Professor of Law
Matteo Gatti
Rutgers Law School
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Matteo Gatti teaches business organizations, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. After working for a corporate law firm in Italy, Russia, and New York, and being in-house counsel at a multinational television company, he joined the Rutgers faculty in 2012. He is the author of a book and several journal articles.

  • Biography
  • Publications
  • Courses Taught
  • Expertise

Professor Gatti received his J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Milan, his LL.M. from Harvard Law School and his S.J.D. in Corporate Law from the University of Brescia. He began his legal teaching career in the corporate and commercial law department at the University of Milan School of Law then, after receiving his LL.M., taught courses and seminars in securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance, as an assistant professor at the University of Milan–Bicocca School of Law. Professor Gatti practiced on corporate and M&A matters at Cleary Gottlieb in Rome, Milan, Moscow, and New York. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty in 2012, he was in-house counsel at cable TV company Scripps Networks.

Professor Gatti is the author of a book on tender offers published in Italy in 2004 by the most prominent publisher in the field. His scholarly articles and work have been published in the Hastings Law Journal, the Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance, the Journal of Corporate Law Studies, the Columbia Journal of European Law, the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law, the European Business Organization Review, Giurisprudenza Commerciale, as well as in other U.S., European and Italian law journals, books and treaties. One of his articles in the mid-2000s set forth a legal analysis that ended up being adopted by the Milan Tribunal, and eventually by the Italian Supreme Court in a series of high-profile cases. His book on tender offers is considered one of the most important publications on the subject matter in Italy; Consob, the Italian equivalent of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), cited and quoted certain passages (other articles of his also have been cited by Consob). Professor Gatti’s works have been cited in influential corporate, securities, and M&A treatises in the U.S. and Europe, legal and financial journals in the U.S. and around the globe, including Brazil, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, and the U.K. One article was mentioned by the EC Commission as part of its review of the implementation of the Takeover Bids Directive. Professor Gatti is a frequent contributor to the CLS Columbia Blue Sky Blog, the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, the Oxford Business Law Blog, among others. Professor Gatti is affiliated with the Rutgers Center of Corporate Law and Governance. He is a member of the New York Bar and of the Italian Bar.


English Publications


Italian Publications

  • Mancata promozione di opa obbligatoria e risarcimento del danno, comm., 2005, II, 774 [Liability for Failure to Launch a Mandatory Bid].
  • Accordi opzionali e reciprocità nella direttiva sulle opa, Nuova giur. civ., 2005, 416-433 [Optionality Arrangements and Reciprocity in the European Takeover Directive].
  • Appunti sulla nozione di partecipazione rilevante per i presupposti e per l’oggetto dell’opa successiva alla luce della riforma del t.u.f., banca merc. fin., 2005, 163-176 [Notes on the Definition of Participation Interest Relevant for the Mandatory Bid Regime set forth in the Reform of the Consolidated Financial Act].
  • Opa e struttura del mercato del controllo societario, Giuffrè, Milano, 2004, 1-389 [Tender Offers and the Structure of the Market for Corporate Control].
  • Le azioni con voto subordinato all’effettuazione di un’opa e l’«autorizzazione di conferma», comm., 2004, I, 511-541 [Shares with Voting Rights Conditioned upon the Launch of a Tender Offer and the Principle of the “Subsequent Authorization”].
  • Una proposta discussa in materia di opa: la risoluzione legislativa del Parlamento europeo sulla tredicesima direttiva, comm., 2001, I, 141-6 [A Debated Proposal on Tender Offers: The European Parliament Resolution on the XIII EC Directive].
  • La società target in pendenza di offerta pubblica d’acquisto, comm., 2000, I, 599-654 [Target Company pending a Tender Offer].
  • Il controllo dell’ufficio del registro delle imprese, comm., 1998, II, 632-650 [The Control of the Register of Companies].
Courses Taught
  • Business Organizations (1)
  • Comparative Law
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Economics (Law &)
  • Executive Compensation
  • International Finance
  • International Organizations
  • Media Law
  • Securities Litigation
  • Securities Regulation
  • Sports and Entertainment Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions