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Croff, Tobia

Tobia Croff

Partner

Tobia Croff is a partner in the Corporate Group practicing in Italy, advising various financial institutions and corporations in connection with equity as well as debt capital markets transactions, public and private mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures.

He started in the Firm's New York office in 1999, practicing US domestic and cross-border M&A. A resident of the Italian offices since 2003, he developed significant expertise in debt (particularly High Yield) and equity capital markets transactions, while continuing his corporate practice, with a particular focus on cross-border deals. Tobia is admitted in Italy and New York and is fluent in English and Italian.

Selected Experience

  • Veneto Banca on the international aspects of its rights offering and simultaneous listing on the Italian stock exchange
  • Banco Popolare – Società Cooperativa (Banco Popolare) in connection with its 2016 approximately €1 billion rights issue.
  • The underwriters, led by Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Banca IMI, Mediobanca e Unicredit, with respect to the international aspects of Poste Italiane’s initial public offering and concurrent listing of its ordinary shares on the Mercato Telematico Azionario – STAR Segment organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A
  • Viacom on the agreement with Sky Group for the change of ownership to Sky of the company Nuova Società Televisiva Italiana S.r.l., formerly MTV Italy S.r.l. and on its purchase from Sky Italia of the authorization to broadcast a channel on Italian digital terrestrial television and the related channel numbering

Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Directors liability matters.  The dynamics of special meetings – Speaker, The Merger Process, Organismo di Alta Formazione Giuridico-Economica, June 2015
  • The Security Package – Lecturer, Master in Italian and International Banking Law, IPSOA, September 2012 and 2013
  • Leveraged Mergers in LBO/MBO Transactions – Guest Lecturer, CLELI Course in Advanced Corporate Law, Bocconi University, December 2012
  • The new rules on restructurings increasingly align Italian Bankruptcy Law to US Chapter 11 proceedings – Co-author, International Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute Newsletter, December 2012
  • Derivative instruments in the calculation of shareholding percentages – Speaker, The new Consob regulation on tender/exchange offers, Organismo di Ricerca Giuridico-Economica, May 2011
  • Buyer Beware – Representations & Warranties under Italian law, Co-author, International Financial Law Review, November 2010
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Education

  • University of Chicago, LL.M.
  • Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Laurea in Giurisprudenza (J.D. equivalent)

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