Italy: Energy 2018

Here we highlight 33 standout lawyers who are recognised for their excellent work handling sophisticated transactions, regulatory matters and disputes across the energy sector.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Rino Caiazzo Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati, Rome
2. Catia Tomasetti BonelliErede, Rome
3. Monica Colombera Legance – Avvocati Associati, Milan
4. Matteo Falcione Dentons Europe, Milan

Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners sees four impressive practitioners recognised for their expertise across the energy sector.
Giuseppe Velluto is “one of the best” in the Italian market according to sources who commend his expert handling of energy projects on behalf of both domestic and international clients.
Ottaviano Sanseverino is a leading name in the energy space who is widely recognised for his strong expertise handling energy contracts, trading and regulatory matters.
Francesco Puntillo is “highly respected by the market” and is considered “one of the most prominent names for M&A transactions” in the energy sector.
Filippo Manaresi is also recognised for his excellent work handling projects and transactions in the energy space.

DLA Piper receives three listings in this chapter.
Francesco Novelli is “a very experienced lawyer” who stands out as “a top name” when it comes to handling project financings across the energy sector.
Germana Cassar is highly regarded throughout the Italian market for her excellent representation of both Italian and foreign companies in the electricity and power sectors.
Giovanni Ragnoni Bosco Lucarelli gains recognition this year for his superb work on energy-related project financings where he is regularly engaged by banks, sponsors and other financial entities.

Legance - Avvocati Associati achieves two nominations in this chapter.
Monica Colombera is “an outstanding energy lawyer” who is “great on infrastructure deals” according to peers, one of whom notes, “She is one of the most prominent lawyers in this field.”
Filippo Ruffato is “a great asset” when it comes to energy-related matters, according to sources. He is commended for “his strong support helping parties to find solutions” as well as “his ability to solve complex situations in the most efficient way”.

At Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati, Rino Caiazzo is “a very good lawyer” who enjoys a great international reputation as one of the leading energy practitioners in the Italian market.

Catia Tomasetti at BonelliErede is “highly recognised by the market” as “one of the most prominent players in the Italian energy sector”. Project financing is an area in which she particularly excels.

At Dentons Europe, Matteo Falcione is “a skilled energy lawyer” who wins high praise from sources as “an expert in renewables” and related transactions.

At Paul Hastings, Lorenzo Parola impresses peers who consider him “a really excellent energy lawyer” who is “always at the forefront of the energy market”.

At Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Carlo Montella is recognised by the market as a standout name when it comes to energy-related M&A deals.
Cristina Martorana is “a brilliant lawyer” who is “excellent, particularly when it comes to renewables”. One peer effuses: “She is a true asset for the firm.”

Chiomenti’s Carola Antonini leads the firm’s energy business group and is highlighted for her expertise advising clients on projects across the renewables space.
Luca Bonetti is a finance specialist known for his excellent work advising both Italian and foreign clients on sector-related corporate transactions.

Tommaso Salonico at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer coordinates the firm’s energy and natural resources group and receives plaudits for his impressive work handling sector-related competition matters.

Arturo Sferruzza at Norton Rose Fulbright Studio Legale has “a lot of experience in the field” of energy law according to peers who recognise him for his strong work on related project financing matters.

At Ashurst, managing partner Carloandrea Meacci is recognised for his first-rate energy and infrastructure practice that spans a range of related matters including projects and transactions.
Franco Vigliano specialises in energy and infrastructure law and is well known among peers for his expertise in related transactional matters.

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