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Francesco Ago

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Partner Banking and Finance


Francesco assists clients in matters concerning finance, financing, capital markets, bankruptcy law, and restructuring with a focus on structured finance, securitisation, guaranteed bank bonds, acquisition finance, real estate finance, export finance, leasing and asset finance, public offers and stock listing (including capital increases, public offers and debt securities listing, convertible and equity linked), private placements to institutional investors, insolvency and pre-insolvency proceedings, and financial restructuring.


Francesco Ago joined the Firm in 1974 and became a Partner in 1986. In 1978, he worked at a leading law Firm in Washington D.C..


Italian, English, French.


Member of the Rome Bar (Italy)


Graduated in Law, University of Rome, La Sapienza, 1973; MCL, Georgetown University, Washington D.C. (USA), 1978.

Italy: Banking and finance

Borrower side

Within: Borrower side

Chiomenti Studio Legale is highly rated for structured finance; asset finance; distressed finance and non-performing loans (NPLs); acquisition and leveraged finance; real estate finance; syndicated loans; and financial restructuring. The team advised SIA on a €500m facility agreement to finance the acquisition of UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions and UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions (Austria)’s electronic money-processing sector IT service businesses, as well as to grant a revolving facility for general corporate purposes. The key advisers are Giulia Battaglia, Carola Antonini, Luca Bonetti, Carmelo Raimondo and Antonio Tavella. Other recommended names are Gregorio Consoli, Francesco Ago and Giorgio Cappelli.

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Lender or arranger side

Within: Lender or arranger side

Chiomenti Studio Legale is experienced in structured finance, asset finance, and distressed finance and NPLs; other areas of strength include acquisition, leveraged and real estate finance, syndicated loans, and financial restructuring. Giorgio Cappelli advised Natixis, Banca IMI, BNP Paribas, UniCredit, Unione di Banche Italiane and Banco Santander on a financing to Alba Bidco for its acquisition of Grandi Stazioni Retail’s share capital. Giulia Battaglia, Carola Antonini, Luca Bonetti, Carmelo Raimondo and Antonio Tavella are highly rated, as are Gregorio Consoli and Francesco Ago.

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Italy: Capital markets


Within: Leading individuals

Francesco Ago - Chiomenti Studio Legale

Within: Debt

Chiomenti Studio Legale advises on EMTN and covered bonds programmes and has extensive experience advising on the issuance of corporate bonds in Italy; the group also advises issuers and subscribers of mini-bonds and assists with securitisation transactions. Highlights included advising UBI Banca, as issuer, on the annual update of a €15bn covered bond programme. Manfredi Vianini Tolomei, Giulia Battaglia, Carmelo Raimondo, Francesco Ago and Gregorio Consoli are all recommended.

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