Practice areas

Financial intermediary law and other qualified operators

We provide regulatory advise to financial intermediaries enrolled in the Register held by Bank of Italy pursuant to article 106 of the Italian Banking Law, investment firms, fund management companies, payment institutions and other regulated professionals of the financial sector, in relation to the requirements and authorization procedures for the provision of regulated services and activities, also on a cross-border basis. We assist our clients in relation to transparency, conduct of business and investor protection issues. We take care also of all regulatory aspects associated with the organizational structure, governance and internal supervisory functions of the financial intermediaries.

We have gained significant experience in M&A transactions involving supervised entities, where it is necessary to pay special attention to the specific regulations of the relevant industry, both during the due diligence phase and the drafting of the transactional documents. In addition, we assist our clients on the regulatory aspect and authorization procedures, as well as prior or subsequent notices to the Supervisory Authorities, triggered by acquisition or disposal of relevant interests in the share capital of regulated entities or the performance by the latter of material transactions.