Antonio Siciliano

Title: Partner
Offices: Milan, Rome
Languages: English, Italian

Antonio Siciliano mainly focuses in banking and finance transactions (including corporate lending, leveraged and acquisition finance), bond issues and other debt securities, securitisations, structured products and derivatives, advising, among others, leading national players, multinationals, banks and other financial institutions. In the area of capital markets, in which he is mainly active, Antonio took part in numerous bond issues, including high yield bonds, both domestic and international, on a stand-alone basis and under the EMTN/GMTN programme, in the context of public offers and private placement, as well as in mini-bond issuances by small-medium enterprises (including in the context of funding programmes launched by banking groups and institutional investors, such as the so-called basket bonds), project bonds and other debt instruments. Antonio has also been involved in the structuring of the first green bond issued by an Italian company and in the first ever sustainability-linked bonds in the world issued by entities operating in the infrastructural sector (airport management and toll road management), as well as in liability management transactions in the form of tender offers, exchange offers, intermediated exchange offers and consent solicitation.
Antonio is mentioned in Chambers and Partners as follows: “very competent and able to mediate well in negotiations with different counterparties” (2021). He is also recognized as Rising Star by IFLR1000 in Banking, Capital Markets: Debt and Capital Markets: Structured finance and securitization practice areas and as Next Generation Partner by The Legal 500, in the Capital Markets: Debt sector. Moreover he is mentioned as follows: “Antonio Siciliano has constant availability and knowledge of the market – extremely competent, solid and effective help in solving legal and commercial problems”.
In 2022, at the Legalcommunity Finance Awards, Antonio has been awarded as “Private Debt & Mini-bond Lawyer of the year”: “The professional’s expertise covers mini-bond issues by small businesses, including in the context of financing transactions. He also stands out for his considerable activity regarding green bond issues”.