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London – DLA Piper’s Finance and Projects Group has strengthened its Projects practice with the appointment of Costanza Russo as a partner based in the firm’s London office. Costanza has been made up to partner on joining, having been a senior associate at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (Europe) LLP in their London office.

Costanza Russo’s current practice is mainly in the area of project finance. She has advised and advises in respect of projects in Eastern and Western Europe with a particular focus on infrastructure projects. In addition, she also has significant experience in acquisition finance, real estate finance, bond issue, securitisation and structured finance transactions, with a focus on the Italian market.

Costanza has gained extensive experience from advising leading banks, multinational corporations, governments and governmental authorities in respect of the financing and development of projects in a number of different countries and sectors.

Colin Wilson, head of the DLA Piper’s Projects team in London, commented: “Costanza is a very talented lawyer with a growing reputation in the project and finance sector. Our London practice operates in a global market where international and cross-border expertise is essential. Costanza’s joining will certainly strengthen our international Project Finance practice.”

Costanza added: “I have been impressed by DLA Piper’s global expansion and by the excellent reputation of the firm’s projects and finance practice. I look forward to further developing our presence both in London and globally.”

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