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Umberto Penco Salvi

Umberto Penco Salvi


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

  • #4 in Corporate/M&A
    Chambers Global and Europe 2019
  • #2 in Energy
    Chambers Europe 2019
  • Mentioned in Commercial, Corporate and M&A; Energy
    Legal500 2019
  • Highly Regarded in M&A
    IFLR1000 2019
  • He is “a top business lawyer with a deal-making attitude."
    Chambers Europe 2019: Energy & Natural Resources
  • Clients underline his “significant negotiation and relationship skills.”
    Chambers Global and Europe 2019: Corporate/M&A
  • Lawyer of the Year – Energy Efficiency
    LegalCommunity Energy Awards 2017
  • Lawyer of the Year - Renewables
    LegalCommunity Energy Awards 2016