International law firm Withers has hired Andrea Luciano as a partner and head of financial services and investment funds in its Milan office.
Luciano joins the firm from King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin, where he headed the Italian financial markets group.
Luciano has extensive experience in capital markets/debt matters, securitisation transactions and private equity, venture capital and hedge fund formation. He also has extensive experience of financial market regulation, compliance and AML procedures.
“We are delighted to welcome Andrea to our rapidly growing Italian team," says Withers’ Italian practice managing partner Roberta Crivellaro. "Andrea's expertise in financial services and investments is second to none. What's just as interesting for us is his experience in funds formation for high net worth individuals, which will be an important asset for our practice and Withers' client base of family businesses and high net worth individuals."
“Withers is unquestionably the firm for successful investors and I look forward to bringing my experience to bear, especially in investment funds. The firm is also marked for its full range of legal services, and this balance will allow me to keep growing my financial markets practice in Italy and on an international platform,” says Luciano.
Luciano’s hire follows a string of high profile hires in Withers' Italian practice over the past few months. The team welcomed sports and media partner Luca Ferrari in October, IP specialist Ida Palombella in September and head of tax and trusts Giulia Cipollini in May.