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Dario Ciapponi is a member of the Corporate Practice group, based in the New York office. Dario advises U.S. and foreign clients on domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations, also involving special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), as well as commercial contracts and general corporate governance and capital markets matters. Dario has experience representing companies across various sectors, including food & beverage, defense, aerospace, tech, automotive, telecommunications, manufacturing, real estate, oil & gas, renewable energy, financial, insurance and healthcare.

Dario is dual-qualified in New York and Italy. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Dario practiced law for several years at a New York-based law firm, first in the Milan office, then in the New York office.



  • Represented Kakao Pay Corp. in two separate agreements to purchase, respectively: (i) 19.9% stake of Siebert Financial Corporation (NASDAQ), and (ii) subject to shareholder and regulatory approval, an additional 31.1% of Siebert’s newly issued shares.
  • Represented M. & V. Provision Co. Inc., a wholesale distribution company, in connection with the sale of its business to Legacy Food Group, created to acquire mid-tier and larger independent distributors, as well as an investment by Quad-C Management, Inc., a mid-market private equity investment firm.
  • Represented Cartesian Capital Group, LLC, a New York‐based private equity fund which has committed more than $2.5 billion to more than 70 companies over several decades, in its investment in, cross-border eCommerce platform and transportech company that facilitates sales from leading global brands to customers in Latin America and other rapidly developing markets.
  • Represented Brevet Capital Management, an investment advisor focusing on specialty finance opportunities, in the acquisition of the patent monetization group PanOptis, comprised of Optis Wireless Technology, Optis Cellular Technology, and Unwired Planet, focused on technology for smartphone manufacturers.° 
  • Represented Pernod Ricard, world’s co-leader in wines and spirits, in its acquisition of super-premium gin brand Malfy. The transaction represented an expansion of Pernod Ricard’s portfolio into the fast-growing super premium and flavored gins categories.°
  • Represented Florida-based family office in the purchase of a minority participation in a British Virgin Islands entity with interests in a Colombian company active in the oil & gas industry.°
  • Represented founders of Birra del Borgo, Italy’s leading craft beer maker, in their sale to Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer.°
  • Represented European leading telecommunication company in a series of transactions, including the (i) acquisition of a majority stake participation in an international group, leading provider of managed services, based in Ireland with subsidiaries in the U.S., UK, Brazil and Hong Kong, (ii) acquisition of a minority stake in a company active in the satellite tracking services designed for security and remote control of persons and vehicles, and (iii) sale of its participation in a company specialized in broadcasting and transmission services on the digital terrestrial television platform.°
  • Represented German logistics company in its purchase of the entire share capital of an Italian joint-stock company, engaged in customs operations and international shipping, with subsidiaries in East Europe.°
  • Represented Latin America state-owned company in its acquisition of 49% of an Italian global leader in providing engineering and procurement services in the oil & gas industry, active in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.°
  • Represented sovereign export-import Asian bank in a private tender procedure for the sale of the leading international producer of workwear textile.°
  • Represented leading company in laboratory medicine, in its acquisition of several laboratories in Italy.°
  • Represented Arca S.r.l., which carried out an MBO of the leading Italian publisher FMR ART’E’, in the sale of the majority of its capital to a private equity fund, in the context of a turnaround and restructuring operation.°
  • Represented Perception Capital Corp. III in the execution of a definitive business combination agreement with RBio Energy Corporation, that would result in RBio Energy becoming a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The transaction is expected to catalyze RBio Energy’s planned development of biorefinery assets and biomass and biogas power generation capacity. Under the terms of the business combination agreement, the holders of the outstanding shares of RBio Energy will receive equity in Perception valued at approximately $350 million.
  • Represented Project Energy Reimagined Acquisition Corp. in its execution of a business combination agreement with Heramba GmbH, a special-purpose company focused on investing in companies with technologies and capabilities that accelerate decarbonization in urban transportation. Prior to the closing of the business combination, Heramba will consummate the acquisition of Kiepe Electric, a global leader operating in six countries in the electrification of road and rail urban transportation applications, which also designs, manufactures and implements power electronic products, electric drives, vehicle controls hardware and intelligent software for fleet management and energy management. The business combination values the combined company at a pro forma implied enterprise value of approximately $450 million.
  • Represented Mobix Labs, Inc., a semiconductor company developing disruptive next-generation connectivity technologies for 5G infrastructure, satellite communications and defense industries, in connection with its business combination with Chavant Capital Acquisition Corp.
  • Represented Interprivate II Acquisition Corp. in its business combination agreement with Getaround, Inc., the world's first connected carsharing marketplace available in more than 1,000 cities across the United States and Europe. The transaction was supported by Mudrick Capital Management, a leading global investment firm.
  • Represented MCAP Acquisition Corporation, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, sponsored by an affiliate of Chicago‐based asset manager Monroe Capital LLC, in its business combination with AdTheorent Holding Company, LLC, a programmatic digital advertising company using advanced machine learning technology and privacy-forward solutions to deliver measurable value for advertisers and marketers.
  • Represented Cartesian Growth Corporation in connection with the closing of its business combination with Tiedemann Wealth Management Holdings, LLC, TIG Trinity GP, LLC, TIG Trinity Management, LLC and Alvarium Investments Limited. The transaction combined the four target companies to form Alvarium Tiedemann Holdings, Inc., which is a leading independent, global wealth and asset manager with approximately $60 billion in combined assets.
  • Represented IV Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Innovation Ventures, LLC (the producer and distributor of 5-hour ENERGY® shots), in its successful bid for the acquisition of substantially all assets (under Section 363 of the United States Bankruptcy Code) of global media company iMedia Brands, Inc., including its ShopHQ Networks,, iMDS, J.W. Hulme, and Christopher & Banks businesses, for approximately $55 million of transaction value.
  • Represented a strategic investor in its successful bid for the acquisition of automotive aftermarket assets under Section 363 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
  • Represented European multinational company leader in aerospace, defense and security in (i) the partial divestiture of a significant business in the United States, and (ii) public procurement regulatory matters involving 11 different jurisdictions.°
  • Represented multinational company in documenting and executing a settlement of a multimillion, multi-year arbitration proceeding. The settlement entailed the termination of a joint venture in the grain business by means of the purchase of ownership held by the counterparty in a holding company, with activities in Ukraine, Cyprus and the U.S.°
  • Represented Best Union Company S.p.A., an Italian listed company engaged in the ticketing business, in its acquisition of the UK group Enta Ticketing Solutions Limited.°
  • Represented U.S. real estate investment firm in a competitive auction for the purchase of real estate assets of an Austrian banking group, with a total value of approximately Euro 200 million.°
  • Represented one of the largest helicopter operators in the world in the renegotiations of the legal and commercial terms of an agreement for the supply helicopters, for an overall value of approximately Euro 250 million.°
  • Represented Kering, world leader in apparel and accessories, in the reorganization of La Redoute group, considered by the press “the largest management and employee-led sponsorless buy-out completed in France to [that] date”.°
  • Represented U.S. global manufacturer Dover Corporation in its group reorganization, which involved a number of holdings and subsidiaries in eight countries around the world.°
  • Represented Swiss pharmaceutical company in (i) the negotiation and drafting of a co-development, manufacture, supply and commercialization agreements with regard to active pharmaceutical ingredients, and (ii) the exit from a co-development agreement based on a “cost & profit sharing” for the development and commercialization of a pharmaceutical product in the USA.°
  • Represented the Gibraltar-based insurance and reinsurance company Hill Insurance in a compulsory liquidation procedure.°
  • Represented U.S.-based ultra-high-net-worth individual’s family (with significant shareholding in one of the most important food companies worldwide) with respect to its investments as well as governance and succession planning.°
  • Represented an Italian start-up company active in e-invoicing in (i) drafting a number of agreements with clients and agents, and on cross-border acquisitions, and (ii) the sale of a minority stake of the company.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Ciapponi prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.


  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars,” 2023


  • LL.M., Corporation Law, ニューヨーク大学スクール・オブ・ロー
  • 法務博士, summa cum laude, University of Milan Law School
  • Erasmus Program, Radboud University of Nijmegen School of Law
  • 米国 ニューヨーク州
  • Italy
  • Italian, Native
  • Spanish, Conversational