SDG & Partners is a boutique international law firm that stands out for the specific expertise in Italian law providing assistance to companies and individuals in the management of their assets.
The firm’s members boast strong experience both in Civil and International Litigation, domestic and International Commercial Arbitration, and International contracts. They regularly work in Italian, English, Spanish, French, German and Polish. They are admitted to the Italian and Spanish bars, and practise also in the Dominican Republic.
The firm has offices in Milan, Bozen, Warsaw, La Romana.
Our professionals are each experts in particular fields of international and civil law. Their expertise is complementary and this characteristic has allowed us to provide the client with a very high level of legal services tailored on their specific needs.
The firm provides its clients with top level legal services. The secret of our success? Two simple rules: 1. detailed knowledge of the sector in which our clients operate and 2. offering our clients the high level of competence and experience of the firm’s members. Each of them have graduated from top law schools and with specific skills in different legal areas. Our added value stems from our experience in many complex and high value cases handled both in civil and common law, dealing with domestic and international issues. Thanks to such experience, the firm’s members have represented clients both before Italian and European courts as well as before arbitral tribunals of high importance such as the Milan Chamber of Arbitration, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
We are a team of lawyers, professionals and accountants, who work with passion and the unique objective of obtaining the best result within our power.
The firm shares its thoughts with the client both in choosing the legal strategy and in the fees to charge for the legal services rendered. Our clients can be confident with us, because they know that the firm will give them the best service step by step until the resolution of their case.
We fight to obtain the best possible result.
Our clients deserve the best legal services tailored to their needs.
The firm assists its Italian and international clients in all kind of disputes, both domestic and international, thanks to its members’ specific competence in civil, commercial, corporate,banking and finance, construction, intellectual property, real estate, insolvency and sports law. Every single member of the firm combines their Labour and Administrative Law skills with specific competence in these different practice areas.
Some of the firm’s professionals possess decades of significant, internationally recognized experience, both in litigation and in international and domestic commercial arbitration.
In particular, the firm’s members have consolidated their experience as legal counsel in arbitration proceedings, as sole arbitrators, and as members of arbitral tribunals before the Milan Chamber of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce of Paris (ICC), and Arbitration London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) .
The firm also provides assistance in debt collection and injunctions in Italy and abroad as well as in related litigation proceedings.
Thanks to their competence and broad international network all around the world, the firm represents its clients in international litigation proceedings and in the enforcement of Italian judgments abroad as well as foreign judgments in Italy. The firm also provides assistance in the enforcement of arbitration awards in the signatory countries of the New York Convention of 1958.
The modus operandi of the firm is characterized by in-depth analysis of a case along with careful result-oriented case management.
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With legal studies and experience earned in the USA, the firm’s members are familiar with issues of legal compliance.
Nowadays the firm’s members link their past experience with Italian practice in accordance with Legislative Decree n° 231/01.
The firm’s professionals have consolidated much important experience in the compliance field, beginning with the drafting of a multinational corporation and leader in the IT market under the 231/01 model and consequently, its development, and many others. The firm offers complete assistance in order to achieve compliance with D. Lgs 231/01.
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The firm deals with all matters that may arise between banks and other financial institutions and their customers.
The firm is particularly experienced in the following areas:
The firm assists its clients in the privacy and data protection sectors, offering complete service relating to:
The firm has consolidated specific competencies in the sector of international family law in Europe, the USA and South America.
The firm handles matters of Italian family law and international family law, in litigation proceedings before courts of competent jurisdiction.
In particular the firm assists its clients in cases of:
The firm assists clients in insolvency proceedings and all transactions related to insolvency, restructuring issues and default management.
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The firm offers legal services in all matters related to real estate, in the hotel and tourism sector, both domestically and internationally, with regard to transactions as well as to litigation.
Some of our professionals have developed considerable experience in assisting Italian and foreign operators and investors in real estate transactions, by drafting, revising and negotiating purchase and lease agreements relating to properties and business branches and handling all related legal issues that may arise.
Moreover, some members of the firm possess consolidated experience in international private and public tenders, particularly with regard to the construction and oil & gas industries.
The firm offers services in relation to:
The firm provides advice and assistance in the area of unfair competition, i.e. those acts that violate the principles of professional fairness, such as parasitic conducts, that may harm another business.
Moreover, our firm advises and assists its clients in relation to various aspects of competition law, also known as antitrust law, with a particular focus on the implications that such area of law may have on commercial contracts.
The firm offers clients complete assistance in drafting and negotiating international commercial contracts in Italy and abroad.
The firm is usually involved in drafting and negotiating international contracts governed by different laws both of common and civil law systems, also thanks to its cooperation with local lawyers in Europe, Asia, the USA and Latin America which are part of a network that the firm’s members have built and consolidated over more than three decades.
The firm assists foreign companies and investors in the following:
The firm operates in the field of company internationalization by offering clients investment and growth opportunities abroad since the domestic market is already saturated in an economic context of credit crunch.
The firm has entered into important partnerships with local and international operators in order to promote and support international business initiatives.
The firm provides special assistance in:
The firm assists clients with top quality integrated assistance both legal and fiscal thanks to a team of advisors with which it cooperates.
Thanks to domestic and international multidisciplinary experience, the firm is able to offer assistance in structuring and implementing M&A operations that require complex planning and assessment, both in Italy and abroad and in particular in:
The firm is particularly active in the field of international taxation, thanks to its cooperation with trusted external consultants which have specific knowledge of Swiss and international taxation laws, and which operate in the Canton of Ticino (Switzerland).
The firm provides assistance both in domestic and cross-border tax optimization plans to small and medium Italian and foreign enterprises, offering assistance also to Italian companies in Italy in the following services: tax strategy evelopment, income stream optimization, holding company optimization.
The firm also assists clients in tax litigation cases and pre-judicial tax settlements, representing companies as well as Italian and foreign individuals before the competent tax court in Italy and in European Communion countries.
The firm provides assistance with tax optimization for individual estate planning.
The firm’s professionals provide legal services both in the trust institution phase and during the execution of the trust both in the interests of companies and individuals which intend to use these instruments in order to manage their assets.
The firm provides legal services in Labour and Administrative Law.
In particular for labour law issues some of the legal services rendered by the firm include the following:
Ever since its founding, the firm has been specializing in criminal law with a specific emphasis on white-collar crimes. Our lawyers defend in particular professionals, corporate bodies and companies in relation to business crimes, including workplace health and safety crimes, financial and tax crimes and so called crimes against the public administration. The firm has also a particular experience in proceedings concerning so called administrative liability of entities (corporate liability) pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001.