Francesco Lucernari

Managing Associate

+39 06 845511

Main office: Rome

Focus Team: Banks


  • Banking and Finance, with particular expertise in:
    • Sales of NPLs portfolios
    • Securitisations of both performing and non-performing receivables
    • Derivatives
  • Key sectors:
    • banking
    • investment funds
    • real estate
  • Foreign languages: English, French


  • Joined the firm in 2013
  • Member of the Banks Focus Team
  • Studio Legale Sabelli (2011 – 2013)
  • Chiomenti Studio Legale (2006 – 2011)
  • Secondee, CIB Legal, UniCredit Bank


  • Member of the Italian Bar
  • Law degree from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”

Knowledge Sharing

The High Court of Justice of England and Wales hands down a landmark judgment on derivative contracts entered into by an Italian local authority

On the heels of the Italian Supreme Court’s well-known Cattolica decision of May 2020, a new chapter has been written in the long-running legal debate over certain derivative contracts entered into by a small local authority in Italy. This time, the High Court of Justice of England and Wal …

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