Number of partners: 13
Number of lawyers: 29
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Giliberti Triscornia e Associati was founded in Milan in 1988 and has quickly become a prominent firm in the Italian market. Since the beginning, GTA has always privileged seniority, flexibility and talent as opposed to size. In doing that the firm has opted to focus on corporate law to develop a strong, integrated M&A, banking, litigation and private clients practice.
The diverse array of the firm members professional capabilities allows the firm to create avant-garde technical solutions that are now common leading practice, putting the clients in the best position to face the ever-growing complexity of today’s business world.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Restructuring & Bankruptcy
Litigation & Arbitration
M&A, Extraordinary Transactions & Private Equity:
Advice in extraordinary transactions has always been the focus of GTA practice, which covers the planning, the organisation and the implementation of the deal and the investment structure, in relation to both private and public target companies. Among the firm’s clients in this area there are leading industrial, financial and commercial players both in Italy and in other countries. Plus, GTA is the twin-brother of private equity in Italy, having operated alongside leading Italian and European operators for years and providing assistance in structuring and organising investment funds, assistance to fund underwriters and managers, and assistance in investment and divestment transactions, handling all aspects of the structuring and negotiation of acquisition contracts, financing agreements, and incentive plans for directors and managers. GTA recent track record includes the assistance in the Elliott Funds activist campaign for a Telecom Italia independent board, the advice in the take-toprivate transactions of EITowers (acquired by F2i and Mediaset) and Zephyro (acquired by Edison), the assistance to the F2i Funds in the investment in Irideos and in the subsequent group building, the advice to the Permira Funds in their investments in the retail and healthcare sector and the assistance to the Providence Funds in the investments in the private education sector.
In the last years, GTA has developed a strong expertise in real estate matters, advising prime Italian and foreign players in transactions mainly regarding commercial properties.
Transactions involving companies in financial stress or bankruptcy are the field where the multi-faceted professional capabilities of the firm’s members are put to the fullest use. Leaders of the Italian business community have always acknowledged the GTA ability to firmly navigate the clients to a safe harbor through the complicated waters of a special situation, with all the challenges coming from its commercial and banking law profiles, as well as market issues, accounting matters and liability profiles. The firm’s historical track record speaks of the restructurings of Seat Pagine Gialle, of the Riva and Ilva Group and of GNV and Tiscali, while among the more recent transactions in which GTA has worked must be highlighted the advice to Mediobanca in the Sorgenia Group restructuring, the assistance to GF Group in its financial restructuring, the advice to Util in its restructuring and subsequent sale to IDeA CCR.
Banking & Finance:
Banking and finance practice goes hand-in-hand with the expertise gained in M&A, real estate, energy and special situations transactions, in which the firm assists lenders and borrowers. GTA has recently bolstered a team that has in-depth, specialized experience in the sector of acquisition financing, leveraged financing operations, project finance, high yield issues in general, structured finance and securitisation. We leverage our expertise and knowledge of the private equity and debt markets to assist companies, funds and alternative lenders making direct lending deals. The firm’s recent track record in the field highlights the assistance to Intercos in the relationship with its lenders and bondholders, the advice to Tiscali in the refinancing of its indebtedness also through the issuance of convertible bonds, the assistance to F2i Funds in the financing for the investments in Infracom and McLink and the advice to APAX France in the acquisition bond aimed to finance the acquisition of an Italian target.
GTA’s vast experience in corporate and finance law has translated into a strong litigation practice - arbitral and judicial - that has expanded to the publishing and industrial property fields. The reputation of competence and loyalty the firm enjoys has earned GTA members many panel appointments in ad hoc proceedings (also managed by domestic and international institutions).
With discretion and good judgment GTA assists domestic and international private clients in their estate planning and wealth protection plans. The firm has developed a strong experience in setting up simple partnerships and trusts, in drafting wills and trustee mandates, in dictating the rules governing donations or in setting up the governance of a family business in the context of a generational shift, providing unique solutions to unique needs.
Contact: Alessandro Triscornia
Email: [email protected]
Edison, F2i, GF Group, Intercos, Mediobanca, MPS, Permira, RCS Mediagroup, Riva Group, Selma Bipiemme, Spafid, UBI, BPM, Citibank, COIMA.