Madeleine Horrocks




Madeleine Horrocks is a finance and capital markets partner based in the Milan office and a dual-qualified English and Italian lawyer. She is a member of the firm's Banking & Finance team.

Madeleine has a broad finance practice covering many types of lending and capital markets work, with a particular emphasis on securitisation, impact finance and ESG, derivatives and secured lending. 

She regularly represents arrangers, lead managers, swap counterparties, issuers and trustees on capital markets matters including ESG bonds and state guaranteed securitisations. Madeleine advises banks, corporates and financial institutions active in the European financial markets, in particular in Greece and Italy. She is considered a sustainable finance pioneer thanks to her many years of advising lenders and borrowers on sustainable finance transactions in Europe and the developing world, working with social responsibility lenders and clean tech start-ups.

She has been based permanently in Italy since 2003 and a partner at Orrick since 2013.

Madeleine is ranked in Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2023 for Capital Markets Italy (Foreign expert) and has been described as "Superlative: pragmatic with a business orientated approach which allows her to solve complex issues always and easily".

  • Guest lecturer: Master, Università San Raffaele, Scuola Superiore di Avvocatura - Introduction to Eurobonds and Debt Capital Markets and Introduction to derivatives and the ISDA documentation framework.

    Guest lecturer: Scuola Superiore della Magistratura, Corso di Diritto Inglese – Practising English law in Italy