Firm profile submitted by Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners
Managing Partners: Bruno Gattai
Number of partners: 23
Number of lawyers: 60
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Founded in 2012, Milan-based Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners is one of the most successful Italian law firms, fast establishing itself among the leading independent players in the Italian market. The firm is composed of 83 professionals, including 23 partners and 6 of counsels, mainly coming from the Italian offices of leading international organisations. With its extensive track record and the highest professional standards, the firm provides clients with first-class assistance both in general and transactional corporate, commercial and financial matters, and in litigation proceedings before courts as well as in arbitrations. Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners offers a bespoke, high-quality advisory service to its Italian and international clients through a flexible and focused team. The firm always acts in the clients’ best interest, assisting them in the achievement of their objectives in a pragmatic, efficient and professional manner. One of the firm’s key strengths is the international experience of its professionals, well accustomed to working with clients and law firms from all over the world. The award-winning professionals at Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners are listed among the best Italian lawyers in the respective areas of expertise.
Commercial & Civil Law:
The firm has gained significant experience in every area of commercial and civil law, including extraordinary transactions, corporate governance, joint ventures, group reorganisations and intra-group transactions.
Mergers & Acquisitions – Private Equity:
Advising on all aspects of domestic and cross border M&A activity, from the preliminary stages of each transaction to post completion, the firm boasts the premier private equity practice in Italy, with an established client base ranging from the largest private equity houses to venture capital. Its professionals assist leading Italian and foreign funds in all stages of their activity, from funds formation and fundraising to exits, also through listing in regulated market or by competitive auction process.
The firm has a strong practice both in debt capital markets (including securitisations) and in equity capital markets, supporting both national and international issuers and underwriters. Moreover, the firm helps listed companies and their shareholders to fulfill regulatory and communication requirements and liaise with regulators.
Banking & Finance:
The department provides an all-encompassing advisory service on any kind of lending and financial transactions to major banks, financial institutions, corporates and financial sponsors. It guides clients throughout the whole process, from structuring to negotiation of the relevant documentation, both in domestic and cross-border financings - where the firm regularly acts alongside the most prestigious international law firms.
The firm regularly assists real estate players, institutional and financial investors in transactions such as sale and purchase of real estate portfolios, contributions to real estate funds, property developments and conversions, management of retail networks regarding commercial property, and leases.
Insolvency & Restructuring:
A cross-practice approach is beneficial in a complex and articulate practice area such as restructuring, in light of the diverse interests of the various stakeholders involved in this phase of a company’s life. Hence, the firm has built a multidisciplinary team that ensures an all-round service in relation to insolvency and restructuring matters to debtors, creditors, current and new investors through the various stages of a corporate crisis and insolvency.
A deep knowledge of litigation and of how matters are decided in court is key to excel across all fields of legal practice, while assisting clients in actual disputes and double-checking transactions compliance. The litigation department works closely with the other practices, providing clients with a true value added to their businesses. The department has extensive experience in court litigation at all stages and in domestic and international arbitration, in which they have gained experience as both counsels and arbitrators.
The firm supports its clients with all employment law related corporate transactions, and provides an ongoing consulting service on issues concerning human resources management. A multidisciplinary team tackles those matters that may be more effectively solved with a broader, cross-disciplinary approach, such as regulatory and data protection implications in staff investigation processes and regulatory issues connected with bonus plans for backing groups and listed companies. The firm also offers assistance in handling disputes in the field of employment law.
The firm assists and represents Italian and international companies operating in various industries both in transactional and in complex litigations concerning patents, trademarks, design, computer hardware and software and unfair competition, often coordinating multi-jurisdictional matters.
The tax department is specialised in assisting investment funds and large and medium-sized financial and industrial enterprises on both domestic and international direct and indirect tax matters. Throughout time, the lawyers of the tax department have developed an in-depth knowledge and experience of the tax matters pertaining to extraordinary corporate transactions and to the entire lifecycle of Italian and foreign private equity, private debt and real estate investment funds.
Antirust & Competition Law:
The firm advises domestic and international clients on all aspects of Italian and European Competition Law and Consumer Protection Law. At the cutting edge of antitrust law, it delivers constructive, commercially oriented advice and assistance on all aspects of antitrust law, including investigations by the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA) and the European Commission, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial agreements and compliance programs.
- Via Bertoloni 44,
- Tel +39 06 83 36 5810
- Fax +39 06 83 36 58 11
- Email : [email protected]