Lorenzo Parola

Non-Executive Independent Director

He graduated in Law from the Cattolica del Sacro Cuore University of Milan and then obtained a Master’s in Company Law from the SSA School of Management. 

From 1988 to 2009, his career began as a partner and member of the global Board of Allen & Overy. After that, between 2009 and 2012, he held the position of partner and joint manager of the Global Department of Renewable Energies, in Dewey & LeBoeuf LPP. Between 2013 and 2019, he was Partner and Head of the European Department for Energy and Utilities, in Paul Hastings. 

He was also partner and head of the Italian department for energy and infrastructures in Herbert Smith Freehills.

In 2022 he founded Studio Parola Angelini Law Firm of which he is Founding and Managing Partner.

He is considered one of the main experts on energy law in Italy, as he assisted the most innovative and complex operations in the sector such as infrastructural funds, utilities and oil majors in national and cross-border M&A transactions, with special interest for sectors of generation from renewable and conventional sources, oil & gas, energy transition and digitisation and circular economy. 

He has acquired considerable, consolidated experience of contractual, authorisation and regulatory aspects related to the development of infrastructural projects, and for sector contracts such as, merely as an example, PPA, tolling, gas and LNG sales contracts, financial and physical trading of energy. 

He is currently a lecturer on higher education university and master’s courses. 

He founded the Italian PPAs Committee and the E-Innovation Committee, dedicated respectively to market parity and energy transition, grouping together producers, traders, end customers and banks.

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