Languages: English, French, German, Italian
LMCR/Studio Legale is an independent law firm built around the idea of providing quality advice and a modern approach to the legal profession — in line with services rendered by international firms — in a flexible and client-focused way. The firm combines and integrates the broad academic experience of its founding partners and of counsels with the extensive practice skills gained by the other founding partners and firm’s associates in the course of their previous careers at a leading international firm.
Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate & Commercial:
The legal professionals of the firm regularly advise clients in all areas of company law, including all aspects of corporate governance. The firm also advises on contracts, particularly on the drafting and negotiation of all types of commercial agreements.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm assists corporations and financial institutions, both domestic and international, on acquisitions and disposals of companies, businesses and real estate portfolios, on mergers and de-mergers, public takeover bids, equity transactions and jointventures. The services of the firm cover both the structuring and tailoring of transactions and their execution phase.
The firm advises domestic and international investment funds as well as entrepreneurs in connection with all legal aspects of leveraged buy-outs, management buy-outs and buy-ins, early stage and expansion investments, etc. The firm’s private equity team has broad experience in handling both one-to-one deals and competitive processes.
Banking & Finance:
The firm advises on general banking, acquisition and structured finance transactions, providing legal advice in connection with both transaction structuring and drafting and negotiating financing agreements and security packages. The firm also provides advice on project finance matters, in particular in the energy sector. The firm’s lawyers have a wealth of experience in derivative transactions both on the domestic Italian and international markets.
Regulatory & Asset Management:
LMCR/Studio Legale's lawyers have extensive experience in assisting financial intermediaries in connection with their incorporation, authorisation process and product offering. The firm also assists on a regular basis leading financial institutions in their day-to-day activities, advising them in the drafting of contracts with retail and corporate clients, in dealing with complex compliance matters and in managing inspection processes brought by supervisory authorities.
Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm assists clients in connection with proceedings brought before the Italian Courts and the European Court of Justice, or brought in the context of alternative dispute resolution or arbitration procedures, in any and all areas of commercial, corporate and insolvency law. The firm has also wide experience in assisting clients in connection with disputes relating to financial instruments and regulatory enforcement actions commenced by supervisory authorities.
Insolvency & Restructuring:
The firm provides qualified advice on corporate reorganisation and restructuring matters, as well as on all legal matters relating to corporate crisis and insolvency proceedings (including the drafting and negotiation of turnaround plans). The practice also advises in relation to bankruptcy claw-back actions and credit recovery procedures in the context of composition and bankruptcy proceedings.
Other Areas of Practice:
The firm cooperates with other leading law firms specialised in areas of law that are ancillary to the core services offered by the firm (such as administrative and employment law). Through this model clients always receive top-quality advice in areas that require a significant level of specialisation, whilst benefiting from a coordinated and efficient approach.
Thanks to the wide experience and reputation of its partners, the firm has established long-lasting relationships with leading financial institutions and with large corporations engaged in a variety of industrial sectors. The firm also advises mid-sized banks and investment funds, as well as mid-cap industrial players that require highly qualified support to their growth strategies.
Over the years, the partners and associates of the firm have gained extensive experience in crossborder transactions and a deep knowledge of the international market ‘best practices.’ The firm has developed strong relationships with first-class independent law firms in key foreign jurisdictions. LMCR/Studio Legale is, therefore, not only a point of reference for foreign investors with interests in Italy, but also a qualified professional partner for domestic players with international presence or cross-border strategies.