The Law Firm mainly deals with issues of corporate law, banking, financial and insurance law, tax law.
The Firm operates in court, in arbitration proceedings andout of court, particularly offering consultancy on legal and negotiating profiles, as well as providing assistance for contracts and extraordinary operations.
Mario Cera – founder of the Law Firm – is a full professor of Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law of Università degli Studi di Pavia and carries out research activity in corporate and banking law (he is, inter alia, co-founder of Associazione Disiano Preite and co-director of the review AGE – Analisi Giuridica dell’Economia, published by Il Mulino). He also collaborates with the most important italian reviews regarding commercial law.
He has held and holds various positions, as a board member and as counsel, in banks, investment houses, insurance companies, also listed, and other corporations, both financial and industrial. He was, among other things, a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of Banca Lombarda S.p.A., member of the Management Board of UBI – Unione Banche Italiane S.c.p.a., Chairman of Banca Regionale Europea S.p.A. and of Banca Popolare Commercio & Industria S.p.A., Chairman of IW Bank S.p.A., Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Italmobiliare S.p.A. At present he is Senior Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Board of UBI Banca.
Mario Cera is, also, Chairman in some relevant institutions operating in Milan: in particular, it is to report the Presidency of Fondazione Artistica Museo Poldi Pezzoli.
The activity of the Law Firm is directly carried out or even so supervised by Mario Cera, together with qualified professionals with experience matured in the areas of the Firm’s specific competence.
Since February 2014 the Law Firm, in order to provide an utter service to companies, has expanded the activity including now tax law, with the collaboration of Gaetano Ragucci, associate professor in Tax law at the Faculty of Law of Università degli Studi di Milano.
A distinguishing characteristic of the Firm’s activity is the importance given to personal relations and the collaboration between the professionals, as well as the great attention that is given to the customized assistance and therefore to the Clients’ relationship of trust. Clients include important companies, also listed, particularly banks, banking foundations, insurance and financial companies, medium and small enterprises and also private individuals having needs in the field of commercial law and business law.
The Firm can count on consolidated relations with the most important domestic and international law firms operating in the field of commercial and economic law, as well as with some of the leading auditing companies and consultancy firms operating in the banking and finance sector.