Afra is an experienced negotiator of commercial agreements and M&A transactions for international clients.
Afra is a Senior Associate in Bird & Bird's Milan office specialising in M&A, corporate and commercial matters.
After graduating with honours from the Università degli Studi of Milan in 2003 and completing an internship in Paris, Afra completed the Negotiation Certificate Programme at M.I.T., Boston. She has diplomas in Financial Accounting, Managing Workplace Performance and Effective Written Communication from the University of Harvard in the US.
Since joining Bird & Bird in 2007, Afra advises Italian and International clients from the most innovative industry sectors, drawing on her expertise in Italian civil and corporate law.
Afra’s particular focus is assessing legal issues in terms of risk and probability, so that her clients may take informed risk-based decisions. She is recognised for her ability to establish long term relationships with her clients and tailoring our service to meet their needs, by involving additional specialists from Bird & Bird where appropriate.
Afra's mother tongues are Italian and English and she's also fluent in French.