Clifford Chance LLP

Capital Markets Department

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What the team is known for Highly reputed full-service capital markets offering encompassing debt, equity and structured finance. Skilled at handling the full gamut of DCM mandates, including hybrid bonds, Yankee bonds and retail notes. Also experienced in all sorts of equity-related mandates such as IPOs and share deals. Strong offerings in securitisation, particularly in connection with non-performing receivables. Able to advise clients on UK, US and Italian law. Impressive cross-border capabilities enable the team to represent global financial institutions. Strong ties with other teams to provide contentious, real estate and tax assistance.

Notable practitioners

Alberta Figari has notable expertise across the whole extent of ECM mandates, including share deals. "She is excellent for IPOs and very complex capital markets operations," enthuses a client.

Dual-qualified in Italy and the UK, Filippo Emanuele assists a range of high-profile clients with the issue of debt instruments including Tier 1 notes and Yankee bonds. He further advises on ECM mandates such as capital increases and IPOs.

Gioacchino Foti 's practice encompasses the issue of retail notes, Yankee bonds, and sovereign bonds. Clients describe him as "very business-oriented and experienced."

Heading the regulatory team, Lucio Bonavitacola acts on a variety of DCM mandates including share-based remuneration plans. Clients include blue-chip international financial institutions.

"Problem-solver" Stefano Parrocchetti Piantanida is well-versed in advising on ECM mandates stretching from capital increases to IPOs. He assists a mix of clients, notably banks.

Tanja Svetina enjoys considerable expertise in securitisation mandates, covered bond issues and other structured finance deals. Her client roster features prominent banks and international financial institutions.