Irene E. Pistotnik

  • Corso Matteotti, 22
  • 20121 Milan
  • Italy

Irene E. Pistotnik is a capital markets lawyer in the Milan office of Latham & Watkins. Her practice focuses primarily on capital markets and corporate finance, securities regulation, and company representation. She has a considerable experience representing issuers and underwriters in both public and private securities offerings (including registered, Rule 144A, Regulation S, and initial public offerings and private placements) involving Italian companies.

She has advised clients on transactions based throughout Europe and North America.

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins in 2003, Ms. Pistotnik was an associate in the New York, Frankfurt, Paris, and London offices of another leading international law firm.

Ms. Pistotnik's representative transactions include advising:  

Equity Capital Markets

  • Sanlorenzo S.p.A. in connection with its IPO and listing on Borsa Italiana

  • Unieuro, an Italian consumer electronics retail chain, in connection with its IPO and listing on Borsa Italiana

  • Barclays Bank, Banca Akros and Intermonte SIM in connection with Banca Sistema’s IPO and listing on Borsa Italiana

  • OVS, a leading Italian apparel, household items, fragrances, toys retailer, in its €414 million IPO and listing on Borsa Italiana

  • J.P. Morgan, Banca IMI, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley in connection with Fincantieri’s €351 million IPO and listing on Borsa Italiana

  • Cerved in connection with its €428.4 million IPO and listing on Borsa Italiana

  • Moncler, the Italian designer of luxury winter jackets, in connection with its €681.3 million IPO and listing on Borsa Italiana

  • Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A., in connection with its €378,920,000 Global IPO (Rule 144A/Reg. S) and listing on Borsa Italiana

  • Intesa Sanpaolo in connection with its Rule 144A/Reg.S rights offering with a total principal amount of approximately €5 billion launched in 2011

Debt capital markets

  • Unicredit S.p.A. in the issuance of US$1.25 billion 3.750% Notes due 2022 and US$750 million 4.625% Notes due 2027, for an aggregate value of US$2 billion. The Notes represent the inaugural transaction under the newly established US$30 billion Global MTN Program. The Program implements the Acupay tax compliance structure which, for the first time, was modified to allow sales in accordance with both 144A and Reg S and clearing through both DTC and Euroclear/ Clearstream

  • Illy Caffé S.p.A. in the private placement of €70 million 3,35% non-convertible bonds due 2027 on the American market

  • Sol S.p.A. in the private placement of 1,96% non-convertible bonds due 2027 on the American market

  • Atlantia S.p.A. in the issuance of €1 billion 4.500% Fixed Rate Notes due 2019 under Atlantia S.p.A’s €10 billion Guaranteed Medium Term Note Programme, guaranteed by Autostrade per l’Italia S.p.A., and in the simultaneous partial tender (modified Dutch Auction, Reg S only) for €532,100,000 of its outstanding Eurobonds due 2014, listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange

  • Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and the other underwriters in connection with the Securities and Exchange Commission registered offering of Telecom Italia Capital S.A.'s $1 billion 6.175% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2014 and $1 billion 7.175% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2019, in each case guaranteed by Telecom Italia S.p.A.

  • Merrill Lynch International as underwriter for the Region of Lazio in its $2 billion Global MTN Program update in July 2004

  • Bar Qualification
    • Italy (Avvocato Stabilito)
    • New York
    • LLM, New York University School of Law, 1999
    • JD, Vienna University School of Law, 1997
    • English
    • Italian
    • German
    • French
  • Practices
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