A big thank you to our clients for their recognition in Legal 500 Europe 2022

Article 03 May 2022 Experience

We are delighted that the 2022 edition of international legal directory, Legal 500 Europe, has again acknowledged our dedication and hard work through the words of our clients, whom we thank most sincerely for their support. We will continue to work alongside them as the new normal unfurls.

Alongside rankings in the areas of Corporate Commercial M&A, Dispute Resolution, IP, tax, luxury goods and real estate and construction work, our clients provided the following feedback on our teams:


“The partners are established professionals and they demonstrate it in the way they approach the issues raised. They are very available and open to discussion, placing themselves on a level of equality and comparison, for an ever-greater understanding of the problem and a better solution.’

‘Great capacity for internal discussion and with other external professionals. High quality and competence in the services rendered. Ability to manage the limitations related to the pandemic by promoting forms of agile work that have not had any negative impact in terms of timeliness, effectiveness and quality of services rendered’.

‘Fairness, transparency and a sense of responsibility towards the customer. Solving problems is the top priority and goes beyond any business logic. The team’s professionals also demonstrate great empathy towards clients and the issues underlying them.’

‘Withers’ dispute settlement team can take effective legal argumentation for both litigation / arbitration and negotiating out-of-court negotiation. The team is made up of young professionals gifted with flexibility and willingness to communicate even on a regular basis via telematic means.’

‘Great quality and excellence. The group is characterized by great legal competence, intuitive skills out of the ordinary and wise use of information and digital technology.’

‘Cristina Pagni and Massimo Sana are characterized by great professional skills, precision and knowledge of national and international law.’

‘Cristina Pagni is a trained professional, punctual and very focused on the result. She manages to be determined and decisive, but always elegant.’

Commercial, corporate M&A

‘Withers Studio Legale’s team is particularly well known for its work for clients from the design, fashion and luxury goods sectors. Roberta Crivellaro, who is a specialist within the food and wine sectors, is responsible for the firm’s four Italian desks, located in the US, Asia, Switzerland and the US. Sergio Anania heads the group alongside Crivellaro; he handles M&A, corporate finance and banking and restructuring mandates, especially those with a cross-border component”.

Real estate and construction

‘The firm is a one-stop shop when it comes to dealing in a foreign jurisdiction.‘

‘We were able to get professional advice on all critical aspects of our decision making (personal and corporate taxation, immigration, litigation, real estate, structuring etc).‘

‘The work and delivery of advice were smooth and efficient due to a strong inter-company culture.‘

‘The Italian team is a relatively small practice, but very joined up. It has the knowledge to face all situations and the people to cope with very wealthy clients and difficult opposing lawyers, in addition to being polite and pleasant.‘

‘Roberta Crivellaro was great in formulating the original legal position, given her extensive experience and understanding of the risks inherent in the Italian real estate market.‘

‘Roberta Crivellaro is now famous in the real estate world in Italy for her market competence. She and senior associate Mattia Biasi are the go-to people in our world.‘

‘Mattia Biasi’s handling of clients’ de-briefs and some of the drafting sessions led to efficient billing without jeopardising the quality of work.‘

Industry focus: luxury goods

‘It is a good firm in terms of the quality of professionals and hourly costs – I found the right balance with this practice.‘

Withers Studio Legale has assisted Italian clients and foreigners interested in Italy for over 30 years, offering a wide range of local and international services in many sectors. The firm works with Italian businesses expanding domestically or internationally, helping them safeguard and protect their business interests as well as advising individuals and family offices who need advice on issues such as estate planning, tax, property or immigration. To find out more about our global Italian team, please click here.