Firm Profile > White & Case (Europe) LLP > Milan, Italy

White & Case (Europe) LLP
PIAZZA DIAZ 2
20123 MILAN
Italy

Capital markets: Debt Tier 1

White & Case (Europe) LLP's US, English and Italian team advises on EMTN and GMTN programmes, Eurobonds, Euro and US private placements, high-yield and Yankee bonds, regulatory capital, hybrid securities and project bonds. It is also active in liability management transactions, structured products, derivatives and securitisation. Iacopo Canino's practice covers high-yield bonds, Gianluca Fanti is a securitisation and project bond specialist, and Ferigo Foscari has approximately 20 years' securities experience. Also recommended are UK-qualified DCM lawyer Paul AlexanderTommaso Tosi, who is noted for high-yield matters, Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo, who recently worked on several securitisation transactions, and London and Milan-based capital markets expert Michael Immordino. Associate Robert Becker focuses on securities.

Testimonials

The team is committed to its clients and able to cover all issues.

Paul Alexander is always professional, able to support any issue, and co-ordinates activities with agents and other advisers.

Key clients

Acea

Aeroporti di Roma

Atlantia

Atlas Capital Markets

Autostrade per l’Italia

Banca Akros

Banca IMI

Banca Farmafactoring

Banca Popolare di Vicenza

Banco BPM

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Biverbanca

BNP Paribas

Cassa di Risparmio di Asti

Citigroup

Crédit Agricole

Credit Suisse

CVC Capital Partners

De’Longhi

Deutsche Bank

doBank

Esselunga

Gamenet

Glennmont Partners

Goldman Sachs

GSO Capital Partners

HP Pelzer Group

HSBC

International Game Technology

IMA

Intesa Sanpaolo

Jefferies International

JP Morgan

Kedrion

Lone Star Funds

Morgan Stanley

Oaktree Capital Management

Piaggio

Pemberton Asset Management

Pitagora

Secundum Naturam

SIA

UniCredit

UniCredit Leasing

Wind Tre

York Capital Management

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 2

White & Case (Europe) LLP expanded its global banking practice with the hire of Andrea Novarese, who is experienced in  banking, leveraged, acquisition and project finance, senior secured lending and restructurings, from Latham & Watkins LLP. The practice, which covers Italian, English and US legal advice, also advises on syndicated and real estate loans, as well as private debt transactions and structured finance. Other key advisers are leveraged and corporate finance expert Iacopo Canino; banking and structured finance specialists Gianluca Fanti and Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo; and corporate finance expert Michael Immordino. Associate Bianca Caruso advises on leveraged, acquisition and real estate finance.

Testimonials

The team is flexible and highly capable.

Key clients

Amundi SGR

Autogrill

Bain Capital

Balmain

Barilla

CVC Capital Partners

Datalogic

Kedrion

Kiko

Libero Acquisition

LGT European Capital

Oak Hill Advisors (Europe) LLP

Oaktree Capital Management

Open Fiber

PAI Partners

Pemberton

Piaggio & C

Platinum Equity

Proma Group

York Capital Management

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 2

White & Case (Europe) LLP grew its global banking practice with the hire of Andrea Novarese, who is experienced in banking, leveraged and acquisition finance, project finance, senior secured lending and restructuring matters, from Latham & Watkins LLP. The practice, which covers Italian, English and US legal advice, has expertise of leveraged, syndicated and real estate loans, and structured finance. It has also played a key role in the development of Italy's private debt sector. Other key advisers are leveraged and corporate finance expert Iacopo Canino, banking and structured finance specialists Gianluca Fanti and Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo, and corporate finance expert Michael Immordino. Associate Bianca Caruso acts for credit providers on financings.

Testimonials

This is one of the best teams in the Italian law market. It is a solid practice in all sectors of banking and finance, always proactive, and helpful in finding a solution when discussions get complicated.

Andrea Novarese has strong technical knowledge, is very efficient and can always effectively connect up legal themes.

Iacopo Canino is a very skilled lawyer with a lot of seniority, always available and proactive, with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He is a go-to-adviser for any complicated transaction.

Key clients

Amplifon

Amundi SGR

Autogrill

Bain Capital

Balmain

Barilla

Banca IMI

Banca Popolare Emilia Romagna

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Banco BPM

Banco de Sabadell

BNP Paribas

Brookfield

Carval Investors (UK)

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Citibank

CQS (UK)

Crédit Agricole Cariparma

CVC Capital Partners

Datalogic

Deutsche Bank

F.C. Internazionale

Gamenet

Goldman Sachs International

GSO Capital Partners

GWM Capital Advisors

Illimity Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo

IRGEN RE

Italiaonline

J P Morgan

Kedrion

Kiko

Libero Acquisition

LGT European Capital

Mediobanca

Morgan Stanley

Muzinich & Co

Natixis

Oak Hill Advisors (Europe)

Oaktree Capital Management

Open Fiber

PAI Partners

Pemberton

Piaggio & C

Platinum Equity

Proma Group

Rabobank

Sampsistemi

SK Capital

SIA

TeamSystem

Tikehau

The Carlyle Group

Trilantic

UBI Banca

UniCredit

UniCredit Leasing

York Capital Management

Capital markets: Equity Tier 2

Spanning all equity products, White & Case (Europe) LLP works on complex and large transactions. Offering a one-stop-shop approach covering Italian, English and US legal advice, typical work includes IPOs, rights issues, secondary offerings, and equity-linked products, including exchangeable and convertible bonds. Ferigo Foscari  is a leading ECM  lawyer, and Michael Immordino, who divides his time between London and Milan, advises investment banks and issuers on public and private equity offerings. Piero de Mattia is an Italian and US-qualified lawyer with considerable ECM experience, and associate Robert Becker frequently advises on IPOs.

Key clients

Acea

Aeroporti di Roma

Atlantia

Atlas Capital Markets

Autostrade per l’Italia

Banca Akros

Banca IMI

Banca Farmafactoring

Banca Popolare di Vicenza

Banco BPM

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Biverbanca

BNP Paribas

Cassa di Risparmio di Asti

Citigroup

Crédit Agricole

Credit Suisse

CVC Capital Partners

De’Longhi

Deutsche Bank

doBank

Esselunga

Gamenet

Glennmont Partners

Goldman Sachs

GSO Capital Partners

HP Pelzer Group

HSBC

International Game Technology

IMA

Intesa Sanpaolo

Jefferies International

JP Morgan

Kedrion

Lone Star Funds

Morgan Stanley

Oaktree Capital Management

Piaggio

Pemberton Asset Management

Pitagora

Secundum Naturam

SIA

UniCredit

UniCredit Leasing

Wind Tre

York Capital Management

Private equity Tier 2

White & Case (Europe) LLP regularly works with global players in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. The private equity team works alongside the Milan office's private and public M&A practice. It is also backed up by robust debt and equity capital markets practices and a leveraged finance group covering bank debt and bond product offerings. Leonardo GraffiFerigo FoscariMichael Immordino, who works out of the London and Milan offices, and Tommaso Tosi handle private equity-related deals. The firm hired M&A partner Maria Cristina Storchi from Latham & Watkins LLP. Transactions specialist Alessandro Seganfreddo is also noted.

Testimonials

The dedicated and focused team has exceptional partners, all of them of very high standing. They work well together and are capable of addressing complex situations.

Ferigo Foscari is one of the best lawyers to work with. He is smart, commercially sensitive and always to the point.

Key clients

21 Investimenti

BC Partners

Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Advisors

CEE Equity Partners

Cerved Group

Cobepa

CVC Capital Partners

Elliott Capital

First State Investments

FSI SGR

Goldman Sachs International

Infracapital

InfraVia Capital Partners

Muzinich

PFH Palladio Holding

Summit Partners

Tengram Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

White & Case (Europe) LLP recently added partner Maria Cristina Storchi, who advises on large M&A and restructuring transactions, from Latham & Watkins LLP. The group provides Italian, New York and English law capabilities on a one-stop-shop basis. The practice is highly rated for public M&A, private equity deals and outbound M&A, and has pharmaceutical and healthcare sector expertise. Corporate finance, M&A and general corporate law specialist Michael Immordino splits his time between Milan and London, Ferigo Foscari is a public M&A deal expert, and Leonardo Graffi is experienced in private equity. Cross-border and domestic transactions expert Alessandro Seganfreddo was recently made partner.

Testimonials

It has high levels of professionalism as well as a strong approach to problem-solving.

It delivers very high quality work and acceptable fee structures, with commercially-minded advice that is business orientated.

Focused on finding practical solutions to complex solutions, the team is proactive and independent in negotiating the best possible documentation.

Ferigo Foscari has a unique professionalism, as well as the ability to understand immediately clients’ needs and develop a solution aimed at solving the problem. He directs a team in which he stands out for his professional and human skills.

Leonardo Graffi is a very competent, problem solver who gets straight to the point. He has excellent business sense and an ability to tune into the other party.

Alessandro Seganfreddo is competent and available.

Key clients

Adler Pelzer

Ameriprise Financial

Angelini

Atlantia

Autogrill Group

Barclays

BC Partners

Blackstone

CEE Equity

Cellnex Italia

Centerbridge

Cerved Group

Cloetta

Cobepa

Corporacion America

CVC Capital Partners

Datalogic

De’Longhi

DP Group

Elliott Capital

FIMER

Finmerich

First State Investments

FSI SGR

Goldman Sachs

Huvepharma

Infracapital

InfraVia Capital Partners

Italcementi

Italiaonline

Libero Acquisition

Lowa Sportschuhe

Loxam

Mercedes Benz Italia

Muzinich & Co.

Nestlé Italiana

PFH Palladio Holding

Progressio

Recordati

SIA

Summit Partners

Takeda

Tecnica Group

Trilantic Capital Partners

UniCredit

EU and competition law Tier 3

As a core service line for White & Case (Europe) LLP in Europe, the Milan competition team has been built up under the leadership of Veronica Pinotti, who joined in 2017 to forge a new centre of expertise for the US-headquartered firm, working in tandem with colleagues in other key offices such as Brussels and Washington. With six lawyers and further expansion planned, the team focuses on matters relating to mergers, EU vertical agreements, asset restructuring, abuse of dominant position and cartels.

Testimonials

‘High standards, great experience and comparative knowledge. Veronica Pinotti – business-oriented, practical, very approachable and available.’

‘Veronica Pinotti has outstanding experience in managing international competition law-related assignments; Martino Sforza stands out with his remarkable attention to details. They both form a very efficient team achieving the best results with minimum efforts.’

‘The team has a breadth and depth of expertise in all aspects of competition and consumer protection. With this expertise, they are able to provide quick and practical advice.

‘Veronica Pinotti is a star, with a significant international reputation.

‘Martino Sforza is a rising star, with a great depth of expertise in competition matters.’

‘The team is a guarantee of quality and in-depth analysis. They tend to be used for complex cases and second opinion or appeal of antitrust proceedings which went wrong with other advisors. They are hyper-specialized with the partner in charge very much involved concretely on the matters.’

‘This is the place to go in Italy when a company needs immediate and top quality assistance. Veronica Pinotti is one of the best antitrust lawyers in Italy and Brussels. She is totally passionate about antitrust and constantly available for clients on difficult issues. Her UK background makes a big difference in the way she handles cases.

‘Martino Sforza is a star. He has developed unique knowledge of the interplay between antitrust, privacy and consumer law.’

‘The perfect match. It is a real pleasure working with the very international and quality-driven team. They are all restless, passionate and devoted to their cases. Veronica Pinotti is an excellent leading practitioner with over 20 years’ experience. She has a unique capability to understand the potential interplay and consequences arising from a competition law issue and to shape the legal and litigation strategy taking into consideration any potential collateral scenarios. As a result, Veronica and her team are incredibly smart in working with colleagues who have a strong experience in the collateral sector of the law involved in the case’.

‘Martino Sforza and Paul Alexander are very skilled and extremely professional. Strong capability to work jointly and to understand different needs or legal concerns coming from different colleagues makes this team unique.’

‘High level of professionalism, always updated on national and international hot topics. Particularly appreciable to have them at our side in case of needs.’

Key clients

Heineken Italia S.p.A.

Pastificio Rana S.p.A.

Nestlé Italiana S.p.A.

Danone S.p.A.; Mellin S.p.A., Nutricia Italia S.p.A.

Daimler

Daikin

Pernod Ricard

Warner Bros Entertainment Italia S.r.l.

Octapharma Italy S.p.A.

McDonald’s (and Fondazione Ronald McDonald Italia)

Eni S.p.A.

Ralph Lauren Europe Sarl

Davide Campari Milano S.p.A.

Huawei Italia S.r.l.

Facebook Inc., Facebook Ireland Limited, Facebook Italy S.r.l.

Pfizer Italia S.r.l.

Alstom

PFH – Palladio Holding

Corporacion America Italia S.p.A.

Autosock Operations AS

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

As a result of its presence across Europe, as well as across the wider EMEA region, Asia Pacific and the Americas, White & Case (Europe) LLP executes complex restructuring and special situation investments with multi-jurisdictional elements. In 2019, it hired Andrea Novarese and Maria Cristina Storchi, who have strong relationships with key Italian financial institutions, from Latham & Watkins LLP. Iacopo Canino regularly works on Italian financial restructurings, and Gianluca Fanti's experience includes distressed assets disposals and acquisitions, and debt restructuring.

Testimonials

Probably a smaller team on the restructuring and insolvency side; however it makes up for its size with a very positive and commercial attitude and excellent availability.

Gianluca Fanti has extensive industry knowledge, is strongly commercial and has great negotiation skills.

Key clients

Banco BPM

BPER

Cariparma

CPL Concordia

Gruppo D’Alesio

Gruppo Gemmo

Intesa Sanpaolo

Mediobanca

MPS

Novalpina

Oaktree

Oak Hill

Sound Point

UniCredit

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Banking and finance Iacopo Canino
Banking and finance Gianluca Fanti
Banking and finance Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Iacopo Canino
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Ferigo Foscari
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Leonardo Graffi
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Michael Immordino
Debt capital markets Paul Alexander
Debt capital markets Ferigo Foscari
Debt capital markets Michael Immordino
Equity capital markets Ferigo Foscari
Equity capital markets Michael Immordino
EU and Competition Veronica Pinolti
Financial restructuring and insolvency Iacopo Canino
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