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Alessandro Fosco Fagotto

Tel:
Work +39 02 726 268 00
Email:
Web:
www.dentons.com
Dentons

Work Department

Banking and Finance

Position

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

Career

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).

Languages

- English
- Italian

Member

Admitted to the Bar, Milan, 1999

Education

University of Milan, 1996, JD


Italy

Banking and finance: Borrower side

Within: Leading individuals

Alessandro Fosco Fagotto - Dentons

Within: Banking and finance: Borrower side

Dentons hired project finance expert Giovanni Diotallevi and structured finance specialist Gianpaolo Garofalo from Chiomenti Studio Legale and BonelliErede, respectively. The team advises on acquisition and leveraged finance, structured finance, general corporate lending and refinancing, performance guarantees and security packages, and is highly experienced in real estate financing; the practice assisted X-Elio Energy with the bid for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of a solar plant. Alessandro Fosco Fagotto is Italy banking and finance head; Dina Collepardi and Andrea De Luca Picione are notable managing counsels.

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Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Within: Leading individuals

Alessandro Fosco Fagotto - Dentons

Within: Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Dentons advises on acquisition and leveraged finance, structured finance, general corporate lending and refinancing, performance guarantees and security packages; the team is also experienced in real estate financing. Italy banking and finance head Alessandro Fosco Fagotto advised a pool of banks on the financing for NB Renaissance Partners’ acquisition of a majority stake in Italian shoe-making machinery manufacturer, Comelz. The counsels to note are Edoardo Galeotti and Franco Paolo Gialloreti; project finance specialist Giovanni Diotallevi and structured finance expert Gianpaolo Garofalo were recruited from Chiomenti Studio Legale and BonelliErede, respectively.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Dentons' 'work is execellent'. The practice comprises corporate and finance restructuring as well as day-to-day consultancy work, including litigation and enforcement of guarantees; it assisted real estate developer Impreme Group with a complex restructuring process involving distressed assets. Alessandro Fosco Fagotto, who 'negotiates the best solutions for clients', and Federico Sutti jointly head the restructuring and insolvency practice in Italy; Cristian Fischetti is an experienced managing counsel.

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