Mr Alessandro Fosco Fagotto > Dentons > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

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20123 MILAN

Work Department

Banking and Finance


Alessandro Fosco Fagotto is a partner in Dentons’ Milan office and Head of the Italian Banking and Finance practice and Europe Head of the Banking and Finance practice.

He gained great experience in advising lenders (his clients are almost all the most representative Italian banks, international banks providing financial support in Italy), financial sponsors (private equity and private debt funds), investors, other financial institutions and borrowers, in connection with a very broad range of financing transactions, including acquisition and leveraged finance, structured finance, real estate finance, general corporate lending and refinancing.

His experience also covers debt restructuring transactions, in particular, transactions designed to preserve the going concern (i.e. consolidation agreements, restructuring agreements, distressed M&A, sale of bank credits), as well as in all kinds of financing to be granted to distressed companies (bridge finance, interim finance and finance granted in the framework of restructuring plans). He also assists industrial groups interested in investing in distressed companies, in all consolidation path steps.

He is broadly acknowledged as one of the leading finance lawyers in Italy for his long-time presence (15 years) in the Italian debt market.


Fosco joined Dentons in 2016 from Pedersoli Studio Legale, a leading Italian independent law firm, where he was a partner in the Banking and Finance department. Prior to that, he has been a partner at Marena D’Angelo & Fagotto and, formerly, at MBL & Partners.

He is a well reputed speaker at several conferences organized by the major Italian conference companies (i.e. Paradigma, Convenia, ITA SOI), with regard to banking, restructuring and other financial law matters.

He is a professor in training seminars on structured finance and restructuring held in the most important universities of Milan (i.e. Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi and Università Statale di Milano).


- English
- Italian


Admitted to the Bar, Milan, 1999


University of Milan, 1996, JD

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

(Hall of Fame)

Alessandro Fosco FagottoDentons

Dentons houses specialists in leveraged, real estate and corporate finance, along with refinancing, fund financing and project finance. The Italy team regularly works alongside its real estate, corporate, energy, environment and public law colleagues. Alessandro Fosco Fagotto was appointed the firm’s European banking and finance practice head in 2021; counsel Franco Paolo Gialloreti focuses on LBOs involving banks and financial institutions and Edoardo Galeotti was recently elevated to managing counsel. Pierandrea Bonali was a new arrival in July 2022 and Luigi Costa joined in November 2022.

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory

Dentons‘ Italy group consistently works alongside banks, insurers, asset managers, financial firms, pension funds and fintech companies on a wide range of regulatory matters; it is best known for its assistance to regulated entities in liaising with regulators. Focused on financial institutions regulation, investment funds and derivatives, Alessandro Engst is the Italy financial services head, and Alessandro Fosco Fagotto heads up the Italy banking and finance practice.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side

(Hall of Fame)

Alessandro Fosco FagottoDentons

Dentons‘ department houses specialists in leveraged, real estate and corporate finance, along with refinancing, fund financing, and project and structured finance. In addition to leading the Italy banking and finance practice, Alessandro Fosco Fagotto was appointed Europe banking and finance head in 2021; Giovanni Diotallevi is responsible for project finance and cash-flow based transactions in Italy. Managing counsel Andrea De Luca Picione has transportation, energy, telecoms and water sector expertise. Luigi Costa was a new arrival in November 2022.

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency

Dentons focuses its restructuring practice on four main areas: corporate and finance restructuring, distressed M&A, bankruptcy advisory work and litigation. Recent highlights include the admission of a Chinese public entity into the Italian Extraordinary Administration procedure, which was a first-of-its-kind event. Cristian Fischetti has been heading up the group since after his promotion to partner in March 2021. Formerly, the position was jointly held by managing partner Federico Sutti and banking and finance head Alessandro Fosco Fagotto, who are nonetheless active in the area.