Italian and international companies operating throughout Italy and worldwide turn to Latham’s offices in Milan and Rome for counsel regarding their corporate, transactional, finance and litigation matters.
The firm's Italian practice has extensive experience with both in-bound and out-bound Italian and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as capital markets matters, including US Securities and Exchange Commission-registered deals, private placements, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, IPOs, and other debt and equity transactions. In addition, Latham's real estate lawyers advise Italian and international lenders, developers, investors, borrowers, property owners and tenants on property transactions of all types.
Latham has represented Italian banks and companies on leveraged and bridge financings, insolvency and restructurings, and integrated bank and bond products. The firm’s lawyers also have experience in project development and finance, primarily through representation of project lenders, sponsors and developers of alternative energy projects, including co-generation facilities and power production facilities.
The Italian offices boast litigation capacity that hinges on the fields of civil and commercial litigation before arbitral panels or national courts, with a particular focus on M&A and joint venture disputes, corporate insolvency, disputes among shareholders and officers’ liability.
The Italian practice also includes an antitrust group that is an integral part of the firm’s global Antitrust and Competition Practice. Over the past years, Latham has represented a number of large Italian and foreign companies before the European Commission and Italian regulatory authorities (such as the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato and the Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni). In addition, Latham's Italian lawyers handle a wide variety of administrative law matters, representing private and public companies before administrative law courts.
Awards & Rankings
- Latham's M&A and Private Equity Practices ranked in the top tier in Italian 2011 industry league tables
- Latham's Italian team won the Excellence for Client Service Award in the 2012 Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence
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