Patrizio Messina Named Italy’s Structured Finance Lawyer of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

Legalcommunity | February.26.2019

Congratulations to Patrizio Messina on being named Structured Finance Lawyer of the Year in Italy for the second consecutive year. He was recognized during the Legalcommunity Finance Awards 2019, held February 21 in Milan.

This is Patrizio’s third Lawyer of the Year award, having also been named Structured Finance Lawyer of the Year in 2018, and Debt Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year in 2015.

In presenting Patrizio with his latest award, the publication noted, “He is undoubtedly one of the greatest Italian banking experts.”

Finance Deal of the Year – Project Omega

Additionally, our Italy team advised on Project Omega, which was recognized as Legalcommunity’s Finance Deal of the Year. Patrizio, with Gianrico Giannesi, Anna Maria Perillo, Alessandro Barone, Giovanni de Merich and Francesco Paolo Volpe, advised Banca IMI, HSBC and Credit Suisse, as arrangers, in the transaction that combined both the securitization of a Euro 10.8 billion NPLs portfolio and the establishment of a leading NPLs servicer with the integration of the Italian platforms of Intesa Sanpaolo and Intrum. Legalcommunity hailed the transaction as Italy’s “most important and complex operation in the NPLs segment.”

Legalcommunity is Italy’s leading legal publication. More than 700 people – including lawyers, financial advisors, bankers and members of the media – gathered for the Legalcommunity Finance Awards to celebrate the country’s top lawyers and law firms in the finance sector. Winners were selected by a jury of leaders from top Italian financial institutions.