Innovative solutions, rigorous approach and significant experience at our clients disposal.

The Banking & Finance Department has approximately 50 lawyers with in-depth expertise regarding every aspect of finance and banking law. They are constantly advising leading banks and financial institutions, investment funds, national and international companies, as well as numerous public-sector entities.

The Department is headed by Senior Partner Andrea Giannelli, and is composed of professionals with extensive experience combined with multidisciplinary skills, able to assist the client in a complete and personalised way.
Their work covers a wide range of areas including: leveraged finance, acquisition finance, mezzanine financing, real estate financing, syndicated loans, bond and other debt securities issues, securitisation of performing and non-performing loans of different types of asset classes, covered bonds, debt restructuring, PIK structures, derivatives, securities lending transactions and other structured products.
In this regard, all aspects of the preparation and negotiation of contractual documents are also dealt with.

Over the years, the team has advised on a large number of transactions, often among the most innovative in the market.

In 2021 Legance has been awarded by TopLegal as Law Firm of the Year – Banks. In 2021 Legalcommunity awarded Legance as Finance Law Firm of the Year and Banking & Finance Team of the Year, while in 2018 the Firm received the awards for Banking Law Firm of the Year and Non Performing Loans Law Firm of the Year.
Legalcommunity also awarded Legance as Banking Law Firm of the Year in 2016 and Finance Law Firm of the Year in 2015.


The Banking & Finance Department assists lenders, borrowers, originators and investors in connection with:

  • Corporate Lending;
  • Syndicated Finance;
  • Leveraged and Acquisition Finance;
  • Trade and Export Finance;
  • Real Estate Finance;
  • Asset-based financing;
  • Bridge Loans and Capital Markets take-outs;
  • Cross-border finance;
  • Investment grade loans/Working capital facilities;
  • Securitisations and Structured finance;
  • Transfer and securitisation of distressed claims (NPL and UTP);
  • Corporate DCM.