Gherardo Cadore


  • Friday, September 1, 2006
    On April 21, 2004 the EU Takeovers Directive (the "Directive") was adopted by the European Union, finally ending a 30-year period of controversial discussions among the EU Member States on the harmonization of national regimes governing the acquisition of publicly listed companies.
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    After long discussions in the two branches of the Italian Parliament, the so-called "Investors' Protection Act" was finally approved and enacted through Law No. 262 of December 28, 2005 (the "Act" or the "Reform"). The Act, which is intended to be a reaction to the Cirio and Parmalat corporate scandals and to restore confidence in the Italian capital...
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2006
    In recent years private equity and venture capital have increasingly strengthened their importance to the Italian economy. The Italian venture capital and private equity industry has grown rapidly over the last few years. This growth is reflected in an increase both in the number and in the amounts of investments made in Italy during the first half of 2005...
  • Saturday, October 1, 2005
    Insolvency in Italy has been regulated for more than 60 years by the Royal Decree of March 16, 1942 no. 267 (the "Italian Bankruptcy Law"). Although integrated and amended over time, such law is still permeated with the general outlook of the era in which it was conceived, namely when insolvency was considered as an offense to the economy, bankruptcy...