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Jones Day welcomes Paolo Foppiani and team to Real Estate Practice in Milan

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Paolo Foppiani will join the Firm in its Milan Office as a partner in the Real Estate Practice. Joining Mr. Foppiani are associates Federica Ceola, Maryana Todyrenchuk, and Neil De Biase.

Mr. Foppiani has more than two decades of experience in real estate private equity, advising both Italian and international clients on all aspects of real estate transactions. He advises real estate investment funds, working on mergers and acquisitions, and has developed an extensive track record advising institutional investors on transactions for cross-border real estate portfolios. Mr. Foppiani has also led transactions in alternative asset classes, such as student housing and senior housing.

"Paolo has advised real estate clients for more than twenty years and his arrival, along with his team, is an important addition to Jones Day, strengthening our capabilities in Milan to serve real estate clients throughout Europe," said Marco Lombardi, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Milan Office. "We are well-prepared to meet all the legal needs of real estate clients with comprehensive solutions in collaboration with our colleagues in the Firm's environmental, tax, finance, private equity, M&A, and dispute resolution practices."

Mr. Foppiani joins a global team of more than 100 lawyers in Jones Day's Real Estate Practice, who provide clients with comprehensive legal solutions to business opportunities by drawing on their experience in the real estate industry worldwide and collaborating with their Jones Day colleagues in environmental law, tax law, financial services, corporate law, and dispute resolution. Jones Day's Real Estate clients include investment banks, real estate private equity funds, institutional investors, lenders, major corporations, real estate developers, property management companies, retailers, and hospitality companies.

"Paolo is a highly accomplished lawyer with a proven ability to successfully negotiate and complete complex real estate transactions, while effectively working with a large team of colleagues around the world," said Anna Cartwright, who co-leads Jones Day's Real Estate Practice. "The combination of Paolo's technical understanding of the issues confronting our global real estate clients and his deep experience advising sophisticated clients makes Paolo the perfect addition to our existing team of lawyers advising pan-European investors in numerous asset classes across Europe. We are pleased that he has joined Jones Day and welcome him to the Firm."

Jones Day has achieved a top ranking among global law firms in Bloomberg's real estate M&A league tables, ranked by number of completed deals, every year since 2003. The Firm's Real Estate Practice was also recognized by Legal 500 for its "deep bench of resources" and "attorneys who anticipate client needs and respond quickly with well-crafted, customized solutions."

Mr. Foppiani was a teaching assistant of public international law at an Italian university. He is also the founder and chairman of Nòos, a non-governmental organization that raises funds to benefit educational and medical projects in Africa and India. He earned his law degree from the Catholic University of Milan in 1999, an LL.M from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a Master in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions from Bocconi University in Milan. He was admitted to the Italian bar in 2003.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.