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Chairman: Stefano Zunarelli
Managing Partners: Massimo Campailla, Alberto Pasino Senior
Partners: Franco Fiorenza, Andrea Giardini, Michele Borlasca, Federica Fantuzzi
Number of partners: 13 Number of other lawyers: 22
Languages: Chinese, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Founded nearly three decades ago by Stefano Zunarelli, the firm has ever since been committed to offering its clients a full range of legal services. Indeed, thanks to a rapid growth in the number of its professionals with expertise in different practice areas (including several coming from academia), the firm has quickly become one of the leading firms in Italy, not only in maritime and transportation law, but also in litigation and arbitration, administrative law, commercial law, corporate law and international law in general. Moreover, in order to ensure geographical proximity and direct presence in the regional areas of its clients, over the years the firm has opened nine branches throughout Italy, two overseas offices in China and Mozambique, and has formed ‘best friendships’ with major foreign law firms in other countries.

Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust, Competition & State Aid
China & Far East
Industrial & Intellectual Property Protection & Advertising
Insolvency & Restructuring
Litigation & Arbitration
Ports & Terminals
Real Estate
Recreational Boating

Shipping, Transportation, Ports & Terminals:
3 partners; 8 fee earners based in Italy
The firm deals with the whole transportation sector, advising shipping companies, airlines, land and multimodal carriers, logistics operators, freight forwarders, terminal operators, port companies, airport management companies, port authorities, handling operators, public transport operators, shipyards, marinas and tour operators on both commercial and administrative issues. The firm assists its clients in the drafting of contracts and advises on all legal issues — also with reference to the relationship with public authorities — concerning transportation by land, sea and air, providing them with out-of-court and in-court representation, both in Italy and abroad. The firm also advises clients at every stage of the development and management of ports, terminals and related services, including assistance in transactions for the acquisition of shares of terminal operating companies, and in issues related to competition, port planning, safety, environmental impact, employment and taxes.
Stefano Zunarelli Tel: +39 051 2750020
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
6 partners; 19 fee earners based in Italy and China
With a reputation for excellence, the firm provides its clients with legal advice and representation in Italian, EU and international courts and arbitration proceedings. The firm’s legal services in the field of litigation range from advice on pre-litigation strategies to litigation handling in all the firm’s areas of practice, both before ordinary judges and national and international arbitrators.
Alberto Pasino Tel: +39 040 7600281
[email protected]

M&A, Corporate & Commercial:
3 partners; 8 fee earners based in Italy and China
The team deals with all aspects connected with the planning of corporate operations (including M&A), due diligence, negotiation with finance corporations, assistance in drawing up main and connected contracts, support in order to comply with the requirements following the closing and advice during the complex phase of company succession. Moreover, the firm assists companies in the negotiation and drawing up of commercial contracts and advises them with regard to their relationship with customers and suppliers. The team also advises on insolvency matters.
Contact: Massimo Campailla Tel: +39 051 2750020
[email protected]

Administrative & Procurements:
3 partners; 10 fee earners based in Italy
The team has extensive expertise both in advising companies, public bodies and institutions on administrative issues and fulfilments and in safeguarding their interests at Court, before the Regional Administrative Courts and the Italian Council of State. The firm mainly deals with all aspects related to infrastructures and transportation and with all issues regarding project financing, drafting of or appealing against calls for tender, award of public procurements, as well as all matters connected with the performance of contracts signed with public bodies, grants, licenses, authorisations, appeals against orders of seizure and forfeiture of vehicles.
Contact: Stefano Zunarelli Tel: +39 051 2750020
Email: [email protected]

Industrial & Intellectual Property:
The firm assists clients in the management of every aspect related to the protection and use of industrial and intellectual property rights, both in and out of Court, including issues related to the protection of know-how, trade secrets, copyright, trade marks, patents, domain names and other distinctive marks. The firm also advises on national, EU and international trademark registration, and drafts assignment, licensing, franchising, distribution and technology transfer agreements.
Contact: Massimo Campailla Tel: +39 051 2750020
Email: [email protected]

Clients include domestic, EU and international companies, ranging from major corporations to SMEs, which operate in various sectors of the economy including IT, transportation, real estate, renewable energy and international trade, as well as administrative bodies.