Founded in 1991, La Scala has been serving business clients for over 25 years.
One of Italy’s leading practices for banking and insolvency litigation, the Firm is now also a recognised leader in advising on matters of credit recovery.
Throughout its history, it has both advised companies (on corporate, restructuring, IP and IT, regulatory matters, white-collar crime matters, tax) and had civil and family law practices.
In addition to its main office in Milan, the Firm has offices in Rome, Turin, Bologna, Venice, Vicenza, Padua and Ancona.
Its ranks include 200 lawyers and more than 100 supporting staff.
It is a longstanding advisor to the major Italian banking groups, a large number of commercial and industrial enterprises, and a variety of other financial institutions.
Well into its third decade of consistent growth, La Scala owes its success to the close and enduring relationships it has enjoyed with its clients.
La Scala and its advice are especially renowned for its reliability, innovation, integrity and timeliness.
“La Scala has 19 specialised teams, each headed by a partner.
There are 11 support departments with functions such as ma-nagement control, reporting, information technology and knowledge management, all working to make our lawyers as efficient and effective as possible.
We regard teamwork as essential and prioritise our lawyers’ continuing educa-tion and development.
Our lawyers are recruited from a wide variety of backgrounds, both in terms of cultural traditions and personal characteri-stics, and their diversity enriches our Firm.”
In 2015 La Scala established La Scala Service, a 100% owned company dedicated to providing support in the management of bank and financial credits through a series of specialised services, provided in both “end to end” and modular form.
In 2017, instead, Copyright Solution S.r.l., a joint venture between La Scala and Numerika S.r.l., which – under the Sintonia trademark – combines legal and IT skills at the service of copyright management and related rights.
In 2018 La Scala changes its status from law firm to company limited by shares becaming “La Scala Società tra Avvocati”, as the first of the largest law firm in Italy, seizing opportunities offered by the new Italian law for the market and competition. Then, Cerved Group Spa and La Scala established La Scala Cerved, a new law firm specializing in the judicial and extrajudicial management of bank credit. The operation is innovative for the Italian market because it registers for the first time a strategic alliance between an industrial partner and a company limited by shares
La Scala has been publishing the web magazine Iusletter since 2012. Updated daily, the publicly-accessible site is a fully-fledged web portal, providing infor-mation on a range of legal issues within the La Scala’s practice areas.
In 2013, Iusletter developed and launched its own apps for Android and Apple devices – one of the first produced by an Italian law firm.
Thousands consult Iusletter every day, for the articles prepared in-house, summaries of key news developments, special reports and video alerts;and every year. Hundreds attend the professional development seminars that Iusletter organises.
Since 2013, La Scala has been pursuing a project of cultural education, in particular for its lawyers, focused around the Auditorium it has in Milan, named after Piero Calamandrei.