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Banking & Finance — Italy


Clifford Chance Studio Legale Associato - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding magic circle firm with extensive expertise in UK law. Enviable track record in complex multi-jurisdictional transactions on behalf of key banking institutions, with additional capabilities in regulatory matters as well as project, acquisition and leveraged finance. Works closely with other offices in the network to provide strong international support.

English- and Italian-qualified lawyer Charles Adams is frequently involved in cross-border work, including leveraged finance and syndicated loans. He splits his time between New York and Milan, and sources recognise that he is "a very well-known lawyer in the Italian banking industry." He is praised for being "outstanding, both technically and commercially, with very strong negotiation skills."

Managing partner and head of banking and restructuring, Giuseppe De Palma is valued by clients for his "ability to find a solution that works for everyone." He regularly handles acquisition finance and leveraged finance matters. Alongside his established banking and finance practice, he is active in real estate finance deals, with notable activity in agreements relating to commercial property.

Lucio Bonavitacola leads the regulatory team and also covers debt capital markets work. He works closely with banking groups and is highlighted by sources for his availability and growing visibility in the market.

Gioacchino Foti offers expertise in financial services regulation. He regularly advises leading local and international financial institutions on matters such as fund takeovers or bond issuances and is additionally experienced in debt capital markets.

Ferdinando Poscio is well versed in transactional finance and refinancing mandates. He is described as "very smart, with proactive advice."

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Linklaters - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Banking and finance powerhouse with exceptional cross-border capabilities. Highly sought after for its advice on bond capital structures, financial restructurings, leveraged deals and asset financing. Offers multi-jurisdictional high-yield and banking expertise in Italy, the UK and the USA. Members of the team are dual-qualified in the UK, providing additional support on matters involving both jurisdictions.

Managing partner and practice head Andrea Arosio is highlighted by peers for his expertise in acquisition finance, within which he is frequently seen assisting key banking entities with their positions as lenders. He is additionally well versed in leveraged finance transactions. Market sources perceive him to be "one of the most experienced banking partners in Italy," and clients appreciate his "very practical attitude and ability to find compromises in negotiations without creating tension."

Davide Mencacci is described by a market commentator as "a top lawyer" in real estate finance. Based in Hong Kong, he is dual-qualified in the UK and Italy, providing him with expertise in matters with an international component.

Dual-qualified in Italy and the UK, Tessa Lee regularly handles cross-border financings. She offers particular expertise in project finance and export credit transactions. Sources say: "She is very flexible and a good mediator, able to explain problems and capable at finding solutions."

Alessandra Ortelli frequently handles acquisition and leveraged finance transactions as well as debt refinancing. Clients appreciate her availability.

Since publication, Antongiulio Scialpi has joined Latham & Watkins.

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Allen & Overy - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Handles a range of high-end, cross-border banking transactions, boasting key international capabilities in English law. Acts for borrowers and lenders on debt restructuring and acquisition finance, with additional activity in real estate, project and export finance. Offers an impressive network and frequently co-ordinates with other offices across Europe to assist clients with multi-jurisdictional mandates.

Head of department Stefano Sennhauser is commended for being "very good at navigating through difficult situations." Sources are impressed by his experience in the market, describing him as "one of the best lawyers in Italy: smart, straight to the point and commercial." His wide-ranging practice covers acquisition and real estate finance, and he regularly advises both borrowers and lenders.

Clients describe Pietro Scarfone as "very pragmatic and always available" and note his solution-oriented approach. He regularly handles acquisition finance, including LBOs, and is active in multi-jurisdictional mandates.

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BonelliErede - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Covers the full spectrum of banking and finance matters, leading transactions from its offices in Italy and London. Strong reputation in public financing, LBOs and regulatory issues. Noted for its experience representing borrowers in finance transactions, it is also adept at assisting large domestic banks and international financial institutions as lenders. Increasing its international presence, notably with its growth into Africa and the opening of new offices.

Emanuela Da Rin handles corporate finance and acquisition finance and is increasingly active in real estate finance deals. She regularly acts on both the lender and borrower sides of mandates and sources note her wider practice, which encompasses debt capital markets.

Giuseppe Rumi leads the financial regulatory practice at the firm. He offers significant experience in the area, and a source confirms: "I'm very impressed with his depth of knowledge of the European Community regulations in banking and corporate law." He provides a comprehensive service for financial regulatory matters, including in divestments and reorganisations. Interviewees additionally highlight his strategic approach.

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Chiomenti - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly reputed domestic practice, focusing on structured finance, restructuring, real estate finance and DCM. Represents a range of Italian and international financial institutions, and is noted for its leading regulatory practice. Well versed in cross-border mandates, particularly when involving other European jurisdictions. Clients additionally benefit from co-ordination with team members based in London.

Francesco Ago continues to be a well-respected name in the market. He boasts a wide-ranging practice that covers restructuring deals, structured finance and export finance.

Alessandro Portolano is a market-leading lawyer in the area of banking and finance regulation. His clients include key domestic and international names from the banking, finance and insurance sectors. Market commentators appreciate that "he provides strategic guidance, can negotiate fiercely when needed and will back arguments with unrivalled sector-specific knowledge."

Clients provide extensive praise for Vincenzo Troiano due to his broad expertise in financial services regulation. His practice has led him to assist prominent names from the insurance and financial spaces. One interviewee highlights his ability to approach issues "from many perspectives," adding: "He is technical, experienced and he knows a lot about the regulatory framework."

Giorgio Cappelli frequently advises key Italian clients across a range of sectors including energy, insurance and media. He is noted by sources for his long-standing experience in the market and he regularly handles acquisition finance and securitisation mandates, often with a cross-border element. One client praises his commitment to understanding the company's needs and further notes: "I was very impressed by the depth of analysis provided."

Head of department Giulia Battaglia is well versed in structured finance and frequently advises on securitisation, distressed debt and restructuring transactions. She regularly acts for key Italian banks and is described by market sources as a "very smart" adviser.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong international footprint in banking and finance transactions, with specific expertise in UK law. Recommended on the regulatory side as well as in financings, including NPLs and acquisition finance. Regularly advises high-profile international players, including financial entities. Notably active in pan-European transactions.

Raffaele Lener is noted for his academic prowess as a well-regarded professor. He offers a wealth of experience in the field of financial services regulation. He recently provided regulatory advice to UBS concerning its restructuring of the European banking group and the merger of UBS Italia with UBS Europe.

Corrado Angelelli is well known in the market for his activity in structured finance and securitisation. His practice includes refinancing, transactional finance and real estate finance. Clients identify that he is "oriented to reach goals and is very flexible."

Emiliano Conio is highlighted by clients as "reliable, efficient and able to understand what is important in a transaction." He is active in acquisition finance and is adept at representing borrowers, lenders or sponsors.

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Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Italian firm with substantial expertise in UK law, working in close contact with its London office. Advises a wide range of Italian banking institutions and international players. Well respected for its capacities in NPL portfolio management and debt restructuring, also advises on banking regulatory and finance issues. Adept at handling cross-border transactions covering other European jurisdictions.

Emanuele Grippo is recognised for his financial services regulation practice, which he combines with expertise in insurance law. Interviewees describe him as a "very strong" lawyer.

Clients appreciate that Matteo Bragantini provides "360-degree help." He regularly handles acquisition finance, often assisting banks or other financial institutions, and is additionally active on the borrower side of deals.

Giuseppe De Simone is praised by sources as "a real expert on issues regarding NPLs and has a high degree of self-control under pressure." His broad practice encompasses acquisition finance, refinancing and structured finance. In addition, a further source notes that he is "incredibly committed" to clients.

London-based Marco Zaccagnini is well known by clients for his support on cross-border matters. He is said to be "up to speed on developments in Italy and makes processes smooth and straightforward. He is good at running transactions in an efficient and commercial way." He often advises investment banks.

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Latham & Watkins - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 3

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known firm with a vast reach across Europe and the USA. Represents a collection of large multinational organisations in cross-border deals, with particular activity involving the UK. Handles a range of mandates including leveraged and acquisition finance, corporate loans, restructuring and DCM. Noted for its high-yield capabilities.

Andrea Novarese maintains an excellent reputation in the market and is appreciated by sources for his approach: "He takes 360-degree care of the client and has huge experience in the Italian market." He is well versed in a range of matters, including refinancing, leveraged finance and acquisition finance.

Marcello Bragliani regularly advises on leveraged and acquisition finance. One interviewee highlights his "business acumen and ability to anticipate issues and provide solutions."

Antongiulio Scialpi regularly assists with acquisition finance mandates. One source highlights: "He is a very talented, smart and hard-working lawyer who is good at dealing with conflicted situations."

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Legance - Avvocati Associati - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Impressive Italian full-service firm with a client base including international banks and private equity firms. Also advises significant public sector companies, especially from the energy sphere. Specialises in lending transactions and acquisition and leveraged financing. Also active in project finance and real estate deals.

Alberto Giampieri is well versed in corporate law and is recognised for his borrower-side practice. He boasts a strong reputation in the practice area, and one client reports that they "go to him for a different angle," adding that he provides a "comprehensive vision of the problems."

The "very skilled" Andrea Giannelli frequently handles structured finance transactions, refinancings and fund issues. He is said to offer "deep knowledge and strong background" including in matters relating to derivatives.

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White & Case LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Substantial international market coverage, leveraging the support of an extensive network of offices to assist with cross-border mandates. Particularly adept at assisting with UK or US matters. Handles a range of transactions including refinancing, leveraged finance and bond matters. Impressive client portfolio of global banks.

Iacopo Filippo Canino is well versed in leveraged financing and restructuring. He is often present on cross-border deals. Clients highlight his availability, adding: "He is very good in negotiation and he is extremely thorough and hands-on."

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Regular involvement in cross-border banking and finance transactions originating from other European countries and the USA, encompassing debt financing, restructuring and derivatives. Includes members with specific expertise in the USA. In addition, offers significant international support from its vast spread of offices.

Carlo de Vito Piscicelli acts on acquisition and corporate finance. He offers significant expertise to US clients and in transactions involving the USA and Italy. Interviewees highlight his commercial approach and valuable support in negotiation.

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DLA Piper Italy - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Notable international firm with strong ties to offices across the globe. Acts on a range of cross-border deals, with particular links to its London office and a variety of international clients. At its most visible in project financing, acquisition finance and syndicated lending and increasingly active in real estate deals.

Antonio Lombardo is a key contact for clients.

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Hogan Lovells Studio Legale - Banking & Finance Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted for its expertise in regulatory finance matters and know-how in real estate finance deals. Acts on a broad spectrum of cross-border transactions including acquisition finance and project finance. Particularly well versed in the German, UK and US markets with local team members qualified in UK and US law. Client base includes banks, funds and payment service providers.

Jeffrey Greenbaum is qualified in Italy, the UK and the USA and leads the Italian financial institutions team. He often assists with domestic as well as international mandates and his expertise includes fund launches, payment services and resolution procedures. One client enthuses: "He is a very effective lawyer and is able to combine civil and public law with banking regulation. His international experience provides a very useful perspective in helping companies approach Italian and international regulatory environments."

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe - Banking & Finance Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Impressive expertise in securitisation, typically representing large international banks as lenders and arrangers. Considerably active in project and acquisition finance, as well as regulatory and compliance issues.

Managing partner Patrizio Messina's practice spans structured finance, NPL deals and corporate finance transactions. He regularly represents leading Italian banks.

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Simmons & Simmons - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced in large-scale cross-border banking and finance transactions. Frequently advises investment funds, asset management companies and banking institutions on acquisition finance and regulatory issues. Reinforcements to the team have further enhanced its international capabilities, with dual-qualified assistance in Italy and UK law.

Dual-qualified in Italy and the UK, Nicholas Lasagna provides expertise in cross-border matters. He regularly handles acquisition and leveraged finance. He is praised as a "highly talented lawyer" and is noted for the added value he brings to deals involving English law. A source commends: "He is very well known in the Italian market and his support was key in progressing the deal smoothly."

Davide D'Affronto is described as "a lawyer with vast experience and knowledge who has the ability to avoid conflict during negotiation." Further interviewees note his skill in distressed debt transactions, which he combines with activity in acquisition finance.

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Ashurst - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Notable capacity in leveraged, structured and project finance, particularly in the infrastructure and renewables areas. Offers considerable cross-border capabilities and often assists foreign institutions with projects in Italy. Active in distressed debt issues and NPL portfolios.

Mario Lisanti recently joined Ashurst as the new head of department. He brings with him great expertise in an array of banking and finance matters, including acquisition and leveraged finance as well as debt restructurings.

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Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established domestic firm with capabilities to cover cross-border financings. Wide-ranging practice encompasses corporate finance, acquisition finance and structured finance. Maintains close ties with international firms for multi-jurisdictional work, particularly in the USA.

Riccardo Agostinelli is well respected in the market, noted for his activity across banking and insolvency law. Clients have "an extremely positive impression due to his availability and knowledge." He regularly handles distressed lending or restructuring on behalf of major banks and other financial entities.

Gaetano Carrello has a wide-ranging practice that covers corporate and acquisition finance. He often advises key banks and private equity funds. Sources describe him as "very close to the needs of the client with a very commercial approach" and highlight his "excellent negotiation capacity."

Clients describe Lorenzo Vernetti as "a problem solver who is extremely proactive and always on top of every detail." He is notably active in acquisition financing and frequently acts on the lender side of cross-border deals.

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Jones Day - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Acts on multiple international banking and finance transactions involving other European jurisdictions and the USA. Recommended for its know-how in real estate finance. Advises key domestic and international financial institutions. Also assists with NPL transactions and securitisation.

Department head Francesco Squerzoni is the key contact for clients.

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Nctm Studio Legale - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Italian outfit with further offices in London, Brussels and Shanghai for multi-jurisdictional support. Handles the complete range of banking and finance matters, including activity on NPL portfolios. Frequently advises private equity firms, as well as banks and other financial institutions.

Stefano Padovani is valued by clients, who are impressed with his "skill and experience in banking and finance issues" alongside his strength in negotiation. He regularly handles restructurings and NPL sales.

London-based Andrea De Tomas offers extensive experience in banking and finance matters, including restructuring. He is often instructed on mandates involving Italy and the UK. Clients praise his attention to detail and further note: "He has substantial expertise advising major banks and investment firms. He has a commitment to finding the best solutions and takes into account business needs."

Matteo Gallanti is based in the firm's London office. He is focused on securitisation and acquisition finance and is skilled in cross-border matters. His clients include international banks and private equity houses.

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Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 5

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for US firm handling multi-jurisdictional financings, often acting for large multinational enterprises. Active across securitisation, NPLs and project finance. Notably presence on matters concerning the UK and Italy.

Practice head Marc-Alexandre Courtejoie is the key contact for clients.

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PEDERSOLI STUDIO LEGALE - Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Notable Italian firm handling corporate finance transactions, acquisition finance and debt restructuring. Significant experience in deals involving multiple jurisdictions. Advises a mixed client base of lenders and borrowers, including key domestic banks.

Interviewees are impressed that head of department Maura Magioncalda "always has a solution for every problem that arises." She regularly handles leveraged finance, acquisition finance and refinancing mandates, and sources additionally highlight her dedication to the client.

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Eminent Practitioner

Chiomenti

From the Chambers Global guide

Francesco Ago continues to be a well-respected name in the market. He boasts a wide-ranging practice that covers restructuring deals, structured finance and export finance.

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Linklaters

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner and practice head Andrea Arosio is highlighted by peers for his expertise in acquisition finance, within which he is frequently seen assisting key banking entities with their positions as lenders. He is additionally well versed in leveraged finance transactions. Market sources perceive him to be "one of the most experienced banking partners in Italy," and clients appreciate his "very practical attitude and ability to find compromises in negotiations without creating tension."

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Latham & Watkins

From the Chambers Global guide

Andrea Novarese maintains an excellent reputation in the market and is appreciated by sources for his approach: "He takes 360-degree care of the client and has huge experience in the Italian market." He is well versed in a range of matters, including refinancing, leveraged finance and acquisition finance.

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Stefano Sennhauser

Allen & Overy

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of department Stefano Sennhauser is commended for being "very good at navigating through difficult situations." Sources are impressed by his experience in the market, describing him as "one of the best lawyers in Italy: smart, straight to the point and commercial." His wide-ranging practice covers acquisition and real estate finance, and he regularly advises both borrowers and lenders.

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Clifford Chance Studio Legale Associato

From the Chambers Global guide

English- and Italian-qualified lawyer Charles Adams is frequently involved in cross-border work, including leveraged finance and syndicated loans. He splits his time between New York and Milan, and sources recognise that he is "a very well-known lawyer in the Italian banking industry." He is praised for being "outstanding, both technically and commercially, with very strong negotiation skills."

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Riccardo Agostinelli

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Riccardo Agostinelli is well respected in the market, noted for his activity across banking and insolvency law. Clients have "an extremely positive impression due to his availability and knowledge." He regularly handles distressed lending or restructuring on behalf of major banks and other financial entities.

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Chiomenti

From the Chambers Global guide

Giorgio Cappelli frequently advises key Italian clients across a range of sectors including energy, insurance and media. He is noted by sources for his long-standing experience in the market and he regularly handles acquisition finance and securitisation mandates, often with a cross-border element. One client praises his commitment to understanding the company's needs and further notes: "I was very impressed by the depth of analysis provided."

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BonelliErede

From the Chambers Global guide

Emanuela Da Rin handles corporate finance and acquisition finance and is increasingly active in real estate finance deals. She regularly acts on both the lender and borrower sides of mandates and sources note her wider practice, which encompasses debt capital markets.

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Giuseppe De Palma

Clifford Chance Studio Legale Associato

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner and head of banking and restructuring, Giuseppe De Palma is valued by clients for his "ability to find a solution that works for everyone." He regularly handles acquisition finance and leveraged finance matters. Alongside his established banking and finance practice, he is active in real estate finance deals, with notable activity in agreements relating to commercial property.

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Band 2

Studio Legale RCC

From the Chambers Global guide

Recent addition Alberto Del Din of Studio Legale RCC maintains an excellent reputation in the market for structured finance advice. One client enthuses: "We love his energy and creativity, he is a trusted adviser." He is also described as "a very prominent lawyer for securitisation and NPLs."

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Band 2

Alberto Giampieri

Legance - Avvocati Associati

From the Chambers Global guide

Alberto Giampieri is well versed in corporate law and is recognised for his borrower-side practice. He boasts a strong reputation in the practice area, and one client reports that they "go to him for a different angle," adding that he provides a "comprehensive vision of the problems."

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Band 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati

From the Chambers Global guide

The "very skilled" Andrea Giannelli frequently handles structured finance transactions, refinancings and fund issues. He is said to offer "deep knowledge and strong background" including in matters relating to derivatives.

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Band 2

Maura Magioncalda

PEDERSOLI STUDIO LEGALE

From the Chambers Global guide

Interviewees are impressed that head of department Maura Magioncalda "always has a solution for every problem that arises." She regularly handles leveraged finance, acquisition finance and refinancing mandates, and sources additionally highlight her dedication to the client.

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Band 3

Corrado Angelelli

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Corrado Angelelli is well known in the market for his activity in structured finance and securitisation. His practice includes refinancing, transactional finance and real estate finance. Clients identify that he is "oriented to reach goals and is very flexible."

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Band 3

Chiomenti

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of department Giulia Battaglia is well versed in structured finance and frequently advises on securitisation, distressed debt and restructuring transactions. She regularly acts for key Italian banks and is described by market sources as a "very smart" adviser.

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Band 3

Iacopo Filippo Canino

White & Case LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Iacopo Filippo Canino is well versed in leveraged financing and restructuring. He is often present on cross-border deals. Clients highlight his availability, adding: "He is very good in negotiation and he is extremely thorough and hands-on."

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Band 3

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Gaetano Carrello has a wide-ranging practice that covers corporate and acquisition finance. He often advises key banks and private equity funds. Sources describe him as "very close to the needs of the client with a very commercial approach" and highlight his "excellent negotiation capacity."

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Band 3

Davide D'Affronto

Simmons & Simmons

From the Chambers Global guide

Davide D'Affronto is described as "a lawyer with vast experience and knowledge who has the ability to avoid conflict during negotiation." Further interviewees note his skill in distressed debt transactions, which he combines with activity in acquisition finance.

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Band 3

Alessandro Fosco Fagotto

Dentons Europe Studio Legale Tributario

From the Chambers Global guide

Alessandro Fosco Fagotto recently joined the team at Dentons Europe Studio Legale Tributario to lead its banking and finance department. He is recommended by clients, who appreciate his experience in the market and describe him as "very smart, sharp and good at managing negotiation." He regularly handles structured finance, acquisition finance and restructuring matters. Further source note: "He is pragmatic and solution-oriented."

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Band 3

Ashurst

From the Chambers Global guide

Mario Lisanti recently joined Ashurst as the new head of department. He brings with him great expertise in an array of banking and finance matters, including acquisition and leveraged finance as well as debt restructurings.

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Band 4

Matteo Bragantini

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients appreciate that Matteo Bragantini provides "360-degree help." He regularly handles acquisition finance, often assisting banks or other financial institutions, and is additionally active on the borrower side of deals.

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Band 4

Studio Legale RCC

From the Chambers Global guide

Paolo Calderaro of Studio Legale RCC is well versed in structured finance matters and is a leading presence in the securitisation market. Sources appreciate his commercial awareness.

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Band 4

Giancarlo Castorino

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato

From the Chambers Global guide

Giancarlo Castorino recently moved to the team of McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato. He is singled out by market sources for his lengthy experience in the practice area.

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Band 4

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Emiliano Conio is highlighted by clients as "reliable, efficient and able to understand what is important in a transaction." He is active in acquisition finance and is adept at representing borrowers, lenders or sponsors.

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Band 4

Simmons & Simmons

From the Chambers Global guide

Dual-qualified in Italy and the UK, Nicholas Lasagna provides expertise in cross-border matters. He regularly handles acquisition and leveraged finance. He is praised as a "highly talented lawyer" and is noted for the added value he brings to deals involving English law. A source commends: "He is very well known in the Italian market and his support was key in progressing the deal smoothly."

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Band 4

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Patrizio Messina's practice spans structured finance, NPL deals and corporate finance transactions. He regularly represents leading Italian banks.

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Band 4

Alessandra Ortelli

Linklaters

From the Chambers Global guide

Alessandra Ortelli frequently handles acquisition and leveraged finance transactions as well as debt refinancing. Clients appreciate her availability.

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Band 4

Ferdinando Poscio

Clifford Chance Studio Legale Associato

From the Chambers Global guide

Ferdinando Poscio is well versed in transactional finance and refinancing mandates. He is described as "very smart, with proactive advice."

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Band 4

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients describe Lorenzo Vernetti as "a problem solver who is extremely proactive and always on top of every detail." He is notably active in acquisition financing and frequently acts on the lender side of cross-border deals.

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Band 5

Giuseppe De Simone

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Giuseppe De Simone is praised by sources as "a real expert on issues regarding NPLs and has a high degree of self-control under pressure." His broad practice encompasses acquisition finance, refinancing and structured finance. In addition, a further source notes that he is "incredibly committed" to clients.

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Band 5

Carlo de Vito Piscicelli

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Carlo de Vito Piscicelli acts on acquisition and corporate finance. He offers significant expertise to US clients and in transactions involving the USA and Italy. Interviewees highlight his commercial approach and valuable support in negotiation.

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Band 5

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Mario D'Ovidio of Watson Farley & Williams LLP regularly handles cross-border work. His practice covers corporate finance and refinancing, and sources note that he is becoming increasingly active in real estate deals. Clients say: "He has proved to be responsive, accurate and has always shown a flexible and constructive approach."

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Band 5

Valerio Fontanesi

Shearman & Sterling LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Valerio Fontanesi

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Band 5

Nctm Studio Legale

From the Chambers Global guide

Stefano Padovani is valued by clients, who are impressed with his "skill and experience in banking and finance issues" alongside his strength in negotiation. He regularly handles restructurings and NPL sales.

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Band 5

Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients describe Pietro Scarfone as "very pragmatic and always available" and note his solution-oriented approach. He regularly handles acquisition finance, including LBOs, and is active in multi-jurisdictional mandates.

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Up and Coming

Marcello Bragliani

Latham & Watkins

From the Chambers Global guide

Marcello Bragliani regularly advises on leveraged and acquisition finance. One interviewee highlights his "business acumen and ability to anticipate issues and provide solutions."

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Up and Coming

Antongiulio Scialpi

Latham & Watkins

From the Chambers Global guide

Antongiulio Scialpi regularly assists with acquisition finance mandates. One source highlights: "He is a very talented, smart and hard-working lawyer who is good at dealing with conflicted situations."

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