Edoardo Avato

Associate, Milan



Edoardo Avato is an associate in the Milan office and practices in the areas of private M&A, Private Equity and Corporate.

Edoardo advises Italian and international private equity sponsors, industrial clients and investment banks on a range of transactions including acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments and co-investments and disposals.

Prior to joining White & Case, Edoardo worked for another leading international law firm and a major Italian law firm in Milan.

Bars and Courts
Italian Bar
Law Degree
Cattolica University

Milan, Italy



Ferretti S.p.A., a leading Italian shipyard, in connection with the acquisition of a branch of business as a going concern including the Wally trademark;*

Phoenix Tower International, a Blackstone portfolio company, in connection with the buyout of Towertel S.p.A., leading Italian tower operator;*

FMC International in connection with the purchase of a portfolio of fungicide molecules from Isagro S.p.A., a key player in the development and sale of chemical products for agriculture;*

ICE S.p.A., an Advent International portfolio company, in connection with the acquisition of ABC Farmaceutici S.p.A., an Italian pharmaceutical company;*

A Japanese multinational cosmetic company in connection with a world licencing and distribution agreement with an Italian luxury brand;*
A leading company operating in the business travel market, in connection with the negotiation of joint venture agreements with its Italian local partner;* and

Oaktree Capital Management in connection with the acquisition of a distressed real-estate project in the hospitality sector.*

* Edoardo worked on these matters prior to joining White & Case.