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Carlo Croff

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Senior Partner Corporate - M&A


Carlo assists Italian and foreign clients in matters concerning Corporate - M&A, banking, insurance, supervised entities and real estate with a focus on corporate law; M&A; joint venture; private equity; supervisory regulations; internal compliance and organization; codes of conduct and prudential regulation; commercial contracts and extraordinary transactions of supervised entities; real estate deals.


Carlo Croff joined the Firm in 1984 and became a Partner in 1989. He has been the Senior Partner since 2009. Previously, he worked with a major law firm in London.


Italian, English.


Member of the Belluno Bar (Italy) and admitted to New York State Bar


Graduated in Law, University of Padua, 1979; LLB, International Law, Cambridge University (UK), 1980; LL.M., International Law, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), 1981.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Carlo Croff - Chiomenti

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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Private equity

Within: Leading individuals

Carlo Croff - Chiomenti

Within: Private equity

Chiomenti's practice covers not only large transactions, but also mid-cap and venture capital and distressed situations; it also regularly works alongside the firm's tax experts on structuring transactions. Franco Agopyan advised OpCapita Consumer Opportunities Fund II on the acquisition of Sebeto, which is active in the casual-dining restaurant business; and Carlo Croff and Luca Liistro acted for Investindustrial on the acquisition of Lifebrain, which invests in the laboratory diagnostic services sector, from MCI Capital and BIP Investment Partners. Also highly regarded are Luigi Vaccaro, Luca Fossati, Vincenzo Troiano, Antonio Sascaro and Massimiliano Nitti. Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo is an experienced senior associate.

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