Tonucci & Partners
Tonucci & Partners national and international offices, with a significant presence in the most important financial and industrial groups in Italy and abroad, ensure Clients have direct and customized support services for their Italy and Eastern Europe-based activities.Moreover, joining the best professional Networks at European and International level, the Firm is able to provide worldwide legal support, targeting major countries and markets.Tonucci & Partners has been appointed legal advisor in major privatization processes involving Banks, Telecommunication Companies, Italian and international Public Entities.Firm's clients are corporations, groups operating on a national scale, multinationals, Italian and foreign institutions, private and public entities, individuals. Tonucci & Partners provides Clients with ordinary judicial and extra judicial legal assistance but also with specialized and customized legal services.Most of Tonucci & Partners Attorneys are entitled to practice in different foreign jurisdictions, have received post-graduate legal education and training abroad, particularly in the U.S., have worked for international law firms and hold university teaching positions.Aiming at providing Clients always with more and more efficient services, all the firm's attorneys are provided with the most advanced technologies to perform their professional tasks.Besides Italian, other work languages in use are English, French, German, Spanish, Romanian and Albanian.The international reach of Tonucci & Partners is enhanced through its alliance, starting from January 2006, with Mayer Brown LLP (, a leading international law firm (with 400+ partners, 1300+ lawyers; 2900+ staff worldwide) with offices in U.S. (Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, Washington DC), Europe (Berlin, Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt, London, Paris), Brasil (Sao Paulo) and offering legal services also in other markets by means of allied law firms (Madrid, Mexico City).The merger between Mayer Brown and Johnson Stockes & Master (JSM), law firm leader in the Asiatic markets with offices in China (Beijing, Guangzhou e Shanghai), Thailand (Bangkok) and Vietnam (Hanoi e Ho Chi Minh City) and with 260+ lawyeers and 600+ professionals has further enhanced the alliance between Tonucci & Partners e Mayer Brown: such alliance ensures clients to have access to top-tier legal services and to benefit by advisors who can serve them with consistent quality across core geographies and enables the two firms to work closely together across all areas of legal advice to clients. Corporate and CommercialTonucci & Partners provides domestic and foreign corporations and entities - commercial and non commercial - with legal assistance on general corporate and commercial matters at any stage of their development. The Firm offers a range of legal services involving the incorporation of companies, the drafting of parasocial agreements and other shareholder's agreements and arrangements, and the organization of joint-ventures. The Corporate and Commercial Department has developed a specific expertise not only in mergers and acquisitions of businesses via stock or asset transactions, performing the due diligence review of target operations and advising on the proper structuring of supporting financial arrangements, but also in leveraged buyouts, spin-offs and tender offers. The Firm provides legal assistance on IPO procedures including all legal aspects of corporate governance, drafting of prospectus, warranty contracts and stock underwriting agreements. Legal assistance regarding hostile take over and asset based loans emission is offered to domestic and foreign companies. Banking, Finance, InsuranceTonucci & Partners has extensive experience in advising on legislative, regulatory, organizational and management issues concerning the setting up and of banks and financial brokerage firms in Italy, as well as the creation and sale of innovative financial services addressed to institutional and retail investors. The Department's Attorneys have considerable experience in the financial field. They have assisted some of the major national and international banks and financial brokerage firms of Europe and drafted loan agreements in offerings and placements of financial instruments, including derivatives and highly sophisticated financial products. In particular, the Firm provides assistance with every legal aspect of the financial transactions, such as debt and equity offerings, all types of guarantees, placement agreements, marketing of shares of collective investment undertakings, Sicav shares, swap contracts, issuing of shares and others stock financial instruments, offering of equity linked or reverse convertible financial products, leveraged buy-out contracts, equity and quasi-equity financing, cash pooling contracts, phone and internet banking, project financing operations, leasing and factoring arrangements, agreements, restructuring of distressed debt, securitization, currency rate and interest rate hedging.Telecommunications & MultimediaTonucci & Partners Telecommunication and Multimedia Department provided legal and regulatory advice to the European Commission, drafting the Italian part of the Green Book on the multimedia offering (COM(94)682 def.) and supervising the telecommunications, multimedia and audio-visual legislative alignment reform of Center-Eastern Europe Countries (Poland, Albania, Slovenia, Slovak Republic). The Department assists telecommunication, broadcasting and information technology companies on regulatory and commercial issues for market liberalization. Furthermore, the Firm provides assistance to major telecommunication companies on introduction and regulation of services, broadcasting and access discipline, scarce frequencies use, constitution of mobile and wireless services consortiums, numbering range capacity, antitrust discipline and market placing, radio frequency and satellite service assignation. The Firm has also assisted consortiums in setting up GSM mobile telephony services and in the issuing process of the third mobile telephony license in Italy. The Firm has also managed global consulting for national and international telecommunication carriers on all aspects of telecommunication and information technology services (launch of services, numbering policies, numbering selection and capacity, authorization and license, antitrust, connectivity, radio and satellite frequencies assignation), supervising terminal homologation and assisted telecommunication operators in complying with the sector's juridical-legislative and regulatory framework.ICT & Internet LawThe Information Technology and Internet Law Department is specialized to provide legal and technical assistance in all matters of Information & Communication Technology. Legal assistance on On-line and web-based business operations requires consideration for all national and international legal, normative and technical bonds. The Italian discipline on Information Technology in a broad sense may be considered one of the most complete at the European levelлEnergy, Environmental and Public ServicesTonucci & Partners provides legal advice on all issued related to the electric-power market, not only concerning regulatory questions, but also, by means of collaboration with other Departments of the Firm, concerning fair competition and EU rights, environment, corporate, administrative and litigation issues thus allowing for an exhaustive approach either than a sector-specific one. The Firm has regular contact with Regulatory Authorities, such as the Antitrust Authority, the Electric Power and Gas Authority, and other institutional subjects (Independent Transmission System Operator-GRTN, Electricity Market Operator-GME, Only Vendee, Minister for Productive Activities, etc). By providing consulting services to key players in the market, the Firm has gained significant experience in the electric power production sector, ranging from renewable energy sources (RES) to conventional ones (i.e. CCGT),. Lately, the Firm has been managing authorization issues (as a result of the recent simplification in the procedure to establish RES power plants, conventional power plants, and related works like the construction of long distance power lines linked to the national transmission grid, power sub-stations, methane pipelines, etc.), environmental issues (environmental impact assessment at national and regional level, interferences with polluted sites reclamation discipline, etc.), and negotiation issues of corporate and bank agreements to determine the financial feasibility of projects.Intellectual and Industrial PropertyThe Intellectual and Industrial Property Department assists Italian and international clients in all legal aspects connected to Intellectual and Industrial property protection (on the basis of the new Code on Industrial Property - Legislative Decree 10 February 2005, n.30), either in relation to ordinary and urgent judicial protection before ordinary courts and before Italian and international arbitration courts (i.e. request for provisional injunctions, seizure and confiscation of goods, publication of notices on newspapers, destruction of counterfeited products, prosecution's management before criminal courts, etc.), or in relation to extra-judicial assistance (i.e. administrative procedures for the registration of trademarks, patents, designs, models etc., before the competent national and international Authorities, Copyright registration in the Washington Copyright office, drafting of sector's specific contracts - licensing, merchandising, franchising, distribution, etc.). The Department provides specific legal assistance on legal protection's issues generally implied in pharmaceutical and biotechnological sectors. The Ministry for Agriculture

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Administrative LawAntitrust and Trade RegulationArbitrationBanking LawCommunications and MediaContractsCriminal LawEnergyEnergy RegulationEntertainment LawFamily LawFinanceGaming LawInformation TechnologyInsuranceLabor and EmploymentLitigationMediationPrivacy LawReal EstateSports LawTax PlanningTaxationUnfair Competition

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