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Ryan Benedict

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Ryan Benedict is a partner in the Milan office. His practice focuses primarily on capital markets and corporate finance, securities regulation and company representation, with an emphasis on clients and transactions in Italy and southern and eastern Europe. Mr. Benedict has considerable experience representing issuers and underwriters in both debt and equity capital markets transactions, tender offers and liability management transactions. Mr. Benedict is particularly well placed to assist Italian issuers with the preparation and execution of their international securities transactions.


Prior to joining Latham & Watkins in 2007, Mr. Benedict worked in New York, where his practice focused on corporate and structured finance, derivatives, domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, and international corporate law.


English, Italian


JD, Boston University School of Law, 2004
BA, University of Washington, 2000


Capital markets: Debt

Within: Next generation lawyers

Ryan Benedict - Latham & Watkins LLP

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

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Ryan Benedict - 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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