Ashurst

Restructuring/Insolvency Department

Italy
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What the team is known for Advises banks, investors, trustees and asset managers in connection with restructuring, insolvency and pre-insolvency transactions, both domestic and cross-border. Experienced in assisting clients in relation to acquisitions and disposals of distressed assets.

Strengths One client describes the team's practitioners as "technically solid lawyers" with "very good relationship capabilities."

Work highlights Represented Fortress Investment Group as creditor in the negotiations with Gestioni Armatoriali and its other lenders on a restructuring agreement.

Notable practitioners

An impressed client praises
Mario Lisanti
as "a trustworthy adviser," who is "technically capable when dealing with financial counterparties." He regularly assists banks and financial institutions with debt restructuring agreements and distressed transactions.

According to one source,
Paolo Manganelli
"understands the procedures very well and is easy to speak with." He brings to bear extensive experience advising banks, investors and corporates on debt restructuring agreements, transactions involving distressed assets and acquisitions of UTP and NPL portfolios. "He understands what we need," reports an appreciative client.