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Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners

Kathleen Lemmens

Kathleen Lemmens



  • Corporate. Mergers & Acquisitions

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Kathleen Lemmens focuses on M&A in special situations and turnarounds . Her work involves advising financial institutions, private equity clients and industrial players in connection with a variety of transaction types, including buying business from insolvency procedures, NPL trading, equity and hybrid issues, debt-to-equity swaps, corporate restructuring and regulatory work.

She advises several special situations funds and financial intermediaries on investments and regulatory issues. She also advised clients on structuring and implementing investment schemes, in Italy and abroad, and on compliance-related issues.

Kathleen obtained an undergraduate degree in law (candidature en droit) at the Université Notre Dame de la Paix (Namur, Belgium) and graduated in law at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). She also studied at the Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany) and has obtained a master in corporate finance from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).

Kathleen joined the firm in 2009 after having worked at a leading international law firm, in Italy and in Belgium. She is dually qualified as a Belgian and Italian lawyer and admitted to the Brussels and Milan Bar.

She speaks Italian, English, French, Dutch and German.

Bar Admissions

  • MILAN Bar


  • Facultés Universitaires Notre Dame de la Paix "FUNDP", Namur
  • Catholic University of Leuven
Areas of Practice

Corporate. Mergers & Acquisitions


COVID-19: Main Amendments made by the Conversion Law to the Liquidity Decree with Respect to the Measures Aimed at Ensuring the Going Concern of Companies
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, June 2020

1. Introduction Pursuant to Law no. 40 of 5 June 2020, published in the Official Gazzette no. 143 of 6 June 2020 (the “Conversion Law”), Law Decree no. 23 of 8 April 2020 (the “Liquidity Decree”) was converted into law with amendments. Below is a summary of the key amendments made to Chapter II (Urgent Provisions to Ensure Going Concern) by the Conversion Law. 2...

Covid-19: Decree Law No. 33 of 16 May 2020 and PMD of 17 May 2020
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, May 2020

After the start of Phase 2 (which began on 4 May 2020) the Italian government adopted on 16 May Law Decree no. 33 concerning, inter alia, "Further urgent measures to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak" (the "DL 16 May 2020"). Moreover, on 17 May 2020, in implementation of the aforementioned DL 16 May 2020, the Prime Minister issued a new decree with specific implementing provisions (the "PMD 17 May 2020")...

New EU Rules to Protect Strategic Companies
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, May 2020

“We continue to work closely with Member States to ensure that European businesses have access to urgently needed liquidity”, said the vice-president of the European Commission (“Commission”) Margrethe Vestager in connection with the amendment to the Temporary Framework on State aid adopted on 8 May 2020...

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