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              Michele Cicchetti

              Head of Banking & Finance (Italy) // Managing Partner (Italy)

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

              Michele is widely regarded in Italy as a specialist in acquisition finance, mergers and acquisitions and finance related transactions.

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

              His significant experience enables him to assist long-term investors in all phases of the investment cycle - including creation of the appropriate investment structures, the establishment of joint ventures with co-investors to the acquisition, as well as financing, management and sale of assets.

              He has a deep understanding of the 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 a board member in major leading international corporations.

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

              Member of the International Bar Association (IBA), Milan Bar
              • 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

              • Interviewees describe Michele Cicchetti of DWF Italy as "a very good leader, very commercial, available and committed to finding a solution."

              Chambers Europe 2017

              • 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

              • 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 Dr. Helmut Rothenberger Holding GmbH on the acquisition of the clamping and gripping technology specialist Röhm (October 2017).