Loris Bovo

Loris Bovo

Dispute Resolution Partner, Milan

“I am litigation specialist of 20 years’ experience. I principally advise on banking, finance and insolvency disputes, litigation strategies relating to the purchase of non-performing loan portfolios, and white collar crime. I am passionate, a persuasive advocate, personable and always aim to assist clients achieve feasible, practical outcomes to their disputes.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Loris is well known for his wide experience in banking, finance and insolvency litigation, as well as in domestic and international arbitration. He also advises financial institutions in the context of regulatory investigations.

Loris has developed specialist expertise assisting international private equity funds in transactions involving Non-Performing Loan (NPL) portfolios, working in conjunction with the firm’s leading lawyers in the Corporate, Finance, Securitisation and Tax practices. In this context, he assists clients in developing strategies to recover outstanding credit, repossess assets, enforce mortgages and guarantees, and manage creditor intervention in bankruptcy proceedings.

Loris also advises in business crime and corporate criminal liability matters, including on Italy’s 231 Law, under which companies may be liable for certain crimes committed by directors or employees having an apical role inside the organisation.

Loris spent three months on secondment to the firm’s London office in 2016.

Work highlights

Loris has advised on many business-critical cases for clients. These include advising:

  • Titan Italia Spa in a dispute before Italian Supreme Court of Cassation regarding an agency agreement entered into with an external advisor for the acquisition of Gruppo Passini, including successfully representing Titan Italia in the Supreme Court hearing
  • Bain Capital Credit in the context of the acquisition of several NPL and lease portfolios
  • UniCredit and Banca Ifis in various disputes with Maccorp Italiana’s shareholders
  • Barclays Bank in a class action brought by 100 claimants before the Milan Court
  • Anemos Wind on a claim brought a former contractor, Cover Energia
  • Antichi Pellettieri in relation to the protection of the trademark “Mario Cerutti” against an attempted infringement
  • GDF Suez Energie in a procedure before the Court of Milan in relation to the alleged violation of an agency contract
  • Terra Firma Investment, a UK fund, and its subsidiary Rete Rinnovabile (which owns more than 70 photovoltaic plants in Italy), in a dispute against Terna concerning a breach of representations and warranties

Professional experience

Loris lectures on directors’ liability to participants on Valore D, the leading association in Italy for prominent Italian companies committed to supporting female leadership in the corporate world.

Education and qualifications

  • Loris studied law at the University of Milan.
  • He speaks English and Italian.