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Francesco De Prospero
Washington +1 202 662 5217 fdeprospero@cov.com Download V-card

Francesco De Prospero advises public and private companies, investors, private equity firms, institutions and non-profits concerning a variety of transactions involving corporate and intellectual property matters, including mergers and acquisitions, technology transfers, collaborations, joint ventures, supply arrangements, data privacy (under U.S. and European law) and data breaches, FCPA compliance and shareholder activism.

In his pro bono practice, Mr. De Prospero has handled matters ranging from asylum cases to the representation of numerous not-for-profit organizations supporting the arts, social services and environment protection efforts.

  • Represented a major pharmaceutical company in the definitive agreement to acquire a therapy for a form of thyroid carcinoma for approximately $300 million in upfront and milestone payments.
  • Represented a private equity firm in the acquisition of the American market leader in telecommunication infrastructure maintenance.
  • Represented the issuer in a whole-business securitization comprised of $2.6 billion in fixed rate and variable funding securitization notes. Performed diligence on the Company’s global IP portfolio and drafted the new licensing system for the entities involved in the whole-business securitization.
  • Represented a private equity firm in its definitive agreement to acquire a majority position in a sport equipment supplier company for approximately $500 million.
  • Represented a 138-year-old nonprofit health care organization in a combination agreement creating a 2,000-person agency with more than $115 million in annual revenues and committed to serving children and families in need throughout the New England region.
  • Represented several leading private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies concerning Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and international risk issues associated with cross-border transactions.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Salzburg Global Seminar
  • The Trustees of Reservations
  • Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania