Norton Rose Fulbright > Milan, Italy > Firm Profile

Norton Rose Fulbright
20122 MILANO

Italy > Shipping Tier 3

Part of Norton Rose Fulbright's renowned global shipping practice, the firm's Milan team advises on the entire spectrum of shipping finance work. Its expertise ranges from secured and unsecured loan financing, structured finance for shipping companies, and the purchase and registration of ships, to shipbuilding financing contracts, port financings, shipping restructuring, and NPL deals. Heading up the team, Gennaro Mazzuoccolo is 'one of the best shipping lawyers in Italy'.

Practice head(s):

Gennaro Mazzuoccolo


Norton Rose Fullbright has a very strong reputation for advising domestic and foreign banks, as well as other financial institutions, on all areas of shipping finance. Their expertise includes acquisitions as well as shipbuilding.

Gennaro Mazzuoccolo is one of the best shipping lawyers in Italy.’

‘Gennaro Mazzuoccolo enjoys a great reputation with clients and regularly assists banks with financing and debt reorganisation mandates. He also enjoys strong contacts with borrowers and investors, and is very active in cross-border transactions.

Key clients

Banco BPM

BPER Banca

G&H Shipping


Seabourn (Carnival Corporation)


Work highlights

  • Advised UniCredit on a financing for Caronte & Tourist.
  • Advised Seabourn, part of Carnival Corporation, on the Italian law side of a financing for two new ship constructions.
  • Advised G&H (Gas&Heat) Shipping on the sale of four vessels to Chemgas Shipping BV.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 4

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Advising on multi-jurisdictional M&A, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Milan team is active in insurance, financial services, energy, and infrastructure transactions. Salvatore Iannitti specialises in insurance and financial services-related corporate matters, M&A deals and regulatory issues; and Tiziana Del Prete advises companies and private equity funds on corporate and M&A work.

Practice head(s):

Salvatore Iannitti

Other key lawyers:

Tiziana Del Prete; Claudio Di Falco; Fabrizio Zecca; Maria Beatrice Gilesi


‘The team works very well together and all areas are covered when needed.’

‘Claudio Di Falco provides confidence to clients and tries to fit the work with the clients’ ideas.’

‘Salvatore Iannitti has an almost unique quality due to his commercial ability and the way he addresses business needs.’

Key clients

Covéa Group

PE Industrial

Gestipark San Raffaele S.r.l.

Expo Inox S.p.A.

Metrika Tech Fund

PIB Group (APAX/Carlyle)

Conning Holdings Limited

4D Global

Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts

Work highlights

  • Advised Mapfre Asistencia, Compañia Internacional de Seguros y Reaseguros on a joint venture agreement with Vittoria Assicurazioni to provide non-insurance services to the Italian market.
  • Advised Trane Technologies on the acquisition of MTA, an Italian-based manufacturer and distributor of sustainable solutions for industrial process cooling, air conditioning and air treatment.
  • Aadvised Conning Holdings (and its shareholder Cathay Life Insurance Co) on the Italian corporate and regulatory aspects of Conning’s acquisition by Generali Investment Holdings.

Italy > Employment Tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright is seasoned in providing advice on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. The firm assists domestic and international clients from across industries and focuses its practice on disputes, industrial relations, commercial agency agreements and social security matters. Attilio Pavone is the firm’s head of practice with expertise in corporate restructurings, larger-scale redundancies and individual dismissals.

Practice head(s):

Attilio Pavone

Other key lawyers:

Boris Martella


‘Highly professional team personalised service with an optimal solution.’

‘Boris Martella is a highly professional lawyer with maximum flexibility.’

Key clients

Agos Ducato


B-Team Consulting

CPI Hotel Italy

Dulevo International


Havea Italia




Trane Technologies

Work highlights

  • Advised Dulevo International S.p.A. on the drafting and negotiations with the relevant territorial and company labor union organizations of an important second-level company bargaining agreement.
  • Advised Trane Technologies, part of the Ingersoll-Rand Company, on employment law aspects of the acquisition of 100 percent of MTA, an Italian-based manufacturer and distributor of sustainable solutions in industrial process cooling, air conditioning and air treatment.
  • Advised Conning Holdings Limited and its shareholder, Cathay Life Insurance Co., Ltd, on employment law issues relating to Conning’s acquisition by Generali Investment Holdings S.p.A., the asset management arm of Italian insurer, Generali Group.

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 5

Norton Rose Fulbright regularly represents corporations and financial institutions in a range of contentious matters, with a particular focus on insurance-related disputes. The firm also hadles insolvency, M&A, banking, finance and general commercial litigation. Cecilia Buresti is the practice head and represents clients in insurance, manufacturing, real estate, energy and transport disputes, among others.

Practice head(s):

Cecilia Buresti

Other key lawyers:

Lucia Salerno


‘The team is great. They consistently provide a great service as well as being commercial. Competence and availability are their differentiating factors.’

‘Cecilia Buresti and Lucia Salerno are both extremely competent and smart advisors.’

‘Skilled and experienced.’

Key clients


Lloyd’s Insurance Company

ANV Global Services Ltd

Swissquote ltd

Credit Agricole & Investment Bank

FTI Consulting LLP

Markel International

Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd.


Willis Lease Finance Corporation

Work highlights

  • Assisted Willis Lease Finance Corporation on cyber and data protection pre-contentious and contentious issues relating to a data breach and hacker attack incident.
  • Represented CACIB in disputes originating from EU sanctions on Russian entities that had an impact on the ability of certain financial institutions to provide support to Italian companies engaged in construction projects in Russia.
  • Assisted Dual and ANV in pre-contentious and contentious matters related to claims reported under W&I (warranty and indemnity) policies.

Italy > Real estate and construction

Norton Rose Fulbright, led by Tiziana Del Prete and Gennaro Mazzuoccolo, assists clients in a range of sectors including hospitality, tourism and leisure in real estate-related matters.

The firm: Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm providing the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. The firm has 3000+ lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Established in 2000, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Milan office provides a full business law service to domestic and international clients. The team’s approach to legal advising is pragmatic and business-oriented, and the team is diverse, comprising individuals with different backgrounds and skills.

The firm’s core practice areas in Italy are banking and finance, corporate and M&A, litigation and dispute resolution and employment law. Known for its industry-specific experience and expertise, the firm is active in many industry sectors that contribute to the dynamic and multi-faceted Italian economy, including: consumer markets (food and beverage, leisure and retail), energy and infrastructure, financial institutions (banks, insurance, fund and asset management), life sciences and healthcare, technology and transport. The firm also has a growing sports law practice.

The firm has Italian-, US- and UK-qualified lawyers based in Milan and regularly work in collaboration with its offices across Europe and around the world on multi-jurisdictional transactions and legal matters.

Department Name Email Telephone
Head of Italy Attilio Pavone
Other offices : Amsterdam
Other offices : Athens
Other offices : Austin
Other offices : Bangkok
Other offices : Beijing
Other offices : Brisbane
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Calgary
Other offices : Canberra
Other offices : Cape Town
Other offices : Casablanca
Other offices : Chicago
Other offices : Dallas
Other offices : Denver
Other offices : Dubai
Other offices : Durban
Other offices : Düsseldorf
Other offices : Frankfurt
Other offices : Hamburg
Other offices : Hong Kong SAR
Other offices : Houston
Other offices : Istanbul
Other offices : Jakarta (in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia)
Other offices : Johannesburg
Other offices : London
Other offices : Los Angeles
Other offices : Luxembourg
Other offices : Melbourne
Other offices : Mexico City
Other offices : Minneapolis
Other offices : Montréal
Other offices : Munich
Other offices : Newcastle
Other offices : New York
Other offices : Ottawa
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Perth
Other offices : Piraeus
Other offices : Québec
Other offices : Riyadh (Norton Rose Fulbright for Legal Consultation PLLC)
Other offices : San Antonio
Other offices : San Francisco
Other offices : São Paulo
Other offices : Shanghai
Other offices : Singapore
Other offices : St. Louis
Other offices : Sydney
Other offices : Tokyo
Other offices : Toronto
Other offices : Vancouver
Other offices : Warsaw
Other offices : Washington, DC
Other offices : In Africa, it has alliances with firms in Bujumbura, Harare, Kampala and Nairobi.