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Lorenzo Fratantoni

Counsel
+39.02.3030.291
Fax +39.02.3030.2933
Lorenzo Fratantoni is counsel in the firm’s Milan office. His practice mainly focuses on corporate law matters with respect to both contentious and non-contentious matters. He also advises domestic and international companies on complex commercial transactions. Mr. Fratantoni has significant experience and knowledge of the gambling and gaming industry and of the pharmaceutical and health care sector.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Fratantoni was a senior associate at other top ranked international law firms based in Milan. He focused his practice mainly on corporate law, including transactional matters (e.g. M&A, PE, public-to-private, venture capital deals, joint ventures, shareholder agreement) as well as litigation (e.g. R&W claims, BoD/statutory auditors liability, challenge of corporate resolutions, unfair competition). Mr. Fratantoni also developed a remarkable practice in commercial contracts, including negotiating and drafting of business outsourcing, and agency, international sales contracts and other complex business arrangements.

M&A

  • advice to a UK private company in the acquisition of a controlling interest into an Italian textile company (textile);
  • advice to MyLotto24 Ltd in the demerger and subsequent sale of Giochi24 S.r.l. (game & betting); 
  • advice to the Brazilian buyer in the acquisition of the entire capital of A.C. Monza e Brianza 1912 S.p.A. (sport & leisure);
  • advice to the founders in the sale of 75% of Via delle Perle S.p.A. to PE firm Argos (fashion);
  • advice to the Japanese company Taikisha Ltd in the acquisition of 51% of Geico S.p.A. (automotive);
  • advice to an Italian PE firm in the acquisition of minority stake in a insurance company (insurance);
  • advice to the US listed company Anika Ltd in the acquisition of 100% of Fidia Advanced Biopolymers (pharmaceutical);
  • advice to the Brazilian company JBS in the acquisition of 50% of Inalca S.p.A. (food);
  • advice to Ceva in the acquisition of 100% of Transitalia (logistics);
  • advice to Ceva in the acquisition of TNT line of business “Spedimac” (logistics);
  • advice to an Italian PE firm in the acquisition of 100% of Sonus S.p.A. (leisure).

Litigation

  • advice to pharmaceuticals companies in litigation against private and public health care entities to enforce supply contracts;
  • various legal actions, including request for urgency measures, brought before Italian Courts for breach of competition law;
  • advice to both sellers and buyers in litigation before Italian Courts as well as arbitration panels in relation to claim for breach of R&W made in share purchase agreements;
  • advice to an Italian holding company in relation to a legal action brought before a Tribunal to declare null and void share purchase agreement;
  • various legal actions (defendant as well as claimant side) for damages against former directors;
  • advice to the airline company Alitalia S.p.A. in several actions brought by consumers for breach of European-International aviation law.

Commercial Contracts

  • advice to the Greek listed company Creta Farm S.A. in the joint venture with GSI (food);
  • advice to Anika in distribution contracts of medical devices;
  • advice to several game & betting companies in B-to-A, B-to-B and B-to-C arrangements;
  • advice to a car rental company in outsourcing certain lines of business;
  • advice to an airline company in drafting its general T&C;
  • advice to both landlords and tenants in negotiating and drafting lease agreements;
  • sales of trademarks, patents, domain names, know how and client portfolio (both seller and buyer side).