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Luca Arnaboldi, the Managing Partner of CARNELUTTI Law Firm, has been with the firm since the beginning of his career. His practice focuses on complex M&A and finance transactions, including within the real estate, media and fashion sectors.

In addition, Luca is a professor of Mergers and Acquisitions Law at the University Carlo Cattaneo of Castellanza (LIUC). He has also lectured at various courses and seminars, at the University of Milan, at Milan’s Politecnico University, at the LUISS University in Rome, and at numerous conferences where he is a regular speaker on specialist financial and legal subjects. He was also the co-founder of the Strategic Management Course for International lawyers at INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France.

Luca is the former Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy (from 2019 to 2024).

Luca is a registered Chartered Accountant and a reserve officer with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza (Italy’s tax police). He has held and still holds directorships or supervisory board positions with several, public and private, Italian and international companies.

Luca was admitted to the Italian Bar in 1989 and gained audience rights before the Supreme Court in 1999.

  • Assisting a special purpose acquisition company ("SPAC") incorporated under Italian law, in the development of a business combination with a bank that has been operating in Italy since 2009 in the segment of small- and medium-sized companies, with total assets of approximately €1 billion and net assets of approximately €60 million.
  • Assisting one of the largest European country-focused private equity funds with a growth strategy, in the execution of an agreement related to the subscription of a capital increase and the acquisition of an equity interest (35%) in a leading company in Europe in the development, production, decoration, and distribution of primary packaging for the cosmetics and make-up markets.
  • Assisting an Italian brand at the forefront of the world fashion scene in the acquisition of an interest in the fashion company by a primary private equity fund.
  • Assisting a Danish based beverage company, listed on the Nasdaq Nordic Stock Exchange, in the acquisition of a fruit flavoured soft drinks business from a major Italian player in the global spirits industry. Besides the trademarks, the acquired assets include the manufacturing and bottling facility, located in Northern Italy.
  • Assisting a major international investor and leading diversified business in the Middle East in association with a London property firm which invests in real estate and related businesses in the UK and Europe in the purchase of the French portfolio of a primary Italian listed real estate company consisting of 9 luxury buildings in Paris, for 1.225 billion Euro.
  • Assisting and advising a leading Chinese fashion retailer in the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of a legendary Italian fashion designer.
  • Assisting and advising the world's no. 1 non-fiction media company, listed on the New York Nasdaq, in the acquisition of an Italian independent broadcaster with 8 tv channels.
  • Assisting and advising an international real estate investment company whose portfolio includes some of the most exclusive 5-star hotels in Europe and the USA in its acquisition of one of the world’s most majestic and iconic hotel in Rome.
  • Assisting and advising a holding company owned by a a young, glamorous Kazakh businesswoman  in the acquisition of a historic French high-fashion brand, established in 1912.
  • Assisting and advising the shareholders of an Italian company, a leader in the design and manufacture of ball valves for the chemical, petrochemical, on-shore and off-shore oil & gas and power plant industries, in the transfer of their shareholdings to a company managed by a Russian group, which offers integrated solutions for the supply, equipping and installation of fuel and mineral exploration and exploitation projects, new product development, project designing and services for oil & gas, power and transport-building enterprises, and other industries.
  • Advising a primary US group, leader in solar-energy services, on a complex deal related to the construction in the Veneto Region close to Rovigo of Europe's largest photovoltaic power plant. The solar energy plant has a capacity of about 100 Megawatts.
  • Assisting and advising a consortium of four Italian banks on the acquisition of 198 branches from a leading Italian banking group for 2 billion Euro.
  • Assisting and advising a consortium of financial investors on the acquisition of a multijurisdiction medical diagnostic equipment company from a major Italian pharmaceutical Group.
  • Assisting and advising an international group which operates in the management of real estate financial instruments in the acquisition, from a primary bank, of a famous Milanese landmark building located in the high fashion district.

Corporate Acquisitions Law and Practice: Open Issues

November 21, 2022

On Monday November 21, Luca Arnaboldi will moderate the roundtable Diritto e pratica delle acquisizioni societarie: questioni aperte (Corporate Acquisitions Law and Practice: Open Issues), hosted by Università Statale di Milano. Speakers include Federico Modugno on Legal effect of a letter of intent: literal wording and interpretation of the intention of the parties.

The event will take place at Università degli Studi, in Milan, Via Festa del Perdono 7 – Room 422, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m..

To attend, please send an email to:

Click here for the full program.

Reelection of the Chairman of the AmCham

June 21, 2022
On June 21, Luca Arnaboldi was reelected Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy for the 2022-2024 term during the 107th Annual General Meeting held at the IBM Studios in piazza Gae Aulenti, in Milan.

LegalCommunity Week: The Storytelling of War and the New World Order of Media

June 14, 2022
On June 24, Carnelutti Law Firm promoted a roundtable on Media at the Legalcommunity Week in Milan. The roundtable was moderated by Luca Arnaboldi and featured Fabio Bertoni, General Counsel, The New Yorker Magazine, Marcello Dolores, Group Vice President - Legal & Regulatory, Warner Bros Discovery Southern Europe, Gill Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services, Guardian News & Media Limited, and David Vigilante, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, CNN and Warner Media News and Sports. Click on the attachment for more details.

The Italian Recovery Fund (“PNRR”): How It Works, Opportunities For Investors And Developers, And Cross Border Legal Issues

May 23, 2022
Luca Arnaboldi was part of the prestigious faculty of speakers invited by the New York State Bar Association International Section and the Milan Bar Association (Ordine degli Avvocati di Milano) to discuss investment opportunities under the newly launched Italian Development Fund and accompanying changes in Italian law and cross border legal issues. Refer to the attachment for the program and faculty (which included Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of the city of Milan;  Vinicio Nardo, President of the Milan Bar Association; Fabrizio Di Michele, Italian General Counsel in New York; Riccardo Barbieri Hermitte, Chief Economist of the Italian Department of Treasury)  or the following webpage: The Italian Recovery Fund (“PNRR”): How It Works, Opportunities For Investors And Developers, And Cross Border Legal Issues - New York State Bar Association (

Luca Arnaboldi at The Italy Startup Conference 2022

May 10, 2022
On May 10, 2022, Luca Arnaboldi spoke on International Expansion - Doing Business in the U.S. Market at the The Italy Startup Conference 2022, an event for Startups in Italy, gathering thousands of founders, investors, VCs, executives, seed fund partners, general partners, journalists, and bloggers from diverse backgrounds and industries. Click on the link to reach the event's page:  The France Startup Conference 2022 Tickets, Tue 31 May 2022 at 17:00 | Eventbrite  

Sustainability in Legal Market by 4cLegal

May 21, 2021

Luca Arnaboldi was a keynote speaker in the afternoon session of the Convention on sustainability in the legal market, organized by 4cLegal in partnership with Forbes Italia and Great Place to Work Italia. Click HERE to see the full program.


April 9, 2021
Carnelutti Law Firm and ICT Legal Consulting (ICTLC) teamed up with a strategic partnership for Tech Law, Cyber Security and Privacy / Data Protection practices. The new alliance will provide clients with integrated expertise: the combination of Carnelutti's practice in all areas of corporate legal and tax advice and that of ICTLC, which offers specialist advice on Privacy and data protection, IT security and all areas of Tech Law (from IoT, Cloud / Quantum / Edge Computing, Big Data & Analytics to digital marketing/adv, from AI to Information Technology). Thus, the two firms can mutually rely on the experience, the market recognition, and the international scope that distinguishes them both. Press release attached.

Luca Arnaboldi @ Legal Innovation Days by 4cLegal

March 30, 2021
On March 30th and 31st Luca Arnaboldi will be one of the keynote speakers in the webinar "Lo studio legale del futuro: sostenibile e generatore di un «doppio» valore per il cliente" during the Legal Innovation Days organized by 4cLegal.
More info here.  

Luca Arnaboldi key speaker at MF Italian Legal Week - 3.4.5 Feb. 2021

February 3, 2021
Luca Arnaboldi, President of the American Chamber of Commerce and partner at Carnelutti Law Firm, will be one of the key speakers in the second edition of MF Italian Legal Week. Mr. Arnaboldi will attend the round table titled "Judicial System: which reform will be accepted in Europe?"  on February 3 from 12 to 14 pm.
Click here to sign in to the event.

Milano Fashion Global Summit 2020

November 27, 2020
Partner Luca Arnaboldi was a keynote speaker of the "ESG vs. Covid: how sustainability overlives the present" session, on 27 November 2020, within the web edition of  Milano Fashion Global Summit 2020, organised by Class. The recording can be watched on the dedicated  Class CNBC broadcasting page (Milano Global Fashion Summit 2020 tab) and on TV, CLASS CNBC - SKY 507 channel, on Saturday 12 December 2020, at 2:30 pm. A follow-up interview will be broadcasted on Monday 14 December 2020, at 12.02 pm and at 8.00 pm, and on Tuesday 15 December 2020 at 3.55 pm. For more information on this important annual event for the Italian fashion industry, please visit their website.

SDA Bocconi School of Management | Shareholders' Agreements and Bylaws in M&A Transacions

September 23, 2020

On September 23, 2020, managing partner Luca Arnaboldi was a keynote speaker in the streaming event “Patti Parasociali e Statuti nelle operazioni di M&A: le common practice italiane" (Sharehoders' Agreements and Statutes in M&A operations: Italian common practices), organized by SDA Bocconi School of Management.

More information on the event at the website page, linked here.

M&A Day by 4cLegal

September 9, 2020
On September 9, 2o2o managing partner Luca Arnaboldi was the Chair in a roundtable discussing the value of the target in an M&A transaction, in the framework of the "M&A Day" organized by 4cLegal, a media company active in the digitalization of legal procurement in the corporate sector, at the Sole24ore's (the financial newspaper) headquarters.

The Evolution of the Legal Profession in Italy and in the World

February 5, 2020
On February 5, 2020, Luca Arnaboldi was a keynote speaker at the Conference on the evolution of the legal profession in Italy and in the world.  He spoke at the roundtable entitled “Le nuove esigenze del cliente. Che cosa chiedono i General Counsel" (Client’s new needs. What General Counsels ask). The event took place at the Triennale di Milano (viale Alemagna, 6).

The 50 Best Italian Lawyers

November 11, 2019
Luca Arnaboldi was ranked among the 50 Best Italian Lawyers by Legalcommunity.

In-House Seminar on International Arbitration

September 24, 2019
CARNELUTTI Law Firm in association with AIA-ArbIt-40 organized an in-house seminar entitled: “Updating Laws, Rules and Standards in International Arbitration: Necessity or Trend?”.

Air quality: a crucial variant

May 6, 2020
Luca Arnaboldi wrote an article for the financial newspaper Il Sole24Ore entitled: "Air quality: a crucial variant" on the possible relation between the air quality and the spread of the Covid-19. Check out the article at this link.

Private Client Tax 2015

April 1, 2015
Luca Arnaboldi and Gilberto Comi co-wrote the Chapter on Italian private client regulation in Private Client Tax 2015, published by the European Lawyer.

Private Client Tax 2012

September 3, 2012
Luca Arnaboldi and Gilberto Comi co-wrote the Chapter on Italian private client regulation in Private Client Tax 2012, published by the European Lawyer.

New Media and Copyright: Agcom will Sort it Out

February 21, 2011
“New Media e Copyright: ci pensa l’Agcom” (New Media and Copyright: Agcom will sort it out), by Luca Arnaboldi, published in the Italian business newspaper Italia Oggi.

Private Client Tax 2010

September 16, 2010
Luca Arnaboldi and Gilberto Comi co-wrote the Chapter on Italian private client regulation in Private Client Tax 2010 published by The European Lawyer.

Closed-End Real Estate Funds

June 7, 2010
“Fondi immobiliari chiusi, occhio alla patrimoniale secca prevista in manovra”, by Luca Arnaboldi and Leonardo Spina, published in the Italian business newspaper Italia Oggi.

Small and Medium Enterprises – Aggregations among Networks and Systems

March 16, 2010
CARNELUTTI Law Firm contributed to the guide entitled “PMI all’estero – aggregazioni tra network e reti” (Small and Medium Enterprises – Aggregations among Networks and Systems) published by Il Sole24ORE. The Guide deals with legal and financial profiles of joint ventures, focusing on the opportunities arising out of such transactions for small and medium enterprises. Carnelutti examined the legal aspects, explaining the main legal structures to be put in place in order to establish an equity or non-equity joint venture. The Guide also includes an interview given by Luca Arnaboldi on the most crucial issues to be dealt with in structuring a joint venture transaction.

“Le Due Pecche della Restaurazione”

November 25, 2009
“Le due pecche della restaurazione” by Luca Arnaboldi, published in the Italian business magazine Economy.

“La Favola Buona del Mondo Gratis”

September 16, 2009
“La favola buona del mondo gratis” by Luca Arnaboldi, published in the Italian business magazine Economy.

Italy’s REIT Response

June 28, 2007
Luca Arnaboldi and Benedetta Amisano co-wrote the article: “Italy’s REIT Response”, in the 28 June issue of Legal Week.

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