Italy: Banking and Finance 2018

Our research this year highlights 26 individuals from across the Italian peninsula who stand out for their work in the fields of banking and finance. Expertise in areas including project finance, debt restructuring and capital markets features strongly in the practices of this year’s list of lawyers.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Giuseppe Lombardi Lombardi Segni e Associati, Milan
2. Alberto Del Din Studio Legale RCC, Milan
3. Luca Lo Po' GLG & Partners, Milan

Lombardi Segni e Associati is a dominant force in the Italian banking market, with practitioners providing outstanding experience across a range of matters. This year they receive four nominations.
Founding partner Giuseppe Lombardi is praised by sources as a practitioner who “stands out in the field” and is this year listed as one of our most highly regarded individuals. He runs a distinguished practice which sees him advise and represent clients on a range of banking and finance matters, including insolvency.
Antonio Segni is an eminent name in the Italian banking market with over 25 years’ experience in the field. Praised as “a very good lawyer,” his practice involves such matters as corporate finance and offers outstanding experience assisting large multinationals.
Another prominent individual at the firm, Carla Mambretti receives strong support from peers this year. She offers clients advice on a range of matters including mergers, leveraged buyouts and private equity.
Mara Fittipaldi is a highly thought of practitioner with a wide-ranging practice covering matters such as leverage buyouts, debt restructuring and real estate financing.

Legance Avvocati Associati’s Andrea Giannelli receives strong support from respondents to our research this year and maintains a position as one of the top finance specialists in the country. His practice sees him advise on such issues as bonds and structured finance transactions.
Alberto Giampieri is a distinguished name in both the domestic and international markets. Matters such as structured finance and restructurings are areas in which he offers particular insight and he is known to advise a range of clients including private equity funds and investment banks.

Studio Legale RCC’s Alberto Del Din is “a well-known individual” in the Italian market who is featured as one of our most highly regarded practitioners this year. He runs an impressive practice and is praised by sources for his work in securities and structured finance.

Identified in our research as one of the most highly regarded practitioners in Italy, sources say Luca Lo Po' of GLG & Partners “has an encyclopaedic knowledge of European and Italian regulation” and is “able to provide rapid, accurate assessments of a situation combined with pragmatic advice”. He is praised for his work on corporate private debt, with commentators calling him “intelligent, flexible and focused”.

At Allen & Overy Studio Legale Associato, Stefano Sennhauser is “a real expert” in banking and finance matters according to market players. With over 25 years of experience in the field, he offers clients comprehensive insight into issues including leveraged financing, project finance and general lending.

BonelliErede has a top practitioner in Emanuela Da Rin who comes highly recommended by sources in the market. Praised as “a specialist in real estate finance”, she is also commended for her work advising on bond issuances, and debt capital markets.

Founding partner Ugo Molinari of Molinari e Associati is a distinguished name in the Italian market who offers clients over 25 years’ experience in the field. His areas of expertise include issues such as leveraged buy-outs, structured finance and joint-ventures.

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners’ Riccardo Agostinelli is “the top name in the list” according to one source this year. Described as an “outstanding” lawyer, his practice covers such matters as restructuring, insolvency and private equity.

At Chiomenti, Vincenzo Troiano is highly respected by respondents. He has a stellar,  wide-ranging practice that covers such matters as real estate investment, alternative investment funds and securitisation.

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato’s Giancarlo Castorino is a distinguished name in the Italian market who offers clients extensive experience across a range of banking and finance-related matters. Areas of particular expertise include real estate finance and corporate restructuring.

Paolo Luccarelli at Galante E Associati Studio Legale is praised for his “expertise, flexibility and client support”. He is applauded for his work on public tender offers for which he is considered to have “very deep knowledge”. He is also noted by clients for his impressive ability to “present arguments well in a clear and effective manner”.

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