Golden Power

Exceptional events and situations require equally exceptional skills to deal with them. And the Golden Power legislation is certainly exceptional: it is the Government’s power to block or impose restrictions on operations in strategic assets that pose serious threats to the national interests in the national defence or security – also with reference to electronic communications based on 5G technology – or to the energy, transport, communications and to technology-intensive sectors.

We have experts with all the energy, passion and, above all, expertise to navigate businesses through these difficult and constantly changing waters. And few can boast our prowess in managing dealings with institutions to resolve critical situations rapidly and effectively.

These experts make up the Golden Power Task Force: a dedicated and highly skilled group of professionals with unrivalled expertise in (among other things) the sale of strategic shareholdings, extraordinary transactions involving the sale of strategic assets, and all other matters that fall under the scope of Golden Power legislation.

Here’s what sets us apart: more than 30 years of dealing with the institutions in question; renowned expertise in the industries most affected by Golden Power legislation and unparalleled technical know-how and track record.

Whatever country you’re from, you need to be able to rely on a legal partner who not only has the necessary legal nous but has also got your back every step of the way.

You can rely on our task force for all that and much more, such as: identifying potential critical points; mapping out the various scenarios; establishing an open communication channel with government authorities; attending hearings to represent your interests; helping you ensure compliance with government-imposed restrictions; explaining the risks of a given investment; guiding you through the notification process required for certain transactions and defending your interests in any litigation that ensues.

They may be uncharted waters for you, but we are here to make it plain sailing.

Case Studies

Foreign investment control in Italy: new timeframe and rules

In Italy, the government’s powers to screen investments in strategic sectors take the evocative name of “Golden Power”. Last Wednesday (13 November), the Italian parliament approved the conversion into law of Law Decree 105/2019, which introduces significant changes to Italy’s Golden Po …

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Insights

BonelliErede launches the first task force dedicated to Golden Powers legislation

BonelliErede has launched a new task force dedicated to all matters relating to Italy’s Golden Powers legislation to respond to investors’ needs created by this complex and highly topical piece of legislation on investments in strategic sectors. The legislation gives government bodies the p …

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