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Portolano Cavallo

Francesco Portolano

Milan, Italy Europe Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Corporate/M&A , TMT: Media
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Corporate/M&A - Italy

Band 6

Francesco Portolano offers transactional advice to foreign publishing groups and Italian subsidiaries of multinational mass media companies. One client points out that Portolano is a "tough negotiator," and appreciates his ability to "combine M&A skills and knowledge of the media market dynamics."
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TMT: Media - Italy

Band 3

Francesco Portolano is known for handling M&A transactions and regulatory matters for clients from the media sector. He is additionally well versed in advertising mandates and media-related administrative disputes.
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Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Tech Transactions

Career

Francesco’s thirty year experience includes advising on M&A, private equity, and joint ventures. The majority of his work is for foreign (mostly US) strategic buyers acquiring Italian companies, mostly in the digital, media and technology sectors, including devising and negotiating complex corporate structures to tackle issues such as foreign control restrictions, regulatory approvals and constraints, cross-media ownership, etc.

In the 2012 Financial Times Law 50 report Francesco was ranked among the “top 10 legal innovators in Europe”. According to the report Francesco “leads ‘a team of lawyers who refuse to be limited to inside-the-box thinking’ [and] tackled each challenge with deep insight and a tireless fascination for innovative approaches, with the sort of dynamic legal skill set one rarely sees in Italian media counsel”.

He is adjunct faculty of “M&A in the Digital Media” with the LLM in Law of Internet Technology at Bocconi Law School in Milan. He was a member of the Technical Staff of the Ministry of Communications in 2006/2007, focusing on corporate issues in the TMT sector. He is past Co-Chair of the International Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of the ABA Business Law Section.

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