Francesco Falco is a Senior Associate in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Milan office.
Francesco Falco specializes on litigation in civil, commercial and insolvency matters. Over the course of 10 years, he has developed his expertise representing and advising leading domestic and international companies in disputes relating to breaches of contractual obligations (with a particular focus on the energy and real estate sectors), corporate events (directors’ liability, challenges to shareholders’ meeting resolutions) and insolvency matters (challenges to the sum of liabilities, bankruptcy claw-back actions).
Several cases concerned multi-jurisdictional laws and regulations (particularly, EU bankruptcy legislation or the UN Convention on Contracts for the International sale of goods).
He has also assisted clients on several corporate and commercial transactions, particularly in the pre-litigation phases, as well as in corporate reorganizations.
In 2013, Francesco was seconded to the Paul Hastings New York office, further developing his expertise in internal investigations and related matters. Recently, he has been further developing and building on his experience in anti-money laundering and market abuse issues.
Before joining Paul Hastings, Francesco Falco worked as trainee and associate for a prominent Italian law firm focused on litigation.
He is fluent in English, in addition to his native Italian.
Duty to Detect, Prevent, and Report Market Abuse and Persons Professionally Arranging or Executing Transactions
February 12, 2018
AML and Politically Exposed Persons: Recommendations from the Bank of Italy
February 08, 2018
Italy Admits Punitive Damages
July 18, 2017
The New Italian Measures on AML
July 05, 2017
Italy Implemented the IV AML Directive
May 25, 2017
Further Improvements of Italian AML Legislation in the Pipeline
May 16, 2017
Investment Recommendations under MAR – Operative Guidelines Issued by the Italian Securities and Exchange Commission
May 02, 2017
How to Identify Inside Information – A Helpful Guideline Provided by the Italian Securities and Exchange Commission
April 18, 2017
Market Abuse Regulation - Investment Recommendations
October 31, 2016
Italy Moves Towards the Admissibility of Punitive Damages
May 24, 2016
Italy Introduces New Tools for Securing Financings and Strengthens Enforcement Procedures
May 19, 2016
Italy's Court of the Auditors Sets Principle of Banks' Liability for Damages When Acting as Advisors to Public Entities
March 22, 2016
Italy Finally Approves Statute Amending Bankruptcy Act and Other Laws to Facilitate Restructurings and Reinforce Creditors’ Rights
September 10, 2015
The Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive
September 08, 2015
The Latest Reform of Italian Appeal Proceedings in Recent Case Law: A Step Towards Faster Civil Proceedings Involving a Higher Standard of Defense
June 19, 2013
New Italian Rules for Joint and Several Liability in Contracts and Subcontracts
June 03, 2013
Amministratori senza deleghe e dovere di attivarsi
February 25, 2013