Ms Monica Colombera > Legance - Avvocati Associati > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

Legance - Avvocati Associati
20121 MILAN

Work Department

Energy, Project & Infrastructure


Senior Partner


Monica Colombera is the head of energy project and infrastructure group.
She regularly assists lenders and sponsors in financing major transactions and in the structuring of projects. She also assists domestic and foreign investors in M&A transactions, joint-ventures, development projects and secondary market deals both in the infrastructure and energy sector (oil and gas, photovoltaic, wind, hydro energy).
Monica is widely recognized not only for her technical and legal capabilities but also for her deep understanding of the market dynamics. She is regularly involved in assisting institutions and stakeholders with respect to legislative reforms, contractual standardisations and issues of general interest in the relevant market.


Italian, English


Member of the Milan Bar, Italy


In 2001 Monica Colombera obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Competition Law at King’s College in London.
In 1993 Monica Colombera graduated in Law, maxima cum laude, at Università degli Studi di Milano.

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

(Hall of Fame)

Monica ColomberaLegance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati‘s team routinely advises banking and financial institutions on leveraged, acquisition, mezzanine and real estate financings, as well as syndicated loans. The group is co-led by Andrea Giannelli, who advises on complex transactions; and ‘brilliant professional‘ Monica Colombera, an energy and infrastructure project finance specialist. Also integral to the department are highly rated banking and finance partners Emanuele EspositiLuca Autuori and Guido Iannoni Sebastianini; next generation partners Giovanni SciroccoAntonio Palazzolo and Tommaso Bernasconi; and recently promoted senior counsel Simone AmbrogiAndrea Mazzola is an experienced senior associate.

Italy > Industry focus: Energy

(Hall of Fame)

Monica ColomberaLegance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati‘s practice is consistently active in energy-related financings, M&A and administrative law matters; and clients benefit from the group’s regular co-operation with the firm’s tax, dispute resolution, regulatory, antitrust, and banking and finance departments. Lead partner of the energy, project and infrastructure practice, Monica Colombera, is routinely involved in major energy transactions; Filippo Ruffato advises on energy and infrastructure-related project financing, project development and M&A; Giovanni Scirocco is a project finance expert; and Cristina Martorana is an administrative and environmental law specialist. Antonio Palazzolo recently made partner.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side

(Hall of Fame)

Monica ColomberaLegance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati‘s department advises on leveraged, acquisition, mezzanine and real estate financings, along with syndicated loans, debt restructuring and securities lending transactions. Monica Colombera is the energy, project and infrastructure practice’s lead partner, while Andrea Giannelli is banking and finance head. Also integral to the group are Emanuele EspositiLuca Autuori and Guido Iannoni Sebastianini, along with Filippo Ruffato, Giovanni Scirocco, Giandomenico Ciaramella, Antonio Palazzolo and Tommaso Bernasconi. Other key names are senior counsels Francesca Brilli and Simone Ambrogi (who was recently promoted), and managing associate Marco Gagliardi.