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De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani
20121 MILANO

Work Department

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

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Real estate and construction

Founding partner Gianni Forlani heads up De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani‘s wide real estate offering, which includes well regarded lawyers such as Rome office head Antonella Terranova. The practice, which encompasses regulatory and town planning work, also handles M&A, financing and leasing matters.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani advises on commercial agreements with customers, suppliers, distributors and franchisees. The team is best known for M&A, spin offs, corporate restructurings, reorganisations, and joint ventures. It is also one of the few Italian law firms to have had a Moscow office for over 20 years. Marco Frazzica is an automotive and steel industry specialist; Gianni Forlani handles corporate law and M&A at domestic and international levels; and Cristina Fussi has special expertise in cross-border distressed M&A.