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CBA

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Managing Partner: Angelo Bonissoni
Number of lawyers: over 120
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish

Firm Overview:
CBA Studio Legale e Tributario is currently composed of over 120 professionals, and has offices in Milan, Rome, Padua, Venice and Munich. Professional services offered are aimed at satisfying the market’s needs by supplying tailor-made solutions that combine the analysis of both legal and tax issues, in order to provide clients with thorough, accurate and experienced advice in a number of various practice areas. The firm is committed to excellence in the legal profession.

Main Areas of Practice:

Capital Markets & Securities:
The firm acts for banks as well as Italian and foreign corporations in connection with various equity and debt capital markets transactions (initial public offerings, secondary offerings, tender offers, increases, listings, issues of bonds/notes ad private placements). The firm also represents Italian and foreign financial institutions in connection with the disclosure, tax and regulatory issues concerning the set up and the offer of investment funds in Italy.

Corporate, M&A:
The firm provides legal advice to private and public companies, domestic and international financial institutions as well as private equity funds in relation to virtually all kinds of corporate and commercial matters. Furthermore, the firm boasts particular experience in merger, de-merger and acquisition transactions, restructuring and reorganisation of companies. The firm’s assistance includes full support in the analysis of any relevant legal, tax, financial and accounting aspects to constantly provide its most senior and highest experienced service to clients.

Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency:
The firm has a strong focus on the practice of corporate restructuring and turnaround of companies and it renders its services to distressed companies, potential buyers of turnaround businesses, as well as lenders and other financial investors. The firm also advises on contentious matters such as derivative actions against directors and auditors, as well as on out of court settlement procedure between creditors and companies.

Energy & Environment:
The firm provides assistance specifically dedicated to the energy and environmental sector offering regulatory, antitrust, tax and project finance services in every areas of this field.

Infrastructure & Construction:
The firm has a specific team dedicated to the practice of infrastructures and construction law that boasts long standing experience and a very strong track record. Lawyers in this team interact continuously with those in the property, project finance, public procurements and administrative law departments and they altogether offer high quality services and, along with the firm’s tradition, partners’ direct and seamless assistance to their clients.

Litigation:
The firm gives full assistance in relation to civil, administrative and tax law matters and represents its clients before all competent courts. The firm has specific experience in the management and resolution of disputes in the context of domestic and international arbitration.

Private Equity:
The expertise gained throughout the years is such that the firm can offer top quality assistance in connection with the formation of funds as well as the whole start-up investment and divestment process, from due diligence, drafting of prospectuses, analysis of regulatory issues, to drafting and negotiation of all relevant agreements. The firm has been significantly involved in private equity since the beginning of this practice in Italy.

Property:
The firm has an extensive practice in property and property financing matters, as well as the incorporation of, and the general assistance to, real estate investment funds.

Sports & Entertainment:
The firm is a leader in the field of sports law providing legal and tax advice to many prominent national and foreign sports personalities and organisations in a variety of disciplines including: international transfer of players, image licensing agreements, IP and merchandising rights licensing, sponsorship and endorsement agreements.

Structured Finance:
The firm advises financial intermediaries, financial advisers and investment banks in structured and acquisition finance transactions, and has a particular expertise in finance transactions involving the securitisation and/or the assignment of non-performing or distressed assets and any regulatory aspects thereof.

Tax:
The firm provides general and specific tax advice to corporations, banks and investment funds in connection with typical M&A and p/e deals, whether success or turnaround, restructuring plans, investment and divestments in general. Tax advice includes: advice on the interpretation and application of national and international tax laws; tax restructuring of sophisticated M&A and private equity transactions, tax planning regarding income taxes, VAT and other indirect taxes; tax due diligence; legal and tax advice on every issues regarding companies’ statutory financial statement in accordance with Italian companies law provisions and tax regulations; assistance in connection with tax disputes in general, and before the Revenue Office and the Treasury and Finance Ministry.