Maurizio Delfino

Partner

Milan
Studio Legale Delfino e Associati
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Via Michele Barozzi, 2
20122 Milan
T +39 02 76363 1
F +39 02 76363 636
mdelfinowillkie.com
Rome
Studio Legale Delfino e Associati
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Via di Ripetta, 142
00186 Rome
T +39 06 68636 1

Maurizio Delfino founded the law firm Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in 2000, and is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department. He practices in M&A, private equity, capital markets, regulation of the securities markets, antitrust, competition, business reorganization and restructuring, venture capital and structured finance.

Chambers Europe (2015) and Chambers Global (2015) ranked Mr. Delfino among the leading individuals practicing in the area of Corporate/M&A in Italy.

Maurizio is fluent in Italian, French and English. 

Highlights

Maurizio Delfino founded the law firm Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in 2000, and is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department. He practices in M&A, private equity, capital markets, regulation of the securities markets, antitrust, competition, business reorganization and restructuring, venture capital and structured finance.

Chambers Europe (2015) and Chambers Global (2015) ranked Mr. Delfino among the leading individuals practicing in the area of Corporate/M&A in Italy.

Maurizio is fluent in Italian, French and English. 

Selected Significant Matters

  • acting for Alenia/Sukhoi in respect of their joint venture and development of Superjet (mid-size civilian aircraft)
  • acting for Colony Capital in the sale of the Costa Smeralda resort in Sardinia to Qatar Holding
  • acting for TK Aluminum in respect of its restructuring and sale to FIAT
  • acting for Lucchini in the sale of Sidermeccanica to the Lucchini family
  • acting for OAO Severstal in the acquisition of the Lucchini group, leader in the steel sector, and  refinancing projects
  • acting for EDF (Électricité de France) on its cooperation agreement with AEM S.p.A. and subsequent tender offer for Edison
  • acting for EDF in the takeover of Montedison and cooperation agreements with FIAT relating to Italenergia
  • advising Questor in the acquisition of Teksid Aluminum from Fiat
  • acting for Bridgepoint Capital in the acquisition of Libco Industries
  • advising Fortis in the purchase of its stake in Banca Intermobiliare
  • acting for Munich RE and Ergo in the negotiation with SAI for the acquisition of a stake in La Fondiaria (the Italian insurance company)
  • acting for Munich Re and Ergo in the acquisition, with tender offer and squeeze out on 100% of BBV Italia S.p.A., of Bayerische Assicurazioni S.p.A. and of Bayerische Vita S.p.A.
  • advising Ministero del Tesoro della Repubblica Italiana (the Italian Ministry of Finance) in respect of various matters 

Selected Professional and Business Activities

Maurizio is a member of the Register of Lawyers admitted to the Corte di Cassazione, Council of State and Constitutional Court, the Italian Association of European Lawyers, the Italian Association of Administrative Lawyers, the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association “Business Organizations Committee, Capital Markets Forum.”

He has been teaching public economic law on a part-time basis since 1979 at the University of Rome Law School. He has written several monographs and had numerous articles published in major law reviews in the fields of securities regulation, corporate finance, the protection of minority shareholders, and antitrust.  He is a frequent lecturer at national and international symposia in these fields and occasionally holds a course on privatization at the University of Rome Law School. 

Selected Publications and Lectures

He is the author of numerous monographs and articles, published in Italy and abroad, on corporate law, competition law and financial markets, including: “Regulation of securities markets” (Rome-1996); “Merger Control in Europe” (S. Chromie ed., Londra, 1991); “Structure of joint stock companies and investments protection” (Naples, 1988).

He is a university lecturer at La Sapienza University of Rome and was a visiting scholar at Stanford Law School and Yale Law School.