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Carola Antonini

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Partner Banking and Finance


Carola assists Italian and foreign clients in project development and acquisition in the energy and infrastructure fields, with a focus on renewable energy (wind, biomass -including WtE-, biofuel, photovoltaic, geothermal, solar heat, hydroelectric), energy from conventional sources (oil and gas), infrastructure and public tenders on energy and gas transport and distribution, infrastructure concessions and contracts, acquisition, and leveraged finance.


Carola Antonini joined the Firm in 1990 and became a partner in 2003.


Italian, English, French.


Member of the Rome Bar (Italy)


Graduated in Law, University of Rome, la Sapienza, 1990.


Banking and finance: Borrower side

Within: Banking and finance: Borrower side

Chiomenti¬†is well known for corporate lending and real estate acquisition, project, export, shipping and public finance. The recently appointed banking and finance department head¬†Gregorio Consoli¬†advised Astaldi on the amendment to a ‚ā¨500m facility agreement with a pool of banks; and¬†Luca Bonetti¬†led advice to¬†Coima on a bank financing granted by the original lenders for a property development in Milan.¬†Carola Antonini¬†heads the energy business unit and¬†Antonio Tavella¬†heads the restructuring business unit. Other key names are¬†Giulia Battaglia,¬†Francesco Ago,¬†Giorgio Cappelli,¬†and recently promoted counsel¬†Alfredo Lizio.¬†Carmelo Raimondo¬†joined¬†Fieldfisher Italy.

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Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Within: Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Chiomenti advises on major Italian deals involving structured finance, shipping finance and pure lending transactions. Energy business unit head Carola Antonini advised Banca Europea per gli Investimenti on the financing of a merchant line connecting France and Italy. Gregorio Consoli is the recently appointed banking and finance department head and Antonio Tavella heads the restructuring business unit. Other key advisers are Luca Bonetti, Giulia Battaglia, Francesco Ago and Giorgio Cappelli, and the counsels to note are recently promoted Alfredo Lizio and Andrea Martina, as well as Fraser Wood. Carmelo Raimondo joined Fieldfisher Italy.

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Industry focus: Energy

Within: Leading individuals

Carola Antonini - Chiomenti

Within: Industry focus: Energy

The 'highly professional and customer-oriented' Carola Antonini¬†heads the energy practice group at Chiomenti, which is noted for its 'knowledge of the industry at an international level'. Corporate and M&A and banking and finance are the main areas of focus. The team advised Enel on multi-tranche bonds worth¬†$8bn issued by Enel Finance International for investors in the US. Other highlights include assisting¬†European Investment Bank with drafting and negotiating a¬†‚ā¨100m facility agreement with¬†Piemonte Savoia. Giulia Battaglia¬†, who leads the firm's finance department, is highlighted for her expertise in energy infrastructure and procurement. Beyond the team's strengths in corporate and banking work, clients also count on the experience of¬†Filippo Brunetti, who heads up the administrative law department. Also recommended are senior associates Alfredo Vitale, Marta Andreano¬†and Katia Zulberti. Former head of legal at Sanpaolo IMI Group (now Intesa Sanpaolo)¬†Marco Cerrittelli¬†joined the firm¬†in January 2019 and brings¬†project and infrastructure finance.

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