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Latham & Watkins LLP

Capital Markets

5 ranked lawyersBand 1ItalyGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

DCM practice predominantly noted for its outstanding experience in high-yield bonds. Additionally has considerable skill in ECM mandates including IPOs and the establishment of SPACs. Widely recognised for its international strength. Further capabilities in UK and US law, with close links to its office in London and with US-qualified lawyers based in Milan. Clients include financial entities acting as bookrunners or arrangers, as well as issuer corporates.

Notable practitioners

One client praises Antonio Coletti for his service, stating: "He is not afraid of thinking about innovative structures. He is well connected, very reliable and calm - definitely a reference for Italian capital markets." He assists international players on both equity and debt mandates such as public takeovers, IPOs, and sustainable as well as high-yield bonds.

US-qualified partner Jeffrey Lawlis is best known for his work on high-yield products. He offers expertise on sustainable, PIK and Yankee bonds.

Ryan Benedict regularly assists oil and gas companies, shipbuilding companies and financial institutions on high-yield products and trading on MTA. He is qualified both in the USA and in England and Wales. One satisfied client says: "He has an international background and he is someone pleasant to work with."

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Italy

Capital Markets


Jeffrey H Lawlis
Foreign expert for USA

Capital Markets: Debt


Antonio Coletti
Band 4
Jeffrey H Lawlis
Band 2
Ryan Benedict
Band 4

Capital Markets: Equity


Antonio Coletti
Band 1