Patrizio Messina is a dual qualified lawyer (England and Wales, and Italy), a senior legal expert in International Business and Finance with specific regional focus on Europe and Africa (WAEMU and CEMAC). Patrizio serves as leader of the Global Finance sector and is a member of the Firm’s Global Management Committee.

Patrizio is fellow of the King's College of London and visiting professor at the MBA of the LUISS Business School in “Legal Aspects of International Business Finance”.

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) a deep expert 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.