Colonnelli De Gasperis Italiano



The professionals at Colonnelli de Gasperis regularly write articles, papers and newsletters on various topics of interest to our clients.

Following is a list of some studies.

Innovative Clusters: Where Next?, paper presented on April 28th, 2017 in Washington D.C., during the 2017 Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law.

Brexit. What Does It Mean? What Lies Ahead? What Do I Need to Know to Draft a More Brexit Proof Contract?, paper presented on April 27th, 2017 in Washington D.C., during the 2017 Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law.

Price Controls and Other Trade Barriers on the Import and Export of Food in the Mediterranean Region, paper presented on June 7th, 2016 in Rome, during the 4th Mediterranean Conference - Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in the Mediterranean Region - of the International Bar Association.

Key Legal Issues in U.S. Mergers and Acquisitions for European Lawyers, paper presented on May 30th, 2016 in Rome, during the 2016 Europe Forum of the American Bar Association Section of International Law.

Early Stages of International M&A: Shareholder Activism, Venture Backed Companies and Liability Risks, paper presented on April 13th, 2016 in New York, during the 2016 Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law.

Private Equity, Venture Capital, Cross-Border Investor and Portfolio Company Risks and Challenges in the US, Greece and the EU, paper presented at the conference Greece: The Path From a Great Past to a Great Future. The Role of Economics, Rule of Law & Best Practices, held in Athens on 16 and 17 June 2015, organized by H.E. The President of the Hellenic Republic, the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and the ABA Section of International Law.

Doing Business 2015 - Going Beyond Efficiency, a co-publication of the World Bank.

Challenges of Structuring Cross-Border Joint Ventures, paper presented on April 4th, 2014 in New York, during the 2014 Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law.

Doing Business 2014 - Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises, a co-publication of the World Bank and International Finance Corporation.

Statutory Mergers and Structuring Opportunities within the EU and Across its Borders, paper presented on October 15th, 2013 in London, during the 2013 Fall Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law.

Study on the Application of the Cross-Border Merger Directive, prepared by a delegation of selected professionals designated by Lexidale - International Policy Consulting and commissioned by, and submitted to, the European Commission, Directorate General for the Internal Market and Services, September 2013.

When the Startupper has Family Issues, paper presented on June 17th, 2013 in Milan, at the 2013 Fair of the Startups of Il Sole 24 Ore.

Challenges of Structuring Cross-Border Joint Ventures, paper presented on April 25th, 2013 in Washington D.C., during the 2013 Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law.

Doing Business 2013, a co-publication of the World Bank and Palgrave Macmillan.

Term Sheet: know how to read between the lines, paper presented on November 29th, 2012 in Milan, at the Meeting of StartuppaMI of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan.

Getting the greatest for your Money in an International Acquisition - Taking Assets, Buying Stocks and More, paper presented on October 19th, 2012 in Miami, during the 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law.

Anatomy of an M&A Deal - Non-Disclosure Agreements, paper presented on July 18th, 2012 at the M&A Series of the American Bar Association Section of International Law.

Who Would Want to be a Director, paper presented on 18 April 2012 in New York, at the 2012 Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law.

Cross-Border Acquisitions by Private Enterprises in the Current Economic Environment: the Old Obstacles and the New Opportunities, paper presented on 18 April 2012 in New York, at the 2012 Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law.

Something’s Gotta Give - Balancing the Rights of Majority and Minority Interests in the Private Enterprises, paper presented on 19 April 2012 in New York, at the 2012 Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law.

Doing Business 2012, a co-publication of the World Bank and Palgrave Macmillan.

Directors’ Duties Checklist - Italy, prepared by a delegation of selected professionals, involved in cross-border legal services, designated by the International Bar Association (IBA) and presented in Dubai, UAE, on 1 November 2011 during the IBA Annual Meeting.

Corporate Governance in Family-Owned Enterprises, paper and slides prepared for the presentation on the CLE Program held on 13 October 2011 in Dublin, Ireland, during the 2011 Fall Meeting of the ABA.

In Case of Emergency, Break the Glass!! Tools to Survive in the M&A Market After the Subprime Crisis, paper and slides prepared for the presentation on the CLE Program held on 8 April 2011 in Washington, D.C., California, during the 2011 Spring Meeting of the ABA.

Doing Business 2011, a co-publication of the World Bank and Palgrave Macmillan.

EC Consultation on Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions and Remuneration Policies, prepared by a delegation of selected professionals, involved in European cross-border legal services, designated by the IBA and submitted to the European Commission - Directorate General Internal Market and Services - Company Law, Corporate Governance and Financial Crime, August 31st, 2010.

Joint Energy and Transportation Projects Among Landlocked Countries, paper and slides prepared for the presentation on the Continuing Legal Education Program Transport and Energy Infrastructure Projects Here and Abroad: Grander, More Expensive and More Opportunities for Lawyers, held on August 8th, 2010 in San Francisco, California, during the 2010 ABA Annual Meeting.

International M&A and Joint Ventures, in The International Lawyer, Spring 2010, Volume 44, number 1, pp. 71 ff.

International Energy and Natural Resources, in The International Lawyer, Spring 2010, Volume 44, number 1, pp. 367 ff.

Le Azioni Correlate. Tracking Stocks, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, Neaples, June 2010.

How to Use Tracking Stocks in the International M&A Arena, ABA, Section of International Law, 1st June, 2010.

EC Consultation on the Operation and the Impacts of the Statute for a European Company (SE) - 2008/S 144-192482, prepared by a delegation of selected professionals, involved in European cross-border legal services, designated by the IBA and submitted to the European Commission - Directorate General Internal Market and Services - Company Law, Corporate Governance and Financial Crime, May 21st, 2010;

Tracking Stocks, University of Trieste, School of Finance, Italy, April 12th, 2010.

Doing Business 2010, a co-pubblication of the World Bank and Palgrave Macmillan.

International M&A and Joint Ventures, in The International Lawyer, Summer 2009, Volume 43, number 2, pp. 367 ff.

Doing Business 2009, a co-publication of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation and Palgrave Macmillan.

International Energy and Natural Resources, in The International Lawyer, Summer 2009, Volume 43, number 2, pp. 657 ff.

2008 Continental Europe Private Target M&A Deal Points Study, a publication of the American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law.

Commentary to the Italian Civil Code, edited by Guido Alpa and Vincenzo Mariconda: comments on articles 1382 to 1386 (liquidated damages) of the Italian Civil Code, no. IV, IPSOA, pp. 671 ff (first edition, 2005), pp. 833 ff. (second edition, 2009).

International Energy and Natural Resources, in The International Lawyer, Summer 2008, Volume 42, number 2, pp. 583 ff.

Doing Business 2008, a co-publication of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.

2007 Private Target M&A Deal Points Study, a publication of the American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law.

Doing Business 2007: How to Reform, a co-publication of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.

The new civil law and tax rules for Italian real estate investment funds, in Temi Romana no. 1, 2004, pp. 54 ff.

The Columbia Journal of European Law, 2002-03, Volume 9, Editorial Staff.

Italian trust: structure, case law, doctrine and legislation, in Temi Romana no. 1, 2000, pp. 379 ff.

The new jurisdiction of the administrative judge after Legislative Decree no. 80/98, in Temi Romana no. 2, 1999, pp. 715 ff.

The stay of the award of an arbitration in challenge, in Temi Romana no. 2, 1998, pp. 595 ff.