Giorgio Corno, lawyer, solicitor

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Areas of Practice

National and cross-border Commercial Law.

National and cross-border Insolvency and Restructuring.

Company Law.

Banking Law mediation.

Admission

2007 – Conciliatore Bancario e Finanziario, professional mediator.

2004 – Law Society of England and Wales.

1990 – Monza Bar Association.

Education

2004 – College of Law – London – Qualified Lawyer Transfer Test.

1988 – J.D. – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Law School, Milan.

1987 – Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Milan): Company and Corporate Tax Law.

Languages

Italian, English, French, German.

Professional Experience

Corporate and litigation services, at a domestic, cross border and international level, to national and foreign corporate clients mainly in the areas of company law, commercial law, as well as restructuring and insolvency.

Recent engagements

1.National clients

– Assisting an Italian company in the freight forwarding sector in acquiring one of its major competitors owned by an equity fund within a restructuring agreement.

– Assisting an Italian company in the netwrap industry in a joint venture with a business partner and their distributor.

– Assisting an Italian office holder in the sale of an asset in France.

– Assisting a company in financial distress in the machinery industry in the access to a restructuring proceeding and validation of the agreement with creditors.

– Assisting a former director of a company in a claim brought against him by the office holder of a company under a compulsory winding up proceeding.

– Assisting an Italian guardian in dealing with a complex litigation in England regarding the protected person.

2. Foreign clients

– Assisting an English company in the media industry in the acquisition of a minority share of an Italian subsidiary.

– Assisting an Israeli company in the netwrap industry agreements with its Italian subsidiary regarding its managing director.

– Assisting a Dutch company in the flower industry in dealing with the financial crisis of an Italian subsidiary.

Associations

International Law Association (ILA, Brussels); European Law Institute (ELI, Vienna). CERIL – Conference Of European Restructuring And Insolvency Law (Leiden, The Netherland) – Founding member of the executive; International Insolvency Institute (III, New York); INSOL Europe and Academic Forum of INSOL Europe (London); Insolvency Lawyers Association (ILA, London); European Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals (EACTP, London); HWW International (Germany)

Quotations and Awards

Who’s Who legal, insolvency and creditors’ rights

An abstract from the WWL: ” Giorgio Corno of Studio Corno Avvocati has a fantastic reputation in the international market and is a go-to adviser for major Italian and multinational companies. He boasts broad expertise in restructuring proceedings associated with complex transactions”.

 

Legal 500 – Global Insolvency & Restructuring


Stefania Caltabiano, lawyer, solicitor

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Areas of Practice

Transport law and international railway regulations.

National and cross-border commercial law.

Family law.

Civil and family mediation.

Admission

Avvocato (admitted in Rome,).

Solicitor,  England and Wales (London).

 

Education

Family and Civil Mediator (England).

Family and Civil Mediator (Italy).

London School of Economics, London – Master In Corporate And Commercial Law.

J.D. (maxima cum laude) – Libera Università Internazionale per gli studi sociali (Luiss), Rome

Languages

Italian, English, French, Spanish.

Professional Experience

– Private practice, assisting national and cross border clients.

– Legal advice to the freight and logistics division (Trenitalia S.p.A.).

– General manager (Italcontainer S.p.A. – multimodal transport operator).

– General counsel (Rete Ferroviaria italiana S.p.A.).

– In charge of legal and compliance functions for asset management activities and funds legal group senior lawyer (JP Morgan).

– In charge of preparation of contracts mainly for the financing of infrastructures, development of small-medium enterprises and environmental programs (European Investment Bank).

– Drafting of banking, commercial and financial agreements (Clifford Chance).

– Advice to insured companies on matters regarding company, commercial and insurance law (Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.)

Recent engagements

1. National clients

Drafting and negotiation of contracts in renewable energy projects, valuable sponsorships for sports championships, commercial distributorship agreements, corporate acquisitions.

2. Foreign clients

– Consultant to a Chinese law firm in London for the expansion and coordination of a crossborder legal project

– Cross border coordination for the criminal defense in Italy of a German national individual in relation to a railway accident

– Cross border legal project coordination: managing local legal counsels and technical experts teams  on cross border litigation/disputes resolution and on business projects.


Mario Palma Busnelli, lawyer

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Areas of Practice

Litigation in Civil and Commercial Law.

Labour Law.

National and cross-border Commercial Law.

 Admission

2010 – Monza Bar Association.

Education

2006 – J.D. – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.

2015-2016 – AGI (Avvocati Giuslavoristi Italiani) Law School.

Languages

Italian, English.

Professional Experience

Litigation services at a domestic and cross-border level to national and foreign clients, mainly in the areas of Civil and Commercial Law. Labour Law advice and litigation services to corporate and private clients.

Recent engagements

1. National clients

– Assisting an Italian company in the process of a manager dismissal and the subsequent out-of-Court negotiations

– Assisting Italian entrepreneurs in a social security litigation case

– Assisting an Italian company in a complex litigation case regarding a contract agreement

2. Foreign clients

– Assisting a foreign company in a claim brought against it in front of an Italian Court.

– Assisting an Italian company in a debt recovery case against a Spanish company.

Associations

President for the year 2016 of LNG (LAWorld Next Generation), the forum for the younger lawyers of the LAWorld network


Ruggero Castoldi, lawyer

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Areas of Practice

National Insolvency and Restructuring.

Company Law.

National Commercial Law.

Debt Collection.

Admission

2018 – Monza Bar Association

Education

2011 – J.D. – Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Law School, Milan.

Languages

Italian, English.

Professional Experience

Legal services to national and foreign clients, mainly in the area of company law, commercial law as well as restructuring and insolvency.

Recent engagements

1. National clients

– Assisting an Italian company in the negotiation for the sale of a commercial property.

– Assisting a receiver of an Italian bankruptcy proceedings in debt collection activities in Spain and France, after the issue of European Orders of Payment.

– Assisting an Italian company in negotiating a settlement agreement with an English supplier, concerning installation works of a “clean room” in England.

– Assisting a company in financial distress in the machinery industry in the access to a restructuring proceeding and validation of the agreement with creditors, as well as in negotiating a settlement agreement with the main creditor.

– Assisting an Italian company in the negotiation with the Officers of a “concordato preventivo” proceedings for the lease and subsequent purchase of a business unit.

2. Foreign clients

Assisting an Israeli company in the negotiation with a Dutch company regarding the release of a trust and subsequent transfer of shares.


Stefano Pittau, lawyer

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Areas of Practice

National and cross-border Insolvency and Restructuring.

National and cross-border Company Law.

National and cross-border Commercial Law.

National and cross-border litigation in Insolvency and Restructuring, Company, Commercial and Civil Law

Admission

2019 – Milan Bar Association

Education

2016 – J.D. (maxima cum laude) – Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca, Milan.

Languages

Italian, English

Professional Experience

– FIVELEX Studio Legale, before Craca Di Carlo Guffanti Pisapia Tatozzi & Associati (2014 – 2019) – legal and litigation services to national clients, mainly in the areas of Company, Commercial and Civil Law as well as Insolvency and Restructuring

– Studio Corno Avvocati (2019 – today)


Valeria Cordaro, lawyer

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Areas of Practice

International private law.
International trade law.
Company law.
National and cross-border Insolvency Law.
Automotive Law.

Admission

2020 – Admission to the Italian bar.

Education

2015 – Ricercatrice – WVU West Virginia University, Law School, USA.
2014 – J.D. – Università degli Studi di Milano, Law School, Milan.
2012 – Summer School on International Environmental Law and IPRs – Peking University School of Government (China).
2011 – Erasmus LLP – Universidade da Coruña, Law School, Spain.

Languages

Italian, English, Spanish, German.

Professional Experience

Assistance to Italian and foreign clients mainly on company and trade law, international trade law, private international law as well as on national and cross-border Insolvency Law.
Secondment semester in Switzerland at a law firm, belonging to LAWrold network.
Management of the legal department of a German company, located in Mexico.

Recent Engagements

– Due diligence of an Italian MNC, working in the logistic sector
– M&A of Italian companies.
– Assistance to insolvency procedures to detect frauds, in order to evaluate directors’ and statutory advisors’ liabilities.


Carmine Torraca, trainee lawyer

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Areas of Practice

Debt Collection.

Civil Law.

Family Law.

Admission

2015 – Special Register of Trainees Monza Bar for attending hearings in front of the Court of First Instance.

Education

2012 – J.D. – Bicocca University (Milan).

 

Languages

Italian, English.

Professional Experience

Debt Collection for national and foreign clients.

Family and civil law services to the national clients.

Recent engagements

1. National clients

– Assisting a client in the annulment of his marriage.

– Assisting a receiver in a proceedings for the division of an immovable owned by a bankrupt person.

– Assisting a client in an overindebtedness procedure.

– Assistance in debt collection activities for a receiver.

2. Foreign clients

Assisting American companies in debt collection against Italian companies.


Simona Giraffa, trainee lawyer

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Areas of Practice

Civil Law.

National and international debt recovery.

Insolvency Law.

Admission

2017 – Records of the unentitled lawyer trainees by the Monza Chamber of Lawyers

Education

2017 – J.D. – Bicocca University (Milan).

Languages

English, Spanish, German.

Professional Experience

National costumers assistance in civil and insolvency law.

Debt recovery for national and international clients.

Recent engagements

1. National clients

-Assistance in the insolvency receivership in the procedure of propriety sale abroad.

-Assistance in the preparation or redaction of the annual accounts in a debarment procedure.

-Assistance in the insolvency receivership in debt collection activities.

2. Foreign clients

-Assistance to a Dutch company in the preparation of the application to prove debts in bankruptcy proceedings of an Italian company.

-Assistance to some German companies in the debt recovery procedures towards Italian companies.


Gianluca Sebastiano Grasso, trainee lawyer

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Areas of Practice

National and cross-border Commercial Law.

Company Law.

National and cross-border Insolvency and Restructuring.

Admission

2018 – Records of the unentitled trainees by the Monza Bar Association

Education

2018 – J.D. – Università degli Studi di Catania, Law School, Catania.

2016 – Summer School – University of Vienna, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Vienna.

2015 – Summer Law School – Erasmus School of Law, Maritime and Transport Law, Rotterdam

Languages

Italian, English.

Professional Experience

Legal services to national and foreign clients, mainly in the area of company law, commercial law as well as restructuring and insolvency.

Recent engagements

1.National clients

– Assisting a middle-size Italian factory of components for the pharmaceutical industry for the compliance to the Reg. CE 679/2016 (“GDPR” – General Data Protection Regulation);

– Assisting an Italian bankruptcy receiver for an action for damages due to breach of contract;

– Assisting an Italian company for the drafting of two procurement contracts with a financial institution and a worldwide pharmaceutical company.

2.Foreign clients

– Assisting an Israeli worldwide company in a restructuring operation;

– Assisting a Japanese group active in the biomedical field in the acquisition of two Italian companies;

– Advising a group of Korean startups regarding the Italian Start-up Act


Xiao Fu, Ph.D. in Project Management, Chinese Law Bar ( admitted)

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Languages

Mandarin (mother tongue), English

Professional Experience

Xiao has experience working with law firms both in the UK and in mainland China and is currently setting up the Chongqing branch of the Beijing Huicheng Law firm as Executive Director. She also holds the position of International Arbitrator at Zhanjiang Arbitration Commission and Beihai Arbitration Commission (China).

Apart from law, she has extensive experience in Project Management. She acts as PPP expert at China’s Ministry of Finance, and China’s National Development and Reform Commission (one out of less than 200 in the country). She also leads teams for financial adversary and business consultancy.