Gianni & Origoni > Rome, Italy > Firm Profile

Gianni & Origoni
00184 ROME

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 1

The experienced practitioners at Gianni & Origoni routinely handle a wide range of administrative law matters, spanning public procurement, concessions, environmental regulation and financial markets matters. In particular, the team is active in the power and energy, telecoms, television, health and public transport sectors, where it represents leading Italian and international companies before the national administrative courts and the European courts. The department's workload also includes mandates from clients in the oil and gas, chemicals and pharmaceutical sectors. The team is led by Antonio Lirosi, noted for his expertise in concessions of motorways and public utilities, and Giuseppe Velluto, who is regularly instructed by leading domestic and international companies in the development of energy, gas and waste-related projects. Maria Grazia Lanero’s broad practice encompasses real estate, including construction, networks of roads, state property, zoning and building, as well as landscape and environmental protection. Other key contacts include state-owned, motorway, maritime and airport matters expert Stefano Cunico; Fabio Baglivo, who specialises in administrative litigation and routinely appears before the Regional Administrative Courts, State Council and Supreme Court in all areas concerning administrative law; and Marco Martinelli, noted for his focus on tenders for works, supplies and services.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Lirosi; Giuseppe Velluto


‘The strength of the legal team is its expertise in environmental law. Furthermore, the team has demonstrated great experience in managing relations with public administrations and with administrative judges.’

‘A team of very talented people who know the business and the clients’ needs.’

‘Always available, even with short notice, they are particularly strong in litigation and environmental law, in the latter case by representing the clients’ interests in all contexts, including interfacing with public bodies at all levels.’

Key clients

European Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF)

Associazione Nazionale delle Imprese di Pulizia

ASSOGAS – Associazione Italiana Industriali del Gas

Enerqos Energy Solution

Ferrovie dello Stato S.p.A.

Fondazione Cariplo

General Logistics Systems Italy S.p.A.

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

Rekeep S.p.A.

Metropolitan Area of Venice (Città Metropolitana di Venezia)

Novartis International

Società Cattolica di Assicurazione

Takeda Italia

Tim S.p.A.

Total E&P Italia S.p.A.

University of Milan

Esso Italiana S.r.l.

Acciaierie d’Italia S.p.A.

Sarlux S.r.l.


Work highlights

  • Assisted FNM and its subsidiary Ferrovienord in relation to the “hydrogen valleys” projects aiming at implementing integrated projects for the production, storage and distribution of green hydrogen.
  • Assisted several leading Italian companies on golden power issues (state control in regard to foreign direct investment or strategic asset issues).
  • Assisted Esso Italiana in various administrative litigation matters.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 1

Wholeheartedly recommended to anyone seeking top-tier legal counsel in the banking and finance sector', Gianni & Origoni's team is experienced in refinancing, real estate financing, ESG-linked deals, acquisition finance and general corporate operations. The team is jointly headed by financing transaction expert Matteo BragantiniGiuseppe De Simone, who advises private equity funds and companies on domestic and cross-border deals; and corporate and project financing specialist Ottaviano Sanseverino. The team also features Eduardo Fiordiliso, Matteo Gotti, Arrigo Arrigoni, Ilaria Laureti and Piergiorgio Picardi, as well as Claudia Lami and Maria Panetta.

Practice head(s):

Matteo Bragantini; Giuseppe De Simone; Ottaviano Sanseverino


‘Their practice is unique because they know the client’s business and needs.’

‘The team’s strengths are their skills, competence and market knowledge.’

‘Their key capabilities are negotiations and deal finalisation – the best, compared to other firms.’

‘Giuseppe De Simone has very deep legal knowledge and high-level negotiation skills.’

‘Arrigo Arrigoni’s support is outstanding – always able to allocate his outstanding competence even to small deals and matters, understanding immediately their relevance and need to focus.’

‘The team is particularly proactive, and always quick and smart. Always up to date on the market’s needs and anticipates the client’s requests. The borrower-side practice is a trusted partner that delivers results. Wholeheartedly recommended to anyone seeking top-tier legal counsel in the banking and finance sector.’

‘Clients are thoroughly impressed with their expertise and dedication. The team consistently demonstrates a deep understanding of the complexities and nuances of banking and finance matters. They are not only well-versed in the legal intricacies but also possess a keen awareness of the practical implications for clients.

What truly sets Gianni & Origoni apart is the unwavering commitment to client success. They approach each matter with a proactive and solution-oriented mindset, ensuring that their clients’ objectives are not only met but exceeded.

Key clients


Atlantia S.p.A.




Generali Real Estate

Infrastrutture S.p.A.

Ital Gas Storage

Prelios SGR S.p.A.

Salcef Group

Società Autostrade Alto Adriatico

Tages Capital SGR

Terna S.p.A.

Whysol Investments

Work highlights

  • Assisted Tages Capital SGR with the bridge financing and subsequent €1.1bn refinancing for the acquisition (through its investment fund Tages Helios II) of a portfolio of operational solar plants and wind farms.
  • Assisted Società Autostrade Alto Adriatico with the €750m project financing of illion for the extension and modernisation of motorway sections.
  • Assisted Ital Gas Storage with a transaction to amend, increase and restate an approximately €900m financing that was granted in 2016 and subsequently reshaped in 2019 for the development of a 1.3bn cubic metre underground gas storage facility in northern Italy.

Italy > Bologna: leading firms Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni’s Bologna office has an enviable reputation for complex M&A. The team is also routinely mandated for venture capital deals, and is increasingly active in growth areas, such as AI and legaltech. Corporate and commercial law specialist Federico Dettori handles M&A and venture capital work for multinationals and small and medium-sized businesses. Rodrigo Boccioletti provides key support, assisting with due diligence, and M&A and shareholder agreements. Matteo Canonico maintains an active commercial law practice.

Practice head(s):

Federico Dettori

Other key lawyers:


Matteo Canonico combines strong interpersonal skills with high-level professional skills.

Key clients

Artigrafiche Reggiane S.p.A.

Cefla Societa Cooperativa

CEI – Costruzione Emiliana Ingranaggi S.p.a.

G-Factor S.r.l. – Fondazione Golinelli

Gruppo Borghi S.p.a.

Generali Italia S.p.A.

Shunda Italia S.r.l.

Orogel SC

Toyota Material Handling S.r.l.

Sacmi SC

Egosistema S.r.l

Gellify Digital Investment Spa

Gellify S.r.l.

Gellify Group Spa

ICON SRL Unipersonale

Rolland Srl

AZIMUT Libera Impresa Spa

Samet S.R.L

ALPS Blockchain Spa

Pentaferte Italia Srl

Work highlights

  • Assisted Azimut Investments with the capital increase of Alps Blockchain.
  • Assisted Cysero Euveca Fund, Brembo, CDP Venture Capital and EIC Fund on their investment in Agade, a spin-off company of Milan Polytechnic.
  • Assisted infusion medical device companies Pentaferte SAS and Securmed S.p.A. with their sale to Delta Med Group.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The enviable track record of Gianni & Origoni's multidisciplinary corporate M&A practice includes a plethora of listed company deals. Francesco Gianni is a renowned M&A expert; Andrea Aiello's practice includes advising corporations on major acquisitions; Gabriella Covino specialises in private M&A, joint ventures, and corporate and commercial law; and Alfredo D’Aniello is ‘a brilliant lawyer’. The group also includes former CONSOB legal department officer Antonio Segni; London and Rome-based Raimondo Premonte and Donato Romano; M&A, and corporate and commercial law experts Chiara Gianni and Mattia Casarosa, and Alberto Recchia.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Gianni; Alfredo D’Aniello; Antonio Segni

Other key lawyers:

Gianluca Ghersini; Gabriele Ramponi; Andrea Aiello; Gabriella Covino; Raimondo Premonte; Donato Romano; Chiara Gianni; Mattia Casarosa; Alberto Recchia; Caterina Pistocchi


‘The M&A team is probably the best in Italy for reputation and market knowledge.’

‘A great ability to respond in real time to any client’s question and to deliver first-class products. A very well-structured inter-disciplinary team.’

‘The Gianni Origoni team provides extraordinary support during the acquisition of companies in Italy. The team is always available in case issues or questions come up.’

‘Francesco Gianni and Mattia Casarosa are always able to solve clients’ problems in the fastest way.’

‘Mattia Casarosa is involved in every step of the process. He is well informed, professional, and has strong communication skills. Responds in a timely manner, and is able to form a bridge between the buyer and seller (from a cultural, as well as, personal aspect).’

‘Alfredo D’Aniello is a brilliant lawyer, with great negotiation skills and always on top of every matter.’

‘Romano Donato has remarkable experience and knowledge of the M&A market; he is always available (even during weekends and on holidays) to resolve clients’ needs.’

‘Chiara Gianni is very flexible and accommodating to clients’ requests.’

Key clients





Armonia SGR

Assicurazioni Generali

Atlantia S.p.A. (Edizione Holding)


Autogrill S.p.A.

Banca Carige


Cassa Depositi e Prestiti



Daikin Industries

Damac (Roberto Cavalli)


Ergon Capital

Eurospin Italia

Ferrovie dello Stato


Hager Group

Hitachi Ltd


LivaNova PLC

LVMH Fashion Group




Nibe Industrier




Poste Italiane

Reale Compagnia Italiana Srl

Revo S.p.A.


Salcef Group

Sixth Street




Telecom Italia S.p.A.

Tinexta S.p.A.


Trevi Group


Veneta Cucine

Zurich Insurance Company

Work highlights

  • Advised the Ministry of Economy and Finance on the competitive procedure concerning the sale of a controlling stake in ITA Airways.
  • Advised Kering on the acquisition of a 30% stake in Valentino Fashion Group from Mayhoola for Investments LLC, a Qatar-based investment firm.
  • Advised Zurich Insurance Company on the acquisition from Deutsche Bank of its financial advisory business unit.

Italy > EU and competition law Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni continues to secure a stellar reputation in the market, routinely advising clients especially from the banking, insurance, pharmaceutical and luxury sectors on merger notifications, contentious claims, investigation on an alleged abuse of dominance cases, cartel and antitrust infringements, often in litigation before the administrative courts. Here is founder of the competition and regulation department Alberto Pera particularly active, while Piero Fattori heads the antitrust and regulatory department, regularly assisting leading Italian and international companies before the Italian Antitrust Authority and the Administrative Court in proceedings relating to misleading advertising and unfair commercial practices. Antitrust compliance expert Matteo Padellaro primarily works in the energy, pharma and luxury sectors, while Eva Cruellas Sada is recognised for her expertise in cartel proceedings, abuses of dominant position issues, and antitrust infringements; an area in which Andrea Pezza is also active.

Practice head(s):

Piero Fattori


‘GOP Law Firm has always shown its utmost reliability. For the various issues brought to its attention, the most competent specialists in the field are involved from time to time in order to provide the best assistance in the shortest time.’

‘Piero Fattori’s expertise in relevant issues, especially in antitrust matters, but more generally in all matters involving the company in its relationship with various stakeholders, has been amply demonstrated in our long relationship with the firm.’

‘The firm’s professionals are very knowledgeable, flexible and particularly helpful with regard to the client’s needs.’

‘The legal services provided by the firm’s antitrust practice are nothing short of remarkable. The partners are highly competent and very active, always ready and available at short notice. Their accessibility and dedication reflect a level of client service that is hard to find elsewhere.’

‘The team has extensive experience in cross-border antitrust investigations and merger control clearance. It is well-connected and familiar with the Italian authorities, which ensures that they are well-informed of the latest regulatory developments, providing clients with a significant information advantage.’

‘Matteo Padellaro is a stellar professional. He is always responsive and helpful. He is always just a phone call or email away when you need him. I am impressed by his insights and ability to quickly understand complex topics. He has an unparalleled ability to find creative solutions to novel legal problems.’

Key clients




Be Charge

ITA Trasporto Aereo

Haier / Candy Group



Eni / Eni Plenitude






Banca Widiba


HDI Assicurazioni

Prima Assicurazioni

Assicurazioni Generali

Generali Italia

Europ Assistance

Angelini Holding

Leadiant Biosciences

MSD Italia

TIM (Telecom Italia)

Assotelecomunicazioni – Asstel



Moby – CIN

Sintexcal / General Beton

Salvatore Ferragamo



CoReVe – Consorzio Recupero Vetro


Eurospin Italia

Coca Cola


M-Dis / To-Dis (RCS)

Gruppo Pittini


Work highlights

  • Assisted ITA, Italy’s public-owned airline, in the antitrust notification (i) to the European Commission and (ii) to the other relevant competition authorities outside the EU/EEA/EFTA, as well as (iii) in the FDI filing to the Italian Prime Minister’s office, related to the sale to Lufthansa of a stake in the airline.
  • Assisted ENI in the antitrust notification to the European Commission (Case M.10619 – SNAM / ENI / JV related) related to the sale to Snam S.p.A. of a 49.9% stake (directly and indirectly owned) in certain companies operating two groups of international gas pipelines connecting Algeria to Italy. In particular, the perimeter of the transaction includes the onshore gas pipelines running from the Algerian and Tunisian borders to the Tunisian coast (TTPC), and the offshore gas pipelines connecting the Tunisian coast to Italy (TMPC).
  • Assisted Bancomat in the submission of an antitrust complaint before the Italian Competition Authority against Mastercard Europe SA (“Mastercard”) which led to an abuse of dominance investigation (Case A458). The case was closed with commitments by Mastercard aimed at addressing the competitive concerns raised by Bancomat and shared by the ICA; ICA proceedings against Bancomat related to the alleged anticompetitive effects of the proposed replacement of the remuneration system for cash withdrawals at ATMs, from the current Multilateral Interchange Fee (MIF) scheme to a Direct Access Fee (DAF) scheme (Case I849), concluded with a prohibition decision with no fine, an outcome that we are currently challenging in Court.

Italy > Industry focus: Manufacturing Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni fields a multidisciplinary team, with expertise in M&A, litigation, finance, labour, IP, employment, compliance, restructuring and insolvency. The firm draws clients from across industry sectors at the national and international level. Luca Jeantet is noted for his commercial and insolvency advisory work for financial institutions, investors and creditors. Gabriella Covino assists domestic and multinational companies in private M&A and joint ventures. Oliviero Pessi also complements the team with his experience in commercial and corporate law.

Key clients


Calzaturificio Novarese

Cartiere di Guarcino

Egger Holzwerkstoffe GmbH

Paskal Technologies Agricultural

Safilo Group

Sotralu Group

Sugherificio Ganau

Technoprobe S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Technoprobe S.p.A., a leading Italian manufacturer in the design and production of probe cards, in the listing of its ordinary shares on Euronext Milan regulated market, with the simultaneous delisting from the trading on Euronext Growth Milan multilateral trading facility.
  • Assisting Egger Holzwerkstoffe GmbH in the acquisition of a controlling stake in S.A.I.B. S.p.A., one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of wood-based products in Italy.
  • Assisting the Sotralu Group, one of the leading manufacturers of accessories for aluminium doors and windows, in the acquisition of FR Accessories in Italy.

Italy > Industry focus: TMT Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni’s team maintains a stellar reputation in the market for its expertise in cybersecurity law, where Stefano Mele routinely assists both domestic and international clients on complex contentious and transactional matters in the fields of new technologies, cybersecurity, national security, privacy, and in crisis management following cyber attacks. Other core workflows of the practice, led by the Rome-based Massimo Sterpi, include advising media service providers, content providers, network operators and ISPs on copyright, privacy, antitrust and regulatory matters. The team also includes copyright and information technology expert Luca Rinaldi, whose broad practice notably focuses on media and entertainment, in particular on the acquisition and distribution of television rights, film and TV movies production and co-production.

Practice head(s):

Massimo Sterpi

Other key lawyers:


‘Gianni & Origoni’s team has the unique ability to offer both legal and technical advice. In particular, it is able to understand the technical specificities of the issues presented and find innovative solutions that manage to combine legal and technical aspects.’

‘The team assisted the company in resolving complex legal issues closely related to our new disruptive technologies. The team is distinguished from any other in the market by its interdisciplinarity, speed and expertise. Moreover, a great peculiarity is the ability to provide solutions that are legally sound and at the same time business-oriented. In particular, the legal solutions provided brought maximum strategic value, reaching a level of integration and technological sophistication never seen before in the corporate sector.’

‘We had the opportunity to work with Stefano Mele, and we really appreciated the punctuality, speed and competence of the team, which has deep experience in all regulatory aspects, both at national and EU level, and is able to find innovative solutions that allow us to offer our services with disruptive technologies and in compliance with all regulations.’

‘This practice has demonstrated legal competence. At the same time, it is quite rare to find legal professionals who can nimbly master technical issues. We were therefore fully satisfied with their advice and their ability to discuss and relate to clients as well.’

‘We felt confident enough with the team to entrust them with discussions with our counterparties and, most importantly, we were fully satisfied with the outcome of the negotiations.’

‘Stefano Mele is the team leader and works with promising partners at his side. Stefano is helpful and always punctual, and it is easy to see that he has been working in this field for a long time. The team members are always reliable, and I never had the feeling that working with them did not result in the best possible service. Above all, if I had to pick one of their skills, I would say that the team’s strength is their ability to deal with issues in a timely, competent and business-oriented manner.’

Key clients


Kellify S.p.A.



Analytics Network s.r.l

Auditel S.pA.

De Agostini

eBay Gmbh

European Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF)

Gellify Digital Investment Srl

Poste Mobile


Sky Group

Telecom Italia S.p.A (TIM S.p.A.)


Zucchetti Informatica


Change Foods Inc.

Mediaproduccion S.L.U.

Atresmedia Corporaciòn de Medios de Comunicaciòn S.A.

Vancouver Media S.L.

Banijay Rights Ltd

Fondazione Modena Arti Visive

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.

Bo.Ma. S.r.l.

3B S.p.A.

Azimut Libera Impresa Sgr Spa


Work highlights

  • Assisted Change Foods Inc. in the establishment and operations of its Italian subsidiary, Change Biotech, as an Innovative Start-Up according to the Italian legislation.
  • Assisted ENAV in the procurement process management to ensure compliance with the National Cybersecurity Perimeter Law and the recent amendments to the Codice degli Appalti concerning cybersecurity-related matters in the procurement process.
  • Assisted Azimut in relation to a €40m club deal investment in Alps Blockchain, an Italian company providing research and development in blockchain technology and mining.

Italy > Padua: leading firms Tier 1

Led by Paolo Brugnera, the Padua office of Gianni & Origoni is well known for assisting clients with M&A deals, restructuring and insolvency matters, and labour and public law issues, and is equally strong in litigation. Brugnera is well known for his strength in advising on corporate finance, private equity transactions, M&A and joint ventures. Paolo Gnignati's workload includes restructurings and bankruptcy matters.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Brugnera

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is extremely competent, with a strong customer focus, and dedicated partners.’

‘In negotiations with third parties, they always maintain a correct approach aimed at resolving the problem rather than conflict. They are always ready to propose concrete solutions.’

‘Paolo Brugnera has a strong focus on our needs and in particular devotes time to responding to our requests. The qualities we have detected are: competence, ability to relate to counterparties, proactiveness, efficiency and compliance with times and deadlines.’

Key clients

Generali Italia S.p.A.

Banca 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.

Cherry Bank

Mediocredito Italiano S.p.A.

Pittarosso S.p.A.

Alberta Pacific Furniture S.p.A.


Dolomiti Energia S.p.A.

Vega Carburanti s.p.a.

Rubix S.p.A.

Luigi Rossi Luciani S.a.p.A.

Biogas Refinery Development S.r.l.

Femogas S.p.A.

Voestalpine Bohler Welding Group Gmbh

Rizzani De Eccher S.p.A.

Dainese S.p.A.

Sinergas S.p.A.

Alto Trevigiano Servizi S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Compagnia Siderurgica Italiana on the acquisition of Steelag and its two subsidiaries in the Czech Republic.
  • Assisted Italian NPL Opportunities Fund II and Banca Finint with the acquisition of a Deutsche Bank Mutui mixed non-performing loans portfolio, worth approximately €296.5 million.
  • Advising a consortium of Italian investors led by Banca Finint on the acquisition of an Italian business unit of Belgian company Ideal Standard.

Italy > Private equity Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni‘s team is particularly involved in matters involving the retail, insurance, infrastructure, health, Pharma, fintech, and fashion and luxury sectors. The group is jointly led by renowned M&A practitioner Francesco Gianni; private equity, LBO and venture capital expert Stefano Bucci; Gianluca Ghersini, who focuses on private equity work; and ‘seasoned M&A lawyerRaimondo Premonte. The department also showcases Gabriele Ramponi, an adviser to private equity funds on investments and divestments; and Aldo Turella, who focuses his practice on M&A, venture capital, private equity, and corporate and commercial law.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Gianni; Stefano Bucci; Gianluca Ghersini; Raimondo Premonte


‘What makes Gianni & Origoni so special is the experience and network of the partners. Having managed many different situations in the past, they always have the right solution for delicate situations.’

‘The team is very experienced and responsive.’

‘The individuals, and specifically the partners, are very involved and effective in negotiations.’

‘The firm is unique because of its outstanding team, which combines legal knowledge with in-depth understanding of the private equity markets.’

‘Clients particularly value their aptitude for coming up with unique solutions, as well as their inventiveness and problem-solving abilities.’

‘They provide great outcomes in the challenging area of private equity law, thanks to their innovative mindset and adaptability.’

‘Stefano Bucci is one of the best lawyers around, while Raimondo Premonte is a very strong and seasoned M&A lawyer.’

‘Gianluca Ghersini and Gabriele Ramponi are the two lawyers to call first when clients need a corporate lawyer – always available to discuss and address difficult topics, finding good compromises to resolve difficult situations.’

Key clients

Albourne Partners Ltd


Ambienta SGR

Antin Infrastructure Partners

Atlas SGR

Seven2 (formerly Apax Partners)

Apeiron Management

Ardian Buy Out

Ardian Expansion

Argo Partners

Armònia SGR

Arsenal Capital Management LP

Bain Capital



BlueGem Capital Partners


Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Chequers Capital

CDP Equity S.p.A.

CDP Venture

Cinven Partners LP

DeA Capital Alternative Funds SGR

EOS Investment

EQT Partners

Ergon Capital Partners

Fideuram SGR

F2i SGR S.p.A.


Fondo Italiano d’investimento

Global Infrastructure Partners

G Square Healthcare Private Equity LLP

Goldman Sachs

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert


InfraVia Capital Partners

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

ICG Intermediate Capital Group

Lion Capital

Neuberger Berman

Peninsula Capital

Riello Investments SGR

Russell Investments

Sixth Street

Thoma Bravo

Three Hills Capital Partners


Value Italy

Work highlights

  • Advised Fondo Italiano d’investimento, VAM Investments and Italmobiliare on the sale of a majority stake in Gruppo Florence to Permira.
  • Assisted F2i with the sale of a 78.4% stake in Irideos to Asterion Industrial Partners.
  • Advised Ardian France on the acquisition of Nutraskills.

Italy > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni leverages its global and local presence to assist clients across multiple industries. Domenico Tulli, who is involved in major Rome developments across several sectors, co-heads the real estate department alongside Davide Braghini, an M&A specialist focusing on real estate, and Filippo Cecchetti, who assists leading domestic and international clients in major real estate transactions. Cecchetti joined the practice from DLA Piper in September 2022. Giulia Minetti Floccari, a noted member of the practice, focuses on acquisitions and disposals of real estate portfolios as well as real estate contracts. In January 2023, Andrea Marani left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Domenico Tulli; Davide Braghini; Filippo Cecchetti

Other key lawyers:


‘Gianni & Origoni is seen as a model of excellence by any player in the market. They demonstrate deep understanding of the client’s business and aspirations.’

‘Filippo Cecchetti is an outstanding lawyer with top academic preparation and a commercial eye to provide the best advice to the client.’

‘The real estate team has sound knowledge of the matter.’

‘Filippo Cecchetti and his team have represented the best add-on they could.’

‘A very well prepared team and always very responsive and able to successfully support the business.’

‘They are very proactive and they master wide areas of expertise which renders their support particularly valuable also in complicated transactions that may involve many different issues.’

Key clients

Ariadne SICAF SpA

Arsenale S.p.A.

Amundi SGR

Blue Sgr

Castello SGR S.p.A.

CBE Capital

Coima SGR S.p.A.

Cromwell Property Group

Dea Capital RE SGR S.p.A.


Generali Real Estate SGR S.p.A.


HIG Capital

Hines Italy RE

Invel Real Estate


Lefay Resorts & Residences

Numeria SGR S.p.A.

PATRIZIA Alternative Investment

Yellow Tree Capital

Prelios SGR S.p.A.

San Domenico Hotels

Savills SGR

Sixth Street Capital Partners

Fabrica Immobiliare SGR

White City

Garofalo Health Care

Work highlights

  • Assisted Evergreen in connection with the voluntary public takeover and exchange offer for all ordinary shares of Coima Res.
  • Assisted DEA Capital and Tristan Capital Partners with respect to the sale, to Fort Partners, of Palazzo Marini 3-4 in Rome.
  • Assisted Whitecity Group, Isrotel and Phoenix Investments in their agreement for the acquisition of two adjacent palaces in the centre of Rome with a view to redeveloping the properties.

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni is well equipped to assist clients with in-court and out-of-court transactions and proceedings, including complex restructurings. The firm draws expertise from its multidisciplinary practice to cover any issue that may arise in the course of a deal, whether related to M&A, finance, litigation, labour or real estate. The restructuring department is led by Gabriella Covino, whose practice covers private M&A and joint ventures, and Luca Jeantet, who regularly advises financial institutions on restructuring and turnaround matters. Antonio Auricchio is a noted member of the department and specialises in litigation and arbitration alongside bankruptcy law.

Practice head(s):

Gabriella Covino; Luca Jeantet

Other key lawyers:


‘This practice excels in complex litigation, often achieving favourable outcomes that are unparalleled in the industry.’

‘Super flexible and client oriented.’

‘Able to apply the law to a commercial situation.’

‘The insolvency and restructuring team work well together and language is not an issue.’

‘The practice, co-headed by Antonio Auricchio, is truly unique in its multifaceted strengths and innovative approach. What sets this team apart is its unwavering commitment to excellence and its deep understanding of the intricacies of the law.’

‘The lawyers in this practice, including Antonio Auricchio, are exceptional in many ways. They stand out due to their extensive legal knowledge, unmatched dedication to their clients, and a deep sense of ethics.’

 ‘Antonio Auricchio is renowned for his strategic thinking and ability to navigate even the most complex legal challenges. His commitment to excellence and client satisfaction is unparalleled.’

Key clients

Alberta Pacific Furniture

Alpitel S.p.A.

Bricofer Group S.p.A.

CA.DIS S.r.l.


Concord Resources Limited

Dada Holding LLC

Fininven S.r.l.

Greybull Capital LLP

Immobiliare 211 S.r.l.

Kairos s.r.l.



CIN S.p.A.

Conbipel S.p.A.

Fidia S.p.A.

Gruppo PSC S.p.A.

Ingegneria Italia S.p.A.

Moby S.p.A.

Pittarosso S.p.A.

Star 7

Stellantis N.V.

Sugherificio Ganau


Worldwide Hotel Link S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Moby Group in the legal, restructuring and contractual aspects relating to the composition with creditors proceedings approved by the Court of Milan.
  • Assisted Immobiliare 211 in a debt restructuring transaction under the new negotiated settlement procedure introduced by Decree Law No. 118/2021.
  • Assisted Cerberus in all negotiations and legal actions against SACO (now declared bankrupt) and Fondo Orizzonte for the recovery of the receivables, and in assessing the potential for submitting a bankruptcy buy-out proposal.

Italy > Turin: leading firms Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni's Turin office is well known for housing a team with established expertise in corporate law and M&A matters. The group routinely assists clients with insolvency matters, complex transactions, restructurings and litigation. Practice head Luca Jeantet is regularly instructed by companies, investors, and creditors in debt restructuring matters, which are also a key area of strength for Riccardo SiritoPaola Vallino advises on bankruptcy issues.

Practice head(s):

Luca Jeantet

Other key lawyers:


‘Strong reliability with all parties involved in the arrangement procedure. Unique position.’

‘Lawyer Luca Jeantet is the industry leader in Italy. He is able to handle all the issues we faced during the arrangement procedure.’

‘Knowledge, flexibility, and ability to agree on the proposed solutions.’

Key clients

Astaldi S.p.A.


Bricofer Group S.p.A.

CA.DIS S.r.l.


Inca Cosmetici S.p.A.

D’Amante S.p.A.

Martor S.p.A.

Greybull Capital LLP

Immobiliare 211 S.r.l.

Kairos s.r.l.


Fintyre S.p.A.

CIN S.p.A.

Conbipel S.p.A. under extraordinary administration

Tyre Retail S.p.A.

Ingegneria Italia S.p.A. under extraordinary administration

Moby S.p.A.

Cerberus (Santarelli’s bankruptcy)

Sugherificio Ganau


Worldwide Hotel Link S.r.l.

Italy > Industry focus: Food Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni assists major food and beverage companies all along the industy's supply chain on matters ranging from IP disputes to regulatory or consumer goods issues.

Italy > Industry focus: Luxury goods Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni is well-accustomed to the corporate and M&A activities of its clients spanning the automotive, fashion and the fragrance industries.

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni's team advises on the distribution of banking, financial and insurance products. It is also experienced in compliance, AML and market abuse. Emanuele Grippostands out as a particularly competent and business-oriented professional'; Paolo Bordi advises on the regulatory issues surrounding banking, finance, investment services, insurance and asset management; and Marco Zaccagnini is the principal figure in London. The practice further includes Raffaele Sansone, who specialises in financial markets, insurance and corporate finance; and financial regulatory law expert Claudia Colomba, a December 2023 recruit from Hogan Lovells International LLP.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Bordi; Emanuele Grippo; Marco Zaccagnini

Other key lawyers:


‘Gianni & Origoni is a leading law firm, with its main strengths being its lawyers – highly professional, always available to help, client oriented, and solutions-focused.

‘All the Gianni & Origoni lawyers are very professional and helpful.’

‘In-depth knowledge of the Italian regulatory framework and understanding of wholesale banking operations.’

‘Not only does this practice have a deep understanding of key banking and finance regulatory issues, but they are extremely effective in supporting clients when incorporating the issues into each specific business model.’

‘They invest the time and resources in anticipating future trends, with a particularly competitive edge in fintech and new digital solutions.’

‘The partners are outstanding in terms of knowledge and experience. They know and understand the clients’ business models, and are able to customise their professional support in such a way that makes a difference.’

‘Emanuele Grippo is recommended for his professionalism and high-quality advice, as well as his availability and solutions-oriented mindset.’

‘Emanuele Grippo stands out as a particularly competent and business-oriented professional, who is able to devise innovative solutions for complex issues.’

Key clients

Advance SIM

Agos Ducato S.p.A.

Allianz Bank Financial Advisors S.p.A.

Arrow Global Group

Banca Generali

Banco Santander, S.A. Milan

Banque J. Safra Sarasin

Barclays Bank PLC


Candriam Investors Group

Capital International Limited

Cassa di Sovvenzioni e Risparmio fra il Personale della Banca d’Italia S.c.r.l.

Cerved Master Services S.p.A.

Cirdan Capital Management Ltd.

Credit Suisse

DeA Capital S.p.A.

Deutsche Bank

Eurizon Capital Real Asset SGR

Euroclear S.A./N.V.

Euronext SA

Fideuram S.p.A.

FinecoBank S.p.A.

GAM (Italia) SGR S.p.A.

Goldman Sachs

Grosvenor Capital Management

Itas Mutua

Lombard Odier

Macquarie Bank Limited

Neuberger Berman

Pirelli & C. S.p.A.


Santander Consumer Bank S.p.A.

Treezor (Société Générale Group)

UniCredit S.p.A.

Wilmington Trust

Zetland Capital Partners LLP

Zurich Italy Bank S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Zurich Group with the setting-up of Zurich Italy Bank.
  • Assisted Treezor with the analysis of several technical, regulatory and security matters relating to its ongoing operational activities.
  • Provides ongoing assistance to BBPLC with respect to its Italian operations, following the UK’s withdrawal process from the EU (Brexit).

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 2

The team at Gianni & Origoni brings expertise to project finance, refinancings, real estate finance acquisition financings, ESG-linked deals and general corporate matters. The banking and finance group is jointly led by Matteo Bragantini and Giuseppe De Simone, who both oversee complex, cross-border transactions. Ottaviano Sanseverino, who draws on over 20 years of experience handling matters in the energy and infrastructure sectors, heads up the project finance department. Other key figures include energy, infrastructure and TMT expert Arrigo ArrigoniEduardo Fiordiliso and Matteo Gotti, who are both specialists in structured finance; and Ilaria Laureti, who manages leveraged buyouts and public tenders; and Piergiorgio Picardi. Key support is provided by counsels Maria Panetta and Claudia Lami.

Practice head(s):

Matteo Bragantini; Giuseppe De Simone; Ottaviano Sanseverino


‘Its energy and infrastructure team is unique in Italy, since they cover every single aspect that is relevant for projects – from regulatory and tax to M&A and financing.’

‘The deal team is composed of both young and very senior team members, which makes it such a good fit for clients.’

‘One of the very best firms in the Italian market for project finance deals.’

‘Very efficient, very effective, reasonable and pragmatic in the search for solutions. Good level of availability of partners.’

‘Very knowledgeable team that pays attention to the quality of the support it gives to clients and with respect for deadlines.’

‘Arrigo Arrigoni is a very confident and prepared lawyer. He wants to make things happen and is able to communicate well with different stakeholders at various seniority levels.’

‘Arrigo Arrigoni stands out not only for his impressive knowledge but also for his commercial skills and ability to explain in a clear and simple manner. He is proactive and exceeds expectations in terms of delivery times. The quality of his work is stellar.’

Key clients


Intesa Sanpaolo

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A

EIB (European Investment Bank)

BNP Paribas S.A.

Crédit Agricole Group (CIB)



Cassa depositi e prestiti

Nord/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank

Société Générale

Banco Santander S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Cassa Depositi e Prestiti on the drafting and signing of an agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, aimed at financing investment programmes in the agri-food and agri-energy sectors.
  • Advised a pool of lending banks (Unicredit, Intesa Sanpaolo, Banco BPM – CIB, BNP Paribas and Crédit Agricole CIB and Sace) on a revolving loan agreement for €1.8bn, granted to Snam (as parent company beneficiary), Stoccaggi Gas Italia and Snam Rete Gas.
  • Assisted the lenders with a €1.4bn bank loan granted to Alperia.

Italy > Capital markets: Debt Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni brings strength to advising underwriters and issuers on the issue of bonds and other debt instruments. The team also assists clients with the structuring, restructuring and unwinding of securitisation and structured finance transactions. Richard Hamilton advises issuers, banks and private equity funds on securities offerings, including MTN programmes and bond issues. Other key figures include Giuseppe De Simone, who counsels on structured finance and NPL deals; and structured finance and securitisation expert Domenico Gentile. Hired in September 2023 from Chiomenti, Alessio Palumbo is experienced in transfers of receivables and securitisation transactions.


‘The practice stands out due to its exceptional team, combining legal expertise with in-depth knowledge of private debt markets.’

‘Its innovation-driven approach and adaptability create a unique client experience, delivering outstanding results in the complex field of private debt law.’

‘ A team of highly skilled professionals with interdisciplinary experience. What makes them different from other legal firms is the quality collaboration with the client and within the team.’

‘Very supportive and helpful in supporting new deals.’

‘Elena Cirillo is a prominent member of the practice, who distinguishes herself through her extensive expertise in matters involving Italian and European debt and regulatory compliance.’

Key clients

Azimut Investments SA


Banca Akros S.p.A.

Banca Popolare di Fondi Società Cooperativa S.p.A.

Barclays Bank Ireland PLC

BNP Paribas

Carraro S.p.A.

Cassa Centrale Banca – Credito Cooperativo Italiano S.p.A.

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Deutsche Bank

Equita SIM S.p.A.

Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR S.p.A., gestore del Fondo Italiano Consolidamento e Crescita

Goldman Sachs International

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

Investcorp Securities Limited

J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd

My Credit S.p.A.

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

Moby S.p.A.

Morgan Stanley

Poste Italiane S.p.A.

TPG Sixth Street Partners

UniCredit S.p.A.

Zetland Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Assisted Poste Italiane (as issuer) with the 2022-2023 annual update of its EMTN programme.
  • Advising IMI-Intesa Sanpaolo, Mediobanca and (other dealers) on the re-establishment by Alperia of its EMTN programme.
  • Assisted Moby S.p.A. and Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione S.p.A with the calling of a meeting for the holders of €300m 7.75% senior secured notes due 2023.

Italy > Capital markets: Equity Tier 2

Acting for issuers, selling shareholders and underwriters, Gianni & Origoni's ECM team regularly advises on initial and secondary public offerings of equity securities. Other key areas are rights issues and listing procedures. Paolo Bordi and Emanuele Grippo co-head the practice, which includes renowned capital markets specialist Antonio Segni; Alessandro Merenda, who brings strength to structuring and negotiating reserved alternative investment funds; and financial instrument offering and IPO expert Mariasole Conticelli. Other key figures include Lidia Caldarola, who draws on over 20 years of experience in the practice space; counsels Francesca Romana Stefanelli and Andrea Bazuro; and managing associate Giacomo Bizzozero.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Bordi; Emanuele Grippo


‘Excellent preparation and ability to anticipate and solve problems. Always on time.’

‘Able to provide smart solutions with a hands-on approach.’

‘Fees are fair and aligned to the quality of the legal services provided. It is worth mentioning the availability of the entire team, as well as the operational approach of the partners who are directly involved in providing assistance to clients.’

‘Alessandro Merenda is best ECM lawyer around.’

‘Alessandro Merenda adopts a hands-on approach to proposing solutions by considering, at the same time, all legal and regulatory aspects. He is able to make clients feel safe in relation to capital markets work.’

Lidia Caldarola is a fantastic professional whose assistance is impeccable.’

Key clients


BNP Paribas

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Deutsche Bank

Ferretti S.p.A.

European Investment Bank

Goldman Sachs International

Italian Government / Ministry of Economy and Finance

J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd

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

Morgan Stanley

Poste Italiane S.p.A.

Salcef Group S.p.A.

Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.

Technoprobe S.p.A.

Tinexta S.p.A.

UniCredit S.p.A.

Zetland Capital Partners

Carraro S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Ferretti with the listing of its ordinary shares on Euronext Milan.
  • Assisted Technoprobe with a translisting on Euronext.
  • Assisted with the voluntary tender offer and exchange offer launched by Evergreen for the purchase of the entire share capital of COIMA RES SIIQ.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni's multidisciplinary team handles data protection and cybersecurity issues across multiple jurisdictions. The group’s expertise covers data protection and privacy agreements, data-related compliance systems and assists companies during data protection audits. It also acts for clients facing enforcement sanctions from the Italian Data Protection Authority. The principal figures are data protection specialist Daniele VecchiStefano Mele, who handles privacy and cybersecurity matters; and Melissa Marchese, who advises Italian and multinational companies on data protection management.

Practice head(s):

Daniele Vecchi; Melissa Marchese; Stefano Mele

Other key lawyers:

Francesco Cerciello; Flavia Bavetta; Tommaso Chiericati Salvioni


‘Gianni & Origoni’s cybersecurity and privacy team has the uniqueness of offering advice that covers both legal and technical aspects. It understands the technical specifics of the issues presented, and finds innovative solutions that manage to combine legal and technical features.

The team differs from any other in the market because of its multidisciplinary approach, speed and expertise.

A great peculiarity of the team is its ability to provide legally valid solutions that are, at the same time, business oriented.

The legal solutions provided by the team result in the highest strategic value achieved.

Clients greatly appreciate the punctuality, speed and competence of each of the team’s professionals.

‘When clients need all-encompassing advice on data protection matters, Gianni & Origoni is the place to go.

‘Stefano Mele is probably one of the few leading lawyers who can rightfully say to have been assisting clients with data protection for the past 20 years.

Key clients

Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI)

Arqit Quantum Inc

InfoCert S.p.A.

Open Fiber S.p.A.

Lindt & Sprüngli SpA

Lindt & Sprüngli SA

Porsche Italia SpA

Eni SpA

Agos SpA

Costa Crociere SpA (Carnival Group)

Takeda Italia SpA

Techint SpA

Steelco SpA


Alitalia – Società Aerea Italiana SpA

Memento Labs Srl

Missoni SpA

Accelleron Industries

Work highlights

  • Assisted Porsche Italy with the implementation of an innovative project aimed at focusing on consumer experiences.
  • Assisted Associazione Bancaria Italiana with developing a new strategic approach to the protection and processing of personal data.
  • Assisted the Comunità di Sant’Egidio with negotiating and finalising a data protection agreement for the implementation of a programme to help elderly and vulnerable people.

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni acts for significant domestic and international clients in litigation, arbitration and mediation concerning a broad range of matters, including corporate, insolvency and white-collar criminal law issues. Antonio Auricchio is a co-head of the practice and specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration. He leads alongside Paolo Gnignati, a senior litigator and corporate restructuring lawyer. GianBattista Origoni is a noted litigator and arbitrator before higher courts and international arbitrations. Maristella Boellis and Luigi Romanzi were promoted to partner in 2023.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Auricchio; Paolo Gnignati

Other key lawyers:


‘The firm has very strong competences in various fields and topics.’

‘It shows a great ability to work as a team.’

Key clients

Enel S.p.A.

Wind Tre S.p.A.

Intesa Sanpaolo

Hitachi Ltd.

LivaNova PLC

Telecom Italia S.p.A.

ENI S.p.A.

CDP Immobiliare S.r.l.

Generali Italia S.p.A.

Banca Finanziaria Internazionale S.p.A.

Esso Italiana

BNP Paribas


Banca Carige

Cherry Bank

Work highlights

  • Assisting LivaNova in a case focused on the unprecedented issue of liability deriving from a demerger, and also on “group liability” in connection with environmental damage.
  • Assisting Banca Carige S.p.A. in the precautionary appeal filed by Malacalza Investimenti srl, a minority shareholder of Banca Carige spa, requesting that BPER be prevented from exercising its right to purchase the residual ordinary shares issued by Carige following the attainment of the threshold of 95% of Carige’s ordinary share capital, pursuant to Article 111 of the TUF.
  • Assisting Acqualatina S.p.A. in a recovery class action brought by a committee representing over 620,000 of Acqualatina’s customers.

Italy > Employment Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni represents multinational and domestic clients across industries and sectors. The firm assists with industrial relations, litigation, regulation and compliance, M&A-related employment issues and restructuring matters. The firm maintains offices across jurisdictions enhancing its assistance on cross-border matters. Alessandra Ferroni, an expert in industrial relations and top management matters, and Saverio Schiavone, an expert in restructuring processes and HR management, lead the practice team. Matteo Fusillo left the firm in early 2024.

Practice head(s):

Alessandra Ferroni; Saverio Schiavone


‘Raffaella Betti is amazing. She is so knowledgeable. ’

‘One of the best employment law team in Italy: innovative, very competent and high quality standards in the documentation produced.’

‘Emanuele Panattoni and his team are very solid from a technical point of view and very smart in rapidly finding effective solutions, able to satisfy the customer’s needs.’

‘This team is extremely knowledgeable and responsive.’

‘Raffaella Betti is a beacon of Italian labour and employment law and one of the most consistent and reliable Italian lawyers.’

‘Emanuele Panattoni analyses issues from a broad point of view and is able to provide solutions that are the most effective.’

‘Saverio Schiavone has a very broad understanding and knowledge of the employment coupled with a very deep know-how in other technical fields as well as an extremely good business sense and a refined comprehension of corporate dynamics.’

Key clients



Aurora Recovery Capital




Arvedi Group







Docebo Inc.

Dover Corporation

EniProgetti – ENI SpA


Federazione Italiana Tennis



Hitachi Industrial Engineering


Lear Corporation

Lindt & Sprungli


Mizuho Bank





Santander Consumer Bank

Takeda Italia

Tamoil Italia S.p.A.

Vueling Airlines

Yamaha Motor Europe NV

Mercedes Benz

Proxima Informatica


Openjobmetis S.p.a.

Bottega Veneta


Audemars Piguet

Nomad Foods – Findus




Louis Berger

Work highlights

  • Reviewed and validated the contractual and procedural aspects as well as the delegation of powers within the HSE compliance and management system adopted by ENI, the global oil and gas supermajor, in Italy and in 14 jurisdictions with a view to subsequently applying the same organizational and compliance model to all existing subsidiaries.
  • Assisted Crionet, the local consultants specialized in developing and maintaining software platforms, in relation to the sale of a majority stake to White Bridge Investments S.p.A., the Italy based private equity and venture capital firm.
  • Assisted Star7 in the corporate lease agreements with Consulting Automotive Aerospace Railway (CAAR), including project contracts for large customers in the Automotive, Defence, and Agriculture sectors, and the employment contracts of approximately 320 employees.

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 2

The specialised team at Gianni & Origoni is routinely entrusted by clients for its expertise in the energy sector, covering M&A, project finance, litigation, regulatory, environment and administrative law. Head of the practice Ottaviano Sanseverino is recognised for his knowledge of regulatory matters, development and financing of projects, as well as the import of gas and electricity; he also advises foreign and domestic clients on investments in the utilities sector. Giuseppe Velluto and Guido Reggiani routinely assist in the development of projects in the energy, gas, waste and water sectors. Administrative and environmental law expert Maria Loizzi is noted for her expertise in the field of conventional and renewable sources. Francesco Puntillo is now head of legal, corporate, regulatory and antitrust affairs at Enel Group.

Practice head(s):

Ottaviano Sanseverino Vimercati


‘Very practical approach, problem-solving attitude, in-depth knowledge of the market and of its most recent developments.’

‘A very professional and high-quality firm. In addition to the high skills of the professionals I have worked with, I particularly enjoyed their capacity to solve any problems, as well as the strong network they can count on.’

‘Giuseppe Velluto is one of the most skilled professionals I have ever met. He has strong skills, a problem-solving attitude, and important soft skills that he is able to reflect in his team, which is united and compact, always ready to solve any urgency and client’s request.’

‘Gianni & Origoni has an unrivalled breadth of expertise to respond to any challenge an investor may face on the Italian market. Their approach is pragmatic and business-oriented.’

‘Ottaviano Sanseverino is very experienced.’

Key clients

Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (Europe) Limited



Terra Firma Capital Partners Limited


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.


Ellomay Capital

Enel X

Infrastrutture S.p.A.

Qualitas Energy

Vei Green





Interconnector Energy Italia



Green Investment Group (Macquarie)

Green Arrow Capital

Canadian Solar


Gruppo Marcegaglia

PLT Energia


Davidson Kemper


Enfinity Global

Work highlights

  • Assisted Tages Capital SGR in the bridge financing and the following refinancing related to the acquisition, through its investment fund Tages Helios II, of a portfolio of operational solar plants and windfarms.
  • Assisted Eni in the sale to Snam of a 49.9% stake (directly and indirectly owned) in certain companies operating two groups of international gas pipelines connecting Algeria to Italy.
  • Assisted Bayerische Landesbank, Santander and Nomura Bank France in the structuring, drafting and negotiation of €142m in long-term and VAT financing for the construction of three utility-scale photovoltaic plants.

Italy > Intellectual property Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni’s team of IP specialists is a go-to choice for an array of domestic and international clients from the art, luxury and fashion, food and beverage, as well as media, sports, and telecoms sectors seeking advice on trade secrets and patent infringements, copyright protection and unfair competition. Clients also seek advice on brand protection strategies, a field in which Vanessa Franchini is particularly well versed. The team is led by art law expert Massimo Sterpi, who focuses on complex, often cross-border litigation cases, and also handles legal issues related to AI and blockchain, while Nino Di Bella specialises in software-related matters, internet and new technologies. Other key contacts include life sciences expert Francesca Fosson and Raffaello Stefano De Marco, who concentrates his practice on trademark and copyright infringement, misleading advertising and domain name disputes.

Practice head(s):

Massimo Sterpi


‘The team is very responsive and provides clear and practical advice.’

‘Having a team like that of Gianni & Origoni that specialises in all forms of Intellectual Property (IP) law—be it patents, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secrets—is crucial. This is a firm with strong international connections and partnerships that can help us protect our IP assets globally.’

‘The lawyers offer a comprehensive service spanning filing patent and litigating infringements, thus providing us with a holistic support in all our IP needs. A strong history of successful cases and transactions also demonstrates their expertise and effectiveness.’

Key clients

LR Trust

Richard Serra

Salvatore Ferragamo

Ferrari Spa

Bottega Veneta


Poste Italiane S.p.A.

Esselunga S.p.A.


Ideal Standard International NV

Entertainment One Ltd.



Ferretti Yachts Group



Professional Football League Serie A (Italian Football League)

Gordon Matthew Sumner (“Sting”)

Philip Morris

Roberto Cavalli

Sky Italia

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

TIM S.p.A.


Wind Three


Ravensburger GmbH

Atypical Partner Ltd


Work highlights

  • Assisted TIM in the drafting and negotiation of an agreement for the distribution of the audiovisual rights concerning Serie A football matches.
  • Assisted bdtronic GmbH and bdtronic Italia in both preliminary proceedings and proceedings on the merits before the Milan Court concerning trade secret and patent infringement in the field of impregnation machines.
  • Assisted Ravensburger in litigation pending before the Court of Milan regarding the copyright protection of the board game “Reazione a catena”.

Italy > Investment funds Tier 2

The investment fund division of Gianni & Origoni‘s financial market regulation department advises on a range of asset management work, particularly the establishment of investment funds. Examples include open and closed-ended funds, UCITS, SICAF, and SICAVs. The team is jointly led by Luxembourg desk head Emanuele Grippo, who advises on investment services, asset management, pension funds, securities regulation, and structured finance; real estate expert Davide Braghini; and financial markets, corporate finance and equity capital markets specialist Paolo Bordi. Promoted to partner during 2022, Raffaele Sansone 'stands out for his client-oriented attitude'.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Bordi; Emanuele Grippo; Davide Braghini

Other key lawyers:


Great competence, support and presence.

A tight-knit team with broad experience in a wide range of topics.

Deep understanding of the relevant markets and knowledge of the banking and asset management sector – genuine client-oriented focus and availability are the key qualities.

Emanuele Grippo has deep knowledge of the legal framework and the Regulator’s approach.

Emanuele Grippo is always available when needed.

Emanuele Grippo is a problem solver. Excellent knowledge of technical aspects.’

‘Emanuele Grippo works with clients as a partner and has strong negotiation skills. He has the great ability to make everyone comfortable.

Raffaele Sansone is very talented and fully oriented towards finding the most suitable solution. Always available, tries to make things easier, and really stands out for his client-oriented attitude.

Key clients



Arcadia SGR S.p.A.

Armònia SGR S.p.A.

Azimut Libera Impresa SGR S.p.A.


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

Coima SGR

Fideuram Investimenti SGR S.p.A.

Fineco Asset Manager

GAM (Italia) SGR S.p.A.

Goldman Sachs Asset Manager

Green Arrow (ex Quadrivio)

Innogest SGR

Nb Aurora

Neuberger Berman

Partners Group Limited


Riello Investimenti SGR

Robeco Asset Manager


Tikehau Capital

UTI Asset Management

Lumen Ventures

Levante Capital

Deutsche Bank

Banca Generali

Euromobiliare Asset Manager SGR

Eurizon Capital Real Asset SGR

Foresight Group


Legal & General (ex ETF Securities (UK) Limited)

Hamilton Lane

Work highlights

  • Assisted Armònia SGR with setting up and launching the Armònia Italy Fund II, an alternative investment fund reserved to professional investors.
  • Assisted AVM Gestioni SGR with setting up Rialto I EuVECA, a venture capital fund aimed at investing in start-ups and SMEs.

Italy > Tax Tier 2

In addition to its M&A tax credentials, Gianni & Origoni is active in tax work involving financial products and structured finance. The practice also assists with tax litigation, transfer pricing, indirect taxes, and private client work, along with real estate taxation, patent box issues, and revenue-related criminal law. A ‘great lawyer’, Fabio Chiarenza leads the department, which showcases veteran tax specialist Luciano Acciari; international tax and transfer pricing expert Mario D’Avossa; and M&A tax adviser Vittorio Zucchelli. Luciano Bonito Oliva, Francesca StaffieriMarco Frulio,  and Riccardo Vaccaro are also experienced practitioners. In January 2024, international tax and revenue law expert Luca dal Cerro joined from Legance - Avvocati Associati.

Practice head(s):

Fabio Chiarenza


‘GOP is a guarantee of a high-level service, having invested a great deal in tax professionals.’

Clients are followed with the utmost attention by the entire team.

Clients are able to perceive the level of professional quality, the focus on problem solving, and the optimisation of time. All this is certainly distinctive compared with experiences at some other law firms.

‘The firm has extremely skilled professionals who are able to offer an excellent advisory service at the highest level, leveraging on their knowledge of transfer pricing matters, contacts with the tax authorities, and huge experience.’

‘The tax team, and especially Fabio Chiarenza, has emerged as one of the best group of tax lawyers in the market.’

‘Fabio Chiarenza is both a great lawyer and a great boss. He has got vision and is driving the tax department with steady growth. The recent promotion of Francesca Staffieri, who is a highly-skilled lawyer in financial tax matters, to partner is a sign that he cares about his team.’

‘Luciano Bonito Oliva is extremely capable in the tax litigation field.’

‘Mario D’Avossa – clients are very satisfied with his competence and the capabilities of his team.’

Key clients

Gruppo Generali

Telecom Italia


Goldman Sachs

Ferrovie dello Stato

UniCredit Group



Snam S.p.A.

Leonardo group



Recordati Group

De Nora Group

Vodafone Italia

Allianz Bank Financial Advisors S.p.A.

Moby group

Enav S.p.A.

Cardif Vita S.p.A.

Bolton Group S.r.l.

InfoCert S.p.A.


Italia Trasporto Aereo S.p.A. (Ita Airways formerly Alitalia)

Work highlights

  • Assisted Gruppo Società Holding Tarricone with the tax side to the sale of the entire share package of Betflag, a remote gaming concessionaire.
  • Provided tax advice to Generali Real Estate SGR, in relation to over 10 acquisitions of real estate assets.
  • Advised Tages Capital SGR on a €1.1bn refinancing concerning the acquisition, by investment fund Tages Helios II, of a portfolio of operational solar PV plants.

Italy > Compliance Tier 3

Gianni & Origoni's Milan-based practice has longstanding experience in Decree 231 matters. Other notable areas are privacy and data protection-related issues, along with the implications in Italy of international proceedings under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1997 and UK Bribery Act 2010. The team is jointly led by Federico Busatta, whose practice covers compliance and white-collar crime, and product liability expert Daniele Vecchi. Associate Francesca Chiara Bevilacqua brings experience in corporate criminal liability issues.

Practice head(s):

Federico Busatta; Daniele Vecchi

Other key lawyers:

Francesca Chiara Bevilacqua; Stefano Mele; Melissa Marchese; Davide Alemanni; Gaia Arcidiacono


‘The team is very congenial to work with. They work hard to understand US law, ask good questions, and are invaluable when liaising with mutual clients.’

‘Provides first-class and relevant legal assistance.’

‘They are very used to working in international environments. Furthermore, the various lawyers involved are highly competent and very persuasive.’

‘Federico Busatta stands out for his generosity, intelligence and pragmatism.’

‘An excellent team led by the very approachable Federico Busatta.’

‘Federico Busata is first class and very nice to work with.’

Key clients


Costa Crociere




Cap Gemini

The Boeing Company

Phoenix Tower International

Teleflex Inc.

Lindt & Sprüngli SpA/SA

Technogym SPA

Coca Cola HBB

Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI)


Work highlights

  • Assisted Auditel with the implementation of a project aimed at tracking and collecting, on a syndicated basis, data on web TV content audiences.
  • Assisted Orthofix with strengthening/updating its internal compliance programme in accordance with Law 231/01.
  • Provided compliance assistance to the Boeing Company.

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

Gianni & Origoni assists its healthcare clients in the broad range of matters that arise in the sector, including acquisitions, licences, IP disputes, antitrust issues and labour matters. Its clients include pharmaceutical and biotech and medical device companies and public healthcare companies. Rosario Zaccà, the lead of the healthcare and life sciences practice, is well-versed in corporate and M&A, commercial, private equity and joint venture matters with a multi-jurisdictional element. In March 2023, Andrea Gritti departed the firm for Portolano Cavallo.

Practice head(s):

Rosario Zaccà

Key clients

Alchimia Sgr

ArchiMed S.a.S


Biofarma Group

Fondazione Luigi Maria Monti, owner of Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata (IDI – IRCCS)

GE Medical System Italia

Herbalife Italia

Hippocrates Holding


Leadiant Group


Medac GmbH


Novartis AG / Novartis Farma

Novo Nordisk




Sanofi Aventis

Takeda Italia

Sharon Laboratories

Zambon Group

Work highlights

  • Advised in the litigation before the TAR Lazio against the decree of 6 July 2022 by which the Minister of Health quantified the reimbursement following the breach of the expenditure ceiling for medical devices for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and the decisions by which the Regions quantified the amounts to be paid by individual companies.
  • Advised Keensight Capital, one of the leading private equity managers dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout1 investments, in the acquisition of a majority stake in Axxam, a leading innovative Partner Research Organization in the life sciences industry.
  • Advised Panakès Partners sgr, Italy’s leading venture capital firm in the life sciences sector, in setting up and launching the ‘Purple’ alternative investment fund, which reached hard cap at final closing with a fundraising of EUR 175 million.

Italy > Industry focus: Retail Tier 3

Gianni & Origoni assists a broad range of clients in the retail sector, including multinationals and major domestic companies. Its team provides comprehensive assistance to its retail clients, including advising on M&A, litigation, finance, employment, IP, compliance, restructuring and insolvency. The firm is well-equipped to advise on multi-jurisdictional issues alongside its domestic practice.

Key clients

Esselunga S.p.A.

Conbipel S.p.A. in Extraordinary Administration

Pittarosso S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising Linkem S.p.A. in relation to the integration of the retail activities of Linkem Group with those of the Tiscali Group.
  • Advising Pattern S.p.A., an Italian textile company providing design, engineering, grading, prototyping and production services for women’s and men’s catwalk and ready-to-wear lines, in the sale of its Turin branch to Burberry, a UK company.
  • Assisting Klepierre, a leading shopping centre property company, on all urban design, construction and contractual aspects related to the large-scale expansion and renovation of the Shopville Gran Reno shopping centre in Casalecchio di Reno (Italy).

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
Corporate M&A 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 Elisabetta Gardini
Environmental Teodora Marocco
Financial markets Paolo Bordi
Financial markets Emanuele Grippo
Financial markets Marco Zaccagnini
Insurance Emanuele Grippo
Intellectual Property, TMT and Cybersecurity Massimo Sterpi
Media Luca Rinaldi
Labour Alessandra Ferroni
Labour Saverio Schiavone
Litigation and arbitration Paolo Gnignati
Litigation and arbitration Antonio Auricchio
Project finance Ottaviano Sanseverino
Public law and tenders Antonio Lirosi
Public law and tenders Giuseppe Velluto
Real estate Domenico Tulli
Real estate Davide Braghini
Real Estate Filippo Cecchetti
Reorganisation and insolvency Gabriella Covino
Reorganisation and insolvency Luca Jeantet
Tax Fabio Chiarenza
Wealth and trust Cesare Vento
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Luciano Acciari photo Avv Luciano Acciari Partner
Andrea  Aiello photo Avv Andrea Aiello PARTNER
Antonio Auricchio photo Avv Antonio Auricchio Managing Partner
Fabio Baglivo photo Avv Fabio Baglivo PARTNER
Andrea Bazuro photo Avv Andrea Bazuro ASSOCIATE
Raffaella Betti Berutto photo Avv Raffaella Betti Berutto PARTNER
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Francesco  Bruno photo Avv Francesco Bruno PARTNER
Stefano Bucci photo Avv Stefano Bucci PARTNER
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Fabio Chiarenza photo Avv Fabio Chiarenza Partner
Augusta Ciminelli photo Avv Augusta Ciminelli PARTNER
Gabriella Covino photo Avv Gabriella Covino Partner
Alfredo D'Aniello photo Avv Alfredo D'Aniello
Giuseppe De Simone photo Avv Giuseppe De Simone PARTNER
Piero  Fattori photo Avv Piero Fattori PARTNER
Chiara  Gianni photo Avv Chiara Gianni PARTNER
Francesco Gianni photo Avv Francesco Gianni Founding Partner
Matteo  Gotti photo Avv Matteo Gotti PARTNER
Claudia Lami photo Avv Claudia Lami COUNSEL
Antonio  Lirosi photo Avv Antonio Lirosi PARTNER
Massimiliano Macaione photo Avv Massimiliano Macaione PARTNER
Marco  Martinelli photo Avv Marco Martinelli PARTNER
Stefano  Mele photo Avv Stefano Mele PARTNER
Alessandro Merenda photo Avv Alessandro Merenda Partner
Giulia Minetti Floccari photo Avv Giulia Minetti Floccari COUNSEL
Matteo  Padellaro photo Avv Matteo Padellaro PARTNER
Maria Panetta photo Avv Maria Panetta COUNSEL
Alberto  Pera photo Avv Alberto Pera PARTNER
Andrea  Pezza photo Avv Andrea Pezza ASSOCIATE
Piergiorgio  Picardi photo Avv Piergiorgio Picardi PARTNER
Raimondo  Premonte photo Avv Raimondo Premonte PARTNER
Stefano Rossi photo Avv Stefano Rossi PARTNER
Saverio Schiavone photo Avv Saverio Schiavone PARTNER
Antonio  Segni photo Avv Antonio Segni PARTNER
Salvatore  Spagnuolo photo Avv Salvatore Spagnuolo PARTNER
Massimo Sterpi photo Avv Massimo Sterpi PARTNER
Domenico Tulli photo Avv Domenico Tulli PARTNER
Aldo  Turella photo Avv Aldo Turella ASSOCIATE
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
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Other offices : Abu Dhabi
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