Iacopo Canino is a corporate finance lawyer with a practice that focuses on finance, restructuring and insolvency, general corporate and commercial law. His main focus is leveraged finance and he is one of the very few Italian attorneys that has specific knowledge and experience on the high yield space.
He advises clients on a broad range of corporate finance, banking and debt restructuring transactions in the Italian market.
Notable clients include Ali Group, Compass (Mediobanca Group), ContactLab, HP Pelzer, JP Morgan, Mediobanca, Rhiag Group, UniCredit and recent representative transactions include KIKO's €152 million term and revolving credit facility, concurrent with a private placement of €100 million, Rhino Bondco's €50 million tap high yield offering and inaugural €200 million senior secured notes offering for the acquisition of Rhiag Group, HP Pelzer's €50 million tap high yield offering and inaugural €230 million high yield bond issue, WIND Group's corporate refinancing that includes a new €775 million issuance; WIND Group's €4 billion corporate refinancing as well as its high yield bond of €1.75 billion €130 million loan to Esprinet, Valentino S.p.A.'s €150 million term and revolving credit facilities and Valentino S.p.A.'s €50 million revolving credit facilities.
Iacopo regularly takes a lead role on complex transactions and is accustomed to working within large cross border interdisciplinary teams of lawyers, drawn from the Firm's offices across the globe.
He is ranked as a 'leading lawyer' in a number of professional directories, including Chambers Global 2016. Commentators agree that Iacopo is "a pleasure to work with", and praise his formidable technical and commercial skills. Peers describe him as "an absolutely fantastic lawyer" and "very experienced" (IFLR 1000, 2013).
Before joining White & Case, Iacopo was a partner and head of the banking and finance department at an independent Italian law firm.