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Gaia Morelli

Gaia assists her clients, multinationals and foreign companies doing business in Italy and Italian companies expanding their business abroad, on a wide range of issues relating to the day by day running of the business, with particular focus on commercial agreements, governance and compliance, privacy and intellectual property. Gaia gained extensive experience in domestic and cross border merger and acquisition transactions, company divestitures and joint ventures, working with a range of clients including private equity funds, strategic investors, multinational corporations as well as mid-size local companies, supporting them in their investments across a range of jurisdictions in Europe, North America and Latin America. Gaia also assists multinational corporations in intragroup restructuring transactions and in bankruptcy cases.

She regularly advises multinationals active in the industrial chemical industry, in the fertilizers and agricultural technology industry, in the food and beverage industry, IT and telecommunications, energy and financing industries. She represented foreign investors before the Italian Antitrust Authority, the Italian Data Protection Authority, CONSOB and the Italian Data Protection Authority.

Her practice also includes preparation and implementation of Compliance Models in accordance with D.lgs. 231/2001. She is member of a Compliance Committee.

Gaia graduated in Law, summa cum laude, from the LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, in 2000 and achieved a Masters of Law, specializing in corporate law, from New York University School of Law in 2015. She was admitted to the Italian Bar Association in 2003 and to the New York State Bar in 2006.

Gaia worked for extended time at Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners – Linklaters & Alliance in Rome and following the NY State bar admission at Weil, Gotshall & Manges in New York in their respective M&A departments. After gaining significant professional experience during six years in New York, she returned to Italy where she continued working for leading international law firms and then established her own firm, which she expanded by becoming a founding partner of CMP Law.

Member of the New York City Bar Association and of the Marisa Bellisario Foundation.