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Europe 2022
Italy Capital Markets
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6 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Linklaters

Equity Capital Markets
An undisputed market leader, our equity capital markets team provides advice to Italian and other international issuers and lead managers in relation to domestic and cross-border equity and equity-linked investments (convertibles and exchangeables), including Regulation S, Rule 144A, and U.S. registered offerings.

Debt Capital Markets
Our debt capital markets team provides advice to major Italian and international investment banks and issuers in connection with MTN programmes, high yield offerings, liability management transactions and on the capital markets aspects of complex restructuring transactions.
A key strength is our ability to offer a global team combining technical expertise and wealth of experience with regular contact with listing authorities and regulators.

Chambers Review

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Capital Markets: Equity - Italy
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What the team is known for

Linklaters is a strong and wide-ranging capital markets practice with offerings in ECM, DCM and structured finance. The expert team shows considerable prowess in connection with IPOs and rights issues, as well as securitisation transactions, NPL deals and covered bond programmes. The law firm also advises on debt mandates such as EMTN programmes and is able to assist with different facets of deals, with notable activity representing arrangers. Linklaters' impressive international offering is bolstered by the firm's far-reaching global network.

Strengths

"Linklaters is excellent and able to deal with non-standard issues," says one client.

Work highlights

Assists Nexi, a company listed on the MTA of Borsa Italiana, with the EUR7.8 billion all-share merger of Nets into Nexi.

Notable practitioners

Claudia Parzani co-heads the team and offers experience assisting financial institutions and banks. She additionally handles high-value strategic transactions for listed companies.

Dario Longo retains an impressive practice, advising on both securitisation and DCM mandates. He is highly experienced in assisting banks with covered bond programmes and sustainability-linked bond placements.

One client confirms that Ugo Orsini is "a reference in capital markets, extremely able to find solutions and manage difficult and complex mandates." He offers clients expertise in IPOs and capital increases.

Linda Taylor provides expert advice to an array of Italian and multinational financial institutions in relation to the issue of hybrid and sustainability-linked bonds. She is additionally experienced in handling MTN programmes.

Francesco Eugenio Pasello enters the rankings this year thanks to support from clients, who say he "has a positive attitude, is very intelligent in reading the room and is extremely prepared on the technicalities." He assists with public tender offers and accelerated bookbuilding mandates.

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Capital Markets: Debt

Dario Longo
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Dario Longo
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Band 3
Linda Taylor
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Linda Taylor
3
Band 3
Capital Markets: Equity

Claudia Parzani
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Claudia Parzani
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Eminent Practitioners
Ugo Orsini
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Ugo Orsini
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Band 2
Francesco Eugenio Pasello
Francesco Eugenio Pasello
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Capital Markets: Securitisation

Dario Longo
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Dario Longo
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Band 1