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Partner Leonardo Spina Contact

Leonardo Spina is a partner in CARNELUTTI Law Firm. He is a member of the firm's corporate and M&A department, where his practice focuses on real estate, M&A, and general commercial transactions, both Italian and cross-border.

Leonardo has a broad range of experience in the areas of corporate acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, investments, and international and national commercial arbitration. He advises private investors, investment banks, and private funds on domestic and cross-border transactions, acquisitions, finance deals, private equity, and corporate restructuring.

On several occasions, Leonardo has provided assistance to overseas investors interested in purchasing businesses or commercial assets in Italy.

He has also assisted leading hotel chains and tour operators in the acquisition of single real estate properties or hotel businesses in Italy and in the subsequent formation of joint ventures with the companies selected to develop and operate the relevant projects.

Leonardo obtained his degree in 1999 from the University of Milan and was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2003.

He is fluent in English in addition to his native Italian.

  • Advising the owners of a leading company in the design and supply of home furnishing solutions, products and services for high-profile customers on the sale of a majority stake to a private equity fund of an Italian independent company that manages private equity funds, focused on Italian SMEs.
  • Assisting leading asset management companies, specializing in real estate funds, in the acquisition, disposal and lease of important properties located in Italy.
  • Assisting a primary Italian banking group in negotiating a joint venture agreement in the real estate facility management industry.
  • Assisting the shareholders of a primary Italian player in the design and production of valves for oil, chemical, petrochemical, pipeline, natural gas and water industries with off-shore and in-shore plants in the sale of its entire share capital to a multinational group leading the relevant markets worldwide.
  • Assisting a US primary company operating in the production and distribution of medical and emergency devices in establishing and developing its Italian subsidiary.
  • Assisting an important middle-east entrepreneur in the acquisition of a very well-known Italian fashion brand.

Post COVID Cross-Border Deals and M&A: Europe and the USA. Updates

October 20, 2022
Cecilia Cagnoni Luoni and Leonardo Spina will be keynote speakers at the workshop organized by the University of Trento. The purpose of the workshop is to provide updates on the market involving Europe and the USA in the political and economic scenario that has developed in the last 12 months. Legal, corporate and tax issues will be addressed with specific reference to more representative or significant deals closed in recent months. The workshop encourages dialogue among professionals, companies, and in-house legal departments with a view to an internationalization process targeted to the United States. Additional information is available at the University's webpage.

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