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Matteo Ciminelli

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Corporate/M&A, Energy




Matteo Ciminelli joined the firm in 2003 and became partner in 2014.

Matteo Ciminelli is a member of the Corporate Department, where his focus is on corporate law, M&A as well as national and international contract law. He is a member of the CMS Energy Sector Group, in recognition of his expertise in the oil and gas sector.
Over the years, he has been involved in a broad range of corporate matters including advising on M&A and extraordinary transactions with particular focus across a number of industries including pharmaceutical, automotive and energy.
In addition, he regularly advises Italian and foreign clients on the incorporation of companies and joint ventures.


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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

CMS is particularly focused on deals involving the energy, life sciences, industrial manufacturing and media sectors; the team is also experienced in the pharmaceutical and automotive industries. Pietro Cavasola heads the corporate and M&A department; recent work includes Matteo Ciminelli's advice to HP Italy on the acquisition of Samsung Electronics’ printer business. Other key names are Massimo Trentino, Daniela Murer, Marco Casasole, Paolo Scarduelli and Dietmar Zischg.

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Industry focus: Energy

Within: Industry focus: Energy

CMS' energy team includes Matteo Ciminelli, Dietmar Zischg and Massimo Trentino. It assists clients with matters with a nexus to corporate and M&A, banking and finance, public law and tax matters. It successfully acted for Raffineria di Roma and Italiana Petroli in an extraordinary appeal to the President against doubling port tax, winning reimbursement of the tax. Other clients include Total E&P, Q8 Italia and Global Solar Fund. Pietro Cavasola is the practice head.

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