Pietro Zanoni > ADVANT Nctm > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

20121 MILAN

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity

Corporate & Commercial


Equity Partner. Pietro Zanoni’s practice focuses on M&A and private equity, and he has extensive experience in all matters of corporate and commercial law, especially in the pharmaceutical, medical, food and fashion industries. He has been advising domestic and foreign private equity firms such as 21 Investimenti, Alcedo, Clessidra, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, Fondo Italiano di Investimento (now NeubergerBerman), Friulia Veneto Sviluppo, Gradiente, G Square, DeA Capital, Investcorp, Jacobs Holding, L Catterton (formerly L Capital), Palladio and TowerBrook; as well as industrial clients such as Aboca, Cartotecnica Goldprint, Guala Pack, Mar.Ter, IBM, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Mediolanum Farmaceutici, Megadyne, Marsh, MSC and Turbocoating.


Second and third years associate at the law firm of Professor Savi (2002-2003).
First year associate Gianni, Origoni, Grippo and Partners. – Linklaters and Alliance (2001). 
Visiting Foreign Lawyer at Doland & Gould in Los Angeles (2000).


Italian, English.


Admitted to the Bar of Milan, 2003.


Pietro Zanoni obtained a Laurea in Giurisprudenza (J.D. equivalent) with honours from the University of Milan in 2000, and a Diplôme de Droit Comparé from the Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparé at the Université Robert Schuman of Strasbourg in 1999.  He also earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004.

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Industry focus: Food

ADVANT Nctm focuses on EU and WTO law, including for food clients. Bernard O’Connor, who heads up the team from Brussels, is particularly appreciated for his expertise in the registration of the geographical indication for food products at European level. The Milan office houses Paolo Gallarati and Pietro Zanoni  who focus on M&A transactions for food companies.

Italy > Private equity

(Leading individuals)

Pietro ZanoniADVANT Nctm

ADVANT Nctm supports on high-end private equity deals, both domestically and internationally, leveraging its overseas offices in London, Shanghai and Brussels in the process. The team is geared to provide a full-service offering, supporting on merger, acquisition, investment, divestment and corporate finance mandates, and counts its proficiency in investment fund establishment as a key distinguisher. Founding partner Paolo Montironi is vastly experienced when it comes to leveraged buyouts on behalf of private equity firms and Pietro Zanoni  has considerable knowledge of the food, pharmaceutical, food and fashion sectors.