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Paolo Scarduelli

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Corporate/M&A, Competition & EU, Insurance, TMC




Paolo is a Partner in the Milan office. Over his long-lasting professional experience, he has assisted several multinational companies, funds and banks; his assistance covers all aspects of the transactions, including national and cross-borders activities. He is a member of the Firm’s Corporate Department in Milan, where his practice focuses on competition law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He has a considerable experience in advising a wide range of Italian and international corporations, funds and other investors on both Italian and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and venture capital transactions, as well as capital market transactions, public takeovers, financing, company and securities law. He has been recommended by the international press as a leader in the field of competition law. He has assisted and advised the start up of the Bruxelles office on behalf of a leading American International law firm.


Italian, English and French.


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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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EU and competition law

Within: EU and competition law

Jointly led by Francesca Sutti and Paolo Scarduelli, CMS handles transactions and investigation proceedings before the ICA for clients such as Porsche Italia, Synlab Italia and Diageo. The group also regularly advises clients on compliance-related matters, recently assisting Fresenius Kabi Italia with the drafting of its antitrust compliance guidelines and with antitrust compliance training concerning the company's distribution system.

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    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

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