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De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani

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Brussels, Milan, Moscow, Rome

Avvocato Gianni Forlani

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De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani

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Corporate and Commercial
Real Estate and Retail

Fashion and Luxury
Real Estate and Retail
Waste Recovery and Recycling


Gianni Forlani is a co-founding partner of De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani and deals mainly with corporate law and M&A both at domestic and international level as well as with tax and regulatory aspects relating thereto.


Gianni has broad experience of negotiation and advises clients on private M&A, disposals, demergers, joint ventures, restructurings and regulatory compliance, with a particular focus on complex, cross-border transactions.

He holds professional appointments in important companies both as Director and as fully qualified Legal Auditor.

He also developed a long and deep expertise in real estate and retailing, namely as shopping centers are concerned.
In the recent years, Gianni has assisted and supported leading domestic and multi-national clients on company law and corporate governance.

He also is frequently involved in litigations in the areas of his expertise.

Gianni has an in-depth knowledge of the industries sectors of the clients he has assisted for many years, including waste recovery and recycling (Italian recovery and recycling aluminum consortium created and active under European legislation and leading French company in the area active world-wide), retail (leading world-wide furniture and, of design company Swedish origin).

He has been regularly mentioned since many years on Legal500 in the Corporate and M&A practice and the Real Estate practice.

He is a member of the Managing Board and Executive Committee of ASLA, the association of the largest law firms in Italy, the representative of the Firm in the International Attorneys’ Club (IAC) and an active member of the International Bar Association (IBA).


Italian, English, French


Admitted to the Supreme Court
Register of Statutory Auditors at the Ministry of Economy and Finance
Admitted to the Italian Bar


Genoa, Degree in Law (with full marks), Genoa State University


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani’s ‘level of engagement and the empathy of its individuals are outstanding’. Marco Frazzica advised Outokumpu on the sale of an industrial complex in Italy and Alessandra Tarissi De Jacobis is ‘exceptionally competent’. Other key contacts are founding partner Gianni ForlaniBarbara Calza, Claudio Corba Colombo  and Cristina Fussi, along with Giuseppe CristianoBridget Ellison and Andrew Paton.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani is active in the negotiation of contractor agreements, town planning, real estate investments and financing, leasing, as well as sale and purchase of properties and property portfolios. The group recently advised STS Alpresor AB on the negotiation and drafting of a contract for the renovation and subsequent sale of a hotel in the Italian Alps. Gianni Forlani heads the practice.

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