Giuseppe Scassellati-Sforzolini is active in public and private M&A, financial services regulation, EU state aid law and enforcement matters.

Giuseppe started our Italian corporate practice in the early 90’s. Since then, he has worked on numerous privatizations through equity offers and auctions, debt exchange offers by sovereign issuers, takeover bids, negotiated acquisitions, restructurings, divestitures, joint ventures and private equity investments, particularly in regulated sectors such as financial services, energy, media, telecoms and airlines. He advises on EU state aid law and financial services regulation. He is also active in enforcement and private investigation matters, litigations and arbitrations.

Giuseppe joined the firm in January 1988 and became a partner in 1996. He was initially resident in our Brussels office, until transferred to Rome in July 1998 to open our first Italian office.

Selected Activities

  • Delegate of the Italian Bar to the CCBE (Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Union) and Chair, CCBE Competition Committee, 2003–2015
  • Advisor to the Italian Justice Minister on the reform of the liberal professions, 2012–2013
  • Trainee, Legal Service of the European Commission, 1985–1986


“Italy,” The Foreign Investment Regulation Review, Third Edition, Fourth Edition, Fifth Edition, Sixth Edition, Seventh Edition (co-author Francesco Iodice).

The New Prospectus Regulation – The Story So Far,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, March 2019 (co-author).

“Italy,” The Public Competition Enforcement Review, Tenth Edition.

“Italy,” The Public Competition Enforcement Review, Eighth Edition, April 2016 (Marco D’Ostuni and Luciana Bellia, co-authors).

“La ripartizione di ricavi derivanti dalla vendita collettiva dei diritti audiovisivi degli eventi calcistici. Controversie tra le squadre e prospettive antitrust,” Rivista di Diritto Sportivo, Coni 2016. (J. Diaz and F. Balestra co-authors).