China Desk

About us

RP Legal is an Italian full service independent law firm, founded in 1949, with one hundred and seventy professionals, six offices in Italy and far reaching international relationships.

Our partners and consultants are recognised as leading authorities in their chosen disciplines.

We provide both international clients who do business in Italy and Italian Clients abroad with first class legal and tax advice along with the necessary support to bridge the cultural gaps which are an inevitable feature of any international business venture.

Thanks to the continuous exchange of information and know-how between our professionals, when working on the most complex deals we always have a global view on all relevant legal issues.

What we do

We provide comprehensive legal and tax advice for Chinese companies, entrepreneurs and investors approaching Italy and Europe.
Our firm ranks as one of the main player in Italy for assisting PRC investors that plan an overseas expansion, due to our competence, responsiveness, flexibility and for our ability to provide the client with a full service advice of primary level for any type of business transaction the client is willing to pursue.
We also have a long time and consolidated experience in assisting our clients going East and, in particular, to People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong, thanks to our network of selected first-class International and Chinese law firms, advisors and banks, based in the main Chinese business centers all over the country. Through our network we foster good relations with Chinese authorities and with the international business community in the Greater China.
Our team has been supporting Italian-Chinese business activities and investments since 1998 providing comprehensive legal advice with a unique ability to manage the issues related to cross-boarder transactions involving different jurisdictions, different languages as well as different cultural approaches.
Our advice is mainly focused on:

  • Cross-boarders mergers and acquisition transactions, involving issues of compliance to laws of different jurisdictions
  • Joint ventures in Europe and in Asia
  • Tax structuring and Cross-border tax planning and M&A
  • Setting up of European or Asian operations for Chinese or European clients
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Employment law and human-resources matters
  • Defending client’s business interests, including handling cases before State Courts and in arbitration proceedings.














Claudio Elestici


Claudio Elestici is an expert in commercial and corporate law with specific reference to M&As and a close focus on private equity transactions. He has assisted various family-run business groups...

Paolo Grandi


Paolo Grandi deals with commercial and corporate law. He is an expert in the acquisition and disposal of corporate investments, the rental and lease of business units, extraordinary capital transactions...

Paola Iacovino


Paola Iacovino operates in commercial and corporate law. Her work involves both continuous assistance with commercial contracts and as company secretary, as well as consultancy in extraordinary operations, business unit...

Fabrizio Iliceto


Fabrizio Iliceto is an expert in commercial, corporate, banking law and in capital markets. He regularly assists large national and international industrial and banking groups in the context of extraordinary...

Veronica Vagnucci

Senior Associate

Veronica Vagnucci consults on commercial and corporate law for the various aspects of corporate governance and all aspects of corporate law, with a particular focus on extraordinary operations, such as...