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Francesco De Gennaro


Francesco De Gennaro focuses on restructuring and special opportunities investments, ranging from transactional assistance to lenders and investors, such as special opportunities funds and hedge funds on financial and corporate restructurings, to distressed M&A and assets acquisitions, distressed real estate projects and debt trading.

Francesco is also experienced in bankruptcy-related litigation and protection of creditors' rights. In recent years, Francesco has significantly developed his market position in the field of financial restructurings.

Areas of FocusFinanceRestructuring
Professional QualificationsAvvocato admitted to the Rome Bar
  • Italian
  • English
  • University of  Rome, ''La Sapienza'', Law degree
  • LL.M., Columbia Law School


Francesco is ranked by Chambers and Partners Europe for Restructuring and Insolvency and Private Equity, by Chambers and Partners Global for Restructuring and Insolvency. Since 2019, Francesco has entered the "Hall of Fame" of The Legal 500 EMEA for Restructuring and Insolvency.

In 2015 Francesco received the award "Restructuring lawyer of the year" by Legalcommunity.


Francesco is the author of a publications related to his area of practice.

Prior Experience

Before joining DLA Piper, Francesco worked for leading international and national law firms.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Coordinator of the Restructuring & Insolvency Working Group of ASLA
  • Member of ''Associazione dei Curatori Italiani ed Esperti delle Crisi di Impresa''