Masotti Cassella

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We are an international business law firm based in Milan, established in 1965.

Our firm comprises a multi-disciplinary practice of lawyers and tax accountants, with a diverse range of skills and backgrounds. Our team includes dual-qualified Italian and English lawyers together with Italian Dottori Commercialisti (qualified tax practitioners).

Many of our clients are fast growing and several are leaders in their industry sectors.

With established relationships with selected law firms in important business centres across the US, Europe and Asia, we provide our clients with a combination of in-depth local knowledge and a unique global perspective.

We are organized around the following practice areas: corporate and commercial (including M&A), corporate compliance, banking and finance, insolvency and restructuring, tax, life sciences, project finance, employment, administrative law and real estate, litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property.


Administrative and real estate                               Francesca Masotti
Administrative and real estate                               Carlo Piatti
Banking and finance                                                Mascia Cassella
Corporate and commercial                                     Luca Masotti
Corporate compliance                                             Mascia Cassella
Employment                                                              Barbara Cassol
Insolvency and restructuring                                 Mascia Cassella
Insolvency and restructuring                                 Francesca Masotti
Life sciences                                                             Luca Masotti
Litigation and arbitration                                        Luca Masotti
Litigation and arbitration                                        Carlo Piatti
Project finance and energy                                     Mascia Cassella
Tax                                                                              Francesca Maso



Key Contacts


Luca Masotti
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Francesca Masotti
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Mascia Cassella
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Carlo Piatti
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Firm Rankings

Band 4


Band 4


Life Sciences
Band 3


Lawyer Rankings


Defensive medicine in view of the third reform in 10 years

Quello della responsabilità medica resta uno dei settori più appetibili nell’ambito legale. Un ambito che però presenta ancora luci e ombre e che richiede sempre più una maggiore specializzazione. C’è da dire che dall’introduzione della legge 24/2017 ci sono stati sicuramente degli effetti positivi, come la riduzione dei costi della cosiddetta «medicina difensiva». A rivelarlo […]

The Italian Sunshine Act imposes greater transparency…

Main features of the regime 1. Foreword On 31 May 2022, the Italian Parliament approved Law 62/2022, also referred to as the Sunshine Act to regulate dealings “between manufacturing companies, subjects operating in the health sector, and health organisations”. The Act (published in the Official Gazette no. 135 of 11 June 2022) came into force […]

Medical Devices: Advertising That Does Not Require Authorisation

Italy continues with the harmonisation of its system with the MDR and IVDR. Previous measures (commencing with Legislative Decrees 137/2022 and 138/2022) established the categories of devices for which advertising is prohibited: i.e. (i) custom-made MDs; (ii) MDs requiring the mandatory assistance of a doctor or other health professional for use; (iii) MDs requiring a […]

Legislative Decrees on Medical Devices

On September 13 2022, Legislative Decrees on medical devices (137/2022) and in vitro diagnostics (138/2022) were published in Italy’s Official Gazette. These measures harmonize Italian law with the new EU Regulations 745/2017 and 746/2017 (“Regulations”) – amending and repealing (with specific timelines) the previous decrees – and introduce a new legislative framework consistent with the […]

Tax concessions for the purchase of electricity and gas – “Energy” Decree and “Ukraine” Decree

I DL n.17/2022 (“Decreto Energia”) e DL 21/2022 (“Decreto Ucraina”) hanno introdotto alcune agevolazioni fiscali per il contenimento dei costi sostenuti per l’acquisto dell’energia elettrica e del gas naturale e per contrastare gli effetti economici e umanitari della crisi ucraina. Il DL n.17/2022 (Decreto Energia), prevede le seguenti agevolazioni fiscali: – all’articolo 4, un credito […]

National Recovery and Resilience Plan (“NRRP”) – Mission 6: Health

Introduction The pandemic has made some critical aspects of a structural nature even more evident in the health sector, which in the future could be aggravated by the increased demand for care resulting from the ongoing demographic, epidemiological and social trends; in particular: (i)   significant territorial disparities in the provision of services; (ii)  inadequate synchronisation […]

Medical Devices and Advertising in Italy

Prior to the innovations introduced by Article 7 of the Medical Device Directive 2017/745 (the “MDR”) there was little uniformity of approach or guidance on the issue of advertising and what statements could be made in relation to medical devices (“Advertising). There was no reference to Advertising in the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC of 14 […]

Press Releases

Expands its Family Office with Studio Legale Quinti Zappa

Masotti Cassella, the boutique Italian firm accustomed to working alongside entrepreneurs – specialising in cross-border transactions, taxation and advisory services – enriches its range of services in the increasingly popular family office consultancy with the arrival of Studio Legale Quinti Zappa, a firm specialised in family and juvenile law. This important asset, strengthens the synergic […]

10 Jul 2023
Assists Glenmark Pharmaceuticals with the acquisition of Sintesy Pharma

Milan, 26 April 2023 – Masotti Cassella assisted Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited (a leading Indian multinational pharmaceutical company with its entry into the Italian territory through the acquisition of 100% of Sintesy Pharma S.r.l. As a result of the acquisition, Glenmark now has a direct presence in the Italian market and further opportunities to strengthen its […]

03 May 2023
Avignonesi becomes a benefit company with Masotti Cassella Milan

The historic Avignonesi winery, founded  in  1974 in Montepulciano and acquired in 2009 by Virginie Saverys,  a  Belgian entrepreneur who led  the turning point towards  an organic and biodynamic agriculture, has become  a Benefit Society. To accompany Avignonesi in the new path of sustainability, was  Studio Masotti Cassella. The      corporate  vocation of Avignonesi, leader in […]

05 Apr 2023
Masotti Cassella: Advised in the closing of the acquisition of SAET by Falck Renewables

The transaction involving Falck Renewables S.p.A. has been finalized in these hours.  acquire 60%  of the  shares of SAET S.p.A.,  the  Paduan company leader  in the  design and construction of high voltage electrical systems  and  in the  construction   of  energy storage systems. The  agreed price, amounting to approximately EUR 5.5 million, was  financed entirely from  […]

05 Apr 2023
Masotti Cassella: Advised Wienerberger in Italy

Milan, 31 January 2023 Wienerberger, the Austrian building materials giant, has signed an agreement for the acquisition of the activities in Italy, France, Spain and the United States of Terreal, founded in Surenes over 150 years ago and one of the major European suppliers of innovative solutions for renovation of facades and roofs, which operates […]

03 Feb 2023

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