Andrea Novarese

Partner, Milan

Biography

Overview

Andrea Novarese is a top-rated Italian qualified lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in the areas of banking, leveraged and acquisition finance, project finance, senior secured lending, restructuring, debt capital markets and corporate governance. Andrea regularly advises commercial and investment banks, borrowers and issuers, financial institutions, blue chip companies and investment firms.

Andrea is ranked amongst the leading lawyers by all major directories and he is often called upon to work with companies and investment banks, especially in connection with complex, cross-border transactions. 

BANKING & FINANCE

Andrea regularly represents lenders and borrowers on complex cross-border banking transactions. Andrea is ranked in Band 1 in Banking & Finance by Chambers & Partners Europe/Global 2019 and as Leading Individual by The Legal 500 2019 in the same area of practice. He is also recognized as a highly regarded lawyer in Banking, Project Finance and DCM by IFLR1000 2019. Andrea was named "Banking & Finance Lawyer of the Year" at the 2018 Top Legal Awards and "Banking Lawyer of the Year" at the 2018 Legalcommunity Finance Awards.

FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY

Andrea regularly advises corporate clients in connection with complex financial restructuring transactions. He is recognized as a Leading Individual in Restructuring & Insolvency by The Legal 500 2019. Chambers & Partners Europe 2019 ranks him in Band 2 in Restructuring & Insolvency and IFLR 1000 2019 recognizes him as a highly regarded lawyer in the same area of practice. 

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Andrea is very well regarded for his experience in the areas of general corporate, M&A and commercial law. He has advised on several cutting edge M&A transactions in the Italian market.

CLIENTS

Andrea works with a diverse group of investment banks and corporate clients.

His investment banking clients include: Bank of America, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, J.P. Morgan and UniCredit.

Corporate clients include: Atlantia, Autogrill, Enel, Pininfarina and Sorgenia.

Bars and Courts
Italian Bar
Education
LLM
School of Law
University of Georgia
Law Degree
University of Pavia
Languages
Italian
English
French

Experience

Banking

Italo – Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori €900 million financing, 2018*
Andrea advised a pool of banks in connection with the €900 million financing granted to Italian railway operator Italo – Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori.

Atlantia €16.5 billion financing, 2018*
Andrea advised a consortium of 24 banks in connection with Atlantia S.p.A. financing in relation to the €16.5 billion public tender offer on Abertis S.A.

Lavazza's €400 million financing, 2018*
Andrea advised a pool of banks in connection with the €400 million financing granted to Lavazza for general corporate purposes.

Qatar Investment Authority and Glencore's €5.2 billion acquisition of Rosneft, 2018*
Andrea advised Intesa Sanpaolo, as sole underwriter, in connection with the €5.2 billion facility provided to a consortium consisting of Qatar Investment Authority and Glencore for the purposes of its acquisition of a 19.5 percent stake in Rosneft, the world's largest publicly traded petroleum company.

Sintonia's €1 billion facilities, 2018*
Andrea advised a Sintonia S.p.A. in connection with the subscription of €1 billion facilities made available by a pool of banks.

 

Financial Restructuring and Insolvency

Alisarda's restructuring, 2017*
Andrea advised Alisarda S.p.A. in connection with the restructuring of its financial indebtedness.

Sorgenia's €1.8 billion restructuring, 2016*
Andrea advised Sorgenia in connection with its €1.8 billion restructuring.

 

Mergers & Acquisitions

Alisarda business combination with Qatar Airways, 2017*
Andrea advised Alisarda S.p.A. in connection with the business combination with Qatar Airways.

ChemChina €7.1 billion acquisition of Pirelli, 2015*
Andrea advised a pool of international  banks in connection with the €7.1 billion acquisition of Pirelli by ChemChina.

 

*Prior to joining White & Case

Awards and Recognition

Banking
Leading Lawyer (Band 1): Chambers & Partners Global/Europe 2019
Leading Individual: The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Highly Regarded: IFLR1000 2019

Restructuring & Insolvency
Leading Lawyer (Band 1): Chambers & Partners Europe 2019
Leading Individual: The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Highly Regarded: IFLR1000 2019

Capital Markets: Debt
Highly Regarded: IFLR1000 2019

Project Finance
Highly Regarded: IFLR1000 2019