Italian Desk

Italian Desk

Leading companies, emerging businesses and individuals based in Italy rely on our Italian Desk for legal advice and a full range of transactional services in both English and Italian. We often act as outside general counsel for U.S. subsidiaries of Italian companies, and also assist U.S. companies interested in doing business in Italy.

Leading companies, emerging businesses and individuals based in Italy rely on our Italian Desk for legal advice and a full range of transactional services in both English and Italian. We often act as outside general counsel for U.S. subsidiaries of Italian companies, and also assist U.S. companies interested in doing business in Italy.

Our work in this domain is efficient and cost effective because we are completely at ease in the business cultures of both Italy and the U.S.  Quick to grasp our clients’ needs and goals, we also understand the geographic issues that affect business decisions.

The industries our clients represent include furniture and kitchenware, fashion, jewelry, e-commerce, architecture and design, and food and beverage.

Representative matters include:

  • Acting as outside general counsel of an Italian manufacturer during the start-up phase of its U.S. subsidiary
  • Drafting agreements between the U.S. subsidiary of an Italian furniture manufacturer and its local dealers
  • Drafting and negotiating a complex logistics services agreement to regulate the high volume of business-to-consumer transactions for a global online fashion retailer
  • Drafting and negotiating an employment agreement with the chief executive officer of an Italian company’s U.S. subsidiary
  • Negotiating a complex lease for an Italian food company’s first retail food establishment in the U.S.
  • Auditing and revising the U.S.-specific section of the international website of a global online retailer to ensure compliance with U.S. law

Representative matters include:

  • Acting as outside general counsel of an Italian manufacturer during the start-up phase of its U.S. subsidiary
  • Drafting agreements between the U.S. subsidiary of an Italian furniture manufacturer and its local dealers
  • Drafting and negotiating a complex logistics services agreement to regulate the high volume of business-to-consumer transactions for a global online fashion retailer
  • Drafting and negotiating an employment agreement with the chief executive officer of an Italian company’s U.S. subsidiary
  • Negotiating a complex lease for an Italian food company’s first retail food establishment in the U.S.
  • Auditing and revising the U.S.-specific section of the international website of a global online retailer to ensure compliance with U.S. law
Name Title Direct Dial Vcard
Checchinato, Serena Associate Associate 212.216.1189 VCard
Iannaccone, Giuliano Partner Partner 212.216.1110 VCard
Katz, Cynthia L. Associate Associate 212.216.1197 VCard
Piazza, Gina M. Partner Partner 212.216.1129 VCard
Rigato, Federica Associate Associate 212.216.1194 VCard