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The firm is a leader in railway law and excels, in particular, with regard to the matters of access to the market of railway services and the access and use of railway infrastructure, subjects that are of great significance following the completion of regulatory measures necessary for the transposition of the fourth railway package.

Nowadays, the railway sector is characterised by the freedom of access to the market of goods and passenger transport via rail by railway companies, with fair, non-discriminatory and transparent conditions, so as to guarantee the development of competition in the railway sector, in accordance with the provisions in the European Union directives and in articles 56 and following of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

In the above-mentioned areas of railway law, the firm provides companies with advice and assistance in the procedures for obtaining the licence for provision of railway transport services for both goods and passengers, in matters regarding the licence (advice and assistance in cases of suspension or withdrawal of licence), in the procedures for assigning capacities of the railway infrastructure and in the procedures for obtaining the entrustment of the regional and local public railway transport service.

Furthermore, the firm has extensive knowledge of the funding tools of the European Union, also regarding the railway transport sector [European Fund for Strategic Investments (FEIS); Connecting Europe Facility for Transport (CEF Transport)Horizon 2020: Shift2Rail; etc.) and high level of competence and experience in developing projects covered by the above-mentioned funding tools as well as the procedures of access to EU funding by railway companies.

The mandates entrusted to the firm include, in particular, advice and assistance in the procedures for the entrustment of railway manoeuvre service in ports, advice and assistance for the realisation of railway terminals as well as advice and assistance in the procedures for the award of contracts of public transport service for railway.

The firm’s clientele is made up of railway companies, manoeuvre companies and public authorities.


“Professionalism and a great deal of expertise in a personalised relationship based on trust and striving to get a result together.”

Sograf srl
Railway company


“The Associazione Italiana Armatori Trasporto Passeggeri [Italian Association of Owners of Passenger Transport Vessels] bears witness to the professionalism and competence of Studio Grimaldi.

It is purely due to the high level of competence, authority and strategic vision of Massimiliano Grimaldi that the Association has managed to be hugely successful and gain recognition in the maritime field over the last few years.”


Associazione Italiana Armatori Trasporto Passeggeri


“We would like to point out the significant satisfaction of Ucina Confindustria Nautica with the advice and legal assistance received from the lawyer Massimiliano Grimaldi in the Yachting sector.

The lawyer Massimiliano Grimaldi assisted Ucina in negotiating very important legal and economic matters for the industry, first and foremost the reform of the yachting code, not only supplying top-level legal preparation, but also supporting Ucina in selecting the best strategies.”


Ucina Confindustria Nautica



“We are very happy to have avv. Massimiliano Grimaldi as our legal expert in Italy.

It was a great help to be able to rely on his great expertise and experience.

We are happy to have a reliable and proactive legal partner like him on our side”


Unlim AG
Logistics operator, Basel, Switzerland



“We asked avv. Massimiliano Grimaldi for legal assistance following the occurrence of some problems concerning the state property concession we hold in the port of Marina di Carrara.

We are fully satisfied with his precious and decisive intervention.

He was able to identify the focus of the problem with promptness and preparation, following the case with care and dedication, managing to positively combine public needs and our operational needs, typical of a shipyard”


O.r.n.i.c. S.r.l.
Shipyard, Marina di Carrara


“Thanks to the great competence and forward thinking of the lawyer Massimiliano Grimaldi, we were able to continue conducting our business, overcoming a particularly difficult time.”


Yacht Broker srl
Manager of tourist ports


“With the forward thinking and professionalism of lawyer Massimiliano Grimaldi, we found in Studio Grimaldi great assistance and support in negotiations and selection of sustainable solutions regarding the complex issue of state property concessions of the companies of Saint Mark Square in Venice, coming to the elaboration and promotion of rules for amendment of the national legislation to protect the companies and obtain results. Thank you.”


Veneziana Retail srl and Committee of Ancient Crafts of Venice


“We would like to point out the Genoese company Grimaldi Studio Legale in relation to the expert advice and legal assistance provided to Actv Spa regarding navigation safety and professional certification of on-board personnel.

In particular, lawyer Massimiliano Grimaldi assisted our company in the introduction, in the legislation of a special law that will allow a simplified framework regarding navigation in local public transport service in the protected waters of the lagoon of Venice to be received by the institution.

The above-mentioned collaboration fully satisfied our expectations, at the same time allowing us to appreciate the professionalism, competence and helpfulness of the lawyer Massimiliano Grimaldi.”


ACTV Venezia Spa



“Avv. Massimiliano Grimaldi is a highly trained lawyer and immediately gave us confidence.

We appreciated his clarity and competence given by his evident knowledge of the subject of state property concessions and thanks to his work we were able to preserve our historic store in Piazza San Marco”


Ravagnan Art Gallery
Venice, Piazza San Marco 

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