Francesco Falco is a senior associate in Paul Hastings' Milan office.
He focuses his practice in civil and commercial litigation, developed in 10 years of representing and advising leading companies in matters related to:
- Damages and liability arising from breaches of contractual obligations, particularly in the construction sector, i.e., general contractors, sale and purchase agreements, service contracts, etc.;
- Shareholders and share purchase agreements breaches; directors liabilities actions;
- Italian bankruptcy law, including claw back actions, and petitions pursuant to Sections 93 and 98 of Italian Bankruptcy law.
Many cases involved multi-international laws and regulations, particularly EU legislation (such as EU food safety legislation, EU regulations on services and jurisdictions, EU bankruptcy law) or UN Convention on Contracts for the International sale of goods.
Mr. Falco's litigation experience enabled him to assist other clients with several corporate and commercial transactions. These matters primarily involved restructuring transactions, mergers and acquisitions, project financing, and other related matters.
With the opening of the Italian gas market, Mr. Falco assists leading clients in cases related to breaches of gas supply agreements.
Mr. Falco was seconded for one year to the Paul Hastings New York office to advance his skills on white collar crime (anti-corruption; global compliance). In Italy, Mr. Falco focuses on anti-money laundering legislation.
He was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2007. He graduated cum laude from the Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca in Milan in 2004. He also studied at the University of California at San Diego, attending a course on macroeconomics, and, with an Erasmus scholarship, studied at Lund University (Sweden) Faculty of Law, for a semester. From 2004 until 2007 he was an assistant in Business Law on the law faculty of Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca.