Stefano Catelani

Stefano Catelani

Stefano Catelani

General Counsel at DuPont | Switzerland

Stefano read law at the University of  Rome and, after a two-year traineeship within a law firm in Florence, he took the Bar Exam and qualified as an avvocato in Italy. He then worked as an in-house counsel for a major Italian pharmaceutical company for five years, and he subsequently joined the legal department of DuPont de Nemours, a multinational chemical company. At DuPont, he has advised several subsidiaries and various business units in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was initially based in Italy and then he was called at the European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. He then moved to the External Affairs department of Dupont where he worked as Director Governmental Affairs (Europe) both in Brussels and Geneva, and he eventually returned to the Legal department.

Stefano is currently working as General Counsel for the DuPont Safety & Construction Business Unit within the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region.  He is responsible for legal compliance of the business units in these regions and he provides legal advice to his colleagues based in the Middle East, Africa and Black Sea countries on general corporate matters.

His most recent practice focuses on compliance, general corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, including divestitures and joint ventures. In addition, he deals with all aspects of conflicts management and disputes settlement.

Stefano regularly gives lectures on International Business Law at an American  University in Geneva and at various other Universities . He is a former President of the Geneva based Association of International Business lawyers (AIBL), and he is an active member in several other professional and trade associations.