For over 20 years Filippo’s work in the field of insolvency has been driven by one overarching objective: to preserve business continuity of clients across a wide range of industry sectors.

He is the Head of the Italian Restructuring and Insolvency team. His practice focuses on debt restructuring, advising both in and out of court, through a wide selection of procedures.

Filippo assists important names in a broad number of industry sectors: manufacturing, commerce, publishing, real estate, energy, fashion, logistics/distribution and automotive, contributing to the restructuring and reorganisation of key business entities, with a keen eye on small and medium sized enterprises. He also advises in and out of court on general corporate and commercial matters.

He has been consistently ranked by Chambers and Partners and regularly speaks at leading industry conferences. He is also the author of a number of publications:

  • Co-Author: “Lo stralcio dell’IVA nel concordato preventivo senza transazione fiscale”, Rivista dei dottori Commercialisti, Anno LXVII – fasc.1 2016; “Brevi note sull’ammissibilità del pagamento dei creditori privilegiati oltre l’anno dall’omologazione del concordato preventivo con continuità aziendale”, Rivista dottori commercialisti, March 2014
  • Author: “Il concordato con continuità aziendale”, in “La riforma del fallimento” – Italia Oggi, special series no. 20, 15.9.2012; “I contratti pendenti nel nuovo concordato preventivo e il trattamento dei debiti per i leasing”, in “La riforma del fallimento” – Italia Oggi, special series no 20, 15.9.2012.

Filippo Canepa impresses with his experience and 'ability to co-ordinate and harmonise' restructuring mandates. He is recognised for his skills in assisting mid-market domestic companies with debt restructurings and turnaround procedures.

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HPE-Holding Partecipazioni Energetiche S.r.l.

Advised in the arrangement with creditors procedure involving a debt of over €30 million and based on the continuation of the company's business activity.

Consorzio Agrario di Ravenna Soc. Coop. a r.l.

Assisted in the reorganisation of the debt exposure towards its financial creditors, allowing the continuation of the client's activity in conditions of normality and full economic-financial sustainability.

Cartiera di Momo S.p.A.

Advised on the client's arrangement with creditors procedure with continuity, implemented through a lease of business to FM Cartiere S.p.A., a subsidiary of Cartiera Fornaci, which decided to acquire the shares of Cartiera di Momo in order to start an industrial restructuring, with a view to investment and continuance of the business.

Serist S.r.l

Assistance in the revocation of the company's bankruptcy and in the homologation of its subsequent debt restructuring agreement.

Sonae Sierra

Advised this Portuguese multinational, manager of 27 shopping centres worldwide, in its purchase of the majority shareholding of the company Galleria S.r.l.

Centauria Editore S.r.l

Advised Centauria, a publishing company specialising in books, magazines and collectibles for purchase from newsagents, by subscription or online, in its arrangement with creditors approved by the Court of Milan. Read more

Pasubio Sviluppo S.p.A
Advising Pasubio Sviluppo, a real estate company established to undertake a significant redevelopment of an area of Parma, in applying for an arrangement with creditors (value Euro 68 million).
The Organic Factory S.p.A

Advised on restructuring the debt of The Organic Factory, one of the largest organic oilseed crushers in Europe which, through its group, also controls the entire production chain for organic oil.

Arescosmo S.p.A.

Advising Arescosmo, a company specialising in the supply of products and services in the Aerospace and Defence sectors, in its arrangement with creditors procedure before the Court of Latina and approved by the Court on 9 April 2021.


Assistance in the arrangement with creditors procedure for the client, a company operating in the lighting, scenography and showbusiness sector. The procedure, implemented by way of a workers buy out of the business and through the creation of a newco cooperative, ensured the maintenance of employment levels and company value. Read more

Paven S.r.l.

Advised on the arrangement with creditors, on a going concern basis, of this company that deals with the distribution of zootechnical and pharmaceutical products. The arrangement will allow Paven to pay its debts and maintain existing employment levels, relaunching its business.

Carlo Tassara

Advised the company on all the corporate aspects, as well as on their day-to-day corporate governance, in connection with the restructuring of the debt of its subsidiary, Metalcam S.p.A.

Sint S.p.A

Assisted the client, European leader in the field of sign and brand identity projects, in the arrangement with creditors proposed in the form of an arrangement with business continuity.

Malvestiti Group

Assistance in debt restructuring and transfer of the group's main businesses. Assistance to the purchaser Autotorino S.p.A. which as a result has become the leading multibrand car dealer in Italy by size and turnover.

Dolci Bielloni

Advised in the sale, within the ambit of an arrangement with creditors,  of the 'Dolci Bielloni' branch of business to the Amut Group, operating in the field of technologies for plastics extrusion.

Romano (Meltin' Pot)

Arrangement with creditors and tax settlement resulting in the continuation of client's business, safeguarding, in part, employment levels. Arrangement of new finance.

Dolci Bielloni S.p.A

Assisted in the lease, aimed at a subsequent acquisition, of a branch of the business of Dolci Bielloni, historical international player in the packaging and plastics extrusion sector.


Arrangement with creditors allowing the restructuring of the company's debt, maintaining the assets including 130 PV plants and numerous shareholdings in companies operating in the renewables sector.