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White & Case (Europe) LLP

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Italy

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

White & Case (Europe) LLP

White & Case (Europe) LLP is ‘very strong across jurisdictions’. The practice is recommended for cross-border M&A deals, including public M&A and private equity transactions. A cross-border team advised Infracapital and InfraVia Capital Partners on the acquisition of a container port operator. Michael Immordinohas great negotiation skills’, Ferigo Foscari ‘provides excellent technical support’, Leonardo Graffi is ‘great for drafting and negotiating contracts’ and Iacopo Canino is also highly rated.

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EU and competition
Leading individuals

Veronica Pinotti - White & Case (Europe) LLP

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 4

White & Case (Europe) LLP

White & Case (Europe) LLP’s ‘commercially oriented team’ advises on private equity M&A, financing, and debt capital market issues. Iacopo Canino, Leonardo Graffi and Michael Immordino are the key names.

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Italy: Banking and finance

Borrower side
Banking and finance: borrower side - ranked: tier 3

White & Case (Europe) LLP

White & Case (Europe) LLP advises non-bank investors and funds on leveraged finance matters, including senior and bridge commitments, and private high-yield matters, as well as restructuring, refinancing, and NPL portfolio acquisitions. It advised Open Fiber on a €510m bridge financing granted by BNP Paribas, UniCredit and Société Générale. Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo, Iacopo Canino and Gianluca Fanti are the recommended advisers, alongside Michael Immordino.

Leading individuals

Iacopo Canino - White & Case (Europe) LLP

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Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 3

White & Case (Europe) LLP

White & Case (Europe) LLP’s ‘level of service is extremely good’. The group focuses on the restructuring and disposal of distressed debt and also regularly works alongside the firm’s debt capital markets practice. In other areas, the team assisted Crédit Agricole Cariparma and Banca Popolare di Milano with the financing for the acquisition of a majority stake in Garda Plast by Progressio SGR. The recommended contacts are Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo, Iacopo Canino, Gianluca Fanti, who is ‘outstanding, reachable and thorough’, and Michael Immordino.

Leading individuals

Iacopo Canino - White & Case (Europe) LLP

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Italy: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 2

White & Case (Europe) LLP

White & Case (Europe) LLP’s US, English and Italian capital markets team ‘has an extremely deep knowledge of the Italian legal system’ and regularly advises on EMTN programmes, Eurobonds, private placements, high-yield bonds, Yankee bonds, and project bonds. Other areas of strength include liability management transactions, securitisations, and derivatives. The group assisted HP Pelzer Holding with the issuance of €350m senior secured notes. Gianluca Fanti’s ‘hard-working approach and high level of commitment are impressive’ and Michael Immordino is ‘a great leader’. Other highly rated advisers include Ferigo Foscari, Iacopo Canino, Paul Alexander, and Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo. Alessandro Nolet joined from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Hong Kong).

Leading individuals

Ferigo Foscari - White & Case (Europe) LLP

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Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 2

White & Case (Europe) LLP

White & Case (Europe) LLP’s ‘team is dedicated to its work, which is always ready when expected’. The group advises on IPOs, rights issues, secondary offerings, and equity-linked products, including exchangeable and convertible bonds, and recently assisted the underwriters with UniCredit’s €13bn rights issue. Ferigo Foscari, Paul Alexander, Iacopo Canino and Michael Immordino are recommended and Piero de Mattia is a highly regarded senior associate.

Leading individuals

Ferigo Foscari - White & Case (Europe) LLP

Next generation lawyers

Piero de Mattia - White & Case (Europe) LLP

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