Italy: Restructuring and Insolvency 2018

In this chapter we highlight 16 top restructuring lawyers. The individuals listed here have been recommended for their excellent track records advising distressed companies and for their experience assisting with corporate restructurings.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Ugo Molinari Molinari e Associati, Milan
2. Vittorio Lupoli BonelliErede, Genoa
3. Giuseppe Lombardi Lombardi Segni e Associati, Milan

Specialist corporate and litigation firm Lombardi Segni e Associati sees two prominent lawyers listed in this chapter.
“Standout” lawyer Giuseppe Lombardi is a seasoned expert in restructuring and insolvency law. With over 40 years’ experience, he is a well-regarded adviser in complex reorganisations, transactions and disputes. 
Lotario Dittrich has a well-established civil and administrative litigation practice and is highly experienced across a broad range of insolvency matters.

Ugo Molinari chairs the practice at Molinari e Associati and is a well-known corporate and debt restructuring lawyer. One peer describes him as “the best in the field”, and clients recommend him for being “authoritative, well-prepared and collaborative, with a great attitude to problem solving”.

Vittorio Lupoli is a top-tier restructuring and insolvency lawyer at BonelliErede. He is a leading specialist in debt restructuring matters and enjoys a superb reputation for his excellent work for listed companies and SMEs. 

Paul Hastings is home to Bruno Cova, an esteemed restructuring lawyer with vast experience advising major multinationals in complex restructuring activities. Peers speak highly of his outstanding expertise in bonds restructuring and say, “He is excellent in restructuring transactions.”

Giorgio Corno of Studio Corno Avvocati has an fantastic reputation in the international market and is a go-to adviser for major Italian and multinational companies. He boasts broad expertise in restructuring proceedings associated with complex transactions.

Bruno Inzitari is a long-standing fixture in the market and a leading name at Studio Legale Inzitari & Partners. He has deep understanding of restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings and is well known for his work for insurance companies and financial clients.

Chiomenti’s Giorgio Cappelli is a prominent figure in Italy and is regularly engaged to advise on financial transactions surrounding restructuring activities.

Latham & Watkins is home to Andrea Novarese, a seasoned restructuring expert who is widely regarded as “a top name” in the space.

Rita Gismondi is a high-profile lawyer in Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners’ Rome office. She stands out for her extensive experience in restructuring transactions and strong skills as a litigator.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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