Giuseppe Scassellati-Sforzolini is a partner in the Rome office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Mr Scassellati-Sforzolini is active in public and private M&A, financial services regulation, EU state-aid law and enforcement matters.
Mr Scassellati-Sforzolini started Cleary’s Italian corporate practice in the early 1990s. Since then, he has worked on numerous privatisations through equity offers and auctions, debt exchange offers by sovereign issuers, takeover bids, negotiated acquisitions, restructurings, divestitures, joint ventures and private equity investments, particularly in regulated sectors such as financial services, energy, media, telecoms and airlines. He advises on EU state-aid law and financial services regulation. He is also active in enforcement and private investigation matters, litigation and arbitration.
Mr Scassellati-Sforzolini joined the firm in January 1988 and became a partner in 1996. He was initially resident in Cleary’s Brussels office until he transferred to Rome in July 1998 to open the firm’s first Italian office.