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Private Equity Takes the Driver’s Seat in Italian Automotive Deals

Deal making is likely to surge as companies seek funding and private equity firms scour the market for buyout opportunities. By Andrea Novarese and Cataldo Piccarreta Italy is poised to help steer automotive deal activity in the final weeks of what has been another bumper year for the industry. According to PwC, global automotive deals reached US$59.3 … Continue Reading

Italy to Complete Implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation

Legislative Decree 107/2018 clarifies new reporting obligations, disclosure obligations, and sanctions, effective September 29. By Antonio Coletti and Isabella Porchia Italy has published in the Italian Official Gazette Legislative Decree no. 107 of August 10, 2018, amending the Italian legislative provisions (Legislative Decree no. 58/1998) to transpose the Market Abuse Regulation no. 596/2014 (MAR). The … Continue Reading

Italy Issues New Rules on Hostile Foreign Takeovers and Golden Powers

By Antonio Coletti, Stefano Sciolla, and Isabella Porchia The Italian Council of Ministers has approved law decree no. 148 (the Decree), extending the disclosure requirements on stakebuilding in Italian listed companies and the Italian government’s so-called “golden powers”. The government may exercise these powers — veto or special conditions — in connection with extraordinary transactions … Continue Reading

New Handbooks Will Clarify Market Abuse Regulation Policies in Italy

By Isabella Porchia The Italian Securities Commission (CONSOB) has approved two handbooks, “Management of Inside Information” and “Investment Recommendations,” which offer guidelines under Market Abuse Regulation no. 596/2014 (MAR) and delegated acts. These publications have implications for a range of market participants, including companies with listed equity and debt securities on both Italian regulated markets … Continue Reading

Spotlight Turns on Corporate Responsibility in Italy as Italian Parliament Reviews New Draft Law Proposals

By Cesare Milani As corporate responsibility and business integrity become increasingly important to global commercial businesses, Italy has responded domestically with a review of two key laws which may significantly impact Italian companies. Italian Legislative No. 231 dated June 8, 2001 (Decree 231) Decree 231 has been in force for seventeen years and is likely … Continue Reading

Changes to Italian Banking Law Promotes Creditor-Friendly Bankruptcy and Restructuring

By Andrea Novarese, Marcello Bragliani, Antonio Distefano and Davide Rallo The so called “Banks Decree” Decree (Law Decree no. 59/2016, hereinafter the “Decree”), published on the Official Gazette and converted into Law no. 199/2016, has recently entered into force. The main purpose of the Decree is to grant a partial reimbursement to investors of few local … Continue Reading

Public Works Slowdown Following Implementation of the New Italian Public Procurement Code

By Cesare Milani The Italian Government definitively approved Legislative Decree no. 50 in April this year, implementing Directives 2014/23/EU, 2014/24/EU and 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and European Council. The revised legislation resulting from the Directives coming into force affect the Italian construction market. Notably, the new Italian Public Procurement Code impacts “public procurement and awarding … Continue Reading

Gaining Appropriate Control in Italian Minority Investments

By Stefano Sciolla Minority investments are an increasing feature of the Italian PE market. One key driver of minority investments is demand from many entrepreneurs, founders and small and medium-sized businesses for funding to refinance existing debt, pursue acquisition opportunities or to expand their operations. Many are discovering that funding is unavailable from traditional sources … Continue Reading
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