Linklaters boosts its Italian practice with further M&A partner hire

LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire – Linklaters has elected highly regarded Italian M&A partner, Francesco Stella, to join the firm’s corporate practice in Milan.

Francesco joins Linklaters from Giliberti Pappalettera Triscornia e Associati, where he has been a partner since 2002, focusing on the acquisition and sale of public and private companies, asset acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures. In addition he has been increasingly involved in real estate transactions, an area of growing importance in the Italian market.

Francesco will work alongside corporate partners Giovanni Pedersoli and Luca Picone, who joined Linklaters last year, further strengthening the firm’s mainstream corporate practice in Italy. Linklaters now offers clients leading Italian law advice on the full range of corporate/M&A transactions.

Sarosh Mewawalla, co-managing partner of the Linklaters Italian practice, said:

“The continuing development of our Italian practice is one of the firm’s priorities, so we are delighted that Francesco has been able to join us. Over the past 12 months we have grown rapidly in Italy in response to client demand. We now have a nine-partner team in Milan with a wide range of expertise covering banking, projects, securitisation, equity capital markets, private equity and M&A.”
Andrea Arosio, co-managing partner of the Linklaters Italian practice, said:
“Francesco will be an excellent addition to our team, and his election represents another step towards the establishment of a powerful Italian M&A presence for Linklaters.”

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