Marco Rota Candiani

Marco Rota Candiani

Partner, Milan

Email marco.rotacandiani@​

Phone +39 02 720 2521

Fax +39 02 72025252

LanguagesEnglish, Italian

Practice groupCorporate

Marco Rota Candiani is ‘extremely good at running the show and shows great competence in all situations’

Legal 500 EMEA 2014

Marco is ranked as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 which describe him as 'extremely good at running the show and shows great competence in all situations'. Whether we speak of pure M&A deals or Real Estate deals, clients can always rely on Marco's professional and problem-solving approach. Understanding client needs and all the peculiarities of their business is not just a priority for Marco, but a true vocation.

With over 25 years' experience, Marco is a transactional lawyer with broad experience in M&A, joint ventures and strategic alliances, advising Italian and foreign clients on domestic and cross-border deals. Through the years, Marco has gained extensive experience in the real estate sector assisting a number of institutional investors and he heads the Real Estate practice in Italy. He is dual qualified as a lawyer at the Milan Bar and as a solicitor in England & Wales, having spent part of his career working in the City.

Marco has been Managing Partner of the Milan office for 10 years.

Awards and recognitions


Marco Rota Candiani is leading lawyer in Real Estate
Legal 500 EMEA


Marco Rota Candiani receives glowing praise from clients, who say he "doesn't take untenable positions," is "very practical and business-minded" and "always remains calm under pressure."
Chambers Europe


Marco Rota Candiani heads Hogan Lovells Studio Legale’s ‘very professional and particularly focused’ real estate group, which fields ‘absolute experts’.
Legal 500 EMEA


Marco Rota Candiani is ‘extremely good at running the show and shows great competence in all situations’.
Legal 500 EMEA


Marco Rota Candiani is 'very experienced in real estate and M&A so he can handle all aspects of the transaction. He is also an amazing negotiator.'
Chambers Europe


Marco Rota Candiani wins plaudits for his tenacious and business-oriented approach.
Chambers Europe

Education and admissions


Law Degree, University of Milan

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Advising a company vehicle of the Qatari ruling family on the acquisition of 2 five stars hotels in Italy

Assisting La Pusterla 1880, specialized in luxury packaging of perfumes and champagne, in the acquisition of a minority stake of Fancy Box

Advising BNL in relation to the setting up of a close-ended real estate fund by way of contributions of assets from institutional funds

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