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Francesca Leo

Counsel, Milan

Francesca is a Counsel in the Milan Office and her principal areas of expertise are Energy and Real Estate.


Francesca is specialised in mergers and acquisition, civil and company law with a focus on the energy and real estate industries. She has a particular expertise in M&A transactions regarding the acquisition of portfolios of renewable plants and projects, in town planning, incentives and grid connection regulations, EPC and O&M contracts, PPA as well as in all the aspects of the real estate transactions. She is regularly involved in renewable energy transactions for Italian and international clients, financing institutions, industrial companies and investment funds, focusing on corporate and real estate aspects, M&A and commercial contracts. She is also involved in real estate development projects, construction and property management.

Before joining DWF, Francesca worked in a major Italian law firm and, for several years, in a prestigious notarial office. 

Francesca is a member of the Italian Bar. She speaks Italian and English.


  • F. Leo “L’aumento del capitale sociale nelle società a responsabilità limitata” in Formulario notarile commentato diretto da G.A.M. Trimarchi e Gaetano Petrelli, Società di Capitali, vol. 8, Giuffrè Editore, Milano, 2016;
  • F. Leo “Vincoli su quote e azioni” in Formulario delle Società, diretto da Salvatore Sanzo - G.A.M. Trimarchi Giuffrè Editore, Milano, 2019;
  • F. Leo, G. Poi L’inadempimento contrattuale ai tempi del Coronavirus in Studium Iuris, 7-8/2020;