Federica Pantana is a seasoned, multi-lingual corporate attorney experienced in international commercial transactions, arbitration and litigation in our Corporate Law practice. At DHC, Federica specializes in securities and corporate law with a focus on corporate finance, including public and private offerings, securities law compliance for public companies. Additionally, she has extensive expertise in securities, international and commercial arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
Prior to joining the firm, she spent three years working with a top 50 AM Law 100 firm working out of their New York and London offices, in the international capital markets and corporate team and also four years at a smaller corporate and litigation boutique law firm in Manhattan where her practice focused primarily on securities and corporate law as well as securities and commercial arbitration.
Federica graduated magna cum laude from Bocconi University School of Law (Milan, Italy) 2011, where she was the founder of the Bocconi Students International Law Society, a student association that focuses on debating perspectives in international law. She received a Master of Laws degree in Arbitration and International Law from NYU School of Law in 2012 and is licensed to practice in the state of New York.
Representative Transactional Matters
- Enel S.p.A. (Italian energy company) in connection with its €6 billion offering of hybrid securities;
- Intelligent Energy (UK fuel cell company) in connection with its £71 million IPO and listing on the London Stock Exchange;
- Banco Popolare (Italian cooperative bank) in connection with its £5 billion rights offering;
- Space S.p.A. (Italian SPAC company) in connection with its IPO and listing on the Professional Segment of the MIV;
- Imperial Capital in connection with £30 million senior secured bond issuance by Soho House (international hospitality company);
- Unite Group plc (UK leading developer and manager of student accommodation) in connection with its offering of new ordinary shares through a firm placement and open offer on the London Stock Exchange;
- Barclays, IKB and Jefferies in high-yield bond offering by Techniplas BV (Dutch subsidiary of Techniplas, a leading producer of highly engineered and technically complex plastic modules);
- Cairns Homes (leading Irish homebuilder) in connection with its €403 million IPO on the London Stock Exchange;
- UK biopharmaceutical company in connection with its IPO on the London AIM market;
- UK developer of certain technology in connection with its acquisition of a U.S. subsidiary of multinational company;
- Grifols S.A. (Spanish multinational pharmaceutical and chemical company) in connection with its ongoing SEC compliance, and
- European pharmaceutical company in connection with its secondary listing on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange through an ADR program.
Representative Arbitration Matters
- LLC managing member in multimillion dollar dispute against other LLC members before a sole arbitrator under the NAM arbitration rules;
- 30+ international clients, recovered in excess of $25 million on their behalf, in connection with fraud claims against a major U.S. brokerage firm with respect to the sale of complex derivative securities;
- International client in an ICC arbitration in relation to breach of contract claims with issues of scope of the arbitration clause, binding third parties-non signatories and arbitrability;
- Claimants in a multi-party arbitration leading to approximately a $10 million dollar settlement based on fraud claims, including false and misleading financial projections, misleading Offering Memorandum and failure to disclose criminal background of the company’s managing member, against a major U.S. brokerage firm;
- Top money manager in a securities arbitration resulting in $1.25 million dollar settlement based on unsuitability, excessive trading, breach of SEC and other securities law rules as well as the brokerage firm’s own rules and regulations;
- US client in a fast-track international arbitration before the ICC against an investment firm that claimed approximately $1.8 million damages caused by respondent’s breach of contract in delaying a certain sale period of claimant’s shares;
- Assisted in the latest phases of court proceedings before the New York Supreme Court of an action by a former client against a major law firm seeking approximately $13.6 million in damages caused by the attorneys’ malpractice. Represented client in subsequent mediation and JAMS arbitration.