Firm Profile > Jones Day > Milan, Italy

Jones Day
20121 MILAN

Italy > Capital markets: Debt Tier 4

Jones Day's Milan partner Vinicio Trombetti has particular experience in securitisations and covered bonds, as well as other DCM matters. His expertise includes financings of different asset classes, including trade receivables, bonds and securities, leasing receivables, mortgage loans, and NPLs.In 2020, Dentons recruited Piergiorgio Leofreddi, as the firm's Italy DCM group head, from Jones Day. Leofreddi's experience includes EMTN issuance programmes, retail offers, debt securities-related purchases and exchange offers, and related regulations. Securitisation and DCM expert Gianpaolo Garofalo divides his time between Milan and London. Annalisa Feliciani joined in October 2021 from Hogan Lovells.

Other key lawyers:

Practice head(s):

Piergiorgio Leofreddi; Gianpaolo Garofalo

Other key lawyers:

Annalisa Feliciani


Absolute availability and competence.

Piergiorgio Leofreddi is a capable professional who understands clients’ needs.’

Reliability and high technical skills with constant team availability.

Key clients

BPER Banca


Società Cooperativa Sociale ONLUS – Codess Sociale

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

UnipolSai Assicurazioni

BNP Paribas

Banco Desio

Société Générale

Banca IMI


Intesa Sanpaolo

Italy > Real estate and construction Tier 4

Jones Day has a strong profile among banks and financial institutions, for whom it handles the structuring, drafting and negotiating of financing transactions. In addition, its team works on asset management, property and lease agreements, and construction contracts. Francesco Squerzoni, who heads up the practice, acts for originators, arrangers and investors. His expertise includes securitisations, trade finance and non-performing loans.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Squerzoni


Tailored service with intense partner participation’

‘Open mindedness and proactivity’

Key clients

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Milan Branch

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

CBRE Group, Inc.

Deutsche Bank AG

ING Capital LLC


Natixis S.A.

Nuveen Real Estate

Principal Real Estate

Tristan Capital Partners LLP

Italy > Tax Tier 6

Jones Day's partner in charge in Milan is Marco Lombardi, who has advised on the tax aspects of international transactions for over 25 years. He advises on a broad range of transactions, including structured finance, cross-border financings, M&A, private equity, fund formation and financial real estate.

Other key lawyers:

Marco Lombardi; Luca Ferrari

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 7

Jones Day's Stefano Crosio has longstanding experience in advising public and private corporate clients, as well as financial investors, on significant, cross-border M&A transactions. Crosio is particularly well regarded for his assistance to US clients with their investments and sales in Italy.

Other key lawyers:

The firm: Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 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 and Middle East:
Jones Day provides a significant presence in Europe that offers clients more than 500 lawyers from its European offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, 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 U.S. 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 U.S. offices collaborate to serve clients across practices and geographies on all major matters that span time-honored 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, labor 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.

Managing partner: Stephen J Brogan
Europe and Middle East offices: Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Saudi Arabia
US offices: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh,
San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington
Asia-Pacific offices: Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo
Latin America offices: Mexico City, São Paulo

Main areas of practice:

  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Business & Tort Litigation
  • Business Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Energy
  • Financial Markets
  • Global Disputes
  • Government Regulation
  • Health Care & Life Sciences
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investigations & White Collar Defense
  • Issues & Appeals
  • Labor & Employment
  • M&A
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement
  • State Attorney General Enforcement, Investigations & Litigation
  • Tax
  • Technology
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Managing Partner Stephen J Brogan