Number of other lawyers: 100+
Languages: English, French, German, Italian
Lombardi Segni e Associati is an independent law firm providing legal advice mainly in the areas of corporate, commercial and financial law with offices in Milan and Rome. The firm has established itself as an important player among law firms in Italy, advising on litigation and arbitration as well as on corporate and financial transactions. The firm counts more than 100 lawyers, who maintain strong links with the academic legal community and members of the firm serve as law professors and young scholars at Italian universities. Several lawyers of the firm are ranked as recommended individuals in their areas of practice by many legal directories. Most of the firm’s clients are Italian and international corporations (including listed companies) and financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, private equity funds and asset managers.
The firm advises its clients on complex and innovative corporate and financial transactions as well as on high-profile disputes both in Italy and abroad. The firm provides legal assistance also in English, German and French, and has developed far-reaching relations with prominent foreign law firms in order to ensure the most effective coordination with a sole-team approach. The firm’s lawyers have worked in a variety of practice areas, on both contentious and transactional matters. This circumstance has significantly helped in training versatile professionals who are capable to develop a deep and broad vision of any legal issue submitted to them. The lawyers’ expertise and the current size of the firm make it possible to handle the most complex transactions and cases through ad-hoc teams of lawyers led by at least one partner.
Main Areas of Practice:
Litigation & Arbitration
Corporate M&A – Private Equity
Insolvency & Restructuring
Energy & Infrastructures
Banking & Finance
Litigation & Arbitration:
In the area of domestic and international litigation and arbitration, Lombardi Segni e Associati is recognised as one of the best Italian firms. The firm assists companies and private individuals in sensitive and complex judicial and arbitration proceedings, throughout each phase of the process from the pre-litigation stage to the final conclusion of the case. The firm has worked on many of the most high-profile cases in Italy, obtaining important results for its clients in all types of proceedings and has gained great experience in disputes brought by companies under extraordinary administration.
Corporate M&A – Private Equity:
Lombardi Segni e Associati assists industrial groups, private equity funds, banks, financial institutions and individual shareholders in some of the most significant acquisitions and extraordinary transactions (both domestic and cross-border) of the last few years. The professionals advise clients on private and public M&A transactions, domestic and international mergers and demergers, corporate reorganisations and other complex transactions and also gained strong experience in acquisitions linked to insolvency and restructuring procedures.
Insolvency & Restructuring:
Lombardi Segni e Associati is a leading law firm in the area of insolvency and restructuring. The firm has participated in many major transactions carried out in the Italian market and has advised debtors as well as creditors and third parties interested in participating in turnaround transactions. The firm has also gained unparalleled experience in advising insolvency practitioners and has assisted in some of the most important extraordinary administrations and other insolvency procedures, obtaining excellent results for the benefit of creditors.
Lombardi Segni e Associati participates in many of the most significant and innovative capital markets transactions carried out in the last few years. The firm regularly assists listed companies in carrying out extraordinary transactions and in the most important phases of corporate life, and maintains constant relations with the Italian supervisory and market regulatory authorities. Clients always receive customised advice, and through well-established relationships developed by the firm’s professionals with major international firms, Lombardi Segni e Associati is able to handle cross-border transactions.
Energy & Infrastructure:
In the energy and infrastructure segment, Lombardi Segni e Associati stands out for the technical excellence, experience, versatility and strategic vision of its specialists, providing clients with competent, responsive and timely service. These characteristics have earned the firm wide recognition from the market, both in the development of projects for the construction of energy generation plants from traditional as well as renewable sources, and in secondary market transactions, such as acquisitions and joint ventures, project finance transactions and bond issues.
Lombardi Segni e Associati supports and guides its clients through the complex and changing regulatory framework that characterises relations with the public administrations, identifying the most appropriate solutions to meet their needs. The firm provides in-court and out-of-court assistance in all the main areas of administrative law, including public contracts and concessions, town planning and building, environment, energy, commerce, administrative and accounting liability proceedings.
Banking & Finance:
Lombardi Segni e Associati’s banking and finance team has gained strong experience in all the main forms of financing, including leverage and acquisition finance, real estate finance, project finance and corporate finance, on a bilateral, club deal or syndicated basis, as well as refinancing, rescheduling and restructuring existing debt. The combined expertise of the banking and finance, corporate M&A and restructuring teams allows the firm to provide clients with integrated, high-value added consulting and assistance in complex LBO acquisitions and distressed M&A transactions in general.
Lombardi Segni e Associati assists a wide range of leading real estate groups, building and development companies, hotel owners and management companies, shopping centers and large retail chains, as well as Italian and foreign investment funds in all types of real estate transactions. The firm has managed numerous transactions involving the purchase, sale and development of residential, commercial and industrial real estate, distinguishing itself for the technical quality and the wide range of skills provided.
Lombardi Segni e Associati defends its clients’ intellectual property in judicial, arbitration and administrative proceedings, thanks to the experience in litigation that has characterised the firm since its inception. In out-of-court procedures, the firm assists its clients in all aspects related to the use and protection of intellectual property, whether in contractual contexts or within extraordinary transactions involving the sale and acquisition of companies with large portfolios of brands, patents and/or drawings and industrial models. The firm has also gained significant experience in the life sciences area.
Lombardi Segni e Associati assists many entrepreneurs and their families in identifying the most efficient solutions for owning, managing and protecting their assets, as well as in planning the transfer of the family business from one generation to the next. The firm applies a multidisciplinary approach to advise its clients on all matters related to family governance, through ordinary and extraordinary asset reorganisation transactions or through sophisticated solutions involving holding companies, trusts or other organisations.