Robert Becker | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Robert Becker
Robert Becker

Robert Becker

Associate, Milan

T +39 020 068 8336

T +39 342 392 0005 (mobile)

E robert.becker@whitecase.com

Overview

Robert Becker is an associate in the Milan office. His practice focuses on securities, primarily in the debt and equity capital markets, assisting with United States and New York law issues for Italian-based transactions.

Robert assists corporate issuers, underwriters and initial purchasers in connection with secured and unsecured debt offerings, including high yield debt and straight private placements pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S. Robert also works on equity offerings, particularly IPOs, both with issuers and underwriters involved in such transactions.

Prior to joining White & Case in 2014, Robert practiced in the New York and Milan offices of other international law firms.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • JD, New York University School of Law, New York, NY
  • BA, Columbia University, New York, NY

Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Experience

Intesa Sanpaolo in connection with the update to its Medium Term Note Programme, including an upsize of the programme to US$50 billion, as well as with respect to two issuances each of US$1.25 billion of senior bonds issued under the Medium Term Note Programme.

Banca Farmafactoring in connection with its €250 million Initial Public Offering.

JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Mediobanca, as underwriters, in connection with the €162 million IPO of Technogym.

HP Pelzer Holding GmbH – Adler Pelzer Group in connection with the issuance of €350 million 4.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2024, which were issued pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act.

Banca IMI, Deutsche Bank, Mediobanca and UBS, as Managers, in connection with the €795 million Initial Public Offering of INWIT S.p.A. on the Milan Stock Exchange., in which approximately 40% of the Company’s ordinary shares were sold.

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.

GTECH S.p.A., in respect of the issuance by its subsidiary Georgia Worldwide plc (now International Game Technology plc) in the offering of $5.2 billion (€4.1 billion equivalent) of senior secured notes in five tranches.

Banca IMI, J. P. Morgan, Mediobanca and UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking in connection with the Cerved Information Solutions S.p.A. €428.4 million Initial Public Offering on the Milan Stock Exchange.

Credit Suisse, Banca IMI, BNP Paribas and UniCredit in connection with Officine Maccaferri's high yield offering of €200 million, 5.75 % Notes due 2021.

Piaggio & C.S.p.A. in connection with all US, UK and Italian aspects of its high yield offering of €250 million, 4.625% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2021, including the related exchange offer for 7% Senior Notes due 2016.