Antonio Coletti

  • Partner
  • Eantonio.coletti@lw.com
  • Corso Matteotti, 22
  • 20121 Milan
  • Italy
  • T +39.02.3046.2000
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Profile

Antonio Coletti advises clients on a variety of capital markets, M&A, and general corporate matters, with a particular focus on equity and debt offerings.

Widely recognized as one of Italy’s leading corporate lawyers, Mr. Coletti advises a mix of private equity firms, companies, and investment banks that do business in Italy. He handles a range of notable transactional matters, including equity and debt capital markets offerings and public mergers and acquisitions. His work also includes public company representation matters.

Drawing on more than two decades of capital markets experience, Mr. Coletti combines sophisticated legal and regulatory knowledge with a pragmatic and commercially driven approach. He regularly advises on some of the highest-profile capital markets transactions in the Italian market. His capital markets work includes:

  • Primary and secondary offerings, listings (initial public offerings, rights issues, and accelerated book build offerings)
  • Public M&A, including stake buildings and take-over bids
  • Bonds issues (investment grade, high yields, and convertible)
  • Liability management (tender offers and consent solicitation)
  • Structured finance transactions, including equity derivatives

Mr. Coletti also advises clients on sales and acquisitions of public companies, as well as general corporate representation, reorganization, and compliance matters.

Mr. Coletti previously served as Local Chair of the Corporate Department in Milan.

Accolades
  • Band 1 – Capital Markets: Equity
    Chambers Global 2020, Chambers Europe 2020
  • Leading individual – Capital Markets: Equity
    The Legal 500 Europe 2020
  • Best 50 Italian Lawyers honoree
    Legalcommunity 2020

Thought Leadership

  • End of Enhanced Reporting Requirements for Italian Listed Issuers -  April 12, 2021
  • Corporate Governance: le novità per la stagione assembleare 2021  -  February 11, 2021
  • CONSOB Extends Reporting Requirements for Italian-Listed Issuers by 3 Months -  January 14, 2021
  • Italy’s Simplification Decree Introduces Measures to Facilitate Company Recapitalization -  October 20, 2020
  • Aumenti di capitale e altre misure societarie nel Decreto Semplificazioni -  October 20, 2020
  • CONSOB Again Extends Reporting Requirements of Relevant Shareholdings in Certain Italian-Listed Issuers -  October 09, 2020
  • Law no. 120/2020 Converting Simplification Decree Facilitates Capital Increases by Italian Companies  -  September 15, 2020
  • CONSOB Extends Reporting Requirements of Relevant Shareholdings in Certain Italian-listed Issuers -  July 14, 2020
  • Italian Recovery Decree Facilitates Capital Increases by Italian Companies  -  May 14, 2020
  • Italy Introduces Multiple Voting Shares for Listed Companies  -  May 14, 2020
  • Managing Italian Companies with Listed Securities During the COVID-19 Outbreak – Part III (Limits to Market Transactions) -  April 27, 2020
  • Managing Italian Companies with Listed Securities During The COVID-19 Outbreak – Part II (Public Guarantees and Lending Relief Measures) -  April 23, 2020
  • Managing Italian Companies With Listed Securities During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Part I (Reporting Obligations and Corporate Meetings) -  April 20, 2020
  • Italy Adopts Liquidity Decree to Support Italian Companies  -  April 10, 2020
  • Italian Securities Exchange Commission Introduces Revised Liquidity Contracts Market Practice  -  April 10, 2020
  • Italy Extends Disclosure Deadline for Intermediaries and Online Portals -  March 26, 2020
  • Italian COVID-19 Law Decree Provides Contingency Measures for the Annual Meeting Season  -  March 18, 2020
  • Le misure per le assemblee societarie previste dal Decreto Cura Italia  -  March 18, 2020
  • CONSOB Imposes Stricter Reporting Requirements of Relevant Shareholdings in Certain Italian-listed Issuers  -  March 18, 2020
  • Italian-listed Companies: New Corporate Governance Changes for Upcoming 2020 Shareholders’ Meetings  -  February 24, 2020
  • Corporate Governance: Le Novità Per La Stagione Assembleare 2020 -  February 24, 2020
  • Italian Ministry Launches a Public Consultation on FinTech Sandbox -  February 19, 2020
  • New Corporate Governance Code for Italian Equity-Listed Issuers  -  February 04, 2020
  • Italy Updates Regulatory Instructions for Brexit Law Decree -  August 06, 2019
  • Italian Securities Exchange Commission Announces Market Practice on Liquidity Contracts  -  May 03, 2019
  • Nuova prassi di mercato sul sostegno della liquidità e cessazione delle prassi di magazzino titoli e riacquisto di prestiti obbligazionari -  April 19, 2019
  • Italian Investor Compensation Scheme Under the Brexit Law Decree  -  April 02, 2019
  • Bank of Italy Issues Instructions for Brexit Law Decree  -  March 29, 2019
  • Italy Issues Regulatory Instructions for Brexit Law Decree  -  March 27, 2019
  • Italy’s Brexit Law Decree Comes Into Force -  March 26, 2019
  • How Italian-Listed Companies Can Strengthen Corporate Governance at 2019 Shareholder Meetings  -  February 19, 2019
  • Rafforzare la governance delle società quotate italiane nella stagione assembleare 2019 -  February 19, 2019
  • Italy to Complete Implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation -  September 24, 2018
  • Italy Issues New Rules on Hostile Foreign Takeovers and Golden Powers  -  October 26, 2017
  • Collocamento diretto di azioni: La piattaforma di Borsa Italiana del mercato secondario a servizio del primario -  July 03, 2017
  • Italy Implements Directive Requiring Non-Financial Disclosures for Large European Undertakings -  March 30, 2017
  • The New Italian Public Procurement Code -  May 17, 2016
  • Il Nuovo Codice degli Appalti e delle Concessioni -  March 16, 2016
  • Europe’s New Market Abuse Rules for Issuers of Debt Securities -  February 02, 2016
  • Bank of Italy: New Reporting Requirements on Issuances and Offerings of Financial Instruments -  November 24, 2015
  • Italian Corporate Governance Code Amended to Include Corporate Social Responsibility and Whistleblowing Provisions for Listed Companies -  August 5, 2015
  • Modifiche al Codice di Autodisciplina delle Società Quotate  -  July 30, 2015
  • New Measures Aim to Support Listing and Capitalization of Italian Companies -  October 13, 2014
  • Destination Italy Decree – New Legislative Measures to Encourage Debt Capital Markets Transactions -  February 24, 2014
  • Nuove misure per favorire la raccolta di finanziamenti tramite emissioni obbligazionarie – Conversione in legge del Decreto Destinazione Italia -  February 24, 2014
  • Simplified CONSOB Rules on Public Tender and Exchange Offers -  January 14, 2013
  • Il ricepimento in Italia della nuova Direttiva Prospetti (Direttiva 2010/73/UE) -  January 10, 2013
  • La semplificazione della normativa italiana in materia di mercati finanziari -  January 10, 2013
  • Le nuove regole CONSOB sulle offerte pubbliche di acquisto e scambio -  January 10, 2013
  • Boosting Innovative Start-Ups in Italy: The New Framework -  December 20, 2012
  • New Italian Law Decree to Open Bond Market for Italian Private Companies -  June 20, 2012
  • Derivatives Under the New Italian Takeover Bids Regulation -  November, 2011
  • Derivatives Under the New Italian Takeover Bids Regulation -  September 6, 2011
  • Recent Changes to CONSOB Rules on Cash Tender Offers and Exchange Offers for Debt Securities Extended into Italy -  September 6, 2011
  • Fondi comuni di investimento – recenti modifiche normative -  January 27, 2011
  • Recenti modifiche al Regolamento Emittenti: principali novità per le società quotate italiane -  20 September 2010
  • Partecipazioni rilevanti in società quotate: un recente position paper della Consob sulla trasparenza delle posizioni in derivati cash-settled -  June 10, 2010
  • Disclosure of Cash-settled Derivatives Under Italian Securities Laws – Current Law and Proposed Reforms -  June 10, 2010
  • Recent Amendments to Italy’s Unified Financial Act -  March 1, 2010
  • Finalmente su derivati e controllo societario si muove anche la Consob -  February 25, 2010
  • Recent Amendments to the Unified Financial Act -  22 September 2009
  • Changes to Italian Public Tender Offer and Related Financial Market Regulations -  June 1, 2009
  • Listed Companies and Transactions Involving Their Own Shares: Consob Approves Two Market Practices Concerning Liquidity Transactions and Buy-Back Programmes -  27 May 2009
  • MiFID Guidance: Italian Securities Regulator Outlines Duties of Intermediaries to Retail Buyers of Derivatives and Illiquid Securities -  April 1, 2009
  • Recapitalisation Plan for Italian Banks -  March 1, 2009
  • Current Status of Emergency Short-Selling Regulation In Major European Union Jurisdictions -  October 31, 2008
  • Update: Current Status of Emergency Short-Selling Regulation in the United States and Major European Union Jurisdictions -  October 30, 2008
  • Current Status of Emergency Short-Selling Regulation in the United States and Major European Union Jurisdictions -  October 8, 2008
Clients praise him for his service, stating: "He is not afraid of thinking about innovative structures. He is well connected, very reliable and calm - definitely a reference for Italian capital markets.”Chambers Europe 2021
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Registered Foreign Lawyer)
  • Italy (Avvocato)
Education
  • Laurea in Giurisprudenza, Università degli Studi di Milano, 1994
Industries
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media
  • Technology
  • Financial Institutions
  • REITs
  • Retail & Consumer Products
Practices
  • Capital Markets
  • Public Company Representation
  • Investment Funds