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Latham & Watkins LLP

Maria Cristina Storchi

Work 0039 02 30 46 2000
Latham & Watkins LLP

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Maria Cristina Storchi is a partner in the Milan office. Her practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions and private equity deals, public tender and exchange offers, restructurings, general corporate representation, capital markets transactions, privatizations. Ms. Storchi has been involved in large Italian and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and restructuring transactions and she has considerable experience advising listed companies.


Prior to joining Latham in 2008,

Ms. Storchi began her career in 1989 as an associate at the Professor G. Scorza firm. In 1993 she left Scorza to become a senior associate at the Cera Cappelletti firm, which in April 1995 merged with Erede and Associati (the predecessor to Bonelli Erede Pappalardo). She became a partner at Bonelli in 2000


Italian, English, French


Law Degree, Università degli Studi di Milano, 1988


Capital markets: Debt

Within: Capital markets: Debt

Latham & Watkins LLP's team in Milan is¬†particularly noted for its capacity to advise on US law. Antonio Coletti¬†is office managing partner of the Milan and Rome offices and¬†Jeffrey Lawlis¬†has¬†notable experience in public and private cross-border deals. Coletti, Lawlis and Ryan Benedict¬†led advice to The Carlyle Group on Twinset‚Äôs ‚ā¨200m issuance, which was in the form of a private placement and execution of a super-senior revolving credit facility. Other highlights include advising¬†Goldman Sachs on the issuance of ‚ā¨2.2bn senior secured notes.¬†Maria Cristina Storchi¬†and counsel Isabella Porchia¬†are also highly rated.

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Capital markets: Equity

Within: Capital markets: Equity

Latham & Watkins LLP is particularly noted for its ability to advise on US law and the team regularly advises on large, cross-border transactions. Antonio Coletti and Ryan Benedict acted for Banca IMI, Credit Suisse, UniCredit and Banca Akros, as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, on the IPO of Gamenet Group's ordinary shares on Borsa Italiana. Jeffrey Lawlis and Maria Cristina Storchi are also key names; Isabella Porchia is a highly regarded counsel.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Latham & Watkins LLP¬†is regularly¬†involved in major market transactions.¬†Stefano Sciolla¬†is local corporate practice¬†chair; together with¬†Giovanni Sandicchi¬†and¬†Antonio Coletti¬†as well as the firm's London and Brussels offices, Sciolla advised¬†Global Infrastructure Partners, a global, independent infrastructure investor, on the ‚ā¨2.4bn acquisition of Italian railway operator Italo - Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori. In other highlights, the team assisted¬†Bain Capital with the acquisition of a majority stake in Fedrigoni, which produces fine paper for printing, editing, labels, bookbinding, packaging and paper products.¬†Maria Cristina Storchi¬†and¬†Cataldo Piccarreta¬†are also key advisers;¬†Giancarlo D‚ÄôAmbrosio¬†was made partner.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Latham & Watkins LLP acts for lenders and borrowers on restructuring mandates, including distressed lending, out-of-court debt restructuring and in-court proceedings. Andrea Novarese and Maria Cristina Storchi advised Sardinia-based Italian airline Alisarda on its debt rescheduling; Novarese also assisted Morfini, an Italian shipping company, with a restructuring agreement with several banks. Other key team members are local banking and finance chair Marcello Bragliani and counsels Mauro Saccani and Antonio Distefano.

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