SLCD provides legal assistance and advisory services on matters of antitrust law, both nationally and throughout the European Union, in particular in the evaluation and presentation of notices relating to merger transactions, in proceedings relating to abuse of dominant market positions and restrictive agreements among competitors.
International & EU Law
SLCD provides legal assistance and advisory services in international transactions, in relation to the determination of jurisdiction, applicable law, interpretation and application of international conventions and treaties and the enforcement of foreign judgments.
SLCD also provides legal services in EU law issues, with particular reference to those regarding free circulation of goods, persons, services, money and State aid, as well as in the areas relating to privatization processes (energy, transportation and communication).
National & International Contract Law
SLCD provides legal assistance and advisory services in drafting and negotiating domestic and international commercial contracts, with particular reference to agreements relating to: agency, distribution, joint venture, leasing and franchising, licensing, research and development, marketing, supply and sub-supply, administration, transportation, shipping and commercial leasing.
Commercial and Civil Litigation - Arbitration
SLCD provides legal assistance and advisory services in most areas of civil and commercial litigation, both in the precautionary and ordinary procedures, with particular reference to disputes in front of the specialized courts in matters of industrial and intellectual property law and in all of the areas of corporate and bankruptcy law.
Taking into consideration the length of time and costs involved in judicial litigation which often create serious damages, SLCD also provides legal assistance in the area of ADR methods such as arbitration, mediation and conciliation.
Intellectual Property Law
TRADEMARKS & DESIGN
SLCD provides legal assistance and advisory services in matters of trademarks and designs, and guarantees, thanks to its close collaboration with experienced trademark attorneys both nationally and abroad, assistance in litigation, before the Italian courts and in front of the European Union Trademark Office.
SLCD provides legal assistance and advisory services in the area of patents, thanks to its close collaboration with experienced patent attorneys both nationally and abroad, with the scope of optimizing the commercial use of the inventions by way of drafting licensing contracts and also by acting in front of both the Italian judiciary and customs authorities.
TRADE SECRETS & KNOW HOW
SLCD provides legal assistance and advisory services in the drafting of agreements for the protection of know-how and industrial secrets, and in the drafting of Non-Disclosure Agreements.
SLCD provides legal assistance and advisory services, both in court and extra-judicially, in the protection of copyrights overseeing all aspects that regard the creation, marketing, sponsorship and protection of the creator’s rights.
SLCD provides legal assistance and advisory services with reference to real estate deals, overseeing both the drafting and negotiating of preliminary, in-kind exchanges, rental, bidding and leasing contracts, as well as the securing of financial backing and identification of financial partners.
and Credit Recovery
SLCD is active in the area of corporate insolvency and crisis and provides legal assistance and advisory services in all aspects of insolvency and bankruptcy procedures as well as in reorganization and debt restructuring processes.
SLCD also assists its Clients in various credit recovering activities, both at national and international level.
Privacy Law and
Responsibility of Legal Entities
SLCD provides advisory services in the area of protection of personal information with particular reference to the revision of documentation and internal processes to conform with the provisions of Legislative Decree196/2003 (“Privacy Code”).
SLCD also provides legal assistance and consultancy on issues related to the responsibility of legal entities for crimes committed by their members (Legislative Decree 231/2001). The Firm assists Clients in drafting the “Model of organization, management and control”, in keeping the Model up to date with the legislation and in adjusting it to the periodical changes in the corporate organization.
SLCD provides legal assistance and advisory services in diverse aspects of energy deals: from the commercial contract sector (joint ventures, EPC and O&M contracts) to assistance in the administrative procedures for approvals and in ongoing relationships with the Public Authorities up to the project financing phase.
In the sector of renewable energy and energy savings, SLCD provides integrated consultancy services thanks to a close collaboration with E.S.Co. Company and scientific advisors.
SLCD provides legal assistance and advisory services in all areas of employment law with specific reference to salaried employment contracts and quasi-salaried and autonomous employment contracts, professional sick leave, disciplinary procedures, both individual and collective termination procedures, workplace safety, interactions with company management, non-competition and secrecy agreements, restrictive post-employment limitations, incentive packages and stock options and individual and collective job transfers.
Corporate - Mergers & Acquisitions
SLCD provides legal assistance and advisory services for all types of M&A and corporate transactions, from the structuring stage through the completion of the deal and to the post-closing activities.
SLCD assists the Client in its day-by-day activity and throughout the development of the company’s existence, with particular reference to transfers of shares, contributions, sale and lease of business, the negotiation, drafting, execution and post-execution of joint ventures, mergers, spin-offs, admittance of new financial partners and exit strategies.
SLCD provides legal assistance and advisory services in the protection and evaluation of geographical indications assisting consortiums in preparing all necessary documentation for the registration of new protected indications (DOP, IGP, DO, IG, etc.) and in court, in counteracting the improper uses of the indications and interference with commercial marks.
SLCD provides legal assistance and advisory services in the areas of production, commercialization, inspection and communication for agricultural and alimentary products with particular reference to: sanitary-hygiene regulations, alimentary security, labeling and advertising of alimentary products, freedom of movement and shipping, business planning, management of relationships with the relevant governing bodies that inspect and verify conformity to food safety standards (haccp, microbiologic criteria, crisis management), commercialization of “special” foods (nutritional supplements, novel foods, foods destined for a particular alimentation, enriched foods, additives, aromas, and genetically modified foods).
Information Technology & Domain Name
SLCD provides legal assistance and advisory services in the area of Information Technology, in court assisting the Client in litigation matters that arise following violations of personality rights, industrial property rights, and IT crimes (spamming, phishing, cyber-squatting, etc.), and in the extra-judicial settings in relation to IT contracts for: on-line companies, web development, hosting and content management, protection of the creator’s rights, on-line privacy and security, electronic advertising of works, multimedia works licenses, and service provider liability.
SLCD in the area of domain names provides, extra-judicially, advisory services for the registration, transfer and licensing of domain names, and in court, provides assistance both in front of the Italian courts and in front of the Registration Authority in settlements connected to the reassignment of domain names.