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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

PIAZZA DELLA CROCE ROSSA 2, 00161 ROME, ITALY
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Italy

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 5

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

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Banking and finance: Bank regulatory
Banking and finance: Bank regulatory - ranked: tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe recently advised a banking group on a complex outsourcing of IT systems, which involved the drafting and negotiation of an outsourcing contract that was in compliance with both Italian and EU regulations. Italy managing partner Patrizio Messina heads the Italian banking and finance team. Former Italian banking and financial regulation practice head Marco Zechini exited for MJ Hudson Alma.

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Banking and finance: Borrower side
Banking and finance: Borrower side - ranked: tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's Patrizio Messina leads the firm's Italian finance group and Gianrico Giannesi  is deputy head. The team advised Snam on a high-value financing for a pipeline that will transport gas from Azerbaijan to Italy. Other key advisers are project finance and shipping finance expert Raul Ricozzi, Madeleine Horrocks, who regularly handles project finance, and Annalisa Dentoni-Litta, who is highly specialised in public asset finance. Marina Balzano was hired from Pavia e Ansaldo.

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Banking and finance: lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's key areas of lender and arranger work include the innovative structuring of banks, the recapitalisation of struggling banks, structured finance, financial services regulations and related fintech matters. Patrizio Messina is Italian finance group head, Gianrico Giannesi is deputy head of the Italian finance group, Raul Ricozzi is a project finance and  shipping finance expert, Annalisa Dentoni-Litta is highly specialised in public asset finance and Madeleine Horrocks regularly acts on complex Africa-related financing transactions. Marina Balzano was hired from Pavia e Ansaldo.

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Capital markets: Debt
Capital markets: Debt - ranked: tier 2

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Able to cover Italian, English and US law,¬†Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe¬†routinely advises on high-end securitisations, bond and other DCM programmes, including EMTN programmes. The team advised Pirelli & C, as issuer and guarantor, on the annual update and increase of its up-to ‚ā¨2bn EMTN programme. Italy managing partner¬†Patrizio Messina¬†heads the Italian banking and finance team and¬†Gianrico Giannesi¬†is deputy head of the Italian finance group. Other key members are Annalisa Dentoni-Litta¬†and Madeleine Horrocks, while¬†Alessandro Accrocca¬†was made of counsel.

Leading individuals

Patrizio Messina - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Next generation lawyers

Annalisa Dentoni-Litta - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has notable specialisms in deals involving energy, financial services, technology, healthcare, private equity and distressed transactions and investments. Marco Nicolini heads the corporate practice in Italy; Alessandro De Nicola advised Banca Intermobiliare di Investimenti e Gestioni on the sale of of BIM Suisse's entire share capital to Banca Zarattini & Co; and Guido Testa assisted Coorstek Medical with the sale of Nanosurfaces Industries, an Italian hip and knee implant manufacturer, to Eurocoating. Marco Dell’Antonia and Attilio Mazzilli are also highly regarded; Marco Mancino was promoted to of counsel.

Leading individuals

Alessandro De Nicola - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

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Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 1

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's 'team is really appreciated for its performance, availability and competence'. It is highly rated for compliance matters involving the Decree 231-governed corporate administrative liability of companies and financial institutions; the practice also assists with the design of compliance programmes and privacy matters following the implementation of the EU’s 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It recently advised several financial institutions, including AIG Europe, Allianz Group, Clessidra and Credit Agricole Assicurazioni, on Decree 231 corporate liability compliance matters. Alessandro De Nicola and Marco Dell’Antonia are the names to note.

Leading individuals

Alessandro De Nicola - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 6

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

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EU and competition law
EU and competition law - ranked: tier 6

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Next generation lawyers

Pietro Merlino - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 5

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

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Industry focus: Energy
Industry focus: Energy - ranked: tier 1

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's cross-practice team is active in corporate and M&A, banking and finance, project development, administrative and regulatory matters. Of counsel Andrea Gentili, who has 'deep knowledge of the market', was part of a group which assisted Graziella Green Power with¬†drafting and negotiating agreements for a joint venture to develop the first¬†5MW geothermal power plant in Europe using zero-emission technology. The team also assisted a clean energy infrastructure investment fund¬†with the ‚ā¨190m refinancing of a wind power plant portfolio¬†through a project bond. This transaction was the first-ever bond issuance for a portfolio of wind power plants.¬†Carlo Montella¬†is the head of team.¬†Cristina Martorana¬†departed for¬†Legance - Avvocati Associati¬†in January 2019.

Leading individuals

Carlo Montella - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Next generation lawyers

Andrea Gentili - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 5

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 4

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's private equity head Guido Testa 'has excellent capabilities during negotiations'; Testa acted for Consilium, a PE-dedicated asset management company, on the acquisition, through Consilium Private Equity Fund III, of a majority stake in River group, which manufactures high-quality sneakers for international luxury brands.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

At Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, the real estate team is ‚Äėstrong and sophisticated due to its ability to navigate complex cross-border transactions‚Äô and can work ‚Äėunder extreme time and financial pressure‚Äô. Practice head Emanuela Molinaro¬†and associate Christian Turotti¬†are recommended for being ‚Äėextremely hardworking and responsive‚Äô. The group‚Äôs recent caseload includes advising Aaron Hotels and Hostels Holding on the sale of a hostel complex in Venice to A&O Hotels for ‚ā¨400m, and assisting Carrefour Property Italia with a commercial development project involving the demolition of an existing hypermarket and the construction of a new retail park. Other notable clients include BNP Paribas REIM, Prelios and Apollo Management International.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 4

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's 'skilled advisers provide workable solutions'. The practice covers investments in distressed assets, bankruptcy scenarios, bankruptcy-related litigation and debt restructuring transactions. Special counsel Daniela Andreatta heads the restructuring and insolvency group.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's tax head Alessandro Mainardi is experienced in domestic and international taxation; his team advises on the tax aspects of finance, M&A and restructuring transactions.

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