Banks

This is a sector that requires a high level of specialisation and advice focused on highly technical aspects (including of a regulatory and tax nature) and the banking and debt capital market best practices. And above all, this is where we need to demonstrate our efficiency, precision and swiftness.

Only a firm like ours can support certain leading Italian and European groups in acquisitions, mergers and joint-ventures, both national and cross-border. We have assisted foreign banks in some of the most important acquisitions in Italy and in complex cross-border reorganisations of their businesses. We also assist banks in major national and international M&A deals. We also assist the management bodies of banks and banking foundations in acquisitions, defining the best governance structures, managing shareholdings, and devising and revising remuneration policies. Furthermore, we have worked alongside the most highly qualified banking operators in structuring, negotiating and managing complex joint ventures.

 

Here’s what sets us apart

  • We are one of the few firms who can boast experience in a range of fields, from M&A to corporate governance, from joint venture contracts and strategic and commercial partnership agreements to consultancy services for banking and relationships with the supervisory authorities. Our unrivalled range of skills offers genuine added value
  • We are accustomed to building and maintaining relationships with independent Italian authorities, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, the European Commission, the European Central Bank thanks to our outpost in Frankfurt at Hengeler Mueller’s premises, and other competent institutions
  • We have assisted in the drafting of the new legislation applicable to project bonds to ensure their bankability, taking into account the requirements in the Italian infrastructure sector

 

Learn about our Focus Teams.

Case Studies

Brexit Update: Italy prepares for a no deal Brexit and converts into law the Brexit Decree

On 20 March 2019, the Italian Council of Ministers approved the Law Decree No. 22 of 25 March 2019, which came into force on 26 March 2019 (the “Brexit Decree”), introducing urgent measures in order to manage the potential effects of a “no-deal” Brexit scenario on the activities of UK …

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Development Decree: new amendments to the Italian Securitisation Law

Law Decree No. 34 of 30 April 2019 (the so-called Decreto Crescita, or "Development Decree") has introduced some further, significant amendments to the "Italian Securitisation Law" aimed, inter alia at (i) fostering the transfer of “unlikely to pay” (UTP) receivables; (ii) introducing chang …

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TAX Treatment of REOCOs: some clarifications from the Italian Tax Authority

Which are the accounting and tax ramifications for ReoCos incorporated under the new Article 7.1 of the Securitisation Law? In the document available here, our real state Focus Team …

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2019 Budget law: New amendments to the Italian securitisation law

The 2019 Budget Law has amended the Securitisation Law by  (i) removing certain restrictions on CDOs, (ii) clarifying the rules governing the direct lending by securitisation vehicles, (iii) clarifying on the rules gove …

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Insights

BonelliErede and Lombardi e Associati: integration is a go

The integration with Lombardi e Associati was unanimously approved at BonelliErede’s partners’ meeting today. Lombardi e Associati is one of the leading Italian independent law firms in litigation and corporate law and advises Italian and foreign companies, banks and insurers, investment fu …

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BonelliErede announces seven new partners

On 2 February, the partners’ meeting approved the appointment of seven new partners: Riccardo Bicciato, Riccardo Bordi, Marco De Leo, Gabriele Malgeri, Nicola Marchioro, Augusto Praloran and Francesca Secondari. Riccardo Bicciato (45) joined the firm in 2010 and specialises in banking and fin …

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The Gulf new (tax) era

This year marks a new fiscal era in the Gulf, as of 1 January 2018, for the first time in their history, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates introduced VAT. Other countries will now follow this trend. The decision was taken collectively within the Gulf Cooperation Council to increase tax …

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