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Stefano Mazzotti

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Partner Corporate - M&A


Stefano advises listed and non-listed industrial and financial groups, as well as Italian and foreign private equity funds with a focus on M&A, joint ventures, and other extraordinary transactions in various sectors (including banking, insurance, luxury, fashion, energy, and telecommunications). He has also gained a wealth of experience in corporate governance, corporate restructuring, and real estate (establishment and management of real estate investment trusts and real estate funds as well as sale and purchase of real estate companies and portfolios).


Stefano Mazzotti joined Chiomenti in 2001 and became a Partner in 2008. Since 2015 he has been the Managing Partner of General Affairs for the firm. He previously worked for Slaughter and May in London.


Italian, English.


Member of the Milan Bar (Italy) and admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales (non-practising).


Graduated in Law, Catholic University, Milan, 1996; Postgraduate course, Law, Exeter University (U.K.), 1998; Postgraduate course, Legal Practice, The College of Law, London (U.K.), 2000.


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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Industry focus: luxury goods

Within: Industry focus: luxury goods

Chiomenti's Emanuele Barberis heads up the luxury sector team, whose expertise includes corporate and M&A, commercial contracts, IP, tax and employment. Reflective of the firm's first-rate reputation, Annalisa Reale and senior associate Paolo Carbone assisted Swarovski with the employment aspects of its reorganisation, while tax partner Massimo Antonini advised B&B Italia on a merger leveraged buyout. Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren and Roberto Cavalli are among other notable clients. Filippo Modulo, Stefano Mazzotti and Massimiliano Nitti are also recommended, along with practice head Emanuele Barberis.

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