Italy: Private Funds 2019

In this chapter we highlight the 12 leading lawyers for private funds matters in Italy. They have been selected based on the breadth and depth of their expertise in advising fund managers and corporations on the formation, regulation and management of funds.

Chiomenti’s Alessandro Portolano is recognised for his "strong knowledge of funds law” and receives praise from peers as “a standout name at the firm”. He heads the financial regulation department and advises clients on all aspects of banking and finance regulations in Italy.
Carlo Croff is highly respected among peers who praise his work advising domestic and international clients on real estate investment funds and their management.

Pierluigi De Biasi at Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners is one of Italy's premier private funds specialists, whom peers describe as "an excellent lawyer". He has over 30 years of experience in the full range of private funds matters.

Barbara Napolitano of BonelliErede is a leading name in Italy’s private funds market whose first-rate practice encompasses a range of corporate financings and M&A transactions.

Ugo Molinari with Molinari e Associati is a distinguished banking and finance specialist whose practice spans advising clients on acquisition finance, structured finance and joint venture projects.

Dante Leone at Capolino-Perlingieri & Leone is praised by market commentators for his ability to view a case from a business perspective. One client effuses, “He is the best lawyer I ever worked with.”

Galante e Associati Studio Legale’s Barbara Terranova is a prominent figure in the Italian market whose expertise spans pension funds, collective investment schemes and investment management.

Enzo Schiavello of Legance – Avvocati Associati wins acclaim from peers as “a great lawyer” who is always “very visible on the deal". His focus lies on the structuring of private equity and real estate funds.

Filippo Annunziata with Annunziata & Conso wins extensive endorsements from sources who describe him as “an outstanding lawyer who is very experienced". He is an authority on collective asset management and corporate regulations in Italy.

Francesco Paolo Crocenzi at Studio Legale Crocenzi e Associati wields almost 30 years of experience in corporate finance law, with a focus on managing the relations of international funds and asset managers to Italian institutions, as well as aiding in administrative proceedings.

Simmons & Simmons’ Romeo Battigaglia leads the financial services regulatory team in Italy and is well versed in how EU legislation applies to the operations of domestic and international financial institutions in Italy.

Francesco Di Carlo FIVELEX Studio Legale is a respected name among peers and is well versed in advising clients on cross-border transactions and regulatory matters.

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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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