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  • Structured Finance
  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Capital Markets
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Derivatives
  • Italy

Nicolò Del Dottore Senior Associate Structured Finance, Asset Backed Securities


Nicolò Del Dottore is a Senior Associate at Orrick and member of the Finance team.

He focuses on structured finance transactions, financings, debt restructuring, assignment and factoring of receivables mainly due by public bodies. In particular, he gained a significant expertise on securitization and covered bonds transactions.

He is also an expert in public finance on which advises domestic and international banks in relation to finance transaction with public entities.

Graduated with honors at the University of Siena, he gained a LL.M at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).



  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations
  • Internal Investigations
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Equal Pay

Mike Delikat Partner Employment Law & Litigation, Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations

New York

Michael Delikat, a partner in the New York office, serves as Chair of Orrick’s Global Employment Law Practice, which has employment law teams in the European Union, Asia as well as the United States.

He also is the founder of the firm’s Whistleblower Task Force. He previously served as the Managing Director of Orrick’s Litigation Division.

Under Mike's leadership, Orrick’s Employment Law & Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California for the fourth consecutive year by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters. The practice group has also been chosen as one of the top national employment law practices by Law 360.

He represents a broad range of major corporations in all facets of labor and employment law. Mike has an active trial, arbitration and appellate practice and handles a number of high-visibility class action and impact cases. Mike has extensive experience with litigation arising from trade secret misappropriation and the enforcement of post-employment restrictions, EEOC systemic investigations and litigations, wage-and-hour collective actions and other class actions based on gender and race, with particular expertise representing companies in the financial services industry.



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate Governance

Marco Dell'Antonia Partner M&A and Private Equity, Corporate Governance


Marco Dell'Antonia, a partner in the Milan office, is a member of the European Corporate Group. Marco has a specific experience in local and cross-border M&A transactions, commercial contracts, general corporate and corporate governance.

He advises primary Italian and international banks, financial institutions and major Italian and multinational corporations, working on complex corporate transactions including banking, industrial and manufacturing clients.

Marco's expertise is recognized by Italian and international clients in the field of corporate governance in general and in particular in the application of the Italian Legislative Decree 231/01 relating to the criminal liability of legal entities deriving from specific crimes identified by the decree.

Marco assists or is member of a substantial number of Vigilance Bodies of companies (also listed and regulated).

Marco is scientific coordinator of the legal area of NIBI - Master in Business Internationalization promoted by Camera di Commercio di Milano (Chamber of Commerce of Milan); he is a regular lecturer of the Master in Law organized by Il Sole 24 Ore Business School and of the Master "Corporate Counsel" organized by LUISS Business School; he has been adjunct professor at the IULM University in intellectual property law until 2009 and competition law until 2012.

He is member of the Board of the Association of the Members of the Vigilance Bodies pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree 231/2001.

Prior to joining Orrick, Marco developed his experience in international M&A transactions at Studio Legale Associato Laghi & Tabacchi in Treviso.



  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Employment Law & Litigation

Concetta Pia Dell'Aquila Associate Compensation & Benefits, Employment Law & Litigation


Concetta Pia dell'Aquila is an Italian qualified lawyer and a member of Orrick's Commercial Litigation Group, based in the Rome office. She specializes in sophisticated employment law and social security litigations, advising major multinationals and domestic corporate.

With a solid corporate background, Concetta advises on labour law issues related to M&A transactions, as well as individual and collective employee layoffs, dismissals and mobility procedures connected to CIGS and CIGO.

In 2011, she gained a Master's Degree in "Labor Law and Social Security" a the University of Rome "La Sapienza".

Prior to join Orrick, she spent six years in advising a major Italian trade unions.



  • Equity Capital Markets
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Corporate Governance

Karen Dempsey Partner Equity Capital Markets, M&A and Private Equity

San Francisco

Karen Dempsey, a partner in Orrick's San Francisco office, is a member of the Corporate Group. She works with a broad range of public and private companies, venture capital firms and investment banks.

Karen is involved in a full range of corporate legal projects for high growth technology companies including venture financings, public offerings, public company securities law compliance matters and mergers and acquisitions. She also regularly advises public companies and board of directors on corporate governance issues. Karen's clients include private and public companies in the biotechnology, real estate, finance and Internet related industries. She also represents underwriters in initial public offerings and follow-on offerings and venture capital firms in investment transactions.

Karen is a frequent speaker on corporate and securities law topics including Initial Public Offerings, Corporate Governance and Sarbanes-Oxley matters. She is also Co-Editor of Part III of Venture Capital & Public Offering Negotiation, published by Aspen Law & Business.

Before joining Orrick, Karen was a shareholder at Heller Ehrman LLP and was chair of their firmwide corporate governance practice group.



  • M&A and Private Equity

Cristina Denaro Associate M&A and Private Equity


Cristina Denaro is an Italian qualified lawyer, Associate at Orrick in the Rome Office and member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.

Cristina provides advice and legal assistance in administrative proceedings and in the courts, to national and foreign operators, public and private, public and private in the field of public works, services and supplies. She deals with the preparation of all the acts of public procedures (invitations, notices, letters of invitation, etc.) and assists in the early stages of pre-qualification, tendering and execution of contracts. She takes care of the preparation of acts of nature negotiation between buyers and private contractors.

She participated in numerous public and private tendering procedures as a member of the jury. She provides assistance and defense before the courts in every stage of the trial. Before joining Orrick, Cristina collaborated with the National Anti-Corruption Authority - ANAC.

Cristina takes care of judicial and extrajudicial issues concerning construction, environment and expropriations, and services of general economic interest (electricity and gas, transport).

She specializes in administrative law, with particular focus on public contracts for works and supplies, handling both transactional and litigation matters.

Her practice comprises of legal assistance on commercial law, project financing, public utilities, transportation and infrastructure, constructions and city planning, landscape restraint, and the environment.


  • Corporate
  • Capital Markets
  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity

Adrian Dengler Managing Associate Corporate, Capital Markets


Adrian is a Managing Associate in the Munich office and a member of the Technology Companies Group. His particular focus lies on M&A, private equity, as well as venture capital investments.

Adrian represents clients in national and cross-border transactions, in particular local and international corporates, private equity/venture funds and high growth companies.

Prior to joining Orrick, Adrian worked at the Frankfurt/Main and Munich offices of leading international law firms renowned for their private equity and venture capital practices.

Adrian acts as a business angel for several venture capital start-up companies (e.g. Caroobi, Medbelle, Tilhub and EMIL car insurance).



  • Tax
  • Corporate
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Emerging Markets

Ed Denny Partner Tax, Corporate


Ed Denny is head of Orrick’s London tax department. Ed supports domestic and cross-border corporate and finance practices. He focuses on the tax aspects of corporate finance transactions and structures, including mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies. Ed has a particular interest in international tax issues and the technology sector.

Ed was selected by Tax Journal as one of its "40 under 40" list of the UK’s leading young tax practitioners, and has undertaken secondments in the past with the international tax groups at HSBC and Vodafone.  Ed advised Canal+ on the sale of its interest in Poland's TVN group which was awarded 2016 European Joint Venture Tax Deal of the Year at International Tax Review's European Tax Awards.

Clients say the following about Ed:

"Ed exerts a calming influence on those around him which inspires confidence in his ability to deliver - which he does"

"He puts his knowledge and skills to work for the client and is always thinking of possible solutions"

"His technical memoranda are usually full of different alternatives, but which differentiates him from most advisors, these are in every case feasible and realistic"

Representative transactions include:

  • Studio Canal's acquisition of Paddington Bear IP rights;
  • Canal+ Group's sale of its interest in Poland's TVN group;
  • BP's sale of its LPG bottling business in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, South Africa, Poland, Turkey, Austria and China;
  • HSBC’s £12.5 billion underwritten rights issue;
  • Iberia’s £4.4 billion merger with British Airways;
  • AXA’s £2.75 billion disposal of its UK life insurance business;
  • Delta’s acquisition of a £220 million stake in Virgin Atlantic;
  • BNP Paribas’ acquisition of the fund management arm of Credit Suisse creating a business with combined assets under administration of $231 billion.
  Ed publishes regularly in Tax Journal, PLC Magazine, BNA International and Financier Worldwide.


  • Structured Finance
  • Fintech
  • Banking & Finance

Annalisa Dentoni-Litta Partner Structured Finance, Fintech

Rome; Milan

Annalisa Dentoni-Litta is a partner with the Finance team and is based in the Rome Office. She has wide experience in structured finance, securitizations and covered-bond transactions with a focus on public finance and Italian local public entities.

Her structured finance experience includes advice to arrangers, issuers and originators in relation to a number of public and private securitizations, both domestic and cross-border, as well as receivables purchase transactions, involving various types of receivables, including RMBS, consumer loans, healthcare receivables, tax and trade receivables.

She assists on several covered-bond programmes established by Italian banks.



  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Funds
  • Hotels, Resorts & Entertainment
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy

Andrew Denye Partner Real Estate, Real Estate Investment Funds


Andrew is committed to finding practical, innovative and cost effective solutions for his clients.

Andrew advises on a wide range of commercial real estate matters most recently providing solutions in the following areas:

  • retail and mixed-use schemes
  • development and financing of renewable energy projects   
  • creation and management of flexible co-working / co-living space  
  • investment acquisitions and disposals        
  • management redevelopment and financing of shopping centres

Alongside Orrick’s leading Technologies Group Andrew also assists new and experienced operators in the real estate space on Proptech matters.


  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Africa

Jonathan Desplanque Associate Energy, Infrastructure


Jonathan focuses on projects financing and development in the power, renewables energy, mining and infrastructure sectors, primarily in Africa.

Before joining Orrick in 2016, Jonathan was an associate in the energy and infrastructure department of another international law firm. He has also trained in the Paris offices of several other major international law firms.