Name: Maurizio Delfino
Firm Name: Studio Legale Delfino e Associati, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Country: Italy
Expertise: Corporate Law

Telephone: +39 02 76363 1
Fax: +39 02 76363 636
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

Maurizio Delfino is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Italy on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Maurizio directly using the contact details listed above.

Maurizio founded Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (“D-WFG”) in 2000: the firm is now one of the most important Italian law firms focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Corporate Governance, Corporate Reorganisation and Restructuring, and Compliance. The ability to combine the international reach of Willkie and local market expertise has allowed D-WFG to develop an unparalleled practice in corporate finance and financial markets while offering clients cutting edge solutions to their legal needs. Unlike most international law firms, D-WFG is not just the Italian office of an elite international law firm, but an important local player, with deep roots in the Italian business community, in both Milan and Rome.

Maurizio specialises in public and private M&A and private equity, including leveraged buyouts and has gained extensive experience in corporate governance issues for both listed and unlisted corporations and the acquisition of distressed companies, including companies involved in corporate reorganisation procedures. In fact, Maurizio has assisted on the occasion of some of the largest acquisitions and buy outs which took place in Italy in recent years, starting with his representation of French energy giant EDF in the acquisition of Montedison, which was the first hostile takeover of an Italian listed company. He also represented the Russian group Severstal in the acquisition of Lucchini, which was the second largest Italian steel manufacturer (and, at the time, the largest ever foreign investment by a Russian group).

Maurizio’s M&A experience includes diverse industries such as steel, oil and gas, insurance, chemical and pharmaceutical, automotive, aerospace and defence, design and various infrastructure companies where he represented both strategic and financial investors, either Italian or international.

Maurizio has written monographs and published articles in major law reviews in the fields of corporate finance, corporate governance, the protection of minority shareholders, and antitrust. He is a frequent lecturer at national and international symposia in these fields. He received JSD from Stanford Law School and was a visiting scholar both at Stanford and Yale law Schools.

Chambers Europe (2013-2019-2020) and Chambers Global (2013-2019-2020) ranked Mr. Delfino among the leading individuals practicing in the area of Corporate/M&A in Italy.

Contact Details:

Milan Office:
Studio Legale Deflino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
via Michele Barozzi 2
20122 Milano, Italia
Tel. +39 (0)2 763631
[email protected]

Rome Office:
Studio Legale Deflino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
via di Ripetta 142
00186 Roma
Tel. +39 (0)6 686361
[email protected]

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