Pietro M. Fioruzzi’s practice focuses on advising international and Italian corporate clients and investment banks on a wide range of corporate and financial matters, including capital markets transactions, corporate governance, securities regulatory issues, and public mergers and acquisitions.

Pietro advises public Italian companies as to board structure and practice and special committees, as well as on compensation and benefit matters. He represents clients in internal investigations as well as before Italian courts and agencies with regard to capital markets matters.

Pietro joined the firm in 1997 and worked in the New York office until 1998, when he moved back to Italy to open Cleary’s Rome office. He was resident in the Rome office from 1998 through 2001, when he helped open the Milan office, and became a partner in 2006. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at the law firm of Professor Pier Giusto Jaeger until spring 1995.

Notable Experience

  • Has participated in a number of capital market transactions involving Italian clients, including IPOs, privatizations, rights offerings and wide range of financing transactions by seasoned issuers in several industries.

  • The combination between Wind Telecom and VimpelCom, creating one of the world’s largest mobile telecommunications carrier, and related multibillion financing transactions. 

  • FCA and CNH Industrial in a series of financing transactions and notes offerings. 

  • Numerous initial public offerings by Italian issuers, including Italgas, Technogym, INWIT, Banzai, FinecoBank, Yoox, Saras, Prysmian and MolMed. 

  • HypoVereinsbank in the business combination with UniCredito Italiano and Fastweb in the tender offer by Swisscom.

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Selected Activities

  • Visiting Scholar, University of Munich, 1996

Publications

“Il nuovo regolamento relativo all’equity crowdfunding,” Diritto Bancario, September 6, 2016 (co-author, Fabio Saccone)

“What Ending the Sanctions Means for Business” (Pietro Fioruzzi/Gianluca Atzori, co-authors), Il Sole 24 Ore, May 4, 2016.

GIR ”Securities and Related Investigations Know-How Guide”, Global Investigations Review, February 4, 2016. Co-author of the Italy chapter.

“Five Questions on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” Mag by LegalCommunity, November 24, 2015 (M. Scalera co-author).

“Definizioni (art. 93-bis)” and “Offerta al pubblico di strumenti finanziari comunitari e di prodotti finanziari diversi dalle quote o azioni di OICR apert (artt. 94-98 bis),” in Il testo unico della finanza, Marco Fratini and Giorgio Gasparri eds., UTET Giuridica, 2012, pp 1053-1124, (Eugenio S. De Nardis and Nicole B. Puppieni co-authors).

Governance International Italien: Rechtsleitfaden für die Management-Praxis, (Klaus W. Riehmer and Nicole B. Puppieni co-authors).

European Securities Law.” Edited by Raj Panasar and Philip Boeckman (First Edition Oxford University Press, 2010). (R. Panasar, M. Tibi and S. Glasper co-authors).

Camera di Conciliazione e di Arbitrato presso la CONSOB: un nuovo strumento di protezione per i risparmiatori (The Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration Established at the Premises of Consob: A New Alternative Dispute Resolution Device to Protect Retail Investors).” Avvocati24. Il Sole-24 Ore (online edition). March 30, 2009 (M. Mamone co-author).

“Implementation of the Takeover Directive in Italy.” EuroWatch, March 15, 2008 (G. Scassellati co-author).

“Il problema delle clausole statutarie di società quotate che attribuiscono al consiglio di amministrazione il potere di presentare una lista per la nomina di amministratori o sindaci (The Admissibility of Bylaws Authorizing the Incumbent Directors to Field a Slate of Nominees for Corporate Elections).” Rivista di diritto societario. 2007, 4. 85-99 (F. Lione co-author).

“Offerta al pubblico di prodotti finanziari.” Il Diritto. Enciclopedia giuridica del Sole 24 Ore, vol. 10. 19/2007 (F. Saccone co-author).

“Reform is Still Continuing.” International Financial Review – Europe. February 17, 2007 (F. Saccone co-author).

“Changing Italian Scene.” International Financial Review – Europe. January 7, 2006 (C. Di Falco and G. Antonazzo co-authors).

“Consob Turns Sights on Unauthorized Offers.” International Financial Law Review. February 1, 2004 (G. Scassellati and L. Enriques co-authors).

“Italy.” International Mergers & Acquisitions. 2002/2003 (Debbie Robinson ed.). Euromoney (G. Scassellati and G. Antonazzo co-authors).

“Italy - The New Regulation on Investment Solicitation.” International Financial Law Review. Banking Yearbook 1999.

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