The U.S. desk was established in 1961 with the setting up of Pavia e Ansaldo.

It has therefore built up more than 50 years’ experience in advising American and other Common Law-country clients as well as Italian clients operating in those countries.

The lawyers on the team are qualified to practice in the U.S.A. and are also experts in the Italian legal system.

Co-heads of the desk are Bruno Pavia, honorary Partner, and Mario Abate.

The team mainly advises on commercial and corporate law (particularly M&A transactions, joint ventures, incorporation of companies and assistance in related ordinary and extraordinary corporate transactions, the creation of distribution and franchise networks, commercial contracts) and on asset protection law (asset funds, trusts, trust companies and fiduciary mandates).