Stefano Macchi di Cellere is the Partner in Charge of the London Office and a dual-qualified lawyer, Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and Avvocato of the Supreme Court of Cassation of Italy.
His legal practice in London focuses on the Internationalisation of Enterprises, Cross-border M&A, International Corporate and Competition Law, Technology related strategic Litigation and Arbitration, and assisting clients investing and doing business in the UK and Italy in the public and private sector.
His commercial and transactional practice covers several industries, including Automotive and e-Mobility, Biotech and Pharmaceutical, Energy, Manufacturing and Consumers, Media, IT and Communications, Transportation, and Luxury Brands, by advising multinational conglomerates, middle-market and smaller start-up businesses.
He represents group of companies and private equity funds in deal negotiation, due diligence, joint ventures projects, technology transactions, pre-merger notifications and launching and replying to tender bid processes in a wide range of industries and business sectors.
Qualified to stand before the Court of Justice of the European Union, the English and the Italian Courts, he is an experienced negotiator and mediator, arguing pleadings and appeals and litigating damages actions, unfair competition, and intertwined licensing and intellectual property disputes.
He is a regular author and speaker and contributor to the World Bank's Doing Business annual reports.
University of Rome “La Sapienza” (J.D.); Academy of American and International Law, Institute for International and Comparative Law, Dallas, Texas (International Law Course); Georgetown University, Washington D.C. (U.S. Law Course); Italian Association European Jurists in Rome (EC Law Course); King's College London (LL.M.).
<<Stefano gained extensive experience in communications law representing international operators involved in fixed, mobile, and satellite networks and services, radio and television broadcasting, information technology, and internet communications.>>
<<Clients agree that Stefano Macchi di Cellere has “a true international profile, as well as impressive dedication and commitment.” He acts for international telecoms clients on various regulatory, contractual and antitrust matters at both a national and EU level.>>
<<Stefano Macchi di Cellere, dual-qualified Solicitor and Avvocato […] leading partner of the Antitrust and TMT practices. Advises on international competition law matters, related mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures and commercial transactions. Acts in concentration and cartel cases before the European Antitrust Authorities, assisting global enterprises on abuse of dominant position claims and investigations. Has extensive experience in communications law, counseling corporations on radio and television broadcasting, information technology and Internet communications. Active in litigation and arbitration, represents clients before the EU, UK and Italian Courts.>>
<< “A very capable telecoms lawyer”, Stefano Macchi di Cellere is a widely respected figure in this field. His extensive expertise encompasses communications law, radio and TV broadcasting, IT and online communications matters. >>
Practice: Antitrust and Competition Automotive and e-Mobility Biotech and Pharmaceutical Corporate and Commercial Transactions Intellectual and Industrial Property Internationalisation of Enterprises Litigation and Arbitration Media and Communications Mergers, Acquisitions and Private Equity Pro Bono
Member of the Law Society of England and Wales, the Italian Bar, the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (Council Member and Chair of the Aerospace Committee 1998-2000; Vice Chair 1996-1998), and the Alumni Association of the Academy of American and International Law (Deputy Secretary General 1990-1991). Member of the Board of Directors of Pro Bono Italia (Vice Chairman 2017-2019).
Languages: English, Italian