Monica Colombera

Titles: Senior Partner, Partner
Office: Milan
Languages: English, Italian

Monica Colombera coordinates Legance’s Energy & Infrastructure department and is mentioned by the major league tables and legal directories. Monica is involved in the main transactions followed by the Firm. Monica assists lenders and sponsors in financing transactions and in the structuring of projects, and investors in acquisition and joint venture deals, both in infrastructure and energy sectors on a regular basis.

Monica is mentioned by many legal directories. The Legal 500 ranked her in the in the Hall of Fame in the Banking and Finance (both lender, arranger and borrower sides) and in the Energy sections quoting testimonials as follows “The team led by Monica Colombera is one of the most reputable team in the market. They are very well evaluated by operators, banks, and authorities” (2024), “Monica Colombera has great knowledge of this area and excellent interpersonal skills” “Monica Colombera is a brilliant professional, who is highly competent and client oriented” (2022), “Monica Colombera is a very solid professional, always available, reactive and flexible and above all always available for the client and the counterpart” (2021).

Moreover IFLR1000 ranked her as a Market Leader for Project Finance and as a Woman Leader and Chambers and Partners describes her as follows: “Monica Colombera is a star lawyer” (2024), “She has great commercial and negotiation abilities. She is always present on matters and is very proactive” (2023), “She is one of the top players in the market” (2022), “top M&A and project finance lawyer in the infrastructure space in Italy, always available and on the case”, “leading in the negotiations with the counterparty and finding satisfying and innovative solutions to the most complex problems” (2021), “She is a leader with undisputed experience in the energy sector and her force of persuasion and negotiation skills are some of her main strengths in M&A and financing activities“, “very precise and understands the needs of the client“, “she has a solution-oriented approach and she never gives up” (2020), “very knowledgeable, pragmatic and solution-oriented”, “a clever and dynamic lawyer with an excellent reputation”, “is always looking for the best solution for both parties” (2019), “she is very strong in negotiation, with an excellent commercial approach. She is a very talented lawyer” (2018), “clients appreciate her competence and excellent reaction skills. She was instrumental to success. She is absolutely one of the first choices for project finance” (2017), “clients respect her for her wealth of experience and her strong organisational skills” (2016), “an absolutely outstanding project finance lawyer with a broad and international reach” (2015), “she provides an in-depth service and is always very flexible and adaptive” (2014), “very smart and provides high-quality advice” (2013), “a leader in project finance, praised for her client-focused approach and pragmatism”, “undoubtedly one of the leading energy specialists” (2012) and praised for her “commercial nature and strength in negotiations” (2011). Moreover, in 2021 Monica was mentioned in the “Women in business law expert” guide as one of the leading lawyers in Italy in the Energy and Natural Resources sector.

Monica has been awarded as “Project Finance Lawyer of the Year” in 2017, 2020, 2021 and 2023, “Finance Lawyer of the Year” in 2018 and 2021, and “Energy Lawyer of the Year” in 2019 by Legalcommunity. Moreover Monica has been awarded “Infrastructure Lawyer of the Year” in 2020 and “Energy Renewables Lawyer of the Year” in 2021 by TopLegal.