CTM Avvocati

Company Law of Milan

The Firm

CTM Avvocati is a law firm founded by Avv. Marco Cozza and Avv. Eugenio Timpano.

Our Firm advises domestic and international corporations, as well as financial institutions (including banks, insurance companies and investment funds), public and private companies, on complex corporate transactions, on finance deals and employment and litigation matters as well as on legal issues on a day-to-day basis. Our professionals assist numerous Italian and foreign capital companies, in relation to matters pertaining to commercial, civil and labor law, as well as in relation to any other legal issue that may emerge in the ordinary course of business. The Firm provides legal advice with the aim of allowing the client, business or private, to acquire a clear vision of the regulatory variables and to use legal support as an effective tool in the competitive comparison. The Firm constantly invests in training, to increase and share its knowledge, thanks to the constant updating of its professionals and the participation of the latter in conferences, conferences and seminars also as speakers.

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All our lawyers have spent several years gaining experience at international law firms, either in Italy or abroad, and are familiar with cross border deals. All our professionals have also spent a few years working at law firms, in Italy or abroad, where they gained great familiarity with cross-border transactions.

CTM Avvocati

Out-of-Court Advisory

CTM regularly advises on any contractual or commercial law matter. Our scope of work in this field essentially consists in the drafting of domestic and cross-border agreements, opinions and By-laws, as well as in the management of negotiations and settlement of disputes.


CTM provides assistance in managing negotiations at an out-of-Court stage, and in representing clients in Court proceedings (i.e., both those regulated by the ordinary rules of procedure and those set forth by the special legislation), as well as in arbitration proceedings (both at a domestic and international level), and the implementation of alternative dispute resolution methods, with particular focus on mediation and settlement.

The main fields of activity of our litigation department are:

. corporate and commercial litigation, including those involving listed companies

. litigation regarding damage claims, including product liability claims and recall campaigns

. litigation involving banks and financial brokers

. litigation in disputes related to transportation and logistics

The CTM Studio provides legal assistance, both extrajudicial and judicial, to companies and individuals on all issues relating to employment relationships (including pay and contributory aspects): from the genetic phase to the termination and possible pathological aspects of the relationship. The Firm deals in particular with providing advice and assistance: . in the assumption of all the necessary acts for the best management of the personnel , disciplinary proceedings, interpretation of legal norms and contractual clauses, transfers of headquarters, job changes, promotions, bonuses, prizes, superminimi, fringe benefits, etc. . in the stipulation of individual and company contracts (open-ended and fixed-term contracts, project contracts, self-employment contracts, supplementary company contracts, etc.); . in the drafting of internal regulations (disciplinary codes, internal policies regarding the use of IT systems and company assets, etc.); . in assessing the risk deriving from current and potential disputes; . in the management of issues related to hygiene and safety; . in the evaluation and subsequent management of cases of demansion, mobbing and possible correlated damages.

We have participated in many corporate transactions, including joint venture agreements and acquisitions, often working closely with foreign legal counsels, in addressing highly complicated cross-border issues. Over the years, CTM lawyers acquired extensive experience in this area, by representing companies on any corporate matters. We can provide legal advice on a whole spectrum of different transactions, such as:

. mergers and acquisitions

. management buy-outs

leveraged buy-outs

asset deals

joint ventures

other equity investments and group restructurings

The Firm gives on-going support to its clients during all stages of a company’s activities from incorporation and development to internationalisation, as well as business reorganisation and restructuring. More specifically, CTM provides legal advice on the following items:

drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements

advising in respect of corporate governance

advising in respect of any day-to-day corporate and commercial matters

advising in respect of any responsibilities of directors and other corporate bodies

advising in respect of the outsourcing of non-core activities

advising in respect of the reorganisation of corporate groups

advising in respect of the reorganisation of corporate groups

drafting and negotiation of any intra-group agreements and transactions

advising in respect of production outsourcing

legal and business due diligence

Over the years, our Firm has gained a vast experience in the field of privacy and data protection, both at Italian and EU level. We assist our clients in cases regarding: Protection of personal data, Audit and review of privacy policies, Transfer of personal data, Administrative and judicial protection. We also assist our clients for cases concerning the protection of their personal or professional image over the internet in cases like: Web reputation, Defamation online and Stalking.


Our professionals provide comprehensive assistance in the implementation of domestic and international financial transactions of the most complex and innovative kind. The work carried out by our Banking and Finance team includes:

advising clients within the scope of project financing (please also see below, “Renewable Energies”)

advising clients within the scope of acquisition financing

advising clients within the scope of real estate financing

advising clients in the drafting and negotiation of leasing and factoring agreements

advising clients in the structuring and negotiation of syndicated loans and corporate finance in general

advising clients in the drafting and negotiation of personal guarantees, as well as of mortgages, pledges, privileges and the like

advising clients in respect of financial and credit derivatives

advising clients in respect of export finance transactions

advising clients in respect of shipping finance transactions

advising clients in respect of security packages guaranteeing facilities of any kind

Banking, Insurance and Financial Intermediaries Regulations

CTM regularly advises banks, investment firms, financial intermediaries and insurance companies on compliance with all applicable statutory requirements. We provide updates on all major changes in the regulatory framework and assist in managing the relationships between our clients and the relevant Supervisory Authorities (i.e., Bank of Italy, Consob, ISVAP, etc.). CTM´s advice in this area covers, inter alia:

the setting up of mutual funds and the relevant quota placement

the setting up of investment management firms (”SGRs“)

the authorisation to carry out banking activities in Italy by EU or non-EU banks, insurance companies and investment firms

the authorisation for the offering of mutual investment funds’ shares, either harmonized or non harmonized, in Italy

the drafting of agreements for the placement of financial instruments

the addressing of legal issues regarding individual investment portfolio management agreements

Our firm has a team of experience dedicated to the peculiar activity of debt recovery throughout the national territory. Furthermore, we provide full assistance in the management of all types of bankruptcy proceedings (bankruptcy, preventive agreement and bankruptcy agreement).

Our Professionals

All our lawyers have spent several years gaining experience at international law firms, either in Italy or abroad, and are familiar with cross border deals


Founding Partner

Born in Catanzaro on June 20, 1973

Graduated in Law at Università Cattolica in Milan in 1997

Admitted to the Bar Association of Milan in 2001

Admitted to the Special Register of the lawyers who have the right of representing clients in the Court of Cassation from 2013

Member of the AGI (Italian Labour Lawyers Association)

Areas: Employment Law - Labour Union Law - Civil and Commercial Litigation - Commercial Agreements - Insolvency Proceeding

Eugenio Timpano, after a long collaboration with the law firms Vita Samory, Fabbrini & Associati and before, with Bianchi & Associati, in 2011 founded, with the colleague and friend Marco Cozza, the law firm CTM Avvocati. Over the years he has gained a specific judicial and extrajudicial experience on all matters pertaining to the complex world of the employment law. In particular he advises many companies, both Italian and international, mainly Germans, in all phases of incorporation, modification and resolution of the employment relationships with employees and managers, as well as the relations with agents (single or multi-firm agents), scientific sales representatives, independent consultants and in solving all the problems related to Labour Unions relations. Eugenio Timpano also gained a remarkable experience on the whole Italian territory for the management of the civil, corporate and commercial litigation.



Founding Partner

Admitted to the Milan Bar in 2001

Areas:M&A, Private Equity, Acquisition Finance, Project Finance, Corporate Law, Restructuring, Privacy and Data Protection, GDPR, Corporate Compliance, Anti-Corruption, Business Formation, Commercial Contracts and Distributorship Agreements.

Marco Cozza is a Founder of CTM Avvocati, together with his partner and friend Eugenio Timpano, and Managing Partner of the Milan Office. He specializes in corporate and company law, Italian and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as LBO, MBO and private equity transactions. Additionally, he has gained considerable experience in negotiating acquisition finance and project finance documentation and related security packages and has advised primary Italian and European banks and Private Equity funds. Marco has advised European, US and Asian corporations in entering the Italian market, assisting them in all aspects of such goal, from choosing the appropriate corporate entity to management and employees hiring or transfer. Marco regularly advises Italian and international corporations on international trade contracts, including distributorship agreements, supply and manufacturing agreements, agency, procurement and services agreements, international sale of goods. In the recent years, Marco represented Italian and International companies in the industries of hotels, internet and new technologies, security, communications, publishing, food processing, food supplements, and cosmetics. He also has familiarity with the real estate sector and in particular he has worked on the development of large shopping centers and the related financial aspects. Marco spent some years in Middle Eastern countries, including Egypt, Tunisia and the Gulf region. He is a regular speaker at workshops for entrepreneurs sponsored by trade associations. Prior to founding CTM, Marco was with the US law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and previously with Vita Samory, Fabbrini e Associati. Later, he was also a partner of Raifer Rechtsanwälte-Avvocati.

Languages:Italian, English, Arabic.

Memberships:IBA (International Bar Association), ABA (American Bar Association, Section of International Law), NYSBA (New York State Bar Association, International Section), LAWASIA, Il Circolo delle Imprese, AINM (Associazione Imprenditori Nord Milano - Association of North Milan Entrepreneurs), AIE (Associazione Italo-Egiziana - Italian-Egyptian Association).




born in Caracas (Venezuela) on January, 25, 1978

Admitted to the Palermo Bar in 2008


Areas: Employment, Trade Union and Social Security Law


Carmen Milazzo graduated with honours in Law at the University of Palermo. After qualifying to practice law in 2007, she obtained a Masters in Human Resources and Business Organisation at the Catholic University of Milan. She then proceeded to gain solid and considerable specialist professional experience in all the main areas of labour law and industrial relations by representing public and private entities through out-of-court consultancy and judicial assistance, especially in favour of Local Authorities and Public Administrations. She worked for a number of years as a professional mediator at the Conciliation counter affiliated with ADR Media in Palermo. She joined CTM in January 2019 where she provides legal, directional and strategic assistance, working in the interests of leading Italian and foreign companies in order to assist corporate management bodies with day-to-day (as well as strategic) management of all aspects of, and problems related to, subordinate, parasubordinate and autonomous labour relations. She assists in out-of-court negotiations, in litigation proceedings (including anti-union conduct) and in arbitration proceedings. She speaks Spanish and Italian fluently.



Born in Catanzaro il 16 febbraio 1984


Civil Litigation - Debt Collection - Condominium and Landlord/Tenant Law - Insolvency

Attorney Roberta Raffaele has gained extensive experience in the handling of debt collection files, both in the out-of-court and judicial phases, in the enforcement procedures including those on real estate assets, as well as in the handling of all types of insolvency procedures. Furthermore, Ms Raffaele has also consolidated her experience in the areas of Landlord and Tenant Law and condominium matters.



Born in Milano on November 23, 1981

Law degree at Catholic University of Milan in 2006 – Specialising in International Law

Admitted to the Milan Bar in 2009

Areas: Contracts, Business Law, Privacy, Compliance


Following a significant period focusing on litigation, contracts and business advice, Chiara Arrigoni joined CTM Avvocati in 2019. Here, she deals with negotiating and drafting commercial contracts, privacy and data protection, M&A, due diligence for Italian and foreign companies, resolution of international law issues, and support in corporate compliance.



Born in Zagarise in 1976

Admitted to the Milan Bar in 2003

Areas: Business Immigration, Relocation of Managers, Family Law, Civil Law and Property Law.

Pancrazio Timpano specializes in family law, corporate immigration, citizenship law, civil law and property law. He is an experienced family law attorney with a unique background and a career built around families. Pancrazio Timpano is also experienced in corporate immigration and citizenship law. He advises individuals and corporations well as business investors, for the relocation of their managers in Italy, obtaining Italian visa and residence permits. He also acts for individuals with respect to various kinds of family visas, nationality permanent residency issues and helping to obtain Italian citizenship. Mr Timpano can also assist with the obtainment and legalization of any kind of Italian certificates and with business visas at foreign Embassies in Italy.


Born in Cosenza in 1941

Admitted in 1971 (Milan)

Luigi Cozza is Of Counsel of CTM. He specialises in the following matters: managing relations with Trade Unions and negotiations for the renewal of employment contracts; Trade Union procedures for the transfers of going concerns; company reorganizations, conversion and restructuring; procedures for admission to ordinary and extraordinary Cassa Integrazione Guadagni, mobility procedures and related negotiations with Trade Unions at the Employment Office and the Ministry of Labour.


It is easy to be good.
Difficult to be fair.

Victor Marie Hugo

Our lawyers

CTM Lawyers

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“Employment Law and Social Security – Trade Union Law – Civil and Commercial Litigation – Corporate Agreements.”

Lawyer Eugenio Timpano CTM Founding Partner

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“M&A, Private Equity, Acquisition Finance, Project Finance, Corporate Law, Restructuring, Privacy and Data Protection, Corporate Compliance, Anti-Corruption, Business Formation, Commercial Contracts and Distributorship Agreements.”

Lawyer Marco CozzaCTM Founding Partner

Contractual and Commercial Law

CTM regularly advises on any contractual or commercial law matter.

Labour & Employment

Our Firm provides consulting, both at a judicial and an extrajudicial level, on the various issues of labour law

Corporate - M&A

We have participated in many corporate transactions, including joint venture agreements and acquisitions, often working closely with foreign legal counsels, in addressing highly complicated cross-border issues.

Banking and Finance

Our professionals provide comprehensive assistance in the implementation of domestic and international financial transactions of the most complex and innovative kind.

Insolvency and Restructuring

experience in bankruptcy and insolvency law in general, as well as in debt restructuring procedures and investments in distressed entities.

Public Law and Real Estate

TM provides both private and public players high-quality specialised assistance in all sectors in which public law interferes with the business activity in general. We also have extensive experience in real estate legal advice.

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  • Address Milan corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 15
    20122 Milano - Italia
  • Telephone law firm +39 02 36503 990
    +39 02 58441620
  • Fax +39 02 36503 999