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Alessandro Accrocca is an Italian qualified lawyer and Partner in the Finance Group, based in the Milan office. He has strong experience in structured finance, banking law and banking regulation law.
In particular, he has participated in a wide number of transactions, such as debt, equity and structured products issues, securitisations, covered bonds, debt restructuring and derivatives, advising both domestic and international leading clients.
In 2005 – 2008, he worked as director in the Legal Group in London for UBS Limited, covering all legal matters connected with the business carried out by the bank in Italy.
Daniela Andreatta, special counsel in the Milan office, has an extensive M&A and corporate background and a broad experience in bankruptcy-related matters.
Daniela practice covers cross-border corporate transactions and the so called “special situations”, which include investments in distressed assets (non-performing loans, debt and/or equity in listed/unlisted distressed companies), buy-outs from insolvency proceedings and bankruptcy-related litigation. In recent years, she has assisted banks, Italian and foreign investors and debtors in complex deals of corporate restructurings relating to the financial indebtedness and concordato proceedings.
Prior to joining Orrick, Daniela was a member of Studio Legale Tributario in Milan, a law firm Associated with Ernst & Young International.
Giulio Asquini is an Italian qualified lawyer in the Banking & Finance group of the Milan office
Giulio regularly advises financial institutions, sponsors and corporates in a variety of domestic and cross-border finance transactions, in particular on syndicated lending, leveraged and acquisition finance as well as general corporate finance. Giulio also advises debt funds and mezzanine investors in a wide range of complex private placement transactions.
Prior to joining Orrick, Giulio was an associate in a leading Italian law firm, where he also gained experience on M&A and private equity deals, assisting Italian and foreign companies and private equity funds in acquisition and investment transactions.
Marina Balzano is a partner in Orrick’s Italian Banking & Finance team.
She has acquired extensive expertise in assisting major Italian and international banking groups in all types of structured finance transactions such as acquisition and leveraged finance, corporate finance, project finance, public finance and infrastructure financing.
She has also gained solid experience in the issuance of bonds and mini bonds, as well as in the field of debt restructuring both in the out-of-court and pre-bankruptcy phases.
Paola Barometro, Of Counsel in the Milan office, is a member of the European Corporate Group. She has extensive experience in M&A transactions, commercial contracts, general corporate and corporate governance.
Paola has specific experience in criminal liability of legal entities and assists some of the most important Italian companies, some of which are listed in Italy or abroad, in drawing up compliance programs to prevent companies from potential sanctions.
In recent years, she has advised several domestic and multinational companies (in industrial and financial sectors) both in day-to-day corporate consultancy and special projects.
Michele Bertani is a special counsel in Orrick’s Milan office.
As a lawyer, he has extensive experience in intellectual property and competition matters, especially in the fields of copyright, media and information technology legal problems, trademarks, patents, advertising and antitrust law.
Michele is a full professor of intellectual property law at the Law Faculty of the University of Foggia. He also teaches commercial law and competition law at the same Faculty, Competition Law at the IULM University in Milan.
Marco Boldini is a Partner and the Head of the Italian Financial Services Regulatory practice, splitting his time between Orrick’s Milan and London offices.
Marco is a leading authority on financial services regulations, including but not limited to AIFMD, UCITS, PRIIPs, FCA Handbook and Brexit-related topics, as well as on all aspects of funds-related work, in particular on ETFs and ETCs. He advises clients on MIFID II and compliance matters before the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and the Italian Companies and Exchange Commission. Marco also has deep knowledge of the fintech sector, particularly blockchain and cryptocurrency matters.
Named Legal 500 UK’s in-house Regulatory Lawyer of the Year for 2019, Marco serves as Italian Honorary Consul in the United Kingdom to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, as well as to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Italians’ Private Capital Association in London.
Before joining Orrick, Marco served as Head of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) UK Financial Services Regulatory practice. Prior to PwC, he served as European Regulatory Director at asset management firm ETF Securities in London. He is a Solicitor in England and Wales and a fully qualified UK Barrister at Middle Temple Inn, a Notary in England and Wales, as well as an avvocato in Italy. Marco currently teaches financial services law at Cass Business School, City University of London.
Daria’s practice focuses mainly on energy (from both traditional and renewable sources) and infrastructures, in Italy and abroad.
Daria regularly works on M&A and project finance transactions advising banks, sponsors, pension funds, equity investors, project developers, investment funds, lenders and other participants.
Her activity focuses on assisting clients in the development, construction, acquisition, financing and refinancing of power projects and other infrastructure assets and on drafting and negotiating related acquisition agreements, project contracts (including EPC, BOP, TSA and O&M agreements), joint venture agreements, shareholders' agreements and financing agreements.
Daria is lecturer in “The EGP School of Business Development Program”, an Enel Green Power promoted course that is dedicated to its business development professionals and offered through the SDA Bocconi School of Management, the Business School of Bocconi University. Daria focuses her lessons on international business contracts, and in particular on project contracts, joint venture agreements and acquisition agreements.
Laura Cappiello, a special counsel in the Milan office, is a member of the European Corporate group.
Laura has extensive experience in M&A, corporate and business law, Bank of Italy regulatory framework, and corporate criminal law. Her practice focuses on national and multinational companies operating in various sectors including energy, gas, automotive and public utilities, asset management companies, advising on the formation and authorization procedures of asset management companies and investment firms before the competent Italian authorities.
Before joining the firm, Laura was a member of Studio Legale Tributario in Milan, a law firm associated with Ernst & Young International.
Riccardo Caselle, an Italian qualified lawyer, is a managing associate in Orrick's Milan office and a member of the firm's Corporate Group.
Riccardo's practice mainly focuses on white-collar criminal defense and criminal liability of corporations as well as on regulatory enforcement and internal investigations.
Riccardo also has broad experience in general corporate and corporate governance matters.
He assists some of the most important Italian companies, also listed in Italy or abroad, in drawing up compliance programs and is currently a member of several Vigilance Bodies of Italian companies.
Prior to joining Orrick, Riccardo was an associate at Dinoia Federico Pelanda Simbari Uslenghi, where he gained extensive experience in white-collar criminal defense.
Jean-Paule Castagno is partner in Orrick's Milan office and Head of The Italian White Collar Criminal Defense team.
Jean-Paule has more than 15 years of proven experience in criminal litigation, in the management of all phases of crisis management, such as internal investigations -including those of a cross-border nature – the court defence, in the context of criminal proceedings and the sanction proceedings before the Supervisory Authorities, in the interests of both natural persons and legal persons according to the D. Legislative Decree no. 231/2001), Jean-Paule advises clients in high-profile criminal proceedings with specific reference to anti-money laundering, financial crimes, false accounting, bankruptcy offenses, tax crimes, corruption and bribery in both the public and private sector, environmental crimes, occupational health and safety offenses, intellectual property crimes, data protection and privacy crimes/cybercrime, and vicarious liability of corporate entities.
She has been involved in the preparation and update of a large number of systems and controls pursuant to Law No. 231/2001 and she is a member and chairwoman of the surveillance committees of many Italian and foreign companies.
Jean-Paule received her JD from Università Statale di Milano in 2002, her PhD in Criminal Procedural Law from Università degli Studi Milano Bicocca in 2010 and completed the Broadening Business Perspectives Program at Insead in 2018. She began her career with Avv. Alleva in 2002 and joined Avv. Ripamonti in 2007, both Italian Criminal Law boutiques. From 2012 to 2019 Jean-Paule worked at Clifford Chance. She is ranked #2 in White-Collar Crime and #3 in Compliance by Chambers Europe - 2019 and as “Next Generation Lawyer” in Compliance by Legal500 - 2019. Jean-Paule is a member of Unione Camera Penali – Osservatorio Europa and the European Criminal Bar Association.
Luigi Colombo, senior counsel in the Milan office, is a member of the European Corporate Group. Luigi has extensive experience in Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, IPO’s and Real Estate Law.
He has assisted some of the most important Italian groups in a judicial and extra-judicial advisory capacity, including general corporate and corporate governance.
Prior to joining Orrick, Luigi was a partner at Studio Legale Tributario in Milan, a law firm associated with Ernst & Young International.