We advise Italian and foreign clients operating in the financial market sector. More specifically, we advise banks, investment undertakings, management companies, insurance companies and issuers on legal and regulatory issues related to the provision of investment services and activities in Italy, including assistance relating to activities such as securities lending, (listed and OTC) derivatives trading/post trading, brokerage, clearing and settlement. We also provide advice and assistance in the organization and management, with specific regard to technical and legal issues, of distribution networks of banking and financial products, instruments and services (financial advisors, agents, credit brokers) and in the marketing of foreign UCIs (UCITS or AIFs). We assist Italian and foreign bank and financial intermediaries in all issues regarding the provision and distribution of investment, bank and financial services.

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 respect of the laws applicable to the relationships with clients and between intermediaries and of the requirements to be accomplished vis-à-vis Italian regulatory authorities. We advise our clients also on extraordinary transactions involving banks or financial intermediaries based in different countries.

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