Michael Immordino is recognised as a top-rated lawyer with significant knowledge and experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law throughout Europe. His practice is based jointly in London and Milan.
He is frequently called upon to work with companies and investment banks, especially in connection with complex, international M&A and securities transactions.
Michael's extensive capital markets experience covers advising investment banks and issuers in both public and private equity and debt offerings (including SEC registered, Rule 144A and Regulation S transactions). In the DCM area he has significant experience in high yields, Eurobonds, covenanted Eurobonds, Euro Private Placements and US Private Placements. In the ECM area he has advised on a broad range of IPOs, secondary offerings and block trades. He has acted as counsel in numerous offerings of Italian and Spanish companies, covering most industry and financial sectors.
Michael is an innovative lawyer with an ability to lead pioneering work on behalf of his clients. He has worked on many "first time" deals in the international markets for Italian companies. In addition, Michael played a key role in the process which brought about the approval of the reform in Italy, which aligned rules so that private companies can issue bonds in a manner previously applicable only to issuances by public listed companies.
Michael is ranked in Band 1 in Debt Capital Markets by Chambers Global 2015 and as a "star," "US/UK qualified expert" by Chambers Europe 2015. He is also recognized as leading lawyer by The Legal 500 and by IFLR 1000, 2015 editions. TopLegal named him "Finance Lawyer of the Year" in 2013 and in 2011. According to Chambers Global 2015, clients appreciate his capacity to co-ordinate his team and his relationship skills, with one noting: "He knows all the financial players in Milan." According to Chambers Global 2014, Michael is "one of the most experienced capital markets partners, with a wealth of experience in equity and debt. He is unanimously acknowledged as a star of the market, obtaining fantastic feedback across the board." As reported by The Legal500 2015, Michael has "excellent knowledge of US capital increase transactions" and he is recommended in Corporate and M&A and Banking & Finance by the same publication.
His investment banking clients include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Banca IMI, Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Mediobanca, Morgan Stanley and UniCredit. Notable corporate clients include Aeroporti di Roma, Amplifon, Ariston Thermo, Atlantia, Autogrill, Barilla, Coeclerici, Corporación América, Cremonini, De' Longhi, Edizione Holding, Farmafactoring, Gamenet, GTECH, IMA, Intesa Sanpaolo, Italiaonline, Kedrion, Kiko, Lottomatica, MARR, Piaggio, Salini Impregilo, SEA Aeroporti di Milano, and Wind.
Michael often heads up teams of the Firm's lawyers in cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions, including public and private negotiated acquisitions. Clients who seek his counsel in this area include companies, financial advisers and private equity funds.