January 25, 2012
Law360 Names Willkie One of its 2011 Private Equity Practice Groups of the Year
Law360 honors Willkie for its significant accomplishments and extensive range of services in the area of private equity.
December 8, 2010
Willkie Advises Arkema on €550 Million Planned Acquisition of Total’s Resins Business Units
Arkema announces planned acquisition of the Coatings Resins (Cray Valley and Cook Composite Polymers) and Photocure Resins (Sartomer) businesses of Total SA.
November 1, 2010
Firm Advises Teva Pharmaceuticals in Acquisition of Théramex
Teva agrees to acquire Théramex and related companies from Merck Serono.
May 4, 2007
Cesare Vecchio Joins the Firm in Milan
Willkie is pleased to announce that on May 3, 2007, Cesare Vecchio joined the firm as a partner in the Milan office.
May 17, 2005
Willkie Represents France’s EDF in $15.4 Billion Agreement With Italy’s AEM
Electricité de France (EDF) announces partnership agreement with Milan utility AEM to take over Edison, Italy’s second-largest power group.
February 11, 2005
Willkie Represents Russian Steelmaker in $550 Million Purchase of Lucchini SpA
Willkie client Russian steel producer OAO Severstal agrees to purchase 62% stake in Italian steelmaker Lucchini SpA.
September 13, 2004
Willkie Featured in Chambers Guides to Leading Lawyers - 2004
Firm recognized for excellence in the 2004 editions of Chambers Global - The World’s Leading Lawyers and Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for its work worldwide in Corporate/M&A; Private Equity (Buyouts & Venture Capital); Capital Markets; Competition/Antitrust; Communications; Real Estate; Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (Regulatory); Insolvency/Corporate Recovery; Litigation (General Commercial); Tax; Environmental; and IT/IT Outsourcing.
September 15, 2003
Willkie Welcomes New Partner in Milan
Mr. Barozzi joins the Corporate and Financial Services Department in the firm’s Milan office.
September 1, 2003
The Lawyer Profiles Willkie's European Expansion
The September 2003 edition of The Lawyer magazine features a special profile on the success of Willkie’s continuing European expansion.
August 8, 2003
Firm Assists in Reorganization of Italian Retailer Gruppo Coin
Firm plays key role in complex restructuring of troubled Italian retailer Gruppo Coin, including a €76.5 million loan to Finanziaria Coin.
June 20, 2003
Governor Cuomo Addresses the 2003 Workshop of the Council for the United States and Italy
Governor Cuomo participates on a distinguished panel comprised of Paul Volcker (former Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board), Luigi Spaventa (Chairman of Consob - Italy’s public authority responsible for regulating the Italian securities market) and Alexander Schaub (Director General, European Commission, Directorate General Internal Market).
January 16, 2003
Willkie Attorneys Author Article on European Private Equity Funds and Antitrust Law
Milan/Rome partner Maurizio Delfino and associate Pia Sorvillo published an article, entitled “Private Equity Funds and Antitrust Law: An Odd Match” in the first issue of 2003 of Focus Europe, a supplement to The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazine.
December 4, 2002
Willkie Plays Key Role in International Forum on Corporate Governance and Transparency
Willkie serves as a main participant in an international forum entitled Corporate Governance and Transparency: Financial Markets After the Collapse of the Speculation Bubble. The forum provided participants with an opportunity to discuss corporate governance issues and the current state of the financial markets with heads of regulatory institutions, operators in the international financial markets, influential international experts, opinion makers and representatives of leading companies.
July 15, 2002
Willkie's Italian Practice Featured in IFLR
The June 2002 edition of the European publication International Financial Law Review highlights the prominence of Willkie’s presence in the Italian market.
July 15, 2002
Willkie Attorneys Co-Author Article on European Legal Developments in the Automotive Sector
The July 2002 issue of Corporate Counsel features an article co-authored by partners Fulvio Pastore-Alinante and Luigi Zumbo and associate Pia Sorvillo on the European Commission’s newly proposed distribution rules imposed on the European automotive industry.
July 8, 2002
The Italian press has widely reported that Electricite de France (Edf), the giant French state power utility represented by Willkie, has agreed on a reorganization plan for Italenergia, a large Italian energy provider.