Professor of Law
Matteo Gatti
Newark Campus
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
  • 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 Steen & Hamilton as an associate in Rome, Milan, Moscow, and New York. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty in 2012, he was in-house counsel at Scripps Networks.

Professor Gatti is the author of a book on tender offers published in Italy in 2004. His scholarly articles have been published in the Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance, the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law, as well as in European and Italian law journals, and have been quoted by the Italian SEC and Italian courts.


English Publications

  • The Adaptability of European Companies to the Market for Corporate Control (Working Paper, March 2018).
  • Reconsidering the Merger Process: Approval Patterns, Timeline, and Shareholders’ Role, 69 Hastings L.J. 101-89 (2018) (forthcoming).
  • It’s My Stock and I’ll Vote if I Want to: Conflicted Voting by Shareholders in (Hostile) M&A Deals, 47 Mem. L. Rev. 181-290 (2016).
  • Creeping Acquisitions in Europe: Enabling Companies to Be Better Safe than Sorry, with Luca Enriques, 15 Corp. L. Studies 55-101 (2015).
  • The Power to Decide on Takeovers: Directors or Shareholders, What Difference Does it Make?, 20 J. Corp. & Fin. L. 73-144 (2014).
  • Is There a Uniform EU Securities Laws After the Financial Services Action Plan?, with Luca Enriques, 14 J.L. Bus. & Fin 43-82 (2008) and in Company Law and Finance 167(Paul Krüger Andersen & Karsten Engsig Sørensen eds., 2008).
  • EC Reforms of Corporate Governance and Capital Markets Regulation: How Do They Affect Outside Investors?, with Luca Enriques, 28 J. Int.’l L. & Bus. 1-34 (2007).
  • The Uneasy Case for Top-Down Corporate Law Harmonization in the European Union, with Luca Enriques, 27 Pa. J. Int’l Econ L. 939-98 (2006) and in Economics of European Union Law 576 (Paul B. Stephan ed., 2007).
  • Optionality Arrangements and Reciprocity in the Takeover Directive, 6 Eur. Bus. & Org. L. Rev. 553-79 (2005) and in European Takeovers. The Art of Acquisition 103 (Jeremy Grant ed., 2005).


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].
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Economics (Law &)
  • Media Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions