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, including in distressed situations. Francesco also regularly advises clients on FDI (foreign direct investment) matters, both at Italian and European levels, and has experience in bankruptcy litigation.

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. He became a senior attorney in 2021.


Investimenti esteri diretti: più controlli, armonizzazione e coordinamento nella proposta di un nuovo Regolamento UE,” Il Sole 24 Ore – Norme e Tributi, May 15, 2024

Foreign Subsidies Regulation, Acquisitions and Procurement Only With Declaration of Non-EU Contributions,” Il Sole 24 Ore – Norme e Tributi, April 10, 2024

Proposed New EU FDI Screening Regulation — 10 Things to Know,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, March 12, 2024 (co-author)

EU Takes Time to Ready Outbound Investment Control Toolkit,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, February 1, 2024 (co-author) 

Regulation of Foreign Investment in Italy,” Practical Law (2023) – G. Scassellati co-author

Italian FDI, When the Government May Rewrite Corporate Governance,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, June 29, 2023 (co-author)

Italy’s Non-Possessory Pledge Over Movable Assets: Filing System Now Operational,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, June 21, 2023 (co-author)

Italy’s Non-Possessory Pledge Over Movable Assets Goes Live,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, February 22, 2023, republished by INSOL International, March 2023 

The EU Commission’s Proposal on Pre-Pack Sales and Other Insolvency Matters,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, February 6, 2023 (co-author)

Regulation of Foreign Investment in Italy,” Practical Law (2022) – G. Scassellati co-author

Italy Extends Its COVID-19 Emergency FDI Review Regime Through 2022,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, January12, 2022 (co-author)

“Foreign direct investment in strategic assets and activities in Italy,” Practical Law (2020) – G. Scassellati co-author

“Italy” chapter, The Foreign Investment Regulation Review, edition 8, October 2020 (co-author) 

Italy’s New Measures to Mitigate the Economic Effects of COVID-19,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, April 9, 2020 (co-author)

Italy and COVID-19 – Practical and Legal Guidance on Key Business Issues,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, March 12, 2020 (co-author)

The Foreign Investment Regulation Review – Italy (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013) – G. Scassellati co-author

Italy’s New Insolvency Code,” Oxford Business Law Blog (2019)

Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2017 Annual Review – Italy, Financier Worldwide (2017)

Directors in the Twilight Zone V – Italy (2017) – G. Scassellati and P. Rainelli co-authors

Il Fallimento 10/2015 – “Schemes of arrangement between the EU Commission recommendation and the reform of the EU insolvency regulation” (“Scheme of arrangement tra raccomandazione della Commissione e riforma del regolamento sulle procedure di insolvenza”) (2015)

Il Fallimentarista – “The general lien securing lawyers’ fees” (“Il privilegio generale degli avvocati”) (2013)

Milano Finanza / Italia Oggi – “The new Italian golden share rules are an effective sword. But double-edged” (“La nuova legge sulla Golden share è un’arma efficace. A doppio taglio”) (2012) – G. Scassellati co author