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Nctm Studio Legale

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Paolo Montironi

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Nctm Studio Legale

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity

Restructuring & Turnaround


Equity Partner. Paolo Montironi is one of the Founding Partners of Nctm and he dedicates his time to advising his clients; a focus he has never lost even when serving as managing partner for the firm. He has extensive expertise in all aspects of mergers & acquisitions, private equity and restructuring, including representing multinational companies in public and private mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; and working closely with private equity firms.  He has been listed by Chambers Europe as a Leading Individual for M&A, and Private Equity and ranked as Top Tier 1 for Private Equity. He is consistently involved in major acquisitions and privatisations, both domestically and internationally. In particular, he has handled a large number of leveraged buyouts on behalf of Italian and foreign private equity firms, such as Oaktree Capital, Pillarstone (KKR), Bridgepoint Capital, Clessidra, Barclays Private Equity, Investcorp, Rhone Capital, L Capital and Opera Private Equity. Mr. Montironi has also managed many complex restructuring activities such as Maire Technimont, Navigazione Montanari, Premuda, Limoni e La Gardenia, Nectar.

He is Senior Partner and member of the Board at Nctm.


Partner, Nctm Studio Legale, 2000-2001.

Partner, Studio Legale Negri-Clementi Montironi e Soci 1995 -1999.

Partner, Studio Legale Negri-Clementi, Bernascone e Soci 1992-1995.

Partner ,Studio Legale Negri-Clementi 1990-1991

Associate,Studio Legale Negri-Clementi 1988-1989.


Italian, English.


Admitted to the Bar of Milan, 1991.


Law Degree, Università Cattolica, Milano 1986.


Reading, Tennis, Golf.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Paolo Montironi - Nctm Studio Legale

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Nctm Studio Legale is experienced in the small and medium-sized enterprises market; the practice also advises large and international clients on cross-border matters. Vittorio Noseda advised Electrolux Italia on the acquisition of Best, an Italian manufacturer of innovative kitchen hoods, from the US group Broan-Nutone. The practice also advised Snam on the acquisition of  Infrastructure Trasporto Gas as well as the purchase of 7.3 per cent of Terminale GNL Adriatico (Italy’s largest offshore platform for storage and regasification of natural gas) from Edison. Simone De Carli is M&A and private equity head and Sante Ricci is corporate and commercial head. The other key advisers are Paolo Montironi, Alberto Toffoletto, Matteo Trapani and Pietro Zanoni.

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Industry focus: luxury goods

Within: Industry focus: luxury goods

The cross-practice group at Nctm Studio Legale handles both contentious and non-contentious work for its luxury goods clients, which include names such as LVMH and Gucci. Recent highlights include assisting American street-wear brand Supreme with a number of anti-counterfeiting judicial actions. Paolo Montironi is the head of the team. Pietro Zanoni and Michele Motta are also recommended.

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Private equity

Within: Leading individuals

Paolo Montironi - Nctm Studio Legale

Within: Private equity

Nctm Studio Legale 'understands the key dynamics of negotiations'. The practice has expertise across sectors including retail, automotive, food, fashion and luxury as well as design, financial services, TMT, pharmaceuticals and energy. Pietro Zanoni advised the Tadolini family, and other Megadyne minority shareholders, on the sale of Italy-based Megadyne Group and Netherlands-based Ammeraal Beltech to alternative asset management company and PE firm, Partners Group. M&A head Simone De Carli, Paolo Montironi, Matteo Trapani and Mario Giambò are also experienced practitioners.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Nctm Studio Legale assists with both in-court and out-of-court restructurings; the practice stands out for its expertise in real estate fund-related restructuring. Fabio Marelli, senior partner Paolo Montironi and Guido Fauda are experienced advisers.

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