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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’ ‘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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EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

CMS advised automotive leasing company ALD on proceedings before the ICA to reach an agreement between long-term rental market operators and fleet management, and assisted Porsche Italia with competition matters related to its sales policies as well as with antitrust compliance trainings. The practice is headed by Paolo Scarduelli and the ‘very knowledgeableFrancesca Sutti, who joined from DLA Piper in September 2016.

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  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    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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