Awards and Acknowledgments

Client Choice

Awarded by the selection Client Choice 2020 in the Italy/Competition & Antitrust category on Lexology magazine

Client Choice, February 2020

Ranked by Toplegal for 2020

The Firm is ranked in the Top Legal Corporate and M&A guide for 2020. In particular, Roberto Donnini is ranked among the M&A top professionals and Alessandro Pilarski as Outstanding Counsel


Corporate/M&A e Private Equity - 2020

THE FIRM: ‘Excellent expertise, multidisciplinary character, outstanding readiness and flexibility are the strong points of the Firm that stand out both in the CORPORATE/M&A and PRIVATE EQUITY areas. Among its clients it counts Ansaldo Sts, Augustea Atlantica, Intralot Group and Western Union. 

PROFESSIONALS: Roberto Donnini, recognized for Corporate and M&A transactions, has assisted Gamenet in the acquisition of GoldBet. Alessandro Pilarski, considered as a ‘great professional’, has assisted Lutech, leader of One Equity Partners IT activities in Italy, in the acquisition of the entire sharecapital of CDM Tecnoconsulting, Pivotal and Cimworks.


TopLegal RANKED IN 2020, February 2020

CDP&Associates mentioned by IFLR in Finance and M&A. Tier 5.

International Financial Law Review, November 2019

CDP mentioned by Benchmark Litigation

The firm advise clients in financial disputes, corporate and commercial disputes and disputes concerning IP rights infringements. Key clients for the firm include Hitachi Rail, Dubai Aerospace enterprise and Basic Italia.

Benchmark Litigation, October 2019

Giulio Tognazzi mentioned in the Leaders League guide

Giulio Tognazzi highly recommended in Banking & Finance

Leaders League, October 2019

Giulio Tognazzi mentioned in the guide IFLR 1000

Giulio Tognazzi mentioned in the guide IFLR1000 as an highly regarded lawyer.

IFLR1000, October 2019

Rino Caiazzo chairs the session 'Liberalization of services and Antitrust'

Within the V National Conference of the Italian Antitrust Association, Mr Rino Caiazzo chairs the session ' Liberalization of services and Antitrust' held in the Pocetti conference hall, at the Istituto degli Innocenti in Florence.


The talk has been introduced by Mr Alberto Heimler (Scuola Nazionale dell'Amministrazione); other participants: Alfredo Macchiati (Oxera), Thomas Micarelli (Uber), Filippo Fioretti (Pavia e Ansaldo), Anna Argentati (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato)

Istituto degli Innocenti, Firenze, May 2019

Giulio Tognazzi mentioned in Legal 500, band 5.

Giulio Tognazzi is 'outstanding in terms of preparation, understanding of the work, experience and availability'.

Giulio Tognazzi advised BNL, and other banks, on a revolving credit facility for Ariston Thermo.

Rino Caiazzo ranked in Chambers&Partners

Competition/European Law - Italy
Band 2
Rino Caiazzo of Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati - CDP Studio Legale demonstrates strong expertise in private enforcement, anti-competitive agreements and unfair commercial practices. One client explains: "He has in-depth knowledge of competition law, long experience with the Italian Competition Authority and a strong practical sense when dealing with issues."

TMT: Telecommunications - Italy
Band 2
Rino Caiazzo of Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati - CDP Studio Legale is a vastly experienced telecoms practitioner. He represents key sector clients in administrative proceedings across Italy.

Roberto Donnini ranked in Chambers

both in the Global and in the European guide

Corporate/M&A - Italy
Band 5
Roberto Donnini  of Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati - CDP Studio Legale's expertise covers M&A transactions, joint venture agreements and corporate governance advices. "He is business-driven and is a great negotiator," say interviewees.

CDP mentioned as an excellence in Leaders League’s 2019 guide "Litigation & Competition"

The firm has been ranked as 'excellent' in Competition & Antitrust Litigation category in Leaders League’s 2019 guide "Litigation & Competition".

Leaders League, March 2019
Fonte: Leaders League

Giulio Tognazzi mentioned as 'an absolute star' by Legal 500

CDP Studio Legale’s Giulio Tognazzi is ‘an absolute star’.

Recently, he assisted Banca Nazionale and Intesa San Paolo with a real estate project financing.


Legal 500, February 2019

Transaction & Deals 2018

Giulio Tognazzi mentioned among the highly reccomended lawyers by the publication Transaction & Deals, edition 2018.


Transaction & Deals 2018, October 2018
Fonte: Leaders League Intelligence Report & Directory Series


Rino Caiazzo and Giulio Tognazzi mentioned among the best Italian lawyers by the Best Lawyers review.

Mr Caiazzo stands out  in Competition, EU Law, Regulatory Practice, Telecommunications Law.

Mr Tognazzi is specifically mentioned in Banking and Finance Law.

Best Lawyers, June 2018
Fonte: Best Lawyers

Giulio Tognazzi mentioned as the most frequently cited lawyers of the year

«Excellent. He knows everything and has a true passion for the law. Dedication to client. Incomparable service».

«Top-notch lawyer. Always available to clients. Analytical ability, strong problem-solving skills. Great negotiator».

«Extremely competent and highly experienced team. Flexible and always available. Extreme dedication and attention to client».



Finance 2018 Report, March 2018
Fonte: Legalcommunity

Giulio Tognazzi identifyed among the most mentioned lawyers

«Giulio Tognazzi stands out for his depth of judgment, interest balancing and negotiation skills»


Energy Report , February 2018
Fonte: Legalcommunity

Rino Caiazzo lawyer of the year in Regulatory Antitrust

Rino Caiazzo has been awarded by Legalcommunity

as lawyer of the year Regulatory Antitrust in occasion of the Energy Awards 2018

Legalcommunity Energy Awards, January 2018

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WWL publishes the list of the Thought Leaders and includes Rino Caiazzo

Who's Who Legal publishes the list of the Thought Leaders 2018.

Who's Who Legal publishes the list of the Thought Leaders 2018 and includes in the Energy sector Mr Rino Caiazzo.

Who's who Legal, January 2018


Top Legal Awards - Rino Caiazzo finalist in the category Independent Authority

Top Legal, November 2017

Top Legal Awards - Marisa Pappalardo finalist in the category Litigation and Arbitration

Top Legal, November 2017