Grande Stevens Law Firm, which bears the name of its founder, Franzo Grande Stevens, has provided legal assistance, both transactional and in litigation proceedings, in the areas of civil, commercial and corporate law for over fifty years. The lawyers of the Firm operate on the basis of the principles set out in the Firm's Policy with the goal of being considered by the clients as trusted counsel.

T H E   O F F I C E

The origins of Grande Stevens Law Firm can be traced back to that of Manlio Brosio, who gave up law after Liberation in 1945 and embarked on a political and diplomatic career (Deputy Prime Minister, Ambassador in Moscow, Paris, London and Washington, then Secretary-General of Nato and Senator of the Republic of Italy).

The Firm passed into the hands of his greatest pupil, Dante Livio Bianco, a pre-eminent scholar in civil procedure. It was then temporarily directed by Prof. Paolo Greco, a leading scholar in commercial law, and Carlo Galante Garrone (who gave up his career as a magistrate to this purpose and then embarked on a political career by being elected to the Senate of the Republic of Italy in several terms of office), and regularly cooperated with Piero Calamandrei.

Franzo Grande Stevens was a young pupil when he entered the Studio in 1953. He has since enriched it with colleagues and collaborators, organized it and devoted himself to the practice of commercial law, both in litigation and out-of-court work. He has published many articles on this subject and lectured on "Corporate Accounting" at the University of Turin. Avvocato Grande Stevens has also devoted his work to the legal profession (the "Avvocatura"), having been a member of the Turin Bar Council, President of the Attorneys' Pension Fund Board and President of the National Bar Council. He can be held as the founder of the Studio.

Following the tradition begun by its founder, the Firm has evolved by gathering professionals with diverse experiences, including international experience. The organization of the Firm, in the continuing effort to provide its clients with the highest quality of professional service, has established prestigious offices in Milan and Rome, equipped with the most modern computer technology, where professionals are able to meet the demands of domestic and international clients. All the partners and associates share the philosophy that has made "Grande Stevens" a renowned guarantee of professional quality in Italy and abroad.

The Firm provides legal assistance, both in transactional work and in litigation proceedings, in all areas of civil, corporate. commercial and tax law, in Italy and internationally.

It is the Firm's goal and the objective of its attorneys to offer highly specialized and technical assistance and individualized answers and solutions to clients' needs in accordance with the principles set out in the Firm's Policy, which is to furnish high quality services.

Upon the instruction of the Firm on new matters, it is common practice to build concentrated teams of selected lawyers, taking into account the specific necessary competences, so as to provide the required legal assistance with promptness and effectiveness.

The partners nurture the matters undertaken directly and personally with the support of the other lawyers and collaborators of the Firm, who are in number typically proportional to the partners.

The attorneys may count on a broad library which is continuously enriched with the most recent publications both Italian and international and whose collection is composed of over 12,000 books, over 100 periodicals, Italian and international (some of which have been collected since 1903) and over 1,300 treatises and loose-leafs.

The Firm operates according to the principle of professional independence in obedience to the principles of professional responsibility and the institutions that oversee the legal profession. Our policy consists of being trustworthy and competent partners and recognising the highest role of the relationship of trust with our clients, endeavouring to satisfy their needs in the best way possible by:
  • the greatest availability of all components of the Firm (partners, associates and staff) who are reachable every day of the year, with the constant support of the appropriate structure to respond to the clients' needs;
  • the use of modern technologies;
  • the maximum confidentiality of the matters being undertaken and of the information received during the course of the attorney-client relationship (confidentiality being protected also through the implementation of strict rules governing the access to the files, both electronic and paper-based);
  • the assistance also beyond Italy by cooperating with firms and individuals in various regions of the world selected on a issue-by-issue basis among those considered to be the appropriate to the matters being undertaken;
  • the promptness in solving problems and quickness in scheduling meetings with clients.
The complete satisfaction of the clients may be attained through:
  • the arrangement of adequate resources and work procedures to support the client through all the stages of the services being rendered;
  • the maximum care in recruiting the associates, clerks and staff of the Firm;
  • the continuous and constant dedication of the lawyers of the Firm in serving the clients in full obedience to the professional responsibility and legal ethics rules.
It is also our policy that:
  • the lawyers of the Firm take part in conferences, write books, treatises and articles for law reviews and that they serve on various institutional boards;
  • the office personnel and staff work in a serene, pleasant and friendly environment and have relationships with the partners and the associates characterized by seriousness, cooperativeness and mutual respect.
"Young lawyer, don't choose this profession if you don't burn with intellectual curiosity… if you want to isolate intellectually… if you won't abide by or advise to abide by the rules… also the ethical ones…"
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PRACTICE AREAS

The Firm provides legal assistance, both transactional and in litigation proceedings, in the areas of civil, commercial, corporate and tax law, domestically and internationally. The following list enumerates the most relevant areas of law and activities that compose the know how of the Firm, passed on and consolidated through the years. With respect to such activities, the Firm has accrued extensive capabilities and experiences in Mergers and Acquisitions transactions including tax structuring and international taxation, financial law and capital markets and litigation, both in court and in arbitration proceedings.

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  • Mergers and Acquisitions, joint-ventures
  • Reorganization of family assets and properties
  • Corporate and business reorganizations
  • Capital markets and securities offerings
  • Corporate finance and financial reorganization transactions
  • Corporate financing and acquisition financing
  • Law of financial and banking intermediaries
  • Insurance law
  • Sales agreements, domestic and international
  • Distribution agreements, supply agreements
    and agency agreements
  • Family law, wills and estates
  • Foundations, associations, no-profit organizations
  • Civil contracts, typical and atypical
  • Assistance to insolvent firms
  • Restructuring, in court and out-of-court
  • Insolvency proceedings
  • Patents, trademarks, know how
  • Licence and technology transfer agreements
  • Unfair competition
  • IT law
  • Relationships with sport authorities, Italian and international
  • Contracts (sponsorship, naming rights, agreements with athletes, etc.)
  • Litigation before ordinary and sport authorities
  • Purchase and sale of real estates
  • Financing for the purchase of real estates
  • Real estate development transactions
  • Legal assistance for the creation and termination of employment relationships (including para-subordinated labour relationships and agency agreements)
  • Restructuring and redundancy transactions
  • Safety in the work place
  • Assistance in domestic and international tax matters, corporate restructuring, M&A, structured finance operations and VAT
  • Assistance in tax inspections and pre-litigation settlement procedures
  • Tax litigations and court settlement procedures
  • Ruling
  • Transfer pricing

P R O F E S S I O N A L S

O F   C O U N S E L

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Avv. Franzo Grande Stevens

P A R T N E R S

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Avv. Cristina Grande Stevens

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Avv. Paolo Barozzi

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Avv. Michele Briamonte

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Avv. Daniele Cericola

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Avv. Filippo Disertori

S A L A R Y   P A R T N E R S

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Avv. Silvana Giuseppina Agea

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Avv. Francesco Celestino

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Avv. Roberta Chicone

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Avv. Chiara de Sanctis

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Avv. Alessandra Deganis

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Avv. Paolo Grande

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Avv. Fernando Massara

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Avv. Nicola Menardo

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Avv. Stefania Nubile

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Avv. Lucia Ostoni

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Avv. Alessandra Pedone

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Avv. Paola Riccardino

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Avv. Diego Saluzzo

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Dott. Gabriella Sasso

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Avv. Marella Idi Maria Villa

A S S O C I A T I

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Avv. Giada Buzzi

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Avv. Valentina Cacioni

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Avv. Fabio Clarizio

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Avv. Emanuele Cufalo

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Avv. Annamaria D'Ambrosio

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Avv. Nicolò Di Lascio

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Avv. Veronica Grigolo

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Avv. Davide Guastalla Jarach

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Avv. Carola Diletta Irneri

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Avv. Nicolò Manduchi

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Avv. Federica Nazzaro

O F F I C E S

The Firm has an office in the historical centre of Turin, with its entrance in Via del Carmine 2, and overlooking Piazza Savoia (designed by Juvarra, with an obelisk in the centre that was erected to commemorate the promulgation of the Siccardi Laws).

The Firm has an office in the centre of Milan, in a historical building previously used as a convent.

The firm also has an office in Rome, in the center, in the prestigious building Besso, overlooking the Roman Forum.

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Torino

Via del Carmine, 2
10122 Torino
Tel.: +39 011 4391 411
Fax: +39 011 4369 183/153
torino@grandestevens.it

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Milano

Via dell'Annunciata, 7
20121 Milano
Tel.: +39 02 36 00 92 00
Fax: +39 02 36 00 92 02
milano@grandestevens.it

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Roma

Largo di Torre Argentina, 11
00186 Roma
Tel.: +39 06 684 13 600
Fax: +39 06 688 03 124
roma@grandestevens.it

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R E C R U I T I N G

Collaborators ("Trainees")

The law graduates spend six-month periods of practical training in the Firm under the guidance and supervision of one or more partners, also being available to all lawyers of the Firm so as to offer them the opportunity to operate in different areas of law and exposing them to a wide range of approaches and methods. During the course of their traineeship, the "trainees", which are typically small in number and far fewer than the attorneys, engage in the activities of the Firm, both in court and in transactional matters, with the goal of guaranteeing them well-rounded and broad training in multiple areas of law. It is the Firm's belief that the development of the future attorneys is one of the most important duties of the partners and that the training of the attorneys contemporaneously in advisory matters and in cases before the courts represents one of the most fundamental requisites of the future lawyers of the Firm. At the end of each six-month period, the "trainees" are subject to evaluation in order to agree upon the renewal of their practice at the Firm, until the end of the two-year period of the mandatory legal training.

Associates

The attorneys collaborating with the Firm who are not members of the professional association (typically, already "trainees" and in some cases starting to collaborate with the Firm after their admission to the bar) lasts for a maximum of three years, only renewable once for a period of the same length. Our associates work under the direct supervision of one or more partners. At the end of the period or periods the associates may be invited to join, or be offered alternative permanent positions within the Firm.

The application form is available online.

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