What is the scope of a European Directive? What are the effects of a judgement of the European Court of Justice? What kind of opportunities are offered to private citizens and enterprises by the European Union legislation? The firm has a remarkable experience in all these areas, which cover a large number of segments, such as environment, consumers, international contracts, etc.
We provide assistance to our clients in drawing up documents relating to the management of staff members who are sent abroad; individual contracts are drafted when the professional service is carried out abroad in whole or in part. We help clients who spent a period of work abroad with social security matters. We also perform prior risk assessments in relation to current and potential disputes and we provide assistance in contentious matters, including disputes pertaining to the management of national and international work relationships.
How to negotiate an agreement in English? What is a letter of intent and what are its effects? What are the consequences and the particular features of an “international” agreement? The firm offers assistance to a large number of companies in their “international” activities, assisting them at all stages in the process, from the negotiation of the agreement and the preliminary agreement to its final version and from crisis situations to the management of arbitration procedures.
We advise clients on social security schemes, the determination of the amount of earnings subject to social security tax laws, the role of Management Boards entrusted with managing the special social security schemes for employees.
We provide assistance to our clients in the drafting of all types of trade union contracts and agreements, interpretation of the legislation relating to trade union rights and, finally, we advise them on industrial relations techniques.
Over the past twenty years, we assisted companies and private citizens in their Environmental Impact Assessment approval procedures and the acquisition of over forty renewable energy plants, thus gaining a remarkable experience in this area. Today, we assist clients throughout Italy.
We provide assistance to our clients in bankruptcy and fraudulent accounting matters, proceedings for omitted statement and/or failure to pay taxes and levies.
We have significant experience in the so-called corporate criminal law. We offer assistance to our clients in the proceedings pertaining to the most common offences in relation to business activities.
Liquidation, workout agreement, voluntary arrangement with creditors, etc.? Skills, critical thinking and experience are essential when it comes to identifying the right instrument to solve a corporate crisis: we can offer assistance in this area because we have gained significant experience over the past years in corporate rescue and insolvency, as well as bankruptcy proceedings for statutory liability and revocation actions.
We provide assistance in the drafting of deeds relating to staff management (letters of charges/dismissal, relevant contests, interpretation of regulations and agreement clauses, change of registered office address, change of employees’ duties, career advancement, bonuses, extra allowance over minimum pay, etc.), individual contracts (consultancy contracts, project-related fixed term contracts, freelance contracts etc.), as well as rules of procedure (disciplinary codes, internet and e-mail usage policy, corporate assets policy, etc.). We perform prior risk assessments in relation to current and potential disputes and we provide assistance in contentious matters, including disputes pertaining to work relationship management (individual and collective dismissal, claim to higher position, claim based on mobbing charges and de-skilling, trade union and social security disputes).
We dedicate ourselves to assisting locally-based small and big enterprises with their activities, from the initial business stages (by-laws and memorandum of association, shareholders’ agreements, etc.) to the fulfilment of both “ordinary” and “extraordinary” duties.
We deal with matters (and subsequent actions) relating to damages resulting from accidents, medical and professional liability and infringement of personality rights. Special attention is devoted to the consumer, especially in the light of the standards provided for in the European Directives and the Italian Consumer Code, which aim at making sure that the citizen’s rights to use goods and services for private use are fully respected. These standards ensure clarity and transparency in the dissemination of information, prohibition of misleading advertising, consumer guarantees and product safety, right of withdrawal, etc.
We know how important it is to be able to effectively deal with the issues of the management and recovery of receivables due from private citizens, companies or the public administration, in Italy or abroad. We provide assistance on site to our client companies to enable them to make a more profitable use of their resources.
The firm usually deals with all issues revolving around contracts and provides assistance during negotiation stages (preliminary contract, letters of intent, etc.), in the drafting of documents (general conditions of contract, standard forms) and also in contentious matters in case of breach of contract, claims for damages and “credit recovery”. The firm specializes in sale agreements, agency and distribution agreements, contracts, rental and tenancy agreements (for employment contracts, see paragraph “Labour law in the private and public sector”).
Italian families have a tradition of significant real estate investments which must be handled throughout, from property purchase (preliminary contract, options etc.), the management of issues relating to the right of way (access, views, etc.), neighbourly relations, joint tenancy and co-ownership, to actions aimed at protecting property and ownership.
The firm offers to its clients legal assistance in contentious and non-contentious activities, advising them in matters concerning family (matrimonial property law; family crisis: separation and divorce; de facto family) and its members (support administration, maintenance and benefits; filiation matters), inheritance succession [mortis causa] (wills, distributions, estates in abeyance) and donations. We provide assistance and counselling in the management of family property, also by means of purpose entities and succession planning.