BANKING AND FINANCE

La Scala'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

La Scala has always advise leading operators in the banking and finance sector. The experience and skills acquired by the professionals of the team guarantee to clients - both in and out of court - a comprehensive range of advice on managing litigation in connection with investment services. La Scala 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 team: Luciana Cipolla and Christian Faggella

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BANKING AND FINANCE LITIGATION

NPLS

La Scala has established a team dedicated entirely to the management of Non Performing Loans, both of banking and para-banking origin, across all of its offices and focused, in particular, in the outsourcing management of difficult to collect loan portfolios. Thanks to decades of experience in this field, now La Scala have a unique expertise in managing portfolios of particular complexity and size.

Heads of the team: Massimo Lattuada and Giuseppe Caputi

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REAL ESTATE FORECLOSURES

La Scala 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. Positions - consisting of unsecured and mortgage loans (of both small and large value) - recorded steady growth. The specialized activity of the team is supported by a dedicated 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. La Scala 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 & TELCO

A specialized, interdisciplinary and integrated team is dedicated to utilities and telecommunications operators. The team supports companies sector in resolving their typical problems: from managing conflict situations with suppliers and institutional bodies, to issues related to retail and corporate customers. The credit recovery deriving from the supply of natural gas, electricity, telephone utilities and related services, is supported both in extrajudicial and judicial phases. A constant exchange, with the other departments of the Firm, of highly specialized experiences and skills, guarantees flexibility in the direction and management of mandates.

Head of the team: Christian Faggella

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UTILITIES & TELCO

INSOLVENCY

A highly specialized team with over twenty years of experience is exclusively dedicated to insolvency proceedings. Its professionals advise banks and other financial institutions, creditors of companies facing financial stress or insolvency. La Scala also advises those of its clients from outside the financial sector on creditors' arrangements, reorganisations and financial restructurings.

Head of the team: Luciana Cipolla

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INSOLVENCY

DUE DILIGENCE

NPLs department of La Scala also includes a team dedicated exclusively to due diligence. Its professionals offer assistance and advice to clients in the analysis and assessment of non performing loan portfolios, as well as in the development of business plans relating to methods and times of recovery. All this responds to the growing need of investors interested in acquiring NPL portfolios, to have interlocutors equipped with the structures and skills necessary for their analysis and management, able to assist them in all the steps of the decision-making and operational processes.

Heads of the team: Massimo Lattuada and Giuseppe Caputi

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COMPANIES AND PRIVATE CLIENTS

The Companies and Private Clients area of La Scala 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. 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 the team: Riccardo Bovino – Emerging Corporate e M&A Lawyer of the Year – Legalcommunity Awards 2015

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

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IP/IT

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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 La Scala 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 the team: Sabrina Galmarini

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CIVIL MATTERS

La Scala 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 the team: Stefano La Porta

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CIVIL MATTERS

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FAMILY MATTERS AND ADR

La Scala 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. La Scala 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

La Scala 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

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TAX

To complete and integrate the professional offer of services dedicated to customers operating in both the financial markets and those of industry and services, La Scala has been enriched with a team dedicated entirely to the tax practice. The team's professionals work closely with the corporate and compliance teams, thus providing integrated and specialist expertise to the client.

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