1950s - Enrico L. Pavia (1899-1979), after founding and running a law firm in Genoa, emigrating to the United States in 1938, and continuing his successful practice there and in London after the war, opens a Milan office of the New York firm of Fink & Pavia.
Giuseppe Ansaldo (1928-2010), hailing from his family firm in Genoa, becomes a partner in Fink & Pavia (subsequently Pavia & Harcourt).
1961 – Pavia e Ansaldo is established, with offices in Milan and Rome. From its inception, the firm specialises in the areas of Corporate, M&A, International Law and Litigation and within a few years is legal advisor to leading Italian and foreign businesses, especially American companies and those in countries with the Common Law system.
1978 – Litigation and Arbitration Department is consolidated by the transfer of Michele Capodanno from the Rome to the Milan office.
1998 – The Moscow office is opened, to assist our many clients who wish to expand their business in the Russian Federation.
1999 – Opening of the Tokyo office to assist our Japanese clients with investments in Italy and Italian clients doing business in Japan.
2004 – Opening of an office in Saint Petersburg to strengthen the firm’s established presence in the Russian Federation.
2016 – Opening of our Barcelona office.
For over 50 years, Pavia e Ansaldo has grown along with its clients, developing the human, professional and cultural assets bequeathed by its founders and playing a major part in the most important economic and financial transactions in Italy.