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Gianpaolo Garofalo

Tel:
Work +39 02 726 268 00
Email:
Web:
www.dentons.com
Dentons

Work Department

Banking and Finance; Structured Finance

Position

Gianpaolo Garofalo is the head of the Italian desk in London, working between Milan and London. He is a member of the global Banking and Finance practice.

He assists clients, including leading national and international banks and investment funds, providing advice on financial, regulatory, corporate and contractual legal aspects.

Gianpaolo has significant experience in the areas of structured finance, capital markets and banking, and has worked on numerous securitization and repackaging transactions, bank financings, Italian public offerings, EMTN debt programs and transactions regarding Italian local entities.

He also provides advice on Italian banking and financial services regulation, with particular reference to derivatives contracts, equity transactions, CRR and MiFID 2 regulations. He also gained considerable experience on liability management and restructuring transactions.

Career

Before joining Dentons, he worked for two years in the London office of the Italian law firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo LLP. Prior to that he spent more than 10 years at Allen & Overy.

Languages

- Italian
- English
- Spanish

Member

Admitted to the Bar, Rome, 2003

Education

LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, 1999, JD


Italy

Banking and finance: Borrower side

Within: Banking and finance: Borrower side

Dentons hired project finance expert Giovanni Diotallevi and structured finance specialist Gianpaolo Garofalo from Chiomenti Studio Legale and BonelliErede, respectively. The team advises on acquisition and leveraged finance, structured finance, general corporate lending and refinancing, performance guarantees and security packages, and is highly experienced in real estate financing; the practice assisted X-Elio Energy with the bid for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of a solar plant. Alessandro Fosco Fagotto is Italy banking and finance head; Dina Collepardi and Andrea De Luca Picione are notable managing counsels.

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Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Within: Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Dentons advises on acquisition and leveraged finance, structured finance, general corporate lending and refinancing, performance guarantees and security packages; the team is also experienced in real estate financing. Italy banking and finance head Alessandro Fosco Fagotto advised a pool of banks on the financing for NB Renaissance Partners’ acquisition of a majority stake in Italian shoe-making machinery manufacturer, Comelz. The counsels to note are Edoardo Galeotti and Franco Paolo Gialloreti; project finance specialist Giovanni Diotallevi and structured finance expert Gianpaolo Garofalo were recruited from Chiomenti Studio Legale and BonelliErede, respectively.

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