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Andrea Campana

Associate
+39.02.3030.291
Fax +39.02.3030.2933
Mr. Campana is an associate of the Milan office. He advises and litigates on behalf of major corporations, banking and financial institutions and construction companies before Courts and arbitration panels. He also represents clients in the context of investigations brought by several regulatory watchdogs (e.g. the Bank of Italy, Consob, the Italian Competition Authority, the Italian Data Protection Authority, etc.), sanctioning proceedings and preventive internal investigations.

His practice concentrates mainly on corporate and commercial law (with a focus on financial and bankruptcy matters) and covers a broad range of complex disputes, among which financial and regulatory litigation, directors liability lawsuits, securities and transactional litigation, bankruptcy litigation and various high-value construction claims.

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 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. He regularly lectures clients on international contracts law and arbitration law.

Financial litigation and government enforcement

  • assisted directors and statutory auditors of a domestic asset management company (a ‘SGR’) under extraordinary administration in a sanctioning proceedings brought by Consob and the Bank of Italy;
  • assisted a domestic brokerage company (a ‘SIM’) 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 public company providing online dating services in an investigation brought by the Italian Competition Authority in relation to an alleged breach of consumers law;
  • advised an international financial services firm in several criminal and regulatory investigations started by Consob (public authority responsible for regulating the Italian securities market) and the public prosecutors in relation to alleged cases of insider trading and market abuse;
  • assisted an international insurance company in various litigations against retail clients regarding defaulted Lehman Brothers index-linked insurance policies;
  • assisted a domestic bank in various securities litigations against retail clients regarding defaulted Sovereign and corporate bonds;
  • 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;
  • advised an international bank in relation to the enforcement of a pledge on trademarks against a potentially insolvent company;
  • assisted an international bank for the collection of overdue amounts on a mortgage loan agreement granted for the development of a retail park;
  • assisted a domestic bank in several compounding interests litigations against clients;
  • assisted various construction companies and banks in interim proceedings for the enforcement of bid and performance bonds (first demand guarantees) issued in the context of major construction projects;

Securities and transactional litigation

  • 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 a domestic asset management company (a ‘SGR’) under extraordinary administration in the litigation against some corporate bondholders (which were also shareholders);
  • assisted a multi-national company operating in the household electrical appliances field in an unfair competition claim raised by the extraordinary administrator of a bankrupt competitor as a consequence of an asset deal;
  • assisted an insolvent construction company in a deal litigation regarding the sale of its business as a going concern to another construction company;
  • assisted an insurance company in a domestic arbitration against a participated company for the exercise of the withdrawal right;

Bankruptcy litigation

  • assisted the trustee in bankruptcy of a company operating in the large-scale distribution field against banks and other trustees in bankruptcy in multiple complex high-value claw-back actions regarding a real estate deal;
  • assisted a group of companies operating in the textile industry field in defending against insolvency petitions filed by banks in order to avoid the claw-back of certain mortgages;
  • assisted various international financial services firms and banks in major claw-back and damage actions brought against them by the extraordinary administrator of an insolvent multinational food group;
  • assisted a real estate SPV in the restructuring of its debt through a Court-driven composition with creditors (“concordato preventivo”);
  • assisted the trustee in bankruptcy of an insolvent IT company against a domestic bank in a major claw-back action of payments made on bank accounts;
  • assisted a group operating in the construction field in the restructuring of its debts through both a Court-driven composition with creditors (“concordato preventivo”) and the negotiation of connected out-of-court restructuring agreements;
  • assisted a major international airline against the receiver of a bankrupt Italian airline in recovering a debt for refurbishment works performed on a jet engine;
  • assisted the trustee in bankruptcy of a company operating in the large-scale distribution field in defending the insolvency judgment against the opposition of the same bankrupt company;

Construction and engineering litigation

  • assisted a multi-national contractor in an arbitration against a leading European operator in the refining sector regarding the refurbishment and maintenance of an oil refinery;
  • assisted an international major contractor in an arbitration against a domestic employer regarding the construction of a waste-to-energy plant;
  • assisted a multi-national contractor in multiple connected litigations against subcontractors regarding the expansion of an oil refinery;
  • assisted a multi-national contractor in a mediation against an international plastic manufacturer regarding certain construction and maintenance work of a polyurethane production plant;