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White & Case (Europe) LLP

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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 has extensive experience in leveraged loans, syndicated loans and real estate loans, as well as private debt transactions and structured finance. The team assisted Piaggio & C. with its dual-tranche €250m financing, which was granted by a group of lenders. Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo, Iacopo Canino and Gianluca Fanti are highly rated, while Michael Immordino's practice is based jointly in London and Milan. Alessandro Nolet was a new hire from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Leading individuals

Iacopo Canino - White & Case (Europe) LLP

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

White & Case (Europe) LLP

White & Case (Europe) LLP is experienced in leveraged, syndicated and real estate loans, as well as private debt transactions and structured finance. The team advised Goldman Sachs International, Goldman Sachs International Bank, Lucid Agency And Trustee Services and Lucid Trustee Services on loan facilities for the acquisition by private equity fund Corsair Capital of RGI. Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo, Iacopo Canino and Gianluca Fanti are highly rated, while Michael Immordino's practice is based in both London and Milan. Alessandro Nolet was recruited from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Leading individuals

Iacopo Canino - White & Case (Europe) LLP

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Capital markets: Debt
Capital markets: Debt - ranked: tier 2

White & Case (Europe) LLP

White & Case (Europe) LLP advises on complex and large DCM and high-yield transactions in Italy. Michael Immordino, whose practice is based jointly in London and Milan, and Iacopo Canino advised Wind Tre on its €7.3bn issuance of high-yield senior-secured notes; and Gianluca Fanti assists arrangers, originators, issuers and credit enhancement providers with securitisation transactions. Other names to note are Ferigo Foscari, Paul Alexander, Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo and Piero de Mattia; Tommaso Tosi was hired from Shearman & Sterling LLP.

Leading individuals

Ferigo Foscari - White & Case (Europe) LLP

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Capital markets: Equity
Capital markets: Equity - ranked: tier 2

White & Case (Europe) LLP

White & Case (Europe) LLP advises on IPOs, rights issues, secondary offerings and equity-linked products (including exchangeable and convertible bonds). It acted for Credit Suisse Securities (Europe), Deutsche Bank (London Branch) and Barclays Bank on Banca Carige’s €560m capital increase. Ferigo Foscari and Michael Immordino, who divides his time between London and Milan, are the principal advisers. Piero de Mattia was made partner and Robert Becker is a notable associate.

Leading individuals

Ferigo Foscari - White & Case (Europe) LLP

Next Generation Partners

Piero de Mattia - White & Case (Europe) LLP

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

White & Case (Europe) LLP

White & Case (Europe) LLP is highly rated for complex cross-border deals, including outbound M&A. It also has a robust private equity practice and distinguishes itself with infrastructure and financial institutions group expertise. The team acted for an investment consortium on the acquisition from the Recordati family of the holding company that owns a majority stake in Italian pharmaceutical group Recordati. Michael Immordino splits his time between Milan and London, Ferigo Foscari is focused on public M&A transactions, Leonardo Graffi has extensive private equity experience, and Iacopo Canino is an M&A and private equity expert.

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EU and competition law
EU and competition law - ranked: tier 4

White & Case (Europe) LLP

Led by Veronica Pinotti, White & Case (Europe) LLP regularly advises prominent clients in a wide range of sectors on merger control, notification of acquisitions, and risk assessment matters. On the contentious side, the team handles abuse of dominance cases. Recent highlights include advising Davide Campari on antitrust, audit, risk assessment and compliance relating to the business’ activities, acting for Huawei on the assessment of new projects and distribution issues, and assisting Pastificio Rana and Nestlé Italiana with merger control rules concerning a business unit producing stuffed pasta and sauces. Martino Sforza is also recommended.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 3

White & Case (Europe) LLP

White & Case (Europe) LLP's PE group is active in a number of sectors, including retail, TMT, infrastructure and real estate. Michael Immordino, Ferigo Foscari and Leonardo Graffi  (together with the firm's London office) acted for an investment consortium, led by global private equity and investment advisory firm CVC Capital Partners, on the acquisition of the holding company that owns a majority stake in Italian pharmaceutical group Recordati. Iacopo Canino is also highly regarded; Tommaso Tosi joined from Shearman & Sterling LLP.

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