Giancarlo focuses his practice in structured finance, particularly with regard to property and acquisition finance, where he mainly assists lenders in both domestic and cross-border transactions. His extensive client base consists of the foremost Italian banks, such as Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A and UniCredit S.p.A, and investors whom he has assisted and advised in complex restructurings and in the sale of distressed debt portfolios.

Giancarlo is the managing partner for the Firm’s Milan office.


  • Advised a pool of Italian banks in connection with two mortgage term loan facilities, for an aggregate amount approximately equal to Euro 180 million granted with the aim of supporting the enhancement and refurbishment project of the real estate portfolio located at Lido di Venezia, with a specific focus on the historic Hotel Excelsior and Hotel Des Bains, owned by an alternative investment fund managed a primary operator on the Italian market, also through the involvement of one of the largest privately held property companies in Europe, acting in its first investment transaction within the Italian market*

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  • Chambers Europe 2021, Band 2 in Real Estate Finance in Italy
  • The Best Lawyers in Italy, 2015-2021 Banking and Finance Law and Real Estate Law
  • Legal 500 EMEA2021, Leading Lawyer
  • Chambers Global 2020, Band 4 for Leading individuals in Banking & Finance in Italy


  • Milan Bar Association


University of Messina, 1985

Milan, 1989

Courts / Agencies
Supreme Jurisdiction (Albo Cassazionisti), 2015


Giancarlo Castorino

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