Awards and Acknowledgments

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

Legal 500, on line the new guide Europe Middle East Africa 2017

New rankings for the year 2017

Legal 500, May 2017

Chambers Global 2017 mentions Roberto Donnini giving ranking 'Band 5' in Corporate and M&A

Fonte: Chambers

Chambers Europe 2017 mentions Rino Caiazzo giving ranking 'Band 2' in Competition and TMT

Fonte: Chambers

Chambers Global 2017 mentions Giulio Tognazzi giving ranking 'Band 5' in Banking&Finance

Giulio Tognazzi of Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati - CDP Studio Legale is described as a "hard-working" lawyer by clients. His practice covers project finance, acquisition finance and export finance transactions.

Chambers Global, March 2017
Fonte: Chambers Global

Finance Report 2017

Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati in the  Finance Report 2017 - The Best in Italy by Legalcommunity

Giulio Tognazzi «Excellent lawyer, expert, available and competent». «Extremely careful in the legal analysis. He has transversal skills, which go from banking to public law”.

Legalcommunity, March 2017


Energy Report 2017

Legalcommunity mentions Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati in the Energy Report 2017.

Rino Caiazzo «Has a huge experience in the energy world, leadership capacity, he goes straight to the focal point and understands quickly the client needs».

Sergio Fienga «Quick, competent, available, extremely careful about the company needs and aware of the market dynamics».

Giulio Tognazzi «Has an excellent knowledge of the energy market and a strong expertise in finance. He shows large availability in supporting the client».


Legalcommunity, February 2017
Fonte: Legalcommunity

Legalcommunity Energy Awards 2017, winners

Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati Firm of the year Regulatory Antitrust.

The team stands out for its ability in managing the client and the counterparty with professionalism, availability and flexibility. Among the most active in the sector during the year.

Fonte: Legalcommunity


Finance Report 2016

Legalcommunity mentions Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati in the Finance Report 2016.


Legalcommunity, March 2016
Fonte: Legalcommunity

Awards and Acknowledgments

Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati mentioned in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016 guide

Reccomended for the following 5 practice areas:

- Administrative Law

- Antitrust

- Banking and Finance Law

- Corporate and M&A

- Telecoms

Rino Caiazzo of Donnini Pappalardo & Associati mentioned in the list of “Leading Lawyers”

Rino Caiazzo

Legal 500

Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati is ‘an excellent firm’, which acts on acquisition, shipping, real estate, structured and project finance. Recent work includes assisting a [leading Bank] with a transaction for the construction, management and maintenance of four hydroelectric plants. ‘Recommended for very complex transactions’, Rome-based Giulio Tognazzi is ‘extremely serious and meticulous in whatever he does’.

Legal 500

M&A Report Legal Community 2016

RINO CAIAZZO | “He correctly interprets the company’s needs. He always find great solution in negotiations”

ROBERTO DONNINI | “We greatly appreciated his assistance. He is very prepared and is very business oriented”

“The firm’s strength, and in particular of the partners, is their availability, competence, attention of the client and perfect comprehension of the company business”

M&A report Legal Community 2016

Finance Report Legal Community 2016

GIULIO TOGNAZZI | “Tognazzi is always present, an able negotiator, and has a deep knowledge of the banking and finance sector due to his long standing experience”

“The team is meticulous and pays attention to details; it has solid basis in the banking sector and a great knowledge of finance in general. There are various strengths: a solid technical background, dedication to the operation and efficient work management for a final product which is always timely delivered”

Finance report Legal Community 2016

IP&TMT Report Legal Community 2016

RINO CAIAZZO | "He has great experience and competence in antitrust and competition matters.  He also has extensive knowledge of the telecom word"

 "The professionals have a dynamic approach. They are qualified, quick, close to the client and always available".

IP&TMT Report Legal Community 2016

Energy Report Legal Community 2016

RINO CAIAZZO | “Reactive, quick and available” he has extensive experience in the regulatory antitrust sector

GIULIO TOGNAZZI | “He is very specialized and competent in the finance and energy sectors”

“Very good and reactive, they have the sector specific knowledge”

Energy Report Legal Community 2016

Guide Top Legal

Corporate \ M&A           

THE FIRM: a credit institution states that the group is "close and adequate" and "quickly reacts to inputs". A "valuable" team, which assists companies in the betting and gaming, transportation and renewable energies sectors.

THE PROFESSIONALS:  Roberto Donnini is a cold negotiator also in the most complex deals.  Rino Caiazzo is appreciated for being meticulous and accurate, having a wide range which includes M&A and corporate.


THE FIRM: "accuracy, competence and availability of the professionals" are the strong points according to photovoltaic multinational. The team focuses on administrative and judicial activities.  It assisted the GSE (Gestore dei Servizi Energetici) in 13 administrative and judicial proceedings in relation to the grant of the feed-in tariff for renewable energy plants.

THE PROFESSIONALS: in the team Rino Caiazzo is very appreciated. The comments highlight his specialization in litigation and institutions recognition.


THE FIRM: a new entity which inherits the prestige of its members. Telecoms litigation, both antitrust and administrative, attracts renown TV and electronic communication operators.

THE PROFESSIONALS:  Rino Caiazzo is among "the 5 most active in the market" sais a competitor. He convinces clients per the "solid know-how" and results reliability.

Guide Top Legal

Guide Chambers


Roberto Donnini is noted for his "deep knowledge of the law." His busy workload incorporates public and private mergers and acquisitions and joint venture agreements.

Banking & Finance

Giulio Tognazzi enters the rankings for the first time after receiving excellent market feedback. Sources note that he is "meticulous in whatever he does" and praise his "competence and experience." He is particularly adept at handling financing matters.

Competition/European Law

Clients say Rino Caiazzo "has a solid background and specializes in competition, regulatory and telecommunications law". He also advises companies from the energy, finance and insurance sectors.