BonelliErede is starting the New Year with a key appointment: Massimiliano Danusso, who joins the firm as a partner in the Banking and Finance practice and is also taking over the role of Managing Partner of the London office.
Massimiliano Danusso joins from Allen & Overy, where he acted as Managing Partner of the Italian offices and head of the Italian International Capital Markets practice. He specialises in structured finance operations in risk capital and derivatives. Massimiliano has also previously advised on the design of new derivatives; on complex synthetic and non-synthetic securitisation transactions; and on bond offerings in connection with the placement on Italian and foreign markets.
As mentioned, Massimiliano Danusso will also take over the role of Managing Partner of the London office from Andrea Carta Mantiglia, who commented. The arrival of this new team and the confirmation of the professionals already based in the City will ensure BonelliErede a distinctive ability to oversee the London market due to the prestige, experience and seniority of the professionals involved”.
Also joining the firm is a team of eight lawyers (including senior lawyers Gianpaolo Garofalo, Francesca Marchetti, Stefania Aristei and Sara Cerrone) – who have previously worked with Massimiliano. The new working group will be headquartered in London, though some of the team members will be based in Rome and Milan.
“We are very pleased with these arrivals in our team” commented Stefano Simontacchi and Marcello Giustiniani, Managing Partners of BonelliErede. “Massimiliano will be great at coordinating our highly-experienced financial practice and offer guidance for the professionals currently based in London. In addition, his team will bring new and complementary expertise within our Banking and Finance practice, further diversifying the services offered to clients in that sector. The arrival of Massimiliano, as well as the recent arrivals of Helen Roberts, Vincenzo Salvatore and Luca Perfetti, are testament to BonelliErede’s continuing pursuit of excellence. It is also great to see that well-reputed, senior professionals are interested in joining our organization, and this is testament to the quality of our evolving firm and the international development strategy that we have been implementing in recent years”.
With our new arrivals, the Banking and Finance practice, coordinated by Catia Tomasetti, comprises 48 professionals, four of which are partners.