Debtwire Italian Restructuring Forum

18 May 2017, Palazzo Parigi, Milan

Lead Strategic Partners:

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PwC

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.

PwC also provides business, financial and transaction services to corporate firms, private equity houses and financial investors helping them throughout the M&A process. We help clients do better deals and create value through mergers, acquisitions, disposals and restructuring. We work together with them to help develop the right strategy before the deal, execute their deals seamlessly, identify issues and points of negotiation and value, and implement changes to deliver synergies and improvements after the deal.

PwC Italy has offices in 23 cities and is able to draw upon the capabilities and expertise of more than 4,400 people.

PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details.

Strategic Partners:

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Hogan Lovells

Change is happening faster than ever, and to stay ahead, youneed to anticipate what’s next. Legal challenges come from all directions.  We understand and work together with you to solvethe toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around theworld. Whether change brings opportunity, risk, or disruption, be ready byworking with Hogan Lovells. 

We have over 2,500lawyers, including more than 800 partners, operating out of more than 45offices in the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa,Asia and Australia.

Hogan Lovells opened in Italy in 2000 and now counts a team ofaround 100 professionals, including 20 partners working, as one integratedteam, in its Milan and Rome offices.

Our practice areas are: Corporate M&A, Private Equity,Commercial, Banking, Capital Markets, Financial Institutions, BusinessRestructuring and Insolvency, Tax, Real Estate, Litigation and Arbitration,Investigations, Administrative and Public Law, Employment, Antitrust, Competitionand Economic Regulation, Technology Media and Telecommunication, Dataprotection and Intellectual property.

The Italian practice combines local expertise with aninternational outlook to provide unparalleled assistance to both domestic andinternational clients on their cross-border and Italian transactions anddisputes, as well as on-going strategic advice in relation to their commercialactivities and projects.

Our team in Italy includes also dual qualified US, UK, Spanish andFrench lawyers in addition to top Italian qualified professionals.

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DLA Piper

DLA Piper is present in over 30 countries and leverages on 4,200 professionals. The firm in Italy counts over 150 professionals based between Milan and Rome. The Restructuring group assist lenders and enterprises in high profile complex transactions concerning the management and resolution of insolvency and/or turnaround matters, including debt and equity rescheduling and refinancing, debt recovery, disposals and pre-packaged solutions, distressed debt trading, distressed M&A, insolvency procedures and office holders' conduct and regulation, non-performing loan advice, debt to equity and quasi-equity swap, restructuring and reorganisation strategies, tax restructuring, rescue planning and implementation, structured and leverage finance vehicles restructuring, and security enhancement and prioritisation. The activity can be divided into two different but complementary areas: corporate and financial restructuring, including - inter alia - legal assistance in the preparation of securities, debt restructuring, asset transfer, agreements with and among creditors, and corporate restructuring aimed at corporate and financial turnaround, providing legal assistance to lenders or companies also through the various insolvency procedures such as piano attestato di risanamento, debt restructuring agreements, arrangement with creditors, ordinary bankruptcy and extraordinary administration, and general recovery, including assistance in disputes and enforcement of guarantees as well as hard restructuring such as bankruptcy proceedings. The mere bankruptcy consultancy includes legal assistance in the admittance of credits and relevant rankings into the insolvency proceedings, attendance to hearings and meetings of the creditors' committees, as well as the defence in claw-back actions, seizures and debt recovery claims.

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