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Clifford Chance

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Alberta Figari

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Clifford Chance

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Alberta Figari specialises in M&A and corporate finance including acquisitions, joint ventures, takeovers, capital markets transactions and mid-cap/domestic market ECM (IPOs). Alberta has gained significant experience in domestic and cross-border M&A, having advised leading corporations and financial institutions in their investment plans in Italy. Alberta was appointed to the Board of Directors of Assicurazioni Generali in March 2013.


University of Milan (LL.D) 1988
Admitted as an avvocato in Italy 1992
King's College, London (LL.M) 1994


Capital markets: Equity

Within: Leading individuals

Alberta Figari - Clifford Chance

Within: Capital markets: Equity

Clifford Chance¬†advises on¬†prominent equity capital markets (ECM)¬†transactions, including¬†major IPOs in Italy and high-profile¬†capital raisings. Other areas of strength are¬†rights issues, exchangeable and convertible bonds, and block trades The practice advised the joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners on the¬†IPO and admission to listing of Pirelli on the MTA market; it also assisted Banca Carige with¬†its ‚ā¨1bn¬†capital strengthening plan, including a ‚ā¨560m capital increase.¬†Filippo Emanuele¬†co-heads the finance and capital markets practice and¬†Alberta Figari¬†and Paolo Sersale¬†are also key advisers. Laura Scaglioni¬†is a highly regarded counsel and Stefano Parrocchetti¬†is an experienced senior associate.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Clifford Chance's recent experience includes corporate and M&A head Paolo Sersale, Umberto Penco Salvi and counsel Filippo Isacco advising Japan-headquartered global housing and building entity Lixil Group Corporation on the sale of Permasteelisa, a global contractor in the engineering, project management, manufacturing, and installation of curtain walls and interior systems; Claudio Cerabolini advising ITV Studios, the TV production division of ITV, on the acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in Cattleya, a major independent producer in Italy; and Alberta Figari acting for Banca Ifis on the acquisition of a majority stake in Credifarma, which specialises in pharmacy lending. The senior associate to note is Francesca Casini.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Enjoying close relationships with leading PE houses, Clifford Chance handles large, high-profile PE deals. Recent matters include Italy PE head Claudio Cerabolini, Paolo Sersale and counsel Filippo Isacco advising Ergo Previdenza, an insurance company controlled by Gruppo Assicurativo Flavia (owned by international private equity firm Cinven), on the acquisition of Italian life insurance company Eurovita (controlled by private investment firm JC Flowers). Other key contacts are Alberta Figari and senior associate Jacopo Garonna.

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