Davide Paoli is a specialist in complex cross-border corporate transactions, M&A, company restructuring. He is also an expert in International IP Law, Fintech and Law Tech and handles a portfolio of clients in the aviation/space, energy, entertainment/amusement parks, advertising, automotive, sports, food, shipping, fashion and luxury retail and trading industries.
He obtained his Masters Degree in Law at Luiss Guido Carli University Rome in 2003, discussing a thesis on the Constitutional Role of the Regions’ Committee in the EU – during the course of his third academic year with the faculty, he visited UCLA Los Angeles where he specialized in Monopoly and Competition. He then specialized at various universities: University of Oxford, LUISS Rome, SDA Bocconi Milano and Bureau International de Travail Torino (masters in International IP, Business in China, Corporate Law, and International Relations); he later obtained a degree from École Superiere des Affaires in Islamic Finance (Beirut), finally receiving his Executive MBA from Olayan S. Suleiman School of Business at American University of Beirut in 2015.
Fluent in Italian, English, German & French with basic knowledge of Arabic, Paoli has extensive experience in the Middle East, both in the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon. He is the Head of Corporate and Commercial at BHA. His key areas of practice include: Corporate & Commercial, Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment, Insurance & Reinsurance, Legal Tech and Blockchain Projects, Energy & Renewables, Aviation & Space Law. He is a member of several international law associations in Europe and the Middle East, trainer with Dubai Legal Affairs Dept since 2016, lecturer at Ca’ Foscari University Venice, and is invited to speak and moderate at numerous international conferences focusing on his field of expertise.