Linklaters is pleased to announce that Francesco De Blasio will be joining the Italy office as partner and practice head for Real Estate.
Francesco will lead the Italian real estate team at the firm and will focus on advising domestic and international clients in acquisition and development transactions on single assets or complex real estate portfolios, in addition to the structuring of investment funds to develop joint ventures. In his career spanning two decades, Francesco has also acquired significant experience in more specific real estate contracts, applied to particular categories of properties, such as hotels, sports facilities and logistics.
Andrea Arosio, Managing Partner of Linklaters in Italy, commenting on the appointment said:
“As a Firm, we always strive for excellence in all sectors we operate. The arrival of Francesco strengthens the already solid real estate practice in Italy and will enable us to best meet the increasing needs of a fast-changing and dynamic market. Francesco will work closely with all practices in Italy and worldwide ensuring exceptional client service, which is what makes Linklaters ‘best in class’ for our national and international clients.”
With Francesco, who joins from DLA Piper, the firm also welcomes a new Italian real estate team, which Francesco will lead, composed of Francesco Macrì, Francesco Calabria and Gabriele Lopez, managing associates, and Marika Angelastri and Massimo Schirinzi, associates.