Ernesto Apuzzo

Ernesto Apuzzo


Email [email protected]​

Phone +39 06 6758 23 1

Fax +39 06 67582323

LanguagesEnglish, Italian

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Ernesto Apuzzo is a "skilled" adviser, who is "very practical in finding answers"

Chambers Europe 2020

In his almost 20 year legal career, Ernesto Apuzzo has advised Italian and international clients in a significant number of debt restructuring and turnaround transactions. Ernesto has extensive experience in M&A transactions in financial distress particularly in the financial institutions industry where he has gained a very strong and well-recognised track record.

Ernesto was appointed, together with an eminent representative from an Italian University, for drafting a proposal for a new Italian legislation on enforcement procedures and pre-bankruptcy tools within the working group established by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. Their work resulted in Law Decree No. 83 enacted on 27 June 2015. Ernesto is highly ranked in Italian and International directories and is described as 'extremely competent lawyer who is proactive when managing clients' expectations'.

Awards and recognitions


Restructuring and insolvency (Italy), Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


Restructuring and insolvency (Italy), Leading Individual
Legal 500 EMEA


Restructuring and insolvency (Italy), Hall of fame
Legal 500 EMEA


Ranked in Band 3 - Restructuring and Insolvency
Chambers Europe


Restructuring and insolvency (Italy), Hall of fame
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions


Law Degree, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" Rome, 1994

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Advising JPMorgan Chase NA in the acquisition of more than €300m Parmalat's receivables to be converted in shares of New Parmalat.

Assisting Apeiron Management S.p.A. in the purchase of the receivables of a leading Italian contractor company.

Assisting Etihad Aviation Group vis-à-vis the Extraordinary Procedure of Alitalia.

Assisting several Italian financial institutions in the restructuring of the debt of a global group leader, as a contractor, in the energy production sector.

Assisting a pool of banks in relation to the rescheduling of indebtedness of Umbria Mobilità TPL, operating in the transportation field in Umbria region.

Assisting the Single Resolution Board (SRB) on the procedural steps to be followed when the public interest test is not met, with particular regard to the interaction with the Bank of Italy

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