Manuela Cavallo
Manuela ‘is highly praised for her long-standing knowledge of M&A and joint ventures, particularly when they include a private equity or venture capital element. She also garners praise for her outstanding counsel on corporate governance matters’.”

Manuela advises domestic and international clients on M&A and joint ventures transactions, also dealing with the aspects relating to financing of acquisitions.

She also has remarkable experience in the Private Equity and Venture Capital sector, mainly assisting foreign funds in their transactions in Italy in the fashion, media, internet and new technologies sectors.

Her work also includes film and TV Series deals, Italian and international co-productions, including financing structures and the handling of subsidy applications, including tax credit.

She is one of the few women to have been listed among the top attorneys in Italy in the Corporate/M&A sector in recent years by Chambers & PartnersWho’s Who Legal and Legal500, in particular in relation to cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Before founding the firm, Manuela worked with Baker & McKenzie, in Rome, from 1999 to 2001.

She has authored various articles on M&A and Corporate Finance topics, published on several legal newsletters and publications, and and she regularly speaks at  seminars and conferences on M&A and Corporate Finance topics. Furthermore, she is co-author of a research project conducted by the firm on the characteristics of more than 60 by-laws of Italian companies participated by Private Equity funds.

She graduated cum laude in 1998 from the LUISS Guido Carli School of Law. In 2005, she obtained an LLM in Corporations from the New York University School of Law. She is currently member of the Board of NYUAA – New York University Alumni Association.

Manuela is a member of the Advisory Board of Luminance, an artificial intelligence platform for lawyers.

She is a member of the Professional Women’s Network of Rome (PWN Rome), of which she has been Vice President until May 2018.

Manuela has been President of the Corporate and M&A commission at AIJA – International Young Lawyers Association. She has also been Chair of the organizing committee of the 2019 annual congress of AIJA, held in Rome.

Foreign languages: English.

Manuela is a member of the Rome Bar Association (A48256).

Manuela Cavallo specialises in private equity and venture capital transactions. She is described as ‘very knowledgeable and client-oriented’.”
She is open-minded and flexible in managing her relationship with clients. She is very able to deal with people and is an effective negotiator.”
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