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Clifford Chance

31 WEST 52ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10019-6131, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 878 8000
Fax:
Fax +1 212 878 8375
Email:
Web:
www.cliffordchance.com

Charles Adams

Tel:
Work +1 212 878 3415
Email:
Clifford Chance LLP

Work Department

Banking & finance, Private equity, Energy & resources, Banks

Position

Charles Adams is a dual qualified avvocato (Italy) and solicitor (England & Wales) who is widely recognised as one of Italy's leading banking and finance lawyers.

Charles has advised banks and borrowers on some of the most significant syndicated loans, leveraged and project finance transactions in the Italian market over the past 20 years. He also advises clients on major Italian restructurings and insolvencies and is active in the Energy sector, having advised on some of Italy's landmark infrastructure and project financings and more recently on renewables transactions.


Italy

Banking and finance: Borrower side

Within: Leading individuals

Charles Adams - Clifford Chance

Within: Banking and finance: Borrower side

Clifford Chance advises large domestic and international groups, arrangers and financing banks on finance transactions such as investment grade, acquisition finance, syndicated loans, bonds and debt restructuring. Charles Adams co-heads the finance and capital markets practice alongside Filippo Emanuele, and Giuseppe De Palma is managing partner for Italy. Adams and De Palma advised Leonardo (formerly named Finmeccanica) on the renegotiation and signing of new revolving credit facilities with a pool of domestic and international banks. Ferdinando Poscio and counsel Francesca Cuzzocrea are also names to note.

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Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Within: Leading individuals

Charles Adams - Clifford Chance

Within: Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Clifford Chance is at the forefront of leveraged and bank financing for arrangers and lenders, the syndication of real estate loans, and international project financing involving Italian sponsors and Sace (the Italian export credit agency). The team advised the arrangers, Intesa Sanpaolo-Banca IMI, Mediobanca and UniCredit, on a financing related to the takeover bid for masts group EI Towers. Charles Adams co-heads the finance and capital markets practice alongside Filippo Emanuele, and Giuseppe De Palma is managing partner for Italy. Ferdinando Poscio and counsel Francesca Cuzzocrea are also names to note, while Pasquale Bifulco, David Neu, Chiara Commis, Isabella Costelloe and Filippo Tassoni are key senior associates.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Clifford Chance advises on high-profile restructurings, distress refinancing and insolvency-related transactions. Carlo Felice Giampaolino handled a restructuring and insolvency proceedings for Rome’s municipal transport company Atac. The other recommended names are Italy managing partner Giuseppe De Palma and Italian litigation practice head Fabio Guastadisegni, along with Charles Adams, Ferdinando Poscio and counsel Francesca Cuzzocrea.

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