Italian corporate and financial law firm Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners keeps growing and expands its practice areas, with the launch of its new Structured Finance department. The new team is formed by four professionals coming from Legance, led by Emanuela Campari Bernacchi who joins the firm as an equity partner.
She will be assisted by senior associate Valentina Lattanzi who holds an important role in the development of the new Structured Finance department, in light of her previous experience at Legance in London. Associates Salvatore Graziadei, an expert in the Italian structured finance market, and Allegra Arvalli complete the team.
The new hires bring the total number of lawyers at Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners to 81, including 23 equity partners.
Emanuela Campari Bernacchi joins from law firm Legance, where she had been a partner in the Banking and Debt Capital Market practice since its foundation in 2007. She focuses on all aspects of structured finance, non-performing loans transactions and debt capital markets, and boasts an extensive experience in the securitisation field across different asset classes. She is also very active in the structuring of innovative finance transactions in the FinTech space.
Before joining Legance, Emanuela worked at Gianni Origoni Grippo between 2005 and 2007, following a 5-year experience in the Structured Finance department of Freshfields, Bruckhaus, Deringer.
“The appointment of Emanuela and her team is of a great strategic importance for the firm, given the long season ahead for banks and investors to dispose and manage non-performing loans. The firm aims to play a key role in this arena, as well as in the FinTech one” commented Bruno Gattai, founding partner of Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners.
“I am very happy to join a firm that, in just a few years, has established itself as a reference point in the Italian market, standing out for its dynamism, orientation to growth and continuous strengthening of new practice areas” stated Emanuela Campari Bernacchi.