Over the years we have become the legal and strategic advisors of choice for global software houses and digital service providers. Most of our lawyers know life in tech corporations from the inside having acted as in-house counsels, which allows us to fully understand our clients’ needs and provide true commercial and strategic advice.
As technology becomes pervasive and spills out into once-more-traditional sectors, we are increasingly assisting clients in the fashion, cosmetics, retail, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries in relation to technology-related commercial agreements
Businesses at the forefront of crypto and blockchain innovation typically come to us when venturing into the Italian markets. Over the last few years, we have assisted crypto exchanges and wallet service providers – as well as players at the fringe of the crypto world, such as DeFi platforms- in relation to a broad range of regulatory issues.
We also advise online trading platforms in relation to their derivative crypto offerings. As crypto is increasingly partnering up with elite sport (and especially football) teams, we regularly advise in relation to complex sponsoring agreements.
We ensure that our clients comply with data privacy regulations. At a time when even corporates operating in the traditional sectors venture into the sharing economy, we regard data privacy and data security compliance as one of our main practice areas.
We regularly assist clients in relation to contentious and non-contentious matters before the Italian Data Protection Authority as well as in relation to litigation before national courts and arbitrators.
We help clients operating in more traditional industries to adjust to technological advancements.
We regularly advise clients in the fashion, art, hospitality, real estate and manufacturing sectors to set up digital business units and digitize existing lines of business.
Clients come to us for complex, high value disputes where strategic advice and sound judgement is essential.
Our litigation, alternative dispute resolution and arbitration team is renowned for successfully handling multi-million-Euro disputes in various fields, including digital assets mislicensing, financial products and sponsorship agreements.
The digitization of economy has deeply impacted on employer/ staff dynamics. Digital devices now allow employers to measure executives and key employees’ performance with an unprecedented degree of accuracy.
At the same time, business reorganizations have become more agile and easier to carry out, while the gig economy is both granting business opportunities and posing serious challenges to industry innovators. We have experienced, from the inside, that the workplace has undergone a dramatic change in the past few years as a result of digitization and are best placed to help our clients weather the relevant challenges.
We also advise directors and executives in relation to discrimination, dismissals and demotions matters.
In recent years Financial Services regulations have become increasingly complex as a result of unprecedented levels of regulatory reform both at international and domestic level. Our expertise covers the full spectrum of regulated firms’ key issues, including regulatory compliance and enforcement. We regularly act as our clients’ trusted advisers in the context of regulatory and criminal investigations. We particularly enjoy advising our clients in relation to technology-related investment services and activities, as well as e-money and payment institutions.
We advise clients on private and retail banking disputes as well as on fraud and asset recovery matters. We act for, and against, banks and other financial institutions; hedge funds and other funds as well as individuals.
Over the years, our firm has built a stellar reputation advising firms at the forefront of financial innovation. We regularly advise financial technology firms providing payment services, as well as robo-advice, algorithmic credit scoring and related services both in respect of regulatory and contractual matters.
Over the past few years, Italy has enacted several statutes allowing authorities to block deals involving the disposal of national strategic assets. We regularly advise investors and entrepreneurs on the procedural intricacies relevant to such “Golden Power”. We also advise our technology and industrial clients in relation to international export limitation regimes and sanctions.
Our clients regularly seek our assistance in relation to copyright and brand protection, especially on the Internet. Our legal professionals ensure that our clients’ rights are safeguarded when moving or enhancing their businesses in the digital arena.
We make sure that our clients’ intellectual capital is protected in the framework of complex commercial contracts, such as franchising, merchandising and outsourcing agreements. We also assist our clients in relation to complex trademark and copyright litigation.
We regularly advise PE and VC funds, as well as entrepreneurs in relation to takeovers of investments in technology companies. We support our clients, step by step, from initial investment to subsequent investment rounds, add-on acquisitions and exits. Our clients span from multinational technology companies to companies operating in more traditional industries where technology has increasingly become instrumental to sustainable success.
Our Private Clients Team advises our clients on a broad range of issues, ranging from trust funds and asset protection to family law issues. Our multilingual professionals can advise clients in Italian, English, Spanish, Russian and Romanian
We are startup enthusiasts. We advise a number of digital startups in different fields, such as digital health, sport-tech, food-tech, e-commerce, digital retail and Fintech.
Advising innovative digital businesses allows us to be ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest legal trends.