Messina Group’s Restructuring


R&P Legal, BonelliErede, Ecr Legal, Nardone D’Attorre, Improta Oliviero & Partners, Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners and White & Case advised on the deal.

UBI Banca, Intesa Sanpaolo, UniCredit, Banca Passadore, Banco BPM, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro and Kerma SPV and Nuova Frontiera SPV are the financial institutions involved in the financial restructuring of the Messina Group, a historic Italian shipping group based in Genoa and specialized in international shipping services.

The agreement, signed on June 30 2020, is part of a broader project to strengthen and relaunch the Messina Group through the acquisition by the private shipping company Marinvest S.r.l. of a 49 percent stake in Ignazio Messina & C. S.p.A. and a 52 percent stake in RoRo Italia S.p.A., the two Messina Group companies that collectively own a fleet of vessels and associated terminal concessions in the port of Genoa, Italy.

R&P Legal advised Marinvest with a team led by partner Fabrizio Iliceto, with associate Alfredo Della Bella.

BonelliErede advised Messina, Ignazio Messina & C. and RoRo Italia with a team led by partner Vittorio Lupoli (Picture), and Alessandro Musella, with support from Filippo Chiodini, managing associate.

Ecr Legal also advised Marinvest with partners Monica Dal Prà and Gabriella Scionti.

Messina Group was also advised by BonelliErede with partner Francesco Anglani, managing associate Omar Diaz and associate Jacopo De Luca.

Nardone D’Attorre, Improta Oliviero & Partners, with Giacomo D’Attorre, advised Banca Carige, with a team including Gaetano Improta and Mario Oliviero.

Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners advised Amco with team led by partner Roberto Cappelli, and including managing associate Matia B. Maggioni and associate Caterina Bianchi.

The White & Case team in Milan which advised the other financial institutions on the transaction comprised partner Andrea Novarese, associate Tiziana Germinario and lawyer Francesco Mozzone.

Involved fees earner: Francesco Anglani – BonelliErede; Filippo Chiodini – BonelliErede; Jacopo De Luca – BonelliErede; Omar Diaz – BonelliErede; Vittorio Lupoli – BonelliErede; Alessandro Musella – BonelliErede; Monica Dal Prà – ECR Legal; Gabriella Scionti – ECR Legal; Caterina Bianchi – Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners; Roberto Cappelli – Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners; Matia Maggioni – Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners; Giacomo D’Attorre – NDIO Studio Legale; Gaetano Improta – NDIO Studio Legale; Mario Oliviero – NDIO Studio Legale; Alfredo Della Bella – R&P Legal; Fabrizio Iliceto – R&P Legal; Tiziana Germinario – White & Case; Francesco Mozzone – White & Case; Andrea Novarese – White & Case;

Law Firms: BonelliErede; ECR Legal; Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners; NDIO Studio Legale; R&P Legal; White & Case;

Clients: AMCO – Asset Management Company (ex SGA – Società per la Gestione di Attività); Banca Carige; Banca Nazionale del Lavoro; Banca Passadore & C.; Banco BPM S.p.A.; Gruppo Messina S.p.A.; Ignazio Messina & C; Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.; Kerma Spv SrL; Marinvest S.r.l.; Monte dei Paschi di Siena; Nuova Frontiera Spv; RoRo Italia S.p.A; Ubi Banca Gruppo; Unicredit S.p.A.;