WHO WE ARE
Coccia De Angelis Vecchio & Associati is a leading law firm in Italy, with lawyers and tax advisors ready to provide assistance in all your legal, tax and accounting matters at both national and international level.
Expertise and services
We provide a comprehensive range of legal services and are dedicated to meeting the needs of our worldwide clientele. Our law firm practices in the core areas of civil, commercial, criminal and tax law, both at national and transnational level. More specifically, we provide services in sectors such as corporate law, intellectual property, sports and entertainment, competition and antitrust, civil and commercial law (including labour law), banking and finance, real estate, energy and natural resources, e-commerce and IT, corporate criminal responsibility, arbitration and ADR, corporate and fiscal assistance and planning, as well as in accounting and auditing.
Our lawyers have extensive international experience and are well equipped to provide legal advice to our clients in complex cross-border legal matters. While remaining independent, we have also cooperated with top law firms of foreign countries, including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Luxembourg, and Switzerland, among many other jurisdictions.
The synergy between the legal, tax and accounting areas and our international reach allows us to provide our clients with a “single desk” where they can find integrated professional services of the highest quality.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
Sports and Entertainment
Our firm is considered the leading Italian law firm in national and international sports law. Several of our lawyers are constantly involved as litigators or arbitrators in a number of sports-related cases in national or international arbitration institutions (such as the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland). We also regularly advise clubs, athletes, leagues, federations, National Olympic Committees, and anti-doping organizations, as well as governmental authorities, in matters related to football, basketball, motorcycling, car racing, cycling, rugby, winter sports, among many other sports.
Entertainment is the natural companion of sport. We have developed an important expertise in the fields of cinema, music, theatre and television, advising some prominent movie and theatre producers, as well as directors and artists of national and international standing.
Domestic and International Litigation and Arbitration
We provide our clients with broad litigation assistance before civil and criminal courts of Italy, including before the Italian Supreme Court, the Council of State and the Constitutional Court. Through our privileged relationships with leading law firms worldwide, we are also able to assist clients in any litigation abroad.
We assist our clients in litigations of all kinds, including those related to Civil Law, Corporate, IP Law, Labour Law, Sports Law, Tax, Energy, Competition, Real Estate, Tort Law, Banking and Financial, and Bankruptcy.
Several of our lawyers also have extensive experience and expertise in national and international arbitration, being often appointed as counsel or arbitrators in ICC, LCIA, CAM, CAS arbitrations or ad hoc arbitrations.
Competition Law and European Union Law
Our firm has notable expertise in EU competition law. We advise our clients in sensitive antitrust issues, advise them on how to be compliant with competition rules, and represent them before the European Commission and the Italian Competition Authority. Our firm has also considerable experience in all aspects of EU Law relating to free movement of goods, persons, services and capital, financial services, tax and customs law, as well as in matters related to EU regulated sectors, such as energy, telecommunications and transport.
Corporate and Commercial Law
We assist our clients in a variety of corporate and commercial matters. For example, we incorporate new companies, draft bylaws, articles of association, corporate agreements and other contracts related to a business, set-up joint ventures, handle reorganizations, spin-offs and M&A, advise on corporate governance, tax and administrative aspects of a business, and provide assistance to boards of directors or shareholders.
As one of the core practices of our firm, we provide high profile tax planning and consultancy on a domestic and international level. We provide our Italian and multinational corporate clients with a broad range of tax planning and consultancy services related to corporate, commercial and investment operations, start-ups and liquidations, M&A, financial and debt restructuring, and insolvency and bankruptcy. Additionally, we offer day-to-day business and accounting assistance and advice, keeping our clients’ books and drafting balance sheets and other corporate documents for them.
Budget and Accounting
We provide services in administrative and corporate management matters, such as financial consulting, conducting audits, drafting of technical reports, drafting of budgets and investments plan reports, as well as organizing, establishing and updating tax and general accounts.
Intellectual Property, Telecommunications and Energy
Our firm provides a full range of legal services in connection with intellectual property, telecommunications and energy. In particular: (i) we assist our clients in the development, acquisition, protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights; (ii) we counsel our clients with respect to media rights, e-contracts, IT licensing, personal data protection, privacy law and IT regulatory issues; (iii) we assist clients in the drafting and negotiation of energy contracts, also representing them before the Italian Energy and Environment Authority.
Our criminal law practice focuses on white collar crimes. We also assist clients in compliance issues and represent them in proceedings related to medical malpractice, health and safety law violations, environmental law violations, privacy, and defamation.
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