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Giulia La Scala


Giulia La Scala is an associate in the Compensation, Governance & ERISA practice.

She focuses on a variety of compensation-related matters, particularly in M&A transactions and capital markets.

She regularly advises both U.S. and non-U.S. companies on corporate governance matters, securities and tax law compliance and employment arrangements.


Representative matters

JetBlue Airways Corp. in its pending acquisition of Spirit Airlines for approximately $3.8 billion following JetBlue's hostile takeover bid for Spirit, including the "vote no" proxy campaign against Spirit's $2.9 billion merger with Frontier Group and JetBlue's all cash tender offer to acquire Spirit for $30 per share.

Paramount Global in its sale of Simon & Schuster to KKR.

Dycom Industries, Inc. in several acquisitions in the United States.

Worldwide Webb Acquisition Corp. in its merger with Aeries Technology.

TV Ammo, Inc. in its SPAC business combination with Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp.

Great Elm Group in its sale of Great Elm Healthcare, LLC to QHM Holdings Inc.

The underwriters in connection with Caribou Biosciences, Inc.'s $143.75 million upsized follow-on offering.

Société Générale on the formation of its joint venture with AllianceBernstein.

Welltok in its acquisition by Virgin Pulse.

Kroll Bond Rating Agency LLC in its acquisition by Parthenon Capital Partners.

Great Elm Capital Management, Inc., a subsidiary of Great Elm Group, Inc., in its acquisition of the investment management agreement for Monomoy Properties REIT, LLC and certain other related assets from Imperial Capital Asset Management, LLC, in exchange for an upfront purchase price and an agreement to invest additional capital into Monomoy REIT.

The Olayan Group in its joint acquisition with Rock Mountain Capital, L.P. of a 48% stake in specialty cleaning products manufacturer PurposeBuilt Brands, Inc., the proceeds of which were used to redeem all the shares in PurposeBuilt Brands, Inc. held by Carlyle Group Inc.

Various firm clients in relation to regular securities law, executive compensation, disclosure and governance advice.

Various individual executives and management teams in connection with the negotiation of employment, equity and severance agreements.



Attorney-at-Law, New York


Fordham University School of Law J.D. cum laude

Universita di Bologna Laurea in Giurisprudenza (J.D. equivalent), cum laude

Fordham University School of Law J.D., cum laude


English, Italian, French

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.