Senior Partner: Riccardo Rossotto
Number of partners: 48
Of counsel: 6
Number of lawyers: 150 (including partners and of counsels)
Languages: English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish
R&P Legal is an independent law and tax firm, founded in 1949, with seven offices throughout Italy, major international links, and over 150 skilled professionals providing full service assistance.
Main Areas of Practice:
Administrative & Public
Antitrust & Competition
Aviation, Shipping & Transport
Banking & Finance
Charities & Social Enterprises
e Corporate, M&A & Commercial
Debt Recovery & Management
Environmental & Energy
Intellectual Property, Patents & Advertising
Litigation, Arbitration & Special Proceedings
Privacy & Data Protection
Public & Regulatory
Public Funds & Financing
Restructuring & Insolvency Procedures
TMT - Cybersecurity
TMT - Media Entertainment
TMT - Technology
Wealth Management & Private Clients
The firm advises individuals, collectors, investment funds, public and private museums, art galleries on property of historical or artistic interest, shows, exhibitions, temporary or permanent loans, tax, contracts, insurance issues, heritage classification.
Aviation, Shipping & Transport:
The firm advises on commercial aviation (disputes, commercial and regulatory matters), airports, carriage by ship, aircraft, rail and road; harbours’ administrative issues, construction and purchase/ sale of ships, ship finance transactions, including in the pleasure craft sector.
Banking & Finance:
The firm advises on bank lending; leveraged, acquisition, asset and project finance; securitisations; issuances/offers of debt and equity instruments; listing of debt and capital instruments on national/ international regulated markets, initial public offerings, de-listings, securitisations, bonds, derivatives contracts.
Charities & Social Enterprises:
The firm assists no profit organisations, active in culture, broadcasting, performance, health services, scientific and medical research, alternative energy, international cooperation, venture philanthropy, social finance and impact investing.
Corporate, M&A & Commercial:
The firm advises on M&A and other extraordinary corporate transactions, including cross-border operations, IPOs, public offers, share and bonds sales; corporate governance, regulatory matters; distribution, agency and commercial agreements in a wide range of industry sectors.
The firm advises on white collar crimes, environmental crimes, health and safety crimes, cybercrimes, corporate forensics, internal investigations. The firm has specific expertise on compliance programs and audits to prevent crimes committed in the interest of the company.
The firm advises on all employment aspects, judicially and extra judicially, including on workplace safety, pensions, social security, employment issues relating to M&A, corporate restructuring, bankruptcy procedures.
Environmental & Energy:
The firm advises on administrative proceedings, civil litigation, regulatory aspects relating to environmental matters, including waste management, decontamination procedures, air/water pollution, sound, integrated environmental permits, impact assessment, environmental and strategic environmental assessment, investment projects in the energy sector (renewable/traditional sources).
Assistance to insurance companies in relation to consumer relations, including IVASS claims, credit recovery, disputes with reference to specialty lines of business. The firm boasts particular experience in air and road accident claims and ESR (local transport and CMR), damage to maritime cargo, pleasure-boat damages and theft, third-party liability, medical and professional liability, car insurance. The firm also provides assistance on regulatory and antitrust matters and in relation to agency and broker relations. R&P Legal is member of the International Association of Insurance Law.
Intellectual Property, Patents & Advertising:
The firm advises on industrial and intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, design/ models, copyright and anti-counterfeiting, advertising campaigns, prize contests, product packaging and web communication management, litigation relating to advertising campaigns, unfair commercial practices.
The firm advises pharmaceutical and biotech companies, manufacturers of medical devices, public and private companies in the healthcare sector on all aspects including research and development, clinical trials, distribution, licensing contracts, participation to tenders, corporate transactions, strategic alliances.
Litigation, Arbitration & Special Proceedings:
Civil, commercial, financial and regulatory litigation, domestic and international arbitration, proceedings before competition, privacy, communications and advertising authorities.
Privacy, Data Protection:
The firm advises domestic and international clients on GDPR and local data protection laws, including privacy and IT security policies, cookie/ADM tools, consent management, domestic/cross border data flows, project compliance. The firm has solid expertise in procedures before authorities and courts and in contractual matters including export agreements, complex marketing projects deals, database transfers.
Public Funds & Financing:
The firm advises on EU funding (Horizon 2020, Cosme, Creative Europe) and structural funds (ERDF, ESF, EAFRD); tailor-made monitoring of business and funding opportunities; bids, project validation, compliance with national and EU provisions, audits and accounting.
Restructuring & Insolvency Procedures:
The firm advises on litigation and insolvency procedures; management of financial crises; restructuring agreements with banks and creditors; restructuring industrial, financial or banking enterprises, also in relation to employment, tax and social security aspects.
The firm advises on domestic/ international, cross border tax planning; tax analysis of financial transactions (mergers, de-mergers and acquisitions, company reorganisations, leveraged buyouts, securitisations, structured finance); ongoing assistance to multinationals/private equity funds on international tax issues, direct/indirect domestic taxation, tax litigation, settlement procedures.
The firm provides assistance in the television, cinema, internet, technology and music sectors. It has major national and international operators and top sector talents amongst its clients. Assistance ranges from contractual matters, to disputes, financing, contributions and instruments such as tax credits, from regulatory aspects to relations with Authorities, Ministries and collecting entities.