We have developed an outstanding expertise in any aspect of banking and financial law, with particular reference to corporate governance issues (including related issues such as self-evaluation of corporate bodies, analysis of fit and proper requirements, structuring of internal management delegations, remuneration policies). We also deal with all the issues involved in financing transactions, the drafting of relevant documentation, restructuring of complex debt positions, issues of bonds and other debt securities. We also advise foreign banks and financial intermediaries interested in providing cross-border investment services in Italy. In particular, we assist a large number of foreign financial conglomerates in opening subsidiaries or branches in Italy and advise them, on an ongoing basis, in relation to the laws applicable to their relationships with clients and between intermediaries and the obligations to be fulfilled vis-à-vis Italian regulatory authorities. Our firm also advises on extraordinary transactions involving banks or financial intermediaries based in different countries. We have provided assistance in the establishment and application for authorization of reserved funds specialized in mezzanine financing operations in support of primarily unlisted companies, in the course of extraordinary finance transactions including acquisitions, expansions to new markets, recapitalizations, mergers, industrial and corporate reorganizations and leveraged buyout.

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