Manuela Messina



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Summary Open

Manuela is an Associate in the Rome office of Watson Farley & Williams’ Corporate department.

She specialises in corporate and commercial law and supports the team on cross-border and domestic transactions, providing assistance on due diligence activities, project financing and M&A, with particular reference to energy and infrastructure sectors.

Furthermore, she specialises in administrative and regulatory matters, as well as corporate governance and compliance issues (“Model 231”).

She also has  experience in white-collar crime, with particular focus on Corporate and Bankruptcy Frauds.

Manuela was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2016. She obtained a specialisation Diploma for Legal Professional at Cattolica University in Milan in 2015. She holds a Law Degree (J.D. equivalent) cum laude from Palermo University. She has also attended several postgraduate qualifying courses with particular focus on corporate and commercial law (i.e. “Corporate Law” and “Administration, Finance & Control” at Il Sole 24 Ore Business School).

Experience Open

  • Manuela has worked in the Criminal Court in Milan and spent five years as an Associate at Spinnato Law Firm in Messina.

Education Open

2018/2019: Master in “Corporate Law” (L.L.M.) at Sole24Ore Business School

2019: Master in “Administration Finance and Control” at Sole24Ore Business School

2016: Admission to the Bar Exam in Italy

2015: Specialisation Diploma for Legal Professional at Cattolica University, Milan

2013: Law Degree (J.D. equivalent) cum laude from Palermo University

Membership of Professional Societies Open

2018: Member of AIL (Associazione italiana contro le leucemie-linfomi e mieloma) ONLUS