Filippo advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, with a particular focus on public and private M&A, joint ventures, international capital markets and private equity work.

Highlights include advising:

  • Aston Martin Lagonda on its initial public offering
  • Tata Steel Group on its definitive agreements to enter into a 50/50 Joint Venture with thyssenkrupp AG
  • Blackstone on its investment in Prima Assicurazioni
  • Corsair Capital on the acquisition of the majority of RGI
  • Dätwyler Holding AG on its offer for Premier Farnell
  • William Hill on the unsolicited takeover approach by Rank and 888
  • Platform Specialty Products on its offer for Alent
  • Vodafone on the sale of its interest in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion, and its simultaneous $84 billion return of value
  • Premier Foods on its rights issue and placing and on its disposal of a 51% stake in its bread business (Hovis) to The Gores Group
  • ITV on its acquisition of UTV Limited
  • Virgin Group on the sale of part of its stake in Virgin Active, in a transaction that puts an enterprise value on the business of c. £1.3 billion
  • JPMorgan on its settlement with the FCA (and US authorities) in connection with their investigation into the Bank’s FX business

In 2015, Filippo was awarded a place on the Financial News 40 under 40 Rising Stars list, which identifies leading lawyers in the City of London under the age of 40.


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