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Paola Menicati

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Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

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Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions; Civil, Commercial Law and International Law; Antitrust, Competition and Telecommunications


Paola Menicati specialises in corporate law and M&A, with particular focus on extraordinary transactions, mergers and acquisitions of both listed and non-listed companies, purchases and transfers of shareholdings and businesses, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. She also advises on matters of both civil and commercial general advice, particularly with regard to the drafting, negotiation and execution of shareholders’ agreements, voting syndicates as well as various contracts and commercial agreements. She also has extensive experience in antitrust regulations, publishing law and the legal framework on radio and television frequencies. Paola Menicati has advised both Italian and foreign companies and corporate groups in various extraordinary transactions and all matters of contract law, including the structuring, negotiation, execution and the subsequent management of such contracts.


Prior to joining Gatti Pavesi Bianchi in 1998, she previously worked at Italian and international law firms. She subsequently became Equity Partner in 2006.


Italian, English and French


Italian Bar


 She graduated with full marks from the Università degli Studi di Milano in 1990 and, in the same year, completed a postgraduate diploma in a specialization course in Finance titled “La libre circulation del capitaux et des services financiaers dans la C.E.E.”, from the Institut Universitaire International in Luxemburg.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato’s ‘excellent M&A professionals have deep deal and legal experience’. The practice is highly regarded for its assistance with significant M&A transactions and it was recently particularly active in banking sector deals. Francesco Gatti led advice to Intesa SanPaolo and Unicredit on the sale of direct and indirect shareholdings of Prelios; and Stefano Valerio assisted DiaSorin, a global vitro diagnostic company, with the acquisition of the ELISA immunodiagnostic portfolio. Luigi Arturo Bianchi’s ‘advice is always appropriate’ and Andrea Giardinohas great negotiation skills’. Other notable advisers include Paola Menicati, Gianni Martoglia, Carlo Pavesi, Vanessa Sobrero and Franco Barucci. Growth in the practice included the recruitment of Gianpaolo Scandone from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Alessandro Corno joined MJ Hudson Alma.

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