By this lateral hire, iLS strengthens its role as a preeminent law firm in London for international investors in the Italian distressed assets.

Lorenza Talpo, formerly a partner at Paul Hastings, joins iLS, the boutique law firm specialising in banking and finance and founded by Norman Pepe.

Ms. Talpo has over twenty years of experience in structured finance, with a special focus in real estate-backed deals. Recently, she was involved in significant transactions in the distressed assets space (Sandokan and Pillarstone) and CMBS (Taurus 2015 IT).

With the new hire of Ms. Talpo, iLS widens its resident partner base in London and the range of legal services it offers to its clients and international investors in the Italian performing and distressed assets markets.