Laura specialises in banking and bankruptcy law, and, more precisely, her expertise extends to all the legal matters related to banking and finance transactions with a specific expertise in leveraged finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance and project finance transactions.

She is a member of the Banking and Finance team in Italy. She advises mainly international and Italian financial institutions in relation to domestic and cross-border financing transactions.

Laura advises as well as on all matters pertaining restructurings of financial indebtedness (including by way of reorganisation plans, debt restructuring agreements and compositions with creditors) transactions.

Prior to joining Osborne Clarke, she accrued experience advising Italian and foreign companies operating in different market sectors, with particular focus on the renewable energy sector and the fashion industry.

Work

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.

Unicredit S.p.A.

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..
 

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.

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
 

AKNO Group

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.

Credit institutions and leasing companies

Advising credit institutions (Illimity, BNL, AMCO and Intesa Sanpaolo) and leasing companies (Iccrea Banca Impresa, BNL Leasing, Alba Leasing and SG Leasing) in the restructuring of the financial debt, of approximately Euro 23 million, of Valvosanitaria Bugatti S.p.A.

Natixis S.A.

Advised a group of banks led by Natixis SA, Milan branch, in the ambit of the grant of a loan (approx. Euro 130 million) to finance the purchase of a portion of the Vodafone Village in Milan by the “COIMA CORE FUND VIII” real estate fund managed by COIMA SGR S.p.A.

Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Assisted the bank in the provision of financing for the acquisition by the PE fund HAT of the designer chair manufacturer, Luxy.

Unicredit

Advised the lending bank in the transfer by Arcobaleno of its majority shareholding in Cadicagroup, a company operating in the labelling sector, to Blu, a vehicle company fully controlled by the PE fund "Gradiente 1" managed by Gradiente Sgr.

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.