Senior Partner: Paolo Montironi
Number of partners: 57
Number of lawyers: Over 250
Languages: Italian, English, Cantonese, Danish, Farsi, French, German, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Nctm is a leading independent law firm in Italy providing the full array of legal services to business and corporate clients on a national and international basis. Nctm is headquartered in Milan, with well-established offices in Rome, Brussels, London and Shanghai. Nctm has been recognised by The Financial Times (FT) for five consecutive years as one of the Most Innovative Law Firms.
This included being recognised for innovation in the practice of law, with Nctm being the only independent Italian law firm recognised across Europe for its innovativeness. Nctm is known for its innovative approach, tailored expertise and prevailing quality in assisting its clients to fully meet their needs.
Main Areas of Practice:
Administrative & European Public Law:
The administrative and European public law department works in synergy with Nctm’s Brussels office, handling such issues as: public procurement, infrastructure, subsidies, public utilities, public concessions and environmental matters. The firm also advises businesses and public authorities and represents clients before the Italian and EU courts.
Antitrust & Competition:
Nctm is one of the most authoritative law firms in Italy on competition matters. It is known for its expertise in private enforcement, and its long-standing EU expertise. The firm provides clients with assistance across a wide spectrum of cases including: cartel investigations, merger control, private enforcement, advisory and compliance across many different industries and sectors, including such regulated sectors as telecommunications and pharmaceuticals.
Banking & Finance:
Nctm’s B&F department is among the largest and most experienced in Italy. Among the firm’s clients are international and domestic banking groups, borrowers and financial institutions. Nctm advises on some of the largest NPL portfolios transactions, project finance, corporate and acquisition finance. Nctm is a leading firm for advising on Islamic financing. The firm advises banks and non-banking intermediaries on prudential regulation and the full-range of regulatory matters. Its expertise includes insolvency and resolution of banks and financial intermediaries.
Nctm is a leader in Italy for closing the most deals for AIM equity offerings. Clients include issuers, bidders and advisors for public offers and listings on regulated and MTF, public M&A, capital increases and bond issues. Nctm advises on corporate governance and regulatory issues and assists clients in proceedings before market authorities.
Corporate & Commercial:
The firm advises and assists clients on complex domestic and international business issues. Nctm’s lawyers understand the business culture and advise clients across all major industries and sectors, including: energy, environmental, health and safety. For Nctm’s anti-corruption work, on one procedure it completed for one of its clients, the client’s anti-corruption procedure received award recognition from Transparency Italy and the UN as having ‘absolute excellence,’ and ‘best practice.’
Employment & Industrial Relations:
Nctm has an internationally recognised reputation in employment and industrial relations. Nctm advises its listed and unlisted clients in individual and collective complaints, and in high stakes negotiations with the Trade Unions.
Insurance & Reinsurance:
Nctm is recognised as a leader in this sector offering services to both Italian and foreign insurers, reinsurers and other players doing business in Italy. Its team of lawyers provides assistance from its offices in Italy and London with claims (coverage and liability), coverage advice, subrogation, regulatory, wording preparation and development, portfolio transfers and intermediation.
Nctm is known for its IP work involving significant and iconic multinational companies and brands. The firm’s lawyers provide strategic and commercial advice for the enforcement, protection and exploitation of all forms of intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, geographical indications, industrial designs, domain names.
International Trade & Customs:
Nctm’s practice is known as a leader throughout the EU. It provides advice on the range of international trade and WTO issues: market access, unfair trade, compliance and customs. Clients include the EU Council, governments, trade associations and multi-national businesses.
Litigation & Arbitration:
The dispute resolution department is central to the firm’s culture. Nctm has the expertise and manages complex domestic and cross-border litigation in all the major industries and sectors (including corporate, finance, IP, energy, pharma), as well as domestic and international arbitration and mediation proceedings.
Marine Transport & Logistics:
Nctm’s reputation is as one of the top European full-service shipping and logistics law firms. Its lawyers handle navigation and port issues and matters before the EU Courts, transport, land, rail, aviation, insurance, financing, energy, trading of commodities and custom issues.
Mergers & Acquisitions/ Private Equity:
Nctm is one of the leading firms for M&A and private equity (PE) in Italy. The firm advises on cross-border and domestic transactions, and has a broad depth of expertise across all sectors and industries, including in heavily regulated industries, and for luxury goods, food and beverage, and energy. Nctm’s lawyers have extensive experience advising PE investment firms, investment banks and investors through all stages of a transaction. They work with leading private equity firms and companies in Italy and Europe to global private equity firms on transatlantic transactions.
Privacy & IT Compliance:
Nctm is the premier Italian law firm on compliance, and first to launch this practice in Italy. This includes a broad range of hard-core IT, telecoms compliance, data privacy, cyber-security, web compliance, e-commerce, investigations and regulatory issues.
Nctm’s lawyers advise domestic and international clients with respect to all asset classes, both in the private and public sectors. Practice group members deal with a broad spectrum of investments and transactions, such as asset ownership, development and management; town-planning, land use and environmental matters; distressed assets and workouts, and leasing. Nctm also provides a range of services to SGRs, real estate funds, REITS, and SICAVs.
Restructuring & Turnaround:
Nctm has a solid track record for handling all types of restructurings, including complex restructurings of public and private companies both in-Court and out-of-Court. The firm is known for its expertise for handling Debtor-side restructurings and for Credit-side restructurings, distressed assets, turnaround operations, pre-insolvency and insolvency related matters.
Nctm’s tax department is known for its innovative and pioneering reputation handling complex and impactful tax matters. The team provides seamless full-service assistance for domestic and international clients in Italy and cross- border, including transfer pricing advisory, transactional assistance, tax litigation and tax planning, including advance rulings negotiation with tax authorities.
Nctm is one of the leading Italian firms in the ICT sector. Nctm’s expertise broadly includes telecoms and ICT agreements, regulations and ICT disputes and media and entertainment. The firm’s clients include such key players as national and multinational companies and groups in the TMT sector.
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