Sharon Whitehouse

Partner | Milan

Sharon is a partner in the corporate team.

She is an English-qualified lawyer, based in the firm’s Milan office, and acts for both corporate clients and high net worth individuals on a range of corporate and commercial matters. Her corporate finance practice focuses on M&A for private companies (including share and asset sales and cross-border mergers) and international joint ventures and she has wide experience in equity investments in sectors ranging from fashion/beauty to technology. With a background in debt capital markets, Sharon additionally advises on equity and debt private placements and has acted on a number of real estate financings.

Sharon also regularly advises Italian and international clients on a wide variety of commercial agreements, including distribution, supply, agency and sponsorship agreements.

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Track record

Admissions

Talks

Advised a leading Italian food producer on the acquisition of a manufacturing plant from a global corporation and a related co-pack arrangement.

Advising the trustees of a family trust and various high net worth individuals on equity investments, including Series A Preference Shares, and on exits from such structures.

Advised a US-based individual on the merger of his business with a UK group and the ongoing shareholding arrangements.

England and Wales, 2005

Ordine degli Avvocati di Milano - Avvocato Stabilito, 2005

‘English Law for Business’ and ‘M&A - An Introduction to Legal Issues’, at various Italian universities’

Me in a minute

I have worked for clients ranging from global institutions, to corporates of all sizes, to individuals and associations.

Practising English law in Italy for the last 10 years has given me insight into the differences between the common and civil law systems and - perhaps more importantly - a better understanding of the varying approaches that clients from different business cultures may have to a particular matter.

During my career I have worked for clients ranging from global institutions, to corporates of all sizes, to individuals and associations: I think this has been immensely beneficial for my development as a lawyer, besides giving me some memorable experiences and bringing me into contact with some amazing people.

Education


Languages


  • English
  • Italian

Dates


Joined

2011

Milan

Via Durini 18,

20122 Milano

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