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Pietro Bellone is new partner at Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy, an international law firm with a 25-year presence in Italy, has announced the promotion of Pietro Bellone to partner in the finance department, effective from 1 May 2023. The announcement comes in the context of the firm’s appointment as partner globally of a total of 36 new partners in 13 of the firm’s offices.

Sennhauser Stefano, A&O Italy senior partner, commented: “We are proud of the promotion to partner of Pietro, a professional respected by clients and colleagues who has contributed significantly to the Italian practice in recent years. His appointment confirms the growth of the firm in our country and demonstrates the importance of the Italian market in A&O’s global strategy. We are ambitious and we aim to continue growing and investing in future generations of partners”.

Since joining Allen & Overy in 2014, Pietro has been advising financial institutions, private capital providers and corporate entities for over 15 years on a wide spectrum of structured finance matters, including  direct lending and syndication of loans via securitisations SPVs, acquisition and financing of distressed exposures, capital relief securitisations (both cash and on-balance sheet), asset-backed transactions and covered bond programmes. In addition to assisting with the structuring of transactions, Pietro provides advice on complex EU and Italian regulations affecting the securitisation market.

Pietro commented: “This professional recognition fills me with joy, not only for the results achieved on an individual level, but above all because it rewards the work done by our structured finance team, which with talent, passion and creativity has been able to establish itself as a reference point for the most sophisticated and innovative transactions on the market”.