Firm Profile > Jones Day > Milan, Italy

Jones Day
20121 MILAN

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Jones Day ‘has a deep knowledge of the market’ and ‘works closely with the clients to find the most appropriate solutions for each problem’. Valued for ‘adopting a creative approach’, the ‘very clever’ Matteo Troni recently advised Goldman Sachs International on the acquisition of a leasing portfolio and related underlying assets from Hypo Alpe Adria Bank and assisted the Bank of America with the negotiation, drafting and finalisation of a credit agreement to finance the purchase of a portfolio of eight offices and logistics assets by an Italian real estate fund. Associate Silvia Beggiato is also recommended.

Capital markets: Debt Tier 4

Jones Day has a notable securitisation practice, particularly involving consumer finance and salary-secured loans, trade receivables and NPLs. It also assists with retail and institutional investor placements and has a growing covered bonds practice; Goldman Sachs and Banca IMI are clients. Vinicio Trombetti is the name to note. Piergiorgio Leofreddi joined Dentons in 2020.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Jones Day 'has a great team in Italy' that regularly advises on both public M&A deals and private M&A transactions. Alongside the firm's Pittsburgh office, Stefano Crosio advised US-based NEP Supershooters, an international TV production company for major events, on its acquisition of Italian privately-held company, Telerecord, a provider of filming and post-production services. Fabrizio Faina, who frequently advises on deals involving Saudi Arabia, 'gives speedy responses and has deep knowledge of cross-border deals involving Italy'.

Tax Tier 4

Jones Day 'has the capability to cover different areas and jurisdictions'. The team advised Bank of America on the tax aspects surrounding a credit agreement to finance the acquisition of a portfolio of eight offices and logistics assets. Marco Lombardi and of counsel Luca Ferrari are the principal advisers.

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 5

Jones Day is particularly experienced in borrower-related retail, real estate, and leisure and hospitality matters. Recent work involved structured finance deals, NPL transactions and real estate finance. Francesco Squerzoni is highly rated; clients include Savills Investment Management and DeA Capital Real Estate.

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 5

Jones Day's Francesco Squerzoni led advice to Bank of America Corporation on the financing for Blackstone's acquisition of a pan-European property portfolio. Andrea Cantarelli is an experienced of counsel.

Dispute resolution Tier 5

Lamberto Schiona heads the dispute resolution practice at Jones Day and has longstanding experience in contract, corporate, financial, insolvency, construction, criminal and competition law across a broad range of sectors. Clients include Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, Blackberry and Goldman Sachs.

Firm overview: Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

Jones Day is an institutional partner for clients who seek counsel that seeks to understand them and their needs; that communicates with clients about their needs and the different tactics available for addressing those needs; that works seamlessly and impressively across offices and practices and with the client; that provides talent and expertise across subject areas and geographies; and that brings commitment and courage to the relationship and its engagements. We are formidable because every partner and every client has the entire global institution at their command and is a high priority of the Firm as a whole. We are true partners, with each other and, even more importantly, with our clients.

Regions of practice: Europe & Middle East: Jones Day provides a significant presence in Europe that offers clients more than 500 lawyers from its ten European offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, and Paris. The firm’s lawyers counsel clients in administrative and public law, banking and finance, capital markets, competition law and regulatory, derivatives, market infrastructures, dispute resolution, and investigations.

In the Middle East, more than 20 lawyers are based in the firm’s offices in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. They have accumulated significant experience in most of the region’s key industries and jurisdictions, advising on mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions, projects and infrastructure, commercial transactions, real estate and construction matters, regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution.

United States: Surveys repeatedly list Jones Day as one of the most frequently engaged law firms by US corporations for both transactional and disputes matters, and among the leaders in client service. Jones Day’s more than 1,600 lawyers across its 18 US offices collaborate to serve clients across practices and geographies on all major matters that span time-honoured practices (antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and government regulation) to more recently established and expanded areas (cybersecurity, life sciences, energy, and technology) that specifically address the contemporary challenges of an increasingly complex global business and legal environment.

Asia-Pacific: Jones Day has committed substantial resources and capacity to serve each of Asia’s distinct markets, including China, Japan, Singapore and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia. Spread throughout ten offices in the region, the firm’s 250+ lawyers represent clients in practice areas including antitrust, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial, energy, global disputes, intellectual property, labour and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, and several others.

The majority of Jones Day’s Asia-based lawyers are admitted to practice local law in their home jurisdictions. Most have practiced in more than one country, enabling Jones Day’s Asia team to render multijurisdictional legal services. Jones Day has been granted a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license (QFLP) in Singapore.

Latin America: Jones Day is one of the leading global law firms serving the Latin American region through its offices in Mexico City and São Paulo, along with attorneys based in key business and legal centers such as New York, Houston, Dallas, Miami, and Madrid. Jones Day’s Latin American experience extends to mergers and acquisitions, investigations and anti-corruption, projects and infrastructure, banking and finance, energy, dispute resolution, business restructuring, private equity and capital markets.

Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Luca Allevi  photo Mr Luca Allevi
Mr Andrea Cantarelli  photo Mr Andrea Cantarelli
Mr Bruno Castellini  photo Mr Bruno Castellini
Mr Stefano Crosio  photo Mr Stefano Crosio
Mr Fabrizio Faina  photo Mr Fabrizio Faina
Mr Luca Ferrari  photo Mr Luca Ferrari
Mr Franco Lambertenghi  photo Mr Franco Lambertenghi
Mr Piergiorgio Leofreddi  photo Mr Piergiorgio Leofreddi
Mr Marco Lombardi  photo Mr Marco Lombardi
Mr Adelio Riva  photo Mr Adelio Riva
Mr Lamberto Schiona  photo Mr Lamberto Schiona
Mr Francesco Squerzoni  photo Mr Francesco Squerzoni
Mr Vinicio Trombetti  photo Mr Vinicio Trombetti
Mr Matteo Troni  photo Mr Matteo Troni