Luca Leonardi joined Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in 2000 and he mainly practices in the Corporate and Financial Services Department. Luca has Assisting Italian and foreign clients in M&A (including Private Equity and Venture Capital transactions) and in relation to various aspects of corporate and commercial law.

Luca practices in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, regulation of the securities markets, and general corporate and securities law matters. In addition, Luca has experience representing both investors and debtors in connection with insolvency proceedings, restructurings and asset dispositions.

Luca has also grown significant experience in the field of compliance and has advised several clients on administrative responsibility exposure of entities according to Legislative Decree no. 231/2001.

Luca served for one year in the firm’s office in New York, and continues to be active in the firm’s international practice.


  • Thales SA in the acquisition of Alcatel SA’s satellite, transport signalling and critical infrastructure protection activities
  • Warburg Pincus in connection with its investments in Keystone Dental
  • Warburg Pincus in its acquisition of the Enodis Global ice machine business from The Manitowoc Company
  • Colony Capital in the sale of its assets in Costa Smeralda to Qatar Holding
  • First Eagle Investment Management in the acquisition of significant participations in italian listed entities
  • Quantum Strategic Partners Ltd. (Soros) in the acquisition of significant participations in italian listed entities
  • Aldel in the acquisition of the steel business of Leali S.p.A. in concordato preventivo
  • Ardian Germany GmbH in the acquisition of Bilfinger Water Technologies GmbH
  • Atlantia in the acquisition of a majority interest in Aéroports de la Cote d'Azur
  • Blue Water Energy LLP/Excellece Logging in the acquisition of Dajan
  • Renova in the acquisition of SolidPower
  • Insight Partners in the acquisition of Coreview/4Ward 365
  • Molteni Farmaceutici in the agreement for the introduction of Probuphine in Europe
  • Contship Italia in the sale of the concessionaire of the Port of Gioia Tauro to TIL S.à r.l. (Aponte group)
  • Yilport Holdig in the concession agreement for the port of Taranto
  • Insight Partners and Coreview/4Ward 365 in the acquisition of Alpin Inc.
  • Arkema S.A. in the acquisition of Ideal Works s.r.l.
  • Atlas Holding in the acquisition of Permasteelelisa S.p.A.
  • Arkema S.A. in the dissmissal of the PMMA business
  • Lecta Group noteholders’ in connection with UK scheme of arrangements
  • Arkema S.A. in the acquisition of Agiplast S.r.l.
  • Bobst S.A. in the acquisition of CM Service S.r.l.
  • CITO Systems GmbH in the acquisition of CITO Italia S.r.l.
  • The Sterling Group in the acquisition of Itatools S.r.l.
  • Insight Partners in the primary and secondary investment in Unobravo S.r.l.



Universities of Verona, Geneva and Nottingham, LL.M., 1999 Universita di Bologna, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1998

Bar Admissions

Italy, 2001