Nicola Baù

Special Counsel | Padua

Nicola is special counsel in our corporate team in Padova.

He specialises in corporate and commercial law, with an acute focus on M&A transactions and international contracts. Nicola’s sectors cover, in particular, manufacturing, food and wine, fashion and high technology.

His long-standing experience in cross-border matters and in depth knowledge of foreign legal systems have enabled Nicola to act as the legal counsel for several Northeast Italy-based companies doing business around the world and for foreign companies investing in Italy.

Nicola’s contract expertise ranges from joint ventures to agency, distribution, franchising and EPC, including EU competition aspects. He is also highly skilled in pre-contentious matters, particularly when it comes to potential commercial disputes involving several jurisdictions.

By acting as a supervisory board member for numerous companies, Nicola has further widened his experience in corporate governance and corporate liability pursuant to Legislative Decree no 231/2001.

Secretary Maria Rosa Menin


Special Counsel Nicola Bau is a name to note in the firm’s Padua office.

Legal 500 EMEA, 2018

Track record





Acted for a Nasdaq-listed US company in the healthcare sector and a Padua university spinoff in setting up a joint venture involving revolutionary technology which makes it possible to re-programme human somatic cells into highly efficient induced pluripotent stem cells.

Assisted a British-Indian client investing in a plant in central Italy to regenerate metals and plastic from used electronic items in an environmentally friendly manner. The project involved corporate, real estate and banking advice, procuring the necessary funding from both private investors and public sources, obtaining local and regional planning permissions as well as the employment, EPC and other contractal advice.

Assisted a well-known wheel manufacturer in the negotiation of sponsorship agreements with various F1 racing teams, including Ferrari, Red Bull Team and Mercedes AMG.

Italy, 2007

‘Termination of distribution contracts in the European Union: some comparative notes’, Problematiche giuridiche per l’impresa – un’antologia

‘Closing a Business’ in ‘Doing Business in Veneto’, The World Bank and International Finance Corporation

‘Cómo establecerse en Italia. Formas de acceso directo al mercado italiano’, El Exportador Financiero

Padua Bar

Lions Club Arzegnano (Vicenza), Italy

‘Contractual protection in relation to product origins and related Custom aspects’, National Chamber of Italian Fashion, Milan

Lectured at University of Padua Post-graduate course on international business contracts

‘Merger, Scission and Transformation of Companies’ for Master in Private Equity and M&A arranged by Editrice Le Fonti, Milan



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