Awards and accolades

Below is a selection of our rankings, awards and accolades (A – Z practice areas).

Administrative law

2021

Ranked in two categories: (i) Environment; and (ii) Urban planning and construction. TopLegal (Italy) Administrative Guide, 2021

Banking and finance

2021

Ranked in Banking and finance. TopLegal (Italy) Banking & Finance and Insurance Guide, 2021

Ranked in Banking and finance, Borrower side (Italy). Norton Rose Fulbright’s Milan-based Arturo Sferruzza heads the Italian banking and energy teams; in recent years he has been particularly active in advising on the financing of renewable energy and infrastructure projects, both in Italy and abroad. Gennaro Mazzuoccolo is an energy and infrastructure and shipping finance expert, and Luigi Costa was made partner in 2020. Client testimonials: ‘Very good preparation and availability for clients.’ Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

Ranked in Banking and finance, Lender or arranger side (Italy). Norton Rose Fulbright’s Italy team comprises experts in energy, shipping, infrastructure, telecoms and real estate-related financings. Advising on energy and infrastructure sector-related project finance, and export credit, international trade and shipping finance. Client testimonials: (i) ‘Competent, speedy and proactive in finding solutions to negotiations’ (ii) ‘They are very knowledgeable and helpful’ (iii) ‘Competence and willingness to explain the reasons behind decisions’ (iv) ‘Dedication, creativity and innovation’ (v) ‘The reference partners are absolutely reliable and the work team very prepared; the group’s availability and ability to foresee and anticipate clients’ needs are also very strong’ (vi) ‘Flexibility and ability to manage complex situations in a balanced way.’ Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

2020

Ranked in Banking and finance, Borrower side (Italy). Norton Rose Fulbright is particularly experienced in the energy, shipping, infrastructure, telecoms and real estate sectors. The firm’s administrative lawyers support the banking practice with regulatory aspects, while its global network means the Italian practice can advise Italian and international clients on cross-border deals. Client testimonials: (i) “It has fantastic project finance experience and is devoted to its clients” (ii) “The team is very well aware of what is going on in the market and is active on the most important deals”. Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

Ranked in Banking and finance, Lender or arranger side (Italy). Norton Rose Fulbright is especially focused on the energy, shipping, infrastructure, telecoms and real estate sectors. The firm’s global network enables the Italian practice to advise Italian and international clients on cross-border banking and finance transactions. Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

Ranked in the category Legal Award Selected: Finance. Milano Finanza (Italy) Legal Awards, 2020

2019

Ranked in Banking and finance, Borrower side (Italy). Norton Rose Fulbright is particularly strong in the energy, infrastructure, shipping (and other transport), real estate, and life sciences and healthcare sectors. Legal 500 EMEA, 2019

Ranked in Banking and finance, Lender or arranger side (Italy). Norton Rose Fulbright advises on acquisition, energy and infrastructure, asset, export credit and trade finance as well as debt restructuring, corporate lending (including syndicated lending), real estate, shipping and telecoms finance. Legal 500 EMEA, 2019

2018

Ranked in Banking and finance (Global-wide). Offers expertise on conventional financing matters, with particular strength in major project financings, corporate lending and significant restructurings. Good global presence, with recognized capabilities in the UK and USA, and across continental Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Chambers Global, 2018

Ranked in Banking and finance (Europe-wide). Handles a broad variety of matters, such as acquisition, asset and project finance. Also highly experienced advisers for debt financing mandates. Frequently acts on cross-border deals for major international banks on matters spanning the energy, infrastructure and TMT sectors. Interviewees praise the firm’s international practice, emphasizing that all coordinating activities and internal agreements across the multitude of legal teams were well organized. Clients also appreciate the team’s approachability, availability and pragmatic, solution-focused approach. Chambers Europe, 2018

Ranked in Banking and finance, Borrower side (Italy). The banking team has a particularly strong standing in the financial institutions, energy and infrastructure, mining, and commodities sectors, but also focuses on transport, technology, life sciences and healthcare-related matters. Legal 500 EMEA, 2018

Ranked in Banking and finance, Lender or arranger side (Italy). Sector expertise in financial institutions, energy and infrastructure, mining and commodities, transport, technology, life sciences and healthcare. Legal 500 EMEA, 2018

2017

Ranked in Banking and finance, Borrower side (Italy). Standout features include energy, infrastructure, aviation and shipping sector expertise. Legal 500 EMEA, 2017

Ranked in Banking and finance, Lender or arranger side (Italy). Stands out for its financing expertise in the energy, infrastructure, aviation and shipping sectors. Legal 500 EMEA, 2017

Ranked in Banking and finance (Italy). Advises a wide client roster, including international and domestic banks and project developers, on banking and finance transactions across a range of areas including project, energy and infrastructure finance. Chambers Europe, 2017

Corporate, M&A and securities

2021

Ranked in Commercial, corporate and M&A (Italy). Norton Rose Fulbright’s longstanding Italy practice has significant sector expertise in energy, insurance and financial services. Clients also benefit from its team of administrative lawyers, who advise on urban planning, energy regulations and environmental law. Salvatore Iannitti is an insurance and re-insurance specialist. Client testimonials: (i) ‘Strong ability to interact with the client company by offering training days on particular issues’ (ii) ‘Great flexibility and availability.’ Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

2020

Ranked in Commercial, corporate and M&A (Italy). Norton Rose Fulbright fields experts in energy, insurance (including the warranty and indemnity provisions of M&A transactions), and financial services deals. The practice is supported by a team of administrative lawyers, who advise on energy regulations, urban planning and environmental law. Client testimonials: (i) “The team is well structured and every teammate fits perfectly within the group. They are capable of interacting with each other and through the different specialisations they have, the team is capable of delivering added-value solutions to issues and goals.” (ii) “The individuals are great professionals, and always well-educated and capable of representing clients’ best interests.” (iii) “It is great for availability, speed and fast focusing of key points.” Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

Ranked in the category Legal Award Selected: M&A Mid-Market. Milano Finanza (Italy) Legal Awards, 2020

2019

Ranked in Commercial, corporate and M&A (Italy). Norton Rose Fulbright is particularly strong in deals involving the financial institutions, energy, life sciences, real estate and manufacturing sectors. Salvatore Iannitti is an insurance law specialist. Legal 500 EMEA, 2019

2018

Ranked in Corporate/M&A (Global-wide). Provides a global corporate offering, with particular expertise in energy, infrastructure and natural resources. Clients say: “They really manage to bring the knowledge of local presence and international legal knowledge to the ground. They are good for complex matters and value for money. They have the international set of skills for one-stop shop matters.” Chambers Global, 2018

Ranked in Corporate/M&A (Europe-wide). Extensive corporate and M&A practice with a comprehensive network of offices across Europe […] activity across a variety of sectors, with a strong footprint in financial services, energy, infrastructure and healthcare. Regularly advises on mid-market, pan-European M&A transactions, offering clients a full service. Mainly acts for publicly listed and privately owned corporations, banks and insurance companies […] Clients are especially impressed by the firm's seamless co-operation on an international level. Typical comments include: “The team as a whole functioned effortlessly and effectively across borders, jurisdictions and time zones.” Another interviewee remarks: “Whenever I have something with an international angle they know how to delegate it. They also co-ordinate their work very well between the offices.” Chambers Europe, 2018

Ranked in Commercial, Corporate and M&A (Italy). The team is noted for deals involving the financial services, energy, real estate, infrastructure and transport sectors, as well as food and agribusiness, manufacturing, life sciences and consumer goods. Legal 500 EMEA, 2018

2017

Ranked in Corporate/M&A (Global-wide). Provides full-service multi-jurisdictional support to multinational groups active in the Italian insurance, private equity and real estate markets. Chambers Global, 2017

Recommended firm in Commercial, Corporate and M&A (Italy). Legal 500 EMEA, 2017

Dispute resolution and litigation

2021

Ranked in Dispute resolution (Italy). Norton Rose Fulbright is particularly well-known for its strengths in insurance-related disputes, including those concerning directors and officers (D&O) liability, as well as casualty, environmental and medical malpractice cases. In addition, its team advises on contentious matters relating to M&A, banking and insolvency, among other areas. Cecilia Buresti is the head of the practice. Client testimonials: ‘Significant presence in the field of banking and financial litigation’. Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

2020

Ranked in Dispute resolution (Italy). Strong focus on insurance-related litigation […] beyond insurance claims, the department also deals with civil, commercial and financial cases. Client testimonials: (i) “Client focused, experienced, nice to work with” (ii) “Pragmatism and business acumen coupled with significant legal skills; friendly style of communication and flexibility when it comes to fee arrangements” (iii) “Constant availability, professional approach.” Legal 500, EMEA, 2020

2019

Recognised Practice in Dispute Resolution (Italy). Chambers Europe, 2019

Ranked in Dispute resolution (Italy). Insurance litigation has been an especially busy area for Norton Rose Fulbright, while administrative, corporate and commercial law are other areas of expertise. Legal 500 EMEA, 2019

2018

Ranked in Dispute Resolution (Global-wide):. With notable activity across Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe, as well as the Americas, the firm is able to assist clients in key jurisdictions around the globe. Regularly handles a broad range of commercial litigation across the energy, natural resources, construction, pharmaceuticals and banking sectors. Also maintains a robust global arbitration practice. Sources appreciate the breadth of coverage the firm offers: “They have the network required for this kind of case: whether lawyers, local counsel or consultants, they have the right people at hand.” Other sources highlight the strength of its advice and ability to overcome language barriers, saying: “They advise us without being too conservative or not conservative enough. They struck the right balance in terms of advice we were looking for, and their English is excellent. I've been quite impressed.” Chambers Global, 2018

Recognized practice in Dispute Resolution (Italy). Chambers Europe, 2018

Ranked in Dispute Resolution (Italy). The “highly experienced” Norton Rose Fulbright has a particular focus on dispute resolution related to M&A, finance and insurance, as well as energy, food, life sciences and technology. Legal 500 EMEA, 2018

2017

Recommended firm in Dispute Resolution (Italy). Legal 500 EMEA, 2017

Employment

2021

Ranked in Employment (Italy). Well-regarded employment team frequently assisting with employment issues in relation to M&A transactions and restructurings. Areas of expertise include implementation of smart working policies, transfers of personnel and issues related to top management. Counts engineering companies, manufacturers and renewable energy companies among its clients. Strengths: “They have been reliable, available and demonstrated a solid knowledge of the topic, providing solution-oriented legal advice in a clear and timely manner,” affirms one client. “The service is always punctual and very complete, with a constant view to the interest of the company,” reports another interviewee. Chambers Europe, 2021

Ranked in Employment (Italy). Norton Rose Fulbright’s employment team in Italy, which is part of a much larger global practice, has significant knowledge of the financial services, energy, life sciences, food and consumer goods sectors. It covers the gamut of contentious and non-contentious issues for clients, with recent work covering matters arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Practice head Attilio Pavone has been particularly active in advising on policies and contracts for remote working, workplace health and safety and data protection in relation to contract tracing. Client testimonials: ‘Resourcefulness, excellent cost/benefit balance.’ Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

2020

Ranked in Employment (Italy). In the employment sphere, Norton Rose Fulbright handles matters relating to corporate governance, dismissals, trade unions and transactions. The team’s substantial track record also includes restructurings at managerial level, for example transfers of entire groups of managers and remuneration policies. Client testimonial: “Very professional; good ratio costs/benefits.” Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

Winner – Best Practice Health and Safety. The team was recognized for assistance provided to domestic and international clients on topics related to the Covid-19 lockdown and back to work, supporting companies on a daily basis, updating them on rules, regulations and best practices. Legalcommunity (Italy) Labour Awards, 2020

Ranked amongst the top law firms in Italy for Labour and Welfare. Sole 24 Ore and Statista (Italy) survey, 2020

Ranked in the category Legal Award Selected: Employment Law. Milano Finanza (Italy) Legal Awards, 2020

2019

Ranked in Employment (Italy). Legal 500 EMEA, 2019

Winner – Best Practice of the Year for Supplementary Agreements to Employment Contracts (Contratti integrativi aziendali). Legalcommunity (Italy) Labour Awards, 2019

2018

Ranked in Employment (Global-wide). Advises clients from the finance and pharmaceutical sectors on employee terminations, immigration law issues and restrictive covenants. Represents clients in boardroom disputes, disciplinary issues, discrimination claims and whistle-blower proceedings. Also advises on industrial relations issues. Clients appreciate the firm’s international expertise, saying: “They can provide services everywhere in the world, and one of their main strengths is that they have a level of expertise in all subject matters in every jurisdiction.” Several clients highlight the firm’s commitment to getting to know its clients. One reports that “they have an outstanding understanding of our business, have taken the time to get to know us, and obviously the global platform is very appealing.” Chambers Global, 2018

Other recommended firms – Tier 1 in Employment (Italy). Legal 500 EMEA, 2018

Winner – Industrial Relations Best Practice of the Year. Legalcommunity (Italy) Labour Awards, 2018

Ranked in Employment. Noted as our key strengths: (1) expertise and practice in all areas of employment law; (2) technical skills, professionalism, timeliness and responsiveness; (3) knowledge and understanding of the market and the company's business; (4) presence and availability of the partners; (5) international network and strong presence in Italy. Legalcommunity Labour Report, The best in Italy, 2018

2017

Ranked in Employment. Noted as our key strengths: (1) specialization and activities in all matters relating to labour law, (2) technical competence, professionalism and quickness to respond, (3) knowledge of the market and corporate business, (4) international network and presence in Italy, (5) accessibility and availability of partners. Market reputation “Excellent overall for competence, preciseness, knowledge of business and extreme readiness; plus, excellent price-quality ratio.” Legalcommunity Labour Report, The Best in Italy, 2017

Energy

2021

Ranked in Energy and Natural Resources. Experienced team with broad sector expertise across the full range of energy matters. Areas of expertise include biomass, wind and photovoltaic projects. Clients include both Italian and multinational companies seeking assistance with cross-border transactions, project financing, commercial contracts and development. Further advises developers, export credit agencies and energy companies. Strengths: One client lauds the team’s expertise in energy M&A transactions, saying: “They are very competent and provide great support.” Chambers Europe, 2021

Ranked in Industry focus: Energy (Italy). Norton Rose Fulbright’s energy team in Italy is part of a large global network of advisers operating in the sector. The group is experienced in M&A and finance transactions in Italy and further afield internationally. In addition, it also assists Italian clients with international energy projects, particularly in relation to permits and authorisations, environmental and zoning law issues, as well as commercial contracts. Arturo Sferruzza, who heads up the practice, is known for advising Enel Group on a cross-border basis. Client testimonials: (i) ‘Absolute availability of the team, prompt response and flexibility’ (ii) ‘360-degree knowledge of the sector.’ Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

2020

Ranked in three categories: (i) M&A; (ii) Finance and Project finance; and (iii) Administrative law and regulatory. TopLegal (Italy) Energy Guide, 2020

Ranked in Industry focus: Energy (Italy). The energy team at Norton Rose Fulbright handles a range of matters covering banking, public law, corporate and employment, drawing on its international reach to serve its Italian clients across borders. Client testimonial: “They are very well aware of what happens in the market and active on plenty of deals. High experience in the sector, high technical and cultural preparation.” Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

Ranked in Energy (Italy). Experienced team with broad sector expertise across the full range of energy matters. Areas of expertise include biomass, wind and photovoltaic projects. Clients include both Italian and multinational companies seeking assistance with cross-border transactions, project financing, commercial contracts and development. Further advises developers, export credit agencies and energy companies. Clients know the firm’s service to be “very comprehensive and commercially driven.” Chambers Europe, 2020

Ranked in the category Legal Award Elite: Energy & Infrastructure. Milano Finanza (Italy) Legal Awards, 2020

2019

Ranked in Industry focus: Energy (Italy). Norton Rose Fulbright's energy team has the ability to “consider risks and give sound advice.” It has notable recent expertise handling transactions in the energy space. Legal 500 EMEA, 2019

Ranked in Energy (Italy). Experienced team with broad sector expertise across the full range of energy matters. Activity spans oil and gas, biomass and waste-to-energy projects. Clients include both Italian and multinational companies seeking assistance with cross-border transactions, project financing, commercial contracts and development. Client roster comprised of developers, export credit agencies and energy companies. Clients state that the lawyers’ approach is a decisive factor in instructing them, as one interviewee notes: “They are our favourite advisers in the energy field because of their ability to couple legal skills and knowledge of the industry in a commercial and pro-transaction manner.” Chambers Europe, 2019

2018

Winner – Project Finance Law Firm of the Year. Legalcommunity (Italy) Energy Awards, 2018

Ranked in Energy. Noted as our key strengths: (1) industry-specific know-how in energy, (2) understands the market and the commercial business, (3) partners are present, available and easy to reach, (4) multidisciplinary team regularly instructed on Italian and cross-border mandates (5) international network and consolidated presence in Italy and (6) good value for money. Legalcommunity Energy Report, The Best in Italy, 2018

Ranked in Energy (Italy). Experienced team with broad sector expertise across the full range of energy matters. Activity spans oil and gas, biomass and waste-to-energy projects. Clients include both Italian and multinational companies seeking assistance with cross-border transactions, project financing and development. Client roster comprised of developers, export credit agencies and energy companies. Chambers Europe, 2018

Ranked in Projects & Energy (Global-wide). Highly rated projects and energy practice assisting clients in a vast array of jurisdictions thanks to its enviable global footprint. Well equipped to advise on oil and gas, power and mining projects in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Has a wealth of expertise in advising clients operating in emerging markets. One client said that “the team has been very homogenized and has always worked in a coherent manner,” and went on to praise its “excellent client services, promptness and transparency.” Clients further praise the efficiency of the firm’s “internal co-operative network through their offices globally.” Chambers Global, 2018

Ranked in Projects and Energy (Europe-wide). Regularly acts on outbound investments to Africa. Advises lenders, investors and developers on energy matters in renewables, oil and gas and mining, as well as infrastructure projects. Clients are impressed with the make-up of the team, suggesting it is “well built with team members who are very skilled and have a collaborative approach,” adding: “They have been flexible during our collaboration, also helping us in solving and managing many extra issues.” Further sources also admire the firm’s “very co-operative and business-oriented” nature, remarking that the team “tried to resolve problems rather than just raise legal issues.” Chambers Europe, 2018

Ranked in Industry Focus: Energy (Italy). Norton Rose Fulbright offers ‘extremely high-quality’ services in energy project financing, grid connection, joint ventures, M&A, emission reduction projects, PPPs, public procurement and regulatory matters in both the oil and gas and renewables sector. Legal 500 EMEA, 2018

2017

Winner – Energy Team of the Year. Le Fonti (Italy) Awards, 2017

Ranked in Industry focus: Energy (Italy). Provides a high standard service level in advising on project finance and M&A, particularly in the renewable energy and gas sectors. Legal 500 EMEA, 2017

Ranked in Energy (Italy). Experienced team with broad sector expertise across the full range of energy matters. Noted for its market activity in LNG, oil and gas and biomass projects. Clients include both Italian and multinational companies seeking assistance with cross-border transactions, project financing and development. One client reports: “We are all very happy with the work. The lawyers have been extremely thorough, they know their targets and have been good at dealing with any issues. They also have a commercial approach.” Interviewees highlight the team’s good experience, knowledge and strong understanding of the sector. Chambers Europe, 2017

Ranked in Energy. Noted as our key strengths: (1) industry-specific know-how in energy, (2) technical competence, professionalism and quick to reply, (3) understands the market and the commercial business, (4) partners are present, available and easy to reach and (5) international network and consolidated presence in Italy. Legalcommunity Energy Report, The Best in Italy, 2017

Food and agribusiness

2018

Ranked in Agribusiness (Global-wide). Well-regarded food and agribusiness practice with a sizeable team of dedicated lawyers. Represents an extensive range of prominent industry clients, including agrichemical producers, food producers, processors, and distributors and manufacturers of farming equipment. Particularly well known for advising on large agrifunds as well as high-stakes M&A and joint venture deals within the industry. Also offers expertise in regulatory matters and investigations concerning food safety. Has global coverage of this sector […] One interviewee highlighted the team’s efficient and pragmatic approach: “They are just amazing. They are dedicated and provide practical advice – their answers are taken as a given.” Chambers Global, 2018

Infrastructure

2020

Winner – Team of the Year Infrastructure and Construction. Legalcommunity (Italy) Forty under 40 Awards, 2020

Insurance

2021

Ranked in Insurance (Italy). Experienced insurance team with expertise spanning regulatory, corporate and litigation matters. Well regarded for issues relating to insurance M&A, policy revision and compliance within the insurance sector. Skilled in PI, D&O and casualty claims. Active in the areas of banking, driving and travel insurance. Highly sought after by international insurers for advice on their Italian assets. Benefits from the strength of the firm's global insurance and reinsurance network. Regularly advises on matters with tax aspects. One pleased client reports: “We are really happy with the service and appreciate the team’s agility and flexibility to adapt to the company’s needs and tight deadlines. They always deliver as promised and at a very good level.” Another client affirms: “Norton Rose Fulbright has been extremely helpful in providing advice on our specific insurance questions.” Chambers Europe, 2021

Ranked in Insurance and Insurance regulation. TopLegal (Italy) Banking & Finance and Insurance Guide, 2021

2020

Ranked in Insurance (Italy). Experienced insurance team with expertise spanning regulatory, corporate and litigation matters. Well regarded for issues relating to insurance M&A, policy revision and compliance within the insurance sector. Skilled in PI, D&O and casualty claims. Active in the areas of banking, driving and travel insurance. Highly sought after by international insurers for advice on their Italian assets. Benefits from the strength of the firm's global insurance and reinsurance network. A client comments: “The entire team has a great sense of service and is happy to share knowledge and experiences; they become more a partner than simply an adviser.” Chambers Europe, 2020

2019

Ranked in Insurance (Italy). Experienced insurance team with expertise spanning regulatory, corporate and litigation matters. Well regarded for issues relating to insurance M&A, policy revision and compliance within the insurance sector. Active in the areas of banking, driving and travel insurance. Highly sought after by international insurers for advice on their Italian assets. Benefits from the strength of the firm’s global insurance and reinsurance network. Sources praise the team for being “very responsive to clients’ needs and agile in their negotiations.” Interviewees further underline: “The partners are reliable and always available.” Chambers Europe, 2019

Winner – Insurance Law Firm of the Year. Legalcommunity (Italy) Corporate Awards, 2019

2018

Band 1 in Insurance year-on-year since 2014. Chambers Europe, 2018

Ranked Band 1 in Insurance (Italy). Market-leading insurance team with expertise spanning regulatory, corporate and litigation matters. Well regarded for handling issues relating to insurance M&A, policy drafting, competition and compliance within the insurance sector. Highly sought after by international insurers for advice on their Italian assets, as well as Italian clients looking to invest abroad. Benefits from the strength of the firm's global insurance and reinsurance group. According to interviewees, the team members stand out for their knowledge of the law and client-oriented approach. Chambers Europe, 2018

Ranked in Insurance (Global-wide). Maintains a strong global presence in the insurance market. Notable practices in the UK, Italy, Australia and Singapore. On the disputes side, the firm has particular expertise in the marine, energy and aviation sectors, along with advising on cyber, technology and IP claims. The corporate team advises on all aspects of life, non-life and Lloyd’s market transactions. Also handles company restructuring and regulatory matters. One source comments on the firm's wide capabilities, saying: They are very well known in different fields and instructed in international cases. A client says: “Norton Rose Fulbright did an outstanding job – they have established a practice that is capable of handling very complex transactions with a very commercial approach.” Chambers Global, 2018

2017

Ranked Band 1 in Insurance (Italy). Market-leading insurance team with expertise spanning regulatory, corporate and litigious matters. Well regarded for handling issues relating to insurance M&A, policy drafting, competition and compliance within the insurance sector. Highly sought after by international insurers […] for advice on their Italian assets, as well as Italian clients looking to invest abroad […] strong insurance practice […] quality of the firm’s work is very high. Chambers Europe, 2017

Project Finance

2021

Ranked in Project finance. TopLegal (Italy) Banking & Finance and Insurance Guide, 2021

2020

Ranked in Project finance (Italy). Advises a wide client roster, including foreign and domestic banks and project developers, on banking and finance transactions across a range of areas including project, energy and infrastructure finance. Well reputed for the team's cross-border expertise, with recent activity involving the UK, the US and Latin America. Sources appreciate the team's ability to “find the solution to complex matters.” Clients further describe the team as “very attentive and precise.” Chambers Europe, 2020

Ranked in the category Legal Award Elite: Project. Milano Finanza (Italy) Legal Awards, 2020

2019

Ranked in Project Finance (Italy). Advises a wide client roster, including foreign and domestic banks and project developers, on banking and finance transactions across a range of areas including project, energy and infrastructure finance. Well placed to offer support in cross-border mandates, with recent activity involving Mexico and South Africa. Particularly active in recourse financings. The team is reported to be “very proactive with its clients.” Other sources appreciate that the group “has the ability to manage a wide range of issues related to project finance.” Chambers Europe, 2019

2018

Ranked in Project finance (Italy). Advises a wide client roster, including international and domestic banks and project developers, on banking and finance transactions across a range of areas including project, energy and infrastructure finance. Well placed to offer support in cross-border mandates, with recent activity involving Mexico and South Africa. Strengths Sources commend the depth of knowledge and problem approach. They offer 360-degree support and are good team players. Further interviewees confirm the team’s “ability to provide excellent client service” and describe it as “extremely knowledgeable and connected to the market.” Chambers Europe, 2018

2017

Ranked in Project finance (Italy). Active on a range of cross-border project financings, mainly concerning the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors. Client portfolio comprises banks, investment funds, project developers and asset managers. Additionally offers advice on English law. Noted for cross-border project financing matters, boasting particular expertise in UK law and a network of offices throughout a variety of different jurisdictions. Particularly focused on the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Chambers Europe, 2017

Real estate

2020

Ranked in Real estate and construction (Italy). Norton Rose Fulbright in Milan has an experienced and internationally active team […] The team not only assists investors and banks but is also able to attract clients such as energy and construction companies, developers and other businesses requiring early-stage advice when entering the Italian real estate market. Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

2019

Ranked in Real estate and construction (Italy). Legal 500 EMEA, 2019

2018

Other recommended firms – Tier 1, Real estate and construction (Italy). Legal 500 EMEA, 2018

2017

Recommended firm in Real estate (Italy). Legal 500 EMEA, 2017

Shipping

2021

Ranked in Shipping: finance (Italy). Well-established international firm offering advice on a wide range of shipping finance topics including ship-secured and unsecured loan financing, acquisition financing and construction financing. Debt restructuring and ship mortgage amendments are further areas of experience. Acts for a client base of domestic and international banks, including the European Investment Bank. Chambers Europe, 2021

Ranked in Finance and restructuring. TopLegal (Italy) Shipping and Transport Guide, 2021

2020

Ranked in Shipping finance (Italy). Well-established international firm offering advice on a wide range of shipping finance topics including ship-secured and unsecured loan financing, acquisition financing and construction financing. Debt restructuring and ship mortgage amendments are further areas of experience. Acts for a client base of domestic and international banks, including the European Investment Bank. Chambers Europe, 2020

Ranked in the category Legal Award Elite: Transport Law. Milano Finanza (Italy) Legal Awards, 2020

2019

Ranked in Shipping finance (Italy). Well-established international firm offering advice on a wide range of shipping finance topics including ship-secured and unsecured loan financing and the negotiation of shipbuilding contracts. Specialises in financing backed by export credit agencies and the European Investment Bank. Also offers advice to shipping clients on financial products, debt restructuring and cross-border leasing. Sources are quick to acknowledge the department as “a very strong team.” Clients highlight the customer-oriented service as one of the group’s strong points, commenting that the lawyers are “very keen to meet clients’ expectations.” Chambers Europe, 2019

2018

Winner – Shipping Finance Law Firm of the Year. Legalcommunity (Italy) Finance Awards, 2018

Ranked in Shipping finance (Italy). Well-established international firm offering advice on a wide range of shipping finance topics including ship-secured and unsecured loan financing, negotiation of shipbuilding contracts and maritime insurance. Specializes in financing backed by export credit agencies and the European Investment Bank. Also offers advice to shipping clients on financial products and cross-border leasing. Chambers Europe, 2018

Ranked Band 1 in Shipping: finance (Global-wide). Outstanding shipping practice with a significant global presence across Asia, Europe and the Americas. Has an impressive ship finance practice, as well as notable contentious capabilities covering a wide range of disputes. Clients include owners, operators, insurers, financial institutions and insurers from across the globe. The firm is recognized for its strength in the ship finance sector, with sources commenting that they have very good ship finance lawyers and a fantastic global presence on the finance side. Chambers Global, 2018

2017

Ranked Band 1 in Shipping finance (Italy). Well-established international firm offering advice on a wide range of shipping finance topics including ship-secured and unsecured loan financing, negotiation of shipbuilding contracts and maritime insurance. Specializes in financing backed by export credit agencies and the European Investment Bank. Assisting with cross-border mandates is another key strength. “For all possible questions we may have on shipping finance, Norton Rose Fulbright is our first choice. The team are available, precise and don't waste the client's time.” Chambers Europe, 2017

Restructuring and insolvency

2019

Ranked in Restructuring and Insolvency (Italy). Assists clients from a wide range of industry sectors with a particular emphasis on shipping. Benefits from an extensive global network enabling it to provide advice on cross-border matters. Advises on lender liability, loan restructuring and insolvency proceedings as well as the sale and acquisition of distressed assets and loan portfolios. Chambers Europe, 2019

2018

Ranked in Restructuring and insolvency (Italy). Assists clients from a wide range of industry sectors including shipping. Benefits from an extensive global network enabling it to provide advice on cross-border matters. Advises on lender liability, loan restructuring and insolvency proceedings. Chambers Europe, 2018

Noted Firm in Restructuring and insolvency (Europe wide). Chambers Europe, 2018

2017

Ranked in Restructuring and insolvency (Italy). Acts for banks and sponsors on restructurings, including in-court restructurings and pre-insolvency matters, with notable experience in distressed LBOs. Legal 500 EMEA, 2017

Ranked in Restructuring and insolvency (Italy). Assists clients from a wide range of industry sectors including shipping, real estate, aviation and transport. Benefits from an extensive global network enabling it to provide seamless advice on cross-border matters. Complements its skill in this area with expertise in litigation and finance. The firm’s restructuring and insolvency practice is widely appreciated by the market, with clients noting that that team is very strong, responsive and is part of an excellent international network. The firm is “available, precise and tries to give advice that is value for money; it doesn’t waste the client’s time,” interviewees say. Chambers Europe, 2017