Structured Finance, NPLs, Capital Markets, Banking
Norman Pepe is an experienced and commercially-minded business lawyer who has worked for magic circle and top tier international law firms in London and Milan. Norman’s clients include primary investment banks, international investment funds, primary Italian banks, rating agencies and servicers.
Norman’s practice encompasses banking and structured finance, with a focus on residential and commercial mortgage backed securitisation transactions, distressed portfolios, non-performing loans, principal finance and real estate finance transactions.
In 2019, Norman has been selected by Le Fonti Awards as the “International NPL” lawyer of the year.
Norman is dual qualified as an avvocato in Italy (2003) and a solicitor of England and Wales (2008).
- Gitti and Partners, Partner/Head of Structured Finance, May 2017 to September 2018;
- RCC, Partner, April 2014 to April 2017;
- Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP, Associate, February 2009 to April 2014;
- Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, Associate, October 2005 to January 2009;
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Associate, March 2003 to October 2005.
- Co-Author of Come cedere gli NPL garantiti da ipoteca senza attendere i tempi biblici della giustizia italiana (How to transfer mortgage-backed NPLs without waiting for the biblical times of Italian justice), in Milano Finanza, August 2017;
- Co-Author of Gitti and Partners Legal Insight Reform of Securitisation Law under Discussion in the Italian Parliament, June 2017;
- Co-Author of Intermediari finanziari al bivio tra “bancarizzazione” e “deregulation” (Financial intermediaries at a crossroad between “banking” and “deregulation”), in Il Societario, December 2015;
- La cartolarizzazione dei crediti futuri mediante finanziamento destinato ad uno specifico affare (The Securitisation of Future Receivables through Destined Financing Loans), in Contratto e Impresa, June 2011;
- Co-Author of Paul Hasting’s Client Alert Changes in Bank of Italy’s Requirements for Recognition of Securitization Transactions; February 2011;
- Paul Hasting’s Client Alert Rome I and Rome II: A Handbook to Determine the Law Governing Contractual and Non-Contractual Obligations, October 2010;
- Co-Author of Paul Hasting’s Client Alert A New Capital Adequacy Regulation on Sale and Lease Back in Italy, June 2010;
- Co-Author of Paul Hasting’s Client Alert Derecognition: IASB’s proposed amendments to IAS 39, October 2009;
- Diritto fallimentare e derivati di credito (Insolvency law and credit derivatives) in Analisi legale dei credit derivatives con particolare riguardo ai credit default swaps (Legal analysis of the credit derivatives and in particular the credit default swaps), in diritto.it, February 2006;
- Stabilità e crescita: verso una riforma del Patto di Dublino? (Stability and growth: towards a reform of the Dublin Agreement?), in Il Finanziere, May 2002, no. 5;
- Giudicato penale e procedimento disciplinare (Criminal sentencing and disciplinary measures), in Rivista Giuridica della Guardia di Finanza, February 2002.