Patrizio Messina > Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe > Rome, Italy > Lawyer Profile

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
00161 ROME

Work Department

Banking & Finance


Member of the Banking & Finance Group, Partner in charge for Europe and Member of the Firm’s Global Management Committee.


Patrizio is Professor (pursuant to Art. 1, paragraph 12, Law 230/2005) of Corporate Finance Law at Guglielmo Marconi University, School of Law (Rome, Italy). He is visiting Professor in Alternative Finance for SME, European regulation and practice at the King’s College Business School, and fellow of the Dickson Poon School of Law at the King’s College (London, UK).

Patrizio represents governments, large public companies, global leading banking and financial groups, hedge and private equity funds on complex and pioneering transactions.

Patrizio is (i) a deep expert in Debt Capital Markets transactions spreading from Corporate bonds, Eurobonds, Mini-bonds, EMTN and private placements, to asset finance and securitizations as well as other structured financings collateralized by a large variety of performing and non-performing assets; and (ii) senior advisor in major strategic M&A in Europe with focus in the banking, energy and infrastructure industries.

His experience includes sophisticated banking deals, leveraged finance and tailored funding arrangements.

He is deeply involved in rule-making initiatives for creating innovative business and financial products in Europe and Africa.


Italian, English


Law Society of England and Wales; Admitted to advocate before the Supreme Court; Rome Bar Association


NYU Stern, London School of Economics, HEC, TRIUM Executive MBA 
University of Catania, J.D.

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Capital markets: Debt

(Hall of Fame)

Patrizio MessinaOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has a substantial track record in DCM and securitisation transactions; and the practice includes English and US law-qualified partners. Head of the finance team in Italy, Patrizio Messina, provides senior-level expertise in DCM, asset finance and securitisation, along with other structured financings; Annalisa Dentoni-Litta advises leading international arrangers on securitisation deals; Madeleine Horrocks heads the English finance practice in Italy; and Alessandro Accrocca advises both domestic and international financial services entities. At of counsel level, Nicolò Del Dottore and Sabrina Setini act on structured finance transactions.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe‘s sizeable team has a strong track record in borrowing and structured finance transactions. Patrizio Messina‘s practice includes borrower-side mandates; Marina Balzano and Alessandro Accrocca are structured finance specialists; and Raul Ricozzi advises on project, asset and leveraged finance. Madeleine Horrocks is an English law specialist.

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe‘s Italy group has a strong track record in lending and structured finance. Patrizio Messina heads the banking and finance department, which includes Marina Balzano, who works with major lenders in the Italian market; as well as Raul Ricozzi, who has 20-plus years’ experience in project finance, and leveraged and asset financing. Since publication, Maria Teresa Solaro left the firm.