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Luigi Vaccaro

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Partner Corporate - M&A, Insolvency and Restructuring.


Luigi advises Italian and international clients on Corporate - M&A, corporate restructuring, banking, insurance and other supervised entities matters. His practice particularly focuses on company law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and joint ventures. Luigi belongs to the Firm’s Asia Desk and has garnered significant experience in advising Asian investors.


Luigi Vaccaro joined the Firm in 2001 and became a Partner in 2009. In 2004 he was Foreign Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP in Palo Alto, California. Luigi heads the China Desk of the Firm in Italy. He is the Head of the Private Equity Business Unit.


Italian, English.


Member of the Pavia Bar (Italy)


Graduated in Law, University of Pavia, 1996.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

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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Investment funds

Within: Investment funds

Chiomenti Studio Legale is highly rated for setting up investment funds and advising on complex transactions involving investment funds. The practice is regularly involved in asset management agreements, incorporation of asset management companies and corporate vehicles as well as establishing private equity, real estate and speculative funds, acquisitions and sales of assets of investment funds and liaising with regulatory authorities. Recent matters include advising Idea Fimit on setting up a new real estate alternative investment fund. Vincenzo Troianohas deep knowledge of the relevant legal framework and wide experience in dealing with the supervisory authorities’ and Luigi Vaccarohas outstanding legal skills and an impressive deal-making attitude’.

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Private equity

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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Italy: Industry focus


Within: Retail

Chiomenti Studio Legale focuses on retail advice related to corporate and commercial, employment and real estate matters, administrative law, competition, financing, IP and tax. The client base includes N&W Global Vending and Investindustrial private equity fund. Corporate specialists Luigi Vaccaro and Carlo Croff are the key contacts.

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