Santa Maria Studio Legale Associato, established by Alberto Santa Maria, is recognised as one of the main independent law firms operating at the international level, due to its solid reputation and significant expertise, gained, over the years, by means of passionate and hard work performed in relation to substantial operations as well as to highly delicate cases before both domestic and international tribunals and courts.

The Firm provides its clients with a wide range of sophisticated legal assistance, with particular reference to all aspects of European Union law, including antitrust, State aid, and fundamental freedoms. Santa Maria Studio Legale Associato also advises Italian and multinational companies in high-profile corporate operations: mergers, acquisitions, privatizations, restructurings and financings, international contracts. The Firm has a recognized historical expertise in the fields of banking and finance.

Moreover, Santa Maria Studio Legale Associato was a pioneer among Italian law firms in representing Italian companies in the U.S. market, having long offered integrated Italian and U.S. legal services. The Firm has consolidated this historical expertise by developing an important alliance with Greenberg Traurig LLP, a leading U.S. law firm with nearly 2,000 lawyers and 38 offices in all major cities in the United States and worldwide. Studio Santa Maria has an Italian Desk in the Greenberg Traurig New York office, consisting of a team of attorneys who are trained and admitted to practice both in Italy and in the U.S. and who are supported by highly-specialized lawyers from one of the largest U.S. law firm.