Luca Picone

Luca Picone

Country Managing Partner
Milan, Rome

Email luca.picone@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +39 02 720 2521 (Milan)

Fax +39 02 72025252 (Milan)

LanguagesEnglish, Italian

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Luca Picone is well-versed in advising companies from the energy, telecoms and infrastructure sectors. His expertise extends to cross-border and domestic M&A, restructuring and joint ventures.

Chambers Global 2020

Consistently acknowledged as a brilliant and innovative M&A lawyer, Luca has devoted his 25+ year career to advising clients on domestic and cross-border transactions. Luca's extensive experience ranges from pure transactional work (including asset and share deals, divestitures, tender offers, joint ventures and restructuring) to counselling board members and shareholders on complex corporate issues. 

His clients include industrial corporations, financial institutions and private equity funds operating in various sectors such as telecom, luxury, energy, food and infrastructure. If you need a proactive lawyer with a commercial approach and cutting-edge knowledge on international and domestic M&A transactions as well as Italian corporate law, no matter how complex the issue is, Luca is here to help you. 

Whatever is at stake, if it concerns corporate/M&A, Luca is able to solve the problem, overcome the hurdles, get to the point, simplify the complexities, explain the technicalities, understand your needs and, calmly but firmly, deliver the best deal using skills gained in over two decades of negotiating deals. He heads up a tailored team of lawyers focussed on executing each deal in the most effective way. Luca is ranked as a Leading Individual in Corporate/M&A by Legal 500 EMEA 2019, and has been consistently highly ranked by Chambers since 2006: in 2020 he is ranked Band 3 in Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global and Band 4 in Private Equity by Chambers Europe. 

Luca is author of many publications on corporate matters, including share purchase agreements, directors' liability, leveraged buy-out transactions, tender offers and de-mergers. His technical prowess derives also from his longstanding academic activities, for example as lecturer on Business Law at the Bocconi University in Milan.

Awards and recognitions

2020

Luca Picone is well-versed in advising companies from the energy, telecoms and infrastructure sectors. His expertise extends to cross-border and domestic M&A, restructuring and joint ventures.
Chambers Global

2018-2020

Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

2018-2019

Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Leading Individual
Legal 500 EMEA

2018-2019

Private Equity
Legal 500 EMEA

2019

He digs deeply into matters and likes to get to the bottom of things
Chambers Global

2018-2019

Corporate/M&A (Italy)
Chambers Global

2018

A pragmatic, clever and effective practitioner;He is a calm but strong negotiator and he represents a perfect balance of top technical skills and a strong commercial approach
Chambers Europe

2018

ability to inspire confidence and put clients at ease, offering an excellent commercial approach and good grasp of clients' needs
Chambers Global

2017

He is defined by clients as a a talented and tough negotiator with significant experience.
Chambers Global

2016

Luca Picone receives praise for his expertise in M&A work. Sources note that he has very solid knowledge and grasp of the law, is technically very strong and is commercially focused.
Chambers Global

2016

Leading Individual in M&A & Governance
Who's Who Legal 2016

Education and admissions

Education

Law Degree, Università degli Studi di Milano, 1992

Bar admissions and qualifications

Milan

Representative experience

Advising Lynwood AG in the sale of the entire corporate capital of Kopter AG to Leonardo S.p.A.

Advising SAUR SA in the acquisition of the Italian group Unidro S.p.A.

Advising Uniper Global Commodities SE in the €400m sale of its participation in OLT Toscana to First State Investment

Advising 21 Invest in the sale of the entire corporate capital of Forno d'Asolo to BC Partners

Advising Edenred SA in the acquisition of the entire corporate capital of Easy Welfare S.r.l.

Advising Orca Devéloppement SA in the direct and indirect acquisition of the entire corporate capital of G. Angeloni S.r.l., Dynanotex S.r.l, Impregnatex Compositi s.r.l. and ITT S.r.l.

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