Fosco is a partner in our Milan office, Head of the Italian Banking and Finance practice and Europe Head of the Banking and Finance practice.
He has extensive and outstanding experience advising lenders—his clients include almost all of the most representative Italian banks and international banks providing financial support in Italy—financial sponsors (private equity and private debt funds), investors and others financial institutions and borrowers, in connection with a very broad range of financing transactions, including acquisition and leveraged finance, structured finance, real estate finance, general corporate lending and refinancing.
His experience also covers debt restructuring transactions, with particular regard to transactions designed to preserve the going concern (i.e. consolidation agreements, restructuring agreements, distressed M&A, sale of bank credits), as well as any kind of financing to be granted to distressed companies (bridge finance, interim finance and finance granted in the framework of restructuring plans). He also assists industrial groups interested in investing in distressed companies, in all consolidation path steps.
Fosco is broadly acknowledged as one of the leading finance lawyers in Italy for his strong presence, during the last 15 years, in the Italian debt market.
According to his clients Fosco is "very smart, sharp and good at managing negotiation", “pragmatic and solution-oriented" (Chambers Global, 2018), as well as "very helpful in structuring and in negotiation stages” (Chambers Global, 2017). He is also “quick and constructive” and “he stands out in particular during negotiations and shows a very strong understanding of banking matters” (Chambers Global, 2016). Moreover, he is “very down to earth, friendly and approachable, and good for complex situations” (Chambers Global, 2015), “he really looks out for the best interests of all parties”, “charismatic when dealing with the banks”, “technically well prepared” (Chambers Global, 2014).