Global law firm White & Case LLP was named "Banking Law Firm of the Year" at the LegalCommunity Finance Awards ceremony held remotely on May 5, 2020. LegalCommunity is one of the leading legal publications in Italy.
In presenting the award, the selection jury highlighted the team's continuous growth since its launch, including the most recent lateral hires of partners Andrea Novarese (Milan) and Maria Cristina Storchi (Milan) and its involvement in all major Italian market finance transactions during the year.
The firm also received the "Deal of the Year - Sustainability" award thanks to the assistance to the global coordinators, mandated lead arrangers, bookrunners and green coordinator for its work on the €1.1 billion syndicated Green Loan provided to .italo NTV. The team that advised on the transaction comprised partners Andrea Novarese (Milan), Michael Immordino (Milan & London), Alessandro Nolet (Milan), Simon Caridia and Martin Forbes (both London), and associates Tiziana Germinario, Francesco Mozzone and Beatrice Bertuzzi (all Milan). The transaction represented the very first financing granted to an Italian company in line with the Green Loan Principles and the Sustainability Linked Loan Principles laid down by the LMA, ALPMA and LSTA on the basis of the ICMA Green Bond Principles.
White & Case was also nominated for several additional awards, including: Law Firm of the Year and Law Firm of the Year for Project Finance, Debt Capital Markets, Non-Performing Loans and Structured Finance.