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Ornella Vastola

She/herLegal Director

Ornella Vastola, is legal director in the Corporate department. Ornella has an extensive experience in local and cross-border M&A transactions, venture capital, commercial contracts, general corporate and corporate governance.

Ornella has significant experience in M&A and other extraordinary corporate transactions, advising several domestic and multinational companies and private equity funds across several sectors (industrial, technology, life science, insurance and financial sector).

Ornella has also strong experience in assisting major Italian and multinational companies in corporate and commercial consultancy, corporate governance and corporate secretary matters as well as compliance matters, particularly those involving criminal liability of legal entities pursuant to the Legislative Decree No. 231/2001.

Before joining DLA Piper, Ornella Vastola worked with leading Italian and international law firms.

Professional QualificationsAvvocato admitted to the Milan Bar


  • In recent years, she has advised several domestic and multinational companies in numerous strategic transactions and VC funds in venture capital deals.
  • Italian
  • English
  • Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi of Milan (J.D. 2009)

Prior Experience

Before joining DLA Piper, Vastola worked with leading Italian and international law firms.

Additional Information

  • Ornella assisted NGOs and non-profit associations to grant access to free of charge legal advice (pro bono).