Legal consultancy for businesses and private individuals in Italy

Christoph Perathoner & Partner, a German-Italian law firm with head offices in Bolzano and Padua (Italy), is managed by four founding partners who are assisted by highly motivated legal practitioners and a reliable network of local collaboration partners in Austria and Germany. In German-speaking regions, the firm is best connected through its locations in Munich and Innsbruck.

Apart from comprehensive consultation and representation of businesses and private individuals in civil and administrative law, our legal work focuses on private and public commercial law and commercial criminal law in Italy.

We assist businesses, particularly those located in German-speaking countries and Italy, both out of court and in court when necessary. We provide support with business acquisitions and sales and structure company successions and are also points of contact for procurement law and supporting and structuring public-private partnership projects of various shapes and sizes. We also help private individuals as well as businesses with, among other things, the acquisition or sale of real estate in Italy, Austria and Germany.

Last but not least, we consult and represent clients in proceedings before national and European institutions and authorities in Italy, Austria and Germany.

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Economy & Businesses

Real Estate & Land Use

Transport & Traffic

Public Administration & Procurement

Contracts & Liability

Inheritance & Estate Management

Intellectual Property & Competition

Banks & Insurances

Taxes & Finances

Criminal Commercial Law

What sets us apart

In addition to their work as lawyers, the partners and attorneys of our firm also work or have worked in the academic field or in teaching, for example at the Universities of Padua, Treviso and Innsbruck.

This combination of practical and academic experience enables us to advise and represent clients in Italian, European and international law with a high degree of solid yet creative expertise. Our university networks allow us to promptly and directly refer to external university expertise in a wide range of areas should the complexity of a mandate require.

Lastly, in addition to extensive experience before all courts and high courts, the partners of our firm have relevant experience as arbitrators before (inter)national courts of arbitration. Close cooperation with a renowned international tax consultancy firm and an established notary firm round out our comprehensive range of services.

All of this has enabled us to diligently pursue and successfully handle almost all legal mandates in private and public commercial law.

Portrait Christhop Perathoner LL.M., Partner und Namensgeber der Kanzlei, Rechtsanwalt

Christoph Perathoner

Portrait Univ.-Prof. Francesco Volpe, Partner der Kanzlei, Rechtsanwalt

Francesco Volpe

Portrait Univ.-Prof. Carola Pagliarin, Partnerin der Kanzlei, Rechtsanwältin

Carola Pagliarin

Portrait Lorenz Ebner, Partner der Kanzlei, Rechtsanwalt

Lorenz Ebner

Our clients’ needs take centre stage

We are attorneys and legal scholars with passion. We employ our knowledge and abilities to provide clients with quick, practical and above all useful solutions for their legal issues. For us, the highest level of comprehensive and professional consulting and support is a given.

In addition, the partners of the firm are equally rooted in the German and Italian cultures. In this respect, not only are we able to provide legal support in Italy to clients from German-speaking regions absent language barriers, but we are also able to consider and overcome cultural differences when necessary.

Moreover, our practice with locations and collaboration partners in Italy, Austria and Germany enables us to work successfully with clients across borders throughout German-speaking regions and Italy with the requisite degree of flexibility and efficiency.



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