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Capital markets and Regulatory

We advise our Clients on equity and debt capital market transactions under Italian Legislative Decree no. 385 of 1st September 1993 (the Consolidated Banking Act) and by Italian Legislative Decree no. 58 of 24 February 1998 (the Consolidated Finance Act), acting as legal counsels for Italian and foreign issuers and investors.

Our Capital Markets and Regulatory Practice provides full legal and tax assistance in connection with:

  • Receivables assignment transactions
  • Listing projects
  • Public takeover bids
  • Sales and underwritings
  • Listing of companies and financial instruments on regulated markets

More specifically, CBA provides assistance with:

  • Securitisations and disposals of NPLs
  • Securitisations of claims of different asset classes
  • Domestic or pan-European factoring transactions
  • Collateralized debt obligations
  • Covered bonds
  • Issue Of convertible warrants and bonds
  • Private placements
  • Issue and/or offer in Italy of subordinate and other financial debt instruments
  • Institution/update of EMTN Programmes
  • Block market operations
  • Credit-linked products

We also advise listed companies on their ordinary business or extraordinary transactions and in relation to all aspects of corporate governance.

We regularly assist supervised entities of the banking or financial sector on all legal or regulatory compliance issues affecting their relevant services, or their relationships with the Supervisory Authorities, and in the preparation and review of the relevant agreements with retail and institutional customers.

CBA actively takes part in the consultations opened by the Supervisory Authorities on banking/financial matters, and on several occasions, it has promoted a number of initiatives of regulatory changes and financial innovations before public institutions and bankers’ associations, by virtue of its long-lasting and close relationships with scholars and the business community.

We offer legal and tax consulting to banks and financial intermediaries in the development of regulatory and supervisory capital funding structures, including with a view to strengthening the equity supervision requirements established by Basel III.

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