Elia Ferdinando Clarizia

Elia Ferdinando Clarizia


Elia has over 22 years’ experience advising Italian and international financial institutions, large multinationals and institutional investors on a wide range of tax and accounting matters.

He focuses on banking and capital markets transactions, including syndicated loans, acquisition finance, real estate finance, project finance and project bonds, securitisations and structured finance transactions.

Elia also has extensive experience in real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions and reorganisations and in the relevant accounting issues under both Italian GAAP and IAS/IFRS. Elia is a qualified lawyer, certified public accountant and registered auditor.


Published Work

  • “Lending to a Company in Italy: Structuring the Transaction”, Practical Law, 2023
  • “Imposta sostitutiva sui finanziamenti”, IPSOA, 2012
  • “International asset transfer – an overview of the main jurisdictions”, De Gruyter Recht, 2010



Dottore commercialista, Italy, 2003


JD, Economics, Bocconi University, Milan, 1999


English, French, Italian
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.