Galgano is a leading Italian firm with national and international corporate, commercial and financial practices. They are widely recognized as experts in banking and finance, capital markets and technology deals. Equally important are their legal services related to M&A and venture capital, TMT, and dispute resolution. Clients of the firm include industrial corporations, technology businesses, banks, insurance companies, institutional investors, governmental bodies, as well as other public entities and private individuals.
The firm was founded in the 1970’s by Francesco Galgano, a reputed professor Emeritus of Civil Law at the University of Bologna. In fact, Chambers Global (2008) described him as being “widely perceived as ‘one of the most important professors of civil law’ in Italy.” In addition to his nationally renowned academic capacities Professor Galgano has been one of the leading Italian practitioners in civil and corporate law, as well as an active participant in drafting new legislation such as the recent reform of corporate law.
The firm has had a steady organic growth due to their loyal following of clients and the delivery of incisive solutions to practical problems. Today the firm continues to be strongly represented in academic circles since a number of partners hold university professorships along side their professional activities. This growth has led to an expansion from their main office in Bologna to establishing an office in Florence, Udine Genoa and Miami.
Although they usually focus on matters of Italian law, they have substantial experience working on international transactions, assisting both foreign clients in their Italian operations and Italian corporations in their international affairs or contentious matters. They have lawyers ranked among the best in their field of practice by independent international publications and their law firm is well known for their proactive and practical approach in solving their clients’ problems.
Galgano’s main areas of practice:
- Banking and Finance
- Civil Law
- Capital Markets
- Intellectual Property and Competition
- Real Estate
- Technology, Media and Telecoms