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Umberto Penco Salvi

Umberto Penco Salvi


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Umberto Penco Salvi

Umberto Penco Salvi heads the Italian Energy & Infrastructure Group and specialises in M&A, joint ventures, tender offers, restructuring, construction and project contracts with a focus on regulated sectors such as Energy & resources, Healthcare, Life Sciences & Chemicals and Telecommunications, Media & Technology. He regularly advises both senior management and boards of directors when facing sensitive situations and on all aspects of corporate governance.

Umberto represents clients in court and arbitration proceedings, and has served both as an attorney and arbitrator for disputes involving M&A matters.

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Genoa (LL.D) 1993
  • Admitted as an avvocato in Italy 1997
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2002
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2002
  • Partner since 2006

Awards and citations

  • #2 Energy
    Chambers Europe 2018
  • #4 Corporate/M&A
    Chambers Global & Europe 2018
  • Recommended/mentioned in M&A; Energy
  • Sources single him out for being "very solution-oriented" and "highly skilled."
    Chambers Global & Europe 2018: Corporate/M&A – Italy
  • Clients highlight his "detailed knowledge of corporate issues, problem-solving attitude and strong negotiation skills," adding, "he is able to find compromises that protect his client and are palatable to the counter-party."
    Chambers Europe 2018: Energy – ItalyLegal 500 2017
  • Leading Lawyer in M&A
    IFLR1000 2017
  • Lawyer of the Year – Energy Efficiency
    Legal Community Energy Awards 2017
  • Renewables Lawyer of the Year
    Legal Community Energy Awards 2016
  • Clients particularly appreciate his "extraordinary promptness in responding to clients' requests and his ability to maintain constructive relationships with counterparts, which may significantly contribute to a positive result of the negotiation."
    Chambers Global & Europe 2017: Corporate/M&A – Italy
  • Umberto Penco Salvi impresses clients with his "outstanding responsiveness, reliability, commitment and great business acumen."
    Chambers Europe 2017: Energy – Italy
  • He is praised for his "technical knowledge, organisation, commitment and fast responses."
    Chambers Global & Europe 2016: Corporate/M&A – Italy
  • Clients highlight Umberto Penco Salvi's "deep knowledge of M&A transactions and positive approach" as two of his key strengths.
    Chambers Europe 2016: Energy – Italy