Italy: Energy 2019

During the course of our research we have identified 32 practitioners who excel in energy matters, supporting clients across a range of issues relating to high-value energy projects, transactions and contentious proceedings.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Rino Caiazzo Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati, Rome
2. Catia Tomasetti BonelliErede, Rome
3. Fiorella F Alvino  Nunziante Magrone, Milan 

International firm DLA Piper sees three experts highlighted here.
Giovanni Ragnoni Bosco Lucarelli is hailed by sources as being “especially good on the financing side”, reflecting his standout work in major energy project management and financing.
Francesco Novelli focuses his top-tier practice on project financing in the energy sector. Sources affirm that they “always appreciate his work” adding that “he is extremely competent in the sector”.
Germana Cassar is a seasoned energy lawyer who offers clients her expertise in issues that range from energy distribution matters to renewable resources.

Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners is home to three leading practitioners.
Francesco Puntillo is “always on the radar” according to sources familiar with his work in complex energy matters. He often advises on major corporate transactions in the space.
Ottaviano Sanseverino has extensive experience working in the energy sector, offering clients his crucial insight into financing and regulatory frameworks across a spectrum of project types including LNG and renewable energy.
Giuseppe Velluto has a cross-border practice where he acts for clients in sophisticated regulatory and financing matters relating to large-scale energy projects.

Legance – Avvocati Associati also has three lawyers recognised.
Monica Colombera is a dedicated project finance lawyer who specialises in energy projects and acts for clients on both sides of major transactions in the sector.
Filippo Ruffato excels in financing and transactional matters in the energy space, regularly assisting clients in cross-border M&A and project management.
Cristina Martorana has impressive experience in administrative law and contentious proceedings in energy projects, supporting clients in matters including construction, acquisition and environmental impact assessments.

Izzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati, Rino Caiazzo is a top-tier regulatory lawyer who frequently acts for clients on complex frameworks and competition rules relating to energy projects.

BonelliErede’s Catia Tomasetti is commended by sources who consider her to be “one of the most popular lawyers in the market”. They applaud her strong expertise in cutting-edge energy transactions and financings.

Fiorella Alvino of Nunziante Magrone performs superbly at the intersection of energy and corporate matters, providing clients with key advice in transactions relating to the energy sector.

At Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Carlo Montella is a dedicated energy lawyer who specialises in renewables, and assists a variety of clients on complex financings and corporate transactions.

Lorenzo Parola from Paul Hastings has deep and varied experience of the energy market, prompting sources to note that he is an “expert in the energy market as whole, he works in everything related to energy”.

From Dentons, Matteo Falcione leads the firm’s energy practice in the country and has a broad practice where he advises clients in issues ranging from disputes to regulatory concerns.

Norton Rose Fulbright Studio Legale’s Arturo Sferruzza is well respected in the market for his expertise in financing relating to large-scale energy ventures.

At Linklaters, Tessa Lee has impressive experience in the energy sector, winning praise from peers for her work on major transactions.

Ashurst's Carloandrea Meacci is a first-rate energy lawyer with an international practice where he advises clients on major cross-border project acquisitions and financings.
Franco Vigliano is a financing expert, advising a variety of investors on complex energy projects. He regularly advises on international matters and has experience across a spectrum of infrastructure types.

Tommaso Salonico at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a regulatory expert who frequently acts for clients on matters relating to energy transactions, distribution and pricing.

At Chiomenti, Carola Antonini advises domestic and international clients on energy projects. She possesses impressive expertise in renewables and is a go-to player for a wide range of non-fossil fuel projects.
Luca Bonetti stands out among peers for his in-depth knowledge of financing vehicles and transactional issues relating to complex energy projects.  

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