Lawyers of Distinction, Mario Abate, Esq. of Milano, Italy, Assisted the Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti Foundation in Negotiating and Drafting the Agreement Aimed at Establishing the Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti International Award

Congratulations to Lawyers of Distinction member, Mario Abate, Esq., of Milano, Italy, whose firm, The Pavia e Ansaldo Law Firm, assisted the Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti Foundation in negotiating and drafting the agreement aimed at establishing the Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti International Award, which this year will be awarded to Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

The award, in its first edition, fits within the framework of the Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards 2019, defined for their importance in the field of the “fashion Oscars” and which will be delivered during the awards ceremony to be held next June 3 at the Brooklyn Museum in New York.

The Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti Foundation, which has always been involved in charitable activities and the promotion of culture and the arts, was assisted by the Pavia and Ansaldo Law Firm and Counsel Mario J. Abate, formerly a councilor of the Foundation and a lawyer for Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti

Mario J. Abate is Of Counsel to the Firm and is located principally at the Milano Office. Mario has gained extensive experience in M&A, start ups of businesses in Italy and abroad principally in the field of fashion and luxury, and other forms of business transactions, providing legal advice and assistance to Italian and foreign clients in out of court dispute settlements  international joint ventures, and other transactional matters, including labor, licensing, Italian and US corporate and commercial law and the establishment of foreign Trusts.
He is a Fellow of the American Bar Association (ABA) as well as the International Bar Association (IBA) and the New York State Bar Association.

Again, Congratulations to Mr. Abate, who assisted the Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti Foundation in negotiating and drafting the agreement aimed at establishing the Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti International Award. Keep up the great work Mr. Abate! Lawyers of Distinction is proud to have you as a member!

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