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Latham & Watkins LLP

Antonio Coletti

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Antonio Coletti is Office Managing Partner of the Milan and Rome offices. He specialises in corporate finance and general securities, corporate law and structured finance. Mr. Coletti has extensive experience advising private and public companies and private equity funds, as well as underwriters, placing agents and initial purchasers on a wide variety of securities and corporate transactions. Mr. Coletti’s capital markets experience covers equity and debt offerings, such as bonds issues (investment grade, high yields and convertible), primary and secondary offerings, listings (IPOs, rights issues and Accelerated Book Build), liability management (tender offers and consent solicitation), structured finance transactions, such as equity derivatives. He advises listed companies on general corporate and compliance matters and also advises financial institutions on the distribution of Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities, the establishment and placement of real estate investment funds and financial market regulation.


Prior to joining Latham & Watkins in 2008, Mr. Coletti was a partner of Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners, where he was a member of the firm’s corporate finance and financial markets group, representing issuers and investment banks on complex capital markets transactions.


Italian, English


Law Degree, University of Milan, Italy, 1994


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’s €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 €2.2bn senior secured notes. Maria Cristina Storchi and counsel Isabella Porchia are also highly rated.

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Capital markets: Equity

Within: Leading individuals

Antonio Coletti - Latham & Watkins LLP

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 €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’Ambrosio was made partner.

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