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 (Italy and Greece), Africa (Gabon and Ivory Coast) and South America (Venezuela). Patrizio Messina serves as Managing Director of Orrick’s European Offices and is member of the Firm’s Management Committee.

Patrizio is 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 finance transactions.

Patrizio is 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.

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

  • Patrizio advises in the major strategic acquisitions in Europe in the banking, energy and infrastructure industries.

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

    Patrizio is double qualified in Italy and England and Wales.

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


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