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Masotti Berger Cassella

We are an international business law firm based in Milan, established in 1965.

Our Firm comprises a multi disciplinary practice of lawyers and tax accountants, with a diverse range of skills and backgrounds. Our team includes dual qualified Italian and English lawyers together with Italian Dottori Commercialisti (qualified tax practitioners).

Many of our clients are fast growing and several are leaders in their industry sectors.

With established relationships with selected law firms in important business centres across the US, Europe and Asia, we provide our clients with a combination of in-depth local knowledge and a unique global perspective.

Our Clients are representative of a wide cross section of industries and business sectors, including Consumer Goods and Retail, Consulting, Banking and Finance, Energy, Fashion, Food and Beverage, Insurance, IT and E-commerce, Pharmaceuticals, Chemical, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, Public Sector and Non Profit, Manufacturing and Construction, Sales and Distribution, Real Estate.

We aim to deliver great results, with a focus on excellence and value for money. In everything we do, we try to:

  • communicate our advice clearly and concisely
  • exercise commercial and sound judgment
  • be professional, by acting with courtesy and integrity, especially in adversarial situations such as negotiations and litigation
  • be creative and flexible, pragmatic and practical

Beyond a solid grasp of the law, we believe that these are the essential qualities business organizations are looking for in their choice of professional adviser.

We truly value the relationships that we build with all of our clients. They count on us to partner them on their most complex business matters. And they know we will rise to their challenges with flair and determination.


A. Corporate and Commercial

Advice includes:

  • Mergers and acquisitions,
  • Corporate finance
  • Joint ventures
  • Shareholders' agreements
  • Private Equity deals
  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Advice on all aspects of employment law
  • All types of commercial contracts and advice, including agency and distribution agreements, supply and manufacturing agreements, insurance

B. Corporate Compliance

Advice includes:

  • Preparation of organizational models according to Legislative Decree 231/2001
  • Services as member of compliance auditing board
  • Advice on privacy issues pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree 196/03, including data protection and management, preparation of the Documento Programmatico sulla Sicurezza
  • Health and safety issues pursuant Legislative Decree 81/08 and product liability

C. Banking and Finance

Advice include:

  • Advising lenders on taking security over Italian assets
  • Advising lenders and owner managed businesses on asset leasing and factoring transactions
  • Advising lenders on specialised sector loan financings
  • Advising providers of on-line mortgage and loan services
  • Advising borrowers on all kinds of loan and facility agreements
  • Advising on L.B.O. and M.B.O transactions

D. Intellectual Property

Advice includes:

  • Patents and Trade marks
  • Designs, Copyright and Database rights
  • Software
  • Confidential information & trade secrets
  • Domain names
  • IP licensing & transactions
  • Internet & e-commerce
  • IP disputes

E. Life Sciences

Advice includes:

  • Joint ventures and project finance agreements with public entities
  • Venture capital and private equity funding
  • Agency, distribution and licensing agreements
  • Regulatory requirements for the distribution of medical devices and pharmaceutical products in Italy
  • Product liability and medical negligence claims
  • Procurement law
  • Factoring agreements and securitization of receivables

F. Project Finance and Energy

Advice includes:

  • Administrative and corporate due diligence report
  • Corporate and tax structuring
  • Assets purchase agreements
  • Share purchase agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Project financing agreements
  • Security package with the lenders
  • EPC and O&M agreements
  • Export credit agreements (SACE)

G. Administrative Law and Real Estate

  • Advice includes:
  • Offers for public tenders
  • Litigation in the administrative courts
  • Construction projects
  • Advice on compliance with regulatory matters
  • Advice on access to public financing opportunities

H. Litigation and Arbitration

  • Advice includes:
  • Contractual claims
  • Banking and insurance litigation
  • Shareholders and partnership disputes; directors' liability
  • Commercial debt recovery
  • Product liability
  • Professional negligence
  • Employment claims
  • ADR and arbitration

I. Tax

Advice includes:

  • Corporate and international tax planning
  • Inbound and outbound investment
  • Tax audits, compliance and disputes with the taxation authorities
  • Assistance on start-ups, reorganizations and strategic transactions
  • Personal tax planning (inheritance tax, capital gains tax, income tax, land tax)
  • Property tax




Studio Legale Tributario Associato

Corso Magenta 56, Milano 20123


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