Mergers and Acquisitions SPS deals with mergers and acquisitions, de-mergers and transfers of going concerns, and have a sound expertise in processing, drafting and negotiating the relevant agreements and any ancillary documents, including contractual and corporate joint ventures, sale and purchase agreements, shareholders' agreements, security packages, loan agreements and covenants not-to-compete. The Firm also renders assistance on all preliminary aspects pertaining to the said transactions, performing the related due diligence activity and applying for the required authorisations and permits before the competent authorities.

Business Planning and Structuring We advise and assist our clients in connection with the establishment and reorganisation in Italy of any form of business enterprise, including subsidiaries, branches, representative offices of foreign corporations and consortia of companies, drafting shareholders' agreements, by-laws, articles of incorporation, memoranda of association, handling and all related regulatory aspects.

Corporate Governance and General Corporate Advice The Firm advises its clients on all corporate matters such as directors' compensation and entitlements, duties and liabilities, operations relating to the share capital of companies and the related accounting issues, regulatory compliance, participation in shareholders' and board of directors' meetings, drafting of any necessary minutes.

Bankruptcy and Insolvency We advise and assist our clients in insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, winding-up and negotiated arrangements with creditors.

Private Equity and Venture Capital Our lawyers have been involved in a variety of venture capital and private equity investments, including seed and start-ups, early and late-stage investments, private placements in public companies, leveraged and management buy-outs, follow-up strategies and public-to-private transactions. We also advise our clients on exit strategies, including mergers and acquisitions, trade sales, IPOs and public market sales.