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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.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

CMS’ ‘high-quality, commercial practice’ hired Massimo Trentino and the ‘knowledgeable and reliableDaniela Murer from McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato and R&P Legal, respectively. The team advises on large M&A transactions, international groups’ reorganisations, joint ventures and shareholder and investment agreements. Pietro Cavasola assisted Eleven Sports with the acquisition of a majority stake in a web TV channel. Other main advisers are Marco Casasole, Matteo Ciminelli, Paolo Scarduelli and Dietmar Zischg.

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Italy: Industry focus


Within: Energy

CMS assisted TotalErg with all aspects of its downstream business, including commercial contracts and public tender procedures, and successfully represented petrol and petroleum refinery Raffineria di Roma in an extraordinary appeal to the President of the Republic against doubling the port tariffs applied to goods entering and exiting the Civitavecchia-Fiumicino ports. Pietro Cavasola is the key contact.

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