Italy

Simmons & Simmons is firmly established as one of Italy’s leading law firms.

We advise on all legal aspects of domestic and international business transactions with a particular focus on corporate and commercial law. A key commercial advantage for our clients is our focus on specific sectors, including asset management & investment funds, financial institutions, life sciences, technology, media & telecommunications (TMT).

As a fully integrated international practice we work together with teams in our offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia to offer practical advice and innovative solutions to our clients.

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Experience
Allianz
  • advising Allianz Global Investors on the merger of the Italian asset management company Allianz Global Investors Italy SGR into the German asset management company Allianz Global Investors Europe in relation to the corporate, employment, regulatory and tax aspects of the deal.
Armani
  • „advising on a range of contentious and non‑contentious employment law matters for a number of companies in the Armani Group.
Banca Popolare di Milano
  • advising in relation to acquisitions and leveraged financing.
Barclays Bank 
  • advising on a range of contentious and non contentious law matters.
Charterhouse Capital Partners
  • advising on the acquisition of Nuova Castelli S.p.A. group, the leading Italian manufacturer and exporter of Parmigiano Reggiano, and of a variety of other cheeses.
Deutsche Bank 
  • advising on the launch in Italy of db x-trackers ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds).
E On Produzione
  • assistance in relation to a settlement agreement with an EPC contractor with reference to certain construction defects of an 805 MW combined-cycle plant with two turbogas groups.
Huawei
  • advising on a range of commercial, general corporate and compliance matters.
Intesa Sanpaolo 
  • assisting a number of banks in the group in relation to project and leveraged financing deals, securitisations and debt restructuring.
Leading Hedge Funds, including Brevan Howard, Egerton, Gartmore, Henderson, Lansdowne and Marshall Wace
  • advising hedge fund managers on a wide range of issues relating to the launch and management of hedge funds and funds of funds.
Libero
  • assistance to Libero relating to the purchase of Matrix Telecom Italy.
Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) 
  • advising on a range of contentious and non contentious employment law matters for the Group.
NBC 
  • advising on a range of contentious and non contentious employment law matters for the Group.
Schroders Group
  • assistance in relation to financial litigation with Italian counterparties and to the group asset management company for the passporting and maintenance of its managed funds and SiCAV.
Shell
  • advising on a range of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters for the Group.
Wind 
  • advising on the drafting of contracts and on contractual arrangements.