Firm Profile > Gianni & Origoni > Rome, Italy

Gianni & Origoni
00184 ROME

Administrative and public law Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni's administrative law team distinguishes itself through its high-profile work on cases of national importance; it recently assisted ArcelorMittal with complex negotiations concerning the high-profile acquisition of the Ilva steel plants in Taranto. The environmental team is led by Antonella Capria and includes specialist Elisabetta Gardini Stefano Cunico is also a key name to note and handles authorisations and energy-related petitions before the Regional Administrative Court of Lazio. Antonio Lirosi and Maria Grazia Lanero are the key names in the Rome and Milan offices respectively; while Lirosi handles both judicial and extrajudicial cases in connection to public tenders, trade issues, consumer protection work and transportation matters, Lanero specialises in administrative law and real estate mandates. Giuseppe Velluto has expertise in infrastructure, utilities and project financing highlights.

Practice head(s):

Antonella Capria; Antonio Lirosi

Other key lawyers:

Maria Grazia Lanero; Giuseppe Velluto; Stefano Cunico; Caterina Testa; Elisabetta Gardini


‘The firm conveys a sense of reliability that is difficult to find elsewhere.’

‘Stefano Cunico and Caterina Testa impress with their broad knowledge of the subject, but also for their humbleness. Available 24 hours a day and the promptness of responses in delicate phases makes the difference when compared to other firms.’

‘Great competence for all issues related to energy; in particular, the firm provides specialist advice in the methane gas distribution sector.’

‘Expertise, precision and support on all legal issues.’

‘Excellent preparation and competence, utmost kindness and courtesy and helpfulness on a personal level.’

‘Stefano Cunico and Giuseppe Velluto always know the most appropriate way to assess, balance and manage risks.’

Key clients

AIEL – Associazione Italiana Energie Agroforestali

AIM Vicenza S.p.a.


Associazione Energie da biomasse solide

Associazione Nazionale delle Imprese di Pulizia

ASSOGAS – Associazione Italiana Industriali del Gas

Enerqos Energy Solution

Esso Italiana S.r.l.

Ferrovie dello Stato S.p.A.

Fondazione Cariplo

Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia

General Logistics Systems Italy S.p.A.

Hitachi Rail Italy Investments S.r.l. and Hitachi Rail Italy S.p.A.

Isab S.r.l.

Italgas Storage S.p.A.

Metropolitan Area of Venice (Città Metropolitana di Venezia)

Novartis International

Perstorp  S.p.A.

Rekeep S.p.A.

Rina Consulting S.p.A.

Sarpom S.r.l.

Società Cattolica di Assicurazione


Takeda Italia

Tim S.p.A.

Total E&P Italia S.p.A.

University of Milan

Westfield Milan S.p.A.

Bologna: leading firms Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni' Bologna office concentrates on the provision of corporate and commercial legal advice to Italian and international companies, mid-sized enterprises and start-ups as well as venture capitalists and high-net-worth individuals. M&A and venture capital transactions are at the core of practice heads Pietro Buccarelli's and Federico Dettori's activity. Their team, which  in February 2020 grew at associate level with two lawyers joining from Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato, includes highly regarded senior associate Camilla Nordera.

Practice head(s):

Pietro Buccarelli; Federico Dettori

Other key lawyers:

Camilla Nordera


‘Significant and evident legal skills on highly complex issues and ability to assist the client with great flexibility. A close-knit team, with the ability to effectively manage critical operational situations. ‘

‘Pietro Buccarelli and Camilla Nordera have always shown not only competence, but also the ability to best interpret the customer’s wishes.’

‘Genius, informality and team play. The team goes far beyond the firm’s already well-positioned reputation. ’

‘Federico Dettori is head of a group of very good young lawyers, each with a different specialization. Availability and promptness on a higher level, not comparable with any other legal partners.’

‘Competence, efficiency, availability’

‘Pietro Buccarelli and Camilla Nordera: breadth of views, high competence, efficiency, availability

‘Very reliable and available at very short notice, with the ability to bring the right people to the table at the right moment. Cordial, well-informed, politically connected. ‘

‘Pietro Buccarelli is always available, cordial, well-connected, well-informed.’

‘Camilla Nordera is hard-working and goes the extra-mile.’

‘Highly trained and dynamic firm, which responds efficiently to clients’ requests.’

‘Preparation and availability’

‘Extreme competence of all professionals that is difficult to find in other law firms’

‘Sincerity in expressing points of view and effectiveness in interventions’

‘Well-grounded and in-depth sector knowledge and experience.’

‘Professionalism and interpersonal skills. The wide network allows the team to manage complex practices with delicate economic and financial implications.’

‘Pietro Bucarelli and Camilla Nordera are professionals of high standing, with extensive economic and legal knowledge, excellent problem-solving skills.’

‘Competence and determination.’

Key clients

Rei Lab S.r.l.

Aurora S.r.l.

Coseam S.p.A.

NovoWood S.r.l.

Frittelli Maritime Group S.p.A.

Fin Lab S.r.l.

VRM S.p.A.

Artigrafiche Reggiane S.p.A.

PA Aromatics Flavours S.p.A.

Fima Olimpia Fonderie S.p.A.

Cefla Societa Cooperativa

Most S.r.l.

CRE Consorzio Risorse Energetiche SCPA

Breaders S.r.l.

Sherden Gas S.p.A.

Mario Cucinella Architects S.u.r.l.

CEI – Costruzione Emiliana Ingranaggi S.p.a.

Immobiliare Gloria S.r.l.

G-Factor S.r.l.

Gruppo Borghi S.p.a.

Top Finish S.r.l.

Generali Italia S.p.A. S.p.A.

Prosit S.r.l.

Profiltubi S.p.a.

Shunda Italia S.r.l.

Orogel SC

New Time S.r.l.

Toyota Material Handling S.p.A.

ECMWF – European Centre for Medium range Weather Forecast

Beghelli S.p.A.

Finregg S.p.A.

Vimi Fasteners S.p.A

Iconsulting S.p.a.

Caprari S.p.A.

Rosetti Marino S.p.A.

HW Service S.p.A.

Beko Italy S.r.l.

Greeneco Enerji Eletrick Turkey

Endura S.p.A.

Toyota Material Handling S.r.l.

–Sacmi SC

Egosistema S.r.l

FB Hydraulic S.p.a.

Gellify Digital Investment Spa

Gellify S.r.l.

Granarolo S.p.A.


Rekeep S.p.A.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Now known as Gianni & Origoni, following the 2020 departure of former name partner Roberto Cappelli (taking partner Valentina Dragoni with him) to Studio Legale Cappelli RCCD, the multidisciplinary corporate, commercial and M&A practice retains a pre-eminent position for listed company deals. 'Inspirational leader' Francesco Gianni frequently acts for large companies and investment banks on headline deals, while Andrea Aiello, Alfredo D’Aniello and Antonio Segni are M&A specialists. Gerardo Carbonelli and Luca Giannini provide additional partner-level support, with Chiara Gianni and Mattia Casarosa the counsel and associate to note, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Gianni; Roberto Cappelli

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Aiello; Alfredo D’Aniello; Antonio Segni; Gerardo Carbonelli; Luca Giannini; Chiara Gianni; Mattia Casarosa; Filippo Ughi


Their advice is of the highest constant quality, both in terms of legal security and mechanics, but also in terms of commercial understanding and creativity.

The corporate and M&A team is truly of the highest quality that can be encountered on an international level.

Advice is excellent from a technical legal point of view, with a real understanding of the clients’ ecosystems, allowing for extremely efficient collaborations.

An Italian firm with a New York/London practice style, and high levels of expertise in all facets of corporate law and full-service coverage across Italy. These lawyers are the cream of the crop – highly intelligent and responsive!

Flexibility and speed of reaction.

Francesco Gianni is the inspirational leader of the firm.

Alfredo D’Aniello always shows dedication to the client and a unique availability, which are accompanied by an uncommon attention to detail and technical preparation.

Counsel Chiara Gianni is an up-and-coming corporate lawyer.

Key clients

Alitalia (Assistance to commissioners of Alitalia in extraordinary administration)



Atlantia S.p.A. (Edizione Holding)

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.


Vitrociset S.p.A.

Telecom Italia S.p.A.

Industry focus: Energy Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni has an outstanding reputation in energy and infrastructure projects. Its multidisciplinary team demonstrates particularly strong capabilities in the area of energy efficiency, where it advises companies on matters such as e-mobility and industrial plants, and it also assists public sector clients with issues concerning street lighting and building retrofitting. Francesco Puntillo is praised for his 'valid and effective all-round assistance' with corporate, finance and regulatory matters. He co-heads the practice with Ottaviano Sanseverino, who mainly assists banks and investors with a myriad of issues relating to renewable energy and gas. Associate Filippo Manaresi is an expert in project finance transactions and commodity trading.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Puntillo; Ottaviano Sanseverino

Other key lawyers:

Filippo Manaresi


‘Excellent skills in multiple fields, like commercial, legal, technical, administrative, etc. Great flexibility, widespread competence.’

‘Great flexibility and availability in following the client in every matter, even on issues of apparent secondary importance. Great attention to the client’

‘Francesco Puntillo and his team stand out for their strong and in-depth knowledge of the market and the peculiar profiles and technicalities of the sector. Always able to provide valid and effective all-round assistance, in particular for corporate, financing and regulatory aspects, at every stage of the operation.’

‘Francesco Puntillo has deep knowledge of the market, mastery of the technical-legal instruments and absolute availability and flexibility in meeting clients’ needs.’

‘Very high level of competence with sectoral focus and up-to-date knowledge on the latest regulatory aspects. Effectiveness in quickly analysing highly complex issues and synergy within the team between professionals with a more commercial inclination and professionals with a more technical inclination.’

‘Great experience in the energy sector, knowledge of the players and key constituencies of the sector’

‘Francesco Puntillo has the ability to focus on the really relevant elements of the transaction, protecting the client from a legal point of view but not burdening the contracts unnecessarily.’

‘The firm knows how to make a difference in operations within the energy sector. It has a leading role in the most important M&A operations that have changed the structure of the market over the years. High-profile team, able to manage every aspect of transactions at the highest level, providing a decisive contribution also in the commercial aspects of the negotiation, in addition to maximum reliability for due diligence activities.’

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

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

European Energy SA

Repower S.p.A.

Terna S.p.A.


Industry focus: Manufacturing Tier 1

The team at Gianni & Origoni assists a broad range of clients with financing, restructuring and M&A transactions. In one highlight, the team assisted with Europe's biggest government-backed financing to a carmaker since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic; Matteo Bragantini led this transaction.

Padua: leading firms Tier 1

The Padua office of Gianni & Origoni is the benchmark for M&A, litigation, labour and public law in the North-East of Italy. The sizable team, consisting of professionals with 'great skills and experience', is led by Paolo Brugnera, who is an expert in joint ventures and commercial contracts. Paolo Gnignati focuses on insolvency and restructuring and is assisted by Paolo Dominis, who was promoted to partner in January 2020.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Brugnera

Other key lawyers:

Marco Malipiero; Giancarlo Donativi; Paolo Gnignati; Paolo Dominis


The lawyers display professionalism and ability to immerse themselves in the context of different cases.’

‘Professionals with great skills and experience. Flexibility. Marco Malipiero and Senior Associate Giancarlo Donativi are outstanding lawyers.’

Key clients

Generali Italia S.p.A.

Finanziaria Internazionale Group

Porsche Italia S.p.A.

Sage Automotive Interiors Inc.

Veneto Banca S.p.A. in l.c.a.

Lefay Resorts

Céline Production S.r.l.

De’ Longhi Appliances S.r.l.

Steelco S.p.A.

Itass Mutua Assicurazioni

Sinloc S.p.A.

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

Banco delle Tre Venezie


Private equity Tier 1

With longstanding experience in assisting Italian private equity pioneers, Gianni & Origoni is traditionally active in the retail, fashion and luxury, insurance, infrastructure, and healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. Internationally esteemed rainmaker Francesco Gianni  is frequently instructed to advise large European companies and investment banks; Stefano Bucci is regularly involved in major private equity deals in Italy; and Gianluca Ghersini has spent most of his career advising on PE deals. Former partner Roberto Cappelli left the firm in 2020 for Studio Legale Cappelli RCCD.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Gianni; Stefano Bucci; Gianluca Ghersini

Other key lawyers:

Gabriele Arcuri

Key clients

AEA Investors


Apax Partners


Bain Capital

BC Partners


BlueGem Capital Partners


Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

CDP Equity S.p.A.

CDP Venture


Charterhouse Capital Partner

Cinven Partners LP

Cobepa – Compagnie Benelux Committee

CVC Capital Partners

DeA Capital Alternative Funds SGR

EQT Partners

Ergon Capital Partners


Fondo Italiano d’investimento

Groupe Siparex

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

International Investment & Underwriting Limited

Only The Brave S.r.l. (OTB)


Peninsula Capital

Qatar Foundation

Terra Firma

Trilantic Capital Partners Europe


United Ventures

Value Italy

Varde Partners

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni advises clients on various types of real estate matters, including acquisitions, sales and lease negotiations. The department is mainly known for its focus on investment funds, where it advises major Italian clients such as the Ministry of Economy and Finance. In addition, it also provides zoning and building advice to international investors; this is Maria Grazia Lanero's main area of focus. Domenico Tulli and Davide Braghini co-head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Domenico Tulli; Davide Braghini

Other key lawyers:

Maria Grazia Lanero; Andrea Marani; Alessio Giammarino; Francesco Ascione


‘Great competence and experience, coverage of multiple disciplinary areas’

‘Andrea Marani: great competence and precision; Domenico Tulli: great experience.’

‘Highly qualified in the real estate sector, with all the necessary practices to support the client at 360 degrees in any type of transaction (acquisition, restructuring, sale, negotiation of a lease). Excellent level of real estate skills even at the more junior level. The capacity for internal coordination on multidisciplinary projects (real estate, urban planning, tax) where the client usually interfaces with the project leader who manages the team is also highly appreciated. In the negotiation stage, GOP, working with the main Italian firms, is able to find innovative solutions without going into conflict with the counterpart’s law firm.’

‘The team, in which the partner Davide Braghini stands out, is made up of professionals with deep knowledge of the real estate field, a vast track record in real estate operations and high interpersonal skills that facilitate the most complex negotiations. Braghini is able to provide simple answers and solutions even in the most complex contexts. Widespread legal expertise even in the most junior lawyers (Alessio Giammarino is certainly among the most valid) as well as extreme availability and flexibility.’

‘The team led by Domenico Tulli is traditionally a guarantee of competence and knowledge of the most important Italian real estate transactions.’

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.

DEA Capital Real Estate SGR

Generali Real Estate SGR S.p.A.

Prelios SGR S.p.A.

Qatar Foundation Endowment

Tristan Capital Partners

Varde Partners

Allianz Real Estate

Unicredit S.p.A.

Coima RES SIIQ S.p.A.

Cromwell Investment Group

Korea Investment Management Co. Ltd.

Three Stones Capital

Swiss Life Asset Management SA

Gruppo Leonardo Caltagirone

Numeria SGR S.p.A.

Waltherpark S.p.A. (Signa Group)

Turin: leading firms Tier 1

In Turin, Gianni & Origoni leverages its corporate and M&A strength to act for national and international clients investing in the Piedmont region. The team is also sought after on a national basis for its restructuring and litigation capabilities. As an example, Luca Jeantet was one of the lead partners in the case of Alitalia's extraordinary administration procedures. He heads the department together with Luca Mastromatteo, who specialises in corporate and contract law, international contracts in particular, and shareholdings expert (sale and purchase) Moreno Martini.

Practice head(s):

Luca Jeantet; Luca Mastromatteo; Moreno Martini

Other key lawyers:

Salvatore Calì; Paola Vallino


‘Extremely competent, well organized and always up to date. Luca Mastromatteo and Salvatore Calì are definitely above the average for skills and pragmatism, and always looking for the best solution for the customer.’

‘Availability, flexibility. Luca Mastromatteo has excellent skills in compliance and real estate law’

‘Top-level team leaders who are capable of managing the resources at their disposal very well.’

‘Luca Jeantet is prepared, available (always), prompt in replying, constructive.’

‘Excellent relational and communication skills while explaining things to clients who don’t have a legal background.’

Key clients

Bluetc S.p.A.

Assiform S.p.A.

Sugherificio Ganau S.p.A.

Banco di Credito P. Azzoaglio S.p.A.

CMT S.p.A.

Compagnia di San Paolo

Inca S.p.A.

Diasorin S.p.A.

Dimensione S.p.A.

Ennis Road Marking Ltd

Euromaster Italia S.p.A.

Vegom Service s.r.l.

Farid Industrie S.p.A.

Federal Mogul Italy S.r.l.

Feg Brivio S.p.A.

Finder S.p.A.

Orsi Sevice S.r.l.

Hexagon Metrology S.p.A.

Huawei Technologies S.p.A.

Iren S.p.A.

Iveco Orecchia S.p.A.

Gemmo S.p.A.

La Granda S.p.A.

LK Metrology Ltd

Michelin Italiana S.p.A.

Piaggio & C. S.p.A.

SC Steel&Fluid CO S.R.L..

Finaria S.p.A.

Saniplast S.p.A.

Turin Tech S.p.A.

Parma IS S.p.A.

Beneficy S.r.l.

XStream S.r.l.

Fondazione Collegio Carlo Alberto

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni's 'highly skilled' practice covers project finance, refinancing, real estate, acquisition and investment finance, and borrowing for general corporate purposes; it also fields experts in structured finance and NPL work. Matteo Bragantini advises corporate borrowers on negotiating financing arrangements with banks and other financial institutions. Other key advisers are acquisition and real estate financing specialist, Giuseppe De Simone, energy project finance experts Ottaviano Sanseverino and Magda Serriello, and counsels Arrigo ArrigoniMaria Panetta and Ilaria Laureti.

Practice head(s):

Matteo Bragantini; Giuseppe De Simone; Ottaviano Sanseverino

Other key lawyers:

Magda Serriello; Arrigo Arrigoni; Maria Panetta; Ilaria Laureti


The banking and finance team stands out its highly skilled lawyers and extremely proactive attitude, which often anticipates clients’ requests.

Tasks are always carried out with extreme precision and punctuality, even when particularly stringent times are assigned.

Outstanding skills in relation to interpersonal relationships.

The uniqueness of the firm lies in its exceptional ability to provide integrated and versatile assistance, involving different departments and professionals as needed to provide us with the most effective solutions.

The strengths of the team include the extraordinary competence of professionals at all levels – even the most junior lawyers are extremely well prepared.’

Giuseppe De Simone is the best I’ve ever worked with. He is an excellent lawyer, with strong managerial skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and always decisive when negotiating with counterparties, guaranteeing the success of every transaction.

The partner that stands out is Giuseppe De Simone who, despite a heavy workload, is always available for clients and always updated on every aspect of the matter and the tasks entrusted to the team. This is particularly appreciated as it assures clients of quality and punctuality in the carrying out of their assignments.

Ottaviano Sanseverino is an excellent and competent professional.

Key clients

Open Fiber


Atlantia S.p.A.

Lend Lease


Plenium Partners



Ital Gas Storage S.p.A.

Saras S.p.A.

Marcegaglia S.p.A.

Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici S.p.A.

Bologna Fiere S.p.A.

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni's 'incredibly committed' practice fields several experts in project finance, real estate financings, and acquisition and investment finance, along with refinancing and restructuring. It also assists with lending for general corporate operations, structured finance and NPL matters. Experienced partners Giuseppe De Simone and Matteo Bragantini are the banking and finance co-heads, while Ottaviano Sanseverino is project finance head. Additional support is provided by partners Matteo Gotti and Eduardo Fiordiliso, along with counsels Piergiorgio Picardi and Ilaria Laureti.

Practice head(s):

Matteo Bragantini; Giuseppe De Simone; Ottaviano Sanseverino

Other key lawyers:

Matteo Gotti; Eduardo Fiordiliso; Piergiorgio Picardi; Ilaria Laureti


Professionalism, competence and client service. Their work has been remarkable – GOP is incredibly committed to its clients and is extremely available.

Their excellence comes from their thorough knowledge of the lenders and sponsors’ objectives and constraints. They are also very well staffed, covering large areas of expertise that are relevant to lenders.

The firm, year after year, confirms its excellent analytical skills, a deep understanding of the context (not only legal) in which my institution operates, and pays special attention to changing and complex business needs.

In terms of value for money, I believe that the fees were more than appropriate compared to other law firms, especially if evaluated in the light of the high level of assistance provided.

Deep analytical skills and abilities, combined with strong professionalism.

‘The firm’s teams have always demonstrated the ability to satisfy our requests within the allotted time.

Giuseppe De Simone has constantly distinguished himself through his ability to propose and implement original solutions in the face of complex issues.’

‘Matteo Bragantini is an exceptional professional who is very competent.’

Key clients

UniCredit S.p.A.

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.

EIB (European Investment Bank)

UBI Banca

China Construction Bank, EU Branch

MPS Banca Montepaschi di Siena S.p.A.

BNP Paribas S.A.

Oaktree Capital


TPG Sixth Street Partners

AMCO (formerly SGA S.p.A.)

Crédit Agricole Group (CIB)

Banco BPM

Capital markets: Equity Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni's ECM team advises issuers, selling shareholders and underwriters that are involved in initial and secondary public offerings of equity securities, and in rights issues and listing procedures; it also assists with liability management transactions, and is well known for privatisation work. Antonio Segni frequently acts for large listed companies and financial institutions, Andrea Marani is a real estate sector expert, and Paolo Bordi and Mariasole Conticelli are ECM specialists. Alessandro Merenda was recently made partner.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Marani; Paolo Bordi

Other key lawyers:

Antonio Segni; Mariasole Conticelli; Alessandro Merenda


good team, with excellent management of matters and very responsive.

The team is part of a firm that ensures high professional standards in all sectors, and in relation to any legal problem that arises during the operation.

Provides assistance at the very top level.

High individual levels of professionalism, with speed and precision in the execution of tasks.

Availability that is superior to the competition.

Deep subject matter knowledge and experience with an approachable attitude are a powerful combination.

Alessandro Merenda is a top-tier lawyer in the equity capital markets sector. He has great knowledge of all the relevant aspects of a capital markets transaction, high interpersonal skills and an excellent dialectical ability with the supervisory authorities.

Alessandro Merenda is an excellent professional with a very transactional and proactive approach.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas

BPER Banca S.p.A.

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Deutsche Bank AG

Equita SIM S.p.A.

Fincantieri S.p.A.

Goldman Sachs International

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

Italian Government and Ministry of Economy and Finance

JP Morgan Securities Ltd

Morgan Stanley

Poste Italiane S.p.A.

Safilo S.p.A.

Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.

UniCredit S.p.A.

Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni's 'extremely competent' privacy team is jointly led by privacy and data protection specialist Daniele Vecchi (who is also active in litigation matters) and counsel Melissa Marchese, who advises Italian and multinational companies on their ordinary and extraordinary data protection management issues. Marchese is 'always very prepared and gives support proactively when there are new legislative or jurisprudential developments affecting our company's privacy issues'.

Practice head(s):

Daniele Vecchi; Melissa Marchese

Other key lawyers:

Martina Ortillo


Great collaboration between highly specialised professionals in different legal sectors.

Both theoretical and practical legal competences, with concrete experience in this area.

In-depth knowledge of this sector, with excellent technical and professional skills that have been proven during a longstanding relationship.

 ‘It is an extremely competent team that is able to empathise with the client and understand its real needs.

Competent, prepared, professional, updated and available – these qualities are not easily found all together in law firms.

Daniele Vecchi is a highly trained, competent professional.

Counsel Melissa Marchese is a great professional with excellent technical skills, great availability and accurate responses.

Melissa Marchese has a very constructive and collaborative attitude. She is always very prepared and gives support proactively when there are new legislative or jurisprudential developments affecting our company’s privacy issues.

Key clients

Lindt & Sprüngli SpA

Lindt & Sprüngli SA

Bay SpA



Eni Gas Luce SpA


Banco Santander

Costa Crociere SpA

Techint SpA

Sanitanova Srl


Dispute resolution Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni has strong expertise in representing leading companies in significant litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings. The team provides assistance in all types of disputes, including those connected with banking and finance, M&A, IP, real estate, employment and administrative law. GianBattista Origoni, who has experience of joint ventures and construction, co-heads the department with bankruptcy law specialist Antonio AuricchioPaolo Gnignati focuses on restructuring cases.

Practice head(s):

Gian Battista Origoni; Antonio Auricchio; Paolo Gnignati

Other key lawyers:

Alberto Nanni; Marcello Migliaccio


Preparation, flexibility, availability and quality of professionals’

‘Antonio Auricchio: problem solving and customer support skills’

‘Great availability of professionals, ability to immediately understand the problem and to suggest viable solutions.’

‘Alberto Nanni and Marcello Migliaccio are able to initiate, manage and consolidate strong professional relationships.’

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

Employment Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni's employment department is notably active in the energy sector, where it acts for oil and gas companies such as key client Eni. The team's recent work included advice to clients on health and safety issues, criminal law, administrative liability of entities and compliance, as well as international mobility. It also handles litigation, restructurings and post-M&A employment law issues. Alessandra Ferroni and Saverio Schiavone jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Alessandra Ferroni; Saverio Schiavone

Other key lawyers:

Matteo Fusillo


Quality, attention to detail’

‘Skills, understanding of the context and ability to adapt to it’

‘Outstanding profiles, great attention paid directly by the partner in charge’

‘Client relationship of great esteem and professionalism’

‘Excellent professionalism and quality of service’

‘Alessandra Ferroni shows an excellent business acumen and an appreciated pragmatism in the definition of the company strategy.’

‘Saverio Schiavone: in addition to being very competent, he is able to move within the client’s organization and to support its evolution.’

‘Matteo Fusillo has a considerable, solid experience and is always able to guide the client in the different situations to be faced.’

Key clients









Docebo Inc.

Dover Corporation

ENiProgetti – ENI SpA

Federazione Italiana Tennis (FIT)

First Data Corporation



Hitachi Industrial Engineering


Lear Corporation

Lindt & Sprungli




Takeda Italia

Util Industries

Vueling Airlines


EU and competition law Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni demonstrates strong capabilities in competition matters involving the financial services, pharmaceuticals, energy, telecoms and transport sectors. The team advises on Italian and European-level merger notifications, cartel cases and abuse of dominance issues, as well as distribution law. Names to note include Piero Fattori, who is an Italian and EU antitrust law specialist, and Alberto Pera. Other key advisers are Eva Cruellas SadaMatteo PadellaroSalvatore Spagnuolo and associate Andrea Pezza.

Practice head(s):

Piero Fattori

Other key lawyers:

Alberto Pera; Eva Cruellas Sada; Matteo Padellaro; Salvatore Spagnuolo; Andrea Pezza


This European and competition law practice stands out for the vast expertise of its lawyers, both at administrative and litigation stages.

The firm benefits from the enormous experience of the partners; and its integrated legal services, ranging from the due diligence phase to post-closing obligations (including antitrust clearance) make the firm the first choice for M&A transactions.

The team has first-rate technical-legal skills.

The level of availability is absolutely exceptional.

Piero Fattori is one of the top national experts for antitrust regulation. His knowledge of the dynamics that characterise the proceedings before the ICA, as well as the evident esteem he is held in by ICA officials, are crucial factors in the context of investigations.

Piero Fattori is an esteemed professional, who is very competent and enlightened in his approach to clients.

Eva Cruellas Sada is a highly respected professional in relation to antitrust compliance, as well as proceedings involving unlawful agreements and abuse of dominant positions.

Associate Andrea Pezza has significant experience.

Key clients


Assotelecomunicazioni – Asstel

Telecom Italia




Deutsche Bank

Assicurazioni Generali













Rekeep S.p.A.




Alfa Acciai

Ferriere Nord

Zucchetti Informatica S.p.A.

Industry focus: TMT Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni's media team mainly handles copyright, privacy, competition and regulatory issues for media service providers, content providers and network operators. In the privacy field, it specialises in data protection issues involving multiple jurisdictions, including advice on agreements, ad-hoc data protection systems and investigations. Francesco Gianni and Nino Di Bella jointly head the department. Luca Rinaldi focuses on media and entertainment, particularly acquisitions and the distribution of television rights.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Gianni; Nino Di Bella

Other key lawyers:

Luca RInaldi


‘Provides comprehensive analyses.’

‘Luca Rinaldi distinguished himself for his ability to think in business terms, understanding the dynamics of the sector and knowing how to come up with legal solutions that respond to the needs of the client and providing clear trade-offs if necessary; and his constant provision of direct support to the team.’

Key clients

Sky Italia S.r.l.

Telecom Italia S.p.A.

RCS Mediagroup S.p.A.

De Agostini Editore

Open Fiber

Fondazione Modena Arti Visive


NY Times

Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana

Postepay S.p.A.

Scarabeo Entertainment S.r.l.

Investment funds Tier 2

The investment fund division of Gianni & Origoni's financial market regulation department advises on all areas of asset management, particularly the establishment of investment funds. Typical work includes assisting with open and closed-ended funds, Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS), SICAFs (investment companies with fixed capital), SICAVs (collective investment schemes), and submitting applications to the authorities. Paolo BordiEmanuele Grippo, Davide Braghini and Andrea Marani are the key partners.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Bordi; Davide Braghini; Emanuele Grippo; Andrea Marani

Other key lawyers:

Raffaele Sansone


It has developed significant experience in the field of investment funds, despite the fact that this market is still very small in Italy; this, in particular, differentiates the firm from many other large firms that lack professional experts in this sector.

The lawyers are very business oriented and pragmatic (fundamental aspects when working with asset managers).

They have the ability to find creative and alternative solutions, without prejudicing the compatibility of the proposed solutions with the regulatory legislation.

This is an excellent firm that has a great competitive advantage, due to its international network, which allows the management of complex transactions in different jurisdictions.

These are professionals who respect the guidelines and the initial deadlines. They are also courteous and available to discuss issues promptly, in accordance with the timescale required by the client.

Longstanding experience in drafting investment fund regulations and structuring transactions in the world of alternative investments.

Emanuele Grippo is a very prepared professional, who can boast 360-degree knowledge of the regulatory world; he stands out for his dedication to work.

I particularly appreciate working with Emanuele Grippo, a highly trained professional in financial, insurance and wealth management matters.

Key clients

Partners Group Limited

Fineco Asset Manager

Fideuram Investimenti SGR S.p.A.

Robeco Asset Manager

Goldman Sachs Asset Manager

Capital Dynamics SGR (ex Advanced Capital SGR S.p.A.)


Neuberger Berman

Nb Aurora

Arcadia SGR S.p.A.

GAM (Italia) SGR S.p.A.

Coima SGR

Green Arrow (ex Quadrivio)


Tikehau Capital

Innogest SGR




Riello Investimenti SGR

UTI Asset Management

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni's team acts for debtors and creditors on complex restructuring operations and it also has substantial experience of both out-of-court and in-court proceedings. In Rome, Antonio Auricchio regularly advises financial institutions and companies on leading insolvency cases. Gabriella Covino advises companies on pre-bankruptcy issues, as well as restructuring and turnaround matters. Also key to the wider practice are highly experienced partners Francesco GianniGiuseppe De Simone and Padua-based Paolo GnignatiLuca Jeantet is the Turin office's restructuring and insolvency expert.

Practice head(s):

Gabriella Covino; Luca Jeantet

Other key lawyers:

Antonio Auricchio; Francesco Gianni; Paolo Gnignati; Giuseppe De Simone


The lawyers have a remarkable ability to adapt to complicated situations and instil trust in the client.

The ability to integrate professional skills with human and relationship skills is the strength of this team; this makes it unique when compared to other firms.

Their professional fees, in consideration of the quality of the service rendered, proved to be extremely competitive.

The professionals of this firm have very high professional skills and knowledge, as well as pragmatism, availability and timeliness – not comparable to other law firms.

Great availability, prepared professionals and problem-solving skills.

The team acts both as your partner and legal adviser – it gives you the confidence that the lawyers have your cases at heart and are fully committed.

Antonio Auricchio proved not only to be absolutely prepared but also very available. I appreciated his experience, depth of analysis and ability to identify suitable solutions in complex contexts.

Luca Jeantet’s competence is undoubted; he also has unparalleled availability.

Key clients


Astaldi S.p.A.

Moby S.p.A.




Mossi & Ghisolfi Group

D’Amante S.p.A.

Sound Point Capital Management UK LLP

STG Group

Martor S.p.A.

Damac Properties

Sugherificio Ganau

Tax Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni's tax team plays a key role in complex M&A and real estate deals, and it also advises clients on financial products, litigation, transfer pricing, VAT, wealth management, patent boxes and criminal law issues. One of the key figures in the team is Luciano Acciari, who advises both Italian and overseas companies. Fabio Chiarenza acts for clients on the tax aspects of corporate reorganisations and financial transactions, as well as in litigation. Also recommended are Stefano Grilli, Alessandro ZalonisVittorio Zucchelli and recently promoted partner Luciano Bonito Oliva. Of counsel Sandro Maria Galardo and associate Francesca Staffieri are other notable individuals.

Practice head(s):

Fabio Chiarenza; Stefano Grilli

Other key lawyers:

Alessandro Zalonis; Vittorio Zucchelli; Luciano Bonito Oliva; Sandro Maria Galardo; Francesca Staffieri;


Great for addressing national and international legal problems.

The superior preparation and in-depth, professional updating represent key strengths, while the team also creates important synergies and relationships of absolute trust with clients.

These professionals are very well prepared – absolutely the best in several areas.

They are always available under any circumstances, and adopt the strategy of working side by side with its clients.

Luciano Acciari, Fabio Chiarenza and associate Francesca Staffieri always manage to make clients feel both at ease and protected.

Fabio Chiarenza is the best tax adviser on the market for technical, management and negotiation skills.

Luciano Bonito Oliva is a truly excellent professional.

Stefano Grilli is appreciated for his speed in providing the right and complete answers to the problems faced.

Key clients

Telecom Italia

Tereos Group

Assicurazioni Generali

SKS Malta Limited


Ferrovie dello Stato

UniCredit Group

Atalanta Calcio


La Rinascente Group/ Central Retail Corporation





La Mondiale Europartner


Ramphastos Investments

Sisters of Charity of St Jeanne Antide CIO

Università Telematica Pegaso


The Blackstone Group

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Coeclerici Group

Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 3

Gianni & Origoni fields specialists in the regulation of financial services, pension funds and investment funds, banking and insurance, as well as share and other investment offerings. The names to note in Italy are Paolo Bordi and Emanuele Grippo, while financial market regulations expert Marco Zaccagnini works from the firm's London office.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Bordi; Emanuele Grippo; Marco Zaccagnini

Other key lawyers:

Raffaele Sansone


Strong expertise in the sector and very structured teams.

An excellent firm that has a great competitive advantage due to its international network, which allows the management of complex transactions in different jurisdictions.

Professionals who respect the guidelines and the initial deadlines.

They proved courteous and available to discuss issues according to the timetable required by the client.

‘A firm that is capable of assisting the client at a 360-degree level.

The regulatory team is very prepared and able to grasp the practical aspects of the issues raised by clients. Memoranda, even complex ones, are drawn up clearly and within the required timing.

Emanuele Grippo has excellent regulatory skills; he always manages to grasp the underlying practical aspects and propose the best solution for the client, in full compliance with the regulations.

Key clients

Advance SIM

Capital Dynamics SGR S.p.A.

Neuberger Berman

Allianz Bank

Arcadia SGR S.p.A.

Banco Santander, S.A. Milan

Candriam Investors Group


Capital International Limited

Cerved Master Services S.p.A.

Credit Suisse

Deposit Solution

Fideuram S.p.A.

FinecoBank S.p.A.

GAM (Italia) SGR S.p.A.

Goldman Sachs

Grosvenor Capital Management

Lombard Odier

Partners Group Limited

Pirelli & C. S.p.A.

Poste Italiane S.p.A., Società con socio unico, Patrimonio BancoPosta


UniCredit S.p.A.

DeA Capital S.p.A.

Arrow Global Group

Banca Sella

LGT Capital Partners

Banco BPM


Capital markets: Debt Tier 3

Headed up from London by capital markets and financial markets’ regulations expert Marco Zaccagnini, Gianni & Origoni provides 'continuous support and assistance at all stages'. The practice is experienced in medium term note programmes; liability management transactions; and launching structured securities, derivative warrants and structured bonds. Richard Hamilton is the Milan-based DCM specialist.

Practice head(s):

Marco Zaccagnini

Other key lawyers:

Richard Hamilton


Continuous support and assistance at all stages of the process.

I appreciated their professionalism, seriousness, and ability always to provide a prompt reply in a short time.

Practical, commercial, but thorough, legal analysis, including criminal aspects.

Very strong regulatory advisory practice, with good links to the Italian authorities and regulators.

The firm’s strengths are its legal skills, availability of the advisers to clarify and expand on each issue, and the speed of responses to any type of question.

The team is excellent for complex and structured mandates that require the combination of wide-ranging expertise in the financial sector, including debt capital markets, derivatives, regulatory and tax.

It has a particular focus on the legal and reputational risks associated with innovative transactions.

Marco Zaccagnini carries out very in-depth analyses, and has a 360-degree view of the regulatory aspects and risks.

Key clients

Goldman Sachs International

Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch

Poste Italiane S.p.A.

IMI – Intesa Sanpaolo

J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd

UniCredit S.p.A.

Morgan Stanley

Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A.

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

BNP Paribas

Compliance Tier 3

Gianni & Origoni's 'exceptionally responsive and thoughtful' department has longstanding expertise in assisting with Decree 231 matters. It also fields specialists in privacy and data protection issues, as well as the implications in Italy of international proceedings under the US FCPA and UK Bribery Act. Daniele Vecchi and Federico Busatta are the principal contacts.

Practice head(s):

Federico Busatta; Daniele Vecchi

Other key lawyers:

Melissa Marchese; Francesca Chiara Bevilacqua; Davide Alemanni;


The team is exceptionally responsive and thoughtful, and it has rich compliance experience that gives clients comfort and allows them to manage strategically all types of matters.

You will not work with a nicer law firm that also has the skills and focus to match.

Undoubtedly an extraordinary team, made up of professionals who are, first and foremost, people.

‘Competence, preparation, professionalism and availability.

‘Federico Busatta leads a strong team of capable lawyers that have the ability to advise on cross-border matters.’

Federico Busatta and his team build excellent rapport with all clients.

Daniele Vecchi’s team managed to create a great team spirit, not only with the legal representatives of the company but also with its business departments. This is thanks to its deep understanding of business dynamics and ability to deliver tailor-made solutions.

Daniele Vecchi is a professional of excellent competence and preparation, and always up to date and available.

Key clients

Orthofix Inc


Telecom Italia SPA

Technoprobe S.p.A.


Fedrigoni SpA

ItalGas Store SPA

L3 Inc

Oasis Management Company LTD

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

The practice at Gianni & Origoni handles M&A transactions and patent disputes within the healthcare and life sciences industry. Clients include pharmaceutical, healthcare and biotechnology companies. Led by Rosario Zaccà, the firm assisted Novartis with a significant antitrust case. Antonio Lirosi handles the firm's administrative litigation.

Practice head(s):

Rosario Zaccà

Other key lawyers:

Antonio Lirosi; Eva Cruellas Sada


‘Understanding of our business, our risk tolerance and our management team’

‘Rosario Zaccà is an expert in almost everything, very calm, pragmatic and a true ‘deal maker ”

‘Excellent skills in administrative and corporate law, a partner or senior always speaks with the clients, but there are also good associates available for secondment periods, with a certain flexibility in defining agreements in terms of time and presence.’

‘Availability and attention to customer culture and customer compliance systems.’

Industry focus: Retail Tier 3

The team at Gianni & Origoni is experienced in assisting supermarkets and high street clothing retailers with corporate, financing, M&A and real estate deals. Clients include Esselunga, Coin Group and Westfield Milan. Mariasole Conticelli led on a recent deal for Central Retail Corporation which was the largest-ever Thai IPO listing.

Key clients

Central Retail Corporation No

Esselunga S.p.A.

Coin Group

Gruppo Leonardo Caltagirone

Westfield Milan S.p.A.

DIP Capital LLP

G.A.M. S.p.A.

Intellectual property Tier 3

Gianni & Origoni's IP team advises domestic and international clients on the whole range of IP matters, including those with elements of IT and media law. Its work spans a wide range of industries, such as sport, fashion, design, media and entertainment. In addition, the team is knowledgeable about the interface between IP and disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics and autonomous cars. Clients range in size from Italian and overseas-based start-ups to large corporates and well-known tech and media companies. The group is led by Nino Di Bella, who is an expert in trade marks, copyright and advertising. Trade secrets expert Massimo Sterpi is another name to note, as is Vanessa Franchini.

Practice head(s):

Nino Di Bella; Massimo Sterpi

Other key lawyers:

Vanessa Franchini


‘GOP has a very experienced and knowledgeable team. They understand the client’s strategy and adapt to it.’

‘Vanessa Franchini is a sharp lawyer who is a great support to the client. She can be argumentative in court, if the situation requires. She is knowledgeable, quick in responding and has a practical approach.’

‘Vanessa Franchini is a very effective and sincere person, who knows how to argue and who listens more than the competition lawyers, who are firm in their ideas’

Key clients



Sky Italia


Philip Morris


De Agostini

Pernod Ricard

Costa Crociere

Fondazione Modena Arti Visive


TBS Crew S.r.l. (Chiara Ferragni)

The firm: Gianni & Origoni 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 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, Luxembourg, 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 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
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 Paolo Bordi
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 Alessandra Ferroni
Labour Saverio Schiavone
Litigation and arbitration GianBattista Origoni
Litigation and arbitration Paolo Gnignati
Litigation and arbitration Antonio Auricchio
Project finance Ottaviano Sanseverino
Public law and tenders Antonio Lirosi
Public law and tenders Maria Grazia Lanero
Real estate Domenico Tulli
Real estate Davide Braghini
Reorganisation and insolvency Gabriella Covino
Reorganisation and insolvency Luca Jeantet
Tax Fabio Chiarenza
Tax Stefano Grilli
Wealth and trust Cesare Vento
Wealth and trust Claudio Grego
Number of lawyers : 430
at this office : 172
Mandarin Chinese
World Law Group (WLG)
World Services Group (WSG)
Contacts : Francesco Gianni
Managing Partner : Antonio Auricchio
Managing Partner : 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