Realizing Value through Distressed Investments in Italy

Navigating a Course through the Italian, U.S. and Cross-Border Regimes

Sheppard Mullin, New York Office
June 15, 2011

Together Sheppard Mullin and Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners present this two-hour seminar. Our speakers will cover the following topics:

  • Italian prospects: an overview of opportunities available for foreign investment into Italy
  • Successful solutions for distressed investors: 
    • The use of newco and holding company structures to insulate the acquirer from indebtedness 
    • Pre-insolvent compositions for creditors supervised by the Court 
    • Liability exclusions in asset deals 
    • Contingent payments, holdbacks, escrows and other deal leverage mitigation techniques
  • Pre-bankruptcy versus post-bankruptcy investments: Pros and Cons
  • Cross-boarder obstacles: what investors need to know
  • Availability of, and procedures for, chapter 15 ancillary proceedings

The 2 hour complimentary seminar will be presented by:

Raimondo Premonte
Partner, Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners (Rome)

Lucantonio N. Salvi
Partner, Sheppard Mullin (Washington, DC and Brussels)

Silvio Tersilla
Partner, Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners (Rome)

Edward H. Tillinghast, III
Partner, Sheppard Mullin (New York) 

Sheppard Mullin
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 39th Floor
New York, NY 10112 

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM

Continuing Legal Education Credit:
This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 2.0 credit hours which may be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement and is suitable for both transitional and non-transitional attorneys.