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Francesco Cerasi

Francesco Cerasi

An adept lawyer who is noted for his experience advising clients with regard to transactional mandates such as acquisition, regulatory and portfolio reinsurance work.
Chambers Europe 2022

With over 30 years of experience, Francesco Cerasi is a Partner in the Corporate department and is head of the transactional Insurance team within his department. He works between the offices of Rome and Milan.

Francesco assists clients in corporate and commercial matters, he specializes in corporate and M&A transactions having acquired consolidated experience in Italy and internationally.

He assists domestic and international clients, in their extraordinary operations such as minority or majority investments, spin-offs, divestments, mergers, joint ventures, corporate reorganization and cross-border transactions.

He is a director (without delegated powers) and liquidator of many companies.

He also deals with commercial and administrative litigation.

He founded the Italian Compliance Association AICOM, where he is responsible for the Insurance Department and member of the Steering Committee.

Areas of FocusInsuranceCorporate
Professional QualificationsSupreme Court Lawyer (Avvocato Cassazionista) admitted to the Rome Bar (Ordine Avvocati di Roma)Avvocato admitted to the Rome Bar
  • Italian
  • English
  • Law degree, University of Rome La Sapienza
  • English Law Introductory: Business Law, London Polytechnic
  • The 32nd Annual Academy of American and International Law, The Southwestern Legal Foundation in Dallas


Francesco is ranked in the Insurance section of Chambers Europe and mentioned in The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers.

Insight Overview

Francesco often speaks at seminars and conferences on topics related to his areas of practice.


Francesco often speaks at seminars and conferences hosted by relevant organisations, as an expert of insurance and litigation topics. 

Prior Experience

Before joining DLA Piper, Francesco worked for leading international and Italian law firms.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member of Board of Directors of the Italian Compliance Association (AICOM)
  • Member of The Alumni Association Academy of American and International Law
  • Member of The International Bar Association, Section on Legal Practice