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Fabrizio Dotti

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Fabrizio Dotti is a partner in the Milan office. He specializes in the banking and financial markets sectors and has a focus on acquisition and real estate finance and corporate lending. He also has considerable experience in advising banks in debt restructurings and insolvency matters and in the sale of bank debt.

Mr. Dotti received his Law Degree in 1992 from the University of Milan and was admitted to the practice of law in Italy in 1995.

Professional Background

Before joining K&L Gates, Mr. Dotti spent 15 years in another international law firm in Milan and London, which he joined after a 9-year stint as legal counsel in one the major Italian banking institutions. He was involved in numerous transactions, including acquisition finance, leveraged financing, real estate finance, syndicated lending, domestic and international funding arrangements, debt restructuring deals and debt portfolios or single names trades.

During 2012 he was on partner secondment with an International bank in Milan, as acting local general counsel.


  • 2017, Ranked. Legal 500
  • 2016, Ranked. Chambers and Partners Europe

Speaking Engagements

  • Finanziamento d’impresa: nuovi “players” e nuovi strumenti; seminar credited by the Milan Bar, 6 June 2017;
  • Le insolvenze transfontaliere alla luce del Regolamento n. 2015/848 UE e il nuovo approccio europeo alla crisi d’impresa; seminar credited by the Milan Bar, 20 December 2016;
  • Il disequilibrio economico degli enti locali: analisi delle disposizioni normative e descrizione delle procedure; seminar credited by the Milan Bar, 21 Octobre 2014
  • La responsabilità del creditore nell’insolvenza del debitore, profili civili e penali, seminar credited by the Milan Bar, 24 September 2013
  • Ristrutturazioni: quando le cose si mettono male, seminar credited by the Milan Bar, 23 October 2012;
  • Clausole dei contratti di finanziamento e garanzie nell’era del credit crunch; seminar credited by the Milan Bar, 20 June 2012;
  • Strumenti innovativi della disciplina fallimentare per la risoluzione della crisi d’impresa. Rassegna delle prime esperienze applicative; seminar credited by the Milan Bar, 15 June 2010

Additional Information

  • La sindacabilità da parte del giudice della revocatoria del piano di risanamento attestato ex art. 67 comma 3 lett. d) legge fallimentare; Diritto bancario.it, 20 December 2016
  • La libera realizzabilità della garanzia finanziaria in costanza di fallimento; Diritto bancario.it, 10 April 2015
  • La finanza ponte nei concordati uccisa da un emendamento? Diritto bancario.it, 18 February 2014
  • Sorte dei creditori non aderenti ad un accordo di ristrutturazione omologato in caso di successivo fallimento del debitore; Diritto bancario.it, 10 February 2014
  • Il “consolido” ipotecario: problematiche fallimentari e riflessi penali; Diritto bancario.it, 15 July 2013
  • Advising a large Italian asset manager in its setting up the direct lending business reporting and compliance structure and in the first lending transaction completed by its direct lending fund in Italy.
  • Advising the banking and financial creditors in the Euro 60,000,000.00 debt restructuring of a real estate company owning a tourist complex in Northern Italy.
  • Advising a syndicate of Italian banks in negotiating and finalizing a € 61,000,000.00 multi borrower cross border secured loan facility structure in favor of a large Italian steel producer.
  • Advising one of Italy’s largest banking groups in the restructuring of a € 95,000,000.00 multi-tranche facility granted in relation to a buy-out involving a company managing a number of luxury historical hotels in Southern Italy.
  • Advising a large Italian bank, part of one of the largest European banking groups, as arranger and lender, in its granting a € 25,000,000.00 asset finance facility to an investment fund entirely invested by a global leading multi-asset alternative investment firm, for the purchase of a portfolio of non performing real estate assets.
  • Advising an Italian bank, part of an International group, in its granting a € 1 billion facility to a consumer credit institution.
  • Advising an International financial institution as arranger and subscriber in relation to an issue of € 22,000,000.00 floating rate senior secured term notes and € 14,000,000.00 senior subordinated secured term notes by an Italian company active in the entertainment sector.
  • Advising the trustee of several bond issues totaling more than € 700,000,000.00 in the insolvency of the CIRIO group.
  • Advising a large banking creditor in the € 1 billion insolvency of RBD Armatori.
  • Assisting the banking creditors in the € 45,000,000.00 debt restructuring involving an Italian industrial group manufacturing high tech frames, fixtures and air sanitation devices.
  • Advising a large leading International bank in its sale of a € 1.1 billion mortgage loan portfolio to specialized investors.