Michele Arruzzolo
Senior Associate


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D: +39 06 6840 5826

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Michele is a Senior Associate in the Banking & Finance department in the Rome office of Watson Farley & Williams.

He specialises in banking and finance and project finance law, with a particular focus on the renewable energy and infrastructures sectors.

Michele has extensively worked on high-profile national and cross-border project finance, advising both major investment banks and major players in both financing and project documentation.

Michele has been involved in several market firsts both in the energy and in the infrastructure field.

His area of expertise also includes companies’ acquisition being involved in the drafting and negotiation of quota purchase agreements.

In 2009 he obtained his Law Degree (J.D. equivalent) from the University of Rome LUISS Guido Carli with full marks and he was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2012.

Before joining WFW, Michele worked at Allen & Overy and subsequently at Bonelli Erede Studio Legale.

Education Open

  • 2009: “LUISS Guido Carli” University – Undergraduate Degree in Law, with full marks (110 – cum laude)

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • February 2010: Drafting of “Atti di destinazione e interessi meritevoli di tutela” – La Stamperia Reale
  • June 2009: Drafting of the article “Le nuove problematiche che incombono sul magistrato nell’attuale contesto storico” published on the independent review “Magistratura Indipendente” (magazine sent to all judges and the parliamentary committees)
  • February 2009: Drafting of the article “Collegio sindacale e controlli interni: dal controllo sui controlli alla cogestione dei controlli” on the CONTRARIAMENTE.IT website and on the independent review “Magistratura Indipendente”.
  • 2008 – 2009: Winner of Scholarship Competition “Homo Sapiens Sapiens “. Awarded by INPDAP.
  • 2007 – 2008: Winner of Scholarship Competition “Homo Sapiens Sapiens “. Awarded by INPDAP.
  • 2006 – 2007: Winner of Scholarship Competition “Homo Sapiens Sapiens “. Awarded by INPDAP.

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • 2012: Admitted to the Italian Bar

Employment Record Open

  • 2014 – present: Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2011 – 2014: Bonelli Erede Pappalardo
  • 2009 – 2011: Allen & Overy

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