Pietro OrzalesiPartner

Avvocato in Milan, of Italian and French nationality, Pietro Orzalesi is mainly involved in Corporate and M&A deals and assists Italian and foreign clients in national and international acquisitions, mergers and corporate reorganizations.


After a period spent in New York, Pietro Orzalesi began his activity in 2000 with Pirola Pennuto Zei in Milan. In 2006 he participated in the establishment of PwC Tax & Legal, of which he became a partner in 2007, dealing mainly with Corporate, M&A and Real Estate issues, and the administrative liability of entities for both Italian and foreign companies and groups. In 2018 Pietro Orzalesi joined CastaldiPartners, taking on the role of Global Team Leader of the Corporate & Commercial, M&A, Real Estate and Regulatory work groups. His working languages are English, French and Italian.

Representative Matters

  • Assisting a Japanese industrial group in the acquisition of one of Italy’s leading manufacturers of industrial valves.
  • Assisting an UK listed group in the acquisition of a large service provider in the credit recovery market.
  • Assisting an Italian company in the sale of food production and distribution facilities.
  • Assisting the shareholders in the sale of an Italian company operating in the field of networks and telecommunications.
  • Assisting a plastics production group in a cross-border merger by acquisition between Italy and France.
  • Assisting a French group operating in the rental of construction machinery and equipment in acquiring companies in Italy.
  • Assisting a FinTech start-up operating in the field of payment services.
  • Assisting an Italian multinational oil & gas group with all compliance activities pursuant to Italian legislative decree No. 231.
  • Assisting international investors in purchasing and increasing the value in Italy of important trophy assets in the hospitality sector.

Speaking Engagements

  • He regularly lectures in meetings, conferences and training courses on Corporate and M&A issues, administrative responsibility and intellectual property, in Italy and abroad.

Academic Activities

  • He taught at the ENI Corporate University in Milan and Rome.  


  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano.