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Lino Di Lorenzo

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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Commercial Disputes & Insolvency


Principal Associate.  Lino is an experienced commercial litigator and insolvency specialist.  His workload covers a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes many of which involve parties in overseas jurisdictions.  His insolvency expertise is called upon by office holders, directors and creditors in connection with the realisation and recovery of assets and the associated duties of these parties in distress scenarios.


Trainee Solicitor Mills & Reeve 2003-05, Solicitor 2005-2009, Senior Solicitor 2019-13, Principal Associate 2013


Association of Business Recovery Professionals


All Saints RC School, York; University of Bristol (2002 LLB); University of the West of England (2003, LPC); College of Law (2006, Diploma in Advocacy)

East Anglia: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Cambridge

Within: Commercial litigation: Cambridge

Mills & Reeve LLP 'offers an excellent service to clients in commercial litigation matters, which are handled robustly on clients' behalf and the issues are always well thought through', says one barrister who notes that 'the calibre of the lawyers is high and they are always a pleasure to be instructed by'. Jamie Wheatley leads the practice and has 'a strong intellect coupled with sound commercial judgement, and he appears popular with clients and a real pleasure to work with'. The firm's other stars include Gary Attle who focuses on public law and clients note his 'exceptional experience and wisdom' adding that he is 'a delight to work with'; associate Lino Di Lorenzo , who handles corporate recovery and general commercial litigation, is 'incredibly capable, definitely one to watch for the future; his analysis is impressive and he provides clear, intelligible and practical advice'; 'capable litigator' and principal associate Douglas McDonald ; and principal associate Alison Garrett , who is known for 'strong commercial guidance during settlement negotiations'. Di Lorenzo helped Wheatley and principal associate Helen Prandy pursue a $7.6m breach of contract and misrepresentation claim for client 1st Class Legal Limited in Chicago, US. Another highlight saw Duncan Astill handle a £3m dispute for NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group. Consultant and head of the North America desk Graeme Menzies  is also recommended. Monika Sobiecki moved to Dentons.

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East Anglia: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Mills & Reeve LLP¬†'rates very highly and is strongly recommended‚Äė. The firm has 'very capable lawyers who are on top of the technical side of this area as well as being in tune with their clients‚Äô needs and commercial considerations'. The practice frequently advises on¬†the restructuring and sale of businesses and assets within insolvency processes, and acts for¬†office holders in both the UK and overseas in connection with cross-border insolvencies.¬†Asset recovery actions and other insolvency litigation for IPs including Griffins is another mainstay of its work, as is advice to¬†directors, creditors and other stakeholder in distress situations.¬†Litigator¬†Jamie Wheatley¬†¬†leads the practice and is 'extremely quick to analyse the issues and able to provide clear, pragmatic advice to clients notwithstanding the complexity'. Litigation associate¬†Lino Di Lorenzo¬†is praised as¬†‚Äėpragmatic and sensitive; he provides good commercial advice‚Äė. Together they advised trustees in the bankruptcy of former barrister David Harris, who was left with ¬£2m in debts following a judgment obtained by the Motion Picture Association of America in respect of copyright infringement.¬†Laura Holdaway¬†, who advised¬†South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership and Luton Borough Council on a ¬£3m workout transaction concerning a loan to Bela Group, is also recommended.

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