The Firm provides advice to clients on all the legal aspects of incorporation, direction and management of a company. Such assistance also includes the drafting of articles of association, bylaws and governance models, as well as the negotiation of shareholders agreements and corporate contracts. The Firm advises listed companies, financial institutions, institutional investors, private equity players, board committees, directors and others on corporate governance matters.
The Firm assists its clients in any kind of corporate finance transactions, including mergers, de-mergers, acquisitions and divestments of assets and shareholdings, restructuring procedures, joint ventures, takeover bids. The advice includes structuring the transactions, formulating offers, managing sale processes, handling negotiations, as well as organizing and carrying out legal due diligence activities and drafting the relevant disclosure, corporate and contractual documentation. Our professionals have experience in complex merger and acquisition transactions involving listed companies, as well as the banking, insurance and asset management sectors.
Such skills, combined with a proven expertise in litigation and corporate restructuring procedures, enable the Firm to provide effective and innovative advice in turnaround contexts and special situations.
The Firm regularly assists Italian and international private equity funds in their investments in Italy and has also gained significant experience in transactions involving subsidiaries of public entities.
The Firm is recognized as a leading law firm in the area of bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring.
The Firm’s professionals assist major Italian and international industrial groups in business and debit restructuring operations and, in general, in insolvency and pre-insolvency situations. In particular, the Firm provides extensive advice to any entity involved in insolvency procedures and restructuring transactions: companies facing insolvency or crisis situations, shareholders, creditors (including banks and financial institutions), trustees, special commissioners, and investors.
The Firm assists its clients in negotiating, drafting and implementing pre-bankruptcy composition plans, compositions with creditors and all the other procedures and restructuring agreements regulated under the Italian Bankruptcy Law and the Code of Business Crisis and Insolvency. The Firm’s professionals have gained the experience necessary to handle the most complex restructuring transactions, in which they are regularly involved.
In providing assistance to domestic and international investors operating in the field of special situations and distressed acquisitions, the Firm aims at combining its expertise in the area of corporate M&A with a deep knowledge and specialization in insolvency law.
The Firm has a significant experience in the area of national and international litigation and arbitration.
The Firm’s professionals assist their clients in handling the pre-litigation phases, providing their expertise to support them in implementing the best strategic decisions in order to reduce the risks of the potential subsequent litigation stage.
The Firm has a proven track record in assisting supervised entities and their representatives in sanction proceedings brought by Supervisory Authorities (especially Bank of Italy, CONSOB and IVASS) for violations of the sector regulations.
The Firm has gained significant experience in the area of residential (including subsidized and social housing) and commercial real estate transactions. The Firm’s professionals assist Italian and foreign clients in every stage of acquisition, transfer, construction and development of real estate.
In this area, the assistance ranges from drafting and negotiating contracts to planning modalities to execute real estate transactions, which are often part of wider and more complex investment operations, also carried out in the form of project financing.
The Firm - combining the experience of its professionals in the restructuring, distressed M&A, litigation and real estate practices – supports its clients in the sector of special situations and non-performing exposures, assisting national and international players (investment funds, SGR, asset managers, servicers) in the structuring, negotiation and execution of a variety of transactions for the purchase and subsequent valorization of NPE and the relevant underlying assets.
The firm's expertise includes both judicial solutions (including participation in executive and insolvency procedures) and out-of-court solutions, ranging from extraordinary transactions to arrangement with creditors’ agreements as provided for by the Italian Bankruptcy Law, with particular focus on the evaluation and structuring of solutions for the enhancement of complex real estate NPLs, also through extraordinary corporate finance transactions - with the issuance of equity or equity-like instruments -, the granting of DIP finance and the restructuring of financial debt, loan-to-own and repossess transactions (share deals and asset deals through "ReoCo/OpCo" structures).
The Firm also assists its clients in the purchase of “single names” or credits in bulk, or their sale on the secondary market.
In providing assistance to players operating in the field of special situations and non-performing loans, the Firm is able to offer services that combine its experience in the corporate-M&A sector with in-depth knowledge and specialization in the field of Bankruptcy Law.
The Firm advises its clients in the structuring and negotiation of financing and refinancing transactions, also in contexts that involve the Firm’s other practices, such as M&A deals, distressed situations and restructuring transactions.
The Firm’s activities in this field include providing advisory services to funds, industrial companies, banks and other lending institutions in relation to financing contracts, issuance of guarantees and other transactions, both in ordinary situations (e.g. acquisition finance and various forms of working capital financing) and in the context of reorganization or restructuring operations (through 'protected' restructuring agreements and/or the granting of pre-deductible finance). The Firm regularly operates alongside 'direct lending' funds.
The assistance provided includes drafting and negotiating the relevant documentation, drafting legal opinions and identification of the most suitable and articulated legal structures, relating to a wide range of banking and financial transactions.