My consulting: International, empathic, pragmatic and at the same time very deep in the subject.

As a Rechtsanwältin (lawyer) and avvocato (dual admission in Germany and Italy), I have been advising companies on cross-border issues for almost 20 years – always taking into account linguistic and cultural particularities. One of my focuses is on cross-border transactions between Germany and Italy. For me, good advice involves more than purely legal counsel. Conducting negotiations strategically and efficiently, taking into account the respective linguistic and cultural particularities, is an essential component.

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My Story

I advise you in these areas

With my dual license as a German lawyer and avvocato (Italy), I comprehensively assist my clients in corporate acquisitions and sales, both nationally and internationally (M&A, Private Equity, Venture Capital). My focus is on cross-border transactions between Germany and Italy. Due to my many years of experience in Italy, I have in-depth knowledge of the Italian market and therefore advise on both German and Italian commercial and corporate law.

I also specialize in commercial and distribution law, contract drafting and negotiation, and corporate restructuring, both nationally and internationally.

My specialisation area

Italian Desk

We specialise in all aspects of the German-Italian market. As experienced transaction lawyers, we support German investors in their ventures in Italy, establish branches or draft and negotiate distribution agreements.


Awards & Rankings

The Legal 500 Germany 2024 – Recommended Lawyers
Listed by The Legal 500 Germany as Recommended Lawyers: Dr. Oliver Baumann, Dr. Christian Strassberger, Sandra Bendler-Pepy
The Legal 500 Germany 2023 – Recommended Lawyers
Listed by The Legal 500 Germany as Recommended Lawyers: Dr. Oliver Baumann, Dr. Christian Strassberger, Sandra Bendler-Pepy, Dr. Louis Rönsberg and Emil Brodski


Subsidiary of an Italian railroad company

Advice on corporate and employment law issues, in particular also data protection

German stock corporation as parent company of an Italian publicly listed company

Advice on corporate law issues and cross-border corporate reorganizations

Multinational supplier of spray packaging solutions and aerosol filling equipment

Advice to the German subsidiary on corporate and employment law issues, in particular also on the sale/acquisition of a stake in the company

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Voices of our clients

Special thanks to Sandra for her outstanding professionalism and her mediation between the parties that has been so valuable to close the deal.
Cristiano N., Executive Chairman of a leading Italian industrial company with focus on renewable energies
Ms Bendler-Pepy assisted me in a complex matter relating to an inheritance and subsequent property sale. Both were successful. She worked efficiently by finding a balance between determination, competence and the goals to be achieved. With the support of her staff, she achieved all objectives. Time and cost targets were met. My sincere thanks go to Ms Bendler-Pepy and Ms Fiore.
Enrico P., Management consultant and company owner
The SLB LAW team, in particular Sandra Bendler-Pepy, provided us with excellent support in complex corporate and energy law issues. We were particularly impressed by the very solution-oriented and pragmatic approach.
Group General Counsel of a leading Italian stock corporation (manufacturing of technological products, services for the distribution and use of natural gas)
We have known SLB LAW in the person of Ms. Bendler-Pepy for several years and appreciate her competence in successfully handling our cases, and we will continue to rely on SLB LAW in the future.
Mauro T., Managing Director of an Italian industrial company
Sandra Bendler-Pepy is outstanding, and we rely on her experience, ethics and expertise in cross-border transactions between Italy and Germany.
The Legal 500 Deutschland 2024
Strong Italian Desk both in M&A and in all important areas of general commercial law.
The Legal 500 Deutschland 2024


SLB LAW advises the Italian Neulabs Group on the acquisition of Pentra GmbH
„The Legal 500 Germany“ – SLB LAW is one of the leading law firms in Germany
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