Francesco Iodice’s practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions. His work includes financing, restructuring and insolvency matters, as well as merger and acquisition transactions. Francesco also has experience in bankruptcy litigation and government’s golden powers. Francesco joined the firm in 2008. From 2008 to 2013, he was resident in the Milan office and in 2014 and 2015 he was resident in the London office.
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On December 30, 2021, the Italian Government extended until the end of 2022 Italy’s emergency foreign direct investments (“FDI”) regime, which enables it to review also acquisitions of controlling stakes by European Economic Area (“EEA”) investors, as well as certain minority investments by (...)
The European Commission (“EC”) recently published its first annual report on the new European cooperation mechanism regarding the screening of foreign direct investment (“FDI”) into the EU (the “Report”). The Report shows that four out of every five FDI filings screened at the EU level were (...)
In a March 25, 2020 communication, the European Commission (“EC”) issued guidance on the screening of foreign direct investments (“FDI”) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The communication identifies an increased risk of attempts by non-EU acquirers to obtain control over suppliers of (...)
On October 11, 2020, the EU Foreign Direct Investment Regulation—which establishes a European framework for the screening of foreign investments into the European Union—entered into force. The legislation attempts to address growing concerns (compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic) regarding (...)