UGGC Avocats assists Systra in the acquisition of the Italian group Sws Engineering


Paris, October 22, 2021 – UGGC Avocats, a leading business law firm assisted Systra, one of the world’s leading engineering and consulting groups specializing in public transport and mobility solutions, in the acquisition of the Italian group Sws Engineering.

Sws Engineering is a leading group providing civil engineering, land planning and land surveying services. Through its Italian holding, the Sws Engineering Group has operating subsidiaries in Italy, Canada, United States, Turkey, United Kingdom, Norway, and Romania.

The UGGC team was composed of:


UGGC Avocats was the leading law firm in the transaction and was assisted by a number of law firms from the global Interlaw network, of which they are also members: Deberti Jacchia Franchini Forlani, Aird & Berlis LLP, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Gökçe, Trowers & Hamlins LLP, Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS and ONV LAW.


Other counsels involved in the transaction


Systra was advised by:

  • Deberti Jacchia Franchini Forlani for the Italian legal aspects, including Cristina Fussi (Partner) and Orsola Galasso (associate)
  • Aird & Berlis LLP for the Canadian legal aspects
  • Shipman & Goodwin LLP for the US law aspects
  • Gökçe for the Turkish law aspects
  • Trowers & Hamlins LLP for the UK law aspects
  • Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS for the Norwegian legal aspects
  • ONV LAW for the Romanian legal aspects

Sws Engineering was assisted by Hilex Avvocati Associati with Leonardo Proni, Serena Nasuti and Melania Ferrara. The seller was also assisted by the financial advisor KON S.p.A. and by Matteo Mancaruso and Loredana Gilca.


About UGGC Avocats

Founded in 1993, UGGC Avocats is one of the leading independent business law firms in France. UGGC Avocats assists private and public operators. The firm has extensive expertise in legal and tax matters; through its teams and its “family office”, it offers a very large capacity of intervention in France and internationally (Europe, Africa, Asia and South America). UGGC Avocats is positioned as a “client firm” and its approach is based on its ability to mobilize multidisciplinary teams adapted to its clients’ needs. UGGC Avocats gathers more than 150 lawyers, including 33 partners.


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