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Milan, Rome

Giovan Battista Santangelo

Work +39 06 83 36 58 10
Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Work Department

Corporate and M&A; Private Equity


Partner, Head of Rome office


Partner at Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners. Previously, Giovan Battista was a partner at Grimaldi Studio Legale, as well as a founding member of Dewey & LeBoeuf and a partner at Simmons & Simmons.


Italian and English


Admitted to the Italian Bar in 1993.


Graduate in Law from University of Naples Federico II.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners’ β€˜overall support is outstanding’. The practice regularly acts for Italian and foreign companies and private equity funds in high-profile M&A transactions in Italy: recent highlights include assisting Giochi Preziosi with the sale of 50% of Prenatal Retail Group, the parent company of a retail group which owns the Toy Center, Prenatal, Bimbo Store and King Jouet brand chain stores. Managing partner Bruno Gattai is β€˜very experienced and has very good business acumen’; Sebastiano Cassani is β€˜proactive and a great professional’; Nicola Brunetti is β€˜very precise and quick’; and Gerardo Gabrielli is β€˜super-responsive and a pleasure to work with’. Luca Minoli, Stefano Catenacci, Piero Albertario and Laura Ortali are also highly rated, as is Giovan Battista Santangelo. Cataldo Piccarreta joined Latham & Watkins LLP.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners β€˜builds bridges during negotiations that materially contribute to a deal’s success’. The practice acts in large and mid-sized private equity deals and recently advised Clessidra on the sale of a majority stake in Buccellati. Bruno Gattai’s β€˜business approach is perfect’, Gerardo Gabrielli is β€˜very detailed’, Riccardo Agostinelli is β€˜smart and commercial’ and Nicola Brunetti β€˜finds solutions’; Lorenzo Vernetti is β€˜one of the brightest lawyers in Milan’ and Stefano Catenacci, Sebastiano Cassani and Laura Ortali, along with Alessandro Dolce and Giovan Battista Santangelo and recently promoted Federico Bal are also recommended. Cataldo Piccarreta joined Latham & Watkins LLP.

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