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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 was particularly active in deals involving the retail, manufacturing, aerospace, sports and entertainment, and pharmaceutical industries. Highlights included acting for The Carlyle Group in the high-profile acquisition of Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, an Italian luxury lifestyle fashion company. Stefano Sciolla is local department chair and Antonio Colettisuccessfully intermediates with all parties to find the most optimal solutions’. Maria Cristina Storchi, Giovanni Sandicchi, Jeffrey Lawlis and counsel Isabella Porchia are also key contacts. Cataldo Piccarreta, who has extensive experience in advising private equity sponsors and companies on complex domestic and cross-border transactions, joined from Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Latham & Watkins LLP’s practice assists fund sponsors on fund raisings and formations as well as investments and divestments and recently advised The Carlyle Group on corporate and finance matters, regarding the acquisition of Irca. Antonio Colettihas deep experience’ and Stefano Sciolla, Jeffrey Lawlis and Giovanni Sandicchi are other key names; counsel Isabella Porchiasolves complex issues’. Cataldo Piccarreta, who advises private equity sponsors and companies on domestic and cross-border transactions, joined from Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners.

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Italy: Capital markets


Within: Debt

Latham & Watkins LLP stands out for its high-yield practice and ability to advise both on Italian and US law matters. The ‘excellent team’ assisted UniCredit with the issuance of high-value notes, which marked the inaugural transaction under a newly established $30bn global medium term note (MTN) programme. It also advised J.P. Morgan on a multi-tranche bond issue launched by Enel Finance International; the Enel-guaranteed issuance was the largest-ever US bond backed by an Italian corporation. Antonio Coletti is ‘a well-established lawyer with longstanding experience’; and Jeffrey Lawlis and Ryan Benedict are ‘smart, focused and fair’. Maria Cristina Storchi and counsel Isabella Porchia are other key names.

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Within: Leading individuals

Antonio Coletti - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Equity

Able to advise both on Italian and US law matters, Latham & Watkins LLP is ‘always up to speed on all the key deliverables and issues in transactions’. Ryan Benedict advised Unieuro, an Italian consumer electronics retail chain, on its IPO, listed on the MTA’s STAR segment. Antonio Colettihas thorough capital markets expertise’ and Jeffrey Lawlis, Maria Cristina Storchi and counsel Isabella Porchia are also highly rated.

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Italy: Industry focus


Within: Retail

The ‘extraordinarily prepared and committedLatham & Watkins LLP regularly advises retail clients seeking assistance with corporate and M&A, private equity, banking and finance as well as equity and debt capital markets matters. Key highlights included assisting Carlyle with the acquisition of Italian luxury lifestyle fashion company Golden Goose Deluxe and advising Italian apparel retailer Gruppo Coin on the sale of 11% of capital in clothing company OVS through an accelerated book building process. European chair of the retail and consumer products industry group Stefano Sciolla and Antonio Coletti are recommended. The private equity, corporate finance and real estate specialist Cataldo Piccarreta joined from Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners in April 2017.

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