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Stefano Silvestri

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Bird & Bird LLP

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Corporate and M&A


Stefano is a joint head of the International Corporate Group and a member of the International Commercial Group at Bird & Bird. His experience ranges from general corporate law to commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions transactions and capital markets. Within his expertise he has advised a number of Italian and international companies operating in the fashion/luxury, technology, media, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors as well as banks, investment funds and other financial institutions. Stefano also provides advice in acquisition and project finance transactions acting for both lenders and borrowers, in the structuring of equity lines on listed issuers and regularly serves as arbitrator in corporate and commercial disputes.


Italian, English and German.


Stefano holds a J.D. from the University of Ferrara (Law School, 1999) and an LL.M. degree in international and comparative law from Notre Dame Law School (2003).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Bird & Bird’s corporate group is organised around sectors, namely life sciences, technology and communications, retail and consumer, energy and utilities, automotive, banking and finance, and food. Italian corporate group head Alberto Salvadè advised Giulio Fiocchi on the sale of global ammunition producer Fiocchi Munizioni’s entire share capital to a NewCo, which was incorporated by Charme Capital Partners. Stefano Silvestri is co-international corporate group head; Edoardo Courir is also highly regarded.

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Industry focus: Manufacturing

Within: Industry focus: Manufacturing

A notable corporate transaction saw Bird & Bird act for an Italian ammunition manufacturer on its multimillion-euro sale of a majority stake in the company to a private equity fund. Elsewhere, the firm advises clients in the manufacturing sector on EU and competition, dispute resolution and administrative matters. Stefano Silvestri heads up the practice.

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Industry focus: Retail

Within: Leading individuals

Stefano Silvestri - Bird & Bird

Within: Industry focus: Retail

Giovanni Galimberti and Stefano Silvestri are joint heads of Bird & Bird's retail practice group, which includes specialists in corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, administrative law and employment. Antonella Ceschi assisted Bricoman Italia with the administrative and urban aspects of its opening of a new retail store in Treviso.

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Industry focus: luxury goods

Within: Industry focus: luxury goods

Bird & Bird's 'outstanding' luxury goods practice group provides 'practical advice' and 'solves even the most complex problems'. The 'remarkable' Massimiliano Mostardini, Giovanni Galimberti and Stefano Silvestri are joint heads of the team. Also noted are Arturo Leone and counsel Federico Marini-Balestra.

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