Firm Profile > White & Case LLP Italy > Milan, Italy

White & Case LLP Italy
PIAZZA DIAZ 2
20123 MILAN
Italy

Italy > Capital markets: Debt Tier 1

White & Case LLP Italy' large US, English and Italian capital markets team regularly works on complex and sizeable DCM and high-yield transactions. Iacopo Canino is experienced in high-yield matters; Gianluca Fanti is a structured finance expert; Ferigo Foscari's broad practice includes DCM matters; and London and Milan-based Michael Immordino has extensive capital markets expertise. Other key members are experienced partners Tommaso Tosi and Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo, and associate Robert Becker. Francesco Scebba  was made partner in 2020, while former local partner Paul Alexander left for an in-house role.

Practice head(s):

Iacopo Canino; Gianluca Fanti; Ferigo Foscari; Michael Immordino; Tommaso Tosi; Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo; Francesco Scebba

Other key lawyers:

Robert Becker

Key clients

Acea

Aeroporti di Roma

Amplifon

Astaldi

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

Barclays

Biverbanca

BNP Paribas

Cassa di Risparmio di Asti

Cassa di Risparmio di Biella e Vercelli – Biverbanca S.p.A.

Citigroup

Crédit Agricole

Credit Suisse

Credito Fondiario

CVC Capital Partners

De’Longhi

Deutsche Bank

doBank

doValue

Enel

Esselunga

Fire

Gamenet

Glennmont Partners

Goldman Sachs

GSO Capital Partners

GVS and GVS Group

Hoist Finance

HP Pelzer Group

HSBC

Intercos

International Game Technology

IMA

Intesa Sanpaolo

Jefferies International

JP Morgan

Kedrion

Lone Star Funds

Mediobanca

Morgan Stanley

MPS Capital Services

Natixis

NatWest Markets

Oaktree Capital Management

Piaggio

Pemberton Asset Management

Pitagora

Pro-Gest

SECO

SIA

Société Générale Corporate & Investment Bank

Italy > Capital markets: Equity Tier 1

White & Case LLP Italy's large US, English and Italian capital markets team in Italy covers the gamut of ECM instruments, including IPOs, rights issues, secondary offerings, accelerated bookbuilds, private investments in public equity, and equity-linked products (including exchangeable and convertible bonds). The group's partners include: Ferigo Foscari, who is regularly involved in high-end domestic and cross-border mandates; Michael Immordino, who works across the London and Milan offices, and Piero de Mattia, who has approximately 20 years' ECM experience. Robert Becker is a key associate.

Practice head(s):

Ferigo Foscari; Michael Immordino; Piero de Mattia

Other key lawyers:

Robert Becker

Key clients

Acea

Aeroporti di Roma

Amplifon

Astaldi

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

Barclays

Biverbanca

BNP Paribas

Cassa di Risparmio di Asti

Cassa di Risparmio di Biella e Vercelli – Biverbanca S.p.A.

Citigroup

Crédit Agricole

Credit Suisse

Credito Fondiario

CVC Capital Partners

De’Longhi

Deutsche Bank

doBank

doValue

Enel

Esselunga

Fire

Gamenet

Glennmont Partners

Goldman Sachs

GSO Capital Partners

GVS

GVS Group

Hoist Finance

HP Pelzer Group

HSBC

Intercos

International Game Technology

IMA

Intesa Sanpaolo

Jefferies International

JP Morgan

Kedrion

Lone Star Funds

Mediobanca

Morgan Stanley

MPS Capital Services

Natixis

NatWest Markets

Oaktree Capital Management

Piaggio

Pemberton Asset Management

Pitagora

Pro-Gest

SECO

SIA

Société Générale Corporate & Investment Bank

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 2

White & Case LLP Italy's large and specialised finance practice is active in high-end and cross-border matters. Its scope of expertise includes leveraged loans, bilateral and syndicated loans, LBOs, real estate, asset and export finance, and mezzanine and hybrid debt, as well as private debt transactions. The group of experienced partners comprises Iacopo CaninoGianluca FantiAndrea Novarese and Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo, along with Francesco ScebbaBianca Caruso and Tiziana Germinario provide notable senior associate-level support.

Practice head(s):

Iacopo Canino; Gianluca Fanti; Andrea Novarese; Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo; Francesco Scebba

Other key lawyers:

Bianca Caruso; Tiziana Germinario

Key clients

Abertis

Adler Pelzer

Allegrini

Amplifon

AMA

Argo Tractor

Autogrill

Autostrade per l’Italia

Barilla

Datalogic

Edizione

Esselunga

Fratelli Beretta

Gamenet

Gemmo

Grandi Navi Veloci

Italiaonline

IRGEN RE

Kedrion

Kiko

Libero Acquisition

Open Fiber

Piaggio & C.

Proma Group

S.E.C.I.

SIA

Società di Progetto Brebemi

TeamSystem

Tecnica Group

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 2

White & Case LLP Italy's large and specialised practice has extensive experience across the full spectrum of finance products. Iacopo Canino advises on a broad range of leveraged finance transactions; Gianluca Fanti is a banking and structured finance expert; and Andrea Novarese is consistently involved in large, cross-border deals involving Italy. Also key to the group are Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo and recently promoted partner Francesco Scebba. Bianca Caruso and Tiziana Germinario are experienced senior associates.

Practice head(s):

Iacopo Canino; Gianluca Fanti; Andrea Novarese; Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo; Francesco Scebba

Other key lawyers:

Bianca Caruso; Tiziana Germinario

Key clients

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Banco de Sabadell

BNP Paribas

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Citibank

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

Intesa Sanpaolo

Banca IMI

J.P. Morgan

Mediobanca

Morgan Stanley

Natixis

Rabobank

UniCredit

Banca IFIS

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro

Banco BPM

BPER Banca

Credito Fondiario

Crédit Agricole Italia

illimity Bank

UBI Banca

Italy > EU and competition law Tier 2

White & Case LLP Italy's 'brilliant' competition team regularly acts for clients in cartel and abuse of dominance investigations before the ICA, as well as merger control notifications and international transaction clearances. It was recently particularly active in the pharmaceuticals, healthcare, media, and food and beverage sectors. Veronica Pinotti has over 20 years of EU competition and regulatory law experience, while associate Martino Sforza's practice includes merger, cartel and abuse of dominance cases, as well as unfair competition.

Practice head(s):

Veronica Pinotti

Other key lawyers:

Martino Sforza

Testimonials

The firm has an excellent international reputation in the antitrust and regulatory sector.

I appreciate their ability to work efficiently and rigorously; the firm ranks among the leading law firms in Italy, offering an all-inclusive and quality service.’

A guarantee of professional reliability; the firm has substantial breadth and depth of expertise and experience in competition.

Always very accurate, fast, proactive, brilliant and commercially driven –  the clients just love them.’

Veronica Pinotti is highly appreciated for her professionalism, competence and availability; she has a lot of experience that allows her to make informed choices.

The reputation of Veronica Pinotti’s team reflects positively on how the whole firm work; it differs both for the quality of the work and competence of the lawyers.

Veronica Pinotti and associate Martino Sforza are very talented competition lawyers.

Martino Sforza is very competent in the antitrust and regulatory space.

Key clients

Alstom

Autosock Operations

Daikin

Daimler

Danone

Mellin

Nutricia Italia

Davide Campari Milano

Eco-Bat

Energean Oil & Gas

Eni

Facebook

Heineken Italia

HSBC

Huawei Italia

Husky

Hytera

Itron

McDonald’s

Fondazione Ronald McDonald Italia

MOL

Nestlé Italiana

Octapharma Italy

Pastificio Rana

Pernod Ricard

PFH – Palladio Holding

Pfizer Italia

Pro-Gest

Ralph Lauren Europe

Warner Bros Entertainment Italia

Italy > Private equity Tier 2

White & Case LLP Italy is regularly sought out by PE and alternative capital provider firms for its integrated M&A deal team and debt and equity capital markets practices. It also has notable pharmaceutical and healthcare sector expertise. Leonardo Graffi has extensive experience in the PE sector; other experienced partners include public M&A expert Ferigo Foscari and M&A, PE and corporate restructuring specialist Maria Cristina Storchi, along with Alessandro Seganfreddo and Michael Immordino, who works across the London and Milan offices.

Practice head(s):

Ferigo Foscari; Leonardo Graffi; Michael Immordino; Maria Cristina Storchi; Alessandro Seganfreddo

Key clients

BC Partners

Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Advisors

Centerbridge

CEE Equity Partners

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

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

White & Case LLP Italy fields a highly experienced team in cross-border M&A mandates, including public M&A, private equity and venture capital deals. Ferigo Foscari is particularly focused on public M&A, and Leonardo Graffi is a corporate, M&A and private equity specialist. Also highly regarded are London and Milan-based Michael Immordino, Maria Cristina Storchi, Tommaso Tosi and Alessandro Seganfreddo.

Practice head(s):

Ferigo Foscari; Leonardo Graffi; Michael Immordino; Maria Cristina Storchi; Tommaso Tosi; Alessandro Seganfreddo

Testimonials

An extremely responsive team in relation to clients’ requests.

Great international experience and the ability to make strategic suggestions.

Key clients

Adler Pelzer

Alfagomma

Angelini

Atlantia

Autogrill Group

Cellnex Italia

Cerved Group

Cloetta

Datalogic

De’Longhi

Do Value

DP Group

I.M.A. – Industria Macchine Automatiche

FIMER

Firmerich

Italcementi

Italiaonline

Libero Acquisition

Lowa Sportschuhe

Mercedes Benz Italia

Modes

Nestlé

Recordati

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Tecnica Group

BC Partners

Blackstone

CEE Equity

Centerbridge

Cobepa

CVC Capital Partners

Elliott Capital

First State Investments

FSI SGR

Goldman Sachs

Infracapital

InfraVia Capital Partners

Muzinich & Co.

PFH Palladio Holding

ProA Capital

Progressio

Trilantic Capital Partners

Barclays

UniCredit

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

White & Case LLP Italy's restructuring and insolvency practice advises on high-end, complex corporate and financial restructurings, special situations and distressed matters that are frequently multijurisdictional. The team fields several experienced partners, including Iacopo CaninoGianluca FantiAndrea Novarese and Maria Cristina StorchiGiuseppe Barra Caracciolo, Francesco Scebba and Alessandro Nolet are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Iacopo Canino; Gianluca Fanti; Alessandro Nole; Andrea Novarese; Alessandro Nolet; Maria Cristina Storchi; Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo; Francesco Scebba

Other key lawyers:

Tiziana Germinario

Testimonials

Efficient and very responsive team.’

Ability to offer complete and exhaustive coverage on insolvency-related turnaround transactions.

High levels of competence from a team that is extremely available.

Among their strengths are the direct involvement of senior partners Andrea Novarese and Maria Cristina Storchi, and the resources they can mobilise through their vast international network.

Gianluca Fanti is a scrupulous professional, who is very present and proposes solid solutions. He also stands out for his excellent negotiation qualities.’

Key clients

Alisarda – Air Italy

Banco BPM

BPER

Cariparma (Credit Agricole)

Compagnia Internazionale Tessuti

Gemmo

Gruppo D’Alesio

GSO Capital Partners

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc

Intesa Sanpaolo

Mediobanca

MPS

Novalpina Capital

Oaktree

Oak Hill

Sound Point

UniCredit

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