LAWFUEL – Europe Law News – Linklaters today announces the elections of Andrea Arosio and Dario Longo as partners in its Milan office, in Italy. The appointments represent a major strengthening of the firm’s ability to meet its clients’ Italian and international finance needs, extending its capabilities to encompass Italian law and cross border acquisition, real estate and leveraged finance and general structured finance and securitisation advice.
Andrea and Dario join Linklaters from Pedersoli e Associati, in Milan, where they were partners leading the banking and structured finance teams respectively. Prior to joining Pedersoli, Andrea was a partner at Allen & Overy.
Andrea will join Linklaters as co-managing partner of the Italian practice alongside Linklaters’ current managing partner, Sarosh Mewawalla.
Andrea is one of Italy’s leading banking lawyers with extensive experience in acquisition finance, leveraged finance and real estate finance transactions, both in the Italian market and in cross border transactions.
Dario is a banking and structured finance lawyer with wide experience in structured finance, securitisations and mono-line wrapped transactions and real estate finance transactions, both in the Italian market and cross-border.
Their appointments follow the election of Davide Mencacci, a banking partner, from Allen & Overy, in January 2007. Davide specialises in advising on leveraged finance and real estate finance transactions for financial institutions, both in the Italian market and in cross border transactions.
This step will ensure that Linklaters continues to develop the top quality capability its Italian and international finance clients have come to expect from us in Italy and across Europe.
David Cheyne, Linklaters senior partner, said:
“This is a high quality team with a strong relationship in the eyes of a number of our major global clients. We are committed to meeting the full range of our clients’ needs in Italy as we do in the rest of Europe, Asia and the Americas, and this is a significant step in the right direction.”
Sarosh Mewawalla, co-managing partner of the Linklaters Italian practice, said:
“I am pleased that Andrea and Dario have decided to join us. They both practise right at the top of their respective markets and are professionally and culturally a good fit with Linklaters. We are committed to servicing the needs of our clients in Italy and this recruitment is a further demonstration that we can and will attract the brightest and best in the market to do this. The arrival of Andrea and Dario, following that of Davide Mencacci, means we now have the capacity and expertise on the ground to cover finance transactions under Italian, English and New York law with top ranking professionals from each jurisdiction.”