Andrea Spadacini focuses on cross-border corporate transactions, including capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Spadacini’s experience includes advising:

  • LetterOne Holdings SA, 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);
  • F.I.L.A. (Fabbrica Italiana Lapis e Affini S.p.A.), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of drawing and colouring materials, in connection with its:

    • acquisition of Daler-Rowney Limited and its subsidiary undertakings; and
    • 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.;
  • Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., a leading engineering company headquartered in Italy, in its €130 million Rule 144A/Regulation S rights offering of ordinary shares;
  • Zobele Holding S.p.A. (a portfolio company of United Kingdom-based Doughty Hanson & Co.), a manufacturer of air fresheners, insecticides, pet care products and cleaning supplies based in Italy, in the refinancing of its existing indebtedness, which included the issuance of €180 million of fixed-rate senior secured high-yield bonds in conjunction with the establishment of a super senior revolving credit facility of €30 million;
  • Gentium S.p.A. in its US$1 billion acquisition by Jazz Pharmaceuticals Italy S.r.l. Both companies are pharmaceutical manufacturers based in Italy;
  • Seat Pagine Gialle S.p.A., an Italy-based publisher of business directories, in connection with its filing for a composition with creditors for the restructuring of its senior secured bonds and debt facilities; and
  • the underwriters, including Banca IMI, Citi, Credit Suisse, Société Générale and UBS, in connection with Veneto Banca S.p.A.’s €1 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S rights offering of ordinary shares.

Mr. Spadacini spent several years practising with a leading Italian law firm in Milan. Mr. Spadacini 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
  • Registered European Lawyer, England & Wales


  • English
  • Italian

Andrea C. Spadacini

Associate, Corporate Finance; Mergers and Acquisitions