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The European Directive On Takeover Bids And Its Impact On The Italian Legislation

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. Although the...

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New Corporate Governance And Minority Shareholder Protection Rules For Italian Listed Companies

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...

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Private Equity Private Equity And Venture Capital In Italy

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...

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