RP Legal & Tax

Milan Office

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Senior Partner: Riccardo Rossotto
Number of partners: 49
Of counsel: 12
Number of lawyers: 150 (including partners and of counsels)
Languages: English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
RP Legal & Tax 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:
-Art Law
-Banking & Finance
-Compliance & Regulatory 
-Corporate & M&A 
-Employment & Industrial Relations 
-Environmental & Energy
-Healthcare & Life Science
-Impact & Sustainability
-Intellectual Property
-Litigation & Arbitration
-Logistic & Transportation
-Non-Performing Loans
-Privacy & Data Protection
-Private Clients 
-Real Estate
-Restructuring & Insolvency
-TMT - Technology, Media & Telecommunications
-White Collar Crimes

The firm advises central and local public administrations, support in the field of public procurement, construction and urban planning, local public services, organisation and employment in the public sector. Expertise in this area meets the requirements of various sectors, from transport to health, the internet and the environment, and therefore need cohesive consultancy achieved by combining the work of multiple departments.

The firm support the clients with the regulatory and legal compliance aspects of an advertising campaign, both nationally and internationally, as the firm belongs to the Adlaw International network. The firm keep abreast of issues relating to trademarks, copyright and privacy, draw up all the related contracts, from advertising agency contracts to advertising and sponsorship agreements. The firm handle corporate transactions and is advertising experts in social media marketing.

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.

Compliance & Regulatory:
The firm advises organisations and companies in the implementation of organisational models (in accordance with Legislative Decree 231/2001), the Anti-Corruption Plans (in accordance with Law 190/2012) and compliance with sector regulations, including data protection and the duties of the DPO. Many professionals in corporate, criminal and administrative departments are also members of Supervisory Bodies.

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.

White Collar Crimes:
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.

Employment & Industrial Relations:
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. Entertainment The firm clients are leading talents, major national and international performers looking for a legal partner in all matters relating to specialised contracts, litigation, contributions and financing instruments — such as tax credits and product placement — regulations, dealings with the Authorities, Ministries, SIAE and other collective management bodies. In the field of music, the firm has specific experience in recording and publishing contracts, negotiations for national and international concerts and tours, and the sale and licensing of record and publishing catalogues.

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).

Healthcare & Life Sciences:
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.

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. RP Legal & Tax is member of the International Association of Insurance Law.

Intellectual Property:
The firm assist Italian and multinational companies in the application of national and EU copyright legislation and associated rights. The firm specific consultancy service ranges from the establishment of rights, through the registration of trademarks and other distinctive marks, patents for inventions, designs and models, and extends to the sphere of the maintenance and economic use of rights.

Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm operate in the field of civil, corporate and commercial law, industrial and intellectual property, banking and insurance law, professional and medical liability and compensation for defamation damages. The firm has consolidated expertise in the field of crimes relating to new technologies.

Logistic & Transportation:
The firm has solid experience in the negotiation and drafting of contracts for the ship building and trading and shipping finance transactions, including those concerned with recreational boating and marinas. In the field of aeronautical, maritime and transport law, the firm assists clients in and out of court, particularly in matters relating to the commercial aviation sector, for both litigation and regulations, and with respect to maritime transport, aeronautical and maritime insurance for organisations and goods, international trade and Incoterms, national land transport and CMR, administrative-port issues, the concession of port areas, and water pollution.

Non-Performing Loans:
The firm handle the management and recovery of credit and Non-Performing Loans (NPL), both in Italy and abroad, through a network of specialised correspondents. The firm interdisciplinary assistance involves both the banking and finance team and corporate professionals and enables us to assist clients in all transactions relating to the management of non-performing loans.

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.

Restructuring & Insolvency:
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 support the clients in all aspects relating to intellectual property, data protection, e-commerce and new technology law and the necessary support for the implementation of equitybased crowd-funding transactions and registering companies in the register of authorised companies.

The firm advises on domestic/international, cross border tax planning; tax analysis of financial transactions (mergers, demergers 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.