Commercial contracts

Santini & Partners provides expert assistance and counsel in connection with domestic and international commercial deals, of any nature, including construction contracts in the yachting, shipping and real estate sector, agency contracts, distribution contracts, franchising contracts, joint ventures contracts, asset purchase contracts. Thanks to the cooperation with reputable tax and accounting experts our firm is able to assist our clients in relation to all legal, accounting and tax issues related to the deal, and to follow-up the entire operation from the strategic planning, to the negotiation and drafting of all contractual documents, to the closing of the deal.

Mergers & acquisitions

Santini & Partners has deep expertise in mergers & acquisitions of Italian companies and offers a wide range of services including due-diligence activity, drafting and negotiating acquisitions contracts, shares purchase contracts and related securities. Our lawyers have been involved in several acquisitions of Italian companies from foreign investors.


Santini & Partners provides a full range of corporate legal services which includes among the others incorporation of joint stock and limited liability companies in Italy and in any other EU and non-EU jurisdictions, corporate management and accounting, drafting and negotiating of shareholders' agreements, assisting in connection with capital increases, extraordinary operations, liquidation and bankruptcy processes. Our lawyers represent clients in shareholders and board meetings, and assist corporate clients in preparing and drafting corporate resolutions as well as keeping corporate records and books a tour office.

Bankruptcy & restructuring

Santini & Partners has recognized expertise in the bankruptcy and insolvency sector. Our lawyers have been assisting clients, either domestic and foreign, in some relevant procedures of compromise with creditors for Italian companies, restructuring proceedings, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, including concordato preventivo, accordi di ristrutturazione dei debiti in Italy. Our assistance includes due-diligence activity, preparation and drafting of all Court files, representing debtor both in pre-litigation and litigation phases relating to bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings and in all judgments related to them, representing and assisting the debtor in connection with tax debts arrangements (transazione fiscale).

Tort law & civil law

Santini & Partners deals with all cases of tort law, both contractual and non-contractual, including professional liability, real estate and procurement law, providing its assistance either before court or out of court. The firm also provides legal assistance in the field of payables and with reference to any substantial and procedural legal issues relating to the enforcement of the debts recovery. It provides this assistance either out of court - through activities aimed at recovery - and before the court through the drafting of injunctions, writs of enforcement, pledges on securities and on movable and immovable properties..

Litigation & arbitration

Santini & Partners faces all the aspects of commercial litigation, including corporate disputes, contract disputes, disputes over intellectual property rights, trade-marks disputes, and international disputes. Our litigation lawyers are able to represent clients before any domestic Court of jurisdiction including the Supreme Court. The firm has an excellent expertise in domestic and international arbitration in relation to commercial disputes in general, and to shipping & yachting disputes, insurance disputes and finance disputes in particular. Our lawyers often acts as arbitrators in arbitration panels, either as co-arbitrators and Chairman.

Banking & finance

Santini & Partners has deep expertise in relation to finance contracts of any kind, including bank financing, asset financing, mortgage loans, lombard loans, mezzanine loans, leasing of assets. Its lawyers assist clients in relation to credit committee approval process, drafting and negotiating of loan agreement and related security package, fulfilling of any conditions precedent, draw-down and repayment. The Firm has specific expertise in relation to yacht & ship finance contracts and leasing contracts.