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K&L Gates Expands Finance Practice With Team of Lawyers in Milan

4 April 2024

Milan – Global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Chiara Anceschi as a partner in the Finance practice area. She joins the firm’s Milan office from DLA Piper.

Anceschi focuses her practice on the debt sector and has worked for years with banks, debt funds, alternative lenders, and borrowers on lending, structured finance, debt restructuring, and distressed asset management transactions. She has extensive experience working with various stakeholders in the lending industry, and in corporate and real estate transactions by providing debt solutions to lenders, real estate funds, borrowers, and alternative debt providers.

Giampaolo Salsi, managing partner of the Milan office of K&L Gates, commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Chiara to our team. We have known and worked with Chiara for a long time.  We value her professionalism, experience, and deep knowledge of her practice, as does the market, which holds her in high esteem. Her reputation as a strategic consultant, who remains fiercely focused on her clients’ needs, makes her stand out among her peers. She is an important addition to our firm, in Italy and globally, and will be a valuable resource for our clients. We are proud that she has chosen to join the firm and we are confident that she will make major contributions to the qualitative growth of our offerings.”

Antony Griffiths, managing partner of K&L Gates’ European and Middle East regions, remarked: “Chiara will strengthen our ability to assist clients in an integrated way and on complex issues that are of increasing importance in today's economic landscape. We believe that her experience and knowledge will be immediately useful to our local clients as well as those in the global network. The addition of her team aligns well with our existing capabilities and our vision for the future.”

Anceschi is among several new partners to join the firm’s Finance group in the past year, including Scott Graham (Pittsburgh), Dominic Gregory (Tokyo), Claudine Salameh (Sydney), and Duc Nguyen and Samuel Kolehmainen (Singapore).

Together with Anceschi, the following professionals join K&L Gates in Milan: Giorgio Paludetti (counsel), Carlotta Dionisi and Sofia Stefani (associates), and Elisa Massimetti (trainee). This brings the number of professionals in the Finance practice in the Milan office to 11.

K&L Gates’ global Finance practice integrates the many disciplines involved in financing and restructuring transactions across markets and industries across the globe. In addition to advising financial institutions, direct lenders, corporate borrowers, private equity sponsors, and other market participants in a wide array of financing transactions, lawyers in the practice also counsel companies, creditors, and committees in a variety of insolvency, pre-insolvency, and transactional work-out scenarios. The group brings clients creative and commercial solutions based on deep industry knowledge, market-leading practices, and seamless global coordination.

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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