Practices

Antitrust, Competition and Public Services

Within the field of competition, the firm assists its clients both before the national courts (ordinary and administrative), and in proceedings before independent authorities.

The firm has, among other things, concentrated on cases related to media antitrust law, with specific focus on their repercussion on the advertising market.

The firm also assists companies involved in issues related to misleading advertisements and unfair commercial practices.

The firm has equally addressed the regulation of services of general interest, with particular reference to the progressive liberalization of its different sectors, accomplished through the adoption of European directives, and by the subsequent implementation of legislative and administrative regulations.

 

Commercial and Corporate Law

The firm advices its clients in the field of corporate law, and tax-related issues.

The clients, both in Italy and abroad, are given legal advices from the early stages of incorporation in order to find the most suitable corporate governance solutions.

The firm assists Italian and foreign companies with regards to national and international contracts, aimed at defining different types of commercial transactions. Specifically, we assist our clients negotiating and drafting memorandum of understanding, confidentiality agreements, M&A contracts, joint ventures agreements, supply contracts, franchising agreements, real estate agreements, security agreements, loan agreements, factoring agreements, distance sales contracts, on-line service provider contracts, consulting agreements, employment agreements.

Particular attention is given to the analysis and handling of issues, including tax-related ones, regarding interdependent companies within complex corporate structures.

The firm advices its clients on issues concerning the “administrative” liability of companies (D.lgs. No. 231/2001), on the civil aspects of corporate and tax crimes, and, thanks to the collaboration with firms specializing in criminal law, provides legal assistance in banks’ and financial institutions’ directors and officers liability, bankruptcy crimes, false accountings, insider trading, criminal liability of officers and directors.

 

Credit Collection

The firm assists leading companies, holding large credit portfolios, in collecting their credits, dedicating to this task a specific department and investing significant resources aimed at an efficient and systematic recovers. The firm represents its clients in court in order to obtain judicial liens and to enforce them.

The firm represents and advices its clients in insolvency procedures and litigation.

 

Energy

The firm has acquired a specific knowledge and understanding of the energy market, with specific focus in the field of renewable energy, among other things assisting companies in the photovoltaic sector in disputes with competitors or suppliers of raw materials.

 

Intellectual Property


In the intellectual property sector, the firm deals with issues relating to the creation, ownership and protection of databases, copyright, domain names, software licenses and trademark, also assisting its clients in the protection of their rights in court.

 

Litigation

Ever since it was founded, the field of litigation law has been at the heart of the firm’s activity, which currently focuses on some of the most complex and significant cases in the country.

Throughout the years, the firm has dealt with a wide range of legal issues, achieving significant expertise in tort liability. The firm has, among other things, successfully represented its clients in cases concerning losses occurred as a result of a crime, Public Administration liability, directors and officers liability, product liability, unfair competition and media defamation.

 

Media Law And Advertisement Regulations

The firm assists various media companies, both at national and international level.

At Studio Legale Rubini, advice on different areas of media law is paired with a continuous updating of clients through the drafting of memorandums on industry regulations.

In the field of advertising, the firm provides legal advice on regulatory issues and represents its clients before the Giurì di Autodisciplina Pubblicitaria and before independent authorities (AGCM and AGCOM). The firm has gained experience in the drafting of sponsorship agreements.

Studio Legale Rubini assists its clients with regards to the evolution of the laws and regulations governing communications and Internet services, as well as concerning e-contracts. In particular, the firm provides legal advice in the field of regulation of electronic commerce and electronic transmission: e-contracts and general conditions of contract, providers liability, digital signature, terms of use of Internet portals, identification of competent jurisdiction and the law applicable to telematic transactions.

 

Privacy Protection

With regards to the protection of privacy, the firm's professionals provide advice, regularly updating the clients, with regard to the measures and regulations issued by the Italian Privacy Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali); they assist clients in carryout the requirements established by the regulations and the measures issued by the said Authority.