Valerio Fontanesi is a partner in the Finance practice based in the Milan Office. He focuses on a variety of areas, including leveraged finance, real estate finance, structured finance and distressed investments, and has devised several previously untested lending and investment structures. Valerio represents sponsors, banks and alternative lenders on a wide range of high-profile and complex financing, structured finance and distressed debt transactions. He is admitted to practise both in Italy and the state of New York. He is a native Italian speaker and is fluent in English.