Patrizio Messina




Patrizio Messina is a dual qualified lawyer (England and Wales, and Italy), a senior attorney in International Business and Finance. Patrizio is member of the Banking & Finance Group, Partner in charge for Europe and a member of the Firm’s Global Management Committee.

Patrizio is visiting Professor in Alternative Finance for SME, European regulation and practice at the King's College Business School, and fellow of the Dickson Poon School of Law at the King's College (London, UK). Extraordinary Professor in Corporate Finance Law at San Raffaele Business School (SBS) University of Rome.

Patrizio represents governments, large public companies, global leading banking and financial groups, hedge and private equity funds on complex and pioneering transactions.

Patrizio is (i) an authority in Debt Capital Markets transactions spreading from Corporate bonds, Eurobonds, Mini-bonds, EMTN and private placements, to asset finance and securitizations as well as other structured financings collateralized by a large variety of performing and non-performing assets; and (ii) senior advisor in major strategic M&A in Europe with focus in the banking, energy and infrastructure industries.

His experience includes sophisticated banking deals, leveraged finance and tailored funding arrangements.

  • He is deeply involved in rule-making initiatives for creating innovative business and financial products in Europe and Africa.

    Patrizio is considered among the leading international finance practitioners by the top legal surveys, as Chambers and Partners (Band 1 in securitisation since 2010), The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.