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

Ferigo Foscari

Partner, Milan

T +39 020 068 8320

T +39 348 584 2428 (mobile)

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According to Chambers Global, clients describe Ferigo as “Tremendously smart, extremely careful and thoughtful”. “He is a very good leader. He’s very commercial …and shows deep involvement”. An “exceptionally smart guy”, “an outstanding lawyer” and a “brilliant negotiator”. Other sources note that in the equity arena, “he is a notch above everyone else.”

Overview

Ferigo Foscari is recognized as a top-rated lawyer with significant experience in securities and mergers and acquisitions. Ferigo is based in Milan.

SECURITIES TRANSACTIONS:

Ferigo's extensive capital markets experience covers advising issuers and investment banks in both equity and debt offerings. In the ECM area, he has advised on a broad range of IPOs, secondary offerings and block trades. In the DCM area, he has significant experience in Eurobonds, Euro Private Placements, covenanted Eurobonds, EMTN and GMTN programs for Italian issuers.

Ferigo is ranked in Band 1 in Equity Capital Markets by Chambers Global 2017 and is recognized as a leading lawyer in ECM by The Legal 500 2017 and highly regarded by IFLR1000 2018. Ferigo is highly regarded in DCM by IFLR1000 2018 and recommended by The Legal 500 2017 and ranked by Chambers Global 2017.

CORPORATE M&A:

Ferigo is a leading lawyer in mergers and acquisitions transactions and has a strong public M&A expertise and experience.

Ferigo is recognized as a highly regarded for M&A according to The Legal 500 2017 and IFLR1000 2018. 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).

Bars and Courts

  • Milan Bar

Education

  • JD, University of Bologna, Italy

Languages

  • Italian
  • English
  • French

Experience

Capital markets

 

GIMA TT's €385 million IPO, 2017
Ferigo advised GIMA TT in connection with its initial public offering on the Milan Stock Exchange, in which approximately 35% of the company's ordinary shares were sold for a total amount of approximately €385 million.

Banca Farmafactoring's €250 million IPO, 2017
Ferigo advised Banca Farmafactoring in connection with its initial public offering on the Milan Stock Exchange, in which approximately 30% of the company's ordinary shares were sold for a total amount of approximately €250 million.

UniCredit's €13 billion rights issue, 2017
Ferigo advised the underwriters in connection with UniCredit €13 billion rights issue. This transaction represents the largest rights issue in Italian history.

Technogym's €162 million IPO, 2016
Ferigo advised the underwriters (JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Mediobanca) in connection with Technogym's €162 million IPO. 

Saipem's €3.5 billion rights issue, 2016
Ferigo advised Saipem S.p.A. in connection with its €3.5 billion rights issue. The offer was partially guaranteed by a syndicate of banks led by J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs International, as joint global coordinators, and Banca IMI, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Mediobanca and UniCredit Corporate and Investment Banking as joint bookrunners.

INWIT's €795 million IPO, 2015
Ferigo advised the joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners (Banca IMI, Deutsche Bank (London Branch) and Mediobanca - Banca di Credito Finanziario), the joint bookrunner (UBS Limited) and the lead manager and sponsor (Banca IMI) in connection with the €795 million circa IPO of Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane S.p.A. (INWIT) on the Milan Stock Exchange, in which approximately 40% of the Company's ordinary shares were sold.

Autostrade per l'Italia's €700 million issuance, 2017
Ferigo advised Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank in connection with Carige's liability management on Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruments exchanged with senior notes.

Autostrade per l'Italia's €700 million issuance, 2017
Ferigo advised Autostrade per l'Italia S.p.A. in connection with its issuance of €700 million 1.875% notes due 2029 under its €7 billion Medium Term Note Programme.

Intesa Sanpaolo's €2.5 billion issuances, 2017
Ferigo advised Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. in connection with two issuances of each US$1.25 billion of senior bonds of 3.125% notes due 2022 and 3.875% notes due 2027 issued under its US$50 billion billion Medium Term Note Programme.

Kedrion's €440 million issuances, 2017
Ferigo advised Kedrion S.p.A. in connection with the repurchase by means of a cash tender offer of €90 million of its outstanding 4.625% Notes due 2019 and the issuance of €350 million 3% Notes due 2022.

Banca Farmafactoring's €100 million issuance, 2017
Ferigo advised Banca Farmafactoring in connection with its €100 million Fixed Rate Reset Callable subordinated Tier 2 Notes due 2027.

Snam's €500 million issuance, 2017
Ferigo advised Banca IMI, Barclays, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi, JP Morgan and UniCredit, as joint bookrunners, in connection with the issuance by Snam under its Euro Medium Term Note Programme of €500 million fixed rate Notes due 2025.

Acea's €500 million Eurobond, 2016
Ferigo advised Acea S.p.A. in connection with the issuance of its €500 million 1% Notes due 2026 under its €1.5 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme.

Eni's €900 million and 600 million Eurobonds, 2016
Ferigo advised Eni S.p.A. in connection with (i) its Eurobond of €900 million 6.25% Notes due 2024 and (ii) its Eurobond of €600 million 1.125% Notes due 2024, both issued under its Euro Medium Term Note Programme.

 

M&A

 

Cloetta's sale of Cloetta Italia to Katjes International, 2017
Ferigo advised Cloetta in connection with its sale of Cloetta Italia to Katjes International. Cloetta is a Swedish leading confectionery company in the Nordic region, The Netherlands, and Italy and it's listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

Mercedes-Benz Italia's sale of Mercedes-Benz Milano, 2017
Ferigo advised Mercedes-Benz Italia in connection with the sale of Mercedes-Benz Milano, an Italian company active in the sector of the sale of motor vehicles, spare parts, accessories and related services, to Merbag Holding AG, a Swiss-based leading operator in the automotive sector.

Italcementi's €2 billion tender offer, 2016
Ferigo advised the Board of Directors of Italcementi in connection with the over €2 billion mandatory tender offer on all the outstanding shares of Italcementi launched by HeidelbergCement

Italiaonline and Seat Pagine Gialle merger, 2015
Ferigo advised Italiaonline and Seat Pagine Gialle (Seat) in connection with the €500 million reverse merger by incorporation of Italiaonline into Seat. This transaction represents the completion the acquisition of Seat (and the relevant mandatory tender offer) by italiaonline.

De'Longhi Industrial's €508 million sale of DeLclima S.p.A., 2015
Ferigo advised De'Longhi Industrial S.A., controlling shareholder of DeLclima S.p.A., in connection with its €508 million sale of 74.97 percent of the share capital of DeLclima S.p.A., a listed Italian company active in the manufacturing and sale of chillers and heat pumps.

Airport of Florence and Airport of Pisa merger, 2015
Ferigo led the team which advised Corporación América in connection with the mandatory offer for the entire share capital of Aeroporti di Firenze S.p.A., the voluntary offer for the entire share capital of Società Aeroporto Toscano Galileo Galilei S.p.A. and the following merger of entities which became "Toscana Aeroporti".

 

Speaking Engagements

Ferigo regularly speaks at industry conferences and seminars.

Awards & Recognition

Capital Markets: Equity

Leading Lawyer (Band 1): Chambers Europe 2017 / Chambers Global 2017.

Leading individual: The Legal 500 EMEA 2017.

Highly regarded: IFLR1000 2018.

Capital Markets: Debt

Leading Lawyer: Chambers Europe 2017, Chambers Global 2017.

Recommended: The Legal 500 EMEA 2017.

Highly regarded: IFLR1000 2018.

Corporate and M&A

Recommended: The Legal 500 EMEA 2017.

Highly regarded: IFLR1000 2018.

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

Leading lawyer (Band 2): Public and large M&A – Italy – TopLegal.