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Latham & Watkins LLP

Antonio Coletti

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Corporate Department


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


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Latham & Watkins LLP advised Alisarda – the parent company – on the sale of a 49% stake in Meridiana fly to Qatar Airways. Local department chair Stefano Sciolla is recommended along with Italy managing partner Antonio Coletti, who ‘maintains a balanced mix of legal and commercial perspectives’. Maria Cristina Storchi is also highly rated and Giovanni Sandicchi was made partner. Fabio Coppola joined LMS Studio Legale.

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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: 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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Within: Leading individuals

Antonio Coletti - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Equity

Latham & Watkins LLP’s office managing partner Antonio Coletti is ‘a well-established lawyer with thorough capital markets expertise’. The team advised Alabbar Enterprises on the subscription of €100m worth of additional new shares in Yoox Net-a-Porter. Maria Cristina Storchi is also recommended and Ryan Benedict was promoted to partner.

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