Francesco Stella

Francesco Stella


Email [email protected]​

Phone +39 02 720 2521

Fax +39 02 72025252

LanguagesEnglish, Italian

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Francesco is "appreciated for his global business view and negotiation skills".

Legal 500 EMEA 2016

Clients say 'Francesco is really reliable, business-minded and able to bring ideas for structuring the deal. He is dedicated, smart and does a high-quality job'. With this attitude and mind-set, for over 20 years, Francesco Stella has accompanied an impressive number of large international corporates and financial institutions in their M&A moves into the Italian market, and top Italian clients in their growth abroad through acquisitions and joint ventures. 

A passion for complex deals brought him to focus on regulated assets ranging from financial institutions to life science companies and energy businesses. Clients in these industries know they can rely on Francesco's sector knowledge, which is always coupled with his thoroughness, keen eye for detail and commitment to excellence. Francesco has been mentioned in all major legal directories for many years. From time to time, he likes to lecture on cutting-edge subjects at conferences and seminars.

Awards and recognitions


Commercial, corporate and M&A, Italy, Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


His constructive negotiation skills are highlighted by sources, who also find him to be business-oriented and fair
Chambers Europe


Private Equity
Legal 500 EMEA


Commercial, Corporate and M&A
Legal 500 EMEA


Francesco is very high technical knowledge and ability to listen to the needs of the client and be proactive in solutions with a problem-solving attitude
Chambers Europe


Francesco is very knowledgeable and has a good relationship with his clients; he was attentive and present in all important meetings
Chambers Global


Technically speaking he's excellent and has great experience. He's very practical and gets to the heart of any question immediately
Chambers Global


Francesco has impressive international M&A knowledge
Legal 500 EMEA


Francesco Stella is a highly regarded player who continues to earn market recognition
Chambers Europe


Francesco Stella is really reliable, business-minded and able to bring ideas for structuring the deal. He is dedicated, smart and does a high-quality job
Chambers Europe

Education and admissions


Law Degree, Università Cattolica, Milan, 1992

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Advising BNPP Cardif in the acquisition of a majority stake in the Italian non-life insurance company Cargeas Assicurazioni from Ageas

Advising Dana in the acquisition of 80% of the global power-transmission and fluid power business of Brevini Group and subsequent buy-out of minorities

Advising Fagerhult on its acquisition of iGuzzini Illuminazione, which creates one of Europe's largest and leading professional lighting groups

Advising FlixBus on the development of its expansion strategy in Italy, which included integration of SAPS, Roma Marche Linee and Baltour networks into Flixbus platform

Advising PerkinElmer in the acquisition of the gas chromatography and mass spectrometry business of Dani Strumentazione Analitica

Advising Recordati on the acquisition of commercial rights to a portfolio of medicines from Astra Zeneca

Advising Mapfre in the acquisition of the insurance company Direct Line Insurance from Direct Line Insurance Group PLC

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