Andrea Novarese

Partner, Milan

Biography

Andrea “takes 360-degrees care of the client and has huge experience in the Italian market”
Chambers & Partners Europe

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. Additionally, thanks to his in-depth knowledge in the automotive sector, Andrea is a member of the Firm Auto-Tech Industry group and of the Technology Industry Group.

BANKING & FINANCE

Andrea regularly represents lenders and borrowers on complex cross-border banking transactions.

Andrea is ranked amongst the leading lawyers by all major directories including: Chambers & Partners (Banking & Finance), The Legal 500 (Banking & Finance); and IFLR1000 (Banking, DCM and Project Finance). 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 ranked amongst the leading lawyers by The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and IFLR 1000.

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, Banco BPM, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, J.P. Morgan and UniCredit.

Corporate clients include: Atlantia, Autogrill, Edizione Holding, Gemmo Impianti, Internazionale FC, Proma Group, Sintonia and Tecnica Group.

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 €1,1 billion financing, 2019
Andrea advised a pool of banks in connection with the €1,1 billion financing granted to Italian railway operator Italo – Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori.

Tecnica Group €150 million financing, 2019
Andrea advised Tecnica Group in connection with the €150 million financing made available by Banca IMI, UniCredit, Banco BPM, Commerzbank in the context of the acquisition of a minority stake in Lowa Sportschuhe GmgH*.

Autogrill €75 million financing, 2019
Andrea advised Autogrill in connection with the €75 million financing made available by Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A. for general corporate purposes*.

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

Project Italia, 2019
Andrea is advising Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. in connection with a €6 billion project launched by Italian listed company Salini Impregilo S.p.A. aimed at strengthening the Italian sector of public works and construction, as a result of which, inter alia, Salini Impregilo S.p.A. will acquire a majority stake in Astaldi S.p.A., another Italian listed in the context of its arrangement with creditors (concordato preventivo).

Maschio Gaspardo's restructuring, 2019
Andrea advised a consortium of 21 major Italian banks in connection with the €140 million debt restructuring of Maschio Gaspardo S.p.A., a leading Italian company in the production of agricultural equipment.

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