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Grimaldilex

A highly qualified and multidisciplinary approach

Banking Finance and Insurance

The Banking, Finance and Insurance department is composed of professionals with a solid experience in the field of acquisition finance, real estate finance and NPL transactions, in addition their strong knowledge of other banking and finance instruments, and banking, finance and insurance regulations. The following characteristics have enabled us to become, in a short period of time, one of the leading law firms in Italy:

  • A combined team of lawyers with high standards of expertise and professionality, operating across Milan, London and Rome and providing services, in both jurisdictions, aimed at creating, coordinating and implementing complex cross-border finance transactions;
  • An outstanding knowledge of banking, finance and insurance litigation and regulation, on which the M&A department is able to rely when working in transactions involving financial institutions; and
  • The innovative nature of the transactions on which we are working (such as the first project bond transactions in Italy, whether private and public, and complex NPL purchase and sale transactions).
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Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring

The firm assists creditors (mostly banks and credit funds), debtors and third-party investors in the restructuring of Italian companies in a state of crisis, in the context of bankruptcy and pre-bankturuptcy proceedings, such as in the case of recovery plans.  

 

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Capital Markets

The Capital Markets Team of the Firm provides a full range of services to clients (players of the public and private sector, financial institutions, investors and bond issuers) in connection with debt issuance transactions (plain vanilla and structured bonds, high-yield debt offerings, and private placements) and listing of companies on national and international regulated markets.

 

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Contentious Trust

Trusts and trustees are increasingly subject to Italian court proceedings, with regards to issues related to civil law, as well as criminal and tax law.

Grimaldi Studio Legale has been one of the first law firms in Italy to have a specialized team composed of civil, criminal and tax lawyers able to provide legal assistance in a wide range of controversies regarding trusts. 

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Corporate Governance and Compliance

Grimaldi Studio Legale serves companies on matters related to corporate governance and directors’ liability. In particular, the Firm provides assistance and advice in the assessment and creation of top-level governance structures apt to prevent potential risks arising from the management of companies. The Firm has a specific expertise with regards to:

  • Organisation Models under Legislative Decree 231/01;
  • Anti-bribery; 
  • Anti-Money Laundering;
  • Personal Data Protection;
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace.
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Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Venture Capital

The firm serves national and international clients on extraordinary transactions such as mergers, demergers, acquisition of shares or assets, and Companies’ group reorganizations.

With reference to private equity, we have an undisputed leadership in the Italian market, as we have always provided assistance to important Italian and foreign funds at all stages of their business, ranging from their creation to the fund raising stage, from the acquisition of interests in target companies to their divestiture, also by means of listings on organized markets or competitive auction procedures.

Our assistance covers all aspects of the above transactions, including legal and tax structuring, drafting and negotiation of contractual documents (such as letters of intent, letters of procedures, investment agreements, acquisition agreements, shareholders’ agreements, financial documents), and  assistance relevant to activities preceding and subsequent to the closing phase, assistance in possible mergers of vehicle companies with target companies in the context of LBOs transactions.

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Debt Collection

Grimaldi Studio Legale has a long-standing experience in the assistance of major banking groups in setting up procedures aimed at collecting a high number of non-performing consumer receivables.

A group of professionals are specifically committed to carrying out activities related to debt collection procedures, whether in their initial phase or during the Court proceedings, also by means of a network of external collaborators located across the national territory.  

Furthermore, the Firm provides assistance also by contributing to the evaluation of legal issues arising from relationships relying upon receivables which have generated non-performing positions.

Our team of professionals are qualified to use standard data processing systems for the management of credit ratings.

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Employment Law and Industrial Relations

The firm boasts extensive experience in employment law, industrial relations and related litigations, and in-depth knowledge of the legal and regulatory system governing labour matters.

The Firm provides on-going assistance in the management of human resources and relations with employees, as well as labour law controversies.

The Firms has successfully dealt with several legal labour disputes and has efficiently contributed to the reorganization of companies operating in the engineering, steel, chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, publishing, finance and banking sectors.

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Energy and Infrastructures

The Energy Department of our Law Firm is known to be one of the most prestigious and renowned department both at a national and international level. Its strength resides in: (i) a proven ability to provide a multi-faceted legal assistance in extraordinary transactions, energy infrastructure projects, commercial contracts pertaining to this sector, trading, issues related to administrative and regulation law, litigation and national and international arbitration; (ii) renowned expertise in all energy-related domains (oil&gas, energy production deriving from fossil fuels and energy efficiency); (iii) the ability to provide assistance to clients in international transactions.

Special mention needs to be made to the Firm’s long standing experience in the financing of energy-production plants.

The lawyers of this Firm have reached a high level of expertise also with reference to infrastructures (shipping ports, airports, highways, electric networks, railways, intermodal freight terminals, hospitals, pipelines, and water supply networks).

Our assistance extends across regulatory matters, M&A transactions, project management, EU Regulation, fiscal, antitrust and litigation management issues.  

 

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EU Law and Competition Law

The Firm provides assistance in EU law matters with a specific focus on free movement of goods people, services and capital, EU funding, public procurements, energy, transport, infrastructures, telecommunications, etc. Such assistance is also rendered in civil proceedings pending before national and European institutions (EU Courts and national judges).

As a result of the skills and professionality acquired, Grimaldi Studio Legale has become the only Italian law firm acting as legal advisor for the European Commission and European Parliament, providing assessments and studies in different disciplinary sectors.

Furthermore, the Firm serves clients in competition law matters: control of concentrations between undertakings at a national, European and multi-jurisdictional level, proceedings aimed at ascertaining the existence of anti-competitive arrangements between undertakings, abuse of dominant positions, commercial malpractises, State aid and draft of antitrust compliance programs.

 

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Intellectual Property

The Firm assists clients in the management of trademarks, patents and intellectual and industrial property. The Firm has a long-standing experience in this field, ranging from the registration of intellectual property rights to the relevant transfer agreements and litigations.

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Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution

The firm assists clients in national and international litigations before courts and arbitration panels, as well as alternative dispute resolutions.

This practice extends across all aspects of civil and commercial law, and has a particular focus on corporate law, commercial contracts, bankruptcy law, banking law, insurance, contentious trusts and tender procedures.

The team was involved in some of the most important litigation cases in Italy and abroad, including class actions.

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Project Finance

The combined skills of the administrative, financial and banking law departments as well as their expertise in several industrial sectors, have enabled the firm to advise clients on project finance matters, and projects related to public works, infrastructures, transport, public procurements, environment, urban development and planning, public services and utilities, and energy.

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Public Law

Grimaldi Studio Legale has developed a specific experience in the public sector by assisting public administrations, companies, agents, joint enterprises, private operators in different sectors, such as public procurements, environment, urban development and planning, public services, energy, project finance, telecommunication, infrastructure, public finance and transport.

The Firm assists clients in Court proceedings and out-of-court settlements (European Courts, Italian Judges, independent authorities, such as the national anti-corruption authority (“ANAC”), the regulatory authority for electricity, gas and water (“AEEGSI”), the telecommunication authority (“AGCOM”) and the antitrust authority (“AGCM”).

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Real Estate

The Firm is committed to serving all legal needs related to real estate transactions, ranging from the acquisition and disposal of real estate assets, portfolios and vehicle companies, real estate development, financing, leasing and funds. 

Furthermore, our Firm avails itself of a significant experience in foreclosure, debt restructuring of real estate companies and issues related to non-performing real estate receivables in the creation of trusts by means of which real estate assets are purchased, as well as civil and tax litigation for real estate matters.

The Firm assists buyers and sellers, as well as institutional lenders and investors vis-à-vis real estate development projects and the financing of shopping centres, residential areas, hotels, health-care institutions and industrial plants.

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Tax

The Firm draws on a comprehensive and in-depth experience in tax law, namely:

  • National and international tax planning;
  • Advice on corporate tax matters;
  • Private equity and venture capital;
  • National and international M&A transactions, with a focus on leveraged buy-outs;
  • Structured finance transactions, such as securitisations, bonds and structured finance products;
  • Extraordinary transactions;
  • Stock option plans;
  • Tax litigation;
  • Real estate transactions;
  • tax diligence.

Many national and international publications dedicated to evaluating the situation of Italian law firms have acknowledged that Grimaldi Studio Legale is one of the leading law firms in Tax Law.

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Telecommunications, Media

Grimaldi Studio Legale provides assistance in the field of telecommunications, with a specific focus on: TLC networks and services, allocation of frequencies, interconnections, number portability, authorisations for the construction and maintenance of  infrastructures, right to operate in public areas under licenses, installation and placement of fibre optic networks in public and State-owned areas, and public procurements.

Furthermore, the Firm provides assistance with regards to the concession of media rights and authorization procedures aimed at acquiring digital and satellite transmission networks.

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Transport

The professionals of the Law Firm have accrued a significant experience also in the transport sector (maritime, air, road, rail transport). Such assistance covers regulatory matters, M&A transactions, project finance, public procurements, EU regulations, tax aspects, antitrust and litigation management

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