Barbara Calza is since year 2000 a partner at De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani.
Barbara’s practice is mainly focused on corporate law, specialising in domestic and cross border M&A transactions, transfer of going concerns, joint ventures and corporate restructuring as well as on commercial contracts.
Barbara has been assisting a number of clients both national and international (in particular, US, German, Swedish, French, Belgian and English clients) in the realization of business activities in Italy. She has also been assisting clients in companies’ restructuring (mergers, de-mergers, etc.) and in joint venture transactions both with Italian and foreign partners.
Complementary and parallel with the above, she is active in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements (supply, distribution, manufacturing, licensing consultancy, etc.) as per the clients’ need.
Barbara has also gained a relevant experience in the real estate area and in the retail regulatory practice, in assisting important clients of the Firm active in the retail sector.
She has developed an in-depth knowledge of the industry sectors of the clients she has represented for many years, including retail (a Swedish group active in the sale of furniture to consumer); chemicals (an US multinational); machine manufacturing (US manufacturer).
Barbara is regularly mentioned on Legal500 in the Corporate and M&A practice.
Assisting a global brand for the design and manufacture of highly engineered cryogenic equipment used in the liquid gas supply chain in the negotiation of a supply agreement for the manufacturing and supply of a highly specialised product to be used in the manufacturing of industrial vehicles.
Assisting a Chinese company, active, inter alia in the real estate investment sector, in the evaluation and structuring of an acquisition of a winery and relevant wineyards and annexed luxury hotel in a famous tourist Italian location on the Sardinia coast.
Assisted a specialty chemicals distributor in the acquisition of 100% participation of an Italian distributor of chemical products as well as of its French and Spanish subsidiaries. The assistance covered the legal due diligence activity, as well as the negotiation and drafting of the relative SPA and assistance to Closing.
Assisted a Swedish company in the negotiations and drafting of works contracts for the renovation and refurbishing works of an hotel owned by the same in one of the most famous location on the Italian Alps. The assistance covered also the negotiations of the project agreement and of the mandate to the director of works as well as all ancillary aspects and agreements.
She further assisted the client with respect of the full renovation of a nearby building to be used as dependence for the hotel, by negotiating and drafting the relevant contracts.
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Assisted a group of companies with headquarters located in the GCC region, offering industry’s comprehensive range of products and turn-key interiors and contracting solution provider, in terminating a Joint-venture agreement with its distressed Italian partner and assisting the same in all connected actions. Further assisting the client in relation to the consequences deriving from the subsequent bankruptcy of the Italian partner.
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Assisted an international brand name in pet care and wellness, manufacturing and selling a wide range of products for pet owners in the analyses, also with respect to the connected relative applicable stamp duties, for constituting a legal mortgage over a property of its Italian subsidiary, including, therefore, advising as to the most appropriate addressing of the relative loan under Italian applicable loan and in drafting the relative corporate documentation.
Thereafter, she assisted the same Group in the activities connected to the reorganization of the Italian company, including the connected corporate actions.
Assisted a US leading global provider of aviation services specializing in global defense & security, manufacturing and MRO, and commercial services in assessing the corporate governance status of its Italian subsidiaries and in evaluating the possible purchase of the minority stakes in the same. Besides the above, the firm assisted the client in checking ENAC present regulations with respect to the carrying out of air work activity and, particularly in checking the requirements for an Italian operator in order to legally carry out in Italy air work activities and, particularly, fire prevention air activities not directly covered by EU regulations.
Assisted a Brazilian subsidiary of a Brazilian listed company as well as its Italian wholly controlled entity in the organisation in Italy of the manufacturing and distribution processes of high quality design products through third party manufacturers and distributors, by drafting and negotiating the relevant contractual models. Further assisting its Italian subsidiary in the corporate issues relating to all ordinary and extraordinary corporate matters, in particular, in relation to operations on its capital stock.
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Admitted to the Italian Bar
Milan, Degree in Law, Milan Catholic University
Italian, English, French, German