Mr Pietro Cavasola > CMS > Rome, Italy > Lawyer Profile

00184 ROME

Work Department

Corporate M&A, Energy


Managing Partner


Pietro Cavasola is Head of the Corporate M&A, Energy and Administrative Departments.

He has a long-standing international experience and his clients include several important national and multinational companies operating in various sectors including pharmaceuticals, construction, oil and gas, energy, publishing, environmental waste management, and banking and financial services. He sits in the boards of directors/auditors of several major Italian and international companies.
His areas of specialization include Corporate law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Commercial Contracts and Regulatory matters as well as public procurement, public concessions and administrative authorisations. He provides legal guidance in public tender procedures and in important litigation proceedings before the regional administrative courts and the State Council (Consiglio di Stato). Pietro’s experience includes working for major energy multinational companies which he assists on a wide range of legal issues.



Italian, English, French and German


He is member of IBA,UIA,UAE, ABA and I.G.A.L.

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Administrative and public law

CMS has particular expertise acting for companies in the energy, infrastructure and life sciences industries during administrative proceedings in relation to public procurement procedures. Pietro Cavasola has a wealth of experience in public law, including advising on tender proceedings, procurement, concessions and administrative matters, which she handles in various sectors. Recently, Pietro successfully represented Italiana Petroli and Raffineria di Roma in an appeal proceeding before the President of the Italian Republic seeking to reverse the Fiumicino Port Authority’s decision to double the harbour surchage applied to goods leaving from and returning to the port.

Italy > Private equity

CMS‘ private equity lawyers leverage their corporate skills on investment deals; they also assist with the incorporation, structure and formation of new entities, taxation, compliance and regulatory issues. In addition, the group works closely with the firm’s finance, capital markets and competition law departments. Paolo Bonolis is regularly involved in private equity and venture capital transactions, and Massimo Trentino advises private equity funds on high-profile deals. Paolo Scarduelli focuses on private equity transactions of all types and sizes, and Pietro Cavasola is a corporate and M&A expert.

Italy > Industry focus: Energy

CMS‘s Italian energy practice counts major clients in the oil and gas sector (covering oil and gas exploration and production, public tender procedures, taxation of oil products and transactions) as well as in the electricity and renewables sectors (solar, biomass and wind energy) and in minerals. The experienced Pietro Cavasola is head of the department and a member of the wider firm’s global energy group.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A

In addition to advising on high-end mandates, CMS‘ Italian corporate team’s costs structure and resources enable it to handle mid-market transactions. It handles multi-jurisdictional M&A deals and is able to call upon the firm’s tax, litigation, employment and banking professionals. Pietro Cavasola‘s clients include multinationals in the energy, publishing, pharmaceutical, construction and banking sectors. Massimo Trentino advises on M&A, including for private equity funds.