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Attilio Leccisotti, Associate at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Corporate, Technology


Attilio is a senior associate in the corporate team. He acts on a broad range of matters including acquisitions, disposals, shareholder arrangements and private equity investment. With a strong technology focus, Attilio assists clients at all stages of development and has guided several start up and spin-out companies through major institutional funding rounds.

He advises both private and public companies from family run businesses to multi-national corporations and charities in a variety of sectors. His expertise is recognised in the venture capital category of the latest edition of The Legal 500 where he is described by a client as being ‘fantastic at supporting our company through a number of different rounds’ and also as ‘one to watch for the future’.

Having qualified in 2013, Attilio joined Penningtons Manches Cooper's Oxford office in 2016 from a leading regional law firm.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising the lead investor on a $195 million financing package for an organics waste and sewage treatment solutions business allowing it to fund two new anaerobic digestion plants.
  • Advising the management team in a £180 million US private equity fund led investment in a national retailer.
  • Acting for the shareholders of a national office fit out company in a £30 million share sale to a US investment management and professional services company listed on the NYSE.
  • Advising Open Energy Market Limited on its £3 million investment from Calculus Capital.
  • Acting for Kuwait based start-up Snapbook on its multi-tranche seed funding round of $1.5 million by Faith Capital, a Kuwaiti venture capital firm.
  • Advising Celleron Therapeutics Limited, the UK-based precision cancer medicines company, on its new financing round with a consortium of South Korean investors.

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