Alessandro De Nicola is deputy Corporate Group leader and head of the European Corporate Group; moreover he is Senior Partner of the Italian offices in Milan and Rome and member of the firm's Global Leadership Team.

Alessandro has extensive experience in commercial and corporate law, M&A, competition law and corporate governance. He has worked on complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions including acquisitions and corporate restructurings for some of the most important players in the market. He leads extensive corporate governance projects with a particular focus on Legislative Decree 231.

Alessandro has pleaded in front of the Italian Antitrust Authority (AGCOM), Consob (the public authority responsible for regulating the Italian securities market) and civil and administrative courts.

  • Prior to joining Orrick, Alessandro was the national director of the Italian legal department of Studio Legale Tributario Ernst & Young. He earned his degree at Catholic University in Milan in 1985 and at Cambridge University he earned an LL.M. in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Corporate Law and Economics in 2007.

    Since 2000 Alessandro has been teaching as adjunct professor in advanced corporate law and since 2011 in comparative business and European law at Bocconi University in Milan. He also serves as scientific coordinator of the Master in Business Law organized by Il Sole 24 Ore Business School.

    Alessandro has been a regular columnist for Il Sole 24 Ore, the financial newspaper with the largest circulation in Europe, from 2000 to 2011. Since 2011, he has been a columnist for L'Espresso, the weekly newsmagazine with the first largest circulation in Italy, and La Repubblica, the daily newspaper with the largest readership in Italy and the largest web readership in Europe.

    He is currently member of the Board of Directors as well as chairman or member of a number of Vigilance Bodies of some of the most important Italian and international companies listed and not listed (i.e. banks, insurances).

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