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Managing Partners: Carlo Pedersoli
Number of partners: 23 Number of lawyers: 150+
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Pedersoli is a leading Italian independent law firm with over 150 lawyers and tax advisers, based in Milan, Turin and Rome delivering tailored and top quality advice to domestic and international corporate organisations and sophisticated investors. Established in the late 1950s, Pedersoli has built steady relationships with a number of prestigious foreign law firms, thus ensuring its clients the highest flexibility in choosing advisors in different jurisdictions according to their need. The firm is especially renowned for operating in sectors such as: financial services, automotive, energy, food and beverage, luxury goods, media, real estate and telecommunications.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Administrative Law:
The department has significant experience in providing assistance in all areas of administrative law, both in-court and out-of-court. Professionals provide tailor made advice in the field of public contracts, with particular focus on public tenders, concessions and public services, as well as in town planning and environmental law. Furthermore, the firm has developed a relevant expertise in the context of transactions involving regulated sectors or with public relevance profiles.

Art Law:
The firm advises clients in relation to matters connected to the art sector, including disputes among owners, artists, galleries, auction houses and agencies.

Banking & Finance:
The team gained a solid reputation in representing financial institutions, private equity funds and companies both at domestic and international level, on a wide range of matters such as leveraged and real estate finance, corporate financing, structured finance, issuing of innovative financial instruments and acquisitions of distressed debt portfolios.

Capital Markets:
The firm has a prominent capital markets practice and extensive expertise on equity and debt securities transactions. It represents issuers, banks and financial intermediaries in all types of corporate finance and capital raising transactions and advises on securities law and regulations as well as on corporate governance and compliance matters.

An experienced team handles the full spectrum of antitrust matters primarily focusing on merger control analysis arising from the envisaged execution of agreements and abuses of dominance (either before civil and administrative courts), antitrust compliance programs, designing compliance manuals and organising internal audits.

The practice advises on corporate structures and legal aspects in the framework of the setting up of businesses, the negotiation, drafting and execution of contracts of any type (such as agency, distribution, franchising, supply, licensing, etc).

Financial Institutions:
The firm covers the broad spectrum of financial regulations involving banks, collective investment schemes, insurance companies and other financial intermediaries assisting financial institutions and sophisticated investors in connection with any regulatory aspects related to their ordinary and extraordinary business (including M&A transactions), prudential matters, governance and compliance issues, as well as in the context of sanctioning and enforcement procedures vis-à-vis domestic and EU supervisory authorities.

The practice covers the full range of labour law aspects of corporate and M&A transactions, supporting the clients with respect to their employment issues including labour litigations on the side of employers or managers.

Litigation & Arbitration:
With its long tradition, well-earned reputation on the market and experience, the team regularly assists domestic and international clients on civil and commercial litigations, including ADR and arbitration disputes, acting either as counsels to one of the parties or as arbitrators well trained to resolve disputes in an effective and efficient manner.

Mergers & Acquisition:
The consolidated practice of the firm handles complex and sophisticated domestic and international corporate M&As transactions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, spin-offs and corporate restructurings. The team also provides customised and tailored services to shareholders, including family-run businesses in the framework of handing over from one generation to the next or on their assignment to private equity funds.

Private Equity:
The team enjoys consolidated experience in advising private equity funds on their inbound and outbound investments.

Real Estate:
The team represents Italian and foreign funds, private equity investors, banks and financial institutions on real estate transactions (acquisitions, disposals, property development, leasing and property management).

Restructuring & Insolvency:
The team is usually involved in front page debt restructuring and insolvency cases. It regularly advices on debt restructuring, corporate re-organisation processes, pre-insolvency settlements and restructuring within the framework of sophisticated financing transactions both on creditor’s and debtor’s side. The professionals also advise Commissioners and Trustees appointed by the Courts in insolvency proceedings and distressed companies in litigation and contractual matters.

Throughout the years professionals of this department gained a significant reputation on the market in advising clients on: domestic and international innovative tax planning and restructuring, the implementation of the best efficient tax structure within the framework of ordinary and extraordinary corporate, commercial and M&A transactions, financial instruments, effects of tax law amendments on clients’ ordinary business and tax litigations.

White Collar Defence & Investigations:
The team is highly regarded for providing judicial and extra-judicial assistance to domestic and international companies, managers and senior executives in connection with the full range of white collar crimes, as well as in handling with all types of compliance issues and in conducting sophisticated corporate internal investigations, even across multiple jurisdictions.