Italy: Private Funds 2018

Eleven lawyers are recognised in this chapter for their expertise advising companies and fund managers on the full range of issues relating to the formation, management and regulation of fund structures.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Francesco Paolo Crocenzi Studio Legale Crocenzi e Associati, Rome
2. Alessandro Portolano Chiomenti, Milan

Leading Italian law firm Chiomenti tops this year’s research, with two private funds experts recommended for inclusion.
Alessandro Portolano is “a standout name at the firm” according to one impressed peer, who applauds his “excellent knowledge of funds law”.
“Top funds lawyer” Carlo Croff enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market for his superb work advising domestic and international clients on private equity joint ventures and real estate investment funds.

Dante Leone at Capolino-Perlingieri & Leone is a favourite among clients who praise his “commercial approach” to tackling complex problems, and appreciate his “ability to effectively evaluate risks and opportunities”.

Francesco Paolo Crocenzi at Studio Legale Crocenzi e Associati is “held in high regard” by peers and clients alike. One impressed commentator effuses: “He is one of the best fund lawyers in Italy.”

Pierluigi De Biasi at Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners is “a brilliant lawyer” who boasts more than 25 years’ experience in the field. He is a big name in the private equity space, as regularly advises major financial institutions.

“Excellent funds lawyer” Enzo Schiavello of Legance Avvocati Associati is “very well known in the market” and is widely recognised for his vast knowledge of private equity and real estate funds.

Filippo Annunziata at Annunziata & Conso is described as “a very reputable expert in the private funds space” by commentators, who commend his “extensive experience”.

Barbara Napolitano of BonelliErede is “a big name” in the market, and comes highly recommended for her long-standing expertise in compliance matters.

Ugo Molinari at Molinari e Associati is a corporate specialist whose first-rate practice covers a range of matters from structured finance to joint ventures.

Barbara Terranova of Galante e Associati Studio Legale impresses market commentators with her understanding of the funds industry and her knowledge of collective investment schemes.

The “outstanding” Romeo Battigaglia at Simmons & Simmons is an expert in cross-border regulatory matters, including passporting procedures and the acquisition of local licences for financial institutions.

Francesco Di Carlo at Craca Di Carlo Guffanti Pisapia Tatozzi & Associati wins praise for his specialist knowledge of alternative investment funds, and is frequently called upon to advise Italian and foreign clients on complex issues.

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