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Dietmar Zischg

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Corporate law, Real Estate, Banking & Finance




Dietmar is the head of the M&A and Real Estate practice of the Milan office. He has been Partner since 2007 and assists companies, investment funds and banks in M&A and financial transactions.

He assists investment funds in property purchases and sale transactions related to different asset classes. In addition, Dietmar advises banks in finance matters related to acquisitions, construction and property refinancing transactions. He also works on acquisitions of energy production plants and joint ventures related to energy infrastructure projects, as well as the related project finance of such projects.


Italian, German and English.


- Milan Bar Association 
- Law Society of England and Wales
- German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltsverein)


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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    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.
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