White & Case (Milan)

Leonardo Graffi

White & Case (Milan)
Lawyer (Partner)

Dual qualified attorney (Italy and New York) with over 14 years of M&A and private equity experience in New York, London and Milan. Worked on over 30 transactions in New York and London, including as member of team that worked in 2007 on Blackstone’s $38.9 billion leverage buyout of Equity Office Properties Trust (the largest leveraged buyout in history at the time). Assisted international investors in connection with over 60 cross-border transactions in the Italian market totalling more than Eur 20 billion of consideration in a wide range of sectors, including banking, insurance, automotive, aviation, pharmaceutical, infrastructure and energy. Strong academic background (formerly a tenured assistant professor of comparative private law at University of Verona) + published various papers on US and European law reviews and a book. Some experience with arbitration matters; acted as (i) defendant’s co-counsel in an arbitration case administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, (ii) claimant’s counsel in a gas supply arbitration case on behalf of ENEL and (iii) party appointed arbitrator in an ad hoc arbitration case.

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Articles

274 Bulletin

Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo, Iacopo Canino, Gianluca Fanti, Ferigo Foscari, Leonardo Graffi, Michaël Immordino, Andrea Novarese, Veronica Pinotti, Evgeny Scirtò Ostrovskiy, Maria Cristina Storchi, Alessandro Zappasodi, Tommaso Tosi The Italian Government approves the draft annual law for competition

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After several delays, on November 4, 2021, the Italian Council of Ministers examined and finally approved the draft Annual Law for Competition ("Draft") pursuant to Article 47 of Law No. 99/2009. The Draft reflects most of the proposals sent to the Italian government by the Italian Competition (...)

Leonardo Graffi, Michaël Immordino, Veronica Pinotti, Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo, Iacopo Canino, Gianluca Fanti, Ferigo Foscari, Andrea Novarese, Evgeny Scirtò Ostrovskiy, Maria Cristina Storchi, Tommaso Tosi, Alessandro Zappasodi The Italian Government approves a draft annual law for competition aligning national merger control rules to EU standards and extending the scope of the Competition Authority’s enforcement powers

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After several delays, on November 4, 2021, the Italian Council of Ministers examined and finally approved the draft Annual Law for Competition ("Draft") pursuant to Article 47 of Law No. 99/2009. The Draft reflects most of the proposals sent to the Italian government by the Italian Competition (...)

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