Carlo Riso

Carlo Riso is a corporate Lawyer specialized in M&A transactions (e.g. acquisition/purchase of companies and shares, leveraged buy outmerger, spin-off, business allocation, corporate reorganization). He supports companies, shareholders, managers and investors from the structuring of the deal until its closing. He took part in different M&A and PE transactions – also involving W&I insurances – focused on waste management, industrial and renewable energies markets and gained considerable experience with reference to the main agreements of the mentioned sectors (e.g. EPC, BOP, O&M, TSA and development agreements) in addition to the usual deal transaction documentation. He also advises on the legal issues of the financing of the deals.

He is a well experienced professional in performing due diligence activities as well as in structuring and negotiating the terms and conditions of the deals (both vendor and buyer side).

He has also gained broad experience in incorporating innovative startups, in structuring their corporate governance as well as in structuring and handling private equity investments (also with management carried interest incentive mechanism).

He assists both Italian and foreign companies in all the business phases. He deals with commercial contracts relating to the main industrial sectors and supports managers, directors and shareholders in structuring the corporate governance, also handling the activities connected to the ordinary corporate governance and assisting the latter in enforcing their voice and exit rights.

He has relevant experience in corporate litigation (both shareholders and company side) and with regard to the corporate group’s organization and responsibility Italian regulation.

Published articles in “Il Quotidiano Giuridico”(Walters Kluwer):

  • Stalli decisionali nelle società: cosa sono e come superarli. Un approccio pratico
  • La clausola di prelazione è sempre in grado di raggiungere l’obiettivo sperato dai soci?
  • Rinuncia all’azione di responsabilità e patti di manleva: prassi commerciale e giurisprudenza non sempre allineate
  • Quanto la disciplina della responsabilità da direzione e coordinamento rischia di coinvolgere (rectius travolgere) le società di gestione del risparmio?“


Education: Master’s degree in Law, University of Reggio Calabria; Master’s degree in Economics and Corporate Law, University of Pavia; Master’s degree in Law Sole24Ore, post graduated course in Corporate Law; specialization course in corporate law, University of Milan

Languages: English, Italian native speaker

Role: Manager

Qualification: Lawyer

Email: carlo.riso@it.Andersen.com

Office: Milan