Acquisition and Leveraged Finance
The firm has a well-established name in the private equity and leveraged finance markets and is highly regarded by financial sponsors and banks alike. This is reflected in Carnelutti's strong client base, which includes both leading private equity houses and banks. The firm currently acts for private equity funds, banks, arrangers, syndicates and corporate borrowers in all of their general financing requirements. Carnelutti operates at the leading edge of the market and has been involved in the development of a broad range of senior and subordinated financing techniques and products. We provide market insight and cutting-edge solutions in all aspects of leveraged finance from negotiations on covenants, to complex subordination and intercreditor issues, to structuring LBO transactions that utilize multiple layers of financing. Carnelutti has the market experience and legal capability to structure and negotiate transactions and resolve complex legal issues to meet the requirements of lenders, borrowers, equity investors and other transaction participants.
General Lending / Asset Finance
Carnelutti represents banks and non-bank financial institutions in debt financing transactions for large international corporate borrowers as well as middle market companies in various industries. The firm's lawyers have extensive experience in advising on loans for all types of clients and in all sectors of the economy. Transactions include senior secured credit facilities, subordinated debt and other mezzanine financing, asset-based working capital facilities, aircraft and equipment financing. Carnelutti is privileged to work alongside a number of client banks who arrange and participate in loan finance.
Carnelutti's specialists assist clients in various intricate project finance transactions, bringing together experienced lawyers to form a cross-disciplinary team drawn from the relevant practice areas to provide fully integrated legal advice across numerous complex areas, from structured finance to infrastructure, energy, government and regulatory, tax, construction and engineering, environmental, corporate and securities and real estate.
The firm also advises banks and companies on the full range of banking regulatory issues. It has particular expertise in advising on regulatory issues in connection with acquisitions and banking licensing procedures as well as with regard to the rules and regulations issued by the Bank of Italy, Consob (the Italian Securities Exchange Commission) and Borsa Italiana S.p.A. (the Italian Stock Exchange). Carnelutti also advises on a broad range of organizational forms through which overseas entities may conduct their banking and financial business in Italy.