28 September 2022
Clifford Chance appoints Paolo Sersale as new Managing Partner for Italy
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance announces the appointment of Paolo Sersale as the new Managing Partner of its offices in Italy.
He will be taking over from Giuseppe De Palma, who was the Office Managing Partner for 8 years, and has recently been appointed as our Regional Practice Area Leader for Global Financial Markets in Continental Europe.
Paolo joined our firm in 1998, has been a partner since 2002 and currently heads the Corporate M&A practice in Italy. With more than 25 years of practice, he specializes in M&A, Corporate Finance and Restructurings, advising corporate multinationals as well as private equity investors. Among the most recent transactions, he advised the consortium composed of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, Blackstone and Macquarie in relation to the acquisition of Autostrade per l’Italia S.p.A.; Infrastructure Investment Fund in the take private of Falck Renewables S.p.a.; Unicredit in the context of the renewal of the bancassurance arrangements with Allianz.
Charles Adams, Global Managing Partner of Clifford Chance: "I am excited to announce the appointment of Paolo as the Office Managing Partner for Italy. He will be of great value to both our offices in Milan and Rome, and to our European team. He will continue to invest in the development, growth and well-being of our people, and in maintaining and further expanding our position as the global law firm of choice for the world's leading businesses".
Steve Jacoby, Regional Managing Partner for Continental Europe continues: "I look forward to working closely together with Paolo to deliver our One Europe strategy, contributing to making our client and market share grow, attracting and retaining the best talents, both in Italy and in our region, and further strengthening our position as the leading global law firm in Europe".
Paolo's appointment will be effective as of 1 October.