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Andrea Accornero

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Andrea specialises in private equity and M&A. Andrea has extensive experience of private equity transactions for both Italian and international funds. He has advised some of the most respected and recognised players on a continuous basis on their acquisitions, disposals and refinancings.


Andrea is a member of the legal committee of the Italian private equity and venture capital association (AIFI), a member of the investment committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy and of the directors committee of the Italian Alumni Association of the University of Chicago.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Simmons & Simmons is known for its experience in private equity deals as well as its sector expertise in real estate, asset management, financial institutions, TMT, life sciences and energy. Alongside the firm’s Beijing office, Dario Spinella, who ‘understands both commercial and legal needs’, advised a Chinese conglomerate on the acquisition of an 85% stake in an Italian luxury jewellery brand. Andrea Accornero is department head.

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Private equity

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Andrea Accornero - Simmons & Simmons

Within: Private equity

Simmons & Simmons’ private equity practice has sector knowledge in asset management, financial institutions, TMT, life sciences, and energy. Practice head Andrea Accornero advised Wise, which specialises in the management of private equity closed-end funds investing in small and medium-sized companies, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Tatuus Racing. Bernadetta Troisi is a highly regarded managing associate.

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    In December 2007, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a fine of £1.26m on Norwich Union Life (part of the Aviva Group), one of the largest life insurance businesses in the UK with around seven million customers. The fine related to failures to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of financial crime. The fine is the latest confirmation of the emphasis being placed on protecting clients and customers from the threat of financial crime.
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