Raul Ricozzi is an Italian qualified lawyer and a partner in Orrick's Rome office. He is a member of the Banking & Finance Group.
Raul has 20+ years experience in project financing, leveraged and asset financing, debt issues (with a particular focus on "green bonds"), and securitisation, mainly acting for banks and underwriters.
He advised on some groundbreaking transactions in the Italian market: the first public lighting infrastructural "green bond" (listed on the Italian Stock Exchange ExtraMOT Pro segment), the first securitization by a P2P consumer lending platform, as well as the first ship construction financing for the largest Italian shipbuilding company.
He has worked on cross-border transactions in many countries, including in Africa.
Raul spent one year (2005) in Orrick's Structured Finance group in New York, working mainly on cash and synthetic CDOs and RMBS transactions.
He was also a visiting lawyer in a leading Italian law firm in Brussels (Belgium) in 2000, having been chosen by the University of Rome, "Tor Vergata," for the "EU Leonardo da Vinci" scholarship.
In 1994, Raul attended one semester in "Johannes Gutenberg Universität" of Mainz (Germany) through an EU "Erasmus" scholarship.