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The Firm

The Firm ALTEREGAL is composed by both French and Italian business lawyers and responds to the legal needs of the companies operating domestically and internationally, particularly between Italy and France.

 

The lawyers of ALTEREGAL provide a tailor-made assistance that is attentive to the specific needs of each client with high standard quality, speed of execution and focus on the practical solutions.

The Firm combines the essential legal expertise with know-how acquired over time throughout first-class business experience.

 

Alteregal has been enlisted by Forbes Italia among the 100 Law Firm excellences of 2021, in the Foreign Law Firm category, as well as among the top 50 Italian Law Firms ranked by the Top Legal guide 2021, in the “Civil Litigation and Arbitration” field, and particularly in the field of “Commercial Contract Law”.

Clients

The founding partners of ALTEREGAL have twenty years of experience in international legal advice and assistance to industrial, commercial and service companies operating in Italy, France and at cross-border level.

 

ALTEREGAL advises its clients in the creation, development and restructuring phases of their international activities, by offering a unique practical and theoretical knowledge of corporate, commercial and labour law transactions and issues.

 

The clients of the Firm are corporate groups and companies operating at a national and international level in the following industries:

Engineering and metallurgy industries

Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries

Food industry

Manufacturing industry

Construction and structural engineering industry

Rail, air and road transports

ICT – Media and Communication

Fashion

Retail and distribution

Education

Restaurant Chains

Practices

Corporate law and M&A

  • negotiation and drafting of agreements concerning the transfer of shares, business or part of business
  • due diligence
  • letters of intent, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements
  • incorporation of companies and Corporate law formalities
  • company restructuring
  • corporate compliance, Privacy and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • intra-group agreements (cash management, transfer price, tax consolidations)

Trade agreements

  • agency contracts
  • selective distribution, exclusive licence, franchising
  • commercial lease (boutiques, shopping malls, industrial facilities)
  • sales agreements, general sales conditions, services contracts

Employment law

  • establishment, management and termination of employment contracts, consultancy contracts and agency contracts
  • business restructuring and/or reorganization
  • collective redundancies, transfer of business and management of the relationships with Unions
  • assistance in negotiation with employees representative bodies and for the company welfare
  • secondment of the employees (national and international)
  • labour law assistance related to M&A operations, including due diligence
  • outsourcing contracts
  • disciplinary codes, policies and internal regulations
  • non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, retention agreements etc.

Service Contracts

  • negotiation and signing of service contracts and sub-service contracts
  • temporary joint ventures
  • direct payment procedures
  • contractual amendments during the course of the relationship
  • assistance with the execution of the contract and the acceptance of works

Litigation and arbitration

  • civil and commercial proceedings before the Italian and French judicial Authorities,
  • national and international arbitration (ICC and other bodies)
  • application of national and European international private law, conflicts of law and of jurisdiction
  • recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitration decisions in Italy and France

Insolvency law

  • statement of claims, action of claw back and restitution
  • debt restructuring agreements and arrangement with creditors
  • cross-border insolvency procedures (CE Reg. 848/2015)
  • advisory in goods and assets acquisitions in the context of insolvency procedures

International debt collection

  • warning and injunctions procedures
  • urgency and enforcement proceedings in Italy and France
  • judicial debt collection procedures

Team

The team is composed exclusively of professionals with an academic background and professional experience in the international field, with particular reference to the Italian-French sector, capable of working indifferently in both legal systems and in languages.

 

Maximilien Gaslini

Partner
Attorney at the Paris Bar
Attorney at the Milan Bar
m.gaslini@alteregal.eu
it.linkedin.com/in/maximilien-gaslini

 

Maximilien Gaslini has a dual nationality both Italian and French. He was admitted to the Paris bar in 2000 and to the Milan bar in 2003. For twenty years he has been advising Italian companies in their projects and business in France.

 

He mainly practices in the field of corporate law and restructuring, extraordinary transactions, employment law, trade agreements and he took part in several transactions related to industrial groups in France and Europe.

 

He has developed a global expertise that allows him to offer clients an overview of the most complex transactions while taking care of the smallest details.

 

Maximilien Gaslini has collaborated with the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan in preparing and teaching in legal French courses. He is also a lecturer in French corporate law at NIBI- New International Business Institute (Promos – Milan Chamber of Commerce).

 

He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on international corporate and employment law and he’s been granted of the Finance Monthly award ‘Deal Maker of the Year’ for the M&A transactions followed in 2017.

 

He practices in French, Italian and English.

 

Alberto Rodi

Partner
Attorney at the Milan Bar
Attorney at the Paris Bar
a.rodi@alteregal.eu
it.linkedin.com/in/alberto-rodi

 

Alberto Rodi was admitted to the Milan Bar in 2003 and to the Paris Bar in 2006 (first at the Lyon Bar and, since 2012, at the Paris Bar). In 2007 he obtained a specialization certificate granted by the French Conseil National des Barreaux in international and European Union law and he is qualified to practise before the Italian Supreme Court and the Higher Courts.

 

He mainly practices in the field of litigation, arbitration and international agreements related to the relationships between Italy and France for companies and corporate groups present in both countries. He usually deals with particular issues related to conflict of applicable law and jurisdiction, resolved by applying the international conventions, the EU regulations and the domestic laws.

 

He also assists his clients in the context of Insolvency proceedings in Italy and France, with particular reference to cross-border insolvency proceedings ruled by the (UE) n 848/2015 Regulation, with assignments often coming from the Bankruptcy Sections of several Italian Courts.

 

He is a member of the “Europe Group” of the Civil Justice Observatory of the Court of Milan and of S.i.s.co. (Italian Association for Bankruptcy Law Studies), taking part in numerous conferences as an expert of French an EU insolvency law.

 

In 2019 and 2021 Alberto Rodi has been listed in the Top Legal guide as one of the 25 best Italian lawyers in the category “Civil Litigation and Arbitration – Commercial Contract Law”.

 

He practices in French, Italian and English.

 

Vanessa Carnino

Partner
Attorney at the Turin Bar
Attorney at the Paris Bar
v.carnino@alteregal.eu
it.linkedin.com/in/vanessa-carnino

 

Vanessa Carnino, a lawyer with dual Italian and French nationality, is in charge of the Turin Firm office. She was admitted to the Turin Bar in 2007 and to the Paris Bar in 2012.

 

She practices in civil, commercial and corporate law, mainly in the field of international relations between Italy and France, as well as in the national law of both countries.

 

She provides legal assistance to French investments in Italy and Italian investments in France, in the context of extraordinary transactions and takeovers of industrial sites, and she provides support in the incorporation of companies and in the preparation of boards of directors and shareholders’ meetings.

 

She also works in the field of international agreements and of commercial and civil litigation before the Italian and French Courts, in occasion of proceedings often implying issues concerning conflicts of laws and jurisdiction, as well as in the enforcement of judicial decisions of one of the above mentioned member state in the other.

 

She is a member of the International Affairs Commission of the Bar Association of Turin and of the Lawyers Association Piemonte Savoia.

 

She practices in French and Italian.

 

Iacopo Aliverti Piuri

Partner
Attorney at the Milan Bar
i.alivertipiuri@alteregal.eu
it.linkedin.com/in/iacopo-alivertipiuri

 

Iacopo Aliverti Piuri is member of the Milan Bar since 2006.

 

He is specialized in labour and social security law. He has been operating in this sector for more than 15 years assisting Italian and multinational group companies as well as individuals, mostly top managers or executives.

 

He provides labour law assistance to his clients in all the Italian employment issues related to day by day management of the employment, consultancy and agency relationships, from their beginning to their termination.

 

He also assists his clients in all the Italian employment issues connected to companies’ restructuring and reorganization, with particular focus on individual and collective dismissals and transfers of business or part of it.

 

He also assists his clients in the Italian labour proceedings before the Italian Labour Courts.

 

He is member of the labour lawyers’ association (AGI).

 

He practices in Italian, French and English.

 

Angelica Bonazzi

Partner
Attorney at the Milan Bar
a.bonazzi@alteregal.eu
it.linkedin.com/in/angelica-bonazzi

 

Angelica Bonazzi is member of the Milan Bar since 2016.

 

She has developed a remarkable experience in labour law, carrying out several due diligences related to acquisitions of French companies by Italian companies, dealing with risk assessment connected to employment law and collective labour law, assisting clients in their relationships with trade unions during the negotiation of collective company agreements and coordinating several reorganizations of French companies.

 

She advises Italian and French companies in day by day human resources consulting, contracts, intra-group secondments and provisions of services.

 

She also advises clients in restructuring procedures, collective redundancies and individual dismissals.

 

She graduated in Law at the University of Milan in 2012 with honours with a graduate labour law thesis entitled “Collective redundancy in Italian and French law”.

 

She collaborated with the Labour Law Institute of the University of Milan and in 2012 she received the Giuseppe Caro Prize for her undergraduate thesis on the human resources culture granted by the ISPER Foundation.

 

She practices in Italian and French.

 

Laura Regazzoni

Attorney at the Milan Bar
l.regazzoni@alteregal.eu
it.linkedin.com/in/laura-regazzoni

 

Laura Regazzoni has been a member of the Milan Bar since 2014

 

She mainly practices in the field of transnational labour law supporting Italian groups of companies in the management of all labour law issues relating to French subsidiaries.

 

She assists clients in individual labour law, providing advice in the drafting, management and termination of employment contracts under French law, and in collective labour law, both on aspects involving relations with trade unions and assisting in the company reorganisation procedures with the resulting collective redundancies.

 

She also practices in the field of international mobility procedures for Italian companies seconding their employees in France in the context of intra-group secondments and provisions of services across the borders.

 

She graduated in Law at the University of Milan in 2011 with honours and she completed her education at the Labour Law Firm Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo in Milan before joining the firm in 2013.

 

Sonia Picciano

Trainee
s.picciano@alteregal.eu

 

Sonia Picciano is a trainee lawyer and she mainly practices in the field of collective and individual labour law and international labour mobility procedures for Italian groups seconding their employees in France.

 

She graduated in Law at the University of Bologna in 2017, as part of a double degree course in Italian and French law, getting a degree in Law from the University of Bologna and a Licence en droit and Master II in French Law – specialization French law-Italian law – from the University of Paris West – Nanterre in 2017.

 

She works in Italian and French.

 

Chiara Idda

Practicing attorney
c.idda@alteregal.eu

 

Chiara Idda is a trainee attorney and mainly practices in litigation, commercial and corporate law.

 

She graduated with full marks in Law at the Sassari University in 2017.

 

In 2014 she studied at Poitiers University, joining the exchange program of Erasmus Plus project, and in 2016 she took part in a research project at Rouen Normandy University.

 

In 2019 she earned a Master degree in Luxury and Fashion Management attending Link Campus University.

 

She works in Italian, French and English.

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Giulio Mirulla

Practicing attorney
g.mirulla@alteregal.eu

 

Giulio Mirulla is a trainee lawyer and he practices primarily in the field of litigation, corporate and commercial law.

 

He graduated with honour at the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan in 2017.

 

In 2016 he attended a research programme at University of Strasbourg for the drafting of his thesis entitled “The participation of the company to the criminal proceedings in Italy and France”. In 2015 he attended the University of Montpellier within the context of the the Erasmus project.

 

He practices in Italian, French and English.

 

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Roberta Menchini

Attorney at the Milan Bar
r.menchini@alteregal.eu
it.linkedin.com/in/roberta-menchini

 

Roberta Menchini graduated in Law at the University of Milan, discussing a thesis in the field of Tax Law. She performed research activity in France in collaboration with the University of Milan, and wrote several articles for legal publications about the comparison between French and Italian Law.

 

Having gained a twenty years’ experience working inside important notary offices in Italy as well as in France, she collaborates with the Firm mainly in the fields of tax law, real estate law, corporate law and inheritance Law.

 

She practises in Italian and French.

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Paolo Della Noce

Attorney at the Milan Bar
p.dellanoce@alteregal.eu

 

Paolo Della Noce was admitted to the Milan Bar in 2009.

 

He collaborates with the Firm in corporate criminal law, either in relation to legal assistance in proceedings involving Italian and foreign companies or board members, and to the extrajudicial advisory in corporate criminal law, tax, insolvency, environmental and communication law, medical and professional liability, workplace health and safety and food hygiene and safety, corporate administrative liability.

 

He practices in Italian and English.

Educational activities

From 2007 to 2015, the founding partners have been cooperating with the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan as lecturers of Legal French, and from 2015 with the Chamber of Commerce of Milan – New International Business Institute (NIBI) in relation to French corporate law.

 

The members of the Firm often attend as speakers in conferences and seminars at industrial associations, chambers of commerce and Universities on matters concerning foreign and EU law in relation to enterprises

Institutional activities

The founding partners permanently cooperate with several industry associations, Chambers of Commerce and professional associations in the field of consultancy related legal aspects and the processes of internationalisation of the companies.

 

The Firm is included in the official List of French-Speaking Lawyers of the French Consulate of Milan and of the General Italian Consulate of Paris and is also official member of the Solutions Team France Export – Italie of Business France (governmental agency for the international development of French enterprises) in order to accompany French enterprises in the creation of a business based in Italy.