Banking and finance: lender or arranger side in Italy

Chiomenti

Chiomenti is highly esteemed for its assistance with structured finance, restructuring and distressed assets, and real estate and acquisition financing. The practice also has English law capacity. Gregorio Consoli is noted for corporate, structured and asset finance; and Giulia Battaglia  is experienced in debt restructuring in the shipbuilding and healthcare sectors, and her practice also includes energy matters. Luca Bonetti handles finance and real estate deals, while the counsels to note are shipping, aviation and structured finance expert Alfredo Lizio and finance specialist Fraser Wood. Project and infrastructure finance expert Marco Cerritelli, and finance counsel Riccardo Rossi were new arrivals from McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato and Simmons & Simmons, respectively. In January 2020 the practice also gained Gianrico Giannesi  and his seven-strong team from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Practice head(s):

Gregorio Consoli

Testimonials

Chiomenti is an excellent firm in the finance space. It has a complete finance offering and incredible capability.

The team has great experience in structured finance deals.

Gregorio Consoli’s leadership makes this team stand out from its principal competitors.

Gregorio Consoli is a true star in the finance sector. He is an incredible lawyer who is smart, thinks out of the box, always finds solutions to complex issues, and is an incredible negotiator. Clients should always want him on their side of the table.

Counsel Riccardo Rossi is a young lawyer who already has excellent experience and a great network.

Key clients

UniCredit

Mediobanca

J P Morgan

Banca IMI

Deutsche Bank

Credit Agricole

Banca Europea per gli Investimenti

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

Banca Popolare di Milano

Unione di Banche Italiane

BNP Paribas

Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Work highlights

  • Advised a pool of international banks (Bayerische Landesbank, BNP Paribas, ING Bank and Société Générale), on a financing transaction on a multi-borrower basis, which included the repayment of existing credit lines of three subsidiary companies.
  • Assisted Intesa Sanpaolo with the financing for the acquisition of Gruppo Porto di Carrara by F2i, through its third fund.
  • Advised Deutsche Bank on a loan granted to Aquileia Capital Services.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance has vast experience of advising arrangers and financing banks on investment grade and acquisition finance, syndicated loans, bonds and debt restructuring. Charles Adams advises on significant syndicated loans and leveraged and project financings; Giuseppe De Palma assists with major real estate, leveraged, acquisition and project finance, and restructuring; and Ferdinando Poscio is well known for complex leveraged finance and restructuring. At non-partner level, counsel Francesca Cuzzocrea specialises in real estate finance. Acquisition finance and restructuring expert Pasquale Bifulco and David Neu, who acts on leveraged and structured trade finance and vanilla and exotic derivatives, are the senior associates to note.

Practice head(s):

Charles Adams

Testimonials

With a wide range of capabilities, the firm is a great choice whenever clients need sound legal advice both in domestic and, particularly, cross-border transactions.

The team has excellent knowledge and is able to work quickly and pragmatically to come to an optimal outcome for lenders.

Charles Adams is trusted by lenders and able to lead through complex deals.

Giuseppe De Palma is trusted by the market and is knowledgeable and practical.

Ferdinando Poscio is a prominent lawyer, with a lot of seniority and a wide range of skills. He is always able to provide sound legal advice and to find useful compromisesSenior associate Pasquale Bifulco is heading in the same direction and is always reliable.

Key clients

Banco BPM

Crédit Agricole

Intesa Sanpaolo

Banca IMI

Leonardo

Mediobanca

Partners Group

SACE

Work highlights

  • Advised a syndicate of banks (led by Crédit Agricole Italia as global co-ordinator and agent) and comprising Banca IMI, Banco BPM, Mediobanca Banca di Credito Finanziario, Mediocredito Italiano, UBI Banca and UniCredit, on a €293m financing for Gnutti Carlo, which was partly used to finance its acquisition of Austrian company, TCG Unitech.
  • Acted for the mandated lead arrangers, Banca IMI, Crédit Agricole, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Jefferies, Natixis, Société Générale, UBI and UniCredit, on the complex financing for CVC’s acquisition of Italian pharmaceutical company, Recordati.
  • Advised the arrangers, Intesa Sanpaolo-Banca IMI, Mediobanca and UniCredit, on the financing for the takeover bid launched by Mediaset and F2i, through a special purpose company, for masts group EI Towers.

Linklaters

Linklaters fields Italian, UK and US banking specialists, who are experienced in complex leveraged deals and asset financings as well as plain vanilla investment grade deals. Andrea Arosio‘s experience covers banking and acquisition, leveraged, structured and real estate finance, along with investment grade financing and restructuring.  Francesco Faldi has particular expertise in NPLs, and Ettore Consalvi's experience includes acquisition and real estate finance, and debtor-in-possession financing. Managing associate Lilia Maria Lani works in both the financing and restructuring departments.

Testimonials

The firm is rated for the outstanding quality of partners, managing associates, associates and entire team, which has a global law firm environment with international breadth. It also has deep knowledge of domestic Italian law and the market, as well as international law (mainly UK law) and the market. Summing up, Linklaters is the ideal partner for every deal.

Andrea Arosio has outstanding experience in negotiations, problem solving and business management – he is definitely reliable in every deal situation and size.

Francesco Faldi is a meticulous and precise partner who is deeply specialised in distress situations and restructuring, and he has immense knowledge of Italian pre-bankruptcy law and the special situations market.

Allen & Overy - Studio Legale Associato

Allen & Overy - Studio Legale Associato provides all-round legal advice on both Italian and English law transactions. The team advises lenders on general lending, acquisition, leveraged real estate, export credit and project finance. It also includes experts in NPL and structured finance deals. Stefano Sennhauser has considerable banking and structured finance experience; Pietro Scarfone recently assisted with cutting-edge real estate financings; and counsel Frederic Demeulenaere leads the Milan office's UK banking law team. Senior associate Luca Maffia is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Sennhauser

Testimonials

The Italy banking and finance team is made up of highly skilled professionals, with extensive experience advising lenders on large and complex lending transactions. All team members, from junior lawyers to partners, are very committed and dedicated to delivering an excellent product and advice in very short timeframes. Clients also appreciate their expertise in lending-related regulatory matters.

It has in-depth knowledge of the Italian loan market, with the possibility of leveraging on the resources and skills of an integrated worldwide network. It also has strong commitment at all levels, including partners, and a strong track record, even for complex transactions.

The team’s clear guidance and strong support throughout the process enables clients to close deals on time, which is very well received.

It has highly competent professionals, with deep legal backgrounds, strong negotiation capabilities, and an easy-going approach. The standout partners to mention are Stefano Sennhauser and Pietro Scarfone, with Frederic Demeulenaere among the counsels.

A&O always delivers the highest service standard. Its international capabilities and expertise, as well as a timely and pragmatic approach to negotiations make this practice one of the top players in the market.

Stefano Sennhauser stands out for his deep knowledge of the international lending market as well as exceptional experience, given his involvement on the lenders’ side on some of the most complex and first-of-a-kind transactions in Italy.

Stefano Sennhauser is an outstanding lawyer in all respects – he gets straight to the point, while remaining commercially oriented so as to reach the best solution for all parties involved. A partner that clients would always want on their side.

Pietro Scarfone’s impressive technical and legal skills help clients find the most suitable solutions to complex transactional issues.

Pietro Scarfone is a prominent lawyer, with good seniority and a wide range of skills. He is always available to provide support to clients.

Work highlights

  • Advised Cain International Agent, as arranger, on a €120m financing, via bond issuance by Italian construction company Gruppo Barletta, for the financing of two real estate development projects.
  • Acted for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe on Cromwell Property Group’s (on behalf of Korea Investment Management Co) acquisition financing for Milan’s R&D Pirelli Building.
  • Assisted the mandated lead arrangers, BBVA, Crédit Agricole CIB, Banca IMI-Intesa Sanpaolo and UniCredit, with a €400m ESG-linked revolving credit facility, which was granted to A2A, an Italian multi-utility company.

BonelliErede

BonelliErede fields specialists in acquisition, corporate and property finance. The practice is also highly rated for restructuring, financial services and regulatory matters. It particularly excels in Italian banking law matters involving LBOs, public bids and takeovers, syndicated, bilateral and corporate loans, and distressed debt. The firm also has a robust project finance group. In 2019, the firm was integrated with Lombardi e Associati, bringing in banking and finance partner Mara FittipaldiCatia Tomasetti is a project finance specialist, Emanuela Da Rin is a real estate, corporate and acquisition finance expert, and Antonio La Porta  has a focus on Africa-related matters. Recently promoted partner Gabriele Malgeri and managing associate Giorgio Frasca are focused on project finance.

Practice head(s):

Catia Tomasetti

Testimonials

Gabriele Malgeri is an outstanding partner.

Key clients

ING Bank (Milan Branch)

Société Générale

Banco BPM

Crédit Agricole CIB

UniCredit

Intesa Sanpaolo

Banca IMI

BNL

FMS Wertmanagement

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

BNP Paribas

Work highlights

  • Advised ING Bank (Milan Branch) and Société Générale on a project refinancing involving the development, construction, operation and maintenance of seven photovoltaic power plants.
  • Assisted a pool of banks, including Banca IMI, Banco BPM, Crédit Agricole Italia, ING Bank (Milan Branch) and Intesa Sanpaolo with reshaping the existing financial indebtedness and new financing on a limited recourse basis, which related to the construction and development of a gas storage facility.
  • Acted for ING Bank (Milan Branch) on a project financing involving wind farms.

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners fields project finance experts who regularly advise on infrastructure, oil and gas, and energy and renewables project financings. Other key areas are the management of large NPL portfolios. The practice also regularly works alongside its public law and corporate and commercial law colleagues. Giuseppe De Simone advises on acquisition, real estate, structured and IPO financing, as well as restructurings; and Matteo Bragantini assists corporate borrowers with negotiating financing arrangements. Ottaviano Sanseverino is an infrastructure, energy and oil and gas specialist.

Practice head(s):

Matteo Bragantini; Giuseppe De Simone; Ottaviano Sanseverino

Testimonials

Clients’ evaluation of the team is more than positive. It stands out for having lawyers who are particularly skilled in the banking and finance area, and its professional attitude is very proactive and often anticipates clients’ requests and needs. The work requested is also always done in a timely manner, which avoids unpleasant circumstances, including with counterparties. In addition, billing is fair.

The firm always demonstrates excellent analytical skills, a deep understanding of the context – not just legal – and great attention to clients’ needs. It also represents good value for money; fees are fair when evaluated in light of the very high level of assistance provided.

Giuseppe De Simone stands out for his profound knowledge of banking and finance, his negotiation skills and his ability to manage transactions under high pressure. Notwithstanding the great amount of work, he is always available for clients and updates on the matter. This attitude is very important as it reassures the client about the quality and timeliness of the work done.

Key clients

Allianz

Banco BPM

BNP Paribas

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

China Construction Bank (EU Branch)

European Investment Bank

ING Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo

MPS Banca Montepaschi di Siena

NatWest Bank

Oaktree Capital

Société Générale

UBI Banca

UniCredit

Work highlights

  • Advised BNP Paribas (Italian Branch), Natixis (Milan Branch), Banca IMI and Natixis Pfandbriefbank, as lenders, on a facility agreement aimed at refinancing the existing indebtedness of closed-end investment fund, Fondo Scarlatti.
  • Assisted a pool of banks and CDP with the refinancing of the existing financial debt of Tangenziale Esterna, the concessionaire of an agreement for the design, construction and management of the Milan Eastern ring road.
  • Advised BNP Paribas, Société Générale, UniCredit, CDP and the EIB, as original mandated lead arrangers (and all the other lenders), on a high-value project financing for the Open Fiber broadband project.

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP 'has a strong commitment to quality and professionalism'. The practice is active in acquisition finance, corporate lending, leveraged finance and debt restructuring. Marcello Bragliani is highly rated for his advice to lenders on leveraged finance and bank and bond transactions, including complex cross-border matters. At counsel level, the practices of Mauro Saccani  and Antongiulio Scialpi include leveraged and acquisition finance. Former partner Andrea Novarese left for White & Case (Europe) LLP.

Practice head(s):

Marcello Bragliani 

Testimonials

Has a strong commitment to quality and professionalism.

This is a super-strong team with unique combination of on-the-ground resources in Italy and expertise in leveraged lending, as well as familiarity with Italian matters and global reach.

The team is appreciated for its capacity to provide clients with innovative solutions to complex legal matters and to create cross-office teams that are capable of bringing in expertise to address clients’ needs across a wide spectrum of fiscal, corporate and regulatory areas.

The practice is very professional, very competent and with a high reputation. Clients instruct them on the most difficult deals, usually cross-border or local ones that, for complexity, require a more specialist approach.

Their standing and trustworthiness is clearly appreciated by the banks and this ensures the proper level of confrontation.

They know the Italian market very well and what banks need – clients can very much rely on them.

Strong technical skills, experience in bond financing in Italy, availability and commitment.

Counsel Mauro Saccani is extremely good.

Key clients

Banca IMI

BNP Paribas and BNL

Crédit Agricole

Intesa Sanpaolo

J P Morgan

Unicredit

Work highlights

  • Advised the joint global coordinators, Banca IMI, BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs International and Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario, and the joint bookrunners, on the initial LBO, split of the payments and regulated businesses, and post-IPO financing of Italian paytech company, Nexi.
  • Acted for a pool of banks, including Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario, Banco BPM, Pillarstone Italy, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Intesa Sanpaolo, Società per la Gestione di Attività and UniCredit on the refinancing of Burgo Group’s indebtedness.
  • Assisted the lending banks with Ardian’s acquisition of a majority stake in Sintetica, a Swiss pharmaceutical company.

Legance - Avvocati Associati

Legance - Avvocati Associati's banking law group is co-ordinated by structured finance expert Andrea Giannelli. The project finance group, which is highly regarded for complex energy and infrastructure sector deals, is run by Monica ColomberaFilippo Ruffato and recently promoted partner Giovanni Scirocco. Other areas of strength are syndicated loans, and leveraged, acquisition, mezzanine and real estate financing. The key senior counsels are Antonio Palazzolo, who mainly focuses on project financing transactions, and recently promoted Tommaso Bernasconi, whose practice includes banking, finance and structured finance.

Practice head(s):

Monica Colombera; Andrea Giannelli; Emanuele Espositi; Luca Autuori; Guido Iannoni Sebastianini; Filippo Ruffato; Giandomenico Ciaramella; Vittorio Pozzi; Giovanni Scirocco

Testimonials

Maximum professionalism of individuals as well as a partner who is always present and manages to organise the whole team perfectly.

It has a consolidated presence on the market and is highly respected for its timely execution of mandates.

Key clients

Banca IMI

Banco BPM

Banco Santander

BNP Paribas

BPER Banca

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Crédit Agricole

European Investment Bank

ING Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo

Mediobanca

MPS Capital Services

Natixis

UBI Banca

UniCredit

Work highlights

  • Advised UBI Banca and Autostrada Brescia Verona Vicenza Padova, the concessionaire of the Brescia-Padua motorway, on a €100m revolving financing for general corporate purposes.
  • Acted for Monte dei Paschi di Siena Capital Services Banca per le Imprese on a financing to Torre SGR for the acquisition of a building in central Milan.
  • Assisted European Investment Bank with financing provided to Asa – Azienda Servizi Ambientali, which is in charge of the integrated water service in part of Tuscany.

White & Case (Europe) LLP

White & Case (Europe) LLP grew its global banking practice with the hire of Andrea Novarese, who is experienced in banking, leveraged and acquisition finance, project finance, senior secured lending and restructuring matters, from Latham & Watkins LLP. The practice, which covers Italian, English and US legal advice, has expertise of leveraged, syndicated and real estate loans, and structured finance. It has also played a key role in the development of Italy's private debt sector. Other key advisers are leveraged and corporate finance expert Iacopo Canino, banking and structured finance specialists Gianluca Fanti and Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo, and corporate finance expert Michael Immordino. Associate Bianca Caruso acts for credit providers on financings.

Practice head(s):

Iacopo Canino; Gianluca Fanti; Michael Immordino; Andrea Novarese; Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo; Alessandro Nolet

Testimonials

This is one of the best teams in the Italian law market. It is a solid practice in all sectors of banking and finance, always proactive, and helpful in finding a solution when discussions get complicated.

Andrea Novarese has strong technical knowledge, is very efficient and can always effectively connect up legal themes.

Iacopo Canino is a very skilled lawyer with a lot of seniority, always available and proactive, with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He is a go-to-adviser for any complicated transaction.

Key clients

Amplifon

Amundi SGR

Autogrill

Bain Capital

Balmain

Barilla

Banca IMI

Banca Popolare Emilia Romagna

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Banco BPM

Banco de Sabadell

BNP Paribas

Brookfield

Carval Investors (UK)

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Citibank

CQS (UK)

Crédit Agricole Cariparma

CVC Capital Partners

Datalogic

Deutsche Bank

F.C. Internazionale

Gamenet

Goldman Sachs International

GSO Capital Partners

GWM Capital Advisors

Illimity Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo

IRGEN RE

Italiaonline

J P Morgan

Kedrion

Kiko

Libero Acquisition

LGT European Capital

Mediobanca

Morgan Stanley

Muzinich & Co

Natixis

Oak Hill Advisors (Europe)

Oaktree Capital Management

Open Fiber

PAI Partners

Pemberton

Piaggio & C

Platinum Equity

Proma Group

Rabobank

Sampsistemi

SK Capital

SIA

TeamSystem

Tikehau

The Carlyle Group

Trilantic

UBI Banca

UniCredit

UniCredit Leasing

York Capital Management

Work highlights

  • Advised UniCredit, as lender and agent, on a real estate financing for Immobiliare Elvezia.
  • Acted for Banca IMI and Intesa Sanpaolo Succursale de Paris on a €50m term and revolving credit facility financing to Balmain, a French luxury fashion house.
  • Assisted Intesa Sanpaolo, Mediobanca, UniCredit, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro and Banca IMI with a €350m term and revolving credit facility financing to Valentino.

Ashurst

Ashurst‘s team comprises Italian, English and US law experts. The group is experienced in corporate lending and acquisition, leveraged, real estate, development, telecoms, infrastructure and project finance. The practice also advises on trade, asset and receivables finance, and debt restructuring. Mario Lisanti has considerable experience of acting for banks, and Carloandrea Meacci and Umberto Antonelli are energy and infrastructure project finance specialists.

Practice head(s):

Mario Lisanti

Testimonials

It has in-depth knowledge of the latest developments in the market, is easy to work with and creative. Having in-house tax capabilities, working alongside the financing team, makes the process of structuring deals much quicker and avoids having to co-ordinate different firms.

Ashurst is a preferred legal adviser for project financing transactions in the energy, gas, transport and infrastructure industries, which also include public and administrative law advice. The firm has a really senior team that is always involved and available; it is not focused on the product but on the industry, so it really understands clients’ needs and business goals.

The team has commercial sense and is always able to find solutions, while bearing in mind clients’ interests. It can also offer a really strong international network, which is of important added value for the client. Ashurst is always involved in complex and cutting-edge transactions that often represent a market first.

Mario Lisanti and his team prove time and time again to be knowledgeable, hardworking and, importantly, a pleasure to work with.

Carloandrea Meacci is always very engaged with clients, and he has great knowledge of his matters and great business acumen.

Carloandrea Meacci is a leading lawyer in this market.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is consistently involved in major lending transactions at domestic and cross-border levels. The team is highly regarded for its expertise in acquisition and real estate finance, and energy and infrastructure project finance. Antonio Lombardo is a finance law specialist, Francesco De Gennaro focuses on restructuring and special opportunities investments, and Agostino Papa assists with financial markets regulation. Legal director Claudio D’Alia advises on project, acquisition and corporate and real estate financings.

Practice head(s):

Agostino Papa; Francesco De Gennaro

Testimonials

The team is highly professional, competent and timely.

It is praised for its availability, knowledge of the Italian banking sector and Italian loan market practices.

It is able to manage and negotiate non-standard structures and requests.

The team is very professional and serious; compared with other firms it is 100% dedicated to its clients, with a view to building longstanding relationships.

A very committed, dedicated and approachable group that at the same time is very knowledgeable, which cannot always be taken for granted’.

Key clients

Aareal Bank

Banca di Puglia e Basilicata

Banca Popolare di Bari

Banco BPM

Banco Santander

BNL

BNP Paribas

Commerzbank

Credit Suisse

Credito Valtellinese

ICCREA Bancaimpresa

ING Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo Group

National Westminister Bank

Natixis

Societe Generale

UBI Banca

Unicredit

Work highlights

  • Advised Banco Santander on the €52m project financing of ten photovoltaic plants.
  • Assisted UBI Banca with the arranging, negotiation and execution of an approximately €56m medium long-term mortgage facility to E4E, for the acquisition of companies and businesses involved in the production of electric energy.
  • Advised Aareal Bank on a €17m facility provided to Invest for the acquisition of a retail park.

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners advises banks and financial institutions on domestic and cross-border matters; the finance team is particularly rated for LBO financings and complex corporate and sport finance transactions. Riccardo Agostinelli is a highly regarded banking and insolvency expert; Gaetano Carrello is well known for high-profile finance and restructuring deals; and Lorenzo Vernetti, who advises lenders on cross-border transactions, is 'very well prepared'. Andrea Taurozzi focuses on acquisition, leveraged, corporate and real estate finance and refinancing deals.

Practice head(s):

Riccardo Agostinelli

Testimonials

The team here is quick and precise in providing good advice and in handling transactions, even the most complex ones.

The practice has deep knowledge of the market and technical skills, and is efficient, available and professional.

Lorenzo Vernetti has a solid legal background, the ability to understand the needs of his client and an attitude to problem solving that satisfies all parties involved.

Lorenzo Vernetti is very well prepared.

Key clients

UniCredit

Goldman Sachs

Banca IMI

Mediobanca

JP Morgan

Credit Suisse

Work highlights

  • Advised a pool of banks, co-ordinated by Sparkasse, on granting a medium-term financing of over €150m to Cedacri.
  • Acted for MBCredit Solutions, the credit management platform of Italian investment bank Mediobanca, on the acquisition of NPL portfolios.
  • Assisted Banca IMI, UniCredit and UBI Banca with the financing issued to investment firm, F2I, for the acquisition of a majority stake in Farmacrimi.

Nctm Studio Legale

Nctm Studio Legale advises on large banking and financing transactions, including the financing aspects of major M&A deals and complex transactions involving cross-border and international issues. Stefano Padovani advises on structured finance and debt restructuring; Eugenio Siragusa's practice includes transactions structured through project bonds; and Giovanni de’ Capitani di Vimercate is a loan and debt restructuring expert. Managing associate Martina Marmo is increasingly active in energy infrastructure project financings. Banking and financial law expert Matteo Gallanti heads the team from London.

Practice head(s):

Matteo Gallanti

Testimonials

From partners to the trainees, clients get the feeling of the same quality of services and availability. The teamwork and team attitude towards clients are evident. Support of the client and the ability to translate legal effects into financial consequences are also key aspects.

It has high technical competence combined with an excellent level of flexibility and great willingness to provide on-site assistance (upon request), and quick understanding of clients’ needs.

Eugenio Siragusa has great commercial acumen and is able to prioritise during negotiations the main commercial aspects that clients should decide upon, leaving the legal detail to be ironed out. He is always available and engaged during deals and is able to bridge the gap with counterparties with solutions that mix legal expertise and commercial necessities.

Stefano Padovani is a reference point for the most complex and structured operations.

Martina Marmo is a managing associate who is efficient at delivering, and able to work under pressure and on a tight schedule. Nonetheless, she engages with the client, is always available and makes the client feel like he or she is the only one being handled by NCTM.

Key clients

UniCredit

UniCredit Bank

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro

Banco BPM

Mediocredito Italiano

Lloyds Bank

Pricoa Capital Group

Wilmington Trust (London)

HSBC Bank

Hypo Alpe Adria Bank Banca Akros

MPS Capital Services Banca per le Imprese

Banca Popolare di Bari

BPER Banca

Creval

Banca Popolare dell’Alto Adige

Work highlights

  • Advised a pool of banks, led by Banco BPM, on a multi-line financing to Landi Renzo, which was for refinancing purposes and maintaining corporate facilities.
  • Acted for Banca Nazionale del Lavoro on a multi-line real estate financing that was for Milanofiori Sviluppo and related to the construction of two business buildings.
  • Assisted a pool of banks, led by UniCredit Bank (Milan Branch), with an add-on financing for Duplomatic MS for the acquisition of Hydreco DBH Holding, which designs and supplies components and systems for the transmission and regulation of hydraulic power.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is especially focused on the energy, shipping, infrastructure, telecoms and real estate sectors. The firm's global network enables the Italian practice to advise Italian and international clients on cross-border banking and finance transactions. Arturo Sferruzza is noted for project, acquisition, commodity and asset finance; and Gennaro Mazzuoccolo frequently leads on shipping and real estate finance transactions. Counsel Luigi Costa's practice includes project and acquisition finance, corporate lending and refinancing.

Practice head(s):

Arturo Sferruzza

Key clients

UniCredit

Deutsche Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo

Santander

DNB Bank

Banca MPS

BNP Paribas

ICICI Bank

BPER

EIB

Banco BPM

UBI Banca

Société Générale

Credit Agricole

SACE

Banca IMI

Work highlights

  • Advised Crédit Agricole and Société Générale on the €75m refinancing of a solar portfolio, owned by Cubico.
  • Acted for a consortium of banks, including UBI Banca, BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole, Société Générale and Bayerische Landesbank, on a €209m holdco refinancing of a ContourGlobal-owned solar portfolio.
  • Advised Banco Santander, as lender, and K-Sure (Korea Trade Insurance Corporation), as export credit agency and guarantor, on a €250m export credit facility to Telecom Italia to finance equipment purchase agreements, which were entered into with Samsung.​

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe stands out for its US, UK and Italian law capabilities. The practice ranges from straightforward operational lending to special purpose lending, such as acquisition or project finance. It also has a highly rated structured finance group. Patrizio Messina is experienced in lender and arranger activity, and Madeleine Horrocks is a UK law project finance and structured finance expert. General lending and corporate finance expert Marina Balzano was a new arrival from Pavia e Ansaldo.

Practice head(s):

Patrizio Messina

Testimonials

The team has vast resources at its disposal with the reference partner always overseeing the whole process.

It has great knowledge of finance products and the market and a network of contacts with all the relevant counterparties- banking, legal and tax. It is also available 24/7.

Marina Balzano is an excellent banking partner with great product expertise and the ability to analyse /and propose out-of-the-box solutions. She is a problem solver and leader in her sector.’

Key clients

Banco BPM

illimity

BPER Banca

MPS Capital Services Banca per le Imprese

Unicredit

Riello InvestimentiPartners SGR

AMF

Banca IMI

Anthilia Capital Partner SGR

JP Morgan Securities

UBI Banca

Mediocredito Italiano

Banca Popolare di Bari

ICCREA Banca

Work highlights

  • Advised private debt fund Riello Investimenti Partners SGR, as alternative lender, on the acquisition of LB Invest by a newly incorporated Astraco-controlled company.
  • Assisted Unicredit, as lender, with financing Consilium Private Equity Fund III’s acquisition of a majority stake in Dino Corsini.
  • Acted for JP Morgan and Banca Popolare di Bari, as arrangers, on the sale of an approximately €1.6bn portfolio of NPLs.

Simmons & Simmons

Recently completing over 50 banking and finance transactions in a 12 month-period, Simmons & Simmons‘ practice has full English law capability, as well as an integrated banking, regulatory, tax and debt capital markets team. Davide D’Affronto has extensive banking experience, and Nicholas Lasagna‘s practice includes acquisition and real estate finance and corporate loans. Counsel Alessandro Elisio is experienced in acquisition, real estate and project finance, and debt restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Davide D’Affronto; Nicholas Lasagna

Key clients

DEPObank

ING Bank

Banco BPM

Creval

Banca IFIS

MPS Capital Services

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

BNP Paribas

Crédit Agricole Italia

Deutsche Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo

Mediocredito Italiano

ICBC (Europe) (Milan Branch)

Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario

UBI Banca

UniCredit

Rabobank

Work highlights

  • Assisted ICBC (Europe) (Milan Branch) and Banca IMI with a €328m financing granted to Haier Europe Appliance Solutions, in relation to the €475m acquisition of Candy, a manufacturer of white goods.
  • Advised Banca IMI, UniCredit, Banco BPM, UBI Banca and the European Investment Bank on a financing to Ente Fondazione Fiera Milano, which aimed to refinance its indebtedness.
  • Assisted BNP Paribas, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Rabobank with a €150m financing granted to IVS Group, which is active in the beverage and snack vending machines sector.

Dentons

Dentons' clients appreciate the firm's ability to draw on 900-plus banking and finance lawyers around the world. Alessandro Fosco Fagotto is active in acquisition, leveraged, structured and real estate finance, general corporate lending and refinancing; and Giovanni Diotallevi leads on project finance matters. Managing counsel Dina Collepardi assists with corporate lending and acquisition and real estate finance; and counsel Franco Paolo Gialloreti focuses on LBO transactions involving banks and financial institutions.

Practice head(s):

Alessandro Fosco Fagotto

Key clients

Banca IFIS

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro

Banco BPM

BPER Banca

Crédit Agricole

Intesa Sanpaolo

Banca IMI

Mediocredito Italiano

Mediobanca

MPS Capital Services Banca per le Imprese

UBI Banca

UniCredit

illimity Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised a pool of banks, comprising Crédit Agricole Italia (as agent bank), Banco BPM, BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas and MPS Capital Services, on the financing granted for the acquisition by Fondo Italiano d’Investimento (on behalf of Innovazione e Sviluppo) of manufacturing company, Marval.
  • Acted for Banco BPM, Intesa Sanpaolo and UniCredit (as arrangers, bookrunners and lenders) and Banca IMI, as agent, on a €150m senior financing granted to Alpitour.
  • Assisted a pool of banks, comprising Banco BPM (formerly Banca Popolare di Milano), Banca Popolare di Sondrio Società Cooperativa per Azioni, ING Bank (Milan Branch) and UBI Banca Società per Azioni, with the €190m financing granted to Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri.

Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria

In 2019, Santa Maria Studio Legale Associato formalised its longstanding strategic alliance with US law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, resulting in the formation of Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria. It also recruited Corrado Angelelli   and a team of associates, from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where Angelelli led the MIlan office's Italian finance practice. He is recommended for corporate, leveraged and structured finance and restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Corrado Angelelli; Alessio Gerhart Ruvolo

Testimonials

The firm is without doubt highly professional; its lawyers are capable of supporting clients during every stage of a deal.

The team recently acquired Corrado Angelelli, who is a market leader and recognised as such by his peers.

It is rated for its availability of time and resources, competence and reliability in giving opinions. The team is also professional, has great passion for its work and is at the forefront of new issues.

Corrado Angelelli combines an in-depth knowledge of law with a sound commercial approach.

Key clients

Illimity Bank

Cerberus

J Invest

Carlyle

UniCredit

Varde

Guber Banca

Fortress

Banca Farmafactoring

Gruppo Barletta

Work highlights

  • Advised Chenavari Investment Managers on the banking and finance issues surrounding the €80m acquisition of Creditis.
  • Acted for Cerberus on an investment in an unlikely-to-pay banking and financial leasing portfolio, originated by Banca Monte dei Paschi di Sinea and MPS Capital Services.
  • Advised Illimity Bank on the €80m acquisition of a non-performing financial leasing portfolio, originated by BNP Paribas Leasing.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s transactional banking practice focuses on corporate, acquisition, real estate and project finance, especially in relation to healthcare. Infrastructure and renewable energy are also areas of strength. Carlo Massini's practice also includes asset finance, PPP matters and loan portfolio transactions.

Practice head(s):

Carlo Massini

Testimonials

The team is highly available and has knowledge of both Italian and German law.

Key clients

Aareal Bank

Bayerische Landesbank

Deutsche Bank

European Investment Bank

UniCredit

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

BNP Paribas

Work highlights

  • Advised a specialist real estate lender on the financing of an office property development.
  • Acted for the lenders on an export financing for a greenfield power project in the Middle East.
  • Assisted the arrangers and lenders with the financing and refinancing of acquisitions in the insurance sector.

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke has strong relationships with several key banks operating in Italy, particularly in the real estate finance sector. It also has active acquisition and project finance practices. Andrea Pinto advises on real estate, project and acquisition finance, as well as restructuring. Debt finance and restructuring expert Federica Greggio is now based in Milan.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Pinto

Testimonials

The team is available, competent and flexible as well as being pragmatic and proactive.

It has a pragmatic approach and strong relationship co-ordination between financial institutions, borrowers and legal advisers.

Andrea Pinto has great know-how and commercial ability.

Andrea Pinto and Federica Greggio suggest the best solutions for banks, taking into account fundamental aspects without becoming rigid in negotiations and always keeping in mind the internal practices of banks with a complete vision of the operation.

Federica Greggio shows a constant availability that exceeds that found in other professionals.

Key clients

Aareal Bank (Rome Branch)

Natixis

UniCredit

Bayerische Landesbank – Bayern LB

Commerzbank

Banca IMI

BPER

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Cassa di Risparmio di Bolzano

Work highlights

  • Advised BPER Banca and UBI Banca on providing financing to the Value Add II Italy investment fund, for the acquisition and restructuring of a commercial property in Milan.
  • Acted for Unicredit, as lender, arranger and agent, on a loan made available to closed-end real estate fund, Urania.
  • Advised Aareal Bank (Rome Branch), a German property finance specialist, on several large financing transactions, including the provision of approximately €34m to finance closed-end real estate fund, Peref II Fondo.

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale‘s department is led by Maura Magioncalda, whose clients include banks and other financial institutions. The team is best known for its expertise in acquisition and corporate finance transactions; it also acts on real estate finance deals. Alessandra De Cantellis‘ work includes leveraged, corporate and real estate finance, as well as regulatory and compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Maura Magioncalda

Testimonials

The team has considerable skills in the negotiation phase, never losing sight of the interests of its clients.

Maura Magioncalda and Alessandra De Cantellis provide speedy and effective answers, with a strong orientation towards meeting clients’ needs. They are proactive in suggesting solutions to different issues.’

Key clients

Intesa Sanpaolo

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro

BNP Paribas

Banco BPM

UBI Banca

UniCredit

BPER Banca

Credito Valtellinese

Mediocredito Italiano

Crédit Agricole

Work highlights

  • Advised Crédit Agricole FriulAdria (as lender and agent) and Banca IMI and Banco BPM (as lenders) on a financing granted for the acquisition of Favini’s share capital.
  • Acted for the banks, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Banco BPM, Intesa Sanpaolo, UBI Banca and UniCredit, on the global renegotiation of the debt exposure of the Trussardi Group.
  • Assisted Intesa Sanpaolo with a financing for Claris Leasing, intended to refinance part of its indebtedness.

Studio Legale Associato a Watson Farley & Williams

Studio Legale Associato a Watson Farley & Williams focuses on the firm’s core industry sectors of energy, transport and real estate. Representative work includes project, asset, acquisition and real estate finance, syndicated lending, and debt restructuring. Furio Samela is a shipping finance specialist and Mario D’Ovidio specialises in asset-based financings in the real estate, transportation and sports sectors.

Practice head(s):

Furio Samela; Mario D’Ovidio

Testimonials

The lawyers are able to think outside the box and come up with solutions in even tricky situations – they don’t forget the commercial aspects.

One of their main strengths is the focus on a number of selected sectors, such as asset finance, energy, transport, real estate and infrastructure, where the practice has a strong reputation. The team also seems quite reliable and with less turnover of partners than others.

Mario D’Ovidio has long-term experience in the banking sector and a very robust technical background. He is always fully committed to transactions, and is a reliable and transparent professional and outstanding lawyer, for whom the client’s interest always comes first.

Key clients

UniCredit

Banca Popolare di Milano

Banca del Mezzogiorno Mediocredito Centrale

IFIS

Crédit Agricole

ABN AMRO

Deutsche Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo Group

Commerzbank

BNP Paribas

Work highlights

  • Advised Bper Banca on Augustea Navigation’s refinancing of its acquisition of a bulk carrier.
  • Acted for Crédit Agricole Italia on two financings for Marittima Emiliana for the construction of two chemical tankers at a Chinese shipyard.
  • Assisted UniCredit with the long-term project financing of the Bel Lavello wind park.

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie's practice covers bilateral and syndicated bank financing, acquisition and project finance, debt restructuring, and enforcement actions. Alberto Fornari's practice focuses on corporate and structured finance, and Ludovico Rusconi is a banking and finance specialist. Counsel Carlo Lichino is noted for structured finance.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Fornari

Testimonials

Carlo Lichino is a counsel who is always available and ready to confront the most challenging situations calmly, which allows him to find the most suitable solutions.

Key clients

Banco BPM

Citigroup Global Markets

Alternative Capital Partners

KBC Bank

Work highlights

  • Assisted Banco BPM with a financing for Easybox Self Storage.
  • Advised a pool of financing banks, led by KBC Bank, on a financing for Belgian group Sports & Leisure’s LBO of LimontaSport.
  • Acted for Banco BPM and Banca del Mezzogiorno – MedioCredito Centrale on financing certain Studio Vacanze Group companies.

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird advises local and international banks operating in Italy on project, real estate, acquisition and corporate finance. Clients also benefit from the team's consideration of the risks surrounding financial closings, including regulatory and tax issues. Energy financing and refinancing specialist Pierpaolo Mastromarini was recently hired from Studio Legale Associato a Watson Farley & Williams, and Alberto Salvadè is experienced in turnaround and restructuring transactions.

Practice head(s):

Pierpaolo Mastromarini; Alberto Salvadè

Testimonials

The team has a strong track record in project finance and executes deals speedily.

Pierpaolo Mastromarini is a true expert.

Key clients

UBI Banca

Unicredit

Intesa Group

Banco BPM

Banca Iccrea

MPS Capital Services

SOCGEN

BPER

BNL

Work highlights

  • Advised ICCREA BancaImpresa, as arranger, agent and lender, and Banca di Credito Cooperativodi Milano, as lender, on the financing, on a limited recourse basis, of an energy efficiency project in Abruzzo.
  • Acted for a pool of banks, led by Banco BPM, on amendments to a €42m loan for the financing of a wind farm.
  • Advised Mediocredito Italiano and Intesa Sanpaolo on a loan for the financing of a water purification plant.

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario

Frequently instructed by lenders and arrangers, CBA Studio Legale e Tributario specialises in shipping, real estate, project and structured finance transactions. Francesco Dialti recently advised Banca Popolare di Milano on a financing granted to Aedes SIIQ for the purchase and refurbishment of a tower.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Dialti

Testimonials

CBA offers very good business sense, excellent negotiation skills and excellent service levels. The lawyers provide great value for money and are very strong in trade finance.

The CBA banking team is rated for its business approach, commercial soundness and problem solving. Another strength is the solid knowledge of specific issues concerning the banking sector, such as shipping finance.

Francesco Dialti is highly available and able to confront crucial legal and non-legal issues. He is a very talented lawyer, with a pragmatic approach; he also provides innovative legal solutions.

Francesco Dialti enjoys a great reputation in the market and has a high level of expertise. He is always contactable and on top of every matter, and publishes law reviews, which clients appreciate very much‘.

Key clients

Iccrea BancaImpresa

Banca Popolare di Milano

Intesa Sanpaolo

UniCredit Leasing

CaixaBank

Banca IMI

Work highlights

  • Advised Mediocredito Italiano, as lender, on the LBO financing granted to TMCI Padovan for the purchase of target company, Impiantinox.
  • Acted for a pool of banks on the financing for the purchase of a tug vessel.
  • Assisted Iccrea BancaImpresa with a real estate financing granted to Parco Industriale della Sabina.

CMS

CMS recently assisted significant banks and other lenders with financing and refinancing, acquisition finance and debt restructuring. The team is also experienced in structuring complex acquisition and structured finance transactions, particularly in relation to factoring and other asset-backed security deals. Paolo Bonolis is the practice's contact partner for major finance clients.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Bonolis 

Key clients

Bank Leumi

Aareal Bank

Commerzbank

La Banque Postale Crédit Entreprises

VTP Bank

LGT Capital

UniCredit Bank Zrt

Commerzbank Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság

Black Sea Trade Development Bank

Eurobank Bulgaria

Emirates NBD Bank PJSC

BNP Paribas

Erste Group Bank

Work highlights

  • Acted for Aareal Bank in its claims (within an insolvency procedure) involving two loans.
  • Advised Aareal Bank on the restructuring of a loan.
  • Advised LGT Capital on an acquisition finance transaction, including the setting up of the security package.

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has specific expertise in securities lending agreements, bilateral and syndicated loans, and project financing. Alfonso Annibale de Marco and Sergio Esposito Farber act for Italian and international banks on structured and project finance, and real and personal guarantees.

Practice head(s):

Alfonso Annibale de Marco

Testimonials

‘Alfonso De Marco has great responsiveness and efficiency, together with excellent expertise and a strategic approach.’

Key clients

MPS Capital Services Banca per le Imprese

Banca Monti dei Paschi di Siena

Banco BPM

Banca IMI

Crédit Agricole Italia

ICCREA BancaImpresa

UBI Banca

Work highlights

  • Advised MPS Capital Services Banca per le Imprese, Banca Popolare di Milano and UniCredit on the granting of separate loans to companies belonging to ZetaGas Group.
  • Advised a pool of banks, MPS Capital Services Banca per le Imprese, Banco BPM, Banca IMI, UBI Banca and Crédit Agricole Carispezia, on granting a medium-term loan to ReLife Group, which is known for the collection, transport, treatment, recovery and disposal of waste.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Giliberti Triscornia e Associati

Giliberti Triscornia e Associati‘s department leverages the strength of the firm’s private equity expertise. It assists with bilateral, syndicated acquisition and leveraged financing. The team also advises on project and real estate finance, and restructuring and refinancing. Carmine Oncia advises Italian and international banks, and Federico Fischer assists primary Italian banks with leveraged finance and restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Carmine Oncia; Federico Fischer

Key clients

UBI Banca

Banco BPM

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena MPS

Société Générale

COIMA SGR

Aedes SIIQ

Citibank

Illimity Bank

Selmabipiemme Leasing

Banca Privata Leasing

Work highlights

  • Advised Banco BPM, as lender, on an acquisition finance to Canarbino for the acquisition of Gesam Luce & Gas.
  • Acted for MPS on the sale of unlikely-to-pay loan portfolios.
  • Advised Citibank on a financing to high-net-worth individuals.

K&L Gates

K&L Gates hired financial and restructuring specialist Fabrizio Dotti in 2018 from Simmons & Simmons as department leader; and in 2019 the firm recruited debt restructuring expert Paolo Rusconi from Studio Legale RCCD. The team advises banks, credit funds and other financial institutions on acquisition, asset and real estate finance, corporate lending, refinancing and syndicated lending.

Practice head(s):

Fabrizio Dotti

Testimonials

The distinctive feature of K&L Gates (Milan Branch) is the presence of valid professionals, who are very competent but at the same time very practical, concrete and available.

Fabrizio Dotti provides exemplary assistance during every step of a deal. He is always present and available, solid and practical.

Fabrizio Dotti supports clients in an excellent way, allowing them to complete operations without neglecting the protection of their risks and at the same time preserving relationships with other parties thanks to his considerable technical and relationship skills.

Key clients

UniCredit

Mount Street

Finanziaria Internazionale Investments SGR

Work highlights

  • Advised Unicredit on its granting of acquisition financing to Spontini, which is known in the restaurant and catering sector.
  • Acted for Mount Street Mortgage Servicing on the security aspects surrounding existing loan agreements to an Italian real estate fund.
  • Advised Finanziaria Internazionale Investments SGR, as asset manager of a credit fund, on the granting of a corporate loan to an Italian company specialising in depuration and decontamination technologies.

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato has a lender-focused practice that has carved a niche for itself in real estate finance matters. Additional areas are structured, acquisition, leveraged and corporate finance, NPLs and restructuring. Clients also benefit from related expertise in energy and infrastructure, corporate governance, M&A, litigation and tax. Giancarlo Castorino mainly advises lenders on domestic and cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Giancarlo Castorino

Key clients

Banca IMI

Banco BPM

BNP Paribas

Intesa San Paolo

Natixis

UniCredit

Apollo Global Management

Principia SGR

Palamon Capital Partners

UBI Banca

Serenissima SGR

Work highlights

  • Advised Banco BPM on a term loan facility agreement with Conad group companies, which aims to increase Conad’s real estate portfolio.
  • Acted for UniCredit on new lines of credit, which were granted to alternative investment fund, Value Add I Italy, for the redevelopment of a building in Milan.
  • Advised UniCredit, UniCredit Bank and UniCredit Bank (Milan Branch) on a loan facility that was granted to Camfin, in relation to the reorganisation of Pirelli’s control chain.

Molinari e Associati

Molinari e Associati is best known for debt restructuring transactions, including formal restructurings and informal workouts. It also advises on acquisition, property, corporate and structured finance, and handles transactions involving NPL portfolio management. Ugo Molinari advises on LBO acquisition finance, structured finance and debt restructuring, and Alessandro Fontana acted for domestic and international banks.

Practice head(s):

Ugo Molinari; Alessandro Fontana

Testimonials

The lawyers are very able at driving discussions and advising clients on various solutions. They are also very good during negotiations and at finding compromises among various stakeholders in order to proceed with the deal.

Alessandro Fontana and Ugo Molinari are strong points of reference in the restructuring sector.

Key clients

Credit Agricole

Aareal Bank

Unicredit

IntesaMPS

Banco BPM

UBI Banca

CDP

Sace

Illimity Bank

Mediobanca

Banca IMI

Work highlights

  • Advised Illimity Bank on granting a short-term loan of approximately €50m to Astaldi.
  • Acted for a pool of seven banks and four leasing companies on the restructuring of the financial indebtedness of Rainbow Magicland, the managing company of an amusement park.
  • Advised a pool of banks on negotiations with Fondo HB, an Italian closed-ended real estate fund, on the review and negotiation of a financial indebtedness structure.  

Nunziante Magrone

Nunziante Magrone is particularly well known for its advice to lenders and arrangers on corporate lending, acquisition and real estate finance, debt restructuring and NPLs. Alessio Lombardo acts at both domestic and international levels.

Practice head(s):

Alessio Lombardo

Testimonials

The practice is rated for its expertise, professionalism, availability, strong language skills, deep knowledge of local law and wide professional network.

The firm demonstrates both strong knowledge as well as the availability to perform a good job in a very short time.

It shows particular attention to its clients.

Alessio Lombardo is really appreciated for his ability to negotiate debt restructuring plans, as well as his pragmatic approach in solving different legal issues during negotiations.

Alessio Lombardo shows particular sensitivity in understanding the specific needs of clients’ internal company policies, taking into account any possible editorial nuance in the preparation of contracts.’

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo acts for some of the largest financial institutions in Italy, including Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, where Mario Di Giulio has previous in-house experience. Di Giulio also has Africa-related banking and finance expertise. The department also has specialists in fintech, regional Italian financial regulations and NPLs. Roberto Zanchi regularly acts for leading banks.

Practice head(s):

Mario Di Giulio; Roberto Zanchi

Key clients

Banca Akros

Banca Generali

Banco BPM

Bank of New York Mellon

BPER Banca

CDP – Cassa Depositi e Prestiti​

Credit Agricole Cariparma

Credito Fondiario – Fonspa​

Deutsche Bank

First Growth Real Estate

ICCREA Banca Impresa

Investire SGR

Unicredit Bank Moscow

Unicredit

Work highlights

  • Advised CashMe, an innovative online invoice trading platform, on matters critical to its business.
  • Advised ICCREA BancaImpresa on its negotiations with the European Investment Bank and the Regions of Sicily and Campania for the utilisation of Jessica Funds (Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas).
  • Acted for Credito Fondiario on the complex transfer of non-performing mortgage loans.