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Stefano Valerio

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Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

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Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Financial Markets and Securities Investment


Stefano Valerio specializes in M&A transactions, advising on the drafting of share purchase agreements and shareholders’ agreements as well as in relation to demergers and private equity transactions. He renders advice to clients on capital markets and various corporate law matters. He also specializes in assisting large group companies in financial distress, advising on their restructuring and pre-bankruptcy activities.


Equity Partner of Gatti Pavesi Bianchi. He has also written several articles and editorial contributions which have been published in leading legal journals and was the co-author of the book “Tecniche di Private Equity”.


Italian, English


Italian Bar. He has been on the board of directors of several listed companies and financial entities


Stefano Valerio graduated with honours in 1992 from the Università degli Studi di Milano.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

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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