In his almost 20-year legal career, Ernesto Apuzzo has advised Italian and international clients in a significant number of debt restructuring and turnaround transactions. Ernesto has in-depth experience in merger and acquisition transactions in financial distress, particularly in the financial institutions industry where he has gained a very strong and well-recognized track record. Ernesto was appointed, together with an eminent representative from an Italian University, for drafting a proposal for a new Italian legislation on enforcement procedures and prebankruptcy tools within the working group established by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. Their work resulted in Law Decree No. 83 enacted on 27 June 2015. Ernesto is highly ranked in Italian and International directories and is described as "extremely competent lawyer who is proactive when managing clients' expectations."