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A new form of security in Italy: Non-possessory pledge of moveable goods

In 2016, Italy introduced a new form of security on moveable goods, which does not require the debtor to surrender the goods to the creditor or a custodian. Instead, it requires the pledgor ...


Italy-Africa Conference, Mattei Plan: over €5 bln to enhance collaboration with African countries

Following the conversion of Law Decree No. 161 of 15 November 2023, known as the Mattei Plan, which occurred on 11 January 2024, the Italian Government hosted in Rome the Italy-Africa...

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Doing business in Italy 2023

In Italy, there are special requirements which apply to specific types of companies (for instance investment, insurance, and banking companies and companies whose shares are traded on a...

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Direct Lending in Italy – moving into the mainstream?

Whilst stringent conditions continue to apply to debt funds which want to be authorised by the Bank of Italy to lend in Italy, in recent years alternative structures have gained momentum,...


As the entry into force draws near, we look into the new non-possessory pledge in Italian law

Italy introduced a new form of security: a non-possessory pledge which could be created without delivering the collateral to the creditor, to facilitate the taking of security on moveable...


Italy’s highest court clarifies the impact of anti-competitive provisions in personal guarantees

A recent judgment of the United Sections of the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation, the “ABI Forms Case” clarified the treatment of personal guarantees documented on the basis...


Impact of coronavirus on loans in Italy

We describe below the legal impact on Italian loan transactions of the current health emergency caused by COVID-19 in light of the recent case law and the latest legislative measures,...


Bank of Italy Consultation on borrower-based loan limitations could lead to opportunities for direct lenders

The latest Consultations launched by the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the Bank of Italy on regulatory capital requirements for banks may lead to opportunities for alternative...


Breaking News: Italian Legislation on COVID19 - A Game Changer for Private Debt Funds? Lev Fin Spin

Among the legislative measures approved by the Italian Government to support the financial indebtedness of corporates in the face of COVID19 (which we describe here), the State guarantee...

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