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Philosophy

Van Berings strives to provide its Clients with strategic, proactive, practical, timely and cost-effective legal advice and services that meet the highest legal, ethical and professional standards, by always thinking strategically and considering creative approaches.

The
Partner
You Need

With Van Berings Offices strategically spread across Europe and the Americas and a sophisticated international network of over 34 correspondent law firms located in 23 countries, Van Berings is well positioned to serve Clients almost anywhere in the world.
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About Us

Our roots go back to 1959, when the oldest of the firms that later merged into Van Berings started providing legal services on the market. For almost sixty years Van Berings’ attorneys have worked across practices, industries and jurisdictions to provide clients with innovative, effective and solution-oriented approaches to their most complex domestic or international legal and business challenges.

We are not, and do not strive to be, the largest law firm measured by number of offices or attorneys. The hallmark of Van Berings’ success has always been and continues to be an uncompromising commitment to legal excellence, extraordinary Client service, full understanding of our Clients’ business and culture, a sharp focus on the issues that matter most and a commitment to addressing our Clients’ immediate needs and advancing their longer-term strategic goals.

Pursuing this goal requires a constant focus on our Clients, a deep understanding of their markets and businesses, globally minded and committed professionals and responsibility and integrity in the way they interact with our communities and manage our impact on the environment.

Van Berings strives to provide its Clients with strategic, proactive, practical, timely and cost-effective legal advice and services that meet the highest legal, ethical and professional standards, by always thinking strategically and considering creative approaches.

Van Berings is a mid-size international law firm representing Clients ranging from public companies, multinational corporations, private equity funds to entrepreneurs and private companies. We have been consistently recognized for our expertise in Corporate and Securities Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial Contracts, Employment Law, Real Estate, Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution. In addition, we have significant practices dealing with Banking & Finance, Project Financing and Tax matters. Primarily based in Milan, Van Berings represents clients nationally and internationally.

We are positioned to serve Clients almost anywhere in the world. With Van Berings Offices strategically spread across Europe and the Americas, we embrace a diverse work environment with attorneys on staff who are admitted to practice in the relevant jurisdiction and are fluent in English, German, Italian, French and Spanish.

Additionally, as we have maintained a seasoned cross-border practice for decades, over time we have developed a sophisticated international network of over 34 correspondent law firms located in 23 countries with whom we enjoy deep, long-term relationships enabling us to provide our Clients with fully integrated cross-border services with respect to multi-jurisdiction transactions and local law advice.

Communication and understanding between Van Berings and our Partner Firms is unparalleled as most of our attorneys share the same or a similar professional background and the same professional culture and commitment to the Clients´ needs.

At Van Berings, solution-oriented thinking, legal knowledge and long-standing international experience come together to create the business value our Clients demand.

Pro Bono

Van Berings has a long-standing commitment to provide pro bono legal services to individuals and organizations in need. That commitment is embraced by all of our lawyers, paralegals, and staff in every office and within every practice. We encourage each lawyer to devote meaningful time to pro bono matters, offer billable hour credit for pro bono work, and recognize outstanding individual pro bono achievements.

Diversity And Inclusion

At Van Berings we recognise and appreciate all of the differences that make each of us unique. Upholding a culture of inclusion that fosters these differences is imperative for our business, our clients and the communities in which we live and work. Embracing a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and experience allows us attract and retain the best talents and provide our Clients with the most considered and innovative advice.

From the very beginning we have strongly valued diversity and inclusion at the partners, associates and staff level as we firmly believe that addressing diversity and equality is not only an ethical principle but also an appropriate asset to efficiently deal with variety and complexity, both in life and at work, in an increasingly globalized world.

At Van Berings we strive to create an environment that values each individual's contributions to our success, for our Clients, our community and the firm.

Sustainable Procurement

Van Berings seeks excellence in every aspect of its business and is committed to minimizing the social, environmental and ethical impacts of its supply chain.

We follow the guidelines of the UN Global Compact which asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption.

We endeavour to make a positive contribution to the environment and the community while meeting our business needs when purchasing goods and services and expect our suppliers to act in a responsible manner and manage their own supply chains responsibly.

At Van Berings we seek to promote Sustainable Procurement through the relationships that we build with our suppliers. We look to ensure that our suppliers adhere to all applicable laws and regulations, as well as sustainable and ethical operating principles.

Van Berings requires suppliers :

  • to be transparent in their practices, to embed sustainable procurement principles in their workplace and to promote our sustainable procurement principles throughout their supply chains.
  • to adhere to all applicable laws and regulations, as well as sustainable and ethical operating principles
  • to regularly allow us monitor their compliance with said regulations and principles, including the use of questionnaires and audits, to identify and assess potential sustainability risks.

Van Berings reserves the right to refuse partnerships with suppliers that do not achieve, do not maintain, or are unable to demonstrate progress towards these principles, and who adopt approaches which are inconsistent with applicable laws and regulations and with Van Berings sustainable and ethical operating principles.