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 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.

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).

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