We provide a comprehensive range of legal services to Italian-owned business located in London and Italy. Collyer Bristow has a long history of advising Italian nationals who are looking to invest in UK property or businesses, and frequently advise companies and their senior executives on the implications of relocating to the UK, whether on a short term or permanent basis.

The team, headed by Stephen Rosen, travels frequently to visit clients and advisers based in Milan and other Italian cities. We are long-standing members of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and regularly host events for the Chamber’s members at our offices in London.

How we can help you


The firm acts for a range of Italian companies and has a particular focus on companies operating in the fashion sector or supply chain. The team’s other specialisations include cross-border mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; international litigation and arbitration; real estate investment; intellectual property and employment law.

We can negotiate the UK elements of complex commercial agreements including those relating to intellectual property rights (patents, trade marks, designs and copyright), manufacture and supply agreements, distribution and agency agreements, advertising, franchising and merchandising agreements. We also advise on the complex area of European competition law compliance.


We understand the estate planning and taxation issues which affect Italian citizens and residents. More importantly, we understand how these matters interact with UK taxation and estate planning and we advise on how to mitigate tax for cross-border clients, whether you are an Italian moving to, or married to someone from, the UK or vice versa.  We regularly prepare Wills and trusts for clients which dramatically reduce the tax they would otherwise face in both the UK and Italy.

Our range of specialist services includes immigration advice, reputation management, and matrimonial advice including the preparation of pre-nuptial agreements.

Italian Law firms

Collyer Bristow has extensive experience in acting for Italian clients and law firms conducting litigation for them in England, and assisting with the English law aspects of Italian litigation. Our lawyers regularly manage the UK legal elements of complex cross-border corporate or real estate or transactions.

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