Luca Amicarelli

Luca Amicarelli


Luca leads our Public, Administrative and Environmental Law team in Italy.

He has gained significant experience advising domestic and international companies and financial institutions on administrative, environmental, real estate and energy law matters. This includes managing all public law-related aspects and possible litigation issues arising therefrom as well as dealing with the relevant public administration authorities in the context of complex deals across various industry sectors, including real estate, energy, waste management, industrial and manufacturing and life sciences. Luca also deals with all aspects related to the foreign direct investments regulation (so-called “golden power” legislation), assisting clients in the process of notification to the competent authority of transactions concerning sectors of national interest (such as defence, telecoms, financial infrastructures)

Published Work

  • Written interview on the introduction of a contribution that producers will have to pay to GSE to encourage regions to host renewable energy plants, GEA Agency, December 2023
  • “Pre-notification and simplification: a historical turning point for the Italian FDI regime (Golden Power)”, Client Alert, 2022
  • “Foreign direct investments in Italy: the revised golden power regime”, Client Alert, 2022
  • Contribution to article about Italian and EU concessions entitled “Concessioni, non c'è pace tra Italia e Ue sulle spiagge”, ItaliaOggi, 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Video-interview about the so-called “charging station bonus” to support the growth of electric mobility, Report Plus Energia portal - Il Sole 24 Ore, October 2023
  • Video-interview about the Renewable Energy Directive’ new version, Report Plus Energia portal - Il Sole 24 Ore, July 2023
  • Guest Speaker, “Ecoreati e gestione del rischio aziendale” (environmental crimes and risk management), Assopetroli – Assoenergia, Rome, 29/10/2015
Luca Amicarelli is a very business-oriented lawyer who will examine all the issues and then quickly cut down to the relevant ones for the transaction.
Legal500 EMEA 2023 (Administrative and public law: Italia)
Luca does a very good job of trying to take a pro-active business-oriented approach to all the complexities and additional avenues that public law can take a client down – he is definitely focused on the important items and not caught up in a legal matrix.
Legal500 EMEA 2023 (Administrative and public law: Italia)


Luca was awarded “Emerging Lawyer of the Year 2018” at the Italian TopLegal Awards



Admitted as Avvocato (Milan Bar - Italy), 2011


Laurea specialistica - Public law and public relationships - L.U.I.S.S. Guido Carli, Rome, 2007


English, Italian
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.