THE FIRM On 28 May 2012 the entire team from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP in Italy joined with Grimaldi e Associati and commenced operations under the name Grimaldi Studio Legale. All clients and work highlights mentioned in our editorial took place whilst the firm was operating as Dewey & LeBoeuf. Recent additions to the team have strengthened this firm's position in the Italian market. As well as handling a raft of mid-market transactions, the group has also been involved in some of the largest deals of the past year, including representing Finmeccanica in its EUR1 billion sale of Ansaldo Energia to Ansaldo Electric Drives. In addition to its growing reputation in domestic matters, the firm remains a popular choice for cross-border work.
Sources say: "The firm has built up its depth of expertise and provides an excellent service on all aspects of a deal."
KEY INDIVIDUALS "Experienced, commercial and effective," Bruno Gattai advised Bain Capital on the EUR565 million sale of Teamsystem to HgCapital. Stefano Speroni is praised by clients as "very deal-oriented and good at forming solid working relationships." Francesco Cartolano has considerable M&A, private equity and venture capital expertise, whilst clients laud Stefano Catenacci for being "hard-working, reliable and solution-oriented."
Since publication, Grimaldi e Associati has merged with Grimaldi Studio Legale
Since publication, Francesco Cartolano has joined Accinni, Cartolano e Associati
Since publication, Bruno Gattai has joined GATTAI, MINOLI & PARTNERS
Since publication, Stefano Catenacci has joined GATTAI, MINOLI & PARTNERS