Italian Desk

SLB LAW’s Italian Desk is highly specialized in German-Italian legal advice. For us, Italy is much more than the popular vacation destination for Germans. Our in-depth knowledge of both legal systems, languages and culture gives us a unique selling point that sets us apart from other law firms in the market.

Your partner for all legal questions concerning the German-Italian market.

At SLB LAW, we have internalized the strong economic ties with Italy through our own professional experience gained in the country and have acquired an excellent knowledge of the German-Italian market. We live commercial law in cross-border constellations on a daily basis at the highest level.

Empathic, goal-oriented and fast.

SLB LAW has experts for all legal questions concerning the German-Italian market. The Italian Desk supports in particular German and Italian companies and investors in their cross-border transactions and business dealings in both German and Italian law. Experienced transaction lawyers of the Italian Desk have also been assisting German companies and investors with their ventures in Italy for years.

SLB LAW advises German clients or their Italian subsidiaries in M&A processes as well as in all important areas of general commercial law.

Individual, tailor-made and, above all, high-quality solutions are in the foreground.

In addition, we support our German clients also in more exotic matters together with our Italian cooperation partners  in establishing and expanding their business in Italy.

An experienced team

The Italian Desk is composed of experienced German and Italian lawyers who are at home in both legal systems, languages and cultures. Sandra Bendler-Pepy heads the Italian Desk. She worked for international business law firms in Milan for about 10 years and is also admitted as an Italian lawyer (Avvocato). She therefore also advises on Italian law and has an excellent network in Italy.

The perfect knowledge of the language and culture as well as the legal system of both countries enables the team to understand the needs of both entrepreneurs and corporations and to offer 360° legal advice in the field of business law. The fluent command of the German, Italian and English languages, as well as the familiarity with both legal systems and cultures, allows to convey contents in an understandable way and to conclude negotiations in a target-oriented way.

SLB LAW stands for judicial and extrajudicial advice and support at the highest level for German and Italian clients.

The best legal advice in accordance with the individual economic needs of the clients

The range of services offered by SLB LAW includes in particular the following areas:

  1. Cross-border corporate transactions and mergers

  2. Corporate law advice to subsidiaries (legal housekeeping)

  3. Establishment of companies or branches in the respective other country and advice on the choice of legal form

  4. Support in the structuring of procedures in international groups (liability issues, cash pool agreements, creation of reporting lines)

  5. Cross-border contract drafting and negotiation

  6. Drafting and negotiation of distribution agreements, commercial contracts and general terms and conditions of business

  7. IT, competition and data protection law

  8. Employment law, in particular the establishment, amendment and termination of employment relationships with managing directors and employees

  9. Acquisition and sale of real estate

  10. Financing of projects and insolvency law

  11. Out-of-court conflict resolution as well as conducting and accompanying legal disputes including enforcement of claims

  12. Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments

Your contact persons at the Italian Desk

Would you like to learn more about the Italian Desk or are you looking for experts who can support your company? If you have any questions, attorney Sandra Bendler-Pepy will be happy to answer them personally at any time. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sandra Bendler-Pepy

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

Sandra Bendler-Pepy
Rechtsanwältin (Lawyer), Partner
Avvocato (Italy)

„Commercial contracts, precise and to the point. For Italian companies in Germany.“

Joel Cronjaeger
Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Joel Cronjaeger


Eurotech S.P.A. – Cross-Border-Transaction

Advising the Italian listed public company Eurotech S.P.A., a leading provider of edge computing solutions for mission-critical applications, on the acquisition of the German company InoNet Computer GmbH

Italian stock corporation in the energies/oil & gas sector

Advice to an Italian energy group on the acquisition of a majority stake in a strategic German company in the gas and biomethane sector

German company of a leading Italian hosting group

Legal advice on the acquisition of a German IT services company

Voices of our clients

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
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
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
When I think of working with SLB LAW, two words immediately come to mind in addition to their competence: "Responsive and cooperative". It's like being part of the same company.
CEO of a German industrial group
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)

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