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Agnese Schinelli

Agnese Schinelli is a transactional attorney whose practice focuses mainly on M&A, commercial law, and commercial real estate law, as well as on legal compliance in the field of data protection. 

She assists private companies and real estate investment funds in domestic and cross-border transactions, including corporate acquisitions and sale and acquisitions of real estate assets, as well as in negotiating and drafting a wide range of domestic and international commercial contracts.

Due to her professional experience both in the New York and Italian jurisdictions, she has developed a strong expertise in complex cross-border transactions, providing legal assistance to clients from the due-diligence process to the draft and negotiation of a broad range of contractual documents, with a specific dedication to the expansion of Italian companies in the United States and of U.S. companies in Italy. Such expertise allows her to daily and efficiently manage the multi-jurisdictional aspects of domestic transactions as well. 

Agnese also assists various multinational and start-up companies in complex regulatory and compliance data protection issues with specific focus on the food, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries and on the legal issues connected to international data flow, specifically to the EU-USA data transfer.

Prior to joining the firm, Agnese has worked as associate for the New York office of a primary international law firm assisting Italian and European clients in establishing their business activities in the United States, representing them in cross-border M&A and real estate transactions, as well as providing legal assistance in general corporate and corporate governance matters.

From 2008 until 2013, Agnese has worked in the corporate and commercial departments of few Italian boutique law firms in Milan, focusing her practice on M&A transactions and on drafting and negotiation of domestic and international commercial contracts. Agnese has assisted multinational companies and their Italian subsidiaries active in the field of medical devices and biotechnologies in complex regulatory issues connected to data protection law. 

Over the course of her private practice, she has also gained experience in business litigation in the fields of product liability and insurance law. 

  • Received the ‘Best Graduates of 2008’ Award from the University of Milan Law School Alumni Association (“Algiusmi”).
  • Received a merit scholarship award from Boston University School of Law.
  • Member of the Milan Bar Association
  • Member of the New York City and New York State Bar Association
  • Pro Bono activity at the Monday Night Law community service program offered by the New York City Bar Association
  • Member of the Italian LL.M Association (ALMA)
  • Advocacy activity within the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy - Member of the Trade & Tariffs committee
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) - Member
  • University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law – Summer Law and English (SLE), 2008
  • 15 January 2021 - Agnese Schinelli attended as a speaker in a webinar organized together with Elite - Italian Stock Exchange and Invitalia on start-up financing aimed at the training of innovative SMEs and with a focus on the following topics: Governance, Shareholder Relations, Investment Agreements, Privacy and Data Protection, Intellectual Property, and Stock Option Plan.
  • September 2017 - Agnese schinelli attended as a speaker to a dedicated event at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, “Practical Hints for EBRD’s Equity Transactions” 

Agnese has contributed to the translation of several legal academic texts from Italian into English and from English into Italian.

She has a strong passion for endurance running and participates in the organization of charity races.

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