Antonio Ferri

Antonio Ferri

Counsel

Antonio has almost 20 years of experience and assists in the full range of corporate and M&A transactions, advising private equity funds, listed and unlisted companies and investors on deals including acquisitions, co-investments, mergers and cross-border mergers, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and restructurings, in a number of industries such as industrial and manufacturing, consumer goods, telecommunications and infrastructures and real estate.

Antonio combines deep legal expertise with commercial acumen and a pragmatic approach to deal execution and he led and coordinated numerous high-profile deals, often involving multiple jurisdictions and stakeholders. He has previously been on secondment at the Corporate M&A group in our London office.

Antonio is listed as a "rising star" for Corporate/M&A in Italy by the international legal directory Legal 500 (from 2019) and as an "Up & Coming" by Chambers Europe from 2024.

Experience

Representative matters

A global telecommunications services provider on its EUR21.8bn agreement with CK Hutchison to form a joint venture with 3 Italia and Wind Telecomunicazioni. The combined businesses create the number one operator in Italy for mobile customers.

Brookfield on the USD5bn acquisition of Modulaire, a leading provider of modular leasing services in Europe and Asia Pacific, from funds managed by TDR Capital.

Hitachi Rail on the agreement to transfer Alstom’s business activities associated with Bombardier Transportation’s contribution to the V300 ZEFIRO very high-speed train to Hitachi Rail. The transaction is part of Alstom’s commitments to the European Commission in relation to its acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, on the agreement to acquire 100% of EHC Global in a transaction valued at CAD130m. EHC Global is a leading manufacturer and supplier of escalator handrails, rollers, elevator belts, strategic components and integrated solutions for the vertical transportation industry.

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Speaker, Masterclass AFGE, The Sale and Purchase agreement, 13/10/2020
  • Guest Speaker, Fiscal aspects of the extraordinary transactions, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, 12/11/2019
  • Guest Speaker, Masterclass AFGE, M&A deals, 18/06/2019
Recognition
Antonio Ferri is always available and timely in requests
Chambers Europe 2024 (Corporate/M&A: Italy)
He is a great team member who is proactive and easy to get along with
Chambers Europe 2024 (Corporate/M&A: Italy)

Qualifications

Admissions

Admitted as praticante abilitato, Italy, 2008

Admitted as avvocato, Italy, 2010

Academic

JD, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, 2007

Languages

English, Italian
Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.