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Francesco Gatti

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Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

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Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Finacial Markets and Securities Investment, Bankruptcy law and Restructuring, Private Equity.


Francesco Gatti has developed an articulate experience in the areas of corporate law, financing and M&A transactions and competition regulations as well as in relation to corporate litigation and arbitration. He has been involved in the most important transactions on the Italian market and is recognized as being one of the leading experts in corporate law.


Founding Partner of Gatti Pavesi Bianchi, he has written several articles on corporate law which have been published in journals, and has given seminars on competition law and “law and economics”.


Italian, English


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He graduated in 1989 from the Università degli Studi di Milano and was a visiting scholar at Yale Law School in 1992.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Francesco Gatti - Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato’s β€˜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 β€˜advice is always appropriate’ and Andrea Giardino β€˜has 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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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato’s β€˜excellent practice assists with high-profile deals’: in recent highlights, Carlo Pavesi advised Synergo on the sale of Bozzetto to Chequers Capital, a pan-European private equity firm and β€˜the very experienced’ Andrea Giardino acted for European private equity fund Ambienta in its investment in Restiani. Gianni Martoglia β€˜has outstanding legal skills’ and Francesco Gatti, Stefano Valerio and Franco Barucci are other key contacts.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato’s β€˜team is very efficient’ and assists with debt restructuring processes, including corporate law aspects, bankruptcy law litigation proceedings, and labour law issues. Luca Faustini advised a pool of banks on a financial optimisation transaction. Gianni Martoglia β€˜has excellent negotiation skills’ and Francesco Gatti, Stefano Valerio and Carlo Pavesi are also highly regarded.

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Italy: Capital markets


Within: Equity

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato β€˜combines technical authority with excellent client service’ and is highly rated for its assistance to investment banks and industrial groups, as well as other issuers and institutional investors. Stefano Valerio advised SprintItaly, an SPAC, on its IPO and admission to trading on AIM Italia. Luigi Arturo Bianchi β€˜provides great legal and strategic support’ and other highly rated practitioners include Anton Carlo Frau, Francesco Gatti, Carlo Pavesi, Franco Barucci and Rossella Pappagallo .

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