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24 January 2019

WFW advises BPER Banca on Augustea Navigation financing

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) advised BPER Banca S.p.A. (“BPER”) on an up to US$8m financing to Augustea Navigation S.r.l. to refinance its acquisition of a bulk carrier built in 2010 under an Italian flag.

BPER Banca S.p.A., formerly known as Banca Popolare dell’Emilia Romagna S.C., is a commercial and co-operative bank and the parent of the BPER Group, one of Italy’s leading banking groups. The group focuses primarily on small and medium enterprises with a strong international client base.

Augustea Navigation S.r.l. is part of Augustea Group, leading player in the shipping industry, with offices in Naples and Augusta (Italy), London, Singapore, Malta, Buenos Aires, Philippines and Colombia.

The WFW Italy Maritime team advising BPER was led by Partner Furio Samela assisted by Senior Associate Michele Autuori and Associates Antonella Barbarito e Beatrice D’Amato.


About Watson Farley & Williams:

Watson Farley & Williams is an international law firm with offices in Athens, Bangkok, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome and Singapore. The firm currently has 500+ lawyers and over 900 staff. Watson Farley & Williams is a leading international law firm providing services of high quality and value to clients throughout a range of industry sectors, with particular focus on: Energy & Infrastructure, Maritime, Natural Resources, Real Estate and Transport. Lawyers from our international offices work as integrated teams to provide practical, commercially focused legal services. Our locations allow us sufficient geographical spread to be competitive in the global market and to provide consistently high quality legal services to our clients. w:

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