Stefano Padovani > ADVANT Nctm > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

20121 MILAN

Work Department

Banking & Finance Law

Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity

Capital Markets


Equity Partner. Stefano Padovani specialized in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Finance and M&A regarding banking and financial services. He advises several domestic and international banks and financial institutions in extraordinary transactions which include structured finance and debt restructuring agreements, as well as in their ordinary course of business. Furthermore, he is also lead of teams of legal advisors for assistance in relation to issuance of debt securities and other operations on capital markets.
Since several years he deals with Islamic Finance.

His clients include:

Ministry of Finance, Banco Santander, UniCredit, Banco BPM, Hypo Alpe Adria, BNL/Paribas, Banca Popolare dell’Alto Adige, Postbank, Banca Centropadana, Banca Akros, Cassa di Risparmio di Ravenna.

He is member of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee at Nctm. 


From January 2000, Partner of Nctm Studio Legale.
From 1997 to 1999 Partner of Ughi e Nunziante. 
From 1989 to 1996 Associate of Ughi e Nunziante.


Italian, English, German.


Admitted to the Bar Association of Milan since 1989.


Specialisation Degree in Banking Law and Economy, with honours, Università degli Studi di Ferrara, 1988.
Law Degree, with honours, Università degli Studi di Ferrara, 1985.

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

ADVANT Nctm’s team consistently advises on large banking and financing transactions. It is particularly focused on acquisition, leveraged and project finance, and real estate and shipping financing. Stefano Padovani advises on extraordinary transactions; Alfredo Lizio is a shipping and aviation finance specialist; Eugenio Siragusa is a project finance expert; and Giovanni de’ Capitani di Vimercate advises private equity funds on acquisition finance. London-based Matteo Gallanti is the practice head.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side

ADVANT Nctm‘s department focuses predominantly on acquisition, leveraged, project, real estate and shipping finance, along with debt restructuring. Stefano Padovani is an Islamic finance specialist; Alfredo Lizio is a shipping and aviation finance expert; Eugenio Siragusa advises on project finance; and Giovanni de’ Capitani di Vimercate is ‘always up to date on every aspect of the deal‘.  Banking and financial law expert Matteo Gallanti leads the team from London.