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Giulia Battaglia

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Partner Banking and Finance


Giulia specialises in structuring complex transactions. She advises debtors, banks, in real estate financing, acquisitions, project finance and securitisation of receivables, factoring, restructuring debt transactions, bankruptcy law, insolvency proceedings and distressed assets transactions. She has significant experience in restructuring in shipbuilding and healthcare. Giulia deals with infrastructure and procurement with a particular focus on the energy sector.


Giulia Battaglia joined the firm in 1992 and became a partner in 2003. In 1994 she was a Visiting Lawyer at Slaughter and May in London.


Italian, English.


Admitted to practice before the Taxation Courts and member of the Milan Bar (Italy)


Graduated in Economics, University of Rome, La Sapienza, 1991; Graduated in Law, University of Rome, La Sapienza, 1999.


Banking and finance: Borrower side

Within: Leading individuals

Giulia Battaglia - Chiomenti

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: Leading individuals

Giulia Battaglia - Chiomenti

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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Capital markets: Debt

Within: Capital markets: Debt

Chiomenti is highly regarded for EMTN and covered bond programmes as well as the issuance of corporate bonds and structured finance securities. The practice advised Unione di Banche Italiane, as issuer, on the annual update and maintenance of several debt issuance programmes as well as the issuance of a series of notes. Manfredi Vianini Tolomei is capital markets head, Gregorio Consoli is banking and finance head, Giulia Battaglia specialises in structuring complex transactions and Francesco Ago is also highly rated. Senior associate Benedetto La Russa and counsel Fraser Wood are other key contacts. Carmelo Raimondo joined Fieldfisher Italy.

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Industry focus: Energy

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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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Assisting distressed companies, financial creditors and third-party investors, Chiomenti is highly rated for its experience in restructuring and turnaround transactions, as well as for its expertise in insolvency and pre-insolvency proceedings. Antonio Tavella heads the restructuring and insolvency business unit; Giulia Battaglia advised Banca Popolare di Milano, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Mizuho Bank, Banca Ifis and Unione di Banche Italiane on the debt restructuring of Elettra Produzione and the quotaholder. Experienced senior associate Marco Amoruso left for Studio Legale Tributario in Association with Ernst & Young in March 2019.

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