The importance of ESG concerns has become apparent in the M&A and private equity fields, as market players appear to be particularly focused on integrating sustainability and ESG standards in their operating models. In the Italian market, the attraction of sustainable investments has grown significantly; a rise prompted by a legislature that is keenly observant of the EU legal and regulatory framework, and also by the Italian institutions, in terms of both mandatory and voluntary ESG-related provisions.

In this Chambers Expert Focus article, Lucia Occhiuto, Raffaella Ceglia and Giulia Martino explore the implications for mergers and acquisitions in Italy of the increasing centrality of ESG concerns.

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