We assist foreign and Italian companies in defining, drafting and negotiating various types of commercial contracts, including international ones (among which, sale and purchase of goods and services, distribution, franchising, licence, etc.), also in relation to their updating, novation, cancellation, resolution or termination.
We provide for specialised legal advice in the so-called “regulated” sectors (among which, in particular, the banking and financial activities’one), in which an in-depth knowledge of the relevant EU and Italian law provisions is essential for the proper structuring of commercial agreements between supervised legal entities.
In addition, we assist the afore-said companies from the drafting of by-laws and articles of association to the fulfilling of the necessary requirements relating to the definition of organisational and corporate governance frameworks (including corporate secretary), administration and internal control systems (and other operational mechanisms), group’s direction and coordination, as well as to the drafting and negotiation of joint venture and partnership agreements.
Among our clients, there are start-ups operating in highly innovative sectors (such as FinTech, which we assist, since the conceiving of the related business project, on all legal and regulatory aspects of their activities, as well as in identifying the most appropriate corporate structure for achieving their company’s purpose.
We also assist foreign and Italian issuers (listed and non-listed) and investment funds on all legal and regulatory aspects of rights and non-rights issues, stock capital increases, listing and delisting transactions, public offers to buy or exchange shares and private placements, as well as in the drafting of documentation relating to the purchase of own shares, transactions with related parties, placements on secondary markets, and security issues. Moreover, we represent our Clients before the competent EU and Italian supervisory authorities (among which, the European Central Bank, the European Commission, the Bank of Italy and the Commissione nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (the Commission for Companies and the Stock Exchange; CONSOB), as well as in liaising with the market management companies (including Borsa Italiana S.p.A., the Italian Stock Exchange’s management company).