Team/Giorgio Cosmelli

Giorgio Cosmelli began his practice at the Ardito law firm in Rome (one of the first law partnerships in Italy) and became partner of the firm in 1973, when he opened the Milan branch of the firm. He was subsequently a partner of Pavia Ansaldo e Verusio and, in 1997, established the firm Verusio e Cosmelli in Rome. In 2020, he joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati. His practice covers a wide range of areas, including international law, commercial law, labour law, energy and natural sources, litigation and arbitration. He speaks regularly at seminars and conventions, in particular on international law. He speaks English fluently.


Corporate M&A

We specialise in corporate and commercial law, with a specific focus on complex corporate transactions and business reorganisations. We act for domestic and international clients, sovereign funds, investment and commercial banks, insurance and financial services firms, as well as clients covering a broad spectrum of industry sectors, including automotive, energy, oil & gas, telecoms, digital & media, marketing and advertising and food & drink. The value we add for all our clients in these diverse sectors is driven by our experience and expertise in the following areas: [text_boxed text_title="Strategic transaction advisory" text_content="We focus on our clients’ strategic objectives and align our delivery to the achievement of those objectives in the context of the deal."][/text_boxed] [text_boxed text_title="Multi-jurisdictional experience" text_content="Many of our clients have substantial cross-border activity and benefit from our track record in a vast number of jurisdictions, which enables us to deliver significant added value."][/text_boxed] [text_boxed text_title="Deal counsel" text_content="We have significant experience of acting as “deal counsel” on complex, cross-border transactions, as well as managing relationships with financial institutions and advisers."][/text_boxed] [open_background background_title="Areas of activity" background_sub_title=""][/open_background] [text_boxed_cinquanta text_title="Mergers & Acquisitions" text_content="We have acted for buyers, sellers and financial advisers on many of the most significant M&A deals in recent years in Italy and internationally. Our experience and market awareness in key jurisdictions represents a significant competitive advantage for our domestic and international clients"][/text_boxed_cinquanta] [text_boxed_cinquanta text_title="Private Equity/Venture Capital" text_content="We have vast experience of managing key deal issues in both private equity and venture capital contexts, including the optimisation of financing structures, consortium and co-investment arrangements, management equity, and enabling an efficient exit from the relevant investment through a sale of shares or assets or listing on regulated markets."][/text_boxed_cinquanta] [text_boxed_cinquanta text_title="Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances" text_content="Assisting clients with the structuring and implementation of joint ventures and strategic alliances is an integral part of our service, whether focussed on specific strategic goals or in the context of a broader reorganisation of the client’s business."][/text_boxed_cinquanta] [text_boxed_cinquanta text_title="Company Reorganisations and Restructuring" text_content="We advise clients on a broad range of reorganisation and restructuring projects, including mergers, demergers and carve-outs, as well as the implementation of transition arrangements."][/text_boxed_cinquanta] [text_boxed_cinquanta text_title="Capital Markets" text_content="We regularly advise clients on equity capital markets transactions, including listings and other capital raising by listed clients."][/text_boxed_cinquanta] [text_boxed_cinquanta text_title="Corporate/commercial litigation" text_content="We offer clients on-going assistance in the resolution of disputes on corporate and commercial matters and including insolvency and restructuring procedures, in the context of both arbitration and court proceedings."][/text_boxed_cinquanta] [close_background][/close_background]  


Administrative, Antitrust and Regulatory Law

We specialise in the areas of administrative law, competition and anti-trust, privacy and data protection, telecommunications and regulated markets, advising domestic and international clients on relevant non-contentious matters and dealing with regulatory authorities, in addition to the relevant jurisdictions of the administrative courts, the regional administrative tribunal (TAR) and the State Council. Our clients include leading Italian and multinational corporates which carry out business in a wide variety of industrial and service businesses, including in the sectors of energy, oil & gas, banking and finance, fashion, digital & media, marketing and advertising, industrial manufacturing and telecommunications. [open_background background_title="Areas of activity" background_sub_title="Our Administrative and Regulatory Law practice has developed a number of specific areas of focus, and offers advice and assistance primarily in the following areas:"][/open_background] [text_boxed_cento text_content="Administrative law proceedings before the TAR and the State Council, including in the sectors of public contracts (works, services and supply), public services, transport, electronic communications and competition, commerce, energy, public utility services, transport, works of art and culture, environment and refuse, environment and refuse, building and urban planning, universities and teaching"][/text_boxed_cento] [text_boxed_cento text_content="Assistance and advice on contentious and non-contentious matters in the telecommunications market"][/text_boxed_cento] [text_boxed_cento text_content="Assistance and advice on taking part in tenders for public works and services"][/text_boxed_cento] [text_boxed_cento text_content="Assistance and advice in relation to the organisation and functioning of the public administration and of management of public sector companies"][/text_boxed_cento] [text_boxed_cento text_content="Non-contentious advice on matters of anti-trust, privacy and data protection and regulated markets, including the provision of internal strategies and policies in relation to privacy and data protection, anti-trust compliance and consumer law compliance, including related activities of audit and training"][/text_boxed_cento] [text_boxed_cento text_content="Assistance in relation to notifications and administrative law proceedings involving sanctions imposed by the Privacy Regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority and to the European Commission (DG COMP)"][/text_boxed_cento] [close_background][/close_background]