Start Up & Venture Capital

  1. We were among the first law firms to invest in the assistance to startups. We did so over the years by developing specific know-how encompassing every aspect of the planning, establishment and development of this strategic business field.
  1. Investment funds, business angels, private investors and industry groups choose us as partners for their venture capital initiatives and corporate venture capital programs.
  1. Our assistance starts from the legal validation of the business model, then involving all the necessary aspects for the start-up of the company: IP issues, technology transfer, contracting, labor law aspects, work for equity plans.
  1. We take care of the delicate phase of negotiating term sheets and investment contracts.
  1. We assist companies that intend to develop sustainable and inclusive business models, through the creation of entrepreneurial formulas capable of combining business activities and collective interest purposes. We assist our clients in the establishment of benefit companies, innovative start-ups with a social vocation, social enterprises and corporate vehicles that pursue socially relevant purposes.
  1. Our support also extends to the implementation of appropriate social reporting systems, as well as the management of regulatory aspects inherent in impact measurement. We carry out these activities in collaboration with consulting firms experienced in the field.
  1. Through our network of international partners, we are also able to provide client support in transactions involving multiple jurisdictions.

Team

Nicola Berardi

Associate

Nicola Berardi assists with the preparation and negotiation of commercial contracts with a particular focus on the exploitation of intellectual property rights. He has accrued specific experience in trademark protection,...

Stefano Chiarva

Partner

Stefano Chiarva mainly deals with M&As, corporate law and commercial law. He particularly focusses on innovative start-ups as his own personal background sees him as investor in various initiatives. He...

Luca Egitto

Partner

Luca Egitto is an expert in intellectual and industrial property, IT, data privacy and commercial law. Luca advises clients operating in the entertainment, sport, IT and e-commerce business. His main...

Marco Gardino

Partner

Marco Gardino assists clients in matters of corporate and commercial law, both in M&As and venture capital and for ordinary corporate day-to-day assistance. He has also experience with regards to...

Giulia Pairona

Associate

Giulia Pairona consults on commercial law matters. She has consolidated experience in routine corporate assistance to capital companies, particularly in regard to corporate governance, as well as extraordinary operations (mergers...

Giuseppe Speziale

Senior Associate

Giuseppe Speziale deals with commercial and corporate law and offers assistance and legal consulting to Italian companies and multinational enterprises on corporate governance and the negotiation and preparation of commercial...