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Baldassarre Battista is a member of the White & Case Italian practice. His experience covers a wide range of products within capital markets, focusing on offers and listings of debt instruments, as well as tender and exchange offers of securities for both Italian and international clients. He recently worked on structuring debt offerings, including the establishment of debt or certificates programmes and public offerings.
Banca IMI S.p.A. and UniCredit , as dealers, and ICCREA Banca and Method Investment as co-dealers, in connection with the issuance by the Republic of Italy of approximately €10.76 billion eight-year BTP Italia bonds that are linked to Italian inflation.
Banca IMI S.p.A., as Italian Lead Manager, and the Institutional Managers Banca IMI, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, UniCredit, Credit Suisse and HSBC in connection with the €414.1 million initial public offering of OVS S.p.A. on the Milan Stock Exchange.
Banca IMI and BNP Paribas, as joint lead managers, in connection with the offer addressed to retail investors in Italy of around US$670 million Notes issued by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank).
Banca IMI, Unicredit and BNP Paribas as lead managers in connection with the €1.5 billion inaugural retail bond issued by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, a joint-stock company under the control of the Republic of Italy.
Eni S.p.A. in connection with the issue of €400 million non-dilutive equity-linked bonds which do not give any rights to the holders of the bonds with respect to shares of Eni. The transaction represents the first equity-linked synthetic bond deal launched in Italy.
Eni S.p.A. and Eni Finance International SA in connection with the annual update of its €20 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme.
BNP Paribas, Banca IMI and UniCredit as lead managers in connection with a multijurisdictional offer launched by ENEL S.p.A. in Italy, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany of €3 billion Fixed Rate Notes due 2017 and €1.3 billion Floating Rate Note due 2017.
Pirelli Group in connection with a consent solicitation on a €500 million series of notes due 2016, issued by Pirelli & C. S.p.A. and guaranteed by Pirelli Tyre S.p.A., and a €600 million series of notes due 2016, issued by Pirelli International plc and guaranteed by Pirelli Tyre S.p.A.
Italian and foreign banks in connection with the establishment of their Italian domestic programmes of bonds, certificates and covered warrants. Baldassarre advised, inter alia, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Citigroup, BNP Paribas, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Bayerische Hypo-und Vereinsbank, KBC, UBS, RBS, Crédit Agricole, Société Générale, UniCredit, Banca Apulia, and Cariparma.