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International Legal Service

Overview

MG+M The Law Firm’s international practice affiliation with Studio Legale Scognamiglio (SLSLEX) of Naples, Italy, provides international legal services to our US-based clients doing work in Italy and across the European Union. Through this partnership, we also provide premium legal services to SLSLEX's vast Italian and EU clientele in US matters. The affiliated firms' combined service offerings include all areas of commercial dispute—including experience before the International Arbitration Court (ICC) in Geneva—corporate transactions, governmental disputes, immigration law, international higher-education counseling, cross-border arbitration, litigation and risk management, as well as vast experience and counseling in US and EU court systems.

Founded and managed by Giovanni Scognamiglio, SLSLEX is an international law firm with a worldwide reach, thanks to its well-developed professional network and relationships. Giovanni is highly regarded for his ability to find simple and effective solutions to complex matters, often avoiding costly litigation. The firm is an international legal services and business leader in Italy, concentrating its efforts in the South of Italy. It is one of the few international law firms in this region of Italy. During the last 25 years, SLSLEX has assisted more than 300 companies and individuals in cross-border business transactions, contracts, arbitration and litigation cases, covering four continents and nearly 25 countries.

International Corporate and Business Law
SLSLEX is well-versed in international corporate law, with more than 25 years of experience handling both domestic and cross border business transactions. Companies across industries with business in the United States and Europe turn to SLSLEX and MG+M’s Corporate Law + Transactions Practice for legal assistance with matters related to M&A, commercial contracts and disputes, labor and administration issues, and more. Our firms partner to support our clients’ companies throughout the business life cycle and find solutions tailored to your business. 

Arbitration and Alternative Disputes Resolution
SLSLEX lawyers frequently represent clients in alternative disputes resolution (ADR) procedures, including acting as mediators under the world’s leading ADR and arbitration institutions. As a litigation-focused firm handling all aspects of the litigation process, MG+M lawyers are also experienced in ADR and commercial disputes, and partner with SLSLEX to find the best dispute resolution process to meet clients’ needs. Clients often find that the privacy, flexibility, efficiency and lower costs of ADR make it a logical choice in business disputes of all kinds, including complex commercial disputes.

Insurance Law
Litigating an average of 600 cases per year, SLSLEX is a well-established fiduciary law firm representing some of the most prominent Italian and European insurance groups in civil and criminal matters. SLSLEX supports companies through the full range of insurance issues in judicial representation and extra-judicial settlements. MG+M provides insurance defense and advises on compliance with insurance industry protocols. We have over 20 years of experience acting as national coordinating counsel, national trial counsel and regional coordinating counsel for insurance companies and their insureds.  

Aviation and Shipping
SLSLEX advises aircraft manufacturers and commercial aviation services providers on contracts, business transactions, cross-border litigation, mediation and settlements. MG+M’s deep bench of attorneys working within our Corporate Law + TransactionsMaritime Litigation, and Trucking + Transportation Litigation Practices partners with SLSLEX on these types of matters for clients across myriad industries.

Trainees Network
SLSLEX hosts and trains foreign outstanding law students and young lawyers through its foreign visiting attorney program, in which MG+M participates. Through this program, the firm has built a network of foreign attorneys across several European and foreign jurisdictions, including Spain, France, Germany, Finland, Turkey, Poland, China, Holland and the United States. 

Investment Fund Incentives Available in Italy 
In 2021, Italy launched the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) as part of the Next Generation EU (NGEU) program. The NRRP is designed to lessen the economic and social impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. MG+M and SLSLEX provide clients in the United States with legal guidance on accessing these incentives for investment. Learn more about the NRRP and obtaining and investing these funds across multiple industries including hospitality, environmental, education, technology and healthcare.