Paolo Rainelli is an associate resident in the Milan office.
Mr. Rainelli's practice focuses on corporate and banking law, with significant experience in inheritance and contractual matters. He lectures business law at the Politecnico of Turin and University of Turin. He has authored several contributions for the Italian law reviews Giurisprudenza Commerciale and Giurisprudenza Italiana.
Mr. Rainelli joined the firm’s Rome office in January 2006, where he worked until February 2008. He graduated with honors from the Law School of the University of Turin in 2000. He received an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School in 2005, where he was Fulbright Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a Ph.D. in Business Law at the Bocconi University of Milan in 2006. He was visiting fellow at the University of Oxford, Georgetown University of Washington and the Max Planck Institute of Munich, where he completed the GWU Munich IP Law Summer Program. He is member of the European Corporate Governance Institute. Prior to joining Cleary Gottlieb, Mr. Rainelli was affiliated with Studio Rainelli from 2001 to 2005 and Studio Barra from 2000 to 2001, both based in Turin, Italy.
Mr. Rainelli has been a member of the Turin Bar since 2003. He is a native Italian speaker and is fluent in English.