Ivano Saltarelli

Regulatory & Public Law

Ivano co-heads the Regulatory & Public Law practice.


Ivano specializes in administrative and regulatory law, with special focus on the energy, renewable gas and natural resources as well as on the environment sector. He regularly advises leading national and international companies, public and private institutions and credit institutions, in relation to public-private partnership (PPP) projects as well as related public contracts, to environmental and regulatory matters, with a special view to waste to energy, electric plant, biogas and biomethan plants. Ivano provides ongoing assistance on projects related to renewable energy and related regulatory discipline, negotiation with public authorities, settlements and administrative litigation issue, also before civil and administrative Courts.


Since 2016, Mr. Ivano Saltarelli lectures at University of Naples “Federico II” for Energy Law courses.


In 2020, Ivano Saltarelli was mentioned among the Italian best lawyers for “Energy & Infrastructure” in the MilanoFinanza Report. From 2022 Ivano is mentioned as key lawyer within the energy industry by The Legal500.

Notable Experience


Representative transactions Ivano has recently advised include assistance to:


Unicredit (and pool of lenders): assistance in all regulatory aspects connected to the financing of a new CCGT plant in Tavazzano sponsored by EPH and benefiting from the new capacity market incentive scheme.


Autostrade per l’Italia and its controlled entity Elgea: assistance in all regulatory and legal aspects connected to the start up of Elgea and to Autostrade in its entering into the renewables energy market through the installation of PV plants alongside the motorway path for an overall possible capacity of 1,3GW.


ENI Plenitude: assistance in all regulatory aspects connected to the JV with CDP for the creation of GreenIT aimed at entering into the renewables market as well as for the joint collaboration for promoting in Italy circular economy and energy transition related projects such as biomethane and waste-to-fuel plants. The assistance also included proposal of project financing to the authorities in order to build and operate the first waste-to-fuel plant in Italy.


ENI: assistance in a multi-jurisdiction analysis (USA, Canada, France, Sweden, Germany and Italy) regarding the legal possibility to re-use industrial wastewater for industrial cooling system together with proposal of modification and integration of the current relevant legislation.


EF Solare: assistance in all regulatory aspects connected to the major acquisition of a PV pipeline from RTR fund and composed of approx. 150 plants for overall capacity of approx. 1 GW.


Assistance to a pool of lenders in the due diligence activities and settlement with the Authorities in favour of Tolve Windfarms Holding for the building and management by three special purpose vehicles of three wind farms located in Tolve (PZ), with an aggregate capacity of about 37.2 MW.


Assisting Banca IMI S.p.A. and Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. in connection to the Euro 51.7 million project financing of Eolica Cancellara S.r.l., a special purpose vehicle incorporated by Clarion Wind S.r.l., operating a 39.6 MW wind farm located in the Municipality of Cancellara.


In the past few years, he has been involved in many major oil&gas deals such as the assistance to Sonatrach in the acquisition from ExxonMobil of Augusta refinery and related terminals in Sicily Region as well as the acquisition of the going concern related to airport fuelling activities in Italy by World Fuel Services from ExxonMobil.


Prior to the advent of the renewables market in Italy, Ivano gained strong experience in financing and public-related matters regarding the building and operation of WTE plants and CCGT plants as well as transactions involving the exploitation of gas and hydrocarbons both in and off-shore.


Law Degree, Università degli Studi Roma “La Sapienza”, 2001, cum laude


Master degree, “Environmental law for enterprises”, Università Statale di Milano, 2004, scolarship recipient


Post-graduate course, University of California, San Diego UCSD, 2008.




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