Company law and M&A
We advise on extraordinary transactions such as mergers, de-mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring, rights issues, issues of bond and quasi-equity instruments for domestic and international clients. Assistance in the context of generational shifts . We also provide company secretary services and day-by-day assistance to listed or private companies.
Corporate governance & compliance
We advise on corporate governance issues for private and listed companies (including compliance with the Corporate Governance Code of Borsa Italiana), company compliance, corporate compliance on workplace safety and administrative liability of entities pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001 (with particular reference to the drafting and updating of the Organisational, Management and Control Model, as well as to the support the Supervisory Bodies), reporting obligations (ad hoc or periodic), preparation and conduct of meetings and boards of directors and, more generally, on all related obligations.
We advise on equity capital market transactions (also on the Euronext Growth Milan market of Borsa Italiana), such as IPOs, capital increases, takeover, block-trades and treasury share purchase operations. Advising issuers, shareholders, underwriters, financial intermediaries and Euronext Growth Advisors. Debt capital market transactions, such as the offer, listing and repurchase of debt securities (including Eurobonds, EMTNs and minibonds) and hybrid capitalization instruments. Assistance to issuers and distributors in the offer and listing on regulated markets or MTFs of other plain-vanilla financial products and structured products such as certificates, notes and covered warrants.
Financial Markets, Banking & Derivatives
We advise banks, funds, intermediaries and other financial operators (domestic and international) on a wide range of regulatory, financial services and banking issues, including the assistance before the competent Authorities in relation to market abuse and market manipulation’s procedures. Due to our relationships with the relevant competent Authorities and our active participation to the consultation processes, we often facilitate the admittance of new products and financial instruments in the Italian markets. We also specialise in derivative transactions and related regulatory issues (including strategic transactions and corporate equity derivatives). Other areas of expertise include banking regulation and regulatory capital issues.
Our expertise includes the drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements, such as distribution, license, agency, consulting, logistical services, supply, franchising, sale concessions, terms of business, etc. We also advise on financing agreements, also in the context of extraordinary transactions, and the structuring of security packages. Our capability also encompasses advertising agreements, IP rights’ licenses, sponsoring and product placement agreements, etc.
Incorporation of companies
Incorporation and management of companies and trusts in different jurisdictions and incorporation of companies and establishment of branches and representative offices of foreign companies in Italy.
Litigation & ADR
We advise on the assessment of the litigation risk and the structuring of defensive strategies. We are also active in civil, commercial, financial and IP litigation procedures in each stage and level of the judgment and before every Court. Our expertise includes ADR procedures, such as conciliation, mediation, arbitration, etc.
We assist in relation to the protection and economic exploitation of trade marks, patents, brands, copyrights and confidential business information. We provide assistance in any requirement concerning the protection and the economic exploitation of contents protected by copy-right law and related rights, with specific expertise in web matters and in music rights. We provide judicial and extrajudicial assistance , in relation to trademarks and copyright law, to a wide range of business entities operating primarily in the industrial, retail, publishing, media, TELCO, music and entertainment areas.
Privacy, media & new technology law
We advise on the different stages of the creation and implementation process of traditional advertising campaigns, below-the-line activities, regulation of prize events, product packaging and management of web communication. Management of litigation and related contracts. We assist in litigation procedures regarding the safety and quality of products, producer responsibility and commercial guarantees of consumer goods. Our capability includes the legal aspects of websites and e-commerce portals as well as the protection of users’ privacy. We also provide assistance for the establishment of innovative start-ups and for their funding. that are searching for calls for funding for new projects with high technological value.
We provide preliminary assessment services in relation to receivables’ quality and recovery ratio. We can also assist in the execution of the relevant enforcement procedures. Our capability includes the assistance in the recovery and management of portfolios of receivables, in cooperation with the leading players in the Italian market.