Annalisa Rossi

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

Annalisa area of practice is corporate and mergers and acquisitions. She assists domestic and international clients, including major financial institutions and private equity houses, in their extraordinary operations such as minority or majority investments, spin-offs, divestments, mergers, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and cross-border transactions.

Annalisa Rossi has developed specific expertise in highly regulated sectors such as health-care and energy. She has also assisted companies operating in the manufacture and distribution of food and agricultural products.

Firm Overview:

REDS Studio Legale Associato, is a corporate and commercial boutique law firm, established by lawyers who have gained consolidated experience in primary international law firms, focusing on corporate transactions and in general on commercial and company law.

In addition to assistance provided to Italian and international clients in corporate transactions, REDSLegal also assists clients in developing corporate governance models, drawing up and negotiating commercial agreements and ensuring full regulatory compliance.

The law firm is structured so as to allow it to establish a solid partnership with clients, providing advice characterised by attention to specific needs and the flexibility necessary to ensure a prompt, quality and cost efficient service.

The law firms lawyers have gained specific expertise in various industrial sectors, including highly regulated sectors such as Life Sciences, Energy and Oil & Gas.

In order to provide full assistance in all corporate matters, the law firm works consistently with accountants and auditors, who are dedicated to providing strategic advice and support and advice on book-keeping services and financial statements.

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.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Piero Bellante and Studio Legale Bellante & La Lumia in Italy (streetinsider.com)

Michele Roma

Michele Roma is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in Italy on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Michele directly using the contact details listed above.

Michele is the founder and managing partner of Roma Legal Partners, based in Rome and with a branch in Milan.

In 1982 he graduaded cum laude from the Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, he is barrister of the Supreme Court of Cassation and he is registered at the bar of the bankruptcy trustees (Albo dei curatori Falimentari).

He is active in the field of business and insurance contracts in court and out of court and he assists companies and groups both at a national and international level.

Not only has he developed a solid expertise in business contracts and insurance law, but, together with the litigations and the entire law firm, he works in close contact with the clients, constantly offering them the high-quality services that are typical of a “boutique firm”.

“I have always believed that the law firm should have a clear and well defined objective.

Today, more than ever, some clients need the help of a professional in understanding the “big picture” behind every given problem. They need the ability to summarise and simplify that comes from years of experience in order to be able to choose wisely.

For this exact reason, I have decided to be always available in person and to aim at having a direct and transparent relationship with the client.”

Moreover, Michele Roma entertains scientific collaborations, as Adjunct Professor, with some Italian Universities.

Advisory Excellence Welcomes Michele Roma and Studio Roma Legal Partners (streetinsider.com)

Fabrizio Carbonetti

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

Fabrizio directs the Firm’s activities in the practice areas of supervision of banks and non-bank financial intermediaries; banking contracts; AML; and restructuring. He also directs the litigation department (mainly focusing on banking as well as financial and investment services), including arbitration and bankruptcy.

Fabrizio is Professor of Advanced Commercial Law at “La Sapienza” University in Rome. Formerly he was a Professor of Commercial Law at the University in Cassino and teaching and research assistant of Commercial Law at LUISS University in Rome.

Fabrizio regularly lectures at post-graduate courses.

Fabrizio authored numerous publications and speaks regularly at conferences on banking and financial markets law.

Fabrizio has been appointed as Director on the Board of an Italian bank.

Fabrizio Carbonetti is a Board member of ASLA – Associazione Studi Legali Associati (Association of Associated Law Firms).

Firm Overview:

Carbonetti and Partners is a boutique firm highly specialised in the following practice areas: Corporate and M&A, Banking and Finance, and Capital Markets.

The Firm advises listed companies, banks, financial intermediaries, asset management companies, investment and insurance firms, as well as banking foundations, institutions and trade associations operating in the financial sector, also in their relations with the Supervisory Authorities; in the same practice areas, the Firm also represents such clients in court proceedings, including before the Supreme Courts, and in arbitration.

The Firm has two offices, located in Rome and Milan, and about thirty attorneys.

In order to properly advise its clients, the Firm believes it is of crucial importance to understand the economic and financial implications and the market scenarios affecting the transactions handled. The Firm can assist foreign clients both in Italy and, due to its long-term relationships with leading international law firms, in cross-border transactions.

Editoriale del prof. avv. Fabrizio Carbonetti – Studio Carbonetti

Luca Trevisan

Luca Trevisan is our exclusively recommended Product Liability Litigation expert in Italy on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Luca directly using the contact details listed above.

Luca is a founding partner of Trevisan & Cuonzo and one of the leading names in Italian litigation in the commercial, intellectual property and product liability fields. During a career spanning over 30 years, Luca has handled a number of landmark cases widely reported in the international press. He also has extensive experience in leading and managing multi-jurisdictional trade mark and patent disputes. His domestic and international clients come from a broad cross-section of industries, including pharmaceutical, mechanical, oil and gas, electronics and automotive.

Recent notable cases:

  • Successfully assisting one of the biggest world player in the automotive field in an extremely delicate product liability case before a criminal court;
  • Successfully defending an Italian renown entity, leader in the energy field, in a complex product liability dispute concerning an allegedly defective trigeneration energy plant;
  • Representing and defending a world-famous luxury car manufacturer in various product liability disputes before civil courts;
  • Assisting several insurance companies in numerous product liability cases;
  • Providing day-to-day legal assistance to an Italian company leader in the field of heating and home boilers regarding IP, product liability and commercial aspects;
  • Assisting a key manufacturer of valves and other hydraulic products, for use mainly in the agricultural sector in a complex product liability case;
  • Representing a multinational manufacturer of steel-wheels for the railway industry in a product liability case before Italian civil court.

Affiliations & Publications:

Luca is regularly called by Universities to host training courses on Intellectual property and commercial law. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and regularly contributes to international legal journals. Luca is a member of AIPPI, IBA, GRUR and INTA.

Firm Overview:

“Equipped with experienced and talented attorneys, with both professional and human qualities. Each time, we received efficient support within a short time frame.” ~ The Legal 500, 2020

Trevisan & Cuonzo, established in 1993, is one of the leading independent Italian law firms working with some of the most technologically advanced and innovative businesses and industry leaders around the globe. The firm delivers client focused, industry specific, commercially aligned legal expertise covering a wide range of industrial sectors including electronics, chemical, automotive, food and nutrition, life sciences, telecommunications, media and entertainment, information technology and sports. The firm has established a commanding reputation both domestically and internationally for its success and in-depth business and industry knowledge in intellectual property, commercial and product liability litigation. The firm has a network of offices in Milan, Rome, Parma and Bari.

Diego Vaiano

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

Diego is a member of the Rome Bar since January 1994 and he is certified to represent his clients before the higher courts (Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Cassation, Council of State) since December 14, 2001.

Within his professional activity, he practices in particular in the fields of Healthcare and Life Sciences; Prof. Vaiano is in fact widely recognised as one of the leading Italian experts in pharmaceutical and medical devices law. In the last two decades, he defended the pharmaceutical industry in the most challenging and relevant litigations of the sector, such as those related to the governance of retail and hospital pharmaceutical expenditure, the review measures of the National Pharmaceutical Handbook, the price cuts and ex factory profit margins imposed on the industry since the early 2000s, as well as the resolutions adopted by AIFA and the Regions on the therapeutic equivalence between medicinal products based on different active ingredients. He was also involved in major negotiations with the Italian Medicines Agency aimed at defining the price and the other reimbursement conditions for drugs dispensed with costs borne by the SSN (the Italian NHS).

He has been a member of the Farmindustria Board of Arbitrators since 2008, also acting as a consultant for Confindustria – Medical devices with regard to payback issues within the relevant sector.

His professional commitment and his clients’ appreciation allowed Diego Vaiano to receive numerous awards and accolades, including Professional of the Year in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences sectors at the Top Legal Industry Awards for 2017 and 2018; Leading Life Sciences Lawyer of the year from the Acquisition International Magazine for the years 2019 and 2020; and Life Sciences Lawyer of the year from ACQ5 (Acquisition Finance Magazine) for the years 2019 and 2020. Moreover, he steadily appears among the professionals recommended by all the most renowned international directories of the sector, such as Chambers, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.

Over the years, he also acquired an extensive professional experience in other fields of administrative law, including public procurements, state property concessions and public services, as well as cultural heritage and environment. In particular, for many years he has been a lawyer and consultant for the Port Authority of Civitavecchia, Fiumicino and Gaeta, while also defending leading companies in the sector of the contracts for the restoration of cultural heritage, catering services and technical and medical gas supply.

He is Full Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Viterbo – La Tuscia since November 1, 2001, after being Associate Professor at the same University since 1999. He is the author of qualified scientific publications on administrative law, with particular reference to issues specifically related to administrative justice, public procurement law and cultural heritage law. Among these, of particular interest are the monographs on La riserva di funzione amministrativa (“The reserve of administrative function”), Milan, Giuffré, 1996; the Pretesa di provvedimento e processo amministrativo (“Provision claim and the administrative process”), Milan, Giuffré, 2002; and La valorizzazione dei beni culturali (“The valorisation of cultural heritage”), Turin, Giappichelli, 2011.

In 2017 – after the conclusion of a previous associative experience – he founded with Francesco Cataldo, Esq. the Vaiano-Cataldo Law Firm, which is composed of a team of smart lawyers, voted to the swift and accurate satisfaction of the Clients’ needs. The Firm’s partners and associates are highly specialised in pharmaceutical and Life Sciences law, as well as in other relevant areas of administrative law, such as – indeed – public procurements, state property concessions and public services.

Firm Overview:

Based in Rome, the Vaiano-Cataldo Law Firm consists of a team of administrative lawyers headed by Prof. Diego Vaiano and by Francesco Cataldo.

The Firm is a recognised excellence in the legal field of Life Sciences, with particular regard to pharmaceutical law and medical devices, in relation to which it provides judicial and extrajudicial advice and assistance to the most important Companies worldwide. Due to their high specialisation and competence in this sector, Diego Vaiano and his Firm received numerous awards from the most authoritative specialised magazines and journals.

The Firm also provides legal counselling on public procurement – in particular on services and supplies – and in general on public and private contracts related to the reference sectors, offering support to its Clients at every stage of the procedure, from the study of tender deeds to the preparation of any requests for clarification or quotation documents, up to the executive phase, assisting them where necessary before the Regional Administrative Courts, the Council of State and the ordinary civil jurisdiction (Courts, Courts of Appeal and Court of Cassation).

Other areas of activity where the Firm can boast recognised expertise and experience are those of general health law, administrative licensing of public goods and services, trade and production activities, environment, construction and urban planning and public competitions. Last but not least, the experience gained by the Firm’s partners in arbitration & litigation is also significant.

Its swiftness in responding to the Client’s needs, its constant professional updating and the personal and passionate contribution of the partners and their collaborators in the management of each individual case constitute the distinctive trait of the Firm, whose success and reputation have always been based on the appreciation expressed by its Clients.

The Vaiano-Cataldo Law Firm also avails itself of well-established collaborations with a network of professionals with experience in complementary sectors, as well as with local counsels of the highest profile, thanks to whose contribution it can provide a comprehensive assistance to the Client in the aforementioned matters and before all regional Administrative Courts and all Civil Courts on the national territory.