Geronimo Cardia

Geronimo Cardia is our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Italy on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Geronimo directly using the contact details listed above.

Bachelor’s degree in law; Degree in economics and business; Masters in tax law; AAUUC training course in the Guardia di Finanza academy.

Cassation lawyer, chartered accountant, auditor, technical advisor to the Civil and Criminal Court and bankruptcy trustee. After about 10 years of activity in an international law firm, he takes on direct and own assignments, establishes and manages internal legal offices of companies and groups of companies and founded, in 2004, the organisation from which the associated Cardia study originates.

In fact, institutional and / or entrepreneurial public and private, industrial, financial for about twenty years carries out and has held positions as Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors, effective member of the Board of Statutory Auditors, Single Supervisory Body, Chairman of the Supervisory Body, Member of the Supervisory Body, Sole Component of the Supervisory Body, Liquidator and Curator in various procedures. He also participated in the preparation of organisational models of Legislative Decree 231/2001. He has been a judicial assistant in the Extraordinary Administration of large companies, judicial custodian of companies, commissioner of a joint commissioner, a member of ministerial commissions for the assignment of educational contributions, a certified auditor of training plans, a certified auditor of funded research projects, Local counsel for international groups, as well as an officer in charge of the Guardia di Finanza assigned to the third department of the General Command. It assiduously provides support to trade associations for the coordination of the legal table of the associated operators.

He has been involved in legal gaming for over fifteen years. Care of legal, tax, compliance, civil and administrative judicial litigation, M & A, corporate, JV, banking, contracts and issues typical of business lawyers also aimed at restructuring groups, debts. With the study colleagues he assists, also for start-ups, internal legal offices, corporate activities (board meetings, shareholders’ meetings, etc.), ordinary (contracts, and general operations), extraordinary (acquisitions, restructurings and start-ups), of the litigation (extrajudicial and judicial) closely following the corporate strategies for the recovery of credit positions.

Former lecturer in International Tax Law for the specialised degree course in managerial sciences at the G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti. Speaker at various conferences with particular regard to tax matters and legal gaming.

Author of the Text “The territorial question. Prohibition on the legal game by the territorial legislation“, GN Media Editions as well as the text ”Legal Profiles of Privatisations “, Edizioni il Sole 24 hours books, and several publications of a fiscal nature and on the gaming sector.

Saverio Signori

Saverio Signori is our exclusively recommended Tax Services expert in Italy on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Saverio directly using the contact details listed above.

Saverio is involved in corporate, financing and tax advisory, in particular he focuses on civil and tax law transactions, drafting and elaboration of ordinary and extraordinary financial statements, management of business reorganisations and restructurings of target companies consisting of acquisitions, mergers and severances.

Saverio has substantial expertise in firm financing and is involved in the leading Italian and international capital markets transactions. He focused on advising clients on corporate transactions concerning favourable findings even for export credits.

Saverio was a member of the Working Team set up by the Ministry of Productive Activities for the Reform of regulations on extraordinary administration of the big companies in crisis.

In 1986 he founded the Studio Signori Company of Chartered Accountants with the head office in Rome and a secondary office in Milan.

Saverio Signori has been liquidator of several extraordinary administration procedures and has served as President or member of the board of statutory auditors for several firms.

Firm Overview:

Established in Rome in 1987, Studio Signori – Accountants & Lawyers has offices in both Rome and Milan.

Thanks to the solid reputation gained on the market, since more than twenty years the Firm acts as a privileged partner for both public and private companies and institutions.

The Firm Client commitment means that assistance and consultancy are rendered through long-term relationships, tailor made advisory and research of the best possible solutions for our Clients.

Thanks to more than 20 professionals with a strong expertise in different sectors, Studio Signori renders services in the financial, tax and Accounting areas.

Thanks to its offices in Rome and Milan, the Firm is ideally positioned to cover the whole Italian entrepreneurial scenery and to contact all the leading players in the Financial Community.

The Firm professionals enjoy outstanding academic records ad well as in-depth knowledge of their specific areas of expertise. Members of the Firm are in the Board of Directors, Audit Committee or Supervisory Board of leading Italian companies.

Furthermore, throught strong partnerships with leading firms around the world Studio Signori also offers integrated services on cross-border transactions.

Since 2013, Studio Signori was Partner of GGI (Geneva Group International AG).

Maurizio Delfino

Maurizio Delfino is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Italy on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Maurizio directly using the contact details listed above.

Maurizio founded Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (“D-WFG”) in 2000: the firm is now one of the most important Italian law firms focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Corporate Governance, Corporate Reorganisation and Restructuring, and Compliance. The ability to combine the international reach of Willkie and local market expertise has allowed D-WFG to develop an unparalleled practice in corporate finance and financial markets while offering clients cutting edge solutions to their legal needs. Unlike most international law firms, D-WFG is not just the Italian office of an elite international law firm, but an important local player, with deep roots in the Italian business community, in both Milan and Rome.

Maurizio specialises in public and private M&A and private equity, including leveraged buyouts and has gained extensive experience in corporate governance issues for both listed and unlisted corporations and the acquisition of distressed companies, including companies involved in corporate reorganisation procedures. In fact, Maurizio has assisted on the occasion of some of the largest acquisitions and buy outs which took place in Italy in recent years, starting with his representation of French energy giant EDF in the acquisition of Montedison, which was the first hostile takeover of an Italian listed company. He also represented the Russian group Severstal in the acquisition of Lucchini, which was the second largest Italian steel manufacturer (and, at the time, the largest ever foreign investment by a Russian group).

Maurizio’s M&A experience includes diverse industries such as steel, oil and gas, insurance, chemical and pharmaceutical, automotive, aerospace and defence, design and various infrastructure companies where he represented both strategic and financial investors, either Italian or international.

Maurizio has written monographs and published articles in major law reviews in the fields of corporate finance, corporate governance, the protection of minority shareholders, and antitrust. He is a frequent lecturer at national and international symposia in these fields. He received JSD from Stanford Law School and was a visiting scholar both at Stanford and Yale law Schools.

Chambers Europe (2013-2019-2020) and Chambers Global (2013-2019-2020) ranked Mr. Delfino among the leading individuals practicing in the area of Corporate/M&A in Italy.

Contact Details:

Milan Office:
Studio Legale Deflino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
via Michele Barozzi 2
20122 Milano, Italia
Tel. +39 (0)2 763631
[email protected]

Rome Office:
Studio Legale Deflino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
via di Ripetta 142
00186 Roma
Tel. +39 (0)6 686361
[email protected]

Coralba Bartoli

Coralba Bartoli is our exclusively recommended Fashion Law expert in Italy on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Coralba directly using the contact details listed above.

The firm carries out legal assistance and consultancy for customers from all over the province of Pistoia.

He deals with civil and criminal law in general and also specialises in administrative, commercial and tax law. The specialisation in these matters and the experience gained in the field of commercial contracts, tax litigation and relations with the Public Administration, allow Avv. Coralba Bartoli to offer support to a clientele, including professional ones, which includes various companies from Monsummano Terme and from all over Pistoia.

There is also no shortage of foreign clients, who carry out activities abroad or who are in any case holders of legal situations and relationships of an “international” character: the Lawyer is able to offer high-profile legal advice thanks to a specialised knowledge of legal English, certified by a special ILEC certificate (International Legal English Certificate).

Piero Bellante

Piero Bellante is our exclusively recommended Trade & Customs Law expert in Italy on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Piero directly using the contact details listed above.

Piero is admitted to represent clients before the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione) and other higher courts. He has been studying Customs Law since 1980 and has acquired considerable experience in conducting civil, administrative and criminal litigation in the areas of customs, export controls & sanctions and product compliance. In this field he collaborates as a contract lecturer with the Departments of Legal Sciences and Business Economics of the University of Verona. He speaks at seminars and conferences on customs topics or organised by professional and entrepreneurial associations; he collaborates with sector journals and is the author of publications on this subject. He is a member of the Disciplinary Board for the Veneto and the Trentino Alto Adige Regions at the Regional Council of Customs Brokers (Consiglio territoriale degli spedizionieri doganali) of the Veneto Region. He is advisor to the Chamber of Tax Lawyers of Veneto, member of the National Union of Tax Lawyers’ Chambers (UNCAT – Unione nazionale delle camere avvocati tributaristi) and acted as coordinator of the Tax Commission of the Verona Bar Association in the period 2014-2018.  He is a member of the Veneto Branch of ANTI, Associazione nazionale tributaristi italiani and UIA – Union internationale des avocats. For Giappichelli he has published Il sistema doganale: evoluzione, istituti, adempimenti, pp. XVII-1232, Turin, 2020.

Firm Overview:

Not only finding solutions but also preventing

Bellante & La Lumia was founded in the year 2000 from the expertise of its two founders. We listen in order to understand, only in this way can we suggest the solutions we consider most appropriate to achieve our goal, i.e. taking care of our client.

In order to prevent conflicts as far as possible, we provide preventive legal advice in the areas of our competence. Litigation is in our view an option of last resort. We believe in mediation as a quick and effective tool to achieve our goals.

We think that in law, compartmentalisation is rare. Sometimes a team of several experts is needed to solve complex problems: we do our part and, when necessary, we involve trusted professionals and external consultants who are experts in areas outside our core competence.

Bellante & La Lumia is partner and founder of LegalAssociati, a network created in 2001 and operating in the main Italian cities. The law firms that are members of the network share our approach and values.

Daniele Ferretti

Daniele Ferretti is our exclusively recommended Insolvency & Restructuring Law expert in Italy on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Daniele directly using the contact details listed above.

Daniele graduated from the University of Florence, School of Law, and was awarded several scholarships from national and international universities and training institutions (including Hamline University, School of Law, Libera Università Carlo Cattaneo and ISPI School). Along with a special award received from Louis F. Del Duca, professor emeritus of law, he obtained a Master’s degree in Economics and Corporate Law, post-graduate certificates in Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration, an Advanced Diploma in Chinese Business and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Comparative Law from the Penn State University, School of Law.

He was admitted as Attorney-at-Law in Italy in 2005 and was called to the bar in New York in 2009. Prior to establishing its own law firm, he practiced in Italy and abroad for some of the most prominent international arbitration organisations and law firms. In 2012, he was appointed as officer of the International Bar Association (IBA) Product Law and Advertising Committee, the main international organisation of legal practitioners, where he currently serves as Co-Vice Chair. In 2017, he founded Ferretti Firm and was appointed as Of-Counsel for a leading international law firm, for which he previously acted as Associate Partner. In 2019, he joined the international network IR Global as its exclusive insolvency member for Italy.

His practice mainly focuses on helping businesses thrive internationally, working at different levels to enhance their competitive position on a global scale, advance their goals, manage their risks and protect their strategic assets. Given his educational and professional background, he represents a number of subsidiaries of Italian companies operating in the United States. When the intricacies of international law require to work with outside counsel, he relies on an extensive and trustworthy network abroad to solve the countless legal issues that his clients, which include prominent Italian and foreign companies, face when operating globally.

He also serves as counsel to several local branches of Confindustria, the main Italian association of entrepreneurs, where he is frequently engaged in seminars, workshops, B2B meetings and conferences.

He is a trusted advisor to clients that encompass both privately held and publicly traded companies, start-up and fast-growth businesses as well as high-net worth individuals. He represents companies in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, retail and e-commerce, fashion, hospitality, real estate, logistics, cosmetics, furniture, entertainment and finance.