My experience is in domestic and international M&A, and in particular on private equity and venture capital deals. I also have significant experience in capital markets and acquisition financing.Lawyers and advisers in general, involved in corporate transactions like M&A deals, are supposed to provide options to clients, rather than find new issues to be settled. This is why, at Bird & Bird, a strong understanding of the client's needs is a crucial aspect in providing a quality service. I also believe it's important to give cost-effective and competent options based on proven experience and expertise. My previous experience, such as being general counsel in a European venture capital firm and a junior partner in an Italian boutique law firm, as well as experience gained in another international law firm, has ensured I use this approach to my practice and I expect my team to also.My team and I have a strong track record of assisting Italian and pan-European venture capital firms in connection with their investment activities, with particular reference to venture capital transactions.