Firm Profile > Norton Rose Fulbright > Milan, Italy

Norton Rose Fulbright
20122 MILANO

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright's Milan-based Arturo Sferruzza heads the Italian banking and energy teams; in recent years he has been particularly active in advising on the financing of renewable energy and infrastructure projects, both in Italy and abroad. Gennaro Mazzuoccolo is an energy and infrastructure and shipping finance expert, and Luigi Costa was made partner in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Arturo Sferruzza

Other key lawyers:

Gennaro Mazzuoccolo; Luigi Costa


Very good preparation and availability for clients.

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright's Italy team comprises experts in energy, shipping, infrastructure, telecoms and real estate-related financings. Advising on energy and infrastructure sector-related project finance, and export credit, international trade and shipping finance, Arturo Sferruzza leads the Italian banking and energy teams, which include project and shipping finance specialist, Gennaro Mazzuoccolo, and recently promoted Luigi Costa.

Practice head(s):

Arturo Sferruzza

Other key lawyers:

Gennaro Mazzuoccolo; Luigi Costa


Competent, speedy and proactive in finding solutions to negotiations.’

They are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Competence and willingness to explain the reasons behind decisions.

Dedication, creativity and innovation.

The reference partners are absolutely reliable and the work team very prepared; the group’s availability and ability to foresee and anticipate clients’ needs are also very strong.

Flexibility and ability to manage complex situations in a balanced way.

Arturo Sferruzza is one of the best lawyers around in this area. He solves problems and always has a balanced approach. Great experience in cross-border transactions too.

Gennaro Mazzuoccolo is a highly appreciated professional, who is very competent, quick and available.

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright's energy team in Italy is part of a large global network of advisers operating in the sector. The group is experienced in M&A and finance transactions in Italy and further afield internationally. In addition, it also assists Italian clients with international energy projects, particularly in relation to permits and authorisations, environmental and zoning law issues, as well as commercial contracts. Arturo Sferruzza, who heads up the practice, is known for advising Enel Group on a cross-border basis. In 2020, banking and finance lawyer Luigi Costa and administrative law specialist Ginevra Biadico made partner and counsel respectively.

Practice head(s):

Arturo Sferruzza

Other key lawyers:

Luigi Costa; Ginevra Biadico


‘Luigi Costa is a highly trained professional’

‘Absolute availability of the team, prompt response and flexibility’

‘Luigi Costa is a tireless lawyer, always available at any time, always available with a solution. Ginevra Biadico: always prepared and impeccable in the relationship, the right support to dispel any doubts, historical memory in various acquisitions and very, very punctual and precise. ‘

‘360-degree knowledge of the sector.’

Key clients





Susi Partners



CEF Energia



Silver Ridge Power

Work System

Blue Sphere Corporation

Amaranto Holdings

Intesa Sanpaolo

UBI Banca

Credit Agricole

JP Morgan

BNP Paribas

Banco BPM


Banca IMI

Société Générale

Siemens Bank

Italy > Employment Tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright's employment team in Italy, which is part of a much larger global practice, has significant knowledge of the financial services, energy, life sciences, food and consumer goods sectors. It covers the gamut of contentious and non-contentious issues for clients, with recent work covering matters arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Practice head Attilio Pavone has been particularly active in advising on policies and contracts for remote working, workplace health and safety and data protection in relation to contract tracing. Giorgio Manca joined DWF as a partner in 2020 to head up its employment practice.

Practice head(s):

Attilio Pavone


Resourcefulness, excellent cost/benefit balance’

‘Attilio Pavone has extensive knowledge of several sectors and demonstrates speed and completeness of support’

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Norton Rose Fulbright's longstanding Italy practice has significant sector expertise in energy, insurance and financial services. Clients also benefit from its team of administrative lawyers, who advise on urban planning, energy regulations and environmental law. Salvatore Iannitti is an insurance and re-insurance specialist.

Other key lawyers:

Salvatore Iannitti


Strong ability to interact with the client company by offering training days on particular issues.

Great flexibility and availability.

Salvatore Iannitti is an expert in insurance law and has a practical approach to problems.

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 5

Norton Rose Fulbright is particularly well-known for its strengths in insurance-related disputes, including those concerning directors and officers (D&O) liability, as well as casualty, environmental and medical malpractice cases. In addition, its team advises on contentious matters relating to M&A, banking and insolvency, among other areas. Cecilia Buresti is the head of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Cecilia Buresti


Significant presence in the field of banking and financial litigation’

The firm: Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4000 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

Areas of practice: Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see

Offices: We have offices in the world’s most important business, financial and regulatory centres and are active in strategically important growth markets. Our offices are located in Amsterdam, Athens, Austin, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Jakarta (in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia), Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, Monaco, Montréal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Ottawa, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Port Moresby, Québec, Rio de Janeiro, Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm), San Antonio, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, St Louis, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Warsaw and Washington, DC. In Africa, we have alliances with firms in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe

Number of partners (worldwide): 1,000+
Number of other fee-earners (worldwide): 2,000+
Total staff: 7,500+

Global key contacts
Financial institutions: James Bateson
Energy: Anne Lapierre and John Mauel
Infrastructure, mining and commodities: Nick Merritt
Transport: Harry Theochari
Technology: Nick Abrahams
Life sciences and healthcare: Stacey Martinez and Randy Sutton

Department Name Email Telephone
Financial institutions James Bateson
Energy Charles Whitney
Infrastructure, mining and commodities Dirk Trautmann
Transport Harry Theochari
Technology and innovation Sean Murphy
Life sciences and healthcare Huw Evans
Photo Name Position Profile
 Ginevra Biadico photo Ginevra Biadico Counsel
 Cecilia Buresti  photo Cecilia Buresti Partner
 Luigi Costa photo Luigi Costa Partner
Mr Salvatore Iannitti  photo Mr Salvatore Iannitti Partner
 Gennaro Mazzuoccolo  photo Gennaro Mazzuoccolo Partner
Mr Attilio Pavone  photo Mr Attilio Pavone Parnter
 Arturo Sferruzza  photo Arturo Sferruzza Partner
Other offices : Amsterdam
Other offices : Athens
Other offices : Austin
Other offices : Bahrain
Other offices : Bangkok
Other offices : Beijing
Other offices : Bogotá
Other offices : Brisbane
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Other offices : Casablanca
Other offices : Dallas
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Other offices : Denver
Other offices : Dubai
Other offices : Durban
Other offices : Frankfurt
Other offices : Hamburg
Other offices : Hong Kong
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 : Monaco
Other offices : Montréal
Other offices : Moscow
Other offices : Munich
Other offices : New York
Other offices : Ottawa
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Perth
Other offices : Piraeus
Other offices : Port Moresby
Other offices : Québec
Other offices : Rio de Janeiro
Other offices : Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm)
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
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Other offices : Warsaw
Other offices : Washington, DC
Other offices : In Africa, it has alliances with firms in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe.