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Edoardo Calcaterra

Edoardo Calcaterra
I was impressed during the admission process by the fact that, compared to the other law schools I had applied to, BU Law dedicated a lot of energy and effort to selecting its LL.M. candidates.

Biography

A member of the Italian Bar, Edoardo is an associate at Castaldi Mourre & Partners (with offices in Milan and Paris) where his practice focuses on corporate law, commercial law, M&A, international investments and domestic and international commercial contracts. Edoardo is a specialist in business relations with Arab Countries and in Franco - Italian relations. Born in Italy, Edoardo lived for nine years in Tunis, Tunisia, and for two years in Paris, France. After attending French high schools in Tunisia and in France, he spent his first year of law studies at the University of Paris II and subsequently earned his law degree from Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, where he wrote his thesis on “The Regulation of Investments in Arab Countries.” Prior to joining his current firm, Edoardo was an associate at LCA – Lega Colucci & Associati and at De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani and a stagiaire at Bonelli Erede Pappalardo. Edoardo was a candidate in the 2006 Municipal elections of Milan. He is an equestrian and an active member of the Milanese Foxhunting Society, AluB (Bocconi University Law Alumni Association), ALMA (Italian LL.M. Students Association) and Boston University Law School Alumni Association. He is fluent in Italian, French, English, Arabic and Spanish.

Q & A with Edoardo

Why did you choose BU Law?

BU Law is internationally regarded as one of the best law schools in the country. I was impressed during the admission process by the fact that, compared to the other law schools I had applied to, BU Law dedicated a lot of energy and effort to selecting its LL.M. candidates. Before being admitted, each LL.M. candidate has an interview with BU Law’s staff, which really reflects that they care about who you are and what you would like to do. BU Law is tailored to your individual needs and goals!

How do you look back on your experience at BU Law?

My year at BU Law was one of the most exciting and enriching experiences of my life. BU Law opened my mind both from a legal point of view and a cultural point of view. The School strengthened my legal skills, gave me the opportunity to network with people all over the world, and it made me much more confident in addressing legal problems.

What was your favorite LL.M. Program memory?

It’s really difficult to choose from all the good memories I have; but, if I had to choose, I would definitely say that the best memory was the commencement day. That day I was one of the class marshals, so I had to guide the class throughout the ceremony. I felt that I accomplished something special and it was wonderful to share those feelings with my colleagues and parents.

What were your favorite classes and why?

The classroom experience was amazing! At BU Law, all of the classes and professors are very interesting and motivating. I really appreciated the Negotiated Mergers and Acquisitions classes because they’re very practical and really give you the instruments you need to carry out a successful negotiation. I also liked the International Intellectual Property and International Business Arbitration classes with Professor Zemer and Professor Park. Both Professors have a unique teaching ability and give you an international perspective on many fundamental legal matters.

What’s it like to be a student in Boston?

Despite the cold weather, Boston, also know as Beantown, is a very warm, welcoming and friendly city. My year in Boston was the perfect mix of studies, culture, social events, sports, travelling and fun.

Where are you now?

I am working as an associate at Castaldi Mourre & Partners, a Franco-Italian law firm based in Milan and Paris. I am mainly dealing with corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, international investments and domestic/international commercial contracts. I am also in charge of the development of the firm’s activity in Arab Countries.