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Michele Carpinelli

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Special Indipendent Counsel Corporate - M&A


Michele assists Italian and foreign clients in corporate law; public and private M&A; public bidding offers; extraordinary transactions such as mergers, divisions, capital increases, group restructuring and organisation structures of groups subject to regulatory and prudential supervision. He concentrates on corporate governance for listed companies, including transactions between related parties; defining wealth assets for family groups; relationships with supervisory bodies; and in litigation including before the EU courts.


Michele Carpinelli joined the firm in 1971 and became a partner in 1979. Since 2018 he is Special Indipendent Counsel. He has a consolidated experience in tax assistance. He served as director and statutory auditor of banks and companies listed in the stock exchange.


Italian, English, French.


Admitted to practice before the Taxation Courts and  Member of the Rome Bar, Chartered Accountant, Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court (Italy)


Graduated in Economics, University of Rome, La Sapienza, 1971; Graduated in Law, University of Rome, La Sapienza, 1980.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Chiomenti is for some clients 'the most experienced law firm in Italy'. The practice is experienced in both ordinary and extraordinary Italian transactions involving the capital structure of listed and regulated entities such as banks and insurance companies. Recent developments include Massimiliano Nitti, the current M&A head, ending his seven-year term as London office managing partner, and Andrea Sacco Ginevri making partner. Work highlights include Francesco Tedeschini advising UnipolSai Assicurazioni on the sale of its 50% (plus one share) stake in Popolare Vita to Banco BMP; and special independent counsel Michele Carpinelli leading advice to Luxottica Group (LG), and its independent directors, on Essilor International's mandatory exchange offer for LG's share capital. Other significant work includes managing partner Filippo Modulo acting for BC Partners on the acquisition of an Italian dental service business, and Manfredi Vianini Tolomei advising Snaitech on its majority stake sale (by Global Games and OI-Games) to Playtech. Other key practitioners are 'highly trusted adviser' Carlo Croff, Luigi Vaccaro, Marco Maugeri and Luca Fossati, together with Stefano Mazzotti, Franco Agopyan, Antonio Sascaro and Italo De Santis.

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