In this chapter WWL selects 48 lawyers with outstanding skills and experience in the full spectrum of transactional matters, including cross-border transactions, finance structuring and divestitures, and corporate governance issues.
Most Highly Regarded
Chiomenti achieves an impressive 10 listings this year.
Michele Carpinelli is identified as one of Italy’s best M&A lawyers, with deep expertise advising domestic and international clients on purchase bids, mergers and restructuring.
Filippo Modulo is a respected name in the domestic market, well versed in managing large, cross-border inbound and outbound M&A transactions.
Carlo Croff is a favourite among peers and clients when it comes to advising clients on transactions, joint ventures and regulatory issues.
Francesco Tedeschini secures impressive endorsements for his M&A practice, which spans corporate M&A as well as public offerings and other capital markets matters.
Umberto Borzi is singled out by market commentators for his sterling work on M&A transactions, as well as private equity and joint venture acquisitions.
Luca Fossati is a well-regarded figure in the domestic market. He advises clients in the media, telecommunications, sport and automotive sectors on M&A transactions.
Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners receives five listings here.
Francesco Gianni is lauded by market commentators as a “top player” when it comes to high-value public and private transactions.
Roberto Cappelli is highly sought after by domestic and international financial institutions and private equity funds on incorporations, joint ventures and mergers.
Antonio Segni is a well-known corporate law specialist, commended for his excellence in M&A, corporate finance and capital markets transactions.
BonelliErede receives seven listings in this chapter.
Sergio Erede is lauded by commentators as “one of the leading counsel” for M&A issues in the banking, retail, energy, infrastructure and telecoms sectors.
Roberto Cera is identified as a go-to name for M&A matters in Italy. His transactional experience encompasses the infrastructure, telecommunications and real estate sectors.
Umberto Nicodano is well versed in high-value transactions across the automotive, luxury, insurance and banking sectors.
Francesco Portolano at Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale is an established name in the Italian market, highly sought after for his impressive skill in advising clients on M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as corporate governance matters.
Manuela Cavallo wins great recognition from sources for her deep knowledge of M&A and joint venture transactions, as well as financing issues. She is experienced at advising clients in the private equity and venture capital sectors on their transactions.
Luca Gambini is applauded for his work on M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions in the life sciences, technology and pharmaceutical sectors.
Mattia Colonnelli de Gasperis at Colonnelli de Gasperis Studio Legale impresses sources with his “great precision, reliability, expertise and problem-solving skills” on a wide variety of M&A transactions.
Roberto Bonsignore at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is described as “a great lawyer” who is “very active, and has acquired an excellent reputation in the market” for his work on M&A.
Bruno Gattai with Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners is “one of the main experts in the private equity sector” and frequently counsels clients on the acquisition of listed and non-listed companies as well as family businesses.
Legance Avvocati Associati’s Filippo Troisi is a top-notch M&A lawyer who represents corporate entities, financial institutions and private equity funds on their transactional matters.
Alberto Giampieri is a respected name in Italy, renowned for his work representing corporate clients on public and private M&A transactions.
Bruno Bartocci is a standout M&A specialist in Italy, according to peers. He is known for his skill with public and private M&A transactions, as well as equity capital market and financial services regulations.
Roberto Casati at Linklaters is a statesman of the domestic M&A market, offering more than 40 years of experience across the full spectrum of M&A issues.
Paolo Ghiglione of Allen & Overy Studio Legale Associato comes highly recommended by respondents in the market. He has over 20 years of experience advising on disposals, acquisitions and merger issues.
Francesco Gatti at Gatti Pavesi Bianchi receives impressive endorsements from peers for his expertise with M&A transactions as well as litigation proceedings.
Carlo Pavesi is a distinguished M&A lawyer with outstanding experience in joint venture, merger and restructuring issues.
Maria Cristina Storchi of White & Case is “a really brilliant lawyer” with over 25 years of experience leading on public and private M&As, tender offers and restructurings.
Vincenzo Giannantonio with Gitti and Partners “is always quick with solutions, very technical and able to find a practical solution in any circumstance”. Peers say, “Just having him involved created trust with the clients.”
Maurizio Delfino at Studio Legale Delfino & Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher is well regarded for his expertise when it comes to advising clients on M&A and private equity matters.