Stefano Sennhauser
Name: Stefano Sennhauser
Firm Name: Allen & Overy
Jurisdiction: Italy
Practice Area: Banking & Finance Law

Telephone: +39 02 2904 9682
Fax: +39 02 2904 9680

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Professional Biography:

Stefano has 20 years’ experience in banking and structured finance. He is widely acknowledged as a leading finance lawyer in Italy by the top legal directories and has advised on some of the largest Italian transactions in the market. In the banking sector, he advises borrowers and lenders on a broad range of financing transactions, including general lending, leveraged and acquisition financing, real estate finance and project finance. In the area of structured finance, Stefano advises both arrangers, originators and issuers on many of the leading public and private securitisation transactions performed under Law 130 and Law 52/91 in relation to a variety of assets, on the establishment and amendment of covered bond programmes, and the issue of high yield debt and project bonds. He also advises lenders and borrowers on debt restructuring transactions and provides advice on regulatory and compliance issues applicable to the banking and finance sectors.

“He is certainly one of the best banking lawyers in Italy. He is capable and experienced, and can firmly defend his customers’ requests while trying to find the right compromise.” CHAMBERS EUROPE & GLOBAL 2014.

“Stefano is a very skilled lawyer, very commercial but still quite tough in negotiations when needed. He always acts with the aim of finding the right solution for both parties.” IFLR 1000 2013 – ITALY.


Banking and Finance Law Practice:

With over 1,000 lawyers worldwide, we have one of the largest and most international teams of banking and finance lawyers of any global law firm. Few practices can match our top tier position across the full range of financial products.

With such a deep team and global reach, international and industry-leading ‘first-of-a-kind’ transactions are our hallmark. We have been instrumental in nearly all the major developments in the modern financial markets.

The past few years have been the most challenging in the history of the international financial markets and have required fresh thinking as the markets adjust to continually changing economic, political and regulatory conditions. Renowned for our intellectual rigour, our banking and finance lawyers draw on deep product expertise and regularly work alongside our regulatory, litigation, restructuring and other specialists – particularly important in light of recent market conditions – to develop innovative solutions for our clients, often incorporating complex financing techniques that lead the industry.

That is why over 800 corporate and financial institution participants in the financial markets entrust us with the full range of their domestic and cross-border transactions.