Fabrizio Carpanini

Fabrizio Carpanini



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. 

Fabrizio's 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 leads 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 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.

Education & Admissions

University of West England (LL.B. (Hons), 1984)


  • England & Wales


  • English and Italian

News & Resources

Events & Speaking Engagements

Webinar Playback: UK and Continental European M&A of IP Rich Companies

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Visiting lecturer on English Law, Milan State University
  • Member of The Law Society


undefined   The Legal 500 United Kingdom Recommended Lawyer 2016  The Legal 500 United Kingdom Recommended Lawyer 2019  
UK Chambers 2018 Fabrizio Carpanini Chambers UK Leading Individual 2019
  • Chosen by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in the UK in the area of Private Equity Law 2018
  • Recommended by Legal 500 (2016-2017, 2019) in Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Listed as a Leader in the field of Private Equity: Buyouts by Chambers UK, 2015-2019
  • Listed as a Leader in the field of Private Equity: Buyouts by Chambers Global, 2018
  • Ranked by Legal 500
  • Recognized by Acquisition International's 2016 M&A Advisor Awards for "Best Cross Border M&A Team – UK"
  • "Excellence in Domestic Divestitures - UK," Corporate Livewire's 2016 International M&A awards
  • "M&A Law Firm of the Year – UK," Finance Monthly Global Awards 2016
Fabrizio Carpanini