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Legance - Avvocati Associati

Work +39 02 89 63 071
London, Milan, New York, Rome

Monica Colombera

Work +39 02 89 63 071
Legance - Avvocati Associati

Work Department

Project Financing - Energy, Gas and Natural Resources




Head of the Energy, Project & Infrastructure department, Monica regularly assists lenders and sponsors in financing major transactions and in the structuring of projects. She also assists domestic and foreign investors in M&A transactions, joint-ventures, development projects and secondary market deals both in traditional energies, renewable energies and gas sectors. Monica graduated, maxima cum laude, in law in 1993. She was admitted to the Milan Bar in 1996. Author of several articles on specialised national and international law reviews, she is regularly a speaker in several Italian and international conferences and institutional tables on PPP, standardisation and legislative reforms.


Italian, English


Member of the Milan Bar, Italy


In 2001 Monica Colombera obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Competition Law at King’s College in London.
In 1993 Monica Colombera graduated in Law, maxima cum laude, at Università degli Studi di Milano.

Italy: Banking and finance

Borrower side

Within: Borrower side

Legance - Avvocati Associati’s client base includes public sector entities and institutions, corporations, private equity funds, and real estate fund firms; and the ‘excellent firm’ has a robust energy and infrastructure-related project financing practice. Highlights included advising Castello SGR on an approximately €40m photovoltaic (PV) plants-related refinancing. Andrea Giannelli is highly rated; and Luca Autuori is ‘a high-level professional for negotiations’. Monica Colombera, Filippo Ruffato, Giandomenico Ciaramella, Emanuele Espositi, and Guido Iannoni Sebastianini are other key practitioners.

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Lender or arranger side

Within: Lender or arranger side

Legance - Avvocati Associati’s scope of work covers acquisition, mezzanine and real estate financing; syndicated loans; debt restructurings; and leveraged finance; in project financing, the firm has energy and infrastructure sector expertise. Highlights included advising European Investment Bank on the financing of a hospital-related project. Luca Autuori is ‘always available and has a very positive attitude on deals’; and Emanuele Espositi is ‘a great choice’. Andrea Giannelli, Giandomenico Ciaramella,Guido Iannoni Sebastianini, Monica Colombera and Filippo Ruffato are also recommended.

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Italy: Industry focus


Within: Leading individuals

Monica Colombera - Legance - Avvocati Associati

Within: Energy

Legance - Avvocati Associati belongs to ‘the top’ of Italian energy practices and recently advised several financial institutions, including Banca IMI, Cassa depositi e prestiti, Banca Europea per gli Investimenti, Intesa Sanpaolo, Natixis and UniCredit, as lender’s counsel on the financing of the merchant line of a new France-Italy power interconnector with an aggregate capacity of 1.200MW. Monica Colombera and Filippo Ruffato are the names to note. The group was further bolstered by the arrival of Cristina Martorana from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in January 2019.

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