Jones Day

Jones Day
Address: Via Turati, 16/18
20121 Milan, Italy
Phone: +39-02-7645-4001
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Jones Day's Milan Office opened in 2001 and has steadily grown to its present size of 35 professionals. We are strategically located in the commercial and financial center of Italy and advise Italian and international clients on a comprehensive range of legal matters.


Our Milan Office advises clients on corporate and commercial matters, with particular emphasis on the following areas of law: Antitrust & Competition; Banking & Finance, including banking litigation; Business Restructuring & Reorganization, including pre-insolvency and insolvency matters for issues related to structured finance products and derivatives; Capital Markets; Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; Energy; Intellectual Property; Global Disputes, Labor & Employment, Mergers & Acquisitions, including joint ventures; Private Equity; Real Estate including finance; and Tax.


Our lawyers have deep experience of legal issues affecting many industries, including automotive, chemicals, construction, consumer products, energy, fashion, financial services, health care, insurance, media, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications.


The Milan Office and its attorneys are fully integrated into the Firm's global organization of more than 2,400 lawyers in offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. Jones Day's One Firm Worldwide approach to legal service provides our clients not only an international reach, but also seamless, efficient access to substantial legal resources wherever needed.


The Milan Office's strong commitment to clients is equaled by our commitment to the community. We provide pro bono support and advice to major Italian non-profit organizations like Pangea, active in the protection of women and children's rights; Do&Ma, whose aim is to assist women and mothers and provide support in the defense of minors and other domestic issues; and Vidas, which is dedicated to assisting terminally ill patients and their families.

Areas of Practice:
Antitrust & Competition Law
Banking & Finance
Business and Tort Litigation (USA)
Business Restructuring & Reorganization
Capital Markets
Corporate Criminal Investigations
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Environmental, Health & Safety
Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation
Global Disputes
Government Regulation
Health Care
Insurance Recovery
Intellectual Property
Issues & Appeals
Labor & Employment
Life Sciences
Private Equity
Projects & Infrastructure
Real Estate
Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement
Joint Ventures
Published Works:
New 2013 Italian Antitrust and Competition Law Rules, 2012

Shelter from a Storm: Will Greek Elections Halt a Euro Breakup?, 2012

European Labour & Employment Law, 2012

European Practice, 2012

Closing European Pension Plans to Future Accrual, 2012

Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations on the Information Reporting and Withholding Tax Provisions of FATCA, 2012

The EU Launches Initiative to Revamp EU Privacy Rules, 2012

New Opposition Procedure for Italian Trademarks, 2011

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review, Italy, Law Business Research Ltd., 2nd Ed., 2011

The International Who’s Who of Regulatory Communications Lawyers Roundtable, 2011

Global Stock Plans Update, 2011

European Perspective, Italian Supreme Court Recognizes That Judiciary Has Limited Powers to Review Arrangements With Creditors, 2011

Milan Labor & Employment, 2011

Milan Tax Practice, 2011

The Unitary Community Patent Protection, 2011

Milan Real Estate, 2011

Market Transparency in Italy: Has the Time for Disclosure of Cash-Settled Equity Derivatives Finally Come?, 2011

Milan Office, 2011

Force Majeure in Troubled Times: The Example of Libya, 2011

EC Tax Review, Kluwer Law International, Vol. 19, Iss. 6, 2010

International Litigation & Arbitration – Europe, 2010

U.S. and EU Expand Sanctions Against Iran, 2010

Compassionate Use in Europe: A Patchy Framework for Early Market Entry, 2010

The New EU Rules On Vertical Restraints, Law360, 2010

Italian and EU Antitrust Practice, 2010

Antitrust Alert: European Commission Adopts New Regulation and Guidance for Distribution Agreements, 2010

Antitrust Alert: Italian Antitrust Authority Imposes € 22 Million in Fines on Ten-year LPG Cartel, 2010

Pension Issues on Asset Transfers: A European Perspective, 2010

The Commission's Settlement Package: EU-US Comparison, European Competition Law Review, 2009

European Labor & Employment Law Update, 2009

Staff Restructuring: How International Companies Are Dealing with Redundancies in the EU, 2009

Private Equity 2009 - Italy - Getting The Deal Through, 2009

RoutetoItaly, Focus on Capital Markets, edited by Corporate International, 2009

European Labor & Employment Law Update, 2008

Loss of Tax Exemption for Italian Stock Options Has a Silver Lining, 2008

The first Italian antitrust leniency notice, Competition Law International, 2008

Focus Abroad: Latest Developments in Italian Bankruptcy Law, 2008

Europe's Unwelcome Scheme to Make Aviation Go Green, Jones Day Airlines and Aviation News Blast, 2008

European Labor & Employment Law Update, 2008

Italy's New Class-Action Law, 2008

Unfair Commercial Practices and Misleading Advertising—New Powers Granted to the Italian Antitrust Authority, 2008

European Labor & Employment Law Update, 2008

European law: packing it in, European Food and Feed Law Review, Issue 6/2007, 2007

Extraterritorial Application of the USA PATRIOT Act and Related Regimes: Issues for European Banks Operating in the United States, Privacy & Data Security Law Journal, 2007

Hyperinflation in the Construction Industry: European 'Hardship' Principles Versus the American Doctrine of Impracticability of Performance, The Journal of The American College of Construction Lawyers, 2007

Tender Offers in Italy, 2007

La Consob, Il Cumulo Degli Incarichi e Le (Tante) Assenze, Finanza & Mercati, 2007

Filing a Divisional Application in Europe: A Risky Endeavor?, 2006

Italian Banks, a discussion of the extension of the antitrust authority's power over changes in the banking sector, Global Competition Review, Vol. 9, Issue 3, 2006

Global Focus: European Distressed Debt Market, 2005

Private enforcement of antitrust – the Italian perspective, The European Antitrust Review 2006, 2005

Italian Real Estate Funds, 2005

Intellectual Property: The New Italian Industrial Property Code, 2005

European financial markets: do they need a single regulator?, 2005

Gaps and bridges: transatlantic cooperation, The 2005 European Antitrust Review, Global Competition Review special report, 2004

Groups of Companies Under the New Italian Company Law, 2004

Group Taxation in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States, 2002

Representative Cases:
A psychologist working with a non-profit organization is assisted in a complex custody matter in Milan
Abbott Molecular prevails against DakoCytomation in long-running patent litigation in Milan (2009)
American investment bank litigates case in which plaintiff demands issuance of requested documents (2009)
American medical corporation litigates injunction of payment and reaches settlement agreement with pharmaceutical company (2009)
Aurora Capital acquires Alltub Group (2012)
Banca Nuova securitizes portfolio of contributions owed by the Sicily Region (2009)
Bank of America Merrill Lynch sells interests in various Italian real estate assets to affiliate of The Blackstone Group
Bayer AG acquires GE's silanes business
Bayer CropScience to acquire biological pest management company AgraQuest for $425 million (€340 million) (2012)
Bayer obtains antitrust clearance for MEDRAD affiliate to acquire Possis Medical (2009)
Bayer secures worldwide antitrust approval for Visible Genetics acquisition (2009)
Bayerische Landesbank finances Italian special purpose vehicle for development of shopping center in Biella, Italy (2010)
Blackstone portfolio company acquires clinical trial supplies business of Aptuit for $410 million
Bridgestone sells 100% of shares of Bridgestone’s Italian and Chinese steel cord manufacturing subsidiaries to Belgian-based NV Bekaert SA (2010)
British Land obtains portfolio acquisition facility
BT obtains antitrust clearance over acquisition of sole control in Enìa JV (2011)
CalEast and Gazeley joint venture restates and extends financing with Eurohypo
Cascades merges with Reno De Medici (2009)
Cerberus Partners acquires non-performing loan portfolio from Bayerische Landesbank (2009)
Cerberus Partners and Goldman Sachs acquire Wittur (2009)
Citigroup Global Markets disposes of its controlling participation in Alitalia, the Italian flag air carrier (2009)
Compagnie de Fives-Lille acquires Sandvik Sorting Systems (2009)
Concateno completes tender offer for Cozart plc (2009)
Cordea completes restructuring in connection with reorganization
Cordea obtains credit facility (2009)
Core Communications Services negotiates agreement with Italian mobile operators to provide long distance telecom services through mobile networks
Credit Agricole CIB provides financing for purchase of real estate assets
Dana securitizes receivables (2009)
Deka Immobilien Investment-led syndicate provides refinancing
Diebold acquires Sersi Italia
Eckes completes sale of spirits operation to Oaktree Capital (2009)
Ecore executes assignment agreement of trade receivables with Mediofactoring (2009)
EDS sells and leases back 20 properties in international portfolio (2009)
Engineering solutions company litigates claims by Scottish company relating to Italian company's insolvency proceedings (2009)
ENI group completes acquisition of block of shares in Altergaz (2012)
ENI increases stake in French alternative gas supplier (2012)
Exide Technologies issues $675 million of 8 5/8% Senior Notes in Rule 144A offering; issues tender offer for Senior Notes; and amends and restates $200 million ABL lending facility (2011)
Exide Technologies obtains $495 million lending facility (2009)
Foruminvest Italia acquires commercial building in Torino, Italy, for transformation into a shopping center (2010)
Foruminvest Italia sells 50% stake in Mongolfiera Molfetta Shopping Center (Italy)
French company files opposition to injunction of payment brought by Italian company (2009)
GE Capital completes work-out of acquisition loan for Gruppo Cartorama (2011)
Global diagnostics manufacturer defends market position in patent infringement dispute over test kit for tissue transglutaminase (2010)
Global pharmaceutical company defends against patent infringement allegations
GM purchases GM Strasbourg in the framework of conciliation proceedings
Goldman Sachs, Cerberus Partners, and Credit Suisse complete sale of Wittur Group to Triton Partners (2010)
Grupo T-Solar Global and Italian SPV refinance construction costs of eight photovoltaic plants located in Puglia Region, Italy (2012)
H.I.G. Capital sells HALO Italia
Harsco acquires Huennebeck Group for $170 million (2009)
Industrial Bank of Taiwan arranges securitization to finance the expansion of Chi Mei Optoelectronics (2009)
Infragruppo and Sviluppo Mobilitá acquire controlling interest in Infracom Italia
ING Real Estate Development BV sells the second phase of the Castel Guelfo Outlet to IRUS European Retail Property Management Company S.à r.l. (2010)
ING Real Estate Development International BV develops Phase II of the Outlet Centre located in Castel Guelfo di Bologna
ING Real Estate Finance S.E. EFC S.A. grants mortgage loan to Hausinvest
ING Real Estate Finance S.E. EFC S.A. provides financing to Cordea Savills for retail park acquisition in Fidenza, Italy
ING Real Estate Finance S.E. EFC S.A. provides financing to real estate fund DGE Immo Spezial (2011)
ING RED Italy terminates joint venture agreement and acquires the majority of the quotas of Etruria Real Estate S.r.l. (2009)
Interbanca finances Gruppo Cartorama acquisition (2009)
Interbanca provides acquisition financing for quotas of Rollon S.r.l. (2009)
Interbanca signs deed of acknowledgement of pledge over shares
Interbanca, Unicredit and MPS Capital Services provide financing to Jeckerson (2009)
Intesa San Paolo acts as financial advisor in connection with the acquisition of Finn-Power Oy by Prima Industrie S.p.A. for $355 million (2009)
Invista International purchases textile business from DuPont
IPM Independent Portfolio Manager Limited acquires Solone S.r.l. (2010)
Italian bank defends writ of summons served by Italian municipality seeking to restore damages resulting from derivative transactions (2009)
Italian energy service company arbitrates resolutions to balance sheet (2009)
Italian investment bank defends suit brought by investment management services company in connection with a portfolio investment in which it acted as Bank drawer of non-negotiable cheque (2009)
Italian investment bank litigates issuance of bonds by company in temporary receivership (2009)
Italian investment bank litigates issuance of bonds by Italian textile holding company in bankruptcy (2009)
Italian investment bank litigates sale of notes by Italian food company to individual (2009)
Italian investment bank litigates sale of notes issued by Italian fashion company to individual (2009)
Italian investment bank litigates sale of notes issued by special purpose vehicle to private individual (2009)
Italian investment bank litigates sale of reverse convertible bonds to Italian bank (2009)
Italian investment bank seeks to recover credit from holding company (2009)
Italian luxury goods company appeals judgment issued by Dutch Court before the Milan Court of Appeal (2009)
Italian manufacturer defends civil legal action commenced by United Arab Emirates engineering company before Milan Court (2009)
Italian manufacturer of pumps litigates case involving lease agreement commenced by Italian mechanical company (2009)
Italian manufacturer of pumps litigates injunction of payment and reaches settlement with foreign company (2009)
Italian manufacturer seeks to recover credit from plant engineering and contracting company (2009)
J.F. Lehman acquires Drew Marine Business unit from Ashland (2009)
JZ International acquires Previnet
LaSalle affiliate sells logistics complex in the Municipality of Anagni (2010)
LaSalle refinances indebtedness in connection with acquisition of Parma, Italy shopping center (2010)
Latvian NGO receives assistance regarding the loss and re-gain of legal capacity for people with mental disabilities (2009)
Macquarie Goodman acquires Eurinpro for $451 million (2009)
Mahle GmbH acquires Amafilter from ABN Amro (2009)
Major consumer products company litigates dispute over supply arrangement across three continents (2012)
Management & Capitali acquire Comital Saiag (2009)
Morgan Stanley International Real Estate Funds form joint venture with Pirelli (2009)
Morgan Stanley sells five non-performing loan portfolios (2009)
Multi Color amends credit facility for acquisition of Italian consumer products label printing company (2010)
NACCO advised in regards to Italian dealer dispute
NACCO amends and restates certain existing credit agreements (2010)
Nordson acquires Xaloy Superior Holdings for $200 million (2012)
Noteholders' committee presented bid for Wind Hellas assets in its debt reorganisation (2010)
Pacific Capital acquires independent entertainment company Gold Typhoon Group (2011)
Pacific Capital acquires majority participation in international fashion modeling agency (2011)
Pacific Capital acquires minority stake in MAMA Group plc (2009)
Pacific Capital attempts acquisition of stake in Asian digital music and artists management business (2011)
Pacific Capital enters into subscription of Ordinary Shares (2009)
Pacific Capital purchases Convertible Loan Note (2009)
Pamplona Capital acquires business unit from Johnson Matthey (2009)
Parker Hannifin responds to EC antitrust investigation of marine hose manufacturers (2009)
Peakside Advisors oversees sale by Merrill Lynch of minority stake of Euro Cloe
Pfizer sells consumer healthcare business to Johnson & Johnson for $16.6 billion (2009)
PILPG solicits a report for the Government of Kosovo regarding judicial accountability standards and best practices in Europe
Platinum Equity sells NextiraOne Europe (2009)
Private equity firm litigates breach of contract case regarding sale of industrial machine producing plastic bags (2009)
Procter & Gamble acquired Ambi Pur, the air care business of Sara Lee, for $470 million (2009)
Procter & Gamble sells European tissue and towel business (2009)
Producer of fibers and polyester application company serves writ of payment to Italian company (2009)
Producer of fibers and polyester applications files application to obtain bankruptcy declaration of Italian company (2009)
Producer of fibers and polyester applications obtains bankruptcy adjudication against Italian company which filed opposition (2010)
Producer of fibers and polyester applications obtains order from bankruptcy judge against Italian company (2010)
Producer of fibers and polyester applications serves writ of payment to individuals (2009)
Ramtron International seeks to retain payments made to Finmek Group (2010)
RBS confronts default and restructuring scenarios in documentation
RBS provides waiver and related security documents for shopping center acquisition loans
RBS provides waiver for Gallerie Giugliano in relation to existing facility agreement granted for acquisition and development of shopping center (2010)
Rhodia sells worldwide silicones business to China National Bluestar (2009)
Riverside acquires business unit of GE
Riverside acquires SPX Air Filtration Limited
Royal Nedalco redevelops industrial site
Shell Italia successfully defends Italian antitrust investigation of bitumen pricing
Sherwin-Williams acquires Becker Acroma Industrial Wood Coatings from AB Wilh. Becker, Sweden (2010)
Sherwin-Williams acquires Industrial Coating business of Arch Chemicals (2010)
SNS Property Finance refinances existing indebtedness for development of shopping center and football stadium in Teramo, Italy (2010)
Société Générale amends financing agreement for Centro Laghi commercial center
Société Générale obtains step-up equity financing by Cell Therapeutics for €50 million of Equity Shares
Société Générale provides financing for acquisition of Italian shopping center (2009)
Sonae Sierra and ING Real Estate Development joint venture acquires Helios Property S.r.l. and negotiates forward sale of the hypermarket part of a shopping centre
Special Metals Corp sells Special Metals Services S.p.A. to Corrosion Materials (2009)
Standard Bank provides financing for turbine project in Coega, South Africa (2009)
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft forms strategic partnership with Alenia Aeronautica (2009)
SunPower acquires Solar Service S.r.l. (2010)
SunPower acquires SunRay Renewable Energy for $277 million (2010)
SunPower negotiates turnkey contract with API Energia Group (2010)
SunPower re-negotiates EPC agreements in connection with development of solar park in Montalto di Castro (2009)
Suominen Corporation acquires Home and Personal wipes fabrics business of Ahlstrom Corporation for €170 million ($243.4 million) (2011)
Supplier of surgical products defends product liability claims regarding Memory Lens (2009)
The Deutsch Group completes sale to WENDEL Investissement (2009)
Toni & Guy's Mascolo brothers sell TIGI hair product business and advanced education academies for $411.5 million to Unilever (2009)
Trader Classified Media sells European and Latin American subsidiaries for $742 million (2009)
Unicredit Banca restructures existing facility for Freccia Rossa Shopping Centre S.r.l. (2010)
Unicredit restructures two mortgage loan agreements
Venture Finance provides £12.5 million financing to HH Associates Limited
Vesuvius USA Corp sells Monofrax to RHI AG (2009)
Vidas, a nonprofit association that runs a nursing home, receives employment issues guidance
VIDAS, a nonprofit organization that runs a nursing home, receives assistance for the improvement of its IT structure (2009)
Wilmington Trust executes Italian security document
Allevi, Luca, Associate
Baldisserra, Laura, Associate
Calcagnile, Carla, Associate
Cantarelli, Andrea, Associate
Castellini, Bruno, Partner
Cefis, Tommaso, Associate
Cesana, Andrea, Associate
Crosio, Stefano, Partner
Dondi, Michele, Associate
Fassina, Andrea, Associate
Ferrari, Luca, Associate
Frattini, Marco, Associate
Lambertenghi, Franco, Partner
Lombardi, Marco, Partner
Macchi di Cellere, Stefano, Of Counsel
Magillo, Margherita, Associate
Mantoni, Afra, Associate
Marini, Giovanni M., Partner
Mezzapesa, Giuseppe, Associate
Novellini, Giulio, Associate
Popova, Velislava, Associate
Riva, Adelio, Partner
Rizzon, Sara, Associate
Schiona, Lamberto, Partner
Silvani, Cesare, Associate
Squerzoni, Francesco, Partner
Toniolo, Pietro, Associate
Tredwell, Laura Anna, Associate
Tresoldi, Francesca, Associate
Troni, Matteo, Partner

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