Paolo Bernasconi is a partner in the Milan office and a member of the Capital Markets Practice.

Paolo Bernasconi represents corporate clients, investment banks, private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in cross-border corporate finance transactions involving complex structuring issues, with an emphasis on acquisition financings and issuances of high yield debt securities. He has represented issuers and underwriters in several industries, including:

  • Telecommunications
  • Aerospace
  • Luxury design
  • Energy
  • Software and IT services
  • Circular economy / waste management
  • Nutraceutical
  • Packaging
  • Gaming
  • Hospitality
  • Metals
  • Construction
  • Railway and light mobility

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Paolo worked at leading US and Italian law firms, where his work focused primarily on capital markets transactions and financial regulatory matters.

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Registered Foreign Lawyer)
  • Italy (Avvocato)


  • Law Degree, Bocconi University, Milan, 2008