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Pietro Cavasola

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Corporate M&A, Energy


Managing Partner


Pietro Cavasola is Head of the Corporate M&A, Energy and Administrative Departments.

He has a long-standing international experience and his clients include several important national and multinational companies operating in various sectors including pharmaceuticals, construction, oil and gas, energy, publishing, environmental waste management, and banking and financial services. He sits in the boards of directors/auditors of several major Italian and international companies.
His areas of specialization include Corporate law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Commercial Contracts and Regulatory matters as well as public procurement, public concessions and administrative authorisations. He provides legal guidance in public tender procedures and in important litigation proceedings before the regional administrative courts and the State Council (Consiglio di Stato). Pietro's experience includes working for major energy multinational companies which he assists on a wide range of legal issues.



Italian, English, French and German


He is member of IBA,UIA,UAE, ABA and I.G.A.L.


Banking and finance: Bank regulatory

Within: Banking and finance: Bank regulatory

CMS provides ongoing regulatory assistance to Aareal Bank in relation to its Italian branch’s operations. Paolo Bonolis is the banking and finance department head and Pietro Cavasola and Massimo Trentino are also highly regarded. Domenico Gaudiello, who is responsible for the public finance department, and counsel and alternative investments department head Andrea Arcangeli joined from DLA Piper and Simmons & Simmons, respectively.

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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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