Cajola & Associati has a tradition of excellence as to the quality of the legal services provided to our clients and has been ranked by the European Legal 500 (2007 EMEA Edition) as one of the leading firms in Italy, in the areas of Corporate, M&A and Intellectual Property Law.
Founded in Milan by Alberto Cajola in 1966, Cajola & Associati is a domestic and international general legal practice.
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Riccardo G. Cajola

Admitted in Italy, Supreme Court  

Expertise:

Corporate, with particular focus on:

  • M&A, equity and asset sale and purchases
  • Private equity, asset management funds and family offices
  • Real estate

Tax, with particular focus on:

  • Transfer pricing
  • Tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, as well as company reorganisations
  • International tax planning
  • Inheritance and estate planning
  • Real estate transactions

Foreign languages:

  • English and Spanish

Member:

  • International Bar Association – I.B.A. (Treasurer – International Sales Committee, since 2017
  • Website and Communication Officer – Professional Ethics Committee since 2017)
  • U.I.A. Union Internationale Des Avocats (Tax Commission Officer since 2017)

Background:

  • Co-Author of “Copyright Infringement”, The Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, 2018 Edition, published by Kluwer Law International B.V.
  • Co-Author of the paper published by UNCITRAL: “Implementing the Business and Human Rights Framework: How Could Uncitral Bridge the Gap?”, 2017
  • Editor of “Cross Border Transactions: A Drafting Guide for International Sales Contracts”, Project of the I.B.A., International Sales Committee, 2015
  • Author of the Italian Chapter of the book “International Corporate Law Compendium”, 2010 Edition, published by Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Co-Author of “ItalyLaw: Formation of Business Entities in Italy and China”, 2010 Edition, published by G. Giappichelli Editore – Turin
  • Author of the Italian Chapter of “Getting the Deal Through: Securities Finance”, from 2007 until 2013 Editions, published by Law Business Research Ltd.
  • Legislative Advisor & Counsel for Foreign Policy at DC Congressional Delegation, Washington D.C., 1999

Education:

  • University of Milan (J.D., 1995);
  • L.U.I.S.S. University of Rome, Post Graduate Program in International Business Law, 1997;
  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington D.C., LL.M. in International Legal Studies, 1999.

E-mail: rgc@cajola.com

Alberto Cajola
Admitted in Italy, Supreme Court

Expertise:

  • M&A and corporate, with focus on both asset deals and share deals
  • Real estate
  • Banking

Foreign languages:

  • English and French

Background:

  • Honorary Legal Advisor: British Chamber of Commerce for Italy
  • Sir James Henderson School of Milan
  • Australian Trade Commission in Milan
  • Panel Arbitrators Swiss Chamber of Commerce

Member:

  • International Bar Association

Education:

  • University of Milan (J.D., 1963)

E-mail: ac@cajola.com

Roberto Cordini
Admitted in Italy, Supreme Court

Expertise:

  • Commercial and Tax litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance

Foreign languages:

  • French and English

Education:

  • University of Milan (J.D., 1978)

E-mail: rc@cajola.com

Margherita Rotondi

Admitted in Italy 

Expertise:

  • Agency & distribution
  • Labour law
  • Intellectual property

Foreign languages:

  • English

Background:

  • Co-Author:”L’agenzia nella Giurisprudenza, Raccolta Sistematica di Giurisprudenza Commentata”, pages 711, Dott. A. Giuffré S.p.A. Ed., 2004

Education:

  • University of Milan (J.D., 2000)

E-mail: mr@cajola.com

Laura Citroni
Admitted in Italy

Expertise:

  • Contracts
  • Commercial & civil law litigation

Foreign languages:

  • English, French and Spanish

Background:

  • Author of “La bancarotta semplice nel diritto italiano ed in quello spagnolo”, Commercio Internazionale, Ipsoa, 15 novembre 2005, n. 21
  • “Sureté marittime: bilan et perspectives du code ISPS”, Marine, Janvier 2006, n. 210; “La bancarotta fraudolenta nel diritto italiano e nel diritto spagnolo”, Commercio Internazionale, Ipsoa, 15 novembre 2006, n. 11

Education:

  • University of Milan (J.D. 2001)

E-mail: lc@cajola.com

Irene D'Onghia
Admitted in Italy

Expertise:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Civil law disputes and litigation

Foreign languages:

  • English

Education:

  • University of Milan (J.D. 1984)

E-mail: id@cajola.com

Francesca Rimoldi
Admitted in Italy

Expertise:

  • Commercial and civil law litigation

Foreign languages:

  • English

Background:

  • Assistant professor in “Istituzioni di Diritto privato” at University of Brescia. Languages: Italian and English

Education:

  • University of Milan (J.D. 2002)

E-mail: fr@cajola.com

Francesca Talamini
Admitted in Italy

Expertise:

  • Commercial litigation and employment

Foreign languages:

  • English and French

Education:

  • University of Bologna (J.D., cum laude, 1988)

Email: ft@cajola.com

Guido Pignanelli
TAX ADVISOR AND CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT
Admitted as chartered accountant in Italy

Expertise:

  • Tax advice
  • Auditing

Foreign languages:

  • English

Education:

  • University L. Bocconi of Milan, Doctor in Business and Economics, with laude

E-mail: gp@cajola.com

Carla Martins Branco – Of counsel

Admitted in Portugal

Expertise:

  • Corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions

  • Commercial law

  • Environmental law

  • Energy and natural resources

Foreign languages:

  • Portuguese, Spanish and English

Education:

  • Admitted to Portuguese Bar Association (1995)

  • Post-Graduate in “Internet, Copyright and Electronic Commerce Law”, Portuguese Association of Intellectual Property Law, faculty of Law, University of Lisbon (2000)

  • Post-Graduate in Energy, University of Lisbon (2009)

  • Law Degree, University of Lisbon Law School (J.D. 1992)

E-mail: cmb@cajola.com

Since September 2008, in order to assist those companies investing in China and Singapore and to facilitate their internationalization process, Cajola & Associati has been operating in those Countries in partnership with the local firm HJM Asia Law & Co. LLC under the common trade name HJM Asia & Cajola. The partnership has offices in Guangzhou, Guangdong region of China and Singapore (www.hjmasiacajola.com).

HJM Asia & Cajola comprises a team of professionals of both firms correspondent in English, Chinese Mandarin, Italian and French, assisting the partnership’s clients throughout their process of establishment and growth in China and Singapore.

HJM Asia & Cajola may offer to the clientele a valuable professional experience in the following sectors: Business strategy, acquisitions, joint ventures, manufacturing bases, legal and tax advice.

For more information on the services of HJM Asia & Cajola:

www.hjmasiacajola.com
info@hjmasiacajola.com

Riccardo G. Cajola
rcajola@hjmasiacajola.com

Caroline Berube
cberube@hjmasiacajola.com

Guangzhou office:
B-1002 R&F Full Square Plaza, No. 16 Ma Chang Rd.

Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
China 510623
Phone: +86 20 8121 6605
Fax: +86 20 8121 6505

Singapore office:
49, Kim Yam Road
Singapore 239353
Phone: +65 6755 9019
Fax: +65 6755 9017