Working as senior associate in our Corporate Group in Milan, I advise private and public clients on a wide range of corporate, corporate governance and M&A issues. I also assist shareholders, directors and companies in corporate disputes.

I have a consolidated corporate experience in a range of contentious and non-contentious corporate matters, assisting domestic and foreign clients operating in different markets (medical, chemical, consumer products, foods, services, banks and insurance companies). In the context of non-contentious matters, I provide legal advice and assistance to private companies in relation to all aspects of their daily operations (such as incorporation of the company; corporate governance matters, winding-up of the company) and in some transactions, helping clients in their transition and growth. In particular, I assist clients in M&A transactions (both on the selling and buying side), sales and acquisition of business concern, merger, demerger and other corporate complex events. In relation to contentious matters (also before arbitral panels), I assist shareholders, directors and companies in complex corporate disputes concerning the validity of shareholders' resolutions, directors' liability, exercise of shareholders' rights, withdrawal and exclusion of shareholders.

Clients appreciate my solid and straightforward approach and my timely and business oriented response that helps them to successfully reach their goals.

Before joining Bird & Bird in 2008, I worked for a top tier Italian law firm based in Milan, specialising in corporate law and M&A transactions and advising clients on both transactional and litigation matters.

I'm a native Italian speaker and am fluent in both English and French.

In recent years I have published articles in several Italian corporate law reviews and books on several topics, including corporate governance, takeover bids and voting rights. I also serve as editor at 'Rivista delle società' and lecture in corporate law at Università Bocconi in Milan.

  • I have assisted the majority shareholders in the sale of an international fund of their shares to a company owning an international school in Milan.
  • I assisted a Danish company in the acquisition of two Italian companies providing equipment and validation services for the medical, chemical and food industry.
  • I assisted an Italian fund in the acquisition of two companies manufacturing machines for the agricultural market and the following merger between the two targets.
  • I assisted an Italian power storage systems manufacturer, born as spin-off of the Politecnico of Turin and listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, in the acquisition of the energy and systems integration division of an Italian company.
  • I assisted an Italian fund in the sale of a food company to another Italian fund.
  • I assisted the majority shareholders in a long and complex corporate litigation that generated several lawsuits before the court and arbitral panels concerning a particular and not common type of company (Italian SAPA). Two sentences of the Milan court have been published in law journals given the particular issues under scrutiny of the court.
Education
  • Università Bocconi, Ph.D in Business Law
  • Université libre de Bruxelles, DES, EC law
  • LUISS Guido Carli University, J.D, Law
Admissions
  • Ordine Degli Avvocati di Treviso (Treviso Bar Association) in 2004