Carlo Cosmelli
Partner, Corporate


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Carlo is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate group.

Carlo specialises in advising Italian and international companies, investment funds and financial institutions on cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, as well as general corporate and commercial matters, across a wide range of industries including energy and infrastructure, life sciences and real estate. In 2000 Carlo obtained his Law Degree (J.D. equivalent) from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and, in 2003, he was admitted to the Italian Bar. After having attended several postgraduate academic programs at national and international levels with focus on business administration, in 2007 he achieved a Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree with honours on corporate finance from “Northwestern University School of Law”, Chicago (IL).

Before joining Watson Farley & Williams in 2010, Carlo worked for major domestic law firms, advising foreign Governments, Italian and foreign corporations on private equity and venture capital investments, the setting up of special purposes vehicles and corporate joint-ventures and, in general, on corporate and commercial related matters  both at contentious and non-contentious levels.

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  • 2006 – 2007: Northwestern University School of Law (Chicago, Illinois) – Master of Laws Degree, LL.M. with Honors. Focus: Corporate finance.
  • 2003: Accademia Forense Romana (Rome, Italy) – Postgraduate course in International Civil Procedure.
  • 2001: Berkeley University (San Francisco, California) – Postgraduate course in Business Administration.
  • 1995 – 2000: La Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) – Laurea in Giurisprudenza (J.D. equivalent). Final grade 107/110. Focus: Corporate and International Law.

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  • 2010 – present: Partner, Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2007 – 2010: Senior Associate, D’Urso Molinari Gatti, Milan
  • 2002: Stream S.p.A., NewsCorp Group Rome
  • 2001 – 2006: Associate, Verusio e Cosmelli – Mazzoni e Associati, Rome

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