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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 Studio Legale

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Chiomenti Studio Legale’s ‘outstanding team always gives clients the best advice, not only across legal disciplines, but also on commercial issues’, thereby attracting a consistent stream of the most high-profile, complex M&A deals in Italy, on behalf of leading Italian and foreign institutional, financial, insurance and industrial groups. Filippo Modulo led advice to Banca d’Italia, as managing entity of the National Resolution Fund, on the complex sale process of Nuova Banca delle Marche, Nuova Banca dell’Etruria e del Lazio and Nuova Cassa di Risparmio di Chieti; and Michele Carpinelli acted for Luxottica Group in relation to Essilor International’s offer to merge with Luxottica Group, the Italy-based listed eyewear company. Corporate and M&A head Francesco Tedeschini is ‘great at conducting international negotiations’; private equity head Luigi Vaccaropossesses all the crucial skills’; and Carlo Croff is widely respected. Other names to note are Stefano Mazzotti, Franco Agopyan, Umberto Borzi. Luca Fossati, Luca Andrea Frignani, Antonio Sascaro and Enrico Giordano. Italo De Santis and Andrea Sacco Ginevri were promoted to the partnership.

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Private equity

Within: Leading individuals

Carlo Croff - Chiomenti Studio Legale

Within: Private equity

Chiomenti Studio Legale has specialist industry knowledge in financial institutions, healthcare and chemicals, as well as automotive, luxury, retail and infrastructure, and assists with structuring and organising funds, and executing investments and exit transactions. Luigi Vaccaro advised Italian private equity firm Investindustrial and private equity group L Catterton, which led a shareholder group on the sale of their investment in Stroili Oro. Franco Agopyan, Luca Fossati, Carlo Croff and Antonio Sascaro are also highly rated.

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