Banking and Finance
Our Banking and Finance Team advise on a broad range of banking and finance issues, assisting banks, financial institutions, asset managers, regulated and non-regulated funds, as well as lenders and borrowers belonging to a variety of industries. Our knowledge and ability of understanding the features of each industry sector allows us to devise and structure the best, most flexible and practical security package with satisfaction of all parties involved.
We primarily assist Italian and foreign clients active both on the borrowing and lending side, in connection with project finance, acquisition finance and leveraged merger transactions. We further provide regulatory services in connection with licences and regulated markets matters.
Our Banking and Finance Team has developed an expertise in assisting clients in connection with sometimes complex challenges posed by timing, cross-border (lender, borrower or target and sometimes more than one of them are foreigners) bankruptcy and quasi-bankruptcy features, often all of them at the same time. We regularly advise our clients and assist them by taking part to negotiation rounds in connection with:
- Structuring transactions
- Drafting and reviewing term sheets
- Loan documents
- Security packages
- Securities enforcement
- Regulatory matters, including insider dealing matters, market abuse, placements and offerings of investment funds, challenging IPOs and de-listings
- Contentious matters, including procedures before the regulators (Bank of Italy, CONSOB, the Stock Exchange and the IVASS)
- Assist Real Estate Asset Management Companies and their Investment Funds with all aspects of their day-to-day life
- EU harmonisation matters
- Bankruptcy and quasi-bankruptcy situations.
The Banking and Finance Team works closely with outside experts active in related sectors, such as economic experts and criminal law counsels.
We like to work closely with our client, practising a hands-on approach. We are capable of thinking out of the box in order to work at the best solution.
Our priority is to find effective solutions with an efficient approach.
Our work forms part of a fully integrated service.
Our Banking and Finance Team forms an integrated component working with our Corporate and Commercial, M&A and Tax teams, contributing to the structuring of a transaction from its outset.
We cooperate with our EU and Competition and Litigation Teams in case of problematic and aborted transactions and in general when “things go sour”.