BANKING AND FINANCE

The Firm's Banking and Finance section is organised into three departments – Credit Recovery, Banking and Finance Litigation, Insolvency.
They are particularly active in managing non-performing loans, both large and small – a sector in which the Firm is a recognised market leader.
Head of Banking and Finance Area: Marco Pesenti - Senior Partner

BANKING AND FINANCE

BANKING AND FINANCE LITIGATION

The Firm advises leading operators in the banking and finance sector in relation to all forms of dispute resolution. It provides a comprehensive range of advice on managing litigation in connection with investment services. The Firm is providing similar assistance in connection with disputes regarding the performance of loans contracted with private individuals and companies (in particular, disputes regarding the financial terms of bank accounts and loans).

Heads of the department: Luciana Cipolla and Christian Faggella

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BANKING AND FINANCE LITIGATION

NPLS

The Firm has for more than a decade had a team dedicated entirely to the management of NPLs across all of its offices. The team is focused in particular on supporting due diligence processes into portfolios of NPLs, and managing those portfolios on an outsourcing basis.

Heads of the team: Massimo Lattuada and Giuseppe Caputi

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NPLS

REAL ESTATE FORECLOSURES

The Firm has a team dedicated entirely to handling procedures for foreclosures against real estate, with a nationwide reach both through the Firm’s own offices and its network of correspondent firms. Currently, the Firm is involved in managing more than 6,000 such positions, with a gross book value of approximately euro 1.5 billion, comprised of unsecured claims and mortgage claims (of both small and large value). The Real Estate Foreclosures team is supported by an additional team of paralegals, and by legal advisers specialising in phone contact with debtors.

Head of the team: Tiziana Allievi

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REAL ESTATE FORECLOSURES

CREDIT RECOVERY

The Credit Recovery department comprises six different teams, with different specialisms: Small-Value Credits, Legal Recovery, Out-of-Court Collection, Large-Value Credits, NPLs, and Real Estate Foreclosures, Utilities, Due Diligence. The Firm is thus able to provide clients with specialised advice in every area. Every new matter is treated as a separate instruction, governed by its own procedures, and the engineering of operating processes and client reporting is always a primary consideration.

Heads of the department: Marco Pesenti and Christian Faggella

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CREDIT RECOVERY

UTILITIES

Nel 2014 lo Studio ha costituito un team dedicato alle società operanti nel mercato delle utilities e attive, in particolar modo, nella distribuzione e vendita di gas ed energia elettrica. Il team assiste le aziende in tutte le questioni connesse a quel settore: dai rapporti con la clientela (retail e corporate), a quelli con i fornitori e con enti istituzionali. Il team collabora trasversalmente con gli altri dipartimenti dello Studio operanti – sia in fase stragiudiziale che giudiziale – nel recupero dei crediti derivanti dalla fornitura di gas naturale ed energia elettrica. Il cliente ha quindi sempre a disposizione team interdisciplinari che integrano le diverse competenze.

Responsabile del team: Christian Faggella

INSOLVENCY

The Firm has been advising on matters related to insolvency procedures for more than 20 years. A special team advises banks and other financial institutions that are creditors of companies facing financial stress or insolvency, on how they may best protect and pursue their interests both through court action and by other means. The Firm also advises those of its clients from outside the financial sector on creditors' arrangements, reorganisations and financial restructurings.

Head of department: Luciana Cipolla

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INSOLVENCY

DUE DILIGENCE

Nel 2016 lo Studio rafforza ulteriormente il dipartimento NPLs con la creazione di un team dedicato esclusivamente all’attività di due diligence. I professionisti del team offrono assistenza e consulenza ai clienti nell’analisi e nella valutazione dei portafogli di crediti deteriorati oltre che nell’elaborazione di business plan per le linee di credito interessate. La nascita di un team dedicato alla due diligence risponde all’esigenza, da parte di soggetti interessati all’acquisto di NPL, di cercare interlocutori che siano dotati delle strutture e delle competenze necessarie a gestire masse importanti e che siano capaci di assisterli in tutti i passaggi del processo creditizio.

Responsabili del team: Massimo Lattuada e Giuseppe Caputi

COMPANIES AND PRIVATE CLIENTS

The Companies and Private Clients area of the Firm comprises six teams dealing with Corporate/M&A, IP/IT, Regulatory, Civil, Family and ADR, White-Collar Crime.
Each of these is headed by a Partner, and the teams work in close cooperation.
Head of Companies and Private Clients Area: Giuseppe La Scala - Senior Partner

COMPANIES AND PRIVATE CLIENTS

CORPORATE/M&A

The Corporate/M&A team provides Italian and international clients, from SMEs to major listed enterprises, with advice both on their ordinary, day-to-day operations and on every aspect of their corporate finance. Studio La Scala works to ensure clients both large and small receive the very highest quality of advice. Its team of lawyers has considerable experience on large deals, but is always able to interpret the needs of entities of more modest size.

Head of Team: Riccardo Bovino – Emerging Corporate e M&A Lawyer of the Year – Legalcommunity Awards 2015

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Corporate/M&A

Enterprise

IP/IT

The lawyers in the Intellectual Property & Information Technology team are specialised in advising on legal aspects of intangible assets. They provide a wide range of advice, both in strategic evaluation and analysis, in business development, and in operational matters, with assistance from a network of patent agents and correspondents around the world. They are also engaged in corporate and industrial litigation in all the relevant venues.

Head of Team: Francesco Rampone – Emerging Firm of the Year for Intellectual Property – Legalcommunity Awards 2015

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IP/IT

Enterprise

Regulatory

Globalisation, market harmonisation within the EU, and financial and technological innovation have resulted in closer regulatory involvement in all forms of business activity and greater scrutiny of compliance. That has resulted in an increased demand for highly specialised advice that the Firm has been pleased to serve. A dedicated team has long been advising on compliance matters and on dealings with regulatory and other authorities.

Head of Team: Sabrina Galmarini

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Regulatory

Enterprise

CIVIL MATTERS

The Firm has always had a team focused on litigation, serving businesses and private individuals. The latter are also advised on the management of their financial interests and personal matters, both with a view to litigation and otherwise.

Head of Team: Stefano La Porta

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CIVIL MATTERS

Enterprise

FAMILY MATTERS AND ADR

The Firm has throughout its existence had a dedicated team working on family law, and interpersonal relations more generally. Its lawyers advise private individuals in connection with even the most complex of their financial relationships – estates, succession, and corporate matters. The Firm has longstanding experience in the area, having acquired great expertise in dealing sensitively with family disputes (between spouses, generations, and relatives more generally). It always strives to safeguard the relationships between the parties, resolve the issues, and identify solutions that respect everybody's interests (applying the principles of collaborative practice laid down by the IACP). It was in this field, 20 years ago, that the Firm first acquired its expertise in mediation procedures and ADR, which it now applies to alternative ways of resolving disputes also in other fields.

Head of the Team: Paola Ventura

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FAMILY MATTERS AND ADR

WHITE-COLLAR CRIME

The Firm has also had a team dedicated to white-collar crime and regulatory fraud. This reflects the Firm's intent that it be able to provide businesses with advice that may touch upon every aspect of their operations, and that includes possible criminal-law issues. It also reflects the growth in regulation, and the expansion of companies' responsibility for offences under Legislative Decree 231/2001.

Head of the Team: Fabrizio Manganiello

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WHITE-COLLAR CRIME

Enterprise

TAX

Nel 2016 lo Studio riporta "in house" la practice tax, completando e integrando le competenze e l'offerta professionale dello Studio. Il fronte del Tax si inserisce nella strategia di crescita dei servizi dedicati ai clienti operativi sia sui mercati finanziari che su quelli dell’industria e dei servizi. I professionisti del team operano in stretto collegamento con i team Corporate e Compliance.

Responsabile del Team: Daniele Majorana