Isabella Porchia

  • Corporate Attorney, Knowledge Management Lawyer
  • Eisabella.porchia@lw.com
  • Corso Matteotti, 22
  • 20121 Milan
  • Italy
  • T +39.02.3046.2078
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Profile

Isabella Porchia is a corporate attorney in the Milan office of Latham & Watkins. She specializes in corporate finance, public company representation, corporate law, structured finance, and financial regulation.

Mrs. Porchia has extensive experience representing public and private companies, investment funds, as well as underwriters, placing agents, and initial purchasers on a wide range of public and private domestic and cross-border transactions. Her activity focuses primarily on:

  • Listings, primary and secondary offerings (IPOs, rights offerings, Accelerated Book Builds, buyback programs)
  • Bond issuances (investment grade, high yields, private placements, and convertible bonds)
  • Public M&A, such as take-over bids and stake building
  • Liability management (tender/exchange offers and consent solicitation)
  • Structured finance transactions, such as equity derivatives
  • Assistance to listed companies on general corporate representation, corporate governance, market abuse regulation, and compliance
  • Assistance to banks, financial institutions, and asset managers on financial regulatory, fintech, and ICO matters

Ms. Porchia co-leads the firm’s Women Enriching Business (WEB) Committee in Milan, whose mission is to promote women through trailblazing initiatives focused on women’s professional development, mentoring, and networking.

Thought Leadership

  • 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
  • All in the Family – Corporate Governance Lessons for Family-Owned Italian Companies -  April 24, 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’s Liquidity Decree Extends Foreign Investment Regulation in Response to COVID-19 -  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
  • Managing Italian Private Equity Investments During the COVID-19 Outbreak  -  March 26, 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
  • The New Italian Class Actions -  May 17, 2019
  • Italy Introduces Comprehensive Reform of Class Action Rules  -  May 16, 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
  • UK and Italian Investment Services Firms Urged to Update Clients on Brexit  -  March 19, 2019
  • UK Financial Institutions Urged to Update Italian Clients on Brexit -  February 20, 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
  • The Race Toward PSD2 Implementation Intensifies -  January 15, 2018
  • Italy Issues New Rules on Hostile Foreign Takeovers and Golden Powers  -  October 26, 2017
  • New Handbooks Will Clarify Market Abuse Regulation Policies in Italy -  October 18, 2017
  • Collocamento diretto di azioni: La piattaforma di Borsa Italiana del mercato secondario a servizio del primario -  July 03, 2017
  • Italy Approves Regulatory Provisions Implementing Market Abuse Regulation -  April 10, 2017
  • Italy Implements Directive Requiring Non-Financial Disclosures for Large European Undertakings -  March 30, 2017
  • 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 Italian Legislation Allows Enhanced Voting Rights Capital Structures  -  February 11, 2015
  • 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
  • Modifiche al Regolamento Emittenti in materia di prospetto, comunicazioni price sensitive, offerte pubbliche di acquisto e diritti dei soci -  February 14, 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
  • Legal Analysis of the Laws and Regulations of Corporate Governance in Italy -  June 26, 2012
  • Le nuove regole Consob in materia di trasparenza delle partecipazioni cash-settled -  June 01, 2012
  • New Rules on Transparency of Executive Compensation of Italian Listed Companies -  May 06, 2012
  • Nuove norme di trasparenza sulle remunerazioni degli amministratori e dirigenti delle societa’ quotate -  April 30, 2012
  • The New Italian Corporate Governance Code -  February 6, 2012
  • Il nuovo codice di autodisciplina delle società quotate -  February 2, 2012
  • Derivatives Under the New Italian Takeover Bids Regulation -  November, 2011
  • La nuova legge sulla parità di accesso agli organi di amministrazione e di controllo delle società quotate e a controllo pubblico -  September 22, 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
  • SmartCapital Newsletter (Issue 18, June 2011) -  June 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
  • Principali novità per le società di capitali introdotte dalla riforma della disciplina sulla revisione legale dei conti -  May 19, 2010
  • Implementation of Directive 2007/36/CE on Shareholders’ Rights -  March 22, 2010
  • Il recepimento della direttiva 2007/36/CE sui diritti degli azionisti di società quotate -  March 22, 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
Ms. Porchia continues to impress the market with her work in the equity capital markets arena. Sources note that "she is very pleasant to work with" and commend her for being "very precise and technical."Chambers Europe 2016
Bar Qualification
  • Italy (Avvocato)
Education
  • Master in Securities Law and Financial Markets, Università degli Studi di Milano, 2003
  • LL.M - International Business Law, London Guildhall University, 2000
  • Law Degree, Università di Cagliari, 1999
    magna cum laude
Industries
  • Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Fintech
Practices
  • Capital Markets
  • Private Equity Finance
  • Public Company Representation
  • Real Estate
  • Banking
  • Structured Finance
  • Financial Regulatory
  • Investment Funds
  • Derivatives
  • Benefits, Compensation & Employment