Squire Patton Boggs Adds M&A and Energy Expertise in Italy

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Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Paolo Zamberletti as partner in its Corporate Practice Group in Milan. Mr. Zamberletti is an experienced corporate lawyer active in M&A, joint venture and other commercial transactions, with a particular focus on the Italian and international energy sector. He joins from K&L Gates in Milan, where he was responsible for its Italian energy practice.

Galileo Pozzoli, managing partner of the Milan office, said, “We are delighted to have Paolo join the office in Milan. One of the core pillars of our business is complex corporate transactional work and Paolo will be a great boost to our capabilities. His expertise and connections will also further strengthen our relationships particularly across the energy sector, which is an area where our team has earned a market-leading reputation.”

Tony Reed, head of Corporate EMEA, commented, “Our Corporate practice has been busy, including across Italy and Europe, where we have invested significantly to meet client demand and provide an increasingly specialised and sophisticated range of services. Paolo’s technical expertise and extensive experience will be an invaluable additional asset to our Corporate offering in Europe.”

Mr. Zamberletti said, “I am excited to join Squire Patton Boggs. The Firm’s experience, reputation and connections in the energy sector across its worldwide platform will be key to further develop the international breadth of my practice. I am also thrilled to contribute to the strategic growth of the Firm’s Milan office.”

Mr. Zamberletti has 25 years of experience in domestic and cross-border M&A, joint venture and other corporate and commercial transactions, spanning across a variety of industry sectors, including manufacturing, financial, health care and record management sectors. He has a particular focus on the energy sector, including oil & gas, LNG, power and renewables, where he advises clients on transactional, commercial and regulatory matters and supports litigation teams in connection with energy-related disputes.

His experience includes work on the corporate and regulatory aspects of several of projects involving the construction and management of LNG regasification terminals, such as the offshore Rovigo regasification terminal, the largest currently in operation in Italy. He also supports clients in the drafting and negotiation of long-term, take-or-pay LNG and gas sale and purchase agreements, LNG master spot agreements, power purchase agreements, EFET agreements for the sale and purchase of gas and power as well as in various other matters relating to the trading of energy commodities. Mr. Zamberletti has also deep knowledge of the regulatory framework applicable in the gas and power sector in Italy, and routinely advises clients in connection with energy-related administrative proceedings and litigation.

Beginning his legal career with Italian law firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo in 1997, Mr. Zamberletti subsequently practised at international law firms, including Latham & Watkins in the US in 2002, and DLA Piper (2009-16) in Milan where he became partner. He joined K&L Gates in 2016. Mr. Zamberletti graduated in law from the State University of Milan in 1996 and has an LLM from New York University School of Law. He was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2001 and licensed to practice before the Italian Supreme Court in 2019.

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