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Andrea Campana

Counsel
+39.02.3030.291
Fax +39.02.3030.2933
Mr. Campana is counsel in the firm’s Milan office. He handles a wide variety of complex litigation, including financial, directors’ liability, shareholder derivative, securities and transactional, bankruptcy, e-commerce, consumer, real estate, construction, general commercial and contractual disputes.

His practice also includes the representation of clients in government and regulatory investigations and sanctioning proceedings - e.g. before Bank of Italy, Consob (capital markets), AGCM (antitrust), Garante della Privacy, AGCOM (telecommunications), ARERA (energy), etc.- and in criminal prosecution. In this context, he helps clients preventing and curing corporate misconducts assisting them in internal investigation and in corporate compliance.

Mr. Campana has also a significant experience on corporate transactions and negotiation of commercial agreements.

Professional Background

Mr. Campana is an attorney with K&L Gates since 2012. He began his practice in 2005 in a ‘magic circle’ law firm and moved in 2009 in the law firm which combined in Italy with K&L Gates.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Arbitrator at the Chamber of Arbitration of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Italy, 2011

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Campana regularly lectures clients on international contracts law and arbitration law. He lectured at the Chamber of Arbitration of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Italy, at the Milan Public Notaries’ Board, at the ASLA (Italian association of major law firms) on various civil procedure and bankruptcy law matters.
Complex Commercial Litigation and Disputes
  • Assisted a bank top manager appointed as director of a public company operating in the high-precision components field in a € 70 mn shareholders derivative lawsuit;
  • Assisted an asset management company in the litigation against corporate bondholders/shareholders;
  • Assisted an insurance company in a domestic arbitration against a participated company for the exercise of the withdrawal right;
  • Assisted the trustee in bankruptcy of a large-scale distribution company against banks and other trustees in bankruptcy in a number of high stake claw-back actions regarding a real estate deal;
  • Assisted an international electrical appliances company in an unfair competition claim raised by the extraordinary administrator of an insolvent competitor as a consequence of an asset deal;
  • Assisted an international insurance company in various litigations against retail clients regarding defaulted Lehman Brothers index-linked insurance policies;
  • Assisted an international bank for the collection of overdue amounts on mortgage loans for the development of a retail park;
  • Assisted a group operating in the construction field in the restructuring of its debts through both a Court-driven composition with creditors;
  • Assisted an international contractor in an arbitration against a European leader in the refining sector regarding the turn around of an oil refinery;
  • Assisted an international contractor in a mediation against a major plastic manufacturer regarding the turn around of a polyurethane production plant;
  • Assisted various construction companies and banks in interim proceedings for the enforcement of bid and performance bonds regarding major construction projects.
Investigations, Enforcement and White Collar
  • Assisted directors and statutory auditors of an asset management company in a sanctioning proceedings brought by Consob and the Bank of Italy;
  • Assisted a public company providing online dating services in an investigation brought by the AGCM (Italian Antitrust Watchdog) in relation to an alleged breach of consumers law;
  • Advised an international financial services firm in several criminal and regulatory investigations started by Consob (Italian Capital Markets Watchdog) and the public prosecutors in relation to alleged cases of insider trading and market abuse;
  • Assisted a nuclear worldwide producer in investigating internally about misconducts (potential private corruption, embezzlements of funds and false balance sheet) of former directors of an Italian subsidiary;
  • Assisted a brokerage company in a sanctioning proceedings brought by the financial intelligence unit of the Bank of Italy in relation to an alleged breach of anti-money laundering law;
  • Assisted a domestic bank in several interim proceedings promoted by other domestic banks for unfair competition due to the diversion of financial promoters and relevant managed assets;
  • Assisted a primary European aluminum producer in drafting and implementing the model for prevention of corporate crimes pursuant to legislative decree 231/2001, the ethical code and the regulation of the surveillance body, as well as providing training courses for employees afterwards;
  • Assisted a nuclear worldwide producer in reviewing and updating the model for prevention of corporate crimes pursuant to legislative decree 231/2001, together with all the relevant annexes, as well as providing training courses for employees.