Arturo Sferruzza

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Arturo Sferruzza

Arturo Sferruzza

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Biography

Arturo Sferruzza is a banking and projects lawyer based in Milan. He is also head of the Italian banking and energy teams.

Arturo's practice covers: project finance for the energy and infrastructure sectors; export credit and international trade finance; and shipping finance. His clients include Italian and international banks and financial institutions and his experience covers a broad range of domestic and international deals.

In recent years he has been particularly active in advising on the development and financing of renewable energy and infrastructure projects, both in Italy and abroad.

Arturo joined the firm in 2000 as part of the projects group. He transferred to Milan in September 2003 and became a partner in 2006.

Arturo is a native Italian speaker and is fluent in English.


Professional experience

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  • Law, summa cum laude, Università di Palermo
  • LLM, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, 2000
  • Avvocato, qualified in Italy
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • Ranked in Banking and Finance Law. Best Lawyers, 2018-2022

  • Ranked in 'Hall of fame' in three cateogries: (i) Banking and finance - Borrower side; (ii) Banking and finance - Lender or Arranger side; and (iii) Energy. About him: 'Arturo Sferruzza is one of the best lawyers around in this area. He solves problems and always has a balanced approach. Great experience in cross-border transactions too.' Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
  • Ranked in Energy & Natural Resources (Italy). Arturo Sferruzza is well versed in financing and refinancing mandates in relation to photovoltaic plants. He is additionally experienced on local and multinational M&A mandates in relation to renewable projects. Chambers Europe, 2021
  • Ranked in Project Finance (Italy). Arturo Sferruzza is noted among interviewees for his experience in cross-border project finance transactions. He has a track record of advising sponsors, borrowers and lenders on the financing and refinancing of renewable energy projects. Chambers Europe, 2021
  • Ranked in Project finance. TopLegal Banking & Finance Guide, 2021
  • Ranked in two categories: (i) M&A; and (ii) Finance and Project finance. TopLegal Energy Guide, 2021
  • Recognized in the 2020-21 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Italy for banking and finance. Arturo has been recognized in this directory since 2018.
  • Named as 'leading individual' in three categories: (i) Banking and finance - Borrower side; (ii) Banking and finance - Lender or Arranger side; and (iii) Energy. About him: 'Noted for project, acquisition, commodity and asset finance'; 'An expert in the renewables sector and specifically construction and engineering, operations, energy storage, power purchase and power trading as well as commercial and regulatory issues'; 'His energy M&A projects are often award-winning transactions'. Client testimonial: 'Arturo Sferruzza is a great lawyer.' Legal 500 EMEA, 2020
  • Ranked in four categories: (i) Avvocati Elite - Energy & Infrastructure; (ii) Avvocati Selected - Finance; (iii) Avvocati Selected - M&A Mid Market; and (iv) Avvocati Best - Project. Milano Finanza Legal Award, 2020
  • Ranked in Energy and Natural Resources, Italy. Department head Arturo Sferruzza represents an extensive array of Italian multinational energy companies, international investors and banks in a variety of energy-related projects. He frequently assits with the financing and refinancing of renewable portfolios. Chambers Europe, 2020
  • Ranked in Project Finance, Italy. Sources know Arturo Sferruzza to be 'very clever and very capable. He advises sponsors, borrowers and lenders on the financing and refinancing of renewable energy projects and universities.' Chambers Europe, 2020
  • Ranked - Highly Regarded in six categories: (i) Asset finance; (ii) Banking; (iii) Project finance; (iv) Aviation; (v) Energy; and (vi) Shipping. IFLR, 2020
  • Ranked as a 'leading individual' in three categories: (i) Banking and finance - Borrower side; (ii) Banking and finance - Lender or Arranger side; and (iii) Energy. Legal 500 EMEA, 2019 and 2018
  • Ranked in Energy. Sources appreciate that Arturo Sferruzza 'always has a positive and proactive attitude, and a commercial and problem-solving approach.' He heads the department and advises on M&A and financing operations, including those relating to renewable projects. Chambers Europe, 2019
  • Ranked in Project finance. Arturo Sferruzza leads the team and regularly represents a host of important names from the international finance space. Chambers Europe, 2019
  • Renewables Energy Lawyer of the Year. Legalcommunity Energy Awards, 2019
  • Ranked in Project finance. Head of department Arturo Sferruzza is well versed in renewable energy and infrastructure projects on both a domestic and an international level. He is praised among sources, who note that 'he has a deep knowledge of project finance procedures' and is 'a hands-on lawyer who is very commercial and client-oriented.' Chambers Global, 2018
  • Ranked in Energy. Department head Arturo Sferruzza is proficient in handling a variety of mandates in the renewable energy sector, including M&A transactions and project financings. Clients praise his 'technical knowledge and commercial awareness'. Chambers Global, 2018
  • Ranked in Energy. Client comments included: È un professionista molto intelligente e proattivo, con una profonda conoscenza dei requisiti legali delle procedure di project finance. [Translation: "Proactive and clever. He has a deep knowledge of project finance procedures."] Legalcommunity Energy Report - The best in Italy, 2018
  • Ranked as 'leading individual' in Banking and finance. Legal 500 EMEA, 2017
  • Ranked in two categories: (i) Project finance; and (ii) Energy. Clients appreciate Arturo Sferruzza's ability to be 'very commercial and creative in overcoming obstacles.' As head of department, he handles a range of matters from financing to energy trading and M&A. He is regularly instructed on Italian and cross-border mandates. He is described by commentators as 'a very experienced lawyer with a good track record in project finance.' He has a broad practice advising on administrative, corporate and financing law in the energy, infrastructure, technology and transport sectors. Chambers Europe, 2017
  • Ranked in Projects. Arturo Sferruzza is described by commentators as 'a very experienced lawyer with a good track record in project finance.' He has a broad practice advising on administrative, corporate and financing law in the energy, infrastructure, technology and transport sectors. Chambers Global, 2017
  • Ranked in Project finance. Clients appreciate his 'high level of experience and ability to always ensure consistent quality'. Chambers Europe, 2016
  • Ranked in Energy. Arturo Sferruzza has considerable experience in energy and infrastructure project finance. Of late he has been particularly dedicated to the renewables sector. Chambers Europe, 2016
  • Ranked in Banking and finance (Italy). Arturo Sferruzza specialises in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Clients appreciate his high level of experience and ability to always ensure consistent quality. Chambers Global, 2016
  • Ranked in Banking and finance (Europe wide). Europe-wide the banking and finance lawyers are 'very available and flexible, knowledgeable and to the point. They are precise over high volumes of documentation, discreet and well-measured. Notable practitioners include Arturo Sferruzza in Milan.' Chambers Global, 2016
  • Ranked as Leading individual in Banking and finance. Legal 500 EMEA, 2016
  • Ranked in Energy. Milan-based Arturo Sferruzza specialises in energy and infrastructure sector financings. Legal 500 EMEA, 2016
  • English
  • Italian