International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Fabrizio Carpanini will join the Firm as a Partner in its Corporate Group in London at the beginning of November this year.
Fabrizio has over 30 years of experience extending across the full spectrum of corporate transactional work, including private equity, corporate finance, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, company and business sales and international joint ventures. His main area of expertise and practice has focused on institutional-facing private equity transactions, acting on institutional and management buy-outs, as well as development capital and buy-and-build transactions. He also advises management teams in such transactions.
Fabrizio will lead the Dorsey London and European private equity practice, working closely with the Firm’s North American and Asian based private equity groups. He is an Italian speaker and advises both U.K. and U.S. clients in investments and other transactional matters in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe.
Fabrizio joins Dorsey after more than 15 years at the London based law firm Olswang, where he was a partner and served as head of the Corporate Group and before then the Private Equity Group, as well as being a member of the Management and Executive Committees since 2007.
Fabrizio is listed as a leading practitioner in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. He is a frequent speaker and media commentator on private equity and other M&A topics. He has also lectured on English Law at Milan State University.
“We are extremely pleased that Fabrizio has joined the Firm,” noted Ken Cutler, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “His tremendous experience, expertise and strong track record will be a superb addition to Dorsey’s already strong corporate practice in London and across our international platform. We are committed to growing our private equity capability across the international platform, and we continue to add talent strategically to better serve our clients around the world.”
Fabrizio noted: “I am delighted to be joining Dorsey and its great Firm-wide team of corporate, M&A and capital markets lawyers and specifically to help the continued growth in private equity. I look forward to working alongside new colleagues and serving Dorsey’s exceptional client base.”