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Pavia e Ansaldo

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Managing Partner: Stefano Bianchi
Senior Partner: Gian Paolo Di Santo
Number of partners: 39
Number of lawyers: 130
Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Turkmen, Uzbeck, Japanese and Chinese

Firm Overview:
Pavia e Ansaldo is an independent, full-service, Italian law firm which constantly advises foreign investors on their activities in Italy and Italian entrepreneurs on their activities abroad due to strong international orientation.
Founded in Milan in 1961, the firm counsels in all areas of business law with over 130 professionals in its offices in Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, 22 departments, eight foreign desks.

Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust & Competition
Aviation, Maritime & Shipping
Banking & Finance Capital Markets
Construction & Project Finance
Corporate & Commercial
Dispute Resolution
EU & International Food & Beverage
Health Care & Pharmaceutical (Regulatory)
Industrial & Intellectual Property
Investment Funds
Mergers & Acquisitions & Private Equity
Real Estate
Restructuring & Insolvency
Telecommunication & Media

2 partners; 3 fee earners
Counsel on public contracts and procurement procedures, public assets and privatisation, zoning plans and expropriation, regulated matters (telecommunications, electricity, natural gas, transportation, water, pharmaceutical, privacy).
Contacts: [email protected], [email protected]

Antitrust & Competition:
3 partners; 5 fee earners
Counsel on competition and regulatory matters, among which cartel cases, merger control proceedings, public and private litigations concerning several economic sectors (among which oil and gas is a focus sector).
Contact: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
7 partners; 12 fee earners
Counsel on the full range of domestic/ international banking and finance activities, with vast experience in the traditional banking sector, structured finance, securitisation, non-performing loans and distressed assets, syndicated lending, debt securities, derivative products.
Contacts: [email protected], [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial:
21 partners; 42 fee earners
Counsel in all corporate and commercial transactions, representing companies from the establishment of their business activities on and providing day-by-day advice on incorporation of companies, associations, foundations and consortia; corporate and commercial matters/contracts; corporate governance/compliance; responsibilities of directors/ corporate bodies; ordinary and extraordinary corporate transactions.
Contacts: [email protected], [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
6 partners; 20 fee earners
Ordinary civil litigation before all relevant courts (including Supreme Court); domestic/international commercial arbitration, with experience also as arbitrators. Specific expertise in corporate law, post-acquisition controversies, commercial agreements, insurance, product liability, class actions, real estate, insolvency, environment, inheritance, asset protection.
Contacts: [email protected], [email protected]

3 partners; 4 fee earners
Counsel on employment matters: directorship/employment/ consulting agreements; termination of employment; labour disputes; union negotiations within collective dismissal procedures, temporary lay-off, transfer of business; agency agreements, labour matters in the context of M&A and sales.
Contact: [email protected]

4 partners; 8 fee earners
Assistance in the acquisition and development of energy infrastructures. Legal advice on the regulatory, environmental, contractual, corporate, financial aspects of infrastructure projects, agreements for construction/infrastructure (including EPC, BOT, O&M), acquisition of infrastructure/ companies, gas/electricity purchase, supply/tolling agreements; regulatory matters.
Contact: [email protected]

Health Care & Pharmaceutical (Regulatory):
1 partner; 3 fee earners
Assistance in the following areas: pharmaceutical, biotechnological, medical devices, cosmetic in contentious and non-contentious matters and regulatory activities, in cooperation with other departments and focusing on clinical trials; development of therapy products and applied genetics; regulatory and compliance issues.
Contact: [email protected]

Industrial & Intellectual Property:
1 partner; 4 fee earners Assistance in enforcing or invalidating high-value IP rights in Italy, focusing on life sciences/pharma, mechanical, software/IT, fashion; counsel on noncontentious matters (contracts, day-by-day advice, opinions, strategies) in all fields of IP (patents, SPCs, trademarks, design, copyright) also on with trade secrets, advertisements, unfair competition.
Contact: [email protected]

Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity:
19 partners; 32 fee earners Counsel on all aspects of domestic and crossborder private and public M&A and venture capital/private equity transactions. The practice is a core business of the firm since its foundation; its reputation and multifaceted experience is further strengthened by the firm’s presence in Russia, Spain, Japan and its eight foreign desks.
Contacts: [email protected], [email protected]

Real Estate:
8 partners; 11 fee earners
Assistance to real estate operating companies, government entities, institutional investors, real estate investment funds, pension funds, developers, private investors, in transactions concerning offices, retail, hotel, residential, leisure and industrial properties.
Contacts: [email protected], [email protected]