Giuseppe De Palma > Clifford Chance > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

Clifford Chance
20121 MILANO

Work Department

Banking & Finance


Giuseppe De Palma is Head of the Italian Banking and Restructuring practice, and specialises in Acquisition Finance, Restructuring and Project/Export Finance.

Giuseppe has advised on groundbreaking domestic and international portfolio management transactions, restructuring project financings, leveraged finance on loan management/transactions, syndicated lendings and export credit transactions.


University of Rome La Sapienza (LL.D) 1991
Admitted as an avvocato in Italy 1994
University of London, Queen Mary & Westfield College (LL.M) 1995
University of Rome La Sapienza (Doctorate in Laws) 1996

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

(Hall of Fame)

Giuseppe De PalmaClifford Chance

Clifford Chance‘s Italy practice is sought out for high-profile finance transactions, such as investment grade deals, acquisition finance and syndicated loans. Charles Adams specialises in Italian and cross-border banking; Giuseppe De Palma is an expert in real estate finance, restructuring, leveraged and acquisition finance, and international project export finance that is supported by SACE; and Ferdinando Poscio advises on complex leveraged finance and restructuring deals. Francesca Cuzzocrea, and recently promoted Pasquale Bifulco and Filippo Tassoni are key counsels, while senior associate Chiara Commis specialises in infrastructure and project finance.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side

(Hall of Fame)

Giuseppe De PalmaClifford Chance

Clifford Chance‘s practice consistently advises on groundbreaking transactions, and it is at the forefront of leveraged and corporate finance, along with real estate loans and project financing. Italy managing partner Giuseppe De Palma heads the practice, which showcases Italian and cross-border banking specialist Charles AdamsFerdinando Poscio, who specialises in general and syndicated lending, acquisition finance and restructuring; and banking and financial regulation expert Lucio Bonavitacola. The counsels to note are Francesca Cuzzocrea and recently promoted Pasquale Bifulco and Filippo Tassoni, while Chiara Commis is an experienced senior associate.

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory

Clifford Chance‘s specialised financial regulation team maintains regular contact with Italy’s regulatory authorities, frequently assisting them with the adapting of legislation to changing market needs, as well as advising clients on the application of new legislation. Lucio Bonavitacola leads the investment funds and regulatory team, and Gioacchino Foti is a banking and financial regulations expert. Experienced partners Charles Adams, Giuseppe De Palma and Ferdinando Poscio also play leading roles within the firm’s banking and finance practice. Promoted to counsel in 2021, Riccardo Coassin specialises in banking, finance and insurance regulation.

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency

Clifford Chance‘s restructuring and insolvency team exclusively focuses  on high-profile restructurings, distressed refinancing and insolvency transactions and is supported by the firm-wide international restructuring and insolvency group. Managing partner Giuseppe De Palma is a key name, together with litigation head Fabio Guastadisegni and corporate and M&A head Paolo Sersale. Counsel Filippo Isacco specialises in corporate restructuring transactions. In Rome, Carlo Felice Giampaolino stands out.