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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”.


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


Retail and distribution


Restaurant Chains


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


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.


Alberto Rodi

Attorney at the Milan Bar
Attorney at the Paris Bar


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 (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

Attorney at the Turin Bar
Attorney at the Paris Bar


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 was named Delegate of APPEAL-E (Association for the Promotion of the Profession of Lawyers Abroad) for Italy.


She practices in French and Italian.


Iacopo Aliverti Piuri

Attorney at the Milan Bar


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.



Giulio Mirulla

Attorney at the Milan Bar


Giulio Mirulla is member of the Milan Bar since 2022 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 is member of the young lawyers’ association of Milan (AGAM).


He practices in Italian, French and English.


Chiara Idda

Attorney at the Milan Bar


Chiara Idda is member of the Milan Bar since 2022 and she mainly practices in litigation, commercial law, international contracts in the relations between France and Italy and in industrial property field (trademarks, patents, and unfair competition).


She graduated with honours in Law from the University of Sassari in 2017.


In 2014 she studied at Université de Poitiers and, in 2016, she spent a period of study and research at Université de Rouen Normandie as part of the Erasmus Plus project.


She is a member of the Associazione Giovani Avvocati Milano (AGAM).


She practices in Italian, French and English.



Paolo Della Noce

Attorney at the Milan Bar

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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

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.

Institutional activities

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.