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Equity Partners: Ugo Molinari, Riccardo Agostinelli, Nicolo’ Juvara, Alessandro de Botton, Marinella Ciaccio, Margherita Santoiemma, Roberto Crosti

Number of lawyers and trainees: 31

Number of counsel: 1

Languages: English, French, German, Italian

Firm Overview:

Molinari Agostinelli brings together highly regarded professionals who have worked together for a long time and who have gained significant expertise in complex and high profile corporate transactions and disputes both in Italy and abroad. The firm has developed far-reaching and consolidated relations with leading foreign law firms, and its lawyers can provide global assistance to their clients in several areas of practice. The firm’s professionals stand out for their qualification and versatility, work in teams dedicated to each deal or case. The work is carried out in strict cooperation with the clients with a view to providing tailored advice to meet their needs and expectations.}

Some of Molinari Agostinelli's professionals are mentioned in all the major Italian and foreign legal directories and they have been awarded as best lawyers in their practice areas by some of most prestigious Italian legal directories.

Main Areas and Practice:

■ Corporate & Commercial Law

■ M&A - Private Equity

■ Insolvency & Restructuring

■ Insurance

■ Real Estate

■ Financial Services

■ Banking & Finance

■ Litigation - Domestic & International

■ Arbitration

■ Administrative Law

Corporate - M&A - Private Equity:

The firm advises on different aspects of corporate law, with specific emphasis on corporate transactions, corporate governance and shareholders’ agreements as well as on reorganisation and restructuring of companies and corporate groups. The firm boasts recognised expertise in the structuring and completion of complex corporate transactions, including acquisitions and disposals of businesses and shareholdings (both majority and minority interests), as well as mergers, transformations, de-mergers and reorganisations.

Insolvency & Restructuring:

The firm provides legal advice in the area of insolvency law and debt restructuring and it has been involved in some of the most important and delicate financial restructuring transactions implemented in Italy. The firm advises banks and debtors alike in relation to both private debt-restructuring transactions as well as court-governed restructuring proceedings.


The firm handles a wide range of domestic and international matters, advising on all aspects of the insurance industry. Firm professionals boast a strong and consolidated experience in corporate, regulatory and contentious matters. Clients include insurance and reinsurance companies, banks and other intermediaries, investors and operators of the insurance industry.

Real Estate:

The firm advises on real estate deals and is involved in acquisitions and disposals of assets (parcels of land and real estate portfolios) as well as in development and renovation transactions. Clients include real estate companies, developers and building contractors, investment funds and asset management companies active in the real estate sector.

Financial Services:

The dedicated financial services group serves all major areas of the financial services industry, with special regard to banking and insurance. Professionals in this group advise Italian, European and US financial services companies on a wide range of matters, including asset management and banking regulation, new product launches and contracts, the implementation, maintenance, evaluation and monitoring of organisational models and employee codes of conducts.

Banking & Finance:

The firm advises banks, financial institutions, industrial companies and both Italian and foreign investment funds, mainly in relation to transactions covering the areas of acquisition finance, property finance, corporate finance and structured finance.

Litigation - Domestic & International Arbitration:

The firm advises its clients on complex litigation and arbitration cases covering civil and commercial matters, focusing in particular on contractual and tortious liability, also in relation to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance issues, directors’ and holding companies’ liability.

Administrative Law:

The firm advises private undertakings, institutions and public companies in the area of administrative law, both in contentious and non-contentious matters. The highly specialised professionals have gained significant expertise in public procurements and infrastructures, building and town planning law, energy and environmental law, as well as healthcare and pharmaceutical regulations.