Regarding traditional corporate consultancy, the Firm offers constant and carefully updated activity on corporate and commercial law, advising on all related legal, tax and administrative aspects. In this area of competence, besides the assistance on incorporation of new companies, drafting of corporate agreements and set-up of joint ventures, the Firm has developed specific experience in particular corporate operations such as reorganizations, spin-offs and M&A operations through transfer of stakes and/or company assets and also involving issues of compliance with ISVAP (Insurance Regulatory Authority), Banca d’Italia and Consob (National Commission for Companies and Stock Exchange) regulations. Moreover, the Firm carries out multiple activities such as by-laws or articles of association drafting, advice on corporate governance and assistance to boards of directors or shareholders' meetings, with regard to powers and responsibilities towards both shareholders and third parties. The Firm has also gained considerable experience in dealing with issues related to corporate criminal responsibility under Legislative Decree No. 231 of 2001. In this field, the main activity of the Firm lies in drawing up compliance programs (the so-called “Model of Organization and Control” and the related “Ethic Code”). The adoption of a reliable Model of Organization and Control guarantees – in accordance with what set forth in the Legislative Decree no. 231/01 – the exemption from sanctions (both pecuniary and prohibitory). The Firm has established itself as a leading reality in connection with the assistance to enterprises within the sectors of commercial supply, distribution, franchising, agency, tender and license agreements. The Firm's experts and professionals in the various practice areas (e.g. labour law and antitrust for agency and distribution agreements, intellectual property for patent and trademark licenses and technology services outsourcing, etc.) constantly participate in the negotiation and preparation of the documentation and provide the clients with a global assistance.