• Professional experience:

    He founded the Firm in 1986 with Bruno Gangemi. He concentrates at present in corporate, financial and commercial transactions and litigation of strategic relevance for the clients, dividing his activity between the Rome, Milan and Paris offices. In the course of his professional career, carried out in Italy and in the United States (1965, and 1980-1986), in addition to the areas of specialization indicated above, he has acquired a remarkable experience in every branch of business law and, in particular, on matters of competition, labor, real estate, environment, natural resources, assisting major Italian and foreign companies and multinational groups acting in all sectors of industry, commerce and services.


    Law Degree, magna cum laude, at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1961. He attended the specialization course in Comparative Law at the same University (1963-1964). He attended the courses of the University of Michigan Law School, U.S.A., obtaining a Master Degree (M.C.L., 1965).




    A lawyer with international training in the years when few were able to claim a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, he was among the chosen heirs of Giuseppe Bisconti, who entrusted him with the guidance of the firm’s New York office. In 1986 together with Bruno Gangemi, he founded Macchi di Cellere Gangemi, which in fact marks the launch in Italy of a new generation of associated law firms.


    LE FONTI – 2018


    He is a point of reference in the corporate and commercial sectors of strategic importance for the client. He has distinguished himself in the Italian legal landscape as one of the first lawyers with an international route, forming and working in the United States between the years ‘ 60 and ‘ 80.



    IFLR1000 REVIEWS – 2015 – Financial and corporate

    Luigi Macchi di Cellere act for Nortek on its corporate reorganization and debt restructuring.



    What the team is known for: Handles corporate governance issues, corporate restructurings and M&A for both Italian and multinational companies.

    Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “I was very satisfied: The team is personable, available and solves problems effectively.” “Practical, flexible and offers timely responses.”

    Work highlights Represented the German-based asset manager Luxcara in the acquisition of two Italian energy companies. Advised Gruppo Tucceri on its corporate restructuring.

    Luigi Macchi di Cellere is the main point of contact for clients.


    BEST LAWERS – 2014

    Luigi Macchi di Cellere (Corporate, Corporate Governance)


    Luigi Macchi di Cellere Founder & Senior Partner


    Office: Rome Milan Paris

    Practice: Corporate and Commercial Transactions Mergers, Acquisitions and Private Equity Capital Markets Insolvency and Corporate Reorganisations Litigation and Arbitration

    Admitted to Italian bar in 1963. Member of the Rome Bar. In 1980 he was admitted to practice in the State of New York as a Foreign Legal Consultant. Member of numerous professional associations, including the International Bar Association, the Union Internationale des Avocats, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association; the American Bar Association; the American Bar Foundation; the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; the Italian Arbitration Association. Member of the advisory Board of the Centre for American and International Law.

    Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish