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Business Restructuring Advisory Firm of the Year in Ireland Bridgewater Alan Carey Managing Partner Tel: +353 1 6604300 (Dublin Office); +353 61 325600 (Limerick Office) Bridgewater was formed in 1999 to meet the needs of companies experiencing strategic challenges and undergoing significant business transformations. Since formation, the company has built a client base of successful SMEs, multinational and blue chip clients. It has been instrumental in adding significant value to these organisations and has a track record of success – many of these in the SME sector. The company provides the following services: • Strategy / business model development • Financial / accounting services • Business restructuring – operational, organisational, strategic • Business planning and feasibility studies • Training and business mentoring

Bridgewater is at the forefront in helping fledgling businesses reach their potential. Alan Carey, Bridgewater managing partner, noted: “Our team of experienced and dedicated strategy professionals are chosen for their broad range of skills and are expected to have practical hands on entrepreneurial experience allied with sound academic knowledge. “Our consultants have more than 50 years’ experience in delivering business strategies, transformation and organisational change programmes. We focus on the achievement of business value along with very strong analytical and communication skills which enable us to manage change initiatives to solution delivery. “We are experts in business plan development, market research, finance consulting for growth or restructuring and business training / coaching.”

Bridgewater is at the forefront in helping fledgling businesses reach their potential. Bridgewater has recently been appointed as consulting partner to, an innovative cloud-based solution to provide consistent and expert reviews of business plans. This solution is currently in use among several Enterprise Support agencies and bodies across Ireland and the UK. Mr Carey commented: “At Bridgewater, we understand strategic business requirements and processes, and turn them into practical workable solutions through strategic guidance, business analysis, design, planning and solution delivery. It is our passion for helping small businesses grow that makes Bridgewater the best there is.”

Banking Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Italy Studio Legale Ichino Brugnatelli e Associati Avv. Manuela Grassi Partner Tel: +39 02 4819 3228 Banking

As experts in the practices they focus on respectively, our attorneys have received nationwide recognition for their accomplishments. History Studio Legale Ichino Brugnatelli e Associati has a long standing reputation as a high level law firm in Milan. It provides service in a wide range of practice areas, including, besides banking, corporate, business, and commercial law. Having developed strong ties with relationship law firms abroad, it is also well connected in the world. Practices As experts in the practices they focus on respectively, our attorneys have received nationwide recognition for their accomplishments.


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Bank and Banking Company counselling has been a mainstay of the firm since its earliest days. Members of this Department serve as general or special counsels to banks and financial institutions such as pension funds, handling a wide variety of financial contracts and transactions, e.g. suretyship, bank’s guarantees, letters of indemnity, domestic and international guarantee bonds, letters of credit, loans, current account operation, collaterals, assignments, factoring, leasing, contracts for mandate, and consultancy on anti-money laundering measures. Manuela Grassi, advisor and litigator specializing in banking Senior Partner in Studio Legale Ichino Brugnatelli e Associati, Manuela Grassi leads the litigation and dispute resolution team focusing on banking and related fields – such as, investments by financial instruments, including derivative securities, compound

interest, current account contracts, credit, suretyship and international guarantees, leasing, factoring – providing legal assistance and representation to banks and financial operators. Manuela also advises company clients on corporate matters, with long expertise in bankruptcy/restructuring matters and commercial contracts. Manuela has in-depth abilities in litigation and arbitration. She began her career in 1993, is enrolled as lawyer on the Milan Bar Association since 1996, and as “Cassazionista” since 2008 (qualified to practice before the Supreme Court). Manuela holds courses as relator on banking law and litigation. She also writes many articles for magazines specializing in banking and corporate law.

Corporate INTL Global Awards 2017  
Corporate INTL Global Awards 2017