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The firm: Effective on 1 January 2014, Craca Di Carlo Guffanti Pisapia Tatozzi & Associati started its activity as a new player in the law services market within the Italian jurisdiction. The firm has five partners and 30 professionals. The firm combines the well-established firm Craca Pisapia Tatozzi Studio Legale, which has extensive and consolidated experience in the field of contentious issues, and the team of Francesco Di Carlo and Edoardo Guffanti, formerly partners of a leading law firm in the field of banking, financial, investments and insurance services. The firm is now capable of offering assistance in all these fields in pre-litigation, litigation and arbitration and with extra-jurisdictional advice on banking, financial, investments and insurance issues.

Areas of practice: The firm provides advice in the fields of corporate and commercial law and of banking, financial investment and insurance services. The firm devises the structure and handles the subsequent implementation of capital transactions and the issue of bonds, debt instruments and financial instruments in general, and offers assistance with reference to company and business reorganisations, and incentive plans aimed at directors and executives. The firm advises listed and unlisted companies on matters relating to the administration of the company and the liabilities of its administration and controlling bodies. The firm also provides advice to industrial and commercial enterprises, including medium-sized and family businesses, in the drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements such as franchising, distribution, agency and mediation, and supply agreements, commercial joint ventures, leases of businesses and business divisions, and leases of real estate for industrial and commercial use.

The firm provides legal assistance to commercial and industrial companies, including SMEs, and to financial institutions, in extraordinary corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions (transfers of shares and assets, businesses and business divisions, and investment portfolios), joint ventures and co-investment agreements. The firm offers support with respect to the financial aspects connected with such transactions. In structuring transactions, drafting and negotiating contractual documents, the firm avails itself the specific skills gained in the field of corporate litigation, and specifically in the management of court and arbitration proceedings relating to M&A transactions.

The firm provides advice on bankruptcy law, with respect to all insolvency issues, including the identification of the procedures applicable and the preparation of the corresponding documentation. The firm also operates in the field of out-of-court management of company crises, assisting clients in the negotiation of debt restructuring agreements or compositions with creditors.

The firm has a strong and reputed experience in the field of banking, financial, investment, insurance services and asset management business. In particular, the firm’s banking and finance team provides advice in relation to the full spectrum of financial issues, including advising investment funds, industrial clients, banks, financial and insurance institutions, drafting and negotiating documentation, delivering opinions and devising sophisticated legal structures with respect to a wide variety of transactions. The firm also provides assistance in extraordinary corporate transactions involving regulated companies, as well as in every issue connected to market abuse regulations, including regulatory procedures in front of the different surveillance authorities. The firm also provides advice and assistance with reference to the establishment of banking/financial/insurance companies or branches with respect to both corporate and regulatory aspects and to listed issuers in relation to their ongoing duties, including disclosure requirements and treatment of price sensitive information.

The firm in relation to all areas of practice (contentious and non-contentious matters) works on a regular basis for foreign companies and foreign law firms.

  • Contacts
  • Carlo Sbocchelli
  • Matteo Catenacci
  • Number of lawyers: 35
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

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