciplinary team for each transaction, in order to deliver comprehensive strategic and effective legal advice at both national and international level. The group advises, in a wide range of matters, leading maritime and air companies, port terminal operators, airport concessionaires, shipyards, insurers, banking and financial institutions.

Contact: Iacopo Fontana

Email: [email protected]


Tax:

The team has an extensive experience in M&A, banking, capital markets, real estate, investment funds and project financing transactions, as well as in transfer pricing and private client matters. It also works in close cooperation with other practice groups of the firm. The group is deeply involved and highly skilled in managing relationships and disputes with tax authorities, as concerns APAs, audits and tax litigation.

Contact: Marco Graziani

Email: [email protected]


Telecommunications, Media and Technology:

The team advises national and international clients in proceedings before administrative authorities, civil and administrative courts, with compliance matters regarding regulatory obligations, and in the negotiation and drafting of agreements. The group supports its clients in extraordinary transactions (including M&A) and in day-by-day activities related to the ordinary management of business and deals constantly with matters and issues resulting from the development of innovative products and services.

Contact: Valerio Mosca

Email: [email protected]


White Collar Crimes:

The team 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: nbertolinicl[email protected]

Europe

This firm is also ranked in:

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Contributions

Total 8 contributions

Trends and Developments

Private Equity 2021 in Italy

Authors: Filippo Troisi, Francesco Florio, Marino Ghidoni

Law and Practice

Private Equity 2021 in Italy

Authors: Filippo Troisi, Francesco Florio, Riccardo Paganin

Law and Practice

International Arbitration 2021 in Italy

Authors: Stefano Parlatore, Daniele Geronzi , Daria Pastore, Bianca Berardicurti

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Andrea Giannelli
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Capital Markets: Debt


Andrea Giannelli
Band 2
Antonio Siciliano
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Capital Markets: Equity


Alberta Figari
Band 1
Marzio Ciani
Band 3

Capital Markets: Securitisation


Andrea Giannelli
Band 2

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Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 1
Alberta FigariCapital Markets: Equity
Filippo TroisiCorporate/M&A
Monica ColomberaEnergy & Natural Resources
Enzo SchiavelloPrivate Equity: Fund Formation
Monica ColomberaProject Finance
Band 2
Andrea GiannelliBanking & Finance
Andrea GiannelliCapital Markets: Debt
Andrea GiannelliCapital Markets: Securitisation
Vito AuricchioCompetition/European Law
Alberto MaggiEmployment
Filippo TroisiPrivate Equity
Giuseppe AbbruzzesePublic Law: Zoning & Planning
Band 3
Marzio CianiCapital Markets: Equity
Stefano ParlatoreDispute Resolution
Cristina MartoranaEnergy & Natural Resources
Barbara SancisiPrivate Equity: Fund Formation

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Via Broletto, 20

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Lombardy

Italy

20121

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