Francesco Romeo - McDermott Will & Emery


Francesco focuses his practice in real estate and acquisition financing, where he gained a 20-years’ experience mainly advising Italian and foreign lenders in both domestic and cross-border transactions. He has also assisted in complex debt restructurings transactions.


  • Advised a pool of several lenders representing the most important domestic and international banks operating in Italy, in the context of an approximately Euro 1 billion refinancing transaction in favor of an REIF participated by a foreign sovereign investment authority and managed by an Italian leading real estate operator, concerning a central district in Milan, which represents one of the most renown and significant real estate development project in Europe in the past years.
  • Assistance in favor of a pool of domestic and international lenders in connection with an approximately Euro 400mln senior facility in favor of a vehicle owned by an Italian public investor controlled by Italian Ministry of Finance, in connection with a prime and large real estate complex located in Rome also in light of an important fit-out program in progress aimed at hosting the office of a leading Italian energy company.

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  • The Legal 500 EMEA, Recommended, 2023-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in Italy, Project Finance and Development, 2024


University of Milan, JD, 2000
New York University School of Law, LLM, Corporate and Commercial Law, 2005

Milan, 2003
New York, 2007

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