Who we are

We are a group of lawyers with a passion for the life sciences.

Paola Sangiovanni

Paola_SangiovanniPaola’s practice mainly focuses on commercial and corporate law issues.

She has developed considerable experience in drafting and negotiating a wide range of national and international contracts, from stock acquisitions to joint venture agreements, from license agreements to high- tech services agreements. Paola is recognized as a recommended counsel in the area of private equity and M&A by international publications.

Paola especially advises companies active in the field of new technologies which, due to the kind of products and services rendered, require sophisticated and innovative legal solutions. She also provides legal assistance to multinational companies and to their Italian subsidiaries on intellectual property and regulatory issues.

She advises a number of innovative companies active in the fields of life sciences, renewable energies, software and financial services. Furthermore, she is the key-contact for Italian legal matters of the largest worldwide manufacturer of medical devices.

In 2012 Paola has been awarded with the title of “Life Science Professional of the Year” for Italy by the legal journal Lawyers Monthly. Paola has been mentioned in WHOS WHO LEGAL – LIFE SCIENCES for the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions.

Flavio Monfrini

Flavio_Monfrini

Flavio assists multinational companies in their Italian and cross-border operations, advising on a wide range of issues of corporate and commercial law. He has been involved in a variety of merger and acquisition projects, and has assisted clients in a number of international transactions in the fields of renewable energy and life sciences.
Flavio is also experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements of different kinds and has tackled complex commercial matters involving delicate aspects of labor and insolvency law. His commercial practice currently covers credit arrangements, clinical trials, agency and distribution agreements.

Flavio received an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School, where he focused on the study of issues that lie at the intersection of law and new technologies. In addition to his strong academic background, Flavio offers a solution-driven approach and he is able to effectively work in team with clients.

Marco Blei

Marco Blei croppedMarco deals with industrial and intellectual property, information technology and contracts, with specific focus in the life sciences and high technology sectors.

In his litigation activity Marco deals with disputes in patent and know-how matters, as well as in relation to trademarks, designs, copyrights, unfair competition and misleading advertising.

Marco has also significant experience in the drafting and negotiation of agreements for the licensing, exploitation, valorization and acquisition of intellectual property rights, R&D and collaboration agreements as well as IT related contracts, also in the context of extraordinary corporate transactions and technology transactions.

In the life sciences sector, Marco is regularly involved in drafting and negotiating agreements for the manufacturing, supply, distribution and co-marketing of pharmaceutical products and medical devices as well as of clinical trials agreements.

Marco graduated in Law in 2003 from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, and in 2008 he obtained a with distinction Master of Laws in Intellectual Property from the London King’s College.

Valeria Ramponi

Valeria RamponiValeria graduated cum laude from the University of Milan in 2018 with a final dissertation on public international law on States’ and individuals’ liability in natural disasters. Valeria has recently studied at The Hague Academy of International Law and at ISPI (Istituto Studi Politica Internazionale).

Francesco Stelio Clerici

4Francesco graduated from the State University of Milan in 2018, discussing a civil law thesis entitled “Protection of beneficiaries and third parties’ rights: the rules concerning the circulation of the trust property in the Italian legal system”.

Francesco cooperated with some boutique law firms in Milan, gaining experience in civil and corporate law, with particular reference to litigation, draft of commercial contracts and transactions involving the sale and purchase of shareholdings.

Giulia Titola

Giulia TitolaGiulia focuses on legal advice on civil and corporate law issues, protection of personal data and compliance, especially in the Life Sciences sector.

Giulia graduated cum laude from the University of Bologna, obtaining a double-degree in partnership with the Université de Nanterre – Paris X, where she carried out part of her studies.

 

Angelo Forte

Angelo Forte cropped 5Angelo focuses on legal advice on civil and corporate law issues, protection of personal data and compliance, especially in the Life Sciences sector, also drafting corporate documents and commercial contracts.

He graduated magna cum laude from LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, focusing on the field of International and European law. During his academic career he spent six months studying in the United Kingdom, at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

Angelo currently work withs an Italian legal review, commenting on judgments from the European Courts.

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