Ferigo Foscari

Ferigo Foscari

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Steps taken to backstop the Italian Banking System: Atlas fund, NPL state guarantee and insolvency reforms

On 11 April 2016, the Italian government announced the launch of the Atlante ("Atlas") fund, a private fund which will acquire shares in Italian banks and purchase non-performing loans ("NPLs"). On 15 April 2016, Law...more

5/7/2016 - Alternative Investment Funds Banking Sector Bankruptcy Reform Italy Non-Performing Loans (NPL) Private Investment Funds Securitization

Important changes to listed companies' and shareholders' disclosure requirements

A new law modifies the existing disclosure requirements applicable to companies trading on an Italian regulated market and companies trading on other EU markets that have elected Italy as a home Member State ("Listed...more

4/1/2016 - Disclosure Requirements EU Financial Statements Italy Publicly-Traded Companies Shareholders

Maggiorazione del diritto di voto e azioni a voto plurimo: un primo bilancio

La maggiorazione del diritto di voto e le azioni a voto plurimo sono state introdotte nel 2014 dal Decreto Competitività. La normativa ha superato il principio one share-one vote e reso possibili strumenti flessibili che...more

3/1/2016 - Corporate Issuers Institutional Investors Italy Minority Shareholders Shareholder Votes Shareholders Voting Rights

New Italian rules to permit direct lending by alternative investment funds to Italian companies

On February 14, 2016, the Italian Government approved Law Decree No. 18/2016 (the “Decree”) which sets out, inter alia, the direct lending regime by EU alternative investment funds (“AIFs”) to Italian borrowers. The...more

2/19/2016 - AIF Alternative Investment Funds EU Italy Lenders Loans Member State Non-Bank Lenders Proposed Legislation

Italy implements the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive

On January 1, 2016, two Italian legislative decrees that implement the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive No. 2014/59/EU ("BRRD") in Italy came into force in full. Executive Summary - The Bank Recovery and...more

2/10/2016 - Bank of Italy Banking Sector Bonds BRRD EU Investment Companies Italy MREL SMEs

New Italian rules require filing with the Bank of Italy when issuing and offering financial instruments

The new Bank of Italy rules will apply from October 1, 2016. The Bank of Italy has implemented the provisions of article 129 of Legislative Decree no. 385 of 1 September 1993 (the Consolidated Banking Act or CBA) (the...more

9/28/2015 - Bank of Italy Filing Requirements Financial Instruments Foreign Issuers Italy Offerings Penalties Public Offerings Reporting Requirements

Important changes to Italian mandatory tender offer Rules

The Decreto Competitività (as converted into Law with amendments, the “Decree”), published on August 20, 2014, in the Italian Official Gazette (Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana), has made some important changes to...more

9/2/2014 - EU New Regulations Tender Offers

New Italian finance law to facilitate company financings

On August 20, 2014, the Decreto Competitività (as converted into Law with amendments, the “Decree”), was published in the Italian Official Gazette (Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana). The Decree is part of a...more

8/26/2014 - EU Financial Institutions Financial Regulatory Reform Foreign Banks

Italy further facilitates financing transactions for Italian issuers (Destinazione Italia Decree)

On December 13, 2013 the Italian Government approved Law Decree Destinazione Italia (the “Destinazione Italia Decree”), aimed at further facilitating financing transactions for Italian issuers. The most significant...more

12/17/2013 - Bonds Corporate Bonds Financing Securitization

Bank of Italy rules to implement Capital Requirements Directive IV – consultation document on prudential supervision for banks...

On November 27, 2013 the Bank of Italy submitted for public consultation a draft circular setting forth the new prudential supervision rules (“disposizioni di vigilanza prudenziale”) for banks and banking groups (the “Draft...more

12/5/2013 - Capital Requirements EU Foreign Banks

The credit rating market for structured finance instruments: new requirements for issuers, originators and sponsors

On 31 May 2013, Regulation (EU) No 462/2013 (the “Amendment Regulation”) that further amends Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies was published in the Official Journal. This was accompanied by a short...more

6/14/2013 - AIFMD Credit Ratings Disclosure Requirements EU European Commission European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Risk Assessment Structured Financial Products

How Tobin Tax and certain regulatory duties affect Block Trades in Italy

Italian Law No. 228 dated December 24, 2012, which approved the 2013 budget, contemplates, among others, a new tax applicable to certain financial transactions (the “Tobin Tax”). The Tobin Tax will apply to transactions,...more

1/17/2013 - Buyers Derivatives Duties Foreign Banks High Frequency Trading International Finance Securities Sellers

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