The Simplification Decree (Decreto Semplificazioni) follows and puts into effect the earlier attempt of the Italian cabinet to facilitate capital increases.

By Antonio Coletti, Isabella Porchia, and Marta Negro

Law no. 120/2020 converting Law Decree no. 76/2020 (Decreto Semplificazioni), which entered into force today (Law no. 120/2020), introduces certain measures (see Article 44) facilitating capital increases by Italian private and listed companies needing to raise equity financing and counter liquidity shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Recovery Decree aims to rapidly raise equity financing and counter liquidity shortage.

By Antonio Coletti, Isabella Porchia, and Guido Bartolomei

Law Decree, approved on 13 May 2020 (Recovery Decree) introduces provisions facilitating capital increases by Italian private and listed companies to rapidly raise equity financing and to counter liquidity shortage.

In particular, article 45-bis of the Recovery Decree (in the draft available pending publication in the Official Gazette) provides: