Mr Andrea Giannelli > Legance - Avvocati Associati > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

Legance - Avvocati Associati
20121 MILAN

Work Department

Banking & Finance - Debt Capital Markets - Non Performing Loans


Senior Partner


Andrea Giannelli heads the Banking & Finance and Debt Capital Markets departments of Legance and he is widely acknowledged as a key player in banking, structured finance and DCM transactions. He has been involved in a large number of complex transactions, always being at the forefront of the major bond issues under Euro Medium Term Note / Global Medium Term Note programmes or on a stand-alone basis, liability management transactions, securitisations and other structured finance transactions (including in particular CMBS and NPLs portfolio transfers) as well as bonds placed on domestic and international markets, including innovative capital instruments issued by banks and financial intermediaries for capital adequacy purposes.


Italian, English


Member of the Milan Bar, Italy


In 1994 he graduated in Law, maxima cum laude, at Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.
In 1999 he obtained a Ph.D., Corporate and Capital Markets Law, at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy.

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

(Hall of Fame)

Andrea GiannelliLegance – 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 > Capital markets: Debt

(Hall of Fame)

Andrea GiannelliLegance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati‘s banking and finance group is coordinated by senior partner Andrea Giannelli, a structured finance and DCM transactions specialist. The team covers a wide range of areas, including issues of bonds and other debt securities, securitisation of  receivables, covered bonds, debt restructurings, derivatives, securities lending transactions and other structured products. Also highly regarded are structured finance expert Vittorio PozziAntonio Siciliano, who was promoted to partner in 2021; and Antonio Matino and Roberto Mazzarano, who were recently made senior counsels. Matteo Pierotti is the managing associate to note.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side

(Hall of Fame)

Andrea GiannelliLegance – 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.

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory

Legance – Avvocati Associati‘s financial intermediaries regulation department advises banking, financial and insurance firms, as well as private equity firms, on the regulatory issues surrounding litigation and M&A. Financial markets specialist Marco Penna leads the team, which includes experienced senior counsel and regulatory specialist Marco Romanelli, a 2020 hire from Studio Legale Carbonetti e Associati. Senior partner-level support is provided by banking and debt capital markets head Andrea Giannelli, and insurance and banking and finance sector expert Gian Paolo Tagariello. Counsel Giovanna Tassitano and managing associate Giuseppe Alessandro are also noted.