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Iacopo Stasi advises Italian and foreign companies in the real estate, pharmaceutical, and large-scale retail distribution sectors. Iacopo represents clients in civil litigation, as well as domestic and international arbitration, concentrating on matters related to contracts, torts, director and auditor liability, environmental disputes and the law of successions. Iacopo is also experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, such as purchase and sale agreements of real estate property and franchise agreements for Italian companies operating in the large-scale retail distribution sector.


  • Directors and auditors responsibilities and liabilities
  • Environmental disputes
  • Succession disputes
  • Real Estate disputes
  • Franchise and distribution contracts
  • Purchase and sale agreements of real estate property
  • Commercial lease agreements



Acted for:

  • a major US networking hardware manufacturer in litigations against several of its Italian distributors on contract and antitrust matters. One of these disputes, in particular, involves the enforcement of a US arbitral award in Italy and public policy issues;°
  • a leading pharmaceutical company in a complex environmental proceeding for the refund of the costs of the reclaim held on the lands purchased from the counterparty;°
  • a company which was involved in the EXPO 2015 exhibition, in a proceeding concerning compensation for alleged environmental damages°;
  • a member of a board of auditors involved in an action for liability promoted by the new board of directors;°
  • a leading construction group which is involved in the requalification and development of a former industrial area in Lombardia, in a dispute pending before the Arbitration Chamber of Milan against a construction company. The dispute concerns the effectiveness of a put option exercised by the counterparty;°
  • an Italian motorcar and truck components sub-supplier in a long and complex litigation on first instance and appeal against a major US-Italian motor-vehicle manufacturing group involving issues of abuse of economic dependence, jurisdiction and conflict of laws;°
  • a client in a hereditary dispute involving real estate properties of historical importance and exceptional value;°
  • a company, leader in the Italian retailing business, in a litigation with the co-owner of a Shopping Center, concerning the utilization and commercial exploitation of the common parts of such Shopping Center.°

Acted for:

  • a leading italian company operating in the the large-scale retailing business (GDO) through a network of hypermarkets in the sale of a large area located in the Municipalities of Arese, Lainate and Rho to an international leading home improvement retailer for the development of a new store of such retailer;°
  • a leading company operating in the the large-scale retailing business (GDO) through a network of supermarkets, in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements (i.e. joint venture agreements, franchising and master franchising agreements, business branch rental contracts, commercial lease agreements).°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Stasi prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria, an affiliate of Greenberg Traurig, P.A. and Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Senior Associate at Santa Maria Studio Legale Associato, 2014-2019
  • Associate in a leading international law firm, 2009-2014

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, U.S. News – Best Lawyers, "Law Firm of the Year: Litigation - Real Estate," 2022
  • Member, Milan Bar Association, 2013-Present


  • J.D., with honors, University of Milan, 2008
  • Italy
  • Italian, Native
  • English, Fluent
  • Spanish, Fluent