Gianni & Origoni > Milan, Italy > Firm Profile

Gianni & Origoni
20121 MILANO

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni ‘s high-profile public law team, managed by Rome-based Antonio Lirosi, covers the whole spectrum of public law matters in a variety of industry sectors. A stand-out feature is the firm’s environmental law practice, which not only assists Italian and international industrial companies, but also trade associations and local authorities in drafting regulations. In Milan, Maria Grazia Lanero advises on real estate matters relating to construction, road networks and state property together with zoning. Stefano Cunico is recognised for his infrastructure regulation, utilities and project financing expertise and Giuseppe Velluto is also a key member of the group. In 2021, the firm launched a cross-practice environmental, social and governance focus team. Since publication, Antonella Capria left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Lirosi

Other key lawyers:

Giacomo Zennaro


‘Full service teams that work together to support on all needed aspects. Very knowledgeable in industry specific public procurement law.’

‘GOP demonstrates professionalism, a high degree of specialization, gained experience in the field of administrative law and energy law; the team is a sure point of reference for any need for further information, for out-of-court support and for administrative disputes.’

‘Giuseppe Velluto has a consolidated experience not only in the areas of competence (administrative law and energy law) but also in all related issues (M&A, corporate, relationships with credit institutions), guaranteeing a systematic and complete response to every request.’

‘The team is able to provide personalized assistance and in which the reference professionals follow the customer with the presence and vocation of a boutique, even within a large studio. The excellence of the services is also accompanied by good tariff flexibility, and by the availability of the reference partner to review the issues according to the customer’s needs.’

‘Prepared, competent and up-to-date as well as excellent on a personal level.’

Key clients


Associazione Nazionale delle Imprese di Pulizia

ASSOGAS – Associazione Italiana Industriali del Gas

Enerqos Energy Solution

Esso Italiana S.r.l.

European Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF)

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.

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.

Sarpom S.r.l.

Società Cattolica di Assicurazione


Takeda Italia

Tim S.p.A.

Total E&P Italia S.p.A.

University of Milan

Work highlights

  • Assistance to Esselunga S.p.A. in drafting and filing a proposal of amending the Integrated Intervention Program.
  • Accounting and administrative support provided to the Province of Bergamo as part of the FABER “Funding Actions in Bergamo for Emission Reductions” project.
  • Assistance to a temporary group of undertakings led by Business Integration Partners S.p.A., which was awarded for a lot of the tender launched by ARIA S.p.A.

Italy > Bologna: leading firms Tier 1

In Bologna, Gianni & Origoni has a well-known team focusing on M&A and other transactions. The group also advises on venture capital matters and has capabilities in the technology sector. Federico Dettori acts as group head and specialises in corporate, commercial, litigation and arbitration law, as well as in debt recovery and corporate rescue proceedings. Pietro Buccarelli and Camilla Nordera left the firm in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Federico Dettori

Other key lawyers:

Matteo Canonico


‘Excellence, availability, business oriented, effectiveness.’

‘Federico Dettori: distinctive skills on M&A issues, great availability, business oriented. Matteo Canonico: excellent skills in corporate law and M&A.’

‘The firm’s name has an important weight in the sector, the team quickly understands the operational context and brings specific experience helping to structure the operation not limiting themselves to a legal consultation, but also intervening in the strategic framework in the negotiation.’

‘Federico Dettori and his team are always available, quick, clear and practical in their feedback. ‘

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. S.p.A.

Prosit S.r.l.

Profiltubi S.p.a.

Shunda Italia S.r.l.

Orogel SC

ECMWF – European Centre for Medium range Weather Forecast

Iconsulting S.p.a.

Toyota Material Handling S.r.l.

Sacmi SC

Egosistema S.r.l

Gellify Digital Investment Spa

Gellify S.r.l.

Gellify Group Spa

Granarolo S.p.A.


Rekeep S.p.A.

ICON SRL Unipersonale

Rolland Srl

EDB Service Srl (Gruppo Barolini)

AZIMUT Libera Impresa Spa

Siare Engineering International Group Srl

Symphonie Prime Srl

Hoverture Italia Srl

7 Layers Group Srl

In Rail Spa

Alfa Sigma Spa

Utopia SIS Spa

Work highlights

  • Assisting Analytics Network s.r.l. and SPS Srl in the sale of their majority stakes to Var Group S.p.A., which is a subsidiary of SeSa S.p.A. and a leading Italian operator in the field of IT solutions for the business Segment.
  • Assisting the Alfieri family in the sale of a majority stake in Profiltubi S.p.A. to AUCTUS Capital Partners AG.
  • Assisting Gellify Digital Investment Srl and Azimut Libera Impresa Sgr Spa in a co-investment transaction in Surge Srl, and Sell Rapido through Azimut Digitech Fund, which at the same time acted as incubator.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

A firm with ‘longstanding experience and an unparalleled track record’, Gianni & Origoni is particularly active on the cross-border front, owing to its offices in London, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Brussels, New York and Shanghai, as well as a number of dedicated international desks. Founding partner Francesco Gianni  is also a member of the New York Bar and is a veteran of countless public and public-to-private M&A transactions. The team also includes Andrea Aiello , who combines his transactional prowess with joint venture, shareholder and commercial agreement expertise, as well as energy and real estate sector specialist, Gerardo Carbonelli. Luca Giannini is a standout for his work on the negotiation and structuring of acquisition agreements while Raimondo Premonte operates across a varied roster of industries including IT, fashion, pharmaceutical, telecoms and real estate. Recently promoted partner Chiara Gianni provides the group with restructuring, by-law and corporate resolution knowhow while, at counsel-level, Mattia Casarosa is well-versed in takeover bids, demergers and business disposals.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Gianni

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Aiello; Gerardo Carbonelli; Luca Giannini; Mattia Casarosa; Chiara Gianni; Alfredo D’Aniello; Antonio Segni; Raimondo Premonte; Francesco Puntillo


‘Alfredo d’Aniello is always available; he is very helpful with any requests we may have. A very brilliant lawyer with very good expertise. He understands the issues that his clients may have. Alberto Punzi was also a great help in our cases.’

‘The firm is able to offer 360-degree solutions in all areas of law, covering them with some of the most accredited professionals in Italy.’

‘Being a purely Italian-based firm, it has had the ability to create an international network of leading law firms that allow Italian clients to receive legal assistance from excellent professionals in almost all countries of the world.’

‘I work mainly with Andrea Aiello on all issues concerning listed companies. I believe that in Italy at the moment there are few professionals who can boast skills and experience in the sector comparable to those of Andrea Aiello.’

‘Francesco Puntillo, Francesco Bruno, Angelo Crisafulli and the other lawyers of the team (primarily Alessio Contini) are distinguished by their undisputed technical skills, great professionalism, intelligence; the ability to always meet the needs of the customer.’

‘The team is full service, reliable and professional. They collaborate well within teams but also with clients and other law firms.’

‘Respectful of the deadlines and of the fee quotes and budgets allocated.’

‘Francesco Puntillo is certainly a point of reference in the M&A sector with particular reference to the energy sector, but not only. The ability to always find winning solutions ensuring the highest level of protection for the customer in every situation make Francesco an absolute leader’

Key clients



Assicurazioni Generali

Atlantia S.p.A. (Edizione Holding)

Enel X Italia Srl

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Ergon Capital

Esselunga S.p.A.

Euronext N.V.

Ferrovie dello Stato

Hitachi Ltd

Italian Football League (Serie A)

LivaNova PLC


Poste Italiane


Telepass S.p.A.

Terra Firma

Trevi Group


Telecom Italia S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assistance to Atlantia in relation to its exit from Autostrade per l’Italia S.p.A. (ASPI) – its main asset, Italy’s toll road operator responsible for the maintenance of the Genoa bridge, which collapsed two years ago – as a consequence of a dispute with the Italian government and related political prominence.
  • Assistance to Telecom Italia S.p.A. in relation to the sale of a 37.5% stake in FiberCop to the US-based private equity company KKR.
  • Assistance to Euronext in the acquisition from London Exchange Group of 100% of LSEG Holding Italia, the holding company of Borsa Italiana Group and in the agreement with CDP Equity and Intesa Sanpaolo for the subscription of Euronext’s capital increase.

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni‘s infrastructure, energy and natural resources practice fields experts in energy-related M&A, project finance, litigation, regulatory issues, and environmental and administrative law. Co-heading the practice are gas and electricity transactions specialist Francesco Puntillo and Ottaviano Sanseverino, an energy and infrastructure expert. Additional support is provided by administrative law specialist Giuseppe Velluto; Francesco Bruno, whose practice includes the construction, development, acquisition and sale of power plants; and public law expert Stefano CunicoGuido Reggiani is an experienced counsel, while Arrigo Arrigoni was recently promoted to non-equity partner. Filippo Manaresi left the firm in early 2022.


GoP has always been a firm that offers unique energy sector expertise.

Its great strength lies in its very high and multidisciplinary competences.

A very cohesive team with complementary skills, and that has been working together for many years.

Ability to address the problems surrounding operations at 360-degree levels, covering in depth all issues within various sectors of law.

Ability to identify the best solution, always achieving the successful conclusion of operations; and great synergy between the team members, who are perfectly integrated with each other.

Francesco Puntillo is undoubtedly the professional who stands out from the entire firm for skills that I would define as unique. Francesco is prepared for any field – contractual, financial and administrative. On the occasions that I have worked with Francesco, I have always overcome any obstacle.

Francesco Puntillo’s great talent lies in always leading the client towards the best solutions, when faced with problems of varying magnitude.

Francesco Puntillo always focuses on the necessary (and sufficient) aspects of deals, protecting the legal (but also commercial) interests, and seeking balanced solutions that are in the interest of the client. He also has vast knowledge of the energy world, and its players and dynamics.

Key clients

Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (Europe)



Terra Firma Capital Partners


AXA Real Estate Investment Managers




Quaero Capital


Ardian – Infrastructure

Cubico Sustainable Investments Group

Tages Capital

Mitsubishi Corporation

Amec Foster Wheeler

EF Solare


Norddeutsche Landesbank

Cubico Sustainable Investments Group

BayWa r.e.

Contour Global

Ital Gas Storage

Adriatic LNG

Esso Italiana

Credit Suisse Energy & Infrastructure Partners

Whysol Renewables Holding 1

Plenium Partners

NextEnergy Capital



Fondazione Cariplo

European Energy




Ellomay Capital

Enel X

Qualitas Energy

Vei Green





Interconnector Energy Italia



BayWa RE

Green Investment Group

Green Arrow Capital


Canadian Solar


Gruppo Marcegaglia

Work highlights

  • Assisted Predica, a Crédit Agricole Assurances’ dedicated subsidiary for investments in infrastructure assets, with the acquisition of a 30% stake in the capital of EF Solare (a large solar power operator in Italy) from F2i.
  • Assisted MIRA’s Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 4 with the sale of its 69.4% interest in Società Gasdotti Italia (an independent gas transmission operator in Italy) to Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board.
  • Assisted European Energy, a Danish renewables developer, with a €94.5m financing for a 130MW solar park project in Italy.

Italy > Industry focus: Manufacturing Tier 1

At Gianni & Origoni, a cross-practice team with great variety of specialisms is dedicated to assisting manufacturing companies in Italy and abroad. Competition and administrative law, corporate, M&A and IP lawyers among others provide assistance and representation tailored to the needs of the industry sector. In one highlight, Piero Fattori is leading on the team's representation of an Italian company facing proceedings initiated by the Italian Competition Authority.

Key clients

Alfa Acciai S.p.A.

Arti Grafiche Reggiane & Lai

Bridgestone Europe NV

Caprari S.p.A.

Ceramiche Cielo

ESPO & Cartotec

Faerch Plast AS

GEM Elettronica

Innova group

Martor S.p.A.

Profiltubi S.p.a.

Safilo Group

Sugherificio Ganau

Work highlights

  • Assisting Innova Group S.p.A. and Innova Group – Stabilimento di Caino S.p.A. in proceedings initiated by the Italian Competition Authority against the most relevant market players and in the subsequent appeal against the decision of the ICA.
  • Assisting Advent International-backed Faerch Plast A/S in the strategic acquisition of the Sirap food packaging business in Italy, Poland and Spain, from Italmobiliare (Italy).
  • Assisting Safilo in the sale of the business branch of the Martignacco production site to iVision Tech.

Italy > Padua: leading firms Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni‘s Padua office is ‘unique because it reconciles local legal tradition and a wider Italian network of the highest level and international profile.’ It specialises in M&A, litigation, restructuring and insolvency as well as labour and public law and is led by Paolo Brugnera. Insolvency expert Paolo Gnignati is highly appreciated for his ‘experience and wisdom.’ Of counsel Oliviero Pessi ‘is appreciated by clients and colleagues for the professionalism and punctuality of his consultancy’.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Brugnera


‘The Padua office is unique because it reconciles local legal tradition and a wider Italian network of the highest level and international profile. No other firm have professionals who can grapple with such a wide range of issues with absolute competence.’

‘The professionals of the firm, in addition to being very competent and experienced, also have an uncommon versatility. Having as a typical customer the medium-large company, they are able to tackle complex issues with precision and at the same time without losing sight of the purpose of the business. The high degree of internal collaboration is the main factor thanks to which the firm offers excellent customer service.’

‘Paolo Gnignati is a great professional, expert in insolvency and insolvency procedures. Experience and wisdom are his specific qualities highly appreciated by customers.’

‘Undisputed professionalism and precision in feedback.’

‘Oliviero Pessi is appreciated by clients and colleagues for the professionalism and punctuality of his consultancy. A problem-solving mindset is one of the key characteristics of the team.’

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

Banca Finint

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.

Minetti S.p.A.

Luigi Rossi Luciani S.a.p.A.

Biogas Refinery Development S.r.l.

Femogas S.p.A.

Veneta Cucine S.p.A.

Ten Square Games

Voestalpine Bohler Welding Group Gmbh

Rizzani De Eccher S.p.A.

Dainese S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Veneto Banca Scarl in liquidation Finanziaria Internazionale S.p.A. and Gianfranco Zoppas in challenging a resolution for a capital increase by Ferak SpA, passed on January 30, 2018.
  • Assisted Banca Finint and Banco delle Tre Venezie in the proceedings to challenge the approval of the judicial settlement with creditors (“concordato preventivo”) of the company Pasta Zara S.p.A. a leading food manufacturing company based in Trieste and Treviso.
  • Assisted the listed Polish games developer Ten Square Games in the acquisition of Rortos, a leader in the aviation simulators segment of the global mobile games market.

Italy > Private equity Tier 1

At Gianni & Origoni, key points of distinction include the firm’s international network, situated across London, Brussels Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong, as well as the team’s specialist expertise in private equity-related public intervention, an increasingly significant issue within the Italian market. The practice has long-standing expertise in the retail, fashion and luxury, insurance, pharma, health and fintech industries and includes founding partner Francesco Gianni , a member of both the Italian and New York bars; he jointly leads the department alongside Gianluca Ghersini , hailed as a ‘perfect match for international clients’; Stefano Bucci, who often acts for private equity funds and companies targeting insurance and banking entities, as well as Raimondo Premonte who splits his time between Italy and the UK.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Gianni; Stefano Bucci; Gianluca Ghersini; Raimondo Premonte


‘A very competent, multitasking, commercial team, focused on customer needs and always available.’

‘Respond in a timely manner to the impromptu requests and needs of a sector that requires great competence and flexibility.’ 

‘I chose Raimondo for his collaborative and technical leadership and great business experience in different products and sectors.’

‘Raimondo Premonte and his team are able to act within a clear perimeter of roles and responsibilities and act in the best interest of the client by informing him and putting him in front of the advantages and disadvantages related to scenarios that the entrepreneur must think about carefully before making the required decision.’

‘Great professionalism, presence on various verticals and geographical areas.’

‘Stefano Bucci is always present in the moments that matter. Constructive.’

‘They are extremely experienced and very good at client handling.’

‘Gianluca Ghersini is a top lawyer, efficient, eloquent and the perfect match for deals with international clients’

Key clients

AEA Investors

AbbVie Ventures


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

Lion Capital

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

Peninsula Capital

Terra Firma

Trilantic Capital Partners Europe


Value Italy

Work highlights

  • Assistance to SIA S.p.A., the Italian and European leader in payment technology and infrastructure services, controlled by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti through its subsidiary CDP Equity, in relation to the merger by incorporation of SIA into Nexi, the PayTech leader in digital payments in Italy.
  • Assistance to KKR in the recapitalisation of Selecta Group.
  • Assistance to EQT IX fund in its acquisition of Natural Colors Division, a subsidiary of Chr. Hansen, the global bioscience leader and developer of natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries

Italy > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni‘s multi-disciplinary practice fields experts in corporate law, capital markets, and zoning and building regulations, along with investment funds, taxation, real estate and corporate financing, and environmental issues. The group also has a strong track record in real estate developments involving the residential, office, hospitality and healthcare sectors. Domenico Tulli‘s experience includes some of the most iconic developments in Rome; focused on the real estate industry, Davide Braghini specialises in M&A and company law. Maria Grazia Lanero alsoes focus on real estate. Since publication, Sara Poetto left the firm.

Practice head(s):


Gianni & Origoni is a very strong firm that is able to work on highly complex deals.

Able to tackle structuring issues in an incredibly easy manner.

Outstanding level of service provided.

Great ability to work under pressure and deliver the product in an efficient manner.

The team is highly integrated, and the experience of the lawyers allows you to have an in-depth view of the issues.

The management of the relationship is always very accurate, with constant updates and improvement proposals. The assistance is very solid and effective, and even the collaborators of the partners are always high-level professionals.

Davide Braghini is one of the most influential real estate lawyers in Italy and super-helpful during negotiations, during which he often comes out with innovative and creative solutions when tackling problems and solving issues.

Davide Braghini has a very commercial approach, and he is able to create consensus around the table, which helps during tough negotiations.

Key clients

CACIB (Credit Agricole)

Arsenale S.p.A.


PATRIZIA Alternative Investment

Castello SGR

Coima SGR

Hines Italy RE


Generali Real Estate SGR



Numeria SGR


Prelios SGR

Swiss Life Asset Management

Three Stones Capital

Sixth Street Capital Partners

Park Plaza Hotels Group


Fabrica Immobiliare SGR

DEA Capital SGR

Work highlights

  • Won the mandate to assist INVIMIT (a state-owned company) with the reorganisation of its vast real estate portfolio.
  • Assisted the ESG City Impact Fund (managed by Coima SGR) with an investment into Fondo Porta Romana, a new fund that aims to acquire the former Porta Romana railway yard in Milan.
  • Assisted Arsenale with the acquisition of the luxury Grand Hotel De La Minerve in Rome.

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni has ‘extreme competence’ in complex transactions and restructuring operations, advising both debtors and creditors in out-of-court and in-court proceedings. The team includes lawyers with notable market standing, including Turin-based Luca Jeantet and Gabriella Covino in the Rome office. The duo head the practice, which also includes recognised Antonio Auricchio. The department advises sizable Italian financial institutions and companies, as well as credit assignors.

Practice head(s):

Gabriella Covino; Luca Jeantet

Other key lawyers:


‘In addition to the technical skills that are certainly at the highest levels, in line and in some cases higher than the standards of the top legal firms, GOP has the ability to understand business logic. Luca Jeantet and his collaborators demonstrate an excellent ability to understand the business.’

‘Luca Jeantet and Paola Vallino are always available, truly 24 hours a day. They always keep calm even in extremely stressful situations, knowing how to manage the most critical moments. Luca Jeantet is very good at managing all the stakeholders in order to persuade and achieve the result.’

‘Gabriella Covino has a unique ability to lead and hold the negotiating table together. She is at the same time easy going but when necessary extremely firm as very few can be.’

‘There is an excellent balance between juniors and seniors and they draw in resources internally (including different areas) if and when required so that clients have access to any analysis that a complicated projects might need.’

‘They all take full ownership of the projects.’

Key clients

Astaldi S.p.A.

Moby S.p.A.

CIN S.p.A.



Inca Cosmetici S.p.A.

D’Amante S.p.A.

Ingegneria Italia S.p.A. under extraordinary administration

Conbipel S.p.A. under extraordinary administration

Martor S.p.A.

Fintyre S.p.A.

Sugherificio Ganau

Tyre Retail S.p.A.

Cerberus (Santarelli’s bankruptcy)

Work highlights

  • Assisting Astaldi Spa in structuring and drafting a composition with creditors (“concordato preventivo”) proposal, pursuant to Articles 160 et seq. of the Italian Insolvency Law.
  • Assisting G.A.M. S.p.A. and other companies of its group in structuring and drafting a composition with creditors (“concordato preventivo”) proposal on a going concern basis, pursuant to Articles 160 and 186-bis of the Italian Insolvency Law.
  • Assisting Moby S.p.A. in composition with creditors proceedings brought before the Court of Milan, which provides for the continuity of the company as a going concern.

Italy > Turin: leading firms Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni's Turin-based team is 'a benchmark in the Italian insolvency world’. Here, Luca Jeantet is especially sought out, and praised as a ‘highly skilled professional'. He co-heads the group together Moreno Martini, who stands out for his expertise in negotiating and establishing international joint venture projects. Luca Mastromatteo left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Luca Jeantet; Moreno Martini


‘First-tier national firm with important offices in some key cities including Turin.’

‘Luca Jeantet is a highly skilled professional and a benchmark in the Italian insolvency world.’

‘Competence, availability, ability to anticipate problems and find solutions.’

‘Luca Jeantet is recognized by the market and is a guarantee for everyone (including counterparties) in matters relating to bankruptcy law.’

Key clients

Astaldi S.p.A.

Moby S.p.A.

CIN S.p.A.



Inca Cosmetici S.p.A.

D’Amante S.p.A.

Ingegneria Italia S.p.A. under extraordinary administration

Conbipel S.p.A. under extraordinary administration

Martor S.p.A.

Fintyre S.p.A.

Sugherificio Ganau

Tyre Retail S.p.A.

Cerberus (Santarelli’s bankruptcy)

Work highlights

  • Assisting Cerberus in all negotiations and legal actions against SACO (now declared bankrupt) and Fondo Orizzonte for the recovery of the receivables originated by Banca Marche and purchased by Cerberus through the vehicle Lady Moon SPV.
  • Assisted Astaldi S.p.A. in structuring and drafting a composition with creditors (“concordato preventivo”) proposal.
  • Assisting Martor S.p.A. in the filing of a petition for a composition with creditors under Sect. 161, par. 6, Italian Bankruptcy Law and in the M&A process concerning the acquisition of the whole asset of Martor S.p.A. in Italy and in Poland by a primary Italian investor.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni‘s team is highly active in refinancing and restructuring; real estate, acquisition and structured finance; and general corporate operations. It also has a robust energy and infrastructure-related project finance practice. Co-heading the group are Matteo Bragantini, who advises corporate borrowers on financings; Giuseppe De Simone, a specialist in acquisition, real estate and IPO financing, and restructuring; and energy and infrastructure expert Ottaviano Sanseverino. Other experienced advisers are Eduardo Fiordiliso, along with counsels Claudia Lami, Ilaria LauretiMaria Panetta and Piergiorgio Picardi. Arrigo Arrigoni was recently elected non-equity partner.


Great multidisciplinary expertise.

Counsel Arrigo Arrigoni is appreciated for project financing aspects.

Key clients







Ital Gas Storage

Metric Capital Partners

Oaktree Capital


TPG Sixth Street Partners

Whysol Investments

Work highlights

  • Advised Swiss group Selecta on the Italian law aspects of the group’s recapitalisation.
  • Assisted Astaldi (as borrower) on the negotiation, execution, amendment and ordinary management of all the credit lines envisaged under its composition with creditors (for a total amount of outstanding liabilities up to approximately €3.6bn).
  • Assisted a real estate debt fund, which is managed by Generali Real Estate, with a €370m refinancing transaction with a pool of lenders, including Banco BPM, BNP Paribas, Intesa Sanpaolo, UniCredit and a securitisation vehicle.

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

Gianni & Origoni's practice covers advice to lenders on refinancing and restructuring, real estate financing, acquisition and investment finance, and general corporate operations. The firm also has a robust structured finance team, in addition to energy and infrastructure project finance experience. Co-leading the group are financing transactions specialist Matteo Bragantini, domestic and cross-border transactions expert Giuseppe De Simone, and energy and infrastructure specialist Ottaviano Sanseverino. Also highly regarded are Matteo Gotti, who assists investment banks, and counsels Maria Panetta and Piergiorgio Picardi. Arrigo Arrigoni was recently promoted to non-equity partner.


Year after year, the firm has confirmed its excellent analytical skills, deep understanding of the context (not only legal) in which my institution operates, and a 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 light of the high level of assistance provided by Gianni & Origoni.

The firm is capable of ensuring a team of versatile professionals, which it effectively mobilises according to the needs that emerge during the various phases of assignments.

Excellent performances were ensured during the acute phases of the ongoing pandemic crisis.

Matteo Bragantini is a top-level partner in banking, and able to satisfy the needs of his clients fully, thanks to his longstanding experience, excellent interpersonal skills and the empathy he creates in the deal team.

Matteo Bragantini’s professional and human skills were appreciated, as was his ability to search for solutions that allowed us to achieve our objective.

Giuseppe De Simone is undoubtedly the best professional on the Italian scene, and is supported by a team of professionals who are always on top of any situation.

Giuseppe De Simone and counsel Piergiorgio Picardi have constantly distinguished themselves through their ability to propose and implement original solutions in the face of complex and particularly innovative legal issues.

Key clients


Banca del Fucino

BNP Paribas

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Crédit Agricole Group

EIB (European Investment Bank)

Intesa Sanpaolo


MPS Banca Montepaschi di Siena

Nord/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank

Société Générale


Work highlights

  • Assisted Intesa Sanpaolo and Banca IMI with a three-year, €6.3bn credit facility granted to FCA Italy, reportedly Europe’s largest government-backed financing to a carmaker since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Assisted BNP Paribas, Société Générale. Unicredit, EIB, CDP, and a pool of approximately additional 10 lenders, with the amendment, increase and restatement of an approximately €3.5bn financing granted in 2018 to Open Fiber.
  • Assisted The Pan European commercial real estate debt fund (managed by Generali Real Estate SGR), as original lender, with a real estate financing granted to a reserved alternative real estate Italian fund (Fondo EUR), managed by GWM Asset Management.

Italy > Capital markets: Equity Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni's group routinely advises issuers, selling shareholders and underwriters involved in initial and secondary public offerings of equity securities, as well as rights issues and listing procedures on Italy's stock exchanges. The key practitioners are widely respected ECM expert Antonio SegniPaolo Bordi, a specialist in financial markets, corporate finance and ECM matters; Andrea Marani, who advises domestic and international clients on capital markets deals, IPOs and secondary offerings; financial markets expert Alessandro Merenda; and Mariasole Conticelli, who is experienced in IPOs. Andrea Bazuro is the key associate.

Practice head(s):


High competence levels in relation to legislation and sector regulations, as well as extremely speedy responses. The direct relationship with the authorities and the Stock Exchange is also extremely useful.

The Gianni & Origoni team is extremely competent and flexible. Whenever possible, it is always our first choice.

Over time, the team has acquired increasingly more space in equity capital market transactions.

The strengths are its strong propensity for problem solving and client support during the entire process, with attention to all related issues, such as labour, administrative and tax law.

The team is characterised by its empathy and willingness to enter into dialogue.

A firm with great skills and professionalism.

Alessandro Merenda is an extremely competent and helpful professional. He assists banks and issuers with every phase of the operation, always guaranteeing top quality assistance.

Alessandro Merenda is a great professional and competent, as well as always being available for advice and suggestions.

Key clients

Intesa Sanpaolo

BNP Paribas

BPER Banca

Citigroup Global Markets

Deutsche Bank

Equita SIM


Goldman Sachs International

Italian Exhibition Group

Italian Government/Ministry of Economy and Finance

JP Morgan Securities

Morgan Stanley

Poste Italiane


Salvatore Ferragamo


Salcef Group



Intermonte SIM

Compagnia dei Caraibi

Work highlights

  • Assisted Astaldi with capital increases reserved to both Webuild and the company’s unsecured creditors.
  • Assisting Salcef Group with the listing of its ordinary shares and warrants on the MTA of the Italian Stock Exchange.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni‘s data protection team has recently expanded its capabilities in the field of cybersecurity following the arrival of former Carnelutti‘s partner Stefano Mele in April 2021. His cybersecurity experience completes the group’s service offering, which already included capabilities in multiple areas, including investigations, implementation of new technologies, drafting of data protection and privacy agreements, structuring of ad-hoc data protection compliance systems and audits. Daniele Vecchi co-heads the practice together with counsel Melissa Marchese, who specialises in ordinary and extraordinary data protection management, including information technology aspects.  

Practice head(s):

Daniele Vecchi; Melissa Marchese

Other key lawyers:


‘Professionalism and competence’.

Key clients

Lindt & Sprüngli SpA



Eni SpA

Eni SpA

Auditel SpA

Costa Crociere SpA (Carnival Group)

Takeda Italia SpA

Techint SpA

Gellify Digital Investment SpA


Alitalia – Società Aerea Italiana SpA

Memento Labs Srl

Missoni SpA

Technogym SpA

Work highlights

  • Provided Alibaba with assistance to define a data protection structure, as well as cross-border data transfer advice in connection to a COVID-19 diagnostic project.
  • Advised Alitalia during the COVID-19 emergency on the management of all data protection aspects, technology and cybersecurity.
  • Assisting Auditel in an innovative project aimed at tracking and collecting, on a syndicated basis, data on audiences of web TV contents.

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni‘s litigation and arbitration team impresses for its ability to manage large caseloads. Highlights include sizable M&A disputes, loss and damage claims, securities litigation as well as breaches of obligations and product liability cases. Corporate specialist GianBattista Origoni, who also sits as an arbitrator, co-heads the department together with commercial litigator Antonio AuricchioPaolo Gnignati is singled out for his insolvency law expertise. Alberto Nanni excels in labour law cases.

Practice head(s):

GianBattista Origoni; Antonio Auricchio; Paolo Gnignati

Other key lawyers:

Alberto Nanni; Decio Mattei


‘Maximum professionalism. Very high competence and specialization in the various subjects. Very high degree of in-depth analysis of the issues. Excellent availability even in the evening and on weekends.’

‘The firm combines tradition and innovation.’   

‘The partner Decio Mattei combines competence and character, constantly supporting the client in the difficulties of the matter of the dispute.’

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.

Alleanza Assicurazioni S.p.A.

Esso Italiana

BNP Paribas

Mandarina Duck


Gruppo MOBY

Work highlights

  • Representing LivaNova PLC in the latest stage of the €4 billion Sorin merger before the Italian Supreme Court after victory at all previous stages.
  • Representing Banca Finint and Banco delle Tre Venezie in the proceedings to challenge the approval of the judicial settlement with creditors ”) of the company Pasta Zara S.p.A. a leading food manufacturing company based in Trieste and Treviso.
  • Assisting Takeda Italia S.p.A. in proceedings started by Cosmo Technologies Limited and Cosmo S.p.A. against Giuliani S.p.A.. Cosmo Technologies Ltd and Cosmo S.p.A. claimed to have suffered loss and damage as a result of alleged illegal parallel imports committed by Giuliani S.p.A. of the anti-inflammatory drug Mesavancol.

Italy > Employment Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni has a standalone employment practice with notable breadth of scope. Alongside relevant expertise in industrial and trade union relations as well as other advisory matters and disputes, the team also offers advice in criminal law, health and safety, administrative liability of entities, compliance and international mobility matters. Alessandra Ferroni and Saverio Schiavone lead the practice from Milan and Rome, respectively; the former focuses on restructuring and reorganization, outsourcing and top management remuneration packages, the latter is known for acting in a number of sectors, including  automotive, financial markets and sport. Counsel Giampietro Castano stands out for his activity managing industrial relations and as a member of the focus group for extraordinary transactions and business crises.

Practice head(s):

Alessandra Ferroni; Saverio Schiavone

Other key lawyers:

Emanuele Panattoni; Raffaella Betti Berutto


‘Integration between team members, widespread professional competence and prompt responses to the customer.’

‘Saverio Schiavone is the absolute best in the personalized support to the client’s needs in relation to restructuring projects. The firm’s resources are unparalleled in Italy. I also appreciated the professionalism and kindness of the lawyer Veruska Crucitti is very well-prepared.’

‘Emanuele Panattoni:always available, fast, prepared and very appreciated by the business sector.’

‘Extreme attention to the customer and willingness to adapt to difficult needs.’

‘Punctuality, professionalism, ability to understand the customer’s specificities.’

‘Ability to identify practical and feasible solutions. Constant assistance both in presence and remotely, with particular attention to costs.’

‘Clarity in the relationship and the assumption of uncommon responsibilities by the partner and the team.’

‘Raffaella Betti Berutto and her team are very knowledgeable and responsive and able to deliver results of highest quality.’

Key clients




Arvedi Group




Docebo Inc.

Dover Corporation

ENiProgetti – ENI SpA

Federazione Italiana Tennis (FIT)



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

Work highlights

  • Advising ENI Progetti and ENI in reviewing the complex health and safety system adopted in Italy with a view to rolling out the same model to foreign subsidiaries (UK, Kazakhstan, Egypt and Mozambico).
  • Assistance to the Italian Tennis Federation and its group companies in implementing certain specific social shock absorbers issued in connection with the pandemic event (COVID-19).
  • Assistance to Safilo in all labour matters related to the sale of the business branch of the Martignacco production site (situated in the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia) to iVision Tech.

Italy > EU and competition law Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni's competition practice is experienced in a range of industries, including highly regulated sectors such as financial services, pharmaceuticals, energy, telecoms and transport. The practice routinely handles merger notifications, cartel cases, abuses of dominance, and distribution law issues. Former ICA Legal Service head Piero Fattori leads the team, which includes competition law and economics specialist Alberto PeraEva Cruellas Sada, who regularly acts before the ICA; competition law expert Matteo Padellaro; and competition, market regulation and consumer protection specialist Salvatore Spagnuolo. Associate Andrea Pezza is a rising star.

Practice head(s):


Gianni & Origoni offers a full service to its clients, and is able to provide legal advice on both technical matters and horizontal issues.

The expertise of the lawyers in this team makes the firm a point of reference for a wide range of antitrust issues, such as agreements, abuse of dominant positions, mergers, and the drafting of compliance programmes.

The firm’s service is completed by the excellent relations that the lawyers have with the administrative officials in charge of files.

Gianni & Origoni’s strengths include the multidisciplinary nature of its skills and the excellent assistance provided to clients.

The members of the GOP team are very competent and they advise clients with passion and flexibility. Besides the legal knowledge, they have a strong understanding of EU Institutions, so they are able to assist clients with choosing the most appropriate strategy, taking into consideration the topics and stakeholders involved.

Piero Fattori is a reference point for antitrust in Italy. His calm but pragmatic approach allows him to act as a benchmark for the market; and over the years he has established himself as a leading professional to turn to for the resolution of antitrust proceedings.

Paolo Fattori is greatly appreciated for his competence, precision and ability to highlight the various critical issues.

Salvatore Spagnuolo delivers quick responses and understands clients’ needs through a pragmatic approach; he also has high levels of knowledge of competition law in both Italy and the EU.

Key clients

Angelini Holding




Assotelecomunicazioni – Asstel

Telecom Italia




Deutsche Bank

Assicurazioni Generali




Moby – CIN











Alfa Acciai

Ferriere Nord

Zucchetti Informatica



Work highlights

  • Assisted Telecom Italia in relation to the antitrust aspects surrounding the creation of FiberCop, a joint venture with KKR that will operate TIM’s secondary access network and oversee the deployment of a fibre secondary network in over 1.600 municipalities.
  • Assisted Telecom Italia with the implementation of commitments attached to a decision by the EC, which cleared the acquisition of joint control over INWIT by Telecom Italia and Vodafone.
  • Assisted Italgas Reti with an investigation launched by the ICA into ascertaining whether the company had abused its dominant position.

Italy > Industry focus: TMT Tier 2

In the TMT space, Gianni & Origoni focuses on media, spanning from copyright to antitrust law and regulation, as well as privacy and  data protection matters. Transactional advice is at the centre of the firm’s offering, the team having acted in numerous deals, especially in the telecom and optical fibre industry. Francesco Gianni and Nino Di Bella act as co-heads of the department. Luca Rinaldi concentrates his practice around the sport, film and TV production sector. ICT, privacy and cybersecurity expert Stefano Mele joined the team in April 2021 from Carnelutti.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Gianni; Nino Di Bella


‘Best Italian firm for its ability to manage US clients. Much more practical and business-oriented than the other major firm in Milan and Rome.’

‘Luca Rinaldi is a top TMT/ media lawyer, with great knowledge of the local market.’

Key clients

Analytics Network s.r.l

Auditel S.pA.

De Agostini

eBay Gmbh

European Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF)

Gellify Digital Investment Srl

Poste Mobile

Scarabeo Entertainment

Sky Group

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


Zucchetti Informatica

Analytics Network s.r.l

Auditel S.pA.

De Agostini

eBay Gmbh

European Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF)

Gellify Digital Investment Srl

Poste Mobile

Scarabeo Entertainment

Sky Group

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


Zucchetti Informatica

Work highlights

  • Assisting Telecom Italia S.p.A. in relation to the sale of a 37.5% stake in FiberCop to the US-based private equity company KKR.
  • Assisting Sky Group in its EU multiyear integration deal with Amazon.
  • Assisting BNP Paribas, Société Générale Unicredit, EIB, CDP and a pool of approximately additional 10 lenders in a transaction for the amendment, increase and restatement of the approximately Euro 3.5 Billion financing granted in 2018 to Open Fiber for the development of an ultra-broadband network and related fiber optic infrastructures in Italy.

Italy > Investment funds Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni‘s investment fund division assists with the full gamut of asset management work, particularly the establishment of investment funds and advising on the most appropriate fund vehicles. Emanuele Grippo‘s practice includes investment services, asset management and pension funds; Paolo Bordi is an expert in the legal and regulatory aspects of banking, financial and investment services, insurance and asset management; and Davide Braghini advises on real estate investment funds. Andrea Marani  provides further partner-level support, while counsel Raffaele Sansone‘s experience includes the establishment of primary mutual funds.

Other key lawyers:


Significant experience in setting up and managing investment funds.

Great experience, strong specialisations and willingness to share their network.

The GOP team displays exceptional expertise in setting up investment funds and related negotiations.

They are particularly attentive to the needs of international asset managers who approach the Italian market.

We have been collaborating with Emanuele Grippo’s team on regulatory matters for several years; and we have found great harmony and availability with this team, with whom we have worked very well.

Emanuele Grippo is highly qualified and always available.

Counsel Raffaele Sansone is outstanding!

Raffaele Sansone has the ability to generate synergies and manage complex negotiations. Raffaele has deep knowledge of the market and is always proactive in identifying and proposing innovative structures in light of new regulations. Furthermore, he is always available and quick with his feedback, providing timely advice and information.

Key clients



Arcadia SGR

Azimut Libera Impresa SGR


Capital Dynamics SGR

Fideuram Investimenti SGR

Fineco Asset Manager

GAM (Italia) SGR

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Green Arrow

Innogest SGR

Nb Aurora

Neuberger Berman

Partners Group


Riello Investimenti SGR



Tikehau Capital

UTI Asset Management

Lumen Ventures

Levante Capital

Deutsche Bank

Banca Generali


Work highlights

  • Assisted Fideuram with the implementation of a master-feeder structure with Eurizon.
  • Assisted the ESG City Impact Fund (managed by Coima SGR) with the investment into Fondo Porta Romana, a new fund that aims to acquire the former Porta Romana railway yard in Milan.
  • Advised Riello Investimenti on the establishment (and negotiation with the anchor investors) of a new private debt reserved alternative investment fund (Impresa Italia II).

Italy > Tax Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni’s tax practice is consistently sought out in relation to M&A, financial products, litigation, transfer pricing and VAT. The department also fields experts in private client work, real estate taxation, patent boxes and revenue-related criminal law. Fabio Chiarenza heads the team, which includes highly rated tax specialist Luciano AcciariVittorio Zucchelli, who specialises in tax-related M&A, transfer pricing and supply chain restructuring issues; and recently promoted Luciano Bonito Oliva. The associate to note is Francesca Staffieri, while former practice-co-head Stefano Grilli left for Withers Studio Legale in October 2021.

Practice head(s):


I have often had to deal with other law firms, but I have never found the professionalism and competence that I find in GOP.

GOP’s tax law department continues to confirm itself as a point of reference for the tax issues we manage within our team.

The full command of civil and fiscal legislation allows us to propose tailor-made solutions to our clients, which are always greatly appreciated.

What struck me most about Fabio Chiarenza was the simplicity with which he illustrated complex aspects of the proposed operation.

Fabio Chiarenza is the best tax consultant to entrust with complex issues in a short time.

I collaborated with Fabio Chiarenza and associate Francesca Staffieri, who have always shown excellent competence and availability.

Vittorio Zucchelli – excellent preparation and knowledge of the subject, and great at defining the best and most efficient strategy for the company.

Luciano Bonito Oliva is a very strong professional, who helped resolve our issues in the best possible way, while leveraging his network of specialists.

Key clients

Telecom Italia



SKS Malta


Ferrovie dello Stato

UniCredit Group

Atalanta Calcio


La Rinascente Group

Central Retail Corporation


Piaggio & C

Ab Medica

Iper Montebello

La Mondiale Europartner




Lombard International Assurance

Aquileia Capital Services

Poste Italiane

Coeclerici Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Telecom Italia on the tax aspects of the sale of a 37.5% stake in FiberCop to KKR.
  • Advised Intesa Sanpaolo and Banca IMI on the tax side to a three-year, €6.3bn credit facility granted to FCA Italy.
  • Provided tax advice to Salvatore Ferragamo in relation to a €250m financing agreement with Intesa Sanpaolo to fund environmental, social and governance objectives, as well as general cash flow needs.

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 3

Gianni & Origoni‘s team advises on the regulation of financial services, pension and investment funds, and banking and insurance matters, as well as share and other investment offerings. It also assists with listed issuers’ governance. The principal advisers are head of the firm’s Luxembourg desk Emanuele Grippo; Paolo Bordi, a regulatory expert in banking, financial, investment services, insurance and asset management business; and London-based financial markets’ regulations specialist Marco Zaccagnini.

Other key lawyers:


Availability, ability to find innovative solutions, and proactivity.

Accuracy, clarity and availability.

Very effective collaboration.

The banking department of G&O is a multidisciplinary team that is able to advise on diverse subjects, covering the vast majority of banking transactions.

The team is well structured and delivers on time.

The capacity to adapt to clients’ needs and the availability to help.

Emanuele Grippo is a professional with unparalleled experience and quick to find the most appropriate solutions.

Emanuele Grippo is appreciated for his availability and analytical skills.

Key clients

Advance SIM


Allianz Bank Financial Advisors

Arcadia SGR

Arrow Global Group

Banco Santander (Milan)


Candriam Investors Group

Capital Dynamics SGR

Capital International

Cerved Master Services

Cirdan Capital Management

Credit Suisse

DeA Capital

Eurizon Capital Real Asset SGR





GAM (Italia) SGR

Goldman Sachs

Grosvenor Capital Management

Itas Mutua

Lombard Odier

Neuberger Berman

Pirelli & C


Santander Consumer Bank


Wilmington Trust

Work highlights

  • Assisted Euronext with the acquisition from London Exchange Group of LSEG Holding Italia, the holding company of Borsa Italiana Group.
  • Assisted Barclays Bank and Barclays Capital Securities with the authorisations granted to them to carry out banking and investment services in Italy.
  • Assisted AIPB – Italian Private Banking Association with its discussions with CONSOB, Bank of Italy and the Ministry of Economy and Finance on new legislative proposals for financial markets regulation.

Italy > Capital markets: Debt Tier 3

Gianni & Origoni's CMD group advises issuers and underwriters on the issue of bonds (including hybrid instruments and convertible bonds, and other financial instruments) both in the Italian domestic market and the Euromarket. Richard Hamilton assists issuers, banks and private equity funds with securities offerings, including MTN programmes and bond issues; specialist in debt issues, structured finance and derivative transactions Marco Zaccagnini leads the practice from London.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:


High levels of professionalism, and great for the human aspects of its people.

Undoubtedly one of the most prepared firms around, with excellent knowledge of Italian DCM features.

Over time, we have created an excellent professional and human relationship with the lawyers from this firm, who have the ability to find solutions that are realistic and balanced.

The Gianni & Origoni team stands out from other firms for its ability to propose lean solutions, even in the face of complex requests.

The professionals of Gianni & Origoni’s team are highly qualified and very helpful.

Their ability to solve problems effectively, and at the same time efficiently, sets them apart from other law firms.

Experience, availability and knowledge of the products!

Richard Hamilton has demonstrated on several occasions an approach that aims to solve the problems that emerge during structuring processes.

Key clients

Goldman Sachs International

Deutsche Bank (London Branch)

Poste Italiane

Banca IMI

J P Morgan Securities


Morgan Stanley

Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario

Citigroup Global Markets

BNP Paribas

Santander Consumer Bank

Cassa Centrale Banca – Credito Cooperativo Italiano

Generali Investments Europe

Work highlights

  • Advised Astaldi on the debt instruments issued by it, in relation to the execution of its composition with creditors (on a direct going concern basis).
  • Assisted Goldstory and Stroili (as to Italian law matters) with the issuance by Goldstory of high-yield bonds for €620m.
  • Assisted Swiss group Selecta with the Italian law aspects of the recapitalisation of the group, which involved the restructuring of three series of senior secured notes.

Italy > Compliance Tier 3

Gianni & Origoni‘s team fields experts in Decree 231 matters, along with privacy and data protection-related issues, and the implications within Italy of international proceedings under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1997 and UK Bribery Act 2010. Heading up the practice are compliance and white-collar crime specialist Federico Busatta, and IT and data protection expert Daniele Vecchi. ICT, privacy and cybersecurity partner Stefano Mele joined from Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato in April 2021.


It is a firm that is structured above all to follow particularly complex operations and/or disputes that require expertise in various branches of law.

Client orientation and the ability to understand clients’ needs and objectives by offering quality legal advice.

The team is a close-knit team that works well together, and is able to adapt well to changing demands as they develop.

They communicate well in both English and Italian, and they provide substantive and focused support to their international colleagues.

Key clients

Lindt & Sprungli

Orthofix Inc

Newberger Berman



Asean Brown Boveri

Philip Morris International

Dover Corporation


Work highlights

  • Advised Orthofix on strengthening/updating its internal compliance programme.
  • Assisted Mylan with both carrying out an internal investigation and reviewing its compliance system.
  • Assisted Fedrigoni  with updating its internal compliance programme.

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

With substantial expertise in the healthcare industry, Gianni & Origoni acts on a wide range of transactions, particularly in relation to chemistry and pharmaceutical-related matters. Corporate and commercial law, M&A and private equity specialist Rosario Zaccà heads the team, which includes competition law expert Eva Cruellas Sada; and Antonio Lirosi, an administrative law specialist with a notable focus on tenders for works, supplies and services. Since publication, Antonella Capria left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Key clients




GE Medical System Italia

Herbalife Italia



Leadiant Group





Novartis Farma

Novo Nordisk



Pharmaceutical Group FIS


Takeda Italia

Garofalo Health Care


Rohm & Haas

Work highlights

  • Assisted AbbVie with the largest venture capital-backed Series A funding round for an Italian biotechnology company to date.
  • Assisting Novartis with one of the most important antitrust cases in Italy’s pharmaceutical sector in recent years.
  • Assisted several companies of the Leadiant Group before the Italian Competition Authority with an abuse of dominance investigation, which raises a number of novel issues at the intersection of antitrust and pharmaceutical regulation.

Italy > Industry focus: Retail Tier 3

Gianni & Origoni fields a cross-departmental group, drawing upon the expertise of professionals in the M&A, disputes, finance, labour, IP, restructuring and compliance departments.

Key clients

Central Retail Corporation

Esselunga S.p.A.

Coin Group

Gruppo Leonardo Caltagirone

Westfield Milan S.p.A.

DIP Capital LLP

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

Fenicia Group (Camicissima)

Work highlights

  • Assisting G.A.M. S.p.A. and other companies of its group in structuring and drafting a composition with creditors (“concordato preventivo”) proposal on a going concern basis, pursuant to Articles 160 and 186-bis of the Italian Insolvency Law.
  • Assisting Tyre Retail S.r.l., a subsidiary entirely owned by Fintyre S.p.A., the Italian tyre distributor subject to a composition with creditors procedure (in order to avoid bankruptcy), in relation to, inter alia,  a proposed sale of 21 service centres to All Tyre Service.
  • Assisting Fenicia Group, the parent company of Camicissima, in the acquisition of Nara Camicie.

Italy > Intellectual property Tier 3

Gianni & Origoni‘s IP department provides expert advice and representation to domestic and international clients in the full spectrum of IP matters, as well as those with aspects of TMT and cybersecurity law. The group’s engagement in the arts field is particularly recognised and appreciated, both in contentious and transactional contexts, while IT and media are also among the team’s areas of specialism. The department is jointly led by Nino Di Bella and Massimo Sterpi, and it includes Vanessa Franchini. IP, TMT and cybersecurity expert Stefano Mele joined in April 2021 from Carnelutti.

Practice head(s):

Nino Di Bella; Massimo Sterpi

Other key lawyers:


‘Vanessa Franchini is a knowledgable lawyer who perfectly understands the client’s needs. She is flexible to adapt to the client’s strategy and looks for the most realistic and practical approach. She is firm and assertive in the courtroom, too.’

‘Competence, timing and ability to understand business dynamics and work with the various business components at all levels.’

‘Nino di Bella and Raffaello Stefano De Marco are highly experienced professionals and have the ability to interact with every level of the company.’

‘Massimo Sterpi is intelligent, innovative and responsive.’

‘Ability to make accurate strategic evaluations, weighing in an analytical way the pros and cons of each problem, and then suggesting the most suitable synthetic solution in the light of the analysis carried out.’

‘Nino Di Bella: accuracy of his evaluations and considerable experience in negotiation techniques and strategies. Carmine Di Benedetto: multi-practice approach to problems and constant professional updating.’

‘Gianni & Origoni focuses strongly on advocating for the client’s position, developing practical and effective strategies to advance the client’s interest, and obtaining satisfactory results.’

‘Massimo Sterpi is extremely competent as a lawyer, and a pleasure to deal with as a person.’

Key clients



Sky Italia


Lega Calcio Professionisti Serie A (Italian Football League)




Roberto Cavalli


Wind Tre

TBS Crew S.r.l.

Ferretti Yachts Group


Philip Morris


Costa Crociere

De Agostini

Work highlights

  • Assistance to the Italian Football League (Serie A) with reference to the IP issues related to the sale of a 10% stake in a proposed TV rights newco to a consortium made up by CVC, Advent and FSI.
  • Assisting Global Art Exhibition Inc in criminal proceedings concerning allegedly fake Modigliani artworks.
  • Assisting TBS Crew S.r.l. in relation to licensing, brand protection, advertising and joint venture agreements.

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.

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
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

Gianni & Origoni is a recommended firm in the Green Guide EMEA 2022. Learn more about this recognition.