Luigi Costa

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Norton Rose Fulbright Studio Legale

Luigi Costa

Luigi Costa

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Biography

Luigi Costa is a finance, construction and M&A lawyer based in Milan. He focuses on the energy, infrastructure, and real estate sectors. He regularly assists international and Italian clients.

Luigi's experience includes projects and acquisition and export credit financings, as well as civil, bankruptcy and corporate law matters and transactions. He also assists clients in participating in private and public tenders and on debt restructuring and insolvency matters.

In the renewable energy sector, Luigi advises clients on a range of projects, including photovoltaic, wind farm, biogas, biomass and hydroelectric, solar rooftop and greenhouse, natural gas co-generation, water desalination, energy storage and energy efficiency, landfill, hospital, shopping centre and luxury resort, roads and highways, and schools.

Luigi trained with the firm and completed a six-month secondment in our Johannesburg office.


Professional experience

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Law degree, Bocconi University of Milan, 2009

Master's certificate in domestic and international banking law, IPSOA Training School, 2012

  • Avvocato, qualified in Italy 2012
  • Best Lawyer, Project. Selected Lawyer, Energy & Infrastructures, Finance, M&A Mid Market, M&A Small Cap, Private Equity: Milano Finanza Legal Awards (Italy), 2022.
  • Team member, Shipping law firm of the year, Legalcommunity Finance Awards (Italy), 2022.
  • Energy Lawyer of the Year, Legalcommunity Forty under 40 Awards (Italy), 2022.
  • Finance and project finance, Administrative law and regulatory, TopLegal Energy Guide (Italy), 2022.
  • Team member, Project finance law firm of the year, Legalcommunity Energy Awards (Italy), 2022.
  • Team member, Infrastructure and construction team of the year, Legalcommunity Forty under 40 Awards (Italy), 2021 and 2020.
  • Team member, Finance law firm of the year, Legalcommunity Energy Awards (Italy), 2021.
  • Next generation partner, Banking and finance - Borrower side and Lender or Arranger side: Italy, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2022.
  • Key lawyer, Energy: Italy, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2022.
    'recently promoted partner Luigi Costa … regularly assists with energy-related finance, construction and M&A issues.'
  • M&A: Italy, IFLR1000, 2022.
  • M&A and Energy and infrastructure (project development): Italy, IFLR1000, 2021.
  • Selected Lawyer, Energy & Infrastructure, Equity Capital Markets, Finance, and Projects: Milano Finanza Legal Awards (Italy), 2021.
  • Next generation partner, Banking and finance - Borrower side and Lender or Arranger side: Italy, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021.
  • Key lawyer, Energy: Italy, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021.
    'Luigi Costa is a highly trained professional… He is a tireless lawyer, always available at any time, always available with a solution.'
  • Project finance: TopLegal Banking & Finance Guide (Italy), 2021.
  • Energy - Finance and Project finance and in Energy - Administrative law: TopLegal Energy Guide (Italy), 2020.
  • Rising star, Banking and finance - Borrower side and Lender or Arranger side: Italy, The Legal 500 2020.
    'Noted for project and acquisition finance, corporate lending and refinancing'; 'practice includes project and acquisition finance, corporate lending and refinancing.'
  • Best Lawyer, Energy & Infrastructure and Projects, Milano Finanza Legal Awards (Italy), 2020.
  • Selected Lawyer, Finance: Milano Finanza Legal Awards (Italy), 2020.
  • Energy and infrastructure: Project development, M&A: Italy, IFLR1000, 2020.
  • English
  • Italian