Massimiliano Maestretti

Massimiliano Maestretti

lic. iur., Attorney at Law, Managing Partner Lugano
lic. oec. HSG

Via Canova 15
CH-6901 Lugano

Tel +41 58 200 31 00

Fax +41 58 200 31 11


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Massimiliano Maestretti's practice focuses on sports law, M&A, corporate law and commercial law.  He advises national and international sports teams, in particular in the field of car racing and soccer.  He is also active in M&A transactions in Switzerland and abroad.  He has been active as General Counsel of a major international corporation for several years and combines his juridical and economical formation and experience to provide the most efficient advice to his clients.

Practice areas
  • Commercial law
  • M&A
  • Sports law
Practice groups
  • M&A, capital markets and corporate
  • IT/IP and competition law
  • Sports law
  • 1998: Admission to the Bar of the Canton of Ticino
  • 1992-1994: lic. iur., magna cum laude, University of Berne
  • 1987-1992: lic. oec., University of St. Gallen, HSG
Experience / Career
  • as of September 2017: Partner, Kellerhals Carrard Lugano SA, Lugano
  • 2004-2017: Partner, PSMLaw SA, Lugano
  • 2004-2009: General Counsel, Ferrari SpA, Maranello, Italy Member of Management Committee
  • 2000-2004: Associate, PSMLaw SA, Lugano
  • 1999: Associate, Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, 2 Wall Street, New York 
  • 1996-1999: Legal internship, PSMLaw SA, Lugano 
  • 1995-1996: Legal and tax assistant, Arthur Andersen SA, Lugano
  • Italian
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Bar Association of the Canton of Ticino (OATi)
  • Swiss Bar Association
Publications and presentations
    • MAESTRETTI Massimiliano, "Il Codice Mondiale Antidoping 2015 e la sua compatibilità con i principi del diritto internazionale e dei diritti umani", Anwaltsrevue 6-7 / 2014, pp. 268ff.
    • PETER Henry/MAESTRETTI Massimiliano, "Corporate Governance and Special Purpose Vehicles", Der Schweizer Treuhänder, December 2002
    • GADSDEN/CAHN/MAESTRETTI, "How the 1999 Bankruptcy Bill Could Affect Reorganizations", The Bankruptcy Strategist, October 1999
    • GADSDEN/CAHN/MAESTRETTI, "Limiting Time to Assume Commercial Leases: What About Kleinsleep?", The Bankruptcy Strategist, June 1999
    • STUCCHI Giovanni/MAESTRETTI Massimiliano, "Fondi di investimento: alcune considerazioni sugli aspetti legali e fiscali dei fondi di investimento, con riferimento alla nuova legislazione svizzera e a quella di alcuni altri paesi", Rivista di diritto amministrativo e tributario (RDAT) I 1996, pp. 469ff.
    • MAESTRETTI Massimiliano, Presentation - Letter of Intent: Do’s and Don’ts for Entering into Letters of Intent
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