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          Michele Cicchetti

          Managing Partner (Italy)

          Michele is recognised as a top-rated lawyer with significant experience in mergers and acquisitions as well as banking and finance transactions.

          Michele is well recognised in Italy as a specialist in acquisition finance, mergers and acquisitions and finance transactions. 

          He frequently advises multinational and domestic companies in energy-related project financings, corporate restructurings and M&A transactions and he acts for private equity investors and major international sponsors in leveraged finance transactions as well. 

          His experience enables him to effectively assist long-term investors in all phases of the investment cycle - from the setting-up of the appropriate investment structures and the establishment of joint ventures with co-investors to the acquisition, financing, management and sale of assets. 

          He has a deep understanding of technical, regulatory and financial issues relevant to corporate, energy, infrastructure and real estate projects and has a pragmatic approach to deal-making.

          Michele has gained a significant reputation in Italian business circles in his areas of expertise and sits as board member in major leading international corporations.

          Michele is recognised as a highly regarded for corporate finance according to Chambers Europe.

          • Assistance to GILDEMEISTER energy solutions GmbH in building the world's first utility scale solar project on a 330ha area in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia. (February 2019)
          • Assistance to Olon S.p.A. in the acquisition of 100% of Capua BioServices S.p.A. from Livia Group, a German holding company (January 2019)
          • Acting for GILDEMEISTER Energy Services Italy S.r.l. and GILDEMEISTER Energy Solutions GmbH in the selection procedure and subsequent conclusion with Quercus Investment Partners S.r.l. and Quercus Investment Partners Limited of O&M contracts for photovoltaic plants owned by the Luxembourg based fund Quercus Assets Selection S.C.A. SICAV-SIF with a total capacity of around 200 MW (April 2018). 
          • Acting for Eisvogel Group AG, the specialist industrials investor based in Zurich, in the acquisition of a majority stake in Prisma Group, a leading Italian designer and manufacturer of industrial automation solutions, to support its next stage of growth (March 2018).
          • Acting Dr. Helmut Rothenberger Holding GmbH on the acquisition of the clamping and gripping technology specialist Röhm (October 2017).
          • Clients describe Michele Cicchetti of DWF LLP as a "great problem solver who is fast at understanding clients' needs." He is particularly experienced in energy projects, and receives further praise for his "speed, precision and attention to detail."

          Chambers Europe 2018

          • “Michele Cicchetti of DWF Italy provides quick, effective and solution-centric advice," say clients. "He is always available and extremely quick at finding the right solution”

          Chambers Europe 2016