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The Lawyer European Awards – Italy’s contenders

2-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

It’s been a difficult few years for many Italian firms, but as this year’s shortlist for The Lawyer European awards demonstrates, they’ve risen to the challenge

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Italy: Diversity strategy

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue

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Freshfields, Macfarlanes and Pedersoli lead on Pearson's £469m sale of The Economist

12-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, Macfarlanes and Italian firm Pedersoli have scooped top roles on Pearson’s £469m sale of a stake in the Economist Group, less than a month after the publisher sold the Financial Times. 

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VimpelCom and CK Hutchison turn to magic circle in €21.8bn Italian telecoms deal

11-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have advised CK Hutchison Holdings and VimpelCom in their €21.8bn (£15.4bn) agreement to form one of Italy’s largest telecommunications companies. 

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Simmons & Simmons to close Rome office

3-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Simmons & Simmons is set to close its office in Rome and move all of its Italian operations to its office in Milan.

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Italy: are investment funds eligible for concordato preventivo in insolvencies? download subscription

NCTM 4-Aug-2015

The available remedies.

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Italy: ultra wideband project gets green light download subscription

NCTM 3-Sep-2015

…but the road to completion will be long

Italy: stimulating loans for debt restructurings download subscription

NCTM 1-Sep-2015

Lawmakers have introduced further measures in order to stimulate new loans after the pre-filing for concordato preventivo or for a debt restructuring agreement.

Italy: restricting the powers of debtors download subscription

NCTM 1-Sep-2015

Creditors now being allowed to make competing concordato proposals means that the exclusive powers of the debtor are restricted.

Italy: focus shifts from liquidation to company preservation download subscription

NCTM 1-Sep-2015

Lawmakers made a few changes to the concordato rules with the foreseeable result of restricting significantly the access by debtors to the procedure.

Restructuring in Italy: acts of extraordinary administration download subscription

NCTM 7-Jul-2015

…in the interests of a company.

Italy: bankruptcy law change to promote debt restructuring download subscription

NCTM 6-Jul-2015

A debtor can cram down an agreement to dissenting minority lenders.

Promoting competitive sales in concordato preventivo procedures download subscription

NCTM 3-Jul-2015

New rules for the competitive bid process aimed at the sale of the debtor’s assets.

Eli Lilly succeeds in overturning award of DNIs regarding UK, FR, IT and ES designations of its European patent download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-Jul-2015

The Court of Appeal has delivered its long-awaited judgment in the Actavis v Eli Lillydispute, ruling that Actavis is not entitled to a declaration of noninfringement (DNI) of Eli Lilly’s European patent.

Investment opportunities in Italy: Shariah-compliant minibonds? download subscription

NCTM 30-Jun-2015

Italy, as many other countries in the western world, is facing a deep economic and financial crisis, which has affected the loan market and the ability of businesses to obtain bank financing. 

Smart Work in Italy: flexible working download subscription

Lexellent 29-Jun-2015 | Updated: 30-Jun-2015

One year ago, a new proposed law on Smart Work in Italy – with the aim of promoting more flexible and simplified forms of teleworking – was presented to the Italian Chamber of Deputies. 

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