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David Neu

David Neu


David Neu

David Neu is a partner in our Global Financial Markets practice. He is qualified in England & Wales and Italy.

David advises international banks, credit funds, insurers and corporates on financing transactions structured as loans, bonds or derivatives across Europe and emerging markets, with a particular focus on transactions in the "DACH-region" and Italy.

He regularly advises on acquisition finance, real estate finance, trade/export finance and derivatives transactions. He has also advised on restructurings/distressed transactions in the UK, Italy, the Netherlands and the UAE.

Before joining our Munich office, David worked in our offices in London and Milan. He speaks English, German, Italian and Spanish.

  • Advised Hanseatic Energy Hub GmbH on the hedging of the euro 1.6 billion financing for the development, construction and operation of Germany's first land-based LNG terminal (2024)
  • Advised Banco Santander, Citi and a syndicate of 20 international bank lenders on US$ 3 billion multi-currency revolving facilities for the Syngenta group (2023)
  • Advised BNP Paribas, CaixaBank, Crédit Agricole CIB and UniCredit on a euro 300 million sustainability-linked revolving credit facility for Italian hearing aid manufacturer Amplifon (2023)
  • Advised banks on the hedging of the US$ 800 million project financing for the Karapinar photovoltaic power plant in Türkiye (2021)
  • Advised UniCredit on a euro 1 billion synthetic risk transfer with the European Investment Bank (2021)
  • Advised Ardian and its portfolio business Dedalus on the euro 270 million term and revolving facilities financing the acquisition of DXC's healthcare software business (2020)
  • Advised Banco Santander, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, Crédit Agricole CIB, HSBC, Intesa Sanpaolo, Société Générale and UniCredit on the up to euro 900 million syndicated multi-project, multi-currency guarantee facility for Italian engineering company Ansaldo Energia (2020)
  • Advised BNP Paribas, Intesa Sanpaolo and UniCredit on the euro 1.8 billion cash facility for the buy-out of the minority shareholders of Italian supermarket chain Esselunga (2020)
  • Advised Suedtiroler Volksbank on the synthetic securitisation of a euro 700 million portfolio of SME loans (2020)
  • Advised UniCredit, BNP Paribas, HSBC, ING and Mediobanca on the euro 530 million term facilities for the acquisition of the GAES Group by Italian hearing aid manufacturer Amplifon (2018)
  • Advised Barclays on term facilities financing the acquisition of a euro 1.397 billion NPL portfolio from 53 BCC cooperative and rural banks by vehicles controlled by Värde Partners (2018)

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Career and qualifications

  • Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan (Laurea in giurisprudenza), 2004
  • Joined Clifford Chance as praticante avvocato in Milan, 2004
  • Admitted as Avvocato in Milan, 2009 (with subsequent registration as a European lawyer in Germany 2022)
  • The College of Law of England and Wales (LLB), 2009
  • Re-joined Clifford Chance as trainee solicitor in London, 2009
  • Admitted as solicitor in England & Wales, 2011
  • Senior Associate 2014
  • Moved back to Clifford Chance in Milan, 2015
  • Counsel, 2021
  • Moved to Clifford Chance in Munich, 2021
  • Partner since 2024

Professional bodies

  • Law Society of England & Wales, 2011
  • Ordine degli Avvocati di Milano, 2009

Awards and citations

  • "Senior associate David Neu possessed deep knowledge about the legal aspects surrounding the deal, as well as business and commercial matters. I felt that I had a real adviser and not just a lawyer."
    "Senior associate David Neu has a practical, solutions-led approach to resolving issues, which includes taking responsibility for delivering it."
    The Legal 500 Italy 2021
  • "Rising Star"
    The Legal 500 Italy
  • "Next Generation Lawyer"
    The Legal 500 Italy 2020 and 2021 - "Banking & Finance: Lender or Arranger Side"