Nicola Barra Caracciolo graduated with laude from the Genoa University in 1993. After some years with the firm of Prof. Ferrarini e Giudici in Genoa, he worked for the law firm Pavia e Ansaldo; in 1999 NBC joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he became partner in 2004. As of 1 January 2013 Nicola joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati. Nicola specialized in corporate, commercial and finance law, notably in domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, public M&A, dismissals of companies and IPOs. He represented several companies and financial institutions in significant corporate transactions, restructuring and reorganizations. Nicola was admitted to practice in 1996. He is fluent in English.