Abstract Andrea is a business lawyer. He graduated in law at the University of Bologna and he has been working for almost 10 years as legal advisor, mainly focusing on corporate, business law and banking & finance. Key words Banking & Finance; Financial Markets; Corporate; Contracts and Business Law; Real Estate; Legal Advice; Litigation and Arbitration; White Collar Crime; Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Reorganizations. Recent work Legal advice to minority shareholders of an Italian leading Tier 2 manufacturer of high precision components for the automotive sector (listed on the Milan Stock Exchange), with an established international presence in Brazil, Romania and India. The company produces mainly turbochargers (45% of 2008 sales) and fuel injections systems (34%). Currently Andrea is managing an M&A; on the company by an European industrial group. Legal advice to thousands of shareholders in all major Italian class actions for white collar crimes (for instance: Lehman Brothers, Parmalat, Alitalia, Finmatica, Fonsai - Unipol, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Saras, Freedomland, Mariella Burani, Viaggi del Ventaglio). Legal advice to a leading Italian company operating in the fashion industry. Andrea drafts internationally franchise agreements (for instance: Mexico, Korea, China) for the fashion industry and manages the negotiations on behalf of the Italian customer until closing. Legal advice to a leading Italian company operating in the heavy industry sector (production and trade of drilling machines) that works with Caterpillar USA since 1993, supplying drill rigs mounted on bases CAT. Legal advice to minority shareholders of an Italian bank in litigation against the majority shareholders for management problems.