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Pavia e Ansaldo

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Managing Partner: Stefano Bianchi
Senior Partner: Marina Santarelli
Number of partners: 38
Number of lawyers: 130
Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Turkmen and Uzbeck, Chinese, Japanese

Firm Overview:
Pavia e Ansaldo is an independent, full-service, Italian law firm with a strong international orientation and a solid reputation in the international areas. Founded in Milan in 1961, the firm has over 130 professionals, offices in Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, 22 departments, eight foreign desks, providing assistance in all areas of business law.

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

Corporate & Commercial:
21 partners; 49 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, consortia; corporate and commercial matters/contracts; corporate governance/compliance; responsibilities of directors/ corporate bodies; ordinary and extraordinary corporate transactions.
Contacts: [email protected], [email protected]

Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity:
19 partners; 38 fee earners Counsel on all aspects of domestic and cross-border 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 own presence in Russia, Spain, Japan and its eight Foreign Desks.
Contacts: [email protected], [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
7 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]

Banking & Finance:
6 partners; 12 fee earners
The department covers 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]

4 partners; 8 fee earners
First-rate assistance in the acquisition/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.
Contacts: [email protected], [email protected]

3 partners; 5 fee earners
The firm advises on all employment issues: 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]

Real Estate:
3 partners; 10 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, industrial properties.
Contacts: [email protected], [email protected]

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],

2 partner; 7 fee earners
The firm covers all HSE matters, be they civil (damages, contractual liability, tort), administrative (sanctions, regulatory matters, appeals) or criminal (environmental offences, injuries or loss of lives), in court or not, assisting the management in day-today business.
Contacts: [email protected], [email protected]

Antitrust & Competition:
1 partners; 3 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 & gas is a focus sector).
Contact: [email protected]

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