Areas of practice

> Commercial contracts

Studio Legale Sardo has a long-standing experience in assisting both foreign and Italian companies in a wide range of commercial subjects, including:

- contracts for services

- distribution agreements

- general terms and conditions

- industrial and construction projects

- IT contracts

- joint ventures

- licensing and franchising

- manufacturing contracts

- outsourcing

- real estate and lease

- research and development contracts

 

> Corporate law

The Firm advises its clients in all aspects involving corporate law, from on-going advice to complex cross-border transactions. The members of the Firm have particular expertise in assisting foreign companies in the negotiation and drafting of shareholders' agreements, the submission of tenders and letters of intent, the organization and performance of the legal due diligence processes. Studio Legale Sardo also advises foreign clients on how to set up and run their businesses in Italy, by selecting and putting in place the appropriate corporate structure, subsidiaries, branches, partnerships or joint ventures.

 

> Litigation and arbitration

Dispute resolution is one of Studio Legale Sardo’s core competences. The professionals of the Firm have the resources to manage complex national and cross-border proceedings. In the pre-litigation phase, Studio Legale Sardo can help the clients to evaluate the case, outweighing the advantages and the disadvantages of the dispute and advising them on the opportunity to settle the dispute out of Court. The Firm’s work includes a broad range of commercial disputes and work in specialist areas such as banking, financial services and securities, construction and engineering, energy, fraud, insurance and reinsurance law, intellectual property and information technology, product liability, professional negligence, property, restructuring and insolvency. Studio Legale Sardo represents foreign companies before the Italian Courts and Arbitration Courts on a regular basis, for:

- the performance of construction contracts, distribution agreements and supply contracts;

- the enforcement in Italy of judgements and arbitral awards rendered abroad;

- jurisdiction and governing law disputes;

- debt collection from Italian companies.

 

> Compliance

The Firm advises its clients in the implementation of the Models of Organisation, Management and Control, under D.Lgs. n. 231/2001. In particular, Studio Legale Sardo assists its clients both for the legal aspects and for the corporate processes, in all the key phases of Risk Assessment, Gap Analysis and drafting of the Models. In relation to Data Protection, the Firm regularly assists its clients in the structuring and implementation of specific programs of Gap Analysis, remediation plans, training, management and audit systems, in compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation n. 2016/679 (“GDPR”).

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