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Francesco Ferrari


Francesco Ferrari is engaged in project finance matters, focusing on the following sectors: social infrastructure, transportation and energy. He represents public authorities, sponsors and equity investors in the procurement and development of project financed transactions both in Italy and abroad.

His practice also includes the drafting and negotiation of tender documents for public authorities, the drafting and negotiation of any contractual documentation for sponsors and equity investors during all phases of project financed transactions: from the procurement and tender phase to the award, structuring, financing and development of the relevant projects.

Francesco also focuses on the acquisitions of infrastructure assets and assists clients, in particular investment funds, in the sale and purchase of stakes in special purpose vehicles concessionaires under project finance schemes for the construction and operation of hospitals, metro lines, rail and light rail, airports, motorways. He accrued a solid cross border experience advising clients in projects in many jurisdictions around the world.

Professional QualificationsAvvocato admitted to the Milan Bar
  • Italian
  • English
  • Law degree, University of Milan.


Francesco is imentioned by The Legal 500 EMEA and ranked by Chambers Global among the most reputable banking and finance lawyers in Italy.

Prior Experience

Before his current position, Francesco worked in the DLA Piper Istanbul office where he led the Projects and Infrastructure practice and in the DLA Piper Dubai office as Senior Legal Consultant, as well as in the DLA Piper Leeds and London offices.