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Milan, September 29, 2015 - Pavia e Ansaldo announces the entry of the lawyers of BiancoBesozzi & Associati, a corporate law boutique. The Milan firm which was founded by Alberto Bianco and Giuseppe Besozzi is focused on acquisition transactions on behalf of investment funds and/or industrial companies, extraordinary company transactions (mergers, divisions, transfer, purchase/sale/lease of business concerns also in the context of settlement with creditors), debt restructurings, reorganizations of company groups, spin-offs and joint ventures in various economic and industrial sectors in Italy and abroad.

Alberto Bianco and Giuseppe Besozzi join Pavia e Ansaldo as partners with a team of four lawyers: senior counsel Marina Balzano, associate Maria Chiara Puglisi and two trainees.

The six lawyers will work in the Milan office from 1 October 2015 on.

Alberto Bianco provides legal assistance in corporate finance transactions including acquisitions and sales of businesses and shares, leveraged buy-outs, mergers, divisions and corporate reorganizations also aimed at managing the succession in family-owned businesses. He has gained a significant experience in debt restructuring and crisis management transactions, having successfully completed many settlements with creditors (both, aimed at liquidation and the survival of the business) as well as many debt reorganization plans. He teaches several Master Programs organized by Il Sole 24 Ore and is the author of numerous publications on corporate, commercial and bankruptcy matters.

Giuseppe Besozzi's expertise mainly focuses on corporate finance transactions including acquisitions and sales of businesses and shares, mergers, divisions and corporate reorganizations. He advises prime Italian and international private equity funds in investment and exit transactions. He is also an expert in international contracts and has acquired experience in restructuring and re-organization transactions assisting important industrial groups in crisis management plans.

Marina Balzano is specialized in the sectors banking and finance and advises prime Italian and international banking groups in all types of structured finance transactions such as acquisitions, leveraged finance, corporate finance, project finance, public finance and loans aimed at financing infrastructural projects. She has experience also in the issuance of bonds and debt securities (mini bonds) and debt restructuring transactions both in extra-judicial and pre-bankruptcy procedures.

Maria Chiara Puglisi deals mainly with acquisition and debt restructuring transactions especially in the context of settlements with creditors.

"We are particularly pleased that lawyers with remarkable professional skills and solid experience have decided to join us" - says Stefano Bianchi, Managing Partner of Pavia e Ansaldo - "These entries represent an important step in the growth strategy of Pavia e Ansaldo in the Corporate, M&A and Banking practice areas where our Law Firm has always guaranteed high quality standards in assisting Italian and foreign companies. We are certain that the new partners will be able to strengthen their capabilities thanks to the broad range multi-practice advice that Pavia e Ansaldo offers thanks to its specialized departments”.

"After a long and, for us, very important period of independence - says Alberto Bianco - we are excited to become part of Pavia e Ansaldo, which has a significant tradition in our practice areas. We aim to decisively support the growth of the firm ".

"For us joining Pavia e Ansaldo represents a step of essential growth" says Giuseppe Besozzi "especially in view of further developing our international practice”.