Milan - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Francesco Sanna and Andrea Pinto as partners in its Milan office, where they will lead the firm’s Italian real estate and finance/banking efforts, respectively. They arrive at K&L Gates from DLA Piper, joined also by associates Carolina Arroyo Castillo and Anna Amprimo.
Sanna focuses his practice in real estate investment and development, as well as in projects and infrastructure, while Pinto concentrates in the areas of acquisition finance, real estate and project financing, and debt restructuring.
“The arrival of Francesco and Andrea is an important step in the growth and positioning process of K&L Gates in Italy, providing us the opportunity to extend our legal service offerings through capable and motivated professionals whose value we know and have appreciated in the past,” commented Giampaolo Salsi, Administrative Partner of K&L Gates’ Milan office. “Their capabilities are an ideal complement to the office’s current sectors of activity, not only with respect to the project and infrastructure area, but also to Alberto Picciau’s insolvency and restructuring practice and Pasquale Marini’s corporate/M&A area.”
K&L Gates established its Milan office in February 2012 through a combination with Marini Salsi Picciau Studio Legale. With the addition of the new team, the office now includes 15 lawyers, five of whom are partners.
K&L Gates includes lawyers practicing out of more than 40 fully integrated offices located in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East, and represents numerous GLOBAL 500, FORTUNE 100, and FTSE 100 corporations, in addition to growth and middle market companies, entrepreneurs, capital market participants and public sector entities.