Umberto joined Osborne Clarke as a Partner in 2008 as part of the expansion of its corporate services to the expanding capital markets and private equity sectors. He now advises and assists clients whose businesses are in the industrial and financial sectors. Over the years Umberto has accrued significant experience in corporate and corporate finance transactions, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions having acted for leading Italian and international corporations, financial institutions and private equity funds in complex transactions. He has published several books on company law and he is the author of the first book on the topic of the Italian regulation applicable to equity based crowdfunding platforms and campaigns (Giappichelli, 2013). Umberto has been appointed as Member of the European Stakeholder Crowdfunding Forum.