Team/Stephen McCleery

Stephen McCleery

PRACTICE AREA

Corporate M&A

Stephen McCleery graduated in law from Cambridge University in 1990. Following internships at Freehills in Sydney and at DG COMP of the European Commission in Brussels, Stephen trained as an articled clerk at Freshfields in London. Stephen began his career as an anti-trust lawyer with a broad-based experience of UK and EU competition law and practice including merger control, anti-competitive agreements and behaviour, and state aid matters. He subsequently switched to practising corporate and commercial law and, as a senior corporate lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Milan, has established a significant track record of advising Italian and international clients on mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures and strategic projects, and cross-border commercial agreements. Stephen holds an MBA from the SDA Bocconi Business School and qualified as Solicitor of England and Wales in 1994. As of January 2013 Stephen joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati. He speaks Italian and French.

PRACTICE AREA

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]  

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stephen.mccleery@orsingher.com
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