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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.

          • 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 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 Dr. Helmut Rothenberger Holding GmbH on the acquisition of the clamping and gripping technology specialist Röhm (October 2017).
          • Acting for Gildemeister energy solutions GmbH in the sale of several solar plants located in Italy (September 2017).

          • Chambers Europe 2018 - 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."  
          • “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