Andrea Pinto has worked for leading global law firms and finance institutions, acquiring a solid and international expertise that enables him to lead complex and cross-border transactions.
He is Head of the Italian Banking & Finance team. His legal experience spans the breadth of the finance and restructuring & insolvency sectors.
Andrea assists both lending institutions and borrowers in real estate finance, project finance, acquisition finance and restructuring matters. He represents banks, financial institutions and corporate clients in very high value and sophisticated commercial and industrial debt restructuring transactions. He also assists clients in turnaround transactions and in the preparation, negotiation, and implementation of corporate and debt restructuring plans. He has gained significant experience in restructuring structured finance debt (e.g. CMBS, REF, leverage financings).
Prior to joining Osborne Clarke, Andrea practised as a partner at a global US firm and spent one year on secondment at the international lending department of Barclays Bank PLC in London.
Andrea is ranked for Real Estate Finance by Chambers & Partners and has been recognised as a leading individual for Banking and Restructuring by Chambers & Partners Global. He was also awarded ‘Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate Finance" by a leading Italian directory.
Andrea Pinto is not only a good lawyer technically speaking, he is also good at providing commercial advice. He is very charismatic. He has a lot of experience and is a problem solver. He provides a strategic view on the matter and can offer different solutions.
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Colliers Global Investors Italy SGR S.p.A | citizenM Holding
Assisting in a complex project finance transaction for the redevelopment of a property in Rome owned by the fund, to be used as a 4-star hotel with LEED certification, the management of which will be entrusted to a company belonging to the Dutch citizenM group, launching the first hotel in Italy under this brand.
Acque Bresciane S.r.l
Advised in relation to funding granted by a pool of banks valued at Euro 202 million, with Euro 95 million in the form of a green loan. Read more
Advised on a Euro 55 million loan from the European Investment Bank, the very first green loan in the water sector granted by the EIB at global level. Read more
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A
Advised in relation to the grant by CDP to UBI Banca of a Euro 500 million loan by way of the subscription of a senior unsecured bond to support new investments in enterprises operating in the 8 Regions of the South of Italy.
Principal European Core Fund
Advised on the green term loan of approximately Euro 25 million granted, inter alia, to finance the acquisition of a property qualified as an “eligible green project”.
Advised the bank on the preparation of the legal documentation relating to the funding provided to the "Urania" fund, managed by Kryalos SGR S.p.A..
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A
Advised CDP on the grant in favour of Raffineria di Milazzo S.c.p.A. of a loan valued at Euro 50 million for cutting-edge works to adapt the company’s tank fleet to the best environmental and paving standards.
Assisted in the Euro 31.9 million loan granted to the client for the design, construction and management of a building for logistics use.
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.
Advised on the Euro 35 million financing granted to Raffineria di Milazzo S.c.p.A., backed by a first demand guarantee (so-called Garanzia Italia) issued by SACE S.p.A., for new investments in research, sustainable development, energy efficiency and innovation.
Antirion SGR S.p.A.
Assistance to Antirion SGR S.p.A., operating as asset management company of the Antirion Global real estate fund - Core compartment, on a loan of a total value of Euro 60 million. The loan concerned properties owned by the Fund, including properties categorised as "Green Buildings" and qualifying part of the loan as an Eligible Green Project.
Kryalos SGR S.p.A
Advised Kryalos SGR S.p.A. in a Euro 14 million loan, made available by BPER Banca S.p.A. to the "Italy Opportunity Fund" AIF reserved to qualified investors.
Aareal Bank AG, Rome branch
Advised in Euro 65 million financing in favour of closed real estate investment fund “CER-L" for the acquisition by the Fund of a real estate portfolio consisting of logistics hubs based in northern Italy
Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Advised a pool of banks including Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Intesa Sanpaolo, in the restructuring of the financial indebtedness of Investind S.r.l., a company operating in the real estate sector, pursuant to art. 182bis of the Italian insolvency law.
UniCredit, Banca IMI and Mediocredito Italiano
Assistance in the financing for the revamping by the Finint Xenios fund of the historic Hotel Brun in Milan, which will then be managed by Starwood.
Advised in the financing made available to Forum Gran Sasso S.r.l. in the context of the purchase of the Gran Sasso shopping centre in Teramo.
Aareal Bank AG
Advised in the financing to “Fondo Cartesio”, acting through Fabrica SGR SpA, aimed at financing the purchase of a real estate portfolio comprising 5 properties.
Assisted in the financing to the value of approximately Euro 90 million provided to Finanziaria Gilardi for the development and completion of the MondoJuve retail park, located in the Boroughs of Vinovo and Nichelino (Turin) in the area currently adjacent to the Juventus Training Center.
Banco BPM S.p.A
Advised Banco BPM as lending bank, mandated lead arranger and agent bank, in the context of the transaction aimed at financing the purchase of two healthcare facilities located in central Italy by the “Fondo Antirion AEsculapius” managed by Antirion SGR S.p.A.
BPER Banca S.p.A
Advised BPER Banca S.p.A., as lender, arranger and agent bank, and UBI Banca S.p.A., as lender and arranger, in the real estate financing in favour of the “Value Add II Italy” investment fund managed by Savills Investment Management SGR S.p.A..
Advised Tricenter, an Italian company owning the Bariblu Shopping Center in Bari, in connection with an NPL law 130 investment by Davidson Kempner Capital Management and Prelios Credit Servicing.
Mount Street Mortgage Servicing Limited
Advised Mount Street Mortgage Servicing, as agent and delegate primary servicer, on a complex cross-border financing and securitisation transaction totalling approximately Euro 72 million.
Banco BPM S.p.A
Advised the bank which partially financed the first acquisition by the “SGT CPI 2 Italy Real Estate Fund” through a medium-long term cash loan pursuant to the specific rules on land loans (credito fondiario).
Antirion SGR S.p.A
Advised Antirion, an independent asset management company for the closed-end reserved multi-compartment alternative real estate mutual fund “Fondo Immobiliare Antirion Global” – Comparto Core”, in the context of a financing for an overall amount of approx. Euro 179 million provided by BNP Paribas for the purchase of two real estate complexes in Rome.
Advising on the financing aspects of several real estate purchases by DeA Capital Real Estate SGR S.p.A., acting as management company of a certain real estate closed-end alternative investment fund, along with other property finance matters with an aggregated value of around Euro 74 million.
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