Ernesto Apuzzo

Ernesto Apuzzo


Email ernesto.apuzzo@​

Phone +39 06 6758 23 1

Fax +39 06 67582323

LanguagesEnglish, Italian

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

An Italian bank describes Ernesto as 'Excellent negotiator, a trustworthy man for many national financial institutions, while competitors recognise his efficiency to deliver solutions aimed at the protection of all the parties involved'

TopLegal 2014

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


Ranked as leading lawyer
Legal 500 EMEA


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


Band 3 for Restructuring and Insolvency
Chambers Europe

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 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.

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