Andrea Spadacini focuses on cross-border corporate transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions and selected capital markets transactions. He is part of Skadden’s Italian practice repeatedly named as Best Italian Desk by TopLegal. Mr. Spadacini’s experience includes advising:

  • Cinépolis de México, S.A. de C.V. in:
    • its three-party joint venture with Abdulmohsen Al-Hokair Group for Tourism and Development Company and Al Tayer Group; and
    • its acquisition of a minority stake in PT Cinemaxx Global Pasifik;
  • Pinnacle Investments S.A. in connection with joint venture arrangements totaling US$1.2 billion relating to three luxury hotels. The deal included the acquisition from Sahara Group of Grosvenor House in London and the refinancing of certain loans secured on The Plaza and Dream hotels in New York;
  • L’Occitane International S.A. in connection with its acquisition of the Elemis Group for US$900 million from U.S. private equity seller L Catterton;
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation in its US$3 billion acquisition of a 25 percent indirect interest in the Area 4 block of the Rovuma Basin offshore Mozambique from Eni S.p.A.;
  • Hg Capital in the US$650 million sale of Ullink to Itiviti, a company backed by Nordic Capital;
  • LetterOne Holdings S.A., the energy arm of the LetterOne Group, in its:
    • US$1.6 billion acquisition of E.ON E&P Norge AS from E.ON Beteiligungen GmbH; and
    • US$725 million sale of DEA UK Holdings Limited to Ineos AG;
  • LetterOne Investment Holdings SA, the technology arm of the LetterOne Group, in the transfer of American depositary shares representing 7.08 percent of VimpelCom Ltd.’s outstanding voting capital to a Dutch foundation (stichting);
  • Silver Lake in connection with its voluntary tender offer for the French-listed company CEGID Group and related strategic advice, including a plan to transform CEGID Group into a societas europaea and its potential relocation to the Netherlands;
  • F.I.L.A. (Fabbrica Italiana Lapis e Affini S.p.A.) in connection with, inter alia:
    • its US$49 million acquisition of the fine arts business operated by the AhlstromMunksjö Group under the ARCHES® brand;
    • the US$340 million acquisition by its subsidiary Dixon Ticonderoga Company of Pacon Holding Company from Mason Wells Inc.; and
    • its merger with Space S.p.A., the first Italian law-governed SPAC listed on the Milan Stock Exchange;
  • Colony Capital Acquisitions LLC in connection with its:
    • US$220 million acquisition of a portfolio of 113 mixed residential and commercial properties from Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.; and
    • US$177 million acquisition, along with a number of co-investors, of 14 high-end real estate properties in Rome from UniCredit S.p.A.;
  • ABH Holdings S.A. in its acquisition of Public Joint Stock Company Ukrsotsbank from UniCredit S.p.A.; and
  • Gentium S.p.A. in its US$1 billion acquisition by Jazz Pharmaceuticals Italy S.r.l.

Mr. Spadacini spent several years practising with a leading Italian law firm in Milan. He has authored several articles in International Law Office’s Insolvency and Restructuring Newsletter.



  • LL.M., Columbia Law School, 2012
  • LL.B., Bocconi University of Milan, 2006
  • Law Degree, Bocconi University of Milan, 2004


  • New York
  • Milan, Italy
  • Solicitor, England & Wales


  • English
  • Italian

Andrea C. Spadacini

Associate, Capital Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions