Real Estate Law
The Firm has developed its experience in assisting leading national groups of companies, both regulated and unregulated, supporting its clients in both ordinary and extraordinary transactions.
It assists companies owning shopping centres and parks, outlets, hotels, student residences, senior housing, smart and social housing, in the acquisition, development or enhancement and management of their assets.
In particular, with regard to ordinary activities, the Firm is involved in drafting and negotiating contracts for the lease of business units or leases, including for shopping centres, in drafting and negotiating hotel management contracts, private contracts – including for the development of hotels and student residences, in managing legal relations with builders and all counterparts with technical expertise, such as engineering and architectural firms, as well as in managing the pre-litigation and litigation phases of relations with tenants, lessees or any third party.
The Firm assists its clients in corporate matters in the preparation of all acts relating to ordinary corporate management, as well as extraordinary ones, as better described in the relevant section of this website.
With regard to extraordinary activities, the Firm assists its clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, both of certain assets and of company shareholdings, and operates in the phases of the study and structuring of the transaction, due diligence, negotiation and drafting of contractual documentation.
Recently, the firm has assisted a private company in the sale to a leading international operator of an area free of buildings, for commercial use, of over 42,000 square meters.
Moreover, the firm has recently assisted, from due diligence to the conclusion of contracts, a private multinational company in the acquisition of an area of over 10 thousand square meters for the development of a ‘hotel’, drafting and negotiating all the necessary contracts for the acquisition, development, leasing and management of the property.
The firm has developed its experience in assisting leading national groups of companies, both regulated and unregulated, and industrial and commercial enterprises, supporting its clients in both ordinary and extraordinary transactions.
With regard to ordinary business, it is involved in shareholders’ meetings and board meetings and, more generally, in the drafting and analysis of articles of association and shareholders’ agreements.
With regard to extraordinary activities, the Firm assists its clients in mergers and acquisitions, both of specific assets and of company shareholdings, and operates in the study and structuring of the transaction, of the due diligence activity and, negotiation and drafting of contractual documentation.
In particular, the Firm has developed its experience in the so-called private equity investment transactions.
Recently, the firm assisted a private Italian company in investing in a company operating in the catering sector.
The Firm provides assistance in the field of national and international commercial contracts, with specific reference to contracts currently used by Italian exporting companies, assisting its clients in the negotiation and drafting of all types of Italian and international commercial agreements, including supply, distribution, franchising, agency, licensing, outsourcing and sponsorship agreements in various sectors.
The firm continuously assists several companies owning shopping centers, business parks and outlets, in the drafting of business unit lease and rental agreements, in the management of legal relations with builders and all counterparts with technical specialization, such as engineering and architectural firms, as well as in the management of pre-litigation and litigation phases of relations with tenants, lessees or any third party.
In addition, the firm continuously assists a number of companies owning properties used as hotels, in the drafting and negotiation of hotel management and private procurement contracts.
Litigation and Arbitration
The Firm is active at every stage of civil and commercial disputes, in the matters it investigates in its extrajudicial advisory activities, both before ordinary judicial authorities and arbitration courts, as well as with reference to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods.
Francesco Conti is also a member of arbitration panels, also as Chairman.
Recently, the firm has assisted a regulated company in a dispute with a contractor concerning a contract for a building owned by the company.
In addition, the firm obtained a favourable judgment from a Court of First Instance regarding the determination of the dueness of the rents under a lease agreement for a branch of business, even during the closure period imposed by emergency legislation to counter the spread of the 2020 pandemic.
Data has become one of the most valuable assets available to individuals and companies.
With regard to the protection of personal data, the Firm believes that no corporate consultancy can now be considered complete without paying particular attention to compliance with EU Regulation 679/2016, if only because of the considerable penalties it provides for.
The Firm assists companies, private and non-private, including regulated ones, in the fields of personal data protection, with specific reference to compliance with EU Regulation 679/2016, also through a constant analysis of the rulings of the Italian and European Supervisory Authorities, as well as those of other European countries of primary importance with respect to foreign trade.
The Firm assists its clients not only with the essential adaptation to the new regulations, but also in its punctual compliance and in the constant monitoring of the interpretative evolutions and offers a continuous alert service with respect to the new interpretations that are defined and the consequent actions required from the companies.
It is also currently appointed as the Data Protection Officer (DPO) of several vehicle owners of leading shopping centres located throughout the national territory. For these, he also advises on the conduct of events pursuant to Presidential Decree 430/2001.
Recently, the firm has assisted several companies operating in the retail and entertainment sectors in the organisation of promotional initiatives of a local and regional nature, both on the internet and live, also with reference to relations with the Ministry of Economic Development for those initiatives regulated by Presidential Decree 430/2001.
IT & Cybersecurity
The Firm assists emerging start-ups in the development, exploitation and acquisition of Information Technology (hardware, software, databases, digital platforms); it takes care of the legal aspects related to the internet – such as e-commerce and the protection and processing of personal data via the internet -, the drafting of B2B contracts, distribution agreements, as well as B2C contracts such as the offer to consumers of goods and services on the internet.
The Firm also assists its clients in the field of information security, with particular attention to the issues of corporate-informatics investigations and analysis.
Recently, the firm has assisted a company operating in the field of information security and prevention of possible frauds, in the preparation for a tender with a primary credit institution of international importance. The work involved drafting both the agreements following the awarding of the contract and the policies of conduct in case of data leaks or other violations.