Gennaro Mazzuoccolo is a banking lawyer based in Milan. His focus is project finance (energy and infrastructure) and shipping finance.
In the project finance sector, Gennaro has vast experience of advising on renewable energy (solar and wind) projects and has also advised on export financings supported by SACE and other export credit agencies.
In the shipping sector, Gennaro has advised many domestic and international banks and financial institutions on shipping and shipping finance matters (including fleet financings, registration of vessels under Italian flag and acquisition of shipping companies).
Gennaro graduated with honours from the Università di Napoli in 1999 and qualified as an Italian avvocato in 2002. Prior to joining our practice in 2008, he worked in Milan and London for major international legal practices and he also worked as an in-house lawyer for the Italian bank, Banca d’Intermediazione Mobiliare IMI S.p.A.
He is a native Italian speaker and he is fluent in English.
- Avvocato, qualified in Italy
Rankings and recognitions
Chambers Europe 2018
Band 1 – Shipping finance: Shipping finance expert Gennaro Mazzuoccolo regularly advises an impressive client roster on a selection of shipping finance and restructuring mandates. He recently assisted Mediocredito Italiano with the refinancing of a RO-PAX vessel. Sources describe him as an "excellent lawyer."
Legal500 EMEA 2017: Key practitioner – Banking and finance
Legal500 EMEA 2017: Recommended – Restructuring and insolvency
Chambers Europe 2017
Band 1 – Shipping Finance: Gennaro Mazzuoccolo is a shipping finance expert, advising domestic and international clients on matters such as fleet financings, export credit-backed financing and shipping company acquisitions. One client states: "He knows the field very well, as well as the commercial needs of his clients."
- Chambers Europe 2016
Band 1 – Shipping finance, “Shipping practice head Gennaro Mazzuoccolo advises a number of high-profile banks and financial institutions, both domestic and international. He is described as "an expert" in this field.”
- Legal 500 EMEA 2016 – Banking and finance
“Gennaro Mazzuoccolo is highly rated.”
- Legal 500 EMEA 2016 – Restructuring and insolvency
“Gennaro Mazzuoccolo is a key figure.”
- Chambers Europe 2014 - Shipping
“Market observers note that Gennaro Mazzuoccolo (Band 1) has a thorough knowledge of all shipping finance matters and the shipping sector in general.”
- Legal 500 EMEA 2014 – Banking and finance
“Gennaro Mazzuoccolo is recommended.”
Chambers Europe 2013 (Shipping)
“Gennaro Mazzuoccolo wins plaudits for his shipping finance expertise. He recently advised Banca IMI on a EUR35 million loan facility to Premuda International.”
- Legal 500 EMEA 2013 (Banking)
Gennaro Mazzuoccolo is “recommended.”
- Chambers Europe 2012 (Shipping)
“Shipping is an important focus for this global firm and the same is true of its Italian practice. Although not involved in regular shipping transactions, it is highly active in shipping finance matters and has sustained a healthy deal flow despite the challenging economic climate. The group recently advised the European Investment Bank on a EUR150 million financing package provided to Grimaldi Compagnia di Navigazione for the acquisition of new vessels. Gennaro Mazzuoccolo is the main practice contact.”
- Chambers Europe 2011 (Shipping)
“This shipping practice is incorporated into the firm's banking department and is dedicated to advising banks on shipping finance matters. Benefiting from an extensive international network, the team recently advised UniCredit on a EUR30 million financing for tug boats. Clients praise the quality of the service received, commenting that the group “is able to attend to all our needs. Partner Gennaro Mazzuoccolo is the main contact for shipping work.”
Memberships and activities
Gennaro is co-author of numerous publications on banking and finance law, including the Italian chapter in the World Bank Doing Business Survey 2009. He is also a regular speaker at conventions and seminars on project finance and energy law and shipping finance.
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