Georgia Catarame

Italian Qualified Lawyer, Special Counsel

  • Education: University of Milan, Italy, LL.B equivalent
  • Admitted: Italy , 2002 • England & Wales, 2005
  • Languages spoken: Italian • English
  • Year joined: 2005

Overview

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Georgia advises clients on corporate, real estate and commercial matters and has assisted many UK, US and Russian clients in the establishment or management of their businesses in Italy. She has also advised many Italian clients wishing to expand their business in the UK particularly in the brands and food & beverage sector.

In addition to her corporate work, Georgia also deals with many real estate transactions. She has advised Italian and foreign clients in investing in commercial properties in the UK and has also assisted clients on the sale and purchase of residential properties located in Italy.

Georgia’s wide network in the industrial sector makes her the first port of call for many Italian businesses wishing to set up a presence abroad and her contacts with many well-known Italian brands is considered a valuable addition to the Firm’s brands practice.

Highlights

  • Advising on the acquisition and structuring or a large Italian wine estate and hotel business.
  • Acquisition of an agricultural estate and tourist business in Chianti, Italy.
  • Acquisition of an Italian engineering company by a US private equity fund.
  • Advising majority shareholders in relation to a shareholders’ agreement and the buy-out of the minority shareholder.
  • Advising Russian clients on the corporate restructuring of the Italian interest within their Company Group.
  • Assisting foreign clients with the establishment of various start-up businesses in Italy.
  • Assisting foreign clients in their relocation to Italy for personal and/or business purposes.
  • Advising a prominent Italian fashion brand in the termination of the distribution agreement with its Asian distributor.
  • Assisting various international clients with the purchase and subsequent renovation of historical Italian villas.

Publications and speaking engagements

  • ‘Private Client: Russia & beyond - Adam Smith Conference’
  • 'E-Commerce: Expansion Opportunities for Businesses in the Fashion Industry'
  • 'How to Buy a Piece of Italy'
  • 'Investing in London Real Estate'
  • 'An Introduction to UK Employment Law'
  • 'How an Italian lawyer can become an English solicitor'

Georgia frequently speaks at the Confindustria – the Italian Industrial Employers’ Confederation – on a variety of practice areas including corporate, commercial and employment.

Memberships

  • Italian Bar Roll of Solicitors for England and Wales
  • Italian Chamber of Commerce in London
  • Registered as a European Lawyer with Law Society
  • Business Club Italia

On a personal note

Georgia enjoys playing tennis, going to jazz concerts and playing sport with her family.

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