Corporate - M&A

Corporate - M&A

Chiomenti is recognized for its deep experience in the field of extraordinary transactions and corporate law, gained through its work for leading Italian and international industrial banking, insurance and financial groups, and the principal Italian national institutions, in the most important transactions in Italy’s economic history in the period from World War II to date.

In the area of corporate transactions, Chiomenti has played a constant part in the mergers and acquisitions arena since the 1950s. Initially, the Firm had a central role in the creation and growth of the key Italian industrial groups, and in the entrance of the main multinational groups into the Italian market. Later, it played a major role in the internationalization of the principal national industrial operators, and, from the first half of the 1990s, in the privatization of the main Italian state‑owned enterprises and in the extraordinary transactions in which they have subsequently been involved.

In order to best address the complexity of extraordinary transactions and their different phases, corporate law assistance is provided with the full support of the Firm’s other departments. This allows for the analysis and management of all relevant aspects and implications, such as public law, those deriving from financing needs and/or the financing structure of the transaction, labour law, taxation and antitrust and regulatory issues.

Chiomenti ensures the continuance of its standards of excellence in two ways: it has always invested in the development of its professionals, who are able to acquire an experience which is unrivalled in the Italian context and thereby become the best in the market, and, in addition, it has always concentrated on developing and understanding the most technical and innovative aspects of transactions, also thanks to the contribution from many of its lawyers who, in addition to their professional activities with the Firm, continue their academic and research activities.

 

  • Chiomenti’s excellence in public and private M&A is proven by the Firm’s involvement since its inception in the most important extraordinary transactions both by international players in the Italian market, and by Italian operators seeking investment opportunities abroad;

  • Chiomenti has developed a transaction management method, characterized by the structuring of multidisciplinary teams in which our public and private M&A market leaders work closely with our specialists in complementary areas: the Chiomenti Team model is the key to success in the most complex transactions;

  • Chiomenti has acquired unrivalled know how in relation to extraordinary transactions involving listed and regulated entities (in particular banks and insurance companies);

  • Chiomenti has deep experience in private equity, to which it has dedicated an ad hoc Business Unit to respond to the M&A needs of leading Italian and foreign private equity funds.
"The team is always solid and reliable."
-Chambers Europe
"having the capacity to solve problems and helping the client extract value."
-Chambers Europe
Chiomenti is a one-stop shop.
-Chambers Europe 2017
Very strong on private client.
-Chambers Europe 2017
I think of them very highly.
-Legal 500 EMEA 2016
They have a strong reputation in the market, they are very responsive and meet our expectations. In every case it has been a good relationship.
-Chambers HNW 2016
They are excellent because of their response time, which makes them great for working with time-sensitive clients. The Italian tax system is difficult to navigate and needs a different approach, and they are very good at doing this in an international context.
-Chambers HNW 2016
It is absolutely very good and very efficient. They are a very big law firm so they can provide full service when required. They are excellent in Italy, they are an example for others.
-Chambers HNW 2016
“It's an excellent practice: comprehensive, diversified and business-minded. The lawyers are thorough and really analyse the problem from different angles.”
-Chambers Europe
"Outstanding team always gives clients the best advice, not only across legal disciplines, but also on commercial issues"
-Legal 500 EMEA