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 > Capital markets: Debt

(Leading individuals)

Andrea GiannelliLegance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati‘s work covers issues of bonds and other debt securities, securitisation of performing and non-performing receivables, and securities lending transactions and other structured products. Senior partner and structured finance and DCM specialist Andrea Giannelli co-ordinates the banking and finance and DCM departments, which also showcases Vittorio Pozzi, who is experienced in securitisations of performing and non-performing receivables. Antonio SicilianoAntonio Matino and Roberto Mazzarano are the senior counsels to note, while Matteo Pierotti is an experienced senior associate.

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

(Hall of Fame)

Andrea GiannelliLegance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati‘s sizeable practice covers leveraged, acquisition, mezzanine, project and real estate financing, along with debt restructuring. The banking and finance group is co-ordinated by Andrea Giannelli, while Monica Colombera is the energy, project and infrastructure practice’s lead partner. Also highly regarded are experienced partners Emanuele Espositi, Luca Autuori and Guido Iannoni Sebastianini, along with Filippo RuffatoGiandomenico Ciaramella and Giovanni SciroccoAntonio Palazzolo and Tommaso Bernasconi were recently made partners, while Francesca Brilli was promoted to senior counsel. Simone Ambrogi is an experienced counsel.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side

(Hall of Fame)

Andrea GiannelliLegance – Avvocati Associati

Acting for public sector entities, corporations, private equity funds and real estate fund firms, Legance – Avvocati Associati covers leveraged, acquisition, mezzanine, project and real estate financing, and syndicated loans. Monica Colombera is the lead partner for the energy, project and infrastructure practice, and Andrea Giannelli heads the banking and finance and debt capital market departments. Other notable practitioners are Emanuele Espositi, Luca Autuori, Guido Iannoni Sebastianini and Filippo Ruffato, along with Giandomenico Ciaramella and Giovanni Scirocco. In 2020, Antonio Palazzolo and Tommaso Bernasconi were made partners, while Francesca Brilli was promoted to senior counsel.

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory

Legance – Avvocati Associati‘s financial intermediaries regulation department, headed by Marco Penna, is highly specialised in the regulatory aspects of the banking, financial and insurance sectors. Senior partner-level support is provided by Andrea Giannelli and Gian Paolo Tagariello, while managing associate Giovanna Tassitano and senior associate Giuseppe Alessandro are also key to the group.