Ferigo Foscari | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Ferigo Foscari
Ferigo Foscari

Ferigo Foscari

Partner, Milan

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“Tremendously smart, extremely careful and thoughtful,” (Chambers Global 2013). “He is a very good leader. He’s very commercial …and shows deep involvement,” (Chambers Global 2014). “An extremely nice person to work with,” (Chambers Europe/Global 2015). An “exceptionally smart guy”, “an outstanding lawyer” and a “brilliant negotiator” (Chambers Global 2016).

Overview

Ferigo has almost 20 years of corporate and securities experience. He focuses on capital markets (ECM and DCM), M&A (public and private) and general corporate law. Ferigo is ranked Band 1 in ECM by Chambers Global 2016 and is recognized as a leading lawyer in ECM by The Legal 500 2015 and IFLR1000 2016. Ferigo is also recognized as a leading lawyer in M&A according to IFLR1000 2015 and The Legal 500 2015. He was included in the top 20 M&A layers in Italy by Italian benchmark publication Legal Community (in particular for his public M&A expertise). Ferigo is recommended in DCM by The Legal 500 2015 and ranked in DCM by Chambers Global 2016. Clients describe Ferigo as "tremendously smart, extremely careful and thoughtful" (Chambers Global 2013); "a very good leader. He's very commercial … and shows deep involvement" (Chambers Global 2014). An "exceptionally smart guy." He is also commended for being "an outstanding lawyer" and a "brilliant negotiator." Other sources note that in the equity arena, "he is a notch above everyone else." (Chambers Global 2016).

Bars and Courts

  • Milan Bar

Education

  • Faculty of Law of Bologna, Italy

Languages

  • Italian
  • English
  • French

Experience

OVS €446 million IPO, 2015

Ferigo advised Banca IMI S.p.A., as Italian Lead Manager, and the Institutional Managers Banca IMI S.p.A., Merrill Lynch International, Goldman Sachs International, UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking, Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited and HSBC Bank plc, on the €446 million initial public offering of OVS S.p.A. on the Milan Stock Exchange. The transaction featured the offer of 108,692,701 OVS’ ordinary shares sold in the Italian Public Offering. OVS is a leading Italian group in the apparel retail market, under the OVS and UPIM brands.

Telecom Italia €2 billion Unsecured Equity-Linked bonds

Ferigo advised BNP Paribas and J.P. Morgan, as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, on the placement of €2 billion 1.125 per cent Unsecured Equity-Linked bonds due March 2022 that have been issued by Telecom Italia S.p.A.

€300 million Airport of Florence and Airport of Pisa merger, 2015

Ferigo led the team which advised Aeroporto di Firenze S.p.A., which manages the Florence airport, and Società Aeroporto Toscano Galileo Galilei S.p.A., which manages the Pisa airport, in the merger of Aeroporto di Firenze S.p.A. into Società Aeroporto Toscano Galileo Galilei S.p.A., valued at €300 million.

Salini Impregilo €513.3 million Re-IPO, 2014

Representation of Salini Impregilo S.p.A., as issuer, and Salini Costruttori S.p.A., as selling shareholder, on US and UK law aspects of its €513.3 million share placement to institutional investors of Salini Impregilo S.p.A.'s shares (including Rule 144A tranche).

Cerved €428.4 million IPO, 2014

Ferigo advised Banca IMI, J. P. Morgan, Mediobanca and UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking on the€428.4 million initial public offering of Cerved Information Solutions S.p.A. on the Milan Stock Exchange (including Rule 144A tranche).

Banca Popolare di Milano €500 million Rights Issue, 2014

Ferigo led the team which advised the Underwriters, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan and Mediobanca, on the €500 million rights offering of Banca Popolare di Milano.

Intesa SanPaolo US$2.5 billion and US$1 billion Yankee bond issuances, 2014

Ferigo advised Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. on a US$2.5 billion issuance of Yankee bonds under its US$25 billion Medium Term Note Programme, consisting of a issuance of US$1.5 billion 2.375% due 2017 and a issuance of US$1 billion 5.25% due 2024.

€ 80 million Public Tender Offer on Aeroporti di Firenze and €94 million Public Tender Offer on Società Aeroporto Toscano Galileo Galilei, 2014

Ferigo led the team which advised Corporación América on the public tender offer for the entire share capital of Aeroporti di Firenze S.p.A. for a total maximum amount of about € 80 million and the voluntary offer for the entire share capital of Società Aeroporto Toscano Galileo Galilei S.p.A. for a total maximum amount of about €94 million.

Libero Acquisition’s €55 million purchase of majority shareholding in Dada

Ferigo advised Libero Acquisition S.à.r.l. (Libero) on the €55 million purchase of a 54.6 percent stake in Dada S.p.A. (Dada) from RCS Media Group S.p.A.

Moleskine €490 million IPO, 2013

Representation of the underwriters (Goldman Sachs, Mediobanca and UBS) in connection with the Moleskine €490 million initial public offering on the Milan Stock Exchange (including Rule 144A tranche).

World Duty Free Listing, 2013

Representation of the sponsor (Banca IMI) in the de-merger and listing of World Duty Free (the travel retail operator of the Autogrill group) on the Milan Stock Exchange.

Speaking Engagements

Ferigo regularly speaks at industry conferences and seminars. His most recent engagement was at the Euromoney Italy Conference held in Milan on 18 September 2014.

Awards & Recognition

Leading lawyer, IFLR 1000 2016

Corporate and M&A – Italy

Recommended, The Legal 500 2016

Corporate and M&A – Italy

Ranked among the top 20 M&A lawyers in Italy, LegalCommunity 2014 and 2015

Leading Lawyer (Band 2), TopLegal 2013

Public and large M&A - Italy

Leading Lawyer (Band 1), Chambers Europe / Global 2016

Capital Markets: Equity – Italy

Leading lawyer, The Legal 500 2016

Capital Markets: Equity – Italy

Leading lawyer, IFLR 100 2016

Capital Markets: Equity – Italy

Leading Lawyer (Band 2), TopLegal 2013

Capital Markets: Equity – Italy

Recommended, The Legal 500 2016

Capital Markets: Debt – Italy

Leading Lawyer, Chambers Europe / Global 2016

Capital Markets: Debt – Italy