Firm Profile > Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners > Rome, Italy

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners
00184 ROME

Administrative and public law Tier 1

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners' sizeable department regularly acts for high-profile clients in the energy and financial sectors, where it displays 'excellent communication and flexibility'. Antonella Capria and Antonio Lirosi head the practice from Milan and Rome, respectively. Alongside handling a number of oil and gas projects, the team is also assisting ArcelorMittal with its bid to acquire Ilva; Elisabetta Giardini, who has received praise for her 'excellent professionalism' and 'proactive spirit', is leading the advice. The team includes experts in environmental law, and is adept at handling matters before the highest judicial authorities. Giuseppe Velluto and Maria Grazia Lanero are other noteworthy names.

Practice head(s):

Antonella Capria; Antonio Lirosi


Although I have worked with several professors of administrative law and several high-end law firms, I have never found a comparable quality in terms of study of the dossiers and depth of the legal analysis.

In the field of environmental law and energy, the GOGC&P studio, and in particular the Antonella Capria team, excels in professionalism, excellent knowledge of the regulatory framework, timeliness and seriousness in assistance to the customer.’

High-level competence, a business-oriented legal approach and specific knowledge of the industry make GOPC&P team different from competitors.

Completely available and immediately responsive with top assistance.

Key clients


Total E&P Italia


Hitachi Rail Italy


Città Metropolitana di Venezia



Esso Italiana


Bologna: leading firms Tier 1

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners's Bologna office is headed by Pietro Buccarelli, who has notable expertise in M&A and private equity, and Federico Dettori, who specialises in litigation and arbitration, with a focus on assisting co-operative companies, such as PerArte Società Cooperativa Agricola. The group predominantly acts for mid-sized Italian companies and some international companies (in the energy sector in particular). In recent work, the practice assisted start-up Gellify with all technology-related matters. Camilla Nordera is recommended for her 'competence, diligence and precision'.

Practice head(s):

Pietro Buccarelli; Federico Dettori


Ability to understand the situation, needs and objectives of the client, manage the complexity of non-ordinary operations, define not only a clear legal but also operational framework, and design the solution with the company. Ability to analyse, understand and provide a range of plausible solutions.’

This firm stands out due to its experience with inter-governmental organizations operating in the territory of the Italian Republic. This covers all relevant areas such as privileges and immunities, taxes, procurement, and HR matters. Due to their presence in Rome, they also connect well to the Government.

Key clients


ACO Holding

Beko Italy

PerArte Società Cooperativa Agricola

PatFrut Società Cooperativa Agricola Beghelli


Accorsi family



Vimi Fasteners

Toyota Material Handling

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners is consistently involved in the market's largest, most complex deals. The firm also has a dedicated corporate governance practice. Francesco Gianni advises some of the largest companies and investment banks in Europe; Roberto Cappelli regularly works on large deals; Andrea Aiello is experienced in joint venture, shareholder and commercial agreements; and Emanuele Grippo is an insurance law expert. Also recommended are commercial and corporate law specialist Alfredo D’AnielloFrancesco Selogna, who is an LBO, private equity and corporate law expert, and Valentina Dragoni , who advises on transactions involving private equity funds and other corporate clients. Gerardo Carbonelli specialises in M&A and cross-border transactions, and Luca Giannini is an extraordinary corporate transactions specialist. Counsel Chiara Gianni and associate Mattia Casarosa are also experienced corporate and commercial advisers.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Gianni; Roberto Cappelli


This is the best law firm of business lawyers in Italy and is characterised by professionals with very high technical and negotiating skills. It also combines the best structure and organisation of a large firm with the attention and care of individual lawyers.

A highly skilled and cutting-edge team is always available and strongly supportive, both in negotiations and in solving practical problems. It is deeply focused on the crux of a matter, allowing clients to achieve the targets set efficiently.

The firm has great organisational and delivery capacity.’

It is a leading firm with some outstanding professionals.

Name partner Franco Gianni is an absolute guarantee in all circumstances.

Emanuele Grippo has acknowledged leadership skills that can be specifically observed during meetings with M&A counterparts.

Francesco Selogna is a very senior adviser who has strong technical expertise in M&A and corporate matters, combined with an excellent collaborative spirit and negotiation skills. He also has the marked ability to propose practical and successful solutions.

Andrea Aiello inspires great respect and trust; he has very strong technical and negotiation skills in M&A matters, both for public and private companies. Added to this is his great deal of dedication and total availability. He is always responsive and ready to support clients on every occasion.

Alfredo D’Aniello is one of the best lawyers around. He is always proactive and business oriented – a professional that clients want to have on their side.

Key clients

Commissioners of Alitalia in extraordinary administration




Barnes Group

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Cattolica Assicurazioni


Ferrovie dello Stato

Hitachi Ltd

LivaNova PLC

Marcegaglia Group


Poste Italiane


Terra Firma

The Kraft Heinz Co



Employment Tier 1

With a team in Rome and another in Milan, Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners' employment law practice carries out work that is both standalone and derived from other departments (litigation, M&A, corporate), covering a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious matters. Compliance, privacy, whistleblowing as well as regulations and corporate governance are main topics within the firm. Alessandra Ferroni and Saverio Schiavone lead the practice; the team's other most active lawyers include Cristina Capitanio and Matteo Fusillo.

Practice head(s):

Alessandra Ferroni; Saverio Schiavone

Key clients









Dover Corporation

First Data Corporation

Green Network



Hitachi Industrial Engineering


Lear Corporation


Lindt & Sprungli





Takeda Italia

Vueling Airlines


Industry focus: Energy Tier 1

The energy team at Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, which is spread across the firm's Rome and Milan offices, offers '360-degree, excellent' support on matters concerning energy regulation as well as corporate and commercial matters. Among the team's highlights during 2019 included a complex public sector energy efficiency deal, fibre optic financing projects and the sales of photovoltaic assets. Ottaviano Sanseverino Vimercati and Francesco Puntillo lead the team's efforts.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Puntillo; Ottaviano Sanseverino Vimercati


‘Francesco Puntillo is not only an excellent lawyer, but he always has a strategic approach to the client’s issues and is able to finalize any deal and operation.’

‘Very strong energy team. They know about infrastructure, environment, renewables, energy’

‘Francesco Puntillo combines technical skills with commercial and soft-skills.’

‘Francesco Puntillo has unparallelled negotiation skills and can always guide the transaction in favour of his clients.’

‘The energy team led by Francesco Puntillo outperforms any other law firm in Italy and elsewhere. There is no comparison in terms of experience and negotiation capabilities and preciseness in contractual forms.’

‘Francesco Puntillo mixes an effective negotiation capacity with a strong technical background.’

‘Francesco Bruno is a very technical and well-prepared lawyer, he is an important asset for the team and the law firm.’

‘Proficiency and professionalism.’

Key clients

Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (Europe) Limited



Terra Firma Capital Partners Limited


AXA Real Estate Investment Managers

A2A S.p.A.

Terna S.p.A.


Quaero Capital

Alperia S.p.A.

Ardian –                Infrastructure

Cubico Sustainable Investments Group

Tages Capital

Mitsubishi Corporation

Gruppo Wood/Amec Foster Wheeler

EF Solare

Nord/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank

Cubico Sustainable Investments Group

BayWa r.e.

Contour Global

Ital Gas Storage S.r.l.

Adriatic LNG

Esso Italiana S.r.l.

Credit Suisse Energy & Infrastructure  Partners

Whysol Renewables Holding 1 S.P.A.

Plenium Partners

NextEnergy Capital (NextPower)


Erogasmet S.p.A.

Fondazione Cariplo

Eurpean Energy SA

Repower S.p.A.

Industry focus: Manufacturing Tier 1

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners has established itself as a key name in the manufacturing space and its client roster includes Italian and multinational clients. The cross-practice group has expertise handling patent infringement, M&A, finance, labour and tax law for manufacturing clients. Recent highlights include Francesco Gianni assisting Barnes Group with the €370m acquisition of Gimatic, and Andrea Marani advising eyewear group Safilo on its share capital increase of up to €150m.

Key clients

Barnes Group




Chequers Capital

Marcegaglia Steel



ACO Holding


Vimi Fasteners

Radici Pietro Industries & Brands

Banca Finnat Euramerica

Alfa Acciai

Innova Group


Sugherificio Ganau

Padua: leading firms Tier 1

The Padua office of Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners fields a sizeable team that is highly specialised in M&A, litigation, restructuring and insolvency, labour and public law. Paolo Brugnera specialises in corporate law and commercial contracts (especially relating to joint ventures and other partnership agreements). Another key member is Paolo Gnignati, whose expertise is in litigation, bankruptcy and corporate consulting for financial institutions and industrial companies. Recent work includes assisting Molinos Rio de la Plata with a headline deal in the Italian food sector, the sale of Delverde Industrie Alimentari in a €9.25m deal.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Brugnera


The firm understands the needs of the business very well and adjusts to the client’s requests with great versatility, in step with the times that require reasonably rapid responses. Even if the main centres are Milan and Rome, the Studio is able to immerse itself in local realities with ease. The proximity to the customer without losing quality is the strong point.

We have worked with professionals who are very willing to adapt to the timings and needs of the negotiations, with a preparation put at the service of the concrete questions we have faced. Giacomo Sartor, and collaborators Giancarlo Donativi and Elena Zanellato are not only very competent but also useful interlocutors to reflect on the economic repercussions of the juridical questions in question.

Key clients

Generali Italia

La Finanziaria Trentina


Vega Carburanti

Molinos Rio de la Plata

Finanziaria Internazionale

Setten Genesio


Laxmi Organic Industries

Mtk Ca’ Marcello

Finanziaria Internazionale Group

Sage Automotive Interiors

Veneto Banca


Private equity Tier 1

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners has longstanding experience of assisting Italy's private equity pioneers and the practice is frequently a legal counsel of reference for leading domestic and international players. The sectors where the team is most actively involved are retail, fashion and luxury, insurance, infrastructure, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Francesco Gianni and Roberto Cappelli frequently work on some of the group's largest deals; Stefano Bucci advises on major acquisition transactions, related acquisition financing, and takeovers of listed corporations; Gianluca Ghersini's practice includes exits, buy-outs and buy-ins; and Renato Giallombardo is a private equity and venture capital specialist.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Gianni; Stefano Bucci; Roberto Cappelli; Gianluca Ghersini; Renato Giallombardo


It is highly appreciated for its local connections and institutional relations. The team is also proactive in suggesting new investment opportunities.

The team is attentive, quick and flexible.

This is a group of people who are able to provide the full spectrum of skills.

Stefano Bucci is very technical, always available and offers clear opinions.

Key clients

AEA Investors


Apax Partners


Bain Capital

BC Partners


BlueGem Capital Partners


Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

CDP Equity


Charterhouse Capital Partner

Cinven Partners LP

Cobepa – CompagnieBenelux Committee

CVC Capital Partners

DeA Capital Alternative Funds SGR

EQT Partners

Ergon Capital Partners

Groupe Siparex

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

Invitalia Venture

Only The Brave S.r.l. (OTB)


Peninsula Capital

Qatar Foundation

Terra Firma

Trilantic Capital Partners Europe


United Ventures

Value Italy

Varde Partners

International Investment & Underwriting

Real estate and construction Tier 1

The real estate department at Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners is led by Domenico Tulli, whose practice covers sales, purchases and mergers of real estate companies as well as structuring and joint ventures, and Davide Braghini, whose expertise leans towards investment agreements, management and leasing of properties, construction and development. Their team works closely together with the wider firm's investment funds team as well as with the firm's administrative lawyers, who are experts on zoning regulations and town planning and have gathered extensive in the real estate sector and with international investors.

Practice head(s):

Domenico Tulli; Davide Braghini

Key clients

BNP Paribas REIM SGR S.p.A.

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Investments Sgr (CDPI Sgr)

Castello SGR S.p.A.

Coima SGR S.p.A.


Generali Real Estate SGR S.p.A.


Qatar Foundation Endowment

Tristan Capital Partners

Varde Partners


Unicredit S.p.A.

Coima RES SIIQ S.p.A.

Cromwell Investment Group

Korea Investment Management Co. Ltd.

Three Stones Capital

Helitrope ltd

Gruppo Leonardo Caltagirone

ITEM s.r.l.

Waltherpark S.p.A

Policlinico di Monza

Turin: leading firms Tier 1

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners' Turin office has a core focus on Italian and international clients whose needs are in the Piedmont region. Jointly headed by the 'very professional' Luca Jeantet, Luca Mastromatteo, who is well regarded for his 'pragmatism', and Moreno Martini, the team focuses on corporate law and M&A, as well as being highly active in restructuring and litigation. Clients include financial institutions and insolvent companies from different fields (automotive, shipping, logistics). Recent work includes assisting with the debt restructuring of chemical group Mossi & Ghisolfi worth around €2bn.

Practice head(s):

Luca Jeantet; Luca Mastromatteo; Moreno Martini


The team working for this firm is really well-connected and the synergy within the team is evident. When interacting with different members it is not necessary to explain what was discussed with the others as they are all up to date.’

The team is extremely competent and helpful, we appreciated their punctuality when answering, and their courtesy.’

Great organization and highly specialized coverage of possible consulting requests.

Strongly customer-oriented, extremely efficient and effective in the organization of work, punctual and totally responsive in delivery.’

Great professionalism, accurate and timely answers, profound experience.

Phenomenal team for preparation, elegance, professionalism. Compared to other major law firms, they have proven to be much more focused on the facts of the case.’

The most outstanding qualities that we had the possibility to appreciate are: the high level of professional competence, the ability to understand our problems, and the ability to help to analyse the situation from different perspectives. In particular, we would like to highlight the work done by Mr Mastromatteo and Mr Panattoni.

Key clients



Mossi & Ghisolfi

Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping

Sugherificio Ganau

Sound Point Capital Management UK

Orsi Service

Michelin Italiana

Federal Mogul




Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 2

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners 'has great expertise in every subject'. The practice fields experts in project finance and the management of large NPL portfolios, and it regularly works alongside its public law and corporate and commercial colleagues. Giuseppe De Simone is well known for acquisition, real estate, structured and IPO financing, as well as restructurings; and Matteo Bragantini advises corporate borrowers negotiating financing arrangements. Ottaviano Sanseverino is an infrastructure, energy and oil and gas specialist, and counsel Arrigo Arrigoni assists with infrastructure and renewable energy projects.

Practice head(s):

Matteo Bragantini; Giuseppe De Simone; Ottaviano Sanseverino


Has great expertise in every subject.

The banking team has perfect knowledge of the project finance market and practice, and it is able to understand all parties’ requests and be proactive in finding solutions. It always finds acceptable solutions for everyone.

The firm is equipped with professionals who are specialised in various matters and who effectively address and resolve various issues.

Giuseppe De Simone is really professional and always careful.

Arrigo Arrigoni is particularly appreciated; he has perfect knowledge of project finance practice and is able to co-ordinate different requests coming from different parties. Moreover he has the extraordinary ability to find acceptable solutions for difficult problems.

Key clients



Oaktree Capital

Marcegaglia Investments

Lend Lease

Open Fiber

Ital Gas Storage

Whysol Renewables Holding 1

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 2

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners fields project finance experts who regularly advise on infrastructure, oil and gas, and energy and renewables project financings. Other key areas are the management of large NPL portfolios. The practice also regularly works alongside its public law and corporate and commercial law colleagues. Giuseppe De Simone advises on acquisition, real estate, structured and IPO financing, as well as restructurings; and Matteo Bragantini assists corporate borrowers with negotiating financing arrangements. Ottaviano Sanseverino is an infrastructure, energy and oil and gas specialist.

Practice head(s):

Matteo Bragantini; Giuseppe De Simone; Ottaviano Sanseverino


Clients’ evaluation of the team is more than positive. It stands out for having lawyers who are particularly skilled in the banking and finance area, and its professional attitude is very proactive and often anticipates clients’ requests and needs. The work requested is also always done in a timely manner, which avoids unpleasant circumstances, including with counterparties. In addition, billing is fair.

The firm always demonstrates excellent analytical skills, a deep understanding of the context – not just legal – and great attention to clients’ needs. It also represents good value for money; fees are fair when evaluated in light of the very high level of assistance provided.

Giuseppe De Simone stands out for his profound knowledge of banking and finance, his negotiation skills and his ability to manage transactions under high pressure. Notwithstanding the great amount of work, he is always available for clients and updates on the matter. This attitude is very important as it reassures the client about the quality and timeliness of the work done.

Key clients


Banco BPM

BNP Paribas

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

China Construction Bank (EU Branch)

European Investment Bank

ING Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo

MPS Banca Montepaschi di Siena

NatWest Bank

Oaktree Capital

Société Générale

UBI Banca


Capital markets: Equity Tier 2

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners is highly rated for its assistance to issuers, selling shareholders and underwriters, which are involved in initial and secondary public offerings of equity securities. The team also advises on rights issues and listing procedures on Italian stock exchanges, as well as liability management transactions. In addition, it is highly specialised in small and medium enterprises' capital strengthening operations through IPOs on AIM Italia. Andrea Marani focuses on real estate-related matters and Paolo Bordi is an ECM specialist. Mariasole Conticelli's practice includes IPOs, rights issues, corporate bonds and public tender offers, while capital markets expert Antonio Segni joined from Lombardi Segni & Associati.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Marani; Paolo Bordi


The team assists with all aspects of deals and provides maximum commitment when looking for innovative solutions.

It has a very strong ECM practice and its professionals offer total support at a very high level.

Clients are impressed by the team’s very commercial but technical and responsive approach. It is able to cover all the relevant equity capital market issues involved in transactions, proving to be a one-stop shop and good value for money.

Compared with other firms, the lawyers are deal makers, good negotiators and have a good understanding of different financial operations.

Key clients

Ministry of Economy and Finance

Banca IMI

Citigroup Global Markets

Poste Italiane


UniCredit Bank

Equita SIM


Salvatore Ferragamo

BPER Banca

Bank of America – Merrill Lynch

Ubi Banca

Intermonte SIM

Banca Mediolanum

Banca Finnat Euramerica

Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners is experienced in highly regulated sectors including financial services, energy, telecoms and media. The department assists with the setting up of data protection compliance systems; implementing data protection systems for digital start-up companies and multinationals; establishing privacy by design programmes; reviewing data protection regulation policies; and representing companies in DPA cases involving compliance scenarios and investigations. Daniele Vecchi specialises in privacy and data protection, and counsel Melissa Marchese advises on data protection management issues, including IT aspects.

Practice head(s):

Daniele Vecchi; Melissa Marchese


The team is always available, delivering timely and precise responses.

Key clients


Garofalo Healthcare


Sky Italia

Interactive thinking (Doing)




Montenapoleone district


Banco Santander

Dispute resolution Tier 2

With a large portfolio of corporate, commercial, product liability and consumer goods litigation cases, Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners has one of the most recognised dispute resolution practices in Italy. The team is led by co-founder GianBattista Origoni, Antonio Auricchio (who is strong in bankruptcy and financial services matters) and senior litigator and corporate restructuring lawyer Paolo Gnignati, who represents clients in arbitration procedures and negotiations. That trio and their team are regularly involved in high-value and precedent-setting cases.

Practice head(s):

GianBattista Origoni; Antonio Auricchio; Paolo Gnignati


‘An infrequent combination of quality of assistance and the ability to work in a team – providing the client with excellent and rapid assistance in disputes that require many different skills.’

‘Excellent professionalism and technical preparation, ability to understand events and to guide the client in the management of the dispute and in the choices of strategy’

‘Outstanding litigators, business-focused and with constant attention to the client’s need. A very practical approach.’

‘GianBattista Origoni and Federico Busatta are able to identify risks and relevant solutions since the very first phase of the dispute and assist the client in avoiding trial.’

Key clients

Enel S.p.A.

Wind Tre S.p.A.

Intesa Sanpaolo

Hitachi Ltd.

LivaNova PLC

Telecom Italia S.p.A.

EDF Électricité de France

ENI S.p.A.

CDP Immobiliare S.r.l.


Generali Italia S.p.A.

Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.

Veneto Banca in liquidazione coatta

Finanziaria Internazionale S.p.A.

Allanza Assicurazioni S.p.A.

Esso Italiana

BNP Paribas

Mandarina Duck


Gruppo MOBY

EU and competition law Tier 2

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners's top-of-the-market antitrust and regulatory practice is regularly called on for high-stakes matters across the banking, insurance and pharmaceutical sectors. Routinely assisting during cartel investigations, the firm has seen a spike in the number of private enforcement cases (including for big names in the oil and gas and aerospace field.) Piero Fattori brings cases before the administrative and civil courts and the Italian and European competition authorities; Matteo Padellaro is a key figure for procurement law and international commercial arbitration cases.

Practice head(s):

Piero Fattori

Key clients


Assotelecomunicazioni – Asstel





Alfa Acciai

Ferriere Nord

Moby – CIN

Manutencoop Facility Management (now Rekeep S.p.A.)

Innova Group


Società Cattolica di Assicurazione


B4 Capital SA









Industry focus: TMT Tier 2

Headed by Francesco Gianni and Nino Di Bella, the TMT team at Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners focuses on a number of different fields, including media and entertainment, and technology. Luca Rinaldi is another key name and has been particularly active recently handling projects for Sky Italia. He recently represented the client in multiple IP and television rights matters, as well as defending it against allegations of illegal conduct in the fourth season of the TV show MasterchefDaniele Vecchi is a key name for data protection work.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Gianni; Nino Di Bella


Luca Rinaldi is very competent and obsessive in attention to detail, and always available.’

Key clients

Sky Italia

RCS Mediagroup

De Agostini Editore

Open Fiber

Fondazione Modena Arti Visive


NY Times

Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana


Gruppo Hoval

Investment funds Tier 2

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners' 'highly competent and professional group' advises on setting up all types of investment funds, ranging from advising on open and closed-ended funds and fund structures to clients' specific fund requirements and the relevant applications to the authorities. Emanuele Grippo's practice covers the formation and distribution of investment funds and the implementation of complex structures. Davide Braghini and Andrea Marani are real estate investment fund specialists.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Bordi; Davide Braghini; Emanuele Grippo; Andrea Marani


A highly competent and professional group.

Technically great with excellent knowledge.

Strong expertise in the investment fund field.

Emanuele Grippo is a great adviser.

Key clients

Partners Group

Fideuram Investimenti SGR

Robeco Asset Manager

Goldman Sachs Asset Manager

Capital Dynamics SGR


Neuberger Berman

Arcadia SGR

GAM (Italia) SGR

Coima SGR


Tikehau Capital

Innogest SGR



Riello Investimenti SGR

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

In relation to going concern scenarios and distressed corporate M&A, Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners was one of the first law firms in Italy to represent parties in court proceedings in compositions with creditors. The practice regularly advises on complex restructurings, which also include out-of-court proceedings. Gabriella Covino has developed significant restructuring experience, and Antonio Auricchio has advised financial institutions and companies on several leading insolvency cases. Turin-based Luca Jeantet advises on restructuring and turnaround matters.

Practice head(s):

Gabriella Covino; Luca Jeantet


The team has high levels of competence and professionalism, with strong results orientation and authoritative multidisciplinary support.

It has great ability, availability, flexibility competence and professionalism.’

Great competence and versatility when dealing with complicated situations.

GOP is able to ensure very high levels of professionalism, together with unique availability and humility.

Luca Jeantet always makes a difference.

Key clients



Bonifaci Group


Giuseppe BottiglieriShipping


Isoldi Holding

Mossi & Ghisolfi Group

Orsi Service

Sound Point Capital Management UK

STG Group

Tax Tier 2

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners routinely advises on the tax side of M&A and extraordinary transactions, as well as financial taxation, VAT, transfer pricing, litigation, real estate, private clients and wealth management, Patent Boxes, and revenue-related criminal law. The department recently spearheaded an initiative, promoted by the Cabinet of the Ministry of Finance, which aims to identify areas of Italy’s tax laws needing reform. Luciano Acciari  is experienced in advising Italian and overseas companies, and Fabio Chiarenza advises on the tax aspects of corporate reorganisations, financial transactions and litigation. Stefano Grilli and counsel Luciano Bonito Oliva assist with transactional and contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Luciano Acciari


Experiences with the GOP team are highly positive. The advisers are competent and supportive in resolving matters in a proactive way, and they really go the extra mile to meet demanding needs while helping clients through complex situations. They are also very good team workers and have positive dynamics within their firm, and they are able easily to communicate technical aspects in English, which is key for foreign multinational groups.

It has very strong expertise and gets straight to the point. The team is quick and has a strong alignment with the clients’ business and needs. The role of this legal and tax firm in the professional services market is very high.

The team is professional, flexible and creates value. It has exceptional technical skills and a strategic approach to tax topics, as well as a very robust knowledge of tax law and strong relationships with the Revenue office.

The team is composed of individuals with outstanding knowledge of tax matters. Each of them has precise skills and expertise but at the same time is capable of rendering advice in relation to any tax issue whatsoever. They are always very precise and reliable, and clients have the feeling that they always get the point of the query.

Each professional working in the tax field has a deep knowledge of tax law. When clients raise a query to each of them, they investigate in the same in- depth way each time with prompt and precise solutions.

Fabio Chiarenza is an outstanding and reliable professional. Clients have the feeling, when dealing with him, that he has strong expertise and experience, so that clients can be confident about the answers given.

Fabio Chiarenza and counsel Luciano Bonito Oliva are especially valued for the fact that they are practical in their advice and in their submissions. They are also good communicators and able to connect at various levels internally and also with local officials, and they have a proactive approach to managing cases, thinking forward and truly partnering with clients while helping in whatever needs they have. Their teamwork means any adviser can step in and support and make him/herself available when others are out. Clients appreciate the great regard to quality, details and deadlines, and the fact that they receive the best outcome they could hope for.

Key clients

Gruppo Assicurazioni Generali

I-Pulse Oil & Gas

SKS Malta


NB Renaissance

Ferrovie dello Stato

UniCredit Group

Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux


La Rinascente Group







Ramphastos Investments

Sisters of Charity of St Jeanne Antide CIO

Università Telematica Pegaso


The Blackstone Group



Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 3

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners is particularly focused on the regulatory issues surrounding the distribution of banking, financial and insurance products. It also handles disciplinary proceedings, precautionary measures and sanctions surrounding the provision of banking, financial, investment and insurance services. Paolo Bordi has significant expertise in the regulatory issues surrounding banking and finance, investment services, insurance and asset management; Paolo Iemma is a key name for market abuse regulation; and securities and insurance regulations expert Emanuele Grippo heads the firm's Luxembourg desk. Financial market regulations specialist Marco Zaccagnini provides additional partner-level expertise from London.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Bordi; Emanuele Grippo; Paolo Iemma; Marco Zaccagnini


This is a highly experienced and competent practice.

Key clients

Advance SIM

Capital Dynamics SGR

Agos Ducato

Allianz Bank

Arcadia SGR

Banco Santander (Milan)

Candriam Investors Group


Capital International

Cerved Master Services

Credit Suisse



GAM (Italia) SGR

Goldman Sachs

Grosvenor Capital Management

Lombard Odier

Partners Group

Pirelli & C

Poste Italiane


PGA China

Arrow Global Group

Capital markets: Debt Tier 3

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners' DCM practice is led out of the firm's London office by debt, structured finance and derivatives specialist Marco Zaccagnini. It advises issuers and underwriters on the issue of bonds, including hybrid instruments and convertible bonds, both in the Italian domestic market and euromarket. The practice is particularly experienced in MTN programmes, liability management transactions, structured securities, derivative warrants, and hedging and speculative strategies. Richard Hamilton's practice includes senior and subordinated bond issues and MTN programmes. Former partner Stefano Agnoli left for Studio Legale RCCD.

Practice head(s):

Marco Zaccagnini

Key clients

Goldman Sachs International

Deutsche Bank (London Branch)

Poste Italiane

Intesa Sanpaolo

JP Morgan Securities


Morgan Stanley

Banca IMI

Citigroup Global Markets

BNP Paribas

Compliance Tier 3

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners has longstanding expertise in  Decree 231 matters, privacy and data protection-related issues, and the implications within Italy of international proceedings under FCPA and the UK Bribery Act. Other key areas are compliance programmes and internal investigations. Litigators Daniele Vecchi and Federico Busatta are compliance experts.

Practice head(s):

Daniele Vecchi; Federico Busatta

Key clients

Danieli Officine Meccaniche & C


Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners is strong in M&A and financial planning for pharmaceutical companies and has been praised for its 'excellent strategic support'. Rosario Zaccà, who heads the life sciences team, also has expertise in joint ventures and multijurisdictional transactions. Massimo Sterpi has strengths in IP patent litigation, and the 'very serious, very knowledgeable' Antonio Lirosi presides over the firm's administrative litigation in the sector. Clients also include biotechnology companies, start-ups and emerging companies, medical device companies, healthcare companies, hospitals, venture capital firms, pension funds and investment banks.

Practice head(s):

Rosario Zaccà


Excellent law firm with great experience in healthcare and life sciences that provides excellent overall support. The biggest strength is the ability to work at ease in different jurisdictions, availability to the client and excellent strategic approach.’

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Capelli & Partners has very good partners for in-house lawyers and management of companies in the healthcare and life sciences sector, especially for public law and assistance in administrative courts.

I have been working extensively with Rosario Zaccà and Gherardo Cadore. I have been very impressed with both lawyers for their strategic legal advice, attention to the client, excellent technical knowledge and ability to manage complex issues.’

The leading partner I can endorse is certainly Antonio Lirosi of the Rome office. Very serious, very knowledgeable, always ready to understand the details of the commercial and economic aspects of the business before giving opinions and always careful to consider the political/institutional aspects before suggesting a course of action.’

Key clients


Novo Nordisk

Takeda Italia



Novartis Farma


Garofalo Healthcare


Innova Italy 1

GE Medical System Italia



Herbalife Italia


Sanofi Aventis

Industry focus: Retail Tier 3

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners is active in advising clients in the retail sector on M&A, tax and real estate law; it also can assist with data protection matters. Domenico Tulli, Vittorio Zucchelli and Francesco Selogna are particularly strong in M&A. Zucchelli's expertise in tax law was also instrumental in the firm's advice on CRC's restructuring of its retail activities in September 2019 in a matter worth €800m.

Key clients



La Rinascente


Grandi Stazioni Retail





Cibele 1

Intellectual property Tier 3

The practice at Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, which advises both domestic and international clients on the full range of IP matters, has a strong and growing reputation for its work for high-profile clients across the sport, leisure and fashion, media and art sectors. The Milan-based Nino Di Bella is head of the IP, IT and e-commerce department; his team is involved not only in trademarks, copyright, advertising and unfair competition, but also software-related matters, new technologies and cybersecurity. In Rome, Massimo Sterpi handles both contentious and non-contentious matters and has a particular specialism in art law.

Practice head(s):

Nino Di Bella; Massimo Sterpi


‘Very professional lawyers who listen very carefully to the clients’ concerns and advise them to a very satisfying result.’

‘Admirable social skills, legal know-how and language skills.’

Key clients



Sky Italia


Philip Morris


De Agostini

Pernod Ricard

Costa Crociere

Fondazione Modena Arti Visive


Gruppo Hoval

Medac GmbH

Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Gallerie degli Uffizi

Laura Biagiotti

Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro

The firm: Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners was founded in 1988 with the goal of developing a truly international business practice.

To this end the firm opened three offices: in Rome, Milan and New York. The founding partners broke new ground by importing the Anglo-Saxon model of legal practice to ltaly, determined to create an international law firm equipped to meet the demands of modern business.

Soon other offices were opened in leading financial centres in Europe: in London, the crossroads of all banking and financial operations, and in Brussels, a must for all EU-related issues of cross-border transactions. Further offices were launched in Bologna, Padua and Turin to serve central-north ltalian clients.

A new step in the firm’s internationalisation process was taken in 2010 with the launch of a new office in Abu Dhabi. Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners is the first Italian law firm to open a branch in the United Arab Emirates.

Lastly, it opened an office in Hong Kong, the financial hub of the Far East. Dedicated China, India, Korea, Russia and Turkey desks further underline the firm’s core philosophy.

Today the firm can count on more than 430 lawyers serving its clients around the world through offices in Rome, Milan, Bologna, Padua, Turin, Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Hong Kong, London, and New York.

Since 1988, the firm has come a long way, working alongside Italian and foreign companies in their international operations and investments, as well as in their routine activity. Since 1988, it has been a benchmark in the legal market.

Areas of practice: Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners is an award-winning business law firm providing legal advice in all areas of commercial law.

Although it began with a focus on M&A and corporate law, the firm has grown into a full-service law practice. Its strength extends into other practice areas in which it provides top quality expertise: administrative law and tenders; antitrust and regulatory; art law; banking and finance; corporate and M&A; data protection; energy and infrastructure; environmental law; financial markets; insolvency and reorganisations; insurance; intellectual property, IT and media; labour law; litigation and arbitration; real estate; shipping, aviation and transportation; taxation; wealth and trust; white collar crime.

Today the departments are each recognized as leaders in the legal profession.

Clients can benefit from an integrated practice, that ensures a co-ordinated and cost-effective management of all aspects of their transactions.

The firm’s goal is to be the firm of choice for clients with regards to all their legal needs, whatever may be the size of the matter.

Department Name Email Telephone
M&A/corporate Francesco Gianni
M&A/corporate Roberto Cappelli
Antitrust and regulatory Piero Fattori
Banking and finance Matteo Bragantini
Banking and finance Giuseppe De Simone
Data protection Daniele Vecchi
Energy and infrastructure Ottaviano Sanseverino
Energy and infrastructure Francesco Puntillo
Environmental Antonella Capria
Financial markets Andrea Marani
Financial markets Marco Zaccagnini
Insurance Davide Braghini
Insurance Emanuele Grippo
Intellectual property, IT and TMT Nino Di Bella
Intellectual property, IT and TMT Luca Rinaldi
Labour Paola Tradati
Litigation and arbitration GianBattista Origoni
Litigation and arbitration Antonio Auricchio
Project finance Eugenio Grippo
Project finance Ottaviano Sanseverino
Public law and tenders Antonio Lirosi
Public law and tenders Maria Grazia Lanero
Real estate Domenico Tulli
Reorganisation and insolvency Gabriella Covino
Shipping, aviation and transportation Giuseppe Loffreda
Tax Luciano Acciari
Wealth and trust Cesare Vento
Wealth and trust Claudio Grego
Number of lawyers : 430
at this office : 172
Mandarin Chinese
Contacts : Francesco Gianni
Contacts : Antonio Auricchio
Contacts : Rosario Zaccà
Other offices : Bologna
Other offices : Milan
Other offices : Padua
Other offices : Turin
Other offices : Abu Dhabi
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : London
Other offices : New York

COMPANY/FIRM: Via Villanova, 29/7, 40055 Villanova di Castenaso (BO) Italy
TESTIMONIAL: Dott. Pasquesi Emanuele

Ho avuto modo di visitare lo studio Studio IP Law Galli nella sede di Milano.

Nel corso del meeting ho conosciuto l’Avv. GALLI e l’Avv. POLIZZI, suo collaboratore

In particolare l’Avv. Galli mi è sembrato molto competente e mi ha illustrato in modo preciso ed approfondito gli aspetti tecnici della causa per la quale siamo ricorsi al loro supporto. Molto chiaro nelle spiegazioni e sui possibili sviluppi della loro azione futura. Nel corso della riunione l’Avv Polizzi entrava nello specifico di alcuni aspetti procedurali e di gestione della causa.

Nei giorni successivi ho avuto modo di interagire via mail o per telefono con l’Avv. Polizzi, sempre tempestivo preciso con le sue spiegazioni e sulle modalità di raccolta delle documentazione e della successiva gestione della causa.