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Partner Carlo Emanuele Rossi Contact

Carlo Emanuele Rossi is a partner in Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato. He is a member of the firm's corporate and M&A department, where his practice focuses on corporate, M&A and competition law.
He advises national and international corporations on corporate and M&A matters, including due diligence procedures, mergers, acquisitions, business purchase and business leasing transactions, joint ventures, private equity investments, restructuring, winding-up procedures, IPOs, shareholders' agreements, corporate governance and corporate litigation.
Carlo Emanuele specialises in the antitrust and competition law aspects of agreements and concerted practices, cartels, market dominance, merger control and state aids. He assists corporations before the Italian Competition Authority, the Italian appellate Courts and the EU Commission and Courts in cases of alleged cartels, abuse of dominant position and state aids.
Carlo Emanuele has a wealth of experience in franchise, distribution and agency agreements and has advised several international corporations in introducing and implementing distribution systems in Italy, as well as domestic companies in expanding their business worldwide. He is experienced also in the renewable energy market, particularly in assisting clients on the regulatory requirements and commercial practices related to bio-fuels.
Carlo Emanuele is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and has written extensively on topics within his areas of practice.
He is recognised as a leading franchising lawyer by the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers and he has been named among Italy's top antitrust and merger and acquisition lawyers by Best Lawyers 2012-2016. He is also ranked in TopLegal as a competition lawyer.
Carlo Emanuele is a member of IBA, ABA, Italian Franchising Association and honorary member of CILS, the Center of International Legal Studies.
He is fluent in English, in addition to his native Italian.

  • Advising on the acquisition of the Italian market leader in the production of yogurt by a primary player in the Italian food industry, by way of Court-approved composition with creditors.
  • Assisting in the acquisition by a Spanish group of a major French manufacturer of domestic appliances having production plants and subsidiaries in Italy, previously under Court supervised administration.
  • Advising a medical software company on its IPO on the Milan Stock Exchange.
  • Advising a listed French group leader in biomedical, food and chemical analysis on entering the Italian market by the acquisition of several Italian companies in different market segments.
  • Assisting in relation to an alleged worlwide cartel in a sector of the transportation industry, including the implementation of a leniency programme with the Italian Competition Authority.

M&A Transactions and Business Combinations

November 9, 2017
Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato together with Synergia Formazione organised a conference entitled: “Operazioni di M&A e di aggregazione” (M&A Transactions and Business Combinations). The event took place at our Milan offices.

Master “Diritto e Impresa” – Il Sole 24 Ore

October 21, 2016
Carlo Emanuele Rossi taught at a Master’s Degree Programme in business law, “Master Diritto e Impresa”, held by Il Sole24Ore Business School in Rome. He lectured on corporate governance.

CNCC Workshop

January 21, 2015
Carlo Emanuele Rossi took part in the CNCC workshop “L’art. 18 del Decreto Sblocca Italia – Implicazioni giuridiche e coordinamento con le altre norme locatizie.” (Art. 18 of the Sblocca Italia Decree – Legal implications and interrelation with other provisions on leases) organized by the National Shopping Centers’ Council (Consiglio Nazionale dei Centri Commerciali – CNCC). The event took place at the Beni Stabili Auditorium, Milan.

“21° Master Diritto e Impresa” – Il Sole 24 Ore Business School in Rome

July 7, 2014
Carlo Emanuele Rossi and Valentina Zanelli taught at a Master’s Degree Programme in business law, “Master Diritto e Impresa”, held by Il Sole24Ore Business School in Rome. They lectured on limited liability companies.

Company Acquisition Deals

April 24, 2014
Carlo Emanuele Rossi held a lesson at the University of Castellanza, Civil Law Department (5th year), on “Company Acquisition Deals”.

“Master Diritto e Impresa” – Il Sole 24 Ore Business School in Rome

July 3, 2013
Carlo Emanuele Rossi and Valentina Zanelli taught at a Master’s Degree Programme in business law, “Master Diritto e Impresa”, held by Il Sole24Ore Business School in Rome. They lectured on limited liability companies.

“Master Diritto e Impresa” – Il Sole 24 Ore in Rome

July 3, 2012
Carlo Emanuele Rossi and Valentina Zanelli taught at a Master’s Degree Programme in business law, “Master Diritto e Impresa”, held by Il Sole24Ore in Rome. They lectured on corporations.

“Master Diritto Societario” – Il Sole 24 Ore in Milan

March 23, 2012
Carlo Emanuele Rossi and Valentina Zanelli taught at a Master’s Degree Programme in business law “Master Diritto Societario”, held by Il Sole 24 Ore in Milan. They lectured on corporate governance, supervision and audits of accounts.

15° Master Diritto e Impresa – Il Sole 24 Ore in Rome

July 5, 2011
Carlo Emanuele Rossi and Valentina Zanelli taught at a Master’s Degree Programme in business law, “15° Master Diritto e Impresa”, held by Il Sole 24 Ore in Rome. They lectured on joint-stock and limited liability companies.

Master’s Degree Programme in Business Law – Il Sole 24 Ore in Rome

April 12, 2009
Carlo Emanuele Rossi taught at a Master’s Degree Programme in business law held by Il Sole 24 Ore in Rome. He lectured on corporate governance, corporate governance of banks, groups of companies and liability for abuse of direction and coordination by the controlling company towards the controlled companies.

Section of International Law of the American Bar Association in London

December 12, 2007
Carlo Emanuele Rossi organized a showcase programme at the Fall Meeting of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association in London, where some of the most pre-eminent EU experts in competition law discussed the most recent cross-border transactions and the rise of protectionism.

Cross-border Transactions, Corporate Governance, Capital Markets in Europe

April 12, 2006
Carlo Emanuele Rossi participated as a lecturer in seminars on cross-border transactions, corporate governance and capital markets in Europe held at several top US law firms in New York.

“Dossier D’autore”

June 25, 2010
Carlo Emanuele Rossi edited Lex24’s publication “Dossier d’autore” on transfers of business. It contains an introduction by Carlo Emanuele Rossi, court decisions (including decisions by the Supreme Court), useful comments by experts.

“Dossier D’autore”

June 25, 2010
Carlo Emanuele Rossi edited Lex24’s publication “Dossier d’autore” on transfers of business. It contains an introduction by Carlo Emanuele Rossi, court decisions (including decisions by the Supreme Court), useful comments by experts.

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