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

Mr. Spadacini’s experience includes advising:

  • L’Occitane International S.A., a global luxury cosmetics group based in Europe and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, in connection with its proposed 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;
  • L1 Retail, the retail arm of the LetterOne Group, in connection with acquiring a significant stake in Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación, S.A., a €3 billion international supermarket chain whose shares are listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange;
  • 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);
  • 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:
    • the US$340 million acquisition by its subsidiary Dixon Ticonderoga Company of Pacon Holding Company from Mason Wells Inc.;
    • its acquisition of Daler-Rowney Limited and its subsidiary undertakings; 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.;
  • Gentium S.p.A. in its US$1 billion acquisition by Jazz Pharmaceuticals Italy S.r.l.; and 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.
  • 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
  • Registered European Lawyer, England & Wales


  • English
  • Italian

Andrea C. Spadacini

Associate, Capital Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions