CONTACTS

Tel: +39 0230314164 +44(0)2036081396
francesco.delbene@avocom.co.uk 

   

AREAS OF PRACTICE

financial intermediation

banking and structured finance

CLOs (Collateralized Loan Obligations)

CDOs (Collateralized Debt Obligations)

CMBS (Commercial mortgage-backed securities)

CLN (Credit Linked Notes)]

corporate financing

working capital transactions

new investments

medium or long term debt restructuring

securitization, M & A

real estate finance

EDUCATION

He received Juris Degree in 1990 at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”; Master in Banking and Finance Law (Lecce, 1990-1991). He was admitted to the Italian Bar in 1993. Professor of Banking Law and Fundamentals of Private Law at the University of Cassino (1996- 2000); Visiting Professor, at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Law, Helsinki, Finland (2000); University of Insubria, Varese (2003-2005); Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (2007-); Visiting Professor Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law (2013-2014). Executive in charge of the Legal Consulting Group – Merchant Bank Division – Large Corporate, IntesaBCI, Central Directorate, Milan (2000-2002).

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E WILL FIGHT TO PROTECT  YOUR INTEREST.

Born in Lecce on July 31, 1964. He received Juris Degree in 1990 at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”; Master in Banking and Finance Law (Lecce, 1990-1991). He was admitted to the Italian Bar in 1993. Professor of Banking Law and Fundamentals of Private Law at the University of Cassino (1996- 2000); Visiting Professor, at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Law, Helsinki, Finland (2000); University of Insubria, Varese (2003-2005); Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (2007-); Visiting Professor Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law (2013-2014). Executive in charge of the Legal Consulting Group – Merchant Bank Division – Large Corporate, IntesaBCI, Central Directorate, Milan (2000-2002).
He has been Of Counsel and Partner of leading international law firm including BBLP Pavia and Ansaldo, Eversheds, Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associates PriceWaterhouse Coopers; Co-Founding Partner of Del Bene De Vitis & Associati; Co-Founding Partner of Indipendent Legal Netwok AVOCOM (Studio Del Bene & Associati, Studio Guslandi – Dottori Commercialisti e Revisori dei Conti, Studio Balestra Orione, Vaccari – Farrauto, Studio Legale Prof. Avv. Guido Bonfante). He has a specialization in the sectors of financial intermediation, banking and structured finance [Non-performing credit, CLOs (Collateralized Loan Obligations) and CDOs (Collateralized Debt Obligations), CMBS (Commercial mortgage-backed securities), CLN (Credit Linked Notes)], corporate financing – working capital transactions, new investments, medium or long term debt restructuring, securitization, M & A, real estate finance. He is author of papers, articles, section of treatises, collective works, monographies (“A Contribution to the Critical Re-evaluation of the Atypical and Abstract Features of the Garantievertrag”, G. Giappichelli ed., Turin, 1997; “Acquisitions Causa Mortis, Recordation and Good Faith Reliance”, Giuffrè ed., Milan, 2000; AA.VV., The Reform of Saving Law and corporate governance. Act of the conference held in Milan on April 3, 2006, by Francesco del Bene, in Quaderni del Notariato, IPSOA, Milan, 2006; “Strumenti finanziari e regole MIFID. Compliance, Autorità di vigilanza e Conflitti di interesse”, by Francesco del Bene. Presentation of Sen. Giorgio Benvenuto. Introduction of Prof. Anna Gervasoni. IPSOA Wolters Kluwer, Milano, 2009), case notes on subject of civil law, bankruptcy and banking law. He has been speaker at numerous conferences, workshops, symposia, conferences and seminars of national and international level on issues of corporate law, finance and banking. In 1993-1994 he coordinated the research and study of the Scientific Committee of the Parliamentary Studies Institute, located in Rome, directed to the study and discussion of legal and socio-economic issues. He collaborated with the Monetary, Banking and Financial Studies Institute – “Luigi Einaudi”, located in Rome, founded in 1965 by the Bank of Italy and ABI – Italian Banking Association.He has been an effective member from 1997 to 1999 of the editorial board of the review ” Giurisprudenza di merito”, Giuffrè ed. He also cooperates in various ways, with numerous national and international reviews.
He was suggested, in March 2001, by the General Directorate of the Italian Commercial Bank S.p.A., as member of the Technical Committee established at the CERADI of the University LUISS-Guido Carli- for the development of the triennial project on the research on banking and financial contracts. He has been legal adviser, mainly in corporate governance and protection of savings, of the VI Finance and Treasury Permanent Committee of the Senate of Italy (Pres. Sen. Mr. Giorgio Benvenuto). He is an ordinary member, among the others, of the Italian Association of European Lawyers (1995 -); IBA Banking Law Committee and Academics’ Forum (1997 -); A.I.F.I. Associazione Italiana del Private Equity e Venture Capital (2012-). The independent publication “PLC Which LAWYER? – Restructuring and Insolvency Handbook 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011 indicated Francesco del Bene as “highly recommended lawyer” in the field of procedures for debt restructuring and bankruptcy matters. The independent publication “PLC Which LAWYER? – Finance: Secured Lending Handbook 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012 suggested Francesco del Bene as “recommended lawyer” in the field of corporate finance, including banking syndicate, and project finance. Independent publications, “European Legal Expert” 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 in the field of “Banking & Finance” and “Corporate & commercial” and Legal 500: Europe Middle East and Africa 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 – Banking and finance include Francesco del Bene among the best Italian lawyers. The most authoritative independent publication Chambers Global 2010, 2011 and Chambers Europe 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 includes Francesco del Bene (Rank 4, and then, Rank 3) among the leading Italian lawyers most qualified in the field of Banking & Finance. CORPORATE POSITIONS: (2010) Nuova Pansac S.p.A.; (2010) Valorizzazioni Immobiliari S.r.l.; (2009) Quotatex LTD: member of the Board of Directors; (2009-2016) Leonardo Consulting S.r.l. (CITIC Group): Sole Administrator; (2014-) San Marino Leonardo Consulting S.r.l.: Sole Administrator; (2012-) Framingham Fund (Asset Management) LTD: General Counsel.

Achievements:

(1993-1994) coordinator of research and study of the Scientific Committee of the ISTITUTO STUDI PARLAMENTARI in Rome; (1995) awarded a scholarship for a one-year period of research on the topic: “Causa del contratto. Atipicità e tipicità dei contratti di intermediazione alla luce del neoformalismo giuridico”, to be conducted at the UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO, Spain; (1997) promoted to the rank of Lieutenant of the Airforce Reserve in 1997; (1999) bestowed with the title of Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and Malta; (1998) contributor to the ENTE PER GLI STUDI MONETARI, BANCARI E FINANZIARI “LUIGI EINAUDI”, Rome, Italy, established in 1965 by Bank of Italy and ABI, the Italian Banking Association; appointed in 2001, as a nominee of the Central Department of Banca Commerciale Italiana S.p.A., as a member of the Expert Committee of CERADI, LUISS-Guido Carli University of Rome, Italy, for the development of the triennial project on the Research on Banking and Financial Contracts; (2006-present) scientific and legal adviser of INFORMA – ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FORMAZIONE in Milan; biography included in: 1) “Who’s Who in The World”, edition 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; 2) Dictionary of International Biography (Cambridge, edition 2007, 2008, 2009).(1993-1994) coordinator of research and study of the Scientific Committee of the ISTITUTO STUDI PARLAMENTARI in Rome; (1995) awarded a scholarship for a one-year period of research on the topic: “Causa del contratto. Atipicità e tipicità dei contratti di intermediazione alla luce del neoformalismo giuridico”, to be conducted at the UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO, Spain; (1997) promoted to the rank of Lieutenant of the Airforce Reserve in 1997; (1999) bestowed with the title of Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and Malta; (1998) contributor to the ENTE PER GLI STUDI MONETARI, BANCARI E FINANZIARI “LUIGI EINAUDI”, Rome, Italy, established in 1965 by Bank of Italy and ABI, the Italian Banking Association; appointed in 2001, as a nominee of the Central Department of Banca Commerciale Italiana S.p.A., as a member of the Expert Committee of CERADI, LUISS-Guido Carli University of Rome, Italy, for the development of the triennial project on the Research on Banking and Financial Contracts; (2006-present) scientific and legal adviser of INFORMA – ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FORMAZIONE in Milan; biography included in: 1) “Who’s Who in The World”, edition 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; 2) Dictionary of International Biography (Cambridge, edition 2007, 2008, 2009).

Government Appointments:

1. Report rendered before the Senate of the Republic as expert on the Saving Law Reform (“Riforma del Risparmio”). The related official documents will be written down in shorthand and published by the Senate of the Republic;
2. Appointment as Added Member of the Experts’ Committee for the Reform of Saving Law;
3. Member of the permanent Control Committee composed by technicians and politicians, established for evaluating the so called “Credit’s Democracy”.

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