Ernesto Apuzzo

Ernesto Apuzzo

Partner
Rome

Email ernesto.apuzzo@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +39 06 6758 23 1

Fax +39 06 67582323

LanguagesEnglish, Italian

Practice groupFinance

Ernesto is "extremely practical with a good reputation within the restructuring arena. He is punctual, proactive and focused on goals".

Chambers Europe 2018

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

The Italian team led by Ernesto Apuzzo is ranked in band 1 within the section "Restructuring mid market: banks"
Top Legal

2020

Ranked as leading lawyer
Legal 500 EMEA

2020

Clients say that Apuzzo is "always very practical and has lots of imagination when finding solutions that can work for both the company and the banks."
Chambers Europe

2020

Band 2 for Restructuring and Insolvency
Chambers Europe

Education and admissions

Education

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

Bar admissions and qualifications

Rome

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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