Bird & Bird boosts Finance Practice and Energy & Utilities Sector Group with the appointment of Pierpaolo Mastromarini as partner in Italy

10-2018

International law firm Bird & Bird today boosts its Finance Practice and Energy & Utilities Sector Group with the appointment of Pierpaolo Mastromarini as a partner in Italy.

Pierpaolo advises on asset and project finance transactions with a strong focus on energy-related financing and refinancing deals. He also has particular expertise advising on infrastructure and project financing matters. He joins from Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) where he was a partner for four years. Before joining WFW, Pierpaolo worked at leading Italian law firm, Bonelli Erede, and Allen & Overy in Rome and London. He also previously worked at Deutsche Bank in the renewable energy team in London. 

Joining with Pierpaolo are senior associate, Michele Arruzzulo and associate, Daniele Pompei. 

Raimondo Maggiore and Giovanni Galimberti, co-heads of Italy at Bird & Bird say: "We are delighted to welcome Pierpaolo – a well-regarded finance lawyer - and his team to Bird & Bird. His appointment is an important part of our strategy in Italy: to strengthen our finance transactional capabilities in the energy and infrastructure sector. His extensive expertise in energy-related financing will complement and bolster our Finance Practice and Energy & Utilities Sector Group both in Italy and across the firm's international offices." 

Matt Bonass, co-head of the International Energy & Utilities Sector Group at Bird & Bird comments: "Energy finance is a key area for our sector group as clients are increasingly looking to provide or seek finance for complex energy and infrastructure projects.  At Bird & Bird, we are internationally recognised as one of the most active firms in renewable energy project finance and project transactions. Pierpaolo's appointment will further bolster our capabilities in this area and we look forward to welcoming him to the team." 

Pierpaolo adds:  "I am very much looking forward to joining Bird & Bird. The firm's international scope and sector-focused approach will provide me with the ideal platform to advise clients in the Energy & Utilities Sector Group and strengthen the Finance Practice in Italy and around the world."