Practice Areas


We regularly assist Clients in connection with the incorporation of domestic companies, the set up of joint ventures (including consortia and associazioni temporanee di imprese), the negotiation and drafting of shareholders agreements, bylaws and commercial contracts, and general corporate matters regarding the ordinary business activity of companies, including with respect to meetings and resolutions of shareholders and the board of directors.

We have significant experience in mergers, acquisitions and sale of companies, whether by means of transfer of shares or quotas, business or branch of business, or corporate assets. In these transactions we conduct and coordinate due diligence and assist Clients, whether purchasers or sellers, in connection with corporate, commercial, tax and financial aspects of the relevant transactions, and draft and negotiate the relevant contractual documents.

We have consolidated experience in corporate governance matters, ranging from the structuring of the management and control procedures to the operation of corporate bodies. Our lawyers regularly advise corporate directors in respect of their rights, powers, duties and liabilities within their company and towards third parties.

Our expertise also includes the issuance of corporate bonds and other financial instruments.

We regularly assist Italian and foreign management companies and investment funds, including private equity and venture capital funds, in their activities and investments in Italy, including incorporation and authorization procedures; fund raising activities, start-up activities, early stage investments and business incubator activities; LBO, MBO, MBI, BIMBO transactions and related financing; negotiations with the target vendors; and divestments. In this context, thanks to our firm’s ample range of legal capabilities, we act on a multidisciplinary basis by forming and coordinating an integrated team of expert lawyers that is capable of advising on the corporate, tax, banking, financial, regulatory, commercial and employment aspects of the relevant transactions.

Massimo Simbula assist investors, issuers, merchant banks, fund managers and financial advisors active in the Italian market in connection with debt and equity capital market transactions, including IPOs and takeover bids (“OPA”); follow-on public offerings for sale (“OPV”), exchange of securities (“OPS”), sale and exchange of securities (“OPVS”), and purchase and exchange of securities (“OPAS”); capital increase transactions; and public offerings of debt securities, including bonds, convertible bonds and other financial instruments, whether to the retail public or to institutional investors.
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