Claudio Di Falco is counsel resident in the Rome office.
Mr. Di Falco’s practice focuses on Italian corporate and financial transactions, particularly securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions. He also has significant experience in sovereign debt restructurings and litigation in financial and corporate matters.
Mr. Di Falco has participated in a number of large capital market transactions including the €8 billion rights offering by Enel and Enel’s $4.5 billion notes offering, Eni’s $800 million notes offering, and the initial public offerings of Prysmian. He advised Enel in connection with the third and fourth tranches
of its privatization. He also advised the Hellenic Republic in connection with the restructuring of its private sector held bonds with approximately €206 billion face value through the largest ever bond exchange (PSI), as well as the Republic of Argentina and the Province of Buenos Aires in connection with the public exchange offers they have made in Italy. Mr. Di Falco has also assisted corporate borrowers and lenders in connection with structuring and negotiating financing transactions, including acquisition financing, stand-by financing and securitizations.
Mr. Di Falco is recognized by Chambers Europe
as a leading lawyer in Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets and UK/US- qualified experts–Capital Markets. He is recognized by Chambers Global
and The Legal 500 EMEA
as a leading Equity Capital Markets expert. He is “recommended” by PLC Which Lawyer for Debt and Equity Capital Markets.
Mr. Di Falco joined the firm in 1999 and became a counsel in 2008. He worked in the New York office from March 2002 through May 2003. He graduated with honors from the law school of the University of Palermo in 1993 and obtained a Dottorato di Ricerca
(Ph.D. equivalent) in comparative law from the same institution in 1998. He received an LL.M. degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1999. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Di Falco was an associate at Studio Legale Noto-Sardegna in Palermo from 1993 to 1998.
Mr. Di Falco has been a member of the Bar of Palermo (Italy) since 1996 and a member of the New York Bar since 2003. He is a native Italian speaker and is fluent in English.