You are here

Andrea Leonforte

Andrea Leonforte

Senior Associate

Andrea Leonforte is the head of the administrative law department of the Milan office.



Andrea is an expert in administrative law, based in Milan, with a focus on energy and environmental law issues. In particular, with a significant expertise in the energy and environmental sectors, he regularly advises national and foreign companies on developing, financing, and the acquisition of renewable energy and thermal projects, environmental permitting and liability, environmental and electricity regulatory compliance, and administrative litigation issues.
Andrea's experience includes advising:
  • A2A in the acquisition from Octopus Renewables of a portfolio consisting of 17 photovoltaic plants with a total rated power of 173 MW.
  • Green Arrow Capital in the acquisition from L&L Bio of a majority interest in 6 SPVs, each owning a biomethane project, and in the negotiation of the relevant joint-venture and project contracts.
  • Italgas in the acquisition of Fratelli Ceresa S.p.A., an energy service company (ESCo) active in the management of energy services.
  • Global Solar Fund in the sale of a portfolio of photovoltaic plants located in Italy for a total capacity of 137MW.


Andrea is a member of the Palermo Bar. He holds an LLM from King's College of London. Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills in September 2020, Andrea worked in an international law firm based in Milan.

Related content

10th August 2021
We size up revisions to the Renewable Efficiency Directive as the EC moves to bolster...
6th August 2021
We assess EU plans to wring more carbon savings from energy efficiency policy. Does the...