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Our team

We are a team of +20 experienced transactional, regulatory, project contracts and finance legal professionals dedicated to the energy transition process and, in particular, on energy and sustainable infrastructure projects.

Carlo Montella

Co-founder & managing partner

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    Carlo co-heads the Project Development and M&A practice and has extensive experience in project development, asset acquisitions and financings in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
    Carlo has strong proficiency and consolidated background in assisting international sponsors, multinational energy companies, large private equity funds, project developers, borrowers and debt issuers, investment banks and other capital providers and investors who value his contribution thanks to his vast experience, practical know how and willingness to go the extra mile for his client. Carlo regularly advises on energy sector mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, development, structuring and financing of large-scale energy and infrastructure projects, both in Italy and internationally (including UK and Eastern European countries).
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    Rome

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Andrea Gentili

Co-founder and deputy managing partner

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    Andrea co-heads the Project Development and M&A practice and regularly works on M&A, private equity, project development as well as platform and joint venture transactions in the energy and infrastructure sphere, with a particular emphasis on renewables. He represents sponsors, developers, private equity investors, infrastructure funds and other strategic participants in all stages of structuring, financing, acquiring and disposing of energy projects and companies. He has served as lead counsel on several cross-border deals, including with respect to projects in Italy, the UK, Romania, Denmark, Greece, Bulgaria, Ghana and Namibia.
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    Rome

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Celeste Mellone

Partner

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    Celeste co-heads the Regulatory & Public Law practice and has matured over 20 years of experience in the energy sector and has been working for leading Italian and international law firms, with specific focus on renewable energy.
    Celeste assists leading national and international clients with reference to complex regulatory related matters in the context of development transaction and in cross-border M&A and project finance transactions.
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    Nola

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Maria Teresa Solaro

Partner

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    Maria Teresa heads the project and structured finance practice and has gained a significant experience in project financing transactions, both in infrastructure and energy sectors. She assists on regular basis leading Italian and foreign sponsors and financial institutions.
    Maria Teresa provides her legal assistance in all phases of such transactions, from the due diligence activities, risk analysis and allocation (both during construction and operation phase), drafting and negotiation of financial documents as well as project contracts with the relevant counterparties, until the financial closing. She has significant experience with respect to financing also assisted by public guarantees, public grants as well as in the analysis, in a bankability perspective, of public concession agreements and other public contracts.
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    Napoli

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Daria Buonfiglio

Counsel

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    Daria has gained +10 years of experience drafting and negotiating the most relevant project contracts relevant to energy and infrastructure transactions, including EPC, BOP, TSA, O&M agreements, other form of procurement and construction contracts, supply agreements, service agreements and management agreements.
    Daria also leads the strategic marketing and business development practice of the firm which is dedicated to, inter alia, researching and studying the most innovative technologies of the energy industry, investigating market insights and trends, scouting projects being developed in all Italian regions and identifying the most active market investors, sponsors, developers and capital providers.
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    Milan

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Simonetta Formentini

Counsel

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    Simonetta regularly works on M&A and private equity transactions, project development in the energy sectors, assisting clients in drafting and negotiating the full transaction documents. She has extensive experience in the secondary sector, having assisted several clients in the sale and acquisition of renewable energy plant portfolios through competitive processes. She also has significant experience in refinancing transactions, having assisted various sponsors in project finance, bond issuance (including green bond) and leasing transactions.
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    Milan

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Marcello Montresor

Counsel

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    Marcello has a consolidated expertise on M&A, private equity and project development as well as joint venture transactions in the energy and infrastructure industries. He assists clients in all stages of structuring, acquiring and disposing of energy projects and companies, including in the acquisition or sale of totality, majority or minority shareholdings and in greenfield project development as well as construction/management related matters.
    Marcello also has a significant experience in PPAs transactions, having assisted mainly energy producers in the sale of energy and related certificates to corporate, utilities and traders, through both virtual and physical PPA structures.
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    Milan

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Laura Galbiati

Senior associate

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    Laura has an extensive experience in the Energy & Infrastructure sector, assisting contractors, developers, sponsors and investors in the construction, operation and development of renewable energy plants as well as in M&A and private equity transactions including the acquisition or sale of equity interests.
    Laura has a consolidated track record in drafting and negotiating plant construction and management contracts and, more generally, project contracts including EPC, O&M, BOP, TSA, asset management and supply contracts across several technologies, such as PV, wind, biomass, biogas, energy efficiency and others.
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    Milan

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Francesco Palmeri

Senior associate

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    Francesco is specialized in assisting clients in relation to authorization, regulatory and commercial and public subsidies matters as well as in real estate issues related to the renewable energy sector.
    Francesco has also gained experience in cross-border M&A transactions and project finance in the energy and infrastructure sector and assist clients in drafting and negotiating transaction documents, including SPAs, joint venture agreements, development agreements and PPAs.
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    Rome

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Teresa Florio

Associate

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    Teresa is involved, on regular basis, in project finance transactions, both in infrastructure and energy sectors, assisting leading Italian and foreign sponsors and financial institutions in all phases of such transactions and, in particular, from the due diligence activity, drafting and negotiation of corporate documents as well project contracts, negotiation and drafting of the finance documents, coordination of the activities pre and post closing.
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    Rome

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Jacopo Giansante

Associate

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    Jacopo focuses on cross-border and domestic M&A transactions. He provides his assistance to equity investors, investment funds, project developers and other participants active in the energy and infrastructure sectors in the context of M&A transactions and in the development of renewable energy projects. He is involved in the drafting and negotiation of the whole set of contractual documentation concerning the foregoing, including share purchase agreements, investment agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholders’ agreements and project development agreements.

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Giulia Guidetti

Associate

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    Giulia assists foreign and Italian clients in relation to the development of renewable energy projects in Italy, focusing on authorization and connection procedures, on the access to incentives as well as on the construction and operation of renewable energy plants.
    Giulia provides her legal assistance by drafting due diligences reports and legal opinions related to permits, connection and real estate matters for the development and sale and acquisition of renewable energy plants and also has significant experience in administrative law litigation.
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    Milan

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Edoardo Mencacci

Associate

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    Edoardo has significant experience in administrative law, in which he has developed a solid knowledge that allows him to provide court and out-of-court assistance both in the renewable energy sector and in the public tender sector.

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Chiara Amitrano

Junior associate

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    Chiara assists leading national and international clients with reference to regulatory related matters (including authorisation procedures and GSE incentives) in the context of development transaction and in cross-border M&A transactions.

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Marco Balzano

Junior associate

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    Marco assists, on a regular basis, leading Italian and foreign sponsors and financial institutions in project finance transactions, both in infrastructure and energy sectors. Marco provides assistance in all the phases of such transactions, including due diligence activities, drafting and negotiation of financial documentation and project contracts, and assistance in pre and post-closing activities, including corporate activities.
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Michela Bardelli

Junior associate

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    Michela deals with transactions in the renewable energy sector with a particular focus on corporate M&A profiles and on the drafting of plant construction and management contracts and, more generally, project contracts, providing assistance to Italian and foreign companies, banking institutions and investment funds on development, corporate transactions and financing related to energy projects.

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Michele Carli

Junior associate

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    Michele deals with transactions in the renewable energy sector with a particular focus on administrative profiles, real estate and public incentives, providing assistance to Italian and foreign companies, banking institutions and investment funds on development, corporate transactions, financing related to energy projects.

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Costanza Scarascia Mugnozza

Junior associate

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    Costanza assists leading national and international clients with reference to regulatory related matters (including authorization procedures and GSE incentives) in the context of development transaction and in cross-border M&A and project finance transactions.
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    Rome

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Andrea Oddo

Junior associate

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    Andrea assists, on a regular basis, leading Italian, foreign sponsors and financial institutions in project finance transactions, both in infrastructure and energy sectors.
    Andrea provides assistance in all the phases of such transactions, including due diligence activities, drafting and negotiation of financial documentation and project contracts, and assistance in pre and post-closing activities, including corporate activities.

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Iacopo Randazzo

Junior associate

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    Iacopo advises both Italian and foreign companies and private equity funds operating in the renewable energy and infrastructure sectors on corporate transactions of an extraordinary nature, including in the context of competitive processes.
    He has also gained experience in financing transactions, having assisted both banks and sponsors in project finance transactions of renewable energy plants and in bond issuance transactions.

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Elena Girola

Office Manager

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    Elena is Green Horse’s office manager and has gained 24 years of experience as an assistant, 22 of which in law firms.
    Elena is well known for her high-level management skills, positive and can-do attitude, for being a team-player and for being an asset to the team.
Loredana Lombardi

Team Assistant

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    With over 22 years experience as assistant, Loredana gained extensive know-how in supporting top-level management.
    Loredana organization and task-oriented skills give an added value contribution to the team.