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Stefano Sennhauser



Sennhauser Stefano
Stefano Sennhauser



Stefano has over 25 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.

Stefano Sennhauser is commercially oriented towards reaching the best solution for all parties involved.” Legal500 EMEA 2019 (Banking & Finance: Italy)

One of the best lawyers in Italy: smart, straight to the point and commercial.” Chambers Europe & Global 2018 (Banking & Finance: Italy)

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Publications: 21 FEBRUARY 2020

Indonesia introduces new regulation to facilitate the transformation of foreign bank branches into subsidiaries and refine M&A in the banking sector

The OJK introduced new regulation to facilitate the transformation of foreign bank branches into subsidiaries and address certain existing uncertainties in executing bank M&A.

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Publications: 13 MAY 2019

The Growth Law Decree: important changes relating to securitisations

On 1 May 2019 the so-called 2019 Growth Law Decree (the Decree) entered into force which introduces, inter alia, substantial amendments to Law No. 130 of 30 April 1999 (Law 130) aimed at facilitating the disposal and appreciation of impaired loans and/or registered movable and immovable assets.

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Publications: 04 OCTOBER 2018

Covered Bonds: the new provisions of the Bank of Italy

On 1 October 2018, the amendment no. 23 of 25 September 2018 to the Circular no. 285 of 17 December 2013 (Disposizioni di vigilanza per le banche) (Circular no. 285) entered into force, which revises the rules regar​ding covered bonds in order to allow smaller banking institutions to issue them.

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Publications: 02 MAY 2018

International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance 2018

​Allen & Overy was pleased to once again partner with the LSTA, the LMA, the APLMA and Global Legal Group on the sixth edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance. For the 2018 edition we increased our contribution to five chapters, covering updates from our U.S., European and African offices.

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Admitted as avvocato, Italy, 1995


JD, Università degli Studi di Milan, 1989

Master, Corporate & Securities Law, New York University, 1992