Maurizio is counsel in the Bird&Bird corporate practice, based in Rome. He is in charge of the coordination and development of our corporate and capital market practice in Rome. Maurizio advises both Italian and foreign companies on M&A transactions and has considerable experience of drafting and negotiating acquisition, shareholders and joint venture agreements and legal documents relating to mergers and spin-offs. His professional career has focused particularly on the banking sector, where he has advised major banks on acquisitions, joint ventures in the bancassurance sector, as well as significant outsourcing transactions in the Italian market. His practice also covers the energy, real estate, consumer goods and luxury goods sectors. Maurizio has also acquired significant experience in the capital markets sector with particular reference to the drafting of corporate, contractual and information documents in connection with public offerings of equity and debt securities. Prior to joining us in September 2014, he worked for Bonelli Erede Pappalardo and Simmons & Simmons. He is the author of several scientific studies in the field of acquisition contracts, shareholder agreements and crowdfunding, published in leading journals of Italian commercial law.