Benedetto La Russa > Chiomenti > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

20121 MILAN

Work Department

Managing Counsel - Banking and Finance


Benedetto La Russa advises clients on banking, finance, structured finance, and debt capital markets. He regularly advises Italian and international banks, financial companies, and investment funds on matters concerning securitisation and asset finance for both performing and distressed assets. Since 2009, he has been advising clients on the main issuance programmes for structured covered notes in Italy.
In the debt capital market sector, he has advised clients on hybrid, high yield, equity-linked, and exchangeable notes.


Benedetto La Russa joined the Firm in 2005 and became Managing Counsel in 2019.
In 2006 he was a secondee at the Department of Fixed Income – Securitised Product Group of Morgan Stanley, London. In 2010 he completed Secondment at the Legal Department of Barclays Bank PLC, London.


Italian, English


Member of the Rome Bar (Italy)


Graduated in Law, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, 2004.

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Capital markets: Debt

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Benedetto La RussaChiomenti

Chiomenti advises on funding transactions for banks and corporations, securities transactions, and financial regulatory matters (with a particular focus on debt). Key areas include covered bond programmes and advising on the issuance of corporate bonds in Italy. The team is also particularly active in the securitisation market. Manfredi Vianini Tolomei heads the listed companies, corporate governance and capital markets department, and banking and finance head Gregorio Consoli also advises on capital markets deals. Giulia Battaglia‘s practice includes the securitisation of receivables, and recently promoted of counsel Benedetto La Russa advises on hybrid, high yield, equity-linked and exchangeable notes.