Giuseppe Scassellati-Sforzolini is a partner based in the Rome office.
Mr. Scassellati-Sforzolini is active in public and private M&A and capital markets transactions, corporate governance, securities and banking regulation, competition law and EU state aid law. He has participated in multi-jurisdictional equity offerings by Italian companies, including several privatizations, and debt exchange offers by sovereign issuers. He has worked on takeover bids, tender offers, negotiated acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and private equity investments involving Italian companies, particularly in regulated sectors, such as financial services, energy, media, telecoms and airlines. He has also assisted companies on EU and Italian cartel law, and EU State law matters, including litigations.
Mr. Scassellati-Sforzolini is the co-author of publications on business law issues, including: “Italian and EC Competition Law: A New Relationship- Reciprocal Exclusivity and Common Principles.” 29 Common Market Law Review
, 1992. 93-131; “Liability of Successor Undertakings for Infringements of EC Competition Law Committed Prior to Corporate Reorganisations.” 16 European Competition Law Review
. 1995. 348-353; “La tensione fra regole di concorrenza comunitarie e regole professionali e deontologiche nazionali (The Tension between EC Competition Rules and Member States’ Professional and Ethical Standards).” Giurisprudenza Commerciale
. 2003. II, 5-40; “La Riforma del Diritto Societario – Profili di Diritto Transitorio
(Corporate Law Reform – A Profile of the Transitional Phase).” n. 1/2004. Il Notariato
. 69-80; “Consob Turns Sights on Unauthorized Offers.” International Financial Law Review
. February 2004, online edition; Italian chapter of Regulation of Foreign Banks. 4th ed. 377-490. Lexis Nexis, 2005; “Piani di stock option a favore di dipendenti di società controllate e offerta fuori sede
.” Giurisprudenza Commerciale
. 2005. 378-386; “La partecipazione dei consiglieri di sorveglianza alle riunioni del consiglio di gestione
.” n. 2/2007. Analisi Giuridica dell’Economia
. Banche e sistema dualistico
(M. Cera, G. Presti eds.). 355-367; “New Rules on Italian Banks’ Organization and Corporate Governance.” The Banking Law Journal
, November/December 2008. 871-884; Italy
chapter in Directors in the Twilight Zone
, INSOL, 2009 and “Contingent Fee Arrangements in the United States / I patti di quota lite negli Stati Uniti
.” Compenso professionale e patto di quota lite
(R. Danovi ed.). Giuffrè Editore, 2009 (A.E. Luft, A. Shajnfeld co-authors).
Mr. Scassellati-Sforzolini is recognised as a leading corporate/M&A lawyer in Italy by Chambers Global
and Chambers Europe
. In 2011, he was named Italian Private Equity Lawyer of the Year by TopLegal
. He is also recommended as a capital markets and restructuring lawyer by The Legal 500 EMEA
Mr. Scassellati-Sforzolini worked in the firm’s Brussels office from January 1988 until the summer of 1998 when he transferred to Rome to open the new office. He has been a partner since January 1996. He graduated with honours from the University of Bologna in 1984 and obtained an LL.M. degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1987. In 1985-1986, he worked as a trainee at the Legal Service of the European Commission.
Mr. Scassellati-Sforzolini has been a member of the Bar in Italy since 1986 and a member of the New York Bar since 1988. He is admitted to practice before the Italian higher courts. He serves as a delegate of the Italian Bar to the CCBE (the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Union) and chairs the CCBE’s Competition Committee. He is a native Italian speaker and is fluent in English, French and Spanish.