Filippo de Falco

Joined firm 2007. Partner since 2017.

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. Filippo is a country partner for Spain and Italy and regularly advises Spanish and Italian clients on corporate transactions.

Highlights include advising:

  • Tata Steel Group on its definitive agreements to enter into a 50/50 Joint Venture with thyssenkrupp AG
  • Blackstone on its investments in Prima Assicurazioni, Beauparc and HH Global
  • The Simplify Group, a Palamon portfolio company, on its merger with My Home Move
  • Investindustrial on its partial offer for Aston Martin
  • DS Smith on its takeover of Europac and related rights issue
  • Vodafone on the sale of its interest in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion, and its simultaneous $84 billion return of value
  • Aston Martin on its initial public offering
  • Corsair Capital on the acquisition of the majority of RGI
  • William Hill on the unsolicited takeover approach by Rank and 888
  • 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.