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Mariafrancesca De Leo

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Mariafrancesca è Partner del nostro dipartimento di Litigation. Ha una vasta esperienza nel settore del contenzioso per questioni di natura finanziaria, bancaria, fallimentare, regolamentare e commerciale. Ha altresì maturato esperienza nello svolgimento di indagini interne, specie se relative a white collar crimes, in relazione a procedimenti sanzionatori irrogati dalle autorità di vigilanza o a procedimenti penali.

La sua recente esperienza si focalizza sull’assistenza a banche internazionali e istituzioni finanziarie in materia di vendita di derivati alle pubbliche amministrazioni, abusi di mercato, violazione dei divieti di vendite allo scoperto, ristrutturazioni del debito (accordi ex art. 67 LF, concordati) nell'ambito di contratti di finanziamento a medio termine.

Mariafrancesca is a partner in our Litigation group. She specialises in the finance, banking and regulatory sector. She has also matured significant expertise in the conduct of internal investigations, particularly with regards to white collar crimes and sanctioning procedures issued by regulatory authorities. Mariafrancesca also advises on insolvency law procedures.

Her recent experience includes: representing a major international bank in proceedings relating to derivatives sold to Italian municipalities; representing a financial institution in Consob proceedings concerning alleged breach of shortselling restrictions; representing a major international bank in proceedings concerning market abuse; assisting a financial institution in relation to several debt restructurings and negotiations with non-performing debtors of a portfolio of medium term loans.





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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is known for its representation of financial services clients, most notably in relation to fraud matters conducted by individual directors and employees, and the team also regularly advises on investigations in developing markets. The firm recently represented National Iranian Oil Company in a High Court challenge to a multi-billion dollar arbitration award regarding a long-term gas sales contract, and currently acts for Centinel Spine in a claim brought by its liquidators alleging that intellectual property was fraudulently transferred to Centinel by Surgicraft. Key practitioners include Neville Byford and Neill Blundell along with Mariafrancesca De Leo, who joined from the firm’s Milan office and brings significant multijurisdictional expertise to the London team.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s ‘highly energetic, innovative and client-focused practice’ welcomed Mariafrancesca De Leo, who has a particular focus on financial services litigation and regulatory investigations, to the London team from the firm’s Milan office, while Veronique Marquis transferred to the Hong Kong office. The practice covers all aspects of contentious civil, criminal and regulatory work for the firm’s major financial institution client base. Highlights included advising Law Debenture Trust Corporation on litigation, arising from its involvement as a bond trustee in five sets of bonds; the case involved complex issues of statutory and contractual interpretation. Matthew Allen is ‘thoughtful, driven and client focused’; Andrew Legg is ‘highly experienced and has a good eye for litigation and the pitfalls of a complex legal area’; David Flackleverages his experience as an in-house lawyer and his consequent understanding of the client mentality very well’; and Jennifer Miles is also well regarded.

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