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Latham & Watkins LLP

Jeffrey Lawlis

Work 0039 02 30 46 2000
Latham & Watkins LLP

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Corporate Department


Jeff Lawlis is a partner in the Milan and London offices. His practice focuses primarily on corporate finance, including leveraged finance transactions and other debt and equity capital markets offerings, company representation and general securities law matters as well as mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Lawlis has extensive international experience representing companies, sponsors and investment banks in a variety of industries on a wide range of both public and private cross-border transactions, with a particular focus on the Italian and Spanish markets.


English, Italian


JD, The University of Michigan, 1998
BA, Denison University, 1995


Private equity

Within: Private equity

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘team is available 24 hours a day, is well prepared, and brings the acumen required to find new solutions’. It advised CVC on the acquisition of Italian gaming and payments operator, Sisal Group, from funds which were advised by Apax Partners, Permira and Clessidra. Local department chair Stefano Sciolla has ‘deep knowledge of the market’ and Jeffrey Lawlis is ‘great at negotiating with counterparts’. Antonio Coletti is also highly rated and Giovanni Sandicchi made partner.

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Italy: Capital markets


Within: Leading individuals

Jeffrey Lawlis - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Debt

Latham & Watkins LLP is particularly noted for its capacity to advise clients on US law. Recent highlights include working alongside London colleagues to advise Schumann on a high-yield bond notes issuance. Antonio Coletti has ‘deep knowledge of Italian legislation and great ability to manage client relationships during stressful times’; Jeffrey Lawlis has ‘excellent knowledge of US legislation and the technical aspects of debt matters’; and Maria Cristina Storchi is ‘very approachable and has good knowledge of Italy’s regulatory framework and market practice’. Ryan Benedict was made partner.

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