Family Deed (“Patto di famiglia”) – Special class of shares with multiple vote rights
Assistance in the execution of a family deed and issuance of special class of shares granting multiple vote rights
The Firm provided legal assistance to shareholders of a holding company belonging to a group active in the manufacturing and distribution of industrial machineries, in the structuring and execution of a family deed (“patto di famiglia”) to ensure the transfer of the company’s management within family members.
The assistance provided by the Firm focused, inter alia, in the drafting and negotiation of agreements among shareholders and in the structuring of certain transactions aimed at the reorganization of the corporate group, also taking into account stakeholders’ interests. Assistance has also been granted in the definition of the new articles of association of the holding company required following the purchase by certain heirs of participation interests in the same company.
The articles of association included several specific clauses governing the transfer of shareholdings (among which right of prior approval, tag and drag along rights), as well as the issuance of a new class of shares granting the relevant holders with a multiple vote on certain decisions of the company’s general shareholders meeting, pursuant to article 2351, fourth paragraph of the Italian civil code, to ensure the control and stability over management of the group.