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Pietro Caliceti is a negotiator and litigator on corporate and M&A matters. His clients include banks, private equity funds, and other financial institutions. His broad international experience includes negotiations in the United States, China, India, Hong Kong, England, Guernsey, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Austria, Spain, Greece, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Israel, and Libya. Prior to Greenberg Traurig, Pietro was a founding partner of one of the biggest firms in Italy and later ran his own firm before joining Studio Santa Maria Legale.



  • Represented Black Dragon Capital in connection with its acquisition of Grass Valley, a leading technology supplier of advanced broadcast and media solutions, with operations in over 20 different jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Advised Credito Italiano in the merger that created UniCredit, Italy’s biggest bank.°
  • Advised UniCredit in the acquisition of Bank Pekao in Poland.°
  • Advised UniCredit in the acquisition of Pioneer Asset Management.°
  • Advised Pirelli in the sale of its renewable energy business.°
  • Advised various private equity funds in sale and acquisition deals.°
  • Advised the target company in Italy’s first SPAC business combination.°
  • Advised Dorotheum, the world’s oldest auction house, in the acquisition of UniCredit’s Italian pawnbroker business.°
  • Advised a group of top managers in the setting up of a joint venture with Generali to form a new boutique asset management company.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Caliceti prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria, an affiliate of Greenberg Traurig, P.A. and Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Studio Caliceti, founder, 2002-2014
  • NCTM, founding partner, 2000-2002
  • Negri-Clementi, 1995-2000
    • (partner from 1998)
  • Ughi e Nunziante, 1994-1995

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, EMEA Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, 2022-2024
  • Best Lawyers in Italy
    • Selected, "Corporate Law – Milan,” 2013-2025
  • Mentioned in Chambers - The World Leading Lawyers as one of the leading individuals in Italy in M&A
  • Independent Director, Board of Directors, Unieuro - Italy’s leading consumer electronics and household appliances (designated by Assogestioni, Italy’s association of Institutional Investors), 2019
  • Member, Board of Directors, Torre SGR SpA, 2019
  • Member, Board of Directors, Custodia Valore SpA, 2018
  • Statutory Auditor, Pioneer Investments, 2015-2017
  • Lead Independent Director, Italcementi Group (designated by Assogestioni, Italy’s association of Institutional Investors), 2016
  • Member, Board of Directors, Gruppo Partecipazioni Industriali SpA (Parent Company of the Pirelli Group), 2013
  • Company Secretary, Pioneer Global Asset Management S.P.A., 2000-2008
  • Member, Board of Directors, FIDIA – Fondo Interbancario D’Investimento Azionario SGR SpA, 2003-2008
  • Member, Board of Directors, Baldini Castoldi Dalai Editore S.p.A., 2003-2007
  • Member, Board of Directors, Aurora Private Equity Management S.A., 2003-2004


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Milan, 1989
  • Italy (admitted to Supreme Court)
  • Italian, Native
  • English, Proficient
  • French, Fluent