According to sources:
"You can do extremely difficult deals with him and he will deliver."
Chambers Global 2021

According to sources:
“An outstanding lawyer, absolutely top-notch”
“He has superb technical knowledge, excellent deal experience and negotiating skills, a great ability to get a mutually agreeable resolution on key issues, and he is very responsive and diligent.”
Chambers Europe 2017

Jeffrey H. Lawlis

Milan | London
  • Corso Matteotti, 22
  • 20121 Milan
  • Italy
 
 

Jeff Lawlis advises companies, sponsors, and investment banks on cross-border corporate finance transactions involving complex structuring issues. 

Mr. Lawlis serves as a go-to advisor to many clients on their full range of financing needs. He brings particular experience in leveraged finance and high yield bridge and bond transactions, as well as other debt and equity capital markets offerings, including private placements, and liability management transactions. Mr. Lawlis regularly advises on the financing aspects of M&A transactions, while also providing advice on general corporate and securities law matters.

Drawing on more than two decades of on-the-ground experience in Europe, Mr. Lawlis delivers sophisticated and business-driven counsel with a focus on the Italian, Spanish, and Greek markets.

Mr. Lawlis’ representative experience includes advising:

  • International Design Group S.p.A. (a Carlyle and Investindustrial portfolio company) in connection with the acquisition and combination of Flos, B&B Italia, and Louis Poulsen through an issuance of Senior Secured Notes
  • Fire (BC) S.p.A. (a Bain Capital portfolio company) in connection with the acquisition of Italmatch Chemicals S.p.A. through an issuance of Senior Secured Notes
  • TeamSystem S.p.A. (a Hellman & Friedman portfolio company) in connection with offerings of Senior Secured Notes
  • Morgan Stanley in connection with an offering of Senior Secured Notes by Lorca Telecom Bondco, S.A.U. to finance the acquisition of Grupo MásMóvil by KKR, Cinven, and Providence
  • Rekeep S.p.A. (f/k/a Manutencoop) in connection with offerings of Senior Secured Notes
  • J.P. Morgan in connection with offerings by Aston Martin Capital Holdings Ltd. of Senior Secured Notes
  • J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs in connection with an offering by the parent company of Wind Hellas of Senior Secured Notes
  • F-Brasile S.p.A. (a Carlyle portfolio company) in connection with the acquisition of Forgital S.p.A. through an issuance of Senior Secured Notes
  • Evoca S.p.A. (a Lone Star portfolio company) in connection with an offering of Senior Secured Notes
  • Inter Media and Communications S.p.A. in connection with offerings of Senior Secured Notes
  • J.P. Morgan in connection with the financing of the leveraged buyout of Pirelli S.p.A. by ChemChina and associated liability management transaction
  • Credit Suisse in connection with the financing of the acquisition of the carved-out pharma packaging business of Bormioli Rocco S.p.A. by a company controlled by Triton, through an issuance of Senior Secured Notes
  • Goldman Sachs in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Allfunds Bank S.A. by a company controlled by Hellman & Friedman through an issuance of Senior Secured PIK Toggle Notes
  • Mulhacen Pte. Ltd. in connection with the financing of the acquisition of WiZink Bank S.A. by Värde Partners through an issuance of Senior Secured PIK Toggle Notes
  • J.P. Morgan in connection with the acquisition of AS Roma football club by The Friedkin Group
  • HSBC and Goldman Sachs in connection with an offering by Public Power Corporation S.A. of sustainability-linked Senior Notes
  • Marcolin S.p.A. (a PAI Partners portfolio company) in connection with offerings of Senior Secured Notes
  • Morgan Stanley in connection with offerings by Canary Wharf Group Investment Holdings plc of Senior Secured Notes
  • Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and UniCredit in connection with an offering by Moby S.p.A. of Senior Secured Notes
  • Snai S.p.A. in connection with offerings of Senior Secured Notes and Senior Subordinated Notes
  • Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank in connection with offerings by Cerved S.p.A. of Senior Secured and Subordinated Notes
  • Credit Suisse in connection with offerings by Guala Closures S.p.A. of Senior Secured Notes
  • Morgan Stanley in connection with an offering by Haya Real Estate S.A. of Senior Secured Notes
  • Morgan Stanley in connection with offerings by Naviera Armas S.A. of Senior Secured Notes, including in connection with the acquisition of Trasmediterranea
  • J.P. Morgan in connection with an offering by PortAventura Entertainment Barcelona B.V. (an Investindustrial and KKR portfolio company) of Senior Secured Notes
  • Deutsche Bank in connection with offerings by Lecta S.A. (a CVC portfolio company) of Senior Secured Notes together with a concurrent exchange offer
 
 
 
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