For more than 25 years, Stefano Crosio has advised public and private corporate clients and financial investors in the context of cross-border M&A transactions. He has significant experience advising North American clients and multinationals in their investments or divestitures in Italy. Stefano's practice focuses on public and private M&A, including foreign direct investment (FDI) regulations, takeovers, private equity, joint ventures (JVs), and corporate governance, including shareholder engagement and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) matters. He regularly advises in the context of tender offers and other extraordinary transactions involving corporations listed on the Milan Stock Exchange and advises hedge funds on Italian equity capital markets regulations.
Stefano's recent experience includes advising U.S. clients in: (i) the takeover of an Italian-listed industrial component corporation; (ii) a minority investment in an Italian-listed health care company; (iii) the off-exchange sale of a minority interest in an Italian-listed tiremaker; and (iv) acquisitions or sales of Italian companies operating in the industrial, chemical, oil & gas, food & beverage, media, aviation, automotive, technology, and consumer products industries. He also advised a French conglomerate in its takeover of an Italian-listed energy corporation and a Canadian-listed corporation in the merger of its European cartonboard business with an Italian-listed corporation.
Stefano is based in the Milan Office but regularly spends time in the New York Office to more closely service North American clients. Before joining Jones Day, he was an M&A partner with Italy's largest business law firm and headed their New York office. He also served as general counsel of a corporation listed on the Milan Stock Exchange.
- September 30, 2019
Shareholder Activism and ESG: U.S. and European Perspectives
- March 29, 2019
Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance Workshop, Bocconi University
- March 20, 2018
Shareholder Activism: U.S. and Italian Perspectives
- University of Genova (J.D. magna cum laude 1993)
- Rome, Italy
- Ensign, Italian Navy (1993-1994)
Chambers Global (2010-2023)
Chambers Europe (2008-2023)
Legal 500 EMEA (2008-2021)
Acritas "Star Lawyer" (2018-2021)
Named as a Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer (February 2022)
- English, Italian