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Massimo Trentino

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Corporate/M&A, Banking&Finance




Massimo Trentino joined the firm in 2017 as Partner in the Corporate M&A and Banking and Finance departments.

He provides legal consulting in complex corporate and finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and with respect to private equity, corporate finance (debt and equity), investment funds, and capital markets.
He counts the sale of the largest Italian beer producers among his major M&A operations; Private Equity assistance in acquiring a company in the textile sector; Capital Markets: listed on ETFs, UCITS and various equity companies (Borsa Italiana).


Italian, English


- Advisory Board University of Bologna Law Review
- Chairman Fondo Studenti Italiani


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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Capital markets: Equity

Within: Capital markets: Equity

CMS' Italian ECM team is experienced in IPOs, equity subscriptions, rights issues, private placements and buy-backs; MSBiotech and Meti Capital are clients. Paolo Bonolis, Massimo Trentino and counsel Andrea Arcangeli are the key advisers.

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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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