Gianni & Origoni > Turin, Italy > Firm Profile

Gianni & Origoni
10128 TURIN

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni‘s public law department boasts a strong team with broad experience in handling a wide range of matters in all fields of administrative law including public procurements, planning and zoning, concessions, environmental regulation, energy, telecoms and IT services. Jointly headed by Antonio Lirosi and Giuseppe Velluto, the team assists its clients including leading Italian and international companies in extrajudicial and judicial matters before national administrative courts, as well as European courts with regular involvement in precedent-setting matters. Guido Reggiani was promoted to partner in July 2022.


‘A well-established team marrying exceptional market knowledge and commercial acumen.’

‘Mindset of a problem solver and gravitas’

‘The team in environmental topics is the best available on the Italian market, having an excellent knowledge of the technical laws and also having strong knowledge and being strongly available to manage non-legal topic within the environmental scenario.’

‘Excellent professional capabilities and availability’

‘The lawyer Giuseppe Velluto, in particular, positively stands out for his ability to combine his deep knowledge of administrative law with the ability to provide responses concerning corporate transactions with the related M&A implications.’

‘Outstanding knowledge of Environmental Law and Public Law – Outstanding coordination of the Team – Excellent timing together with high quality of the services and balanced costs.’

‘Good knowledge of the sector in which the company operates – pragmatic approach – proactive behavior – attempt to try to understand the actual business needs in order to identify the best solution.’

‘Fabio Baglivo is an excellent partner.’

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

Acciaierie d’Italia

Italgas Storage S.p.A.

Esso Italiana S.r.l.

Sarpom S.r.l.

Isab S.r.l.

Perstorp S.p.A.


Work highlights

  • Assisting Fondazione Cariplo in the “Territori Virtuosi” project launched in 2017, which promotes the energy requalification of public buildings and private buildings owned by non-profit organisations with the aim of cutting CO2 emissions through the reduction of fossil energy consumption, activating local investments and reducing public spending. It currently involves 20 public entities and 7 non-profit organisations for a total of 459 buildings improving their energy efficiency.
  • Assistance in the procedure concerning the approval of a variation of the general zoning plan of the Municipality of Grugliasco to allow the refurbishment and enlargement of the Shopville Le Gru shopping mall.
  • Assisting LivaNova Plc in relation to several litigation proceedings against the Ministry for Ecological Transition (“the Ministry”) with reference to the Torviscosa and Brescia sites.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 1

In addition to excelling at refinancing and restructuring work, Gianni & Origoni‘s sizeable practice has a strong track record in real estate finance, ESG-linked transactions, green deals, and acquisition and structured finance. The practice co-heads are domestic and international financing deal specialist Matteo Bragantini, Giuseppe De Simone, who ‘makes clients feel safe during transactions‘, and energy and infrastructure project financing expert, Ottaviano Sanseverino. Other active partners are Matteo Gotti and Eduardo Fiordiliso, while Claudia Lami is the counsel to note. Arrigo ArrigoniIlaria Laureti and Piergiorgio Picardi are recently-elevated partners.


‘Really stands out for both its deep theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as the team’s outstanding negotiation skills.’

‘Innovations have occurred in the firm’s IT department, which have improved online meetings and reduced the environmental impact.’

‘Giuseppe De Simone is admirable for his total availability, client-oriented attitude, and strong negotiation skills – makes clients feel safe during transactions.’

Key clients





Generali Real Estate


Intesa Sanpaolo

Ital Gas Storage

Magnaghi Group

Prelios SGR

Salcef Group


Whysol Investments

Work highlights

  • Assisted FiberCop with the negotiation of a loan agreement for € 1.5bn.
  • Advised Marcegaglia Steel on a 6-year €1bn facility agreement granted by a pool of Italian and foreign banks.
  • Assisted Tages Capital SGR with a bridge financing and a subsequent refinancing, which related to the acquisition (through its investment fund Tages Helios II) of a portfolio of operational solar plants.

Italy > Bologna: leading firms Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni’s Bologna team has a well-established reputation for its strong M&A practice and its capabilities in venture capital deals. The team, headed by Federico Dettori, is also active in new sectors such as legaltech, new technologies protection, and legal assistance to AI projects. While Dettori specialises in corporate, commercial, litigation and arbitration law as well as in debt recovery operations and corporate rescue proceedings, counsel Rodrigo Boccioletti focuses on corporate law, especially regarding private and public M&As and private equity transactions.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

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.

Prosit S.r.l.

Profiltubi 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

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

Scanreco AB

I3Charter Srl

Necst Srl

Work highlights

  • Assistance to Tenor and Inter-Rail in the sale of 75% of InRail’s shares to Autostrada del Brennero, through its 100% owned subsidiary STR.
  • Assistance to Farma-Derma shareholders in signing a strategic partnership with the Specchiasol group, with the aim of constituting the national leader in the development and marketing of high medical value Health-Care products.
  • Assistance to Azimut, one of the leading independent asset management operators in Europe with over EUR 83 billion under management, as lead investor in the EUR16 million capital increase of Young Platform, the Italian fintech platform that simplifies access to the world of cryptocurrencies.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni leverages a broad network within Italy, in addition to its global offices in London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, New York, Brussels and Abu Dhabi, to routinely partake in blockbuster deals. The team is able to call upon the firm’s dedicated focus teams for transactions concerning fashion and luxury, sports, insurance, life sciences, pharma, fintech and food, and is co-led by Francesco Gianni , Alfredo D’Aniello, Gianluca Ghersini, Gabriele Ramponi and Antonio Segni . Gianni, the firm’s founding partner, is a highly acclaimed name for both general public and public-to-private M&A and D’Aniello operates across market reshaping cross-border, LBO, tender offer, joint venture, spin-off and divestiture deals. Andrea Aiello  supplements his transactional know-how with prowess in commercial, joint venture and shareholders’ agreement drafting, whereas Raimondo Premonte, who splits his time between London and Rome, is regularly involved in significant deals involving listed companies, both Italian and foreign. The group is also home to a number of highly respected junior partners including Chiara Gianni, who has experience of representing leading domestic and multinational companies, as well as commercial contract expert, Mattia Casarosa, and Gerardo Carbonelli , who is well-versed in corporate issues pertaining to joint-stock and limited liability companies.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Gianni; Alfredo D’Aniello; Gianluca Ghersini; Gabriele Ramponi; Antonio Segni

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Aiello; Raimondo Premonte; Chiara Gianni; Mattia Casarosa; Gerardo Carbonelli; Francesco Puntillo; Kathleen Lemmens


‘Raimondo Premonte and his team are extremely satisfactory in terms of performance due to their attention to customer’s needs and always looking to provide the bast advice.’

‘They have profound knowledge of legal matters but at the same time high business judgement’

‘Francesco Puntillo is one of the best energy lawyers in Italy. He is an outstanding professional, result oriented and pragmatic on top of being very pleasant to work with even in the context of difficult negotiations and deals. He is extremely competent in the energy field bringing to the table the experience matured on a large number of transactions. Clients and advisors consider him as a point of reference. He is also extremely transparent and capable of smoothing complex negotiations’

‘Availability, quality of work, contribution to the deal team, personal touch.’

‘M&A team has unique experience especially in the public sector and they can provide overall assistance and coverage even on M&A related legal aspects (antitrust, golden powers, HR and Tax).’

‘Andrea Aiello has gained unique experience in Italy on public M&A related aspects.’

‘Alfredo D’Aniello is a star in the private equity and medium-large acquisition markets.’

‘Outstanding dedication and technical background.’

Key clients



Assicurazioni Generali

Atlantia S.p.A. (Edizione Holding)


Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Ergon Capital

Esselunga S.p.A.

Euronext N.V.

Ferrovie dello Stato

Hitachi Ltd


LivaNova PLC

LVMH Fashion Group



Nibe Industrier

Poste Italiane

Reale Compagnia Italiana Srl



Terra Firma

Trevi Group


Telecom Italia S.p.A.

Tinexta S.p.A.

Zurich Insurance Company

Work highlights

  • Assistance to Atlantia in relation to its exit from Autostrade per l’Italia S.p.A. (ASPI).
  • 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.
  • Assistance to Philips in the Italian law aspects related to the transfer of the worldwide Philips Domestic Appliance business to the Chinese investment fund Hillhouse Capital.

Italy > EU and competition law Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni houses ‘one of the best teams around‘. The competition department covers merger notifications, cartel cases (including follow-on private enforcement cases), and abuse of dominance matters. It also provides distribution law advice at Italian and European levels. Piero Fattori is operations manager of the competition and regulatory practice, which also showcases Alberto Pera, ‘a go-to practitioner within the antitrust area‘; Eva Cruellas Sada, whose track record includes several Italian Competition Authority cases; competition law specialist Matteo Padellaro; and the ‘highly valuableSalvatore Spagnuolo. Andrea Pezza is an experienced associate.

Practice head(s):


‘One of the best teams around, and its lawyers get along very well with each and with the client. Timely and accurate in their feedback on any issue that happens to be raised, and the firm is outstanding in each and every department.’

‘The practice is made unique by its exceptional ability to tailor the work to the client’s real needs.’

‘The antitrust team is highly qualified and very business oriented, and handles complicated issues quickly and in a practical way. Clients also appreciate how they involve young team members, letting them actively join discussions or presentations.’

‘Piero Fattori has a very solid background, especially in the judicial field where he has the rare ability to assist clients in assessing the pro and cons of any possible initiative.’

‘Piero Fattori and Andrea Pezza are legal counsellors that some clients can only dream of. They are a stronghold for any issue faced by business associations in very competitive environments. It is not so common to deal with such highly rated professionals, who are so committed to problem solving for clients while also being very decent people.’

Alberto Pera is a go-to practitioner within the antitrust area, both in Italy and in Brussels, particularly for his deep experience in the functioning of EU and Italian authorities and institutions, but also for his knowledge of the law and commercial sense.

‘Matteo Padellaro deserves to be mentioned for his way of assisting clients – his strength is that he is almost always available on very short notice to exchange views on how to smooth out processes or resolve issues.’

‘Salvatore Spagnuolo is highly valuable as a strategic thinker and knows both the substantive and the procedural pitfalls very well, and how to avoid them in an efficient manner.’

Key clients


HDI Assicurazioni

Prima assicurazioni


Angelini Holding


Assotelecomunicazioni – Asstel


Telecom Italia


Assicurazioni Generali



Moby – CIN











Generali Italia

Work highlights

  • Assisted Eni with the antitrust aspects of the sale to Snam of a 49.9% stake in companies operating two groups of gas pipelines that connect Algeria to Italy.
  • Assisted Telecom Italia with the implementation of commitments that were attached to a decision by the European Commission to clear the acquisition of joint control over INWIT by Telecom Italia and Vodafone.
  • Assisted Assicurazioni Generali with the antitrust aspects of the acquisition of control of Società Cattolica di Assicurazione (through a voluntary public takeover offer).

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni‘s infrastructure, energy and natural resources department consistently advises on major energy market matters. Clients particularly benefit from the firm’s leveraging of its M&A, project finance, litigation, regulatory, and environmental and administrative law expertise. The practice is co-led by Francesco Puntillo, who ‘stands out‘, and oil and gas, energy and infrastructure expert Ottaviano Sanseverino. Other key advisers are public law specialists Giuseppe Velluto and Stefano Cunico, M&A expert Francesco Bruno, and transactions practitioner Arrigo Arrigoni. Guido Reggiani is a recently promoted partner, while Angelo Crisafulli is an experienced counsel.


‘The team is very pro-deal – it comprises hard workers, who make delivery within tight timetables possible.’

‘A pro-transaction approach that allows things to happen.’

‘GOP leverages deal-oriented and extremely experienced lawyers – having GOP on your side enables complex M&A transactions.’

‘GOP’s individuals are reliable lawyers, delivering within tight deadlines and maintaining high-quality support.

‘Deep knowledge of the market, availability, commercial approach, and a large dedicated team.’

‘Francesco Puntillo stands out for his competence, knowledge of the market, strong negotiation skills, and vision.’

Francesco Puntillo is a strong asset for the firm – he has unparalleled negotiation capabilities and connections in the Italian infrastructure space.

‘Francesco Bruno is an extremely talented professional.’

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

Wood/Amec Foster Wheeler

EF Solare


Nord/LB 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 (NextPower)



Fondazione Cariplo

European Energy




Ellomay Capital

Enel X


Qualitas Energy

Vei Green




Work highlights

  • Assisted Predica with the acquisition (through Predica Energies Durables) of a 49% stake in Edison Renewables from Edison.
  • Assisted Natixis, Banco Santander (Milan Branch), Banco BPM and Banco Santander with the €120m refinancing of ForVEI II’s portfolio (comprising 44 solar plants).
  • Assisted Fondazione Cariplo with the Territori Virtuosi project, which promotes the energy requalification of public buildings, as well as private buildings owned by non-profit organisations.

Italy > Industry focus: Manufacturing Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni is home to a consummate multidisciplinary team, which assists domestic and international manufacturing clients, and possesses expertise across labour, litigation, IP, restructuring and insolvency work. Gabriella Covino and Luca Jeantet have recently been engaged in a matter pertaining to a direct business continuity-restructuring plan.

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Safilo Group

Sugherificio Ganau


Italy > Padua: leading firms Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni‘s Padua office ‘distinguishes itself as a very solid law firm, which provides an excellent service to its clients.’ The group specialises in M&A transactions, restructuring and insolvency, as well as labour and public law. The sizeable team, led by Paolo Brugnera, also has strong litigation capabilities. Key contacts include Paolo Gnignati, Ettore Scimemi and Paolo Dominis.

Practice head(s):


‘Gianni & Origoni – Padua Office distinguishes itself as a very solid law firm, that provides an excellent service to its clients. The measures adopted by the firm during the covid-pandemia were highly effective in order to assure the safety of both clients and lawyers.’

‘Avv. Andrea Baccarin (associate) is a preeminent business lawyer who mainly deals with corporate law issues and m&a operations. He is very efficient, competent and able to deliver answers in very short time.’

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.

Cherry Bank

Banca Finanziaria Internazionale S.p.A.

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.

Veneta Cucine S.p.A.

Ten Square Games

Voestalpine Bohler Welding Group Gmbh

Rizzani De Eccher S.p.A.

Dainese S.p.A.

Alto Trevigiano Servizi S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assistance to Pittarosso S.p.A. in its restructuring process through the “Creditors Composition” procedure before the Court of Padua.
  • Assistance to Ten Square Games in the acquisition of 100% of Rortos, an Italian company developing video games and, in particular, flight simulators for mobile devices.
  • Assistance to BRD in the acquisition of certain companies operating in the management of biogas and biomethane plants supplied by biomass of agricultural origin, with particular reference to the operation carried out with Cattolica Agricola S.a.r.l., a company belonging to the Cattolica Assicurazioni Group.

Italy > Private equity Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni leverages a broad national network, complemented by sites in New York, Brussels, Abu Dhabi, London, Shanghai and Hong Kong, to support on domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions alike. The team is particularly accomplished in complex exit or governance affairs and has expertise in the retail, fashion and luxury, insurance, health, fintech, pharma and infrastructure fields. Founding partner Francesco Gianni is dual-qualified as a member of the New York Bar and is regarded for his public M&A and public-to-private M&A prowess; he co-leads the team alongside Raimondo Premonte, Stefano Bucci, who is often instructed by funds and companies targeting insurance and banking entities, and Gianluca Ghersini whose workload frequently includes deals with a cross-border component. They are supported by Gabriele Ramponi, a food and beverage and energy-infrastructure specialist, and Aldo Turella, an associate who is developing a reputation for acquisitions, minority and majority investments, buy-outs and restructurings.

Other key lawyers:


‘Very well connected locally with all stakeholders (public institutions, banks, investors, corporates).’

‘Proactive in deal origination, suggesting ideas and proprietary angles.’

Key clients

Albourne Partners Ltd


Ambienta SGR

Apax Partners

Aperion 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

F2i SGR S.p.A.


Fondo Italiano d’investimento

G Square Healthcare Private Equity LLP

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

ICG Intermediate Capital Group

Lion Capital

Peninsula Capital

Sixth Street

Thoma Bravo

Three Hills Capital Partners


Value Italy

Italy > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni‘s real estate department leverages expertise in M&A, capital markets, zoning and taxation. It also assists with real estate-related finance and environmental matters. In September 2022, Filippo Cecchetti joined the team from DLA Piper, bringing with him a group of experts, including counsels Giulia Minetti Floccari and Eleonora Laurito. Cecchetti now leads the practice alongside Domenico Tulli, whose track record covers the retail, hospitality, office and commercial property sectors, and the ‘super-helpfulDavide Braghini. Maria Grazia Lanero, who is a real estate and administrative law expert, is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Domenico Tulli; Davide Braghini; Filippo Cecchetti


‘Always extremely professional, proactive, and aware of the latest legislation, regulations, updates and authorities’ approach.’

‘A strong team comprising some of the most influential and respected real estate lawyers in Italy.’

‘GOP continues to demonstrate deep knowledge of various real estate matters and is highly proactive in its problem solving.’

‘Gianni & Origoni’s real estate and construction team has good knowledge of the real estate industry and a business-oriented approach to real estate transactions.’

‘Davide Braghini is one of the most influential real estate lawyers in Italy and super-helpful during negotiations, during which he often comes up with innovative and creative solutions to tackle problems and resolve issues.’

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

‘Davide Braghini is a brilliant lawyer with deep knowledge of the real estate industry. He is one of the few lawyers around who can advise clients on both real estate and financial regulatory matters, which is highly convenient for foreign investors wishing to invest in Italy.’

Key clients

Arsenale ìì

PATRIZIA Alternative Investment

Castello SGR

Coima SGR

Hines Italy RE

Dea Capital RE SGR

Generali Real Estate SGR




Numeria SGR

CBE Capital

Prelios SGR

Swiss Life Asset Management

Three Stones Capital

Sixth Street Capital Partners

Park Plaza Hotels Group

Cromwell Property Group

Intesa Sanpaolo

CACIB (Credit Agricole)

Work highlights

  • Assisted Reale Compagnia Italiana with the sale and voluntary public offer for one of Italy’s largest portfolios of real estate assets, which was acquired by Blackstone Group.
  • Assisted Evergreen with the voluntary public tender and exchange offer for all of Coima Res SPA Siiq’s ordinary shares.
  • Assisted BNP Paribas (as facility agent, bookrunner and MLA) and Unicredit (as MLA and bookrunner) with the financing granted to Italian fund HEVF II Italy E to acquire 20 logistics assets.

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Gianni & Origoni provides ‘high value’ advice on complex restructuring operations to major financial institutions and companies. The team is highly experienced in both in-court and out-of-court proceedings, particularly regarding distressed M&A transactions and troubled assets. Gabriella Covino’s expertise lies in assisting domestic and multinational clients with negotiating venture and shareholder agreements, while Luca Jeantet helps insolvent companies with debt restructuring and compositions with creditors. The department also includes a wealth of other acclaimed names, namely Antonio Auricchio and Francesco GianniGiuseppe De Simone and Paolo Gnignati are likewise noted as key members.

Practice head(s):

Gabriella Covino; Luca Jeantet


‘The legal team interacts with the other professionals involved also in the international context, enriching the operation with content and worth; it was decisive in finding innovative solutions that contributed to the resolution of the crisis.’

‘The legal team of Gianni & Origoni is made up of high-value professionals, also appreciated by their competitors. Specifically, the lawyer partners Gabriella Covino and Luca Jeantet, assisted by the lawyer Paola Vallino, were decisive for the success of the operation, thanks to their evident technical skills and their experience gained in the sector.’

‘Skills and approach problem solving are unique.’

‘The people are able to create strong relations.’

Key clients

Alberta Pacific Furniture



Concord Resources Limited

Dada Holding LLC

Fininven S.r.l.

Niche Fusina Rolled Products S.r.l.



Cerberus (Santarelli’s bankruptcy)

CIN S.p.A.

Conbipel S.p.A. under extraordinary administration

D’Amante S.p.A.

Fidia S.p.A.

Fintyre S.p.A.

Gruppo PSC S.p.A.

Gruppo PSC Partecipazioni


Inca Cosmetici S.p.A.

Ingegneria Italia S.p.A. under extraordinary administration

Italian Leather

Martor S.p.A.

Michele Bottiglieri Shipping

Moby S.p.A.

Pittarosso S.p.A.

Sugherificio Ganau


Tyre Retail S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Gruppo PSC, a multinational company operating in the Electromechanical, Telecommunications, Railway and Naval sectors, in the composition with creditors procedure started before the competent Court of Lagonegro (PZ), pursuant to articles 160 and 186-bis of the Italian bankruptcy law.
  • Assisted Pittarosso, an Italian company operating more than 200 shops (shoe retailers), in its composition with creditor’s procedure (concordato preventivo) before the Court of Padua.
  • Assisted Michele Bottiglieri Shipping in the second phase of a restructuring plan under article 67 of the Italian Bankruptcy Law.

Italy > Turin: leading firms Tier 1

Besides its expertise in the corporate and M&A field, Gianni & Origoni‘s Turin-based team is active in restructuring and litigating complex transactions. The group regularly provides assistance to both creditors and investors in complex insolvency matters. Luca Jeantet is specifically called upon for handling restructuring and turnaround matters. Considered an expert in negotiating and establishing international joint venture projects; he co-leads the team with Moreno Martini who specialises in the sale and purchase of participating interests. Associate Paola Vallino is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Luca Jeantet; Moreno Martini

Other key lawyers:


‘Skills and their problem solving approach are unique.’

‘People are able to create strong relations.’


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.

Conbipel S.p.A.

Martor S.p.A.

Fintyre S.p.A.

Sugherificio Ganau

Tyre Retail S.p.A.

Cerberus (Santarelli’s bankruptcy)

Work highlights

  • Assisted Conbipel in the extraordinary administration procedure and in the sale of its assets to Grow Capital Global. Invitalia was involved in the transaction, supporting the new industrial and financial plan aimed at relaunching the company and its brand.
  • Assisted the Special Commissioners of Engineering Italia S.r.l. in implementing a competitive procedure to identify the best investor interested in the business unit which operates in the automotive market, allowing for the protection of almost 300 jobs.
  • Assisted Edilcem S.r.l., a company operating in the real estate sectors, in the composition with creditors procedure started before the competent Court of Torino.

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

Gianni & Origoni‘s ‘pragmatic and solution-oriented‘ practice covers refinancings, restructuring, real estate finance, ESG-linked deals, and investment and structured finance. It also assists major lenders with general corporate operations. The practice is co-led by Matteo Bragantini, who acts for banking clients on domestic and international financing transactions, banking and finance specialist Giuseppe De Simone, and Ottaviano Sanseverino, who is ‘great for energy and infrastructure work‘. Other key practitioners are Matteo Gotti, Eduardo Fiordiliso, Arrigo Arrigoni, as well as recently-promoted Ilaria Laureti and Piergiorgio Picardi. Counsels Claudia Lami and Maria Panetta are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Matteo Bragantini; Giuseppe De Simone; Ottaviano Sanseverino


‘The firm’s main strengths are its sector and market knowledge, solution-oriented approach, and strong level of availability and engagement (even at partner level).’

‘A leading law firm in Italy’s project finance and infrastructure market.’

‘Offers high-quality services, and the team is very knowledgeable about its areas of specific expertise.’

‘Pragmatic and solution-oriented, which clients greatly appreciate.’

‘Ottaviano Sanseverino- great for energy and infrastructure work.’

‘Giuseppe Velluto – a partner with vast administrative law experience.’

‘Arrigo Arrigoni recently became a partner and was a standout associate before!’

Key clients


Intesa Sanpaolo

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

EIB (European Investment Bank)

Crédit Agricole Group




BNP Paribas


Nord/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank

Société Générale

Banco Santander

Work highlights

  • Assisted a pool of financial institutions (over 20 lenders) with the granting of new credit facilities to OpenFiber.
  • Acted as special counsel to EIB on APL – Autostrada Pedemontana Lombarda’s approximately €1.74bn financing.
  • Assisted UniCredit with a real estate securitisation transaction via a bank loan.

Italy > Capital markets: Equity Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni‘s ECM practice is consistently sought out by issuers, selling shareholders and underwriters to advise on initial and secondary public offerings of equity securities. It also assists with rights issues, listing procedures and regulatory compliance issues. Paolo Bordi and Emanuele Grippo co-lead the team, which showcases Alessandro Merenda, ‘one of the best ECM lawyers in Italy‘, along with Antonio Segni and Paolo Bordi, whose broad practices include ECM work,. Mariasole Conticelli advises on financial instruments offerings and IPOs, while Andrea Bazuro and Giacomo Bizzozero are experienced associates.

Practice head(s):


The GOP team is extraordinary for its competence, timeliness and availability – always a first choice.

The team is unique for its excellent advice to clients, and is proactive during all phases of a transaction.

Individuals who are very competent and available, and always find solutions.

The team has always been very responsive and qualified. Clients consistently obtain clear and quick answers for very complex and structured international operation.’

A very proactive, professional and innovative team.

Alessandro Merenda is an exceptional person and one of the best ECM lawyers in Italy.

Alessandro Merenda is authoritative, competent, and collaborative.

Alessandro Merenda is a fantastic lawyer, and he has the courage to tell his clients things that many lawyers won’t.

Key clients



BNP Paribas

Citigroup Global Markets

Deutsche Bank

Equita SIM

European Investment Bank

Goldman Sachs International

Italian Government/Ministry of Economy and Finance

Intesa Sanpaolo

Illimity Bank

J P Morgan Securities


Make Your Credit

Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario

Morgan Stanley

Officina Stellare

Poste Italiane


Salcef Group

Salvatore Ferragamo




TPG Sixth Street Partners


Zetland Capital Partners


Work highlights

  • Assisted Technoprobe with the listing of its ordinary shares on Euronext Growth Milan.
  • Assisted Linkem with the integration of the retail activities of Linkem Group into those of the Tiscali Group.
  • Assisted Astaldi with the ECM aspects of its composition with creditors proposal and proportionate demerger in favour of Webuild.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni advises clients on the full spectrum of issues concerning cybersecurity, data protection and technology law. The team is well-equipped to handle international cybersecurity and data protection issues including drafting privacy agreements and specific data protection, as well as structuring data protection compliance systems. Stefano Mele has a track record handling cybersecurity matters and crisis management following cyber-attacks. Daniele Vecchi advises domestic and internal corporations on commercial transactions relating to IT and data protection issues, and Melissa Marchese assists with data protection management.


‘Melissa Marchese is an excellent lawyer, and is qualified in privacy matters. She knows the company and its business very well and suggested how to be compliant with the privacy directive.’

Key clients

Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI)

Arqit Quantum Inc

InfoCert S.p.A.

Open Fiber S.p.A.

Lindt & Sprüngli SpA/ Lindt & Sprüngli SA



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

  • Assisted 30+ national companies operating in the main strategic sectors in the application of the National Cybersecurity Perimeter Law.
  • Assisted Auditel, a company tracking TV audiences in Italy, in an innovative project.
  • Assisted Missoni S.p.A., in undertaking a “cleanse” operation aimed at ensuring that personal data was being processed at all times in full compliance with the applicable regulations and with the highest levels of security.

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 2

The dispute resolution team’s size and expertise at Gianni & Origoni allows for a high caseload of complex high-value disputes. The group, jointly headed by Antonio Auricchio and Paolo Gnignati, handles litigation before all Italian courts, as well as local and international arbitration and mediation. Among the practice’s clients are domestic and international banks, financial institutions and corporations from the financial services, industrial manufacturing, life sciences, technology and energy sectors. The practice’s activity extends to white-collar crime and investigations, as well as insolvency litigation, a front in which Alberto Nanni excels. Key contacts are co-founder and corporate disputes specialist, GianBattista Origoni, who also sits as an arbitrator, and litigator Daniele Vecchi who specialises in product liability and consumer law disputes. Stefano Rossi, focused on insurance litigation, joined in November 2022.

Other key lawyers:


‘Broad view and smartness are the key word in Gianni & Origoni’s approach, as well as deep knowledge of Italian litigation law.’

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


Work highlights

  • Assisted LivaNova PLC (previous Sorin S.p.A.) in the so-far largest environmental litigation case in Italy.
  • Represented Banca Finint and Cherry Bank (formerly 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.

Italy > Employment Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni offers the full spectrum of employment legal advisory and litigation assistance to a mix of multinational and domestic clients. Calling on cross-departmental expertise allows the group to expand its portfolio beyond handling industrial and trade union relations, restructurings and reorganisations to managing employment aspects intersecting with criminal law including regulatory aspects, ESG and compliance matters, as well as M&A transactions and cross-border work. Clients are drawn from a wide range of industries and include several important multi-national groups operating in Italy. Alessandra Ferroni and Saverio Schiavone jointly head the practice from Milan and Rome, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Alessandra Ferroni


‘Emanuele Panattoni and his team are able to provide legal assistance at the highest levels. Having built a solid track record on labour law, Emanuele Panattoni and his team are able to assist clients operating in various business sectors.’

‘Emanuele Panattoni and his team are extremely passionate and enthusiastic people, it is a pleasure to work with them. Being part of one of the most important law firms, Emanuele Panattoni and his team are able to offer assistance on particularly complex and multidisciplinary issues’

‘Lawyers are extremely skilled. Able to work in an international environment. Excellent level of English. Precision and full availability. Prompt response.’

‘Competence, availability and always being present on every occasion great flexibility which always correspond to efficiency and punctuality’

‘The team is very skilled and experienced. The pragmatism and concreteness in solution proposed.’

‘Cristina Capitanio is a very skilled and prepared professional , very attentive and analytical, always available and very focused on achieving the goal in ways that ensure a correct balance between costs and benefits. She is a very scrupulous professional and intellectually honest towards the client.’

‘Very strong employment team headed by Alessandra Ferroni, fluently English speaking, used to advise international clients and knowing what is relevant for them’

‘Alessandra Ferroni is easy to work with, very professional, dedicated to the needs of the client (as is her team), comes with a lot of experience and provides clear guidance’

Key clients



Aurora Recovery Capital




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

Mercedes Benz

Proxima Informatica


Openjobmetis S.p.a.

Work highlights

  • Review and validation of contractual and procedural aspects as well as the delegation of powers within the complex HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) compliance and management system adopted by ENI in a total of 14 jurisdictions with a view to subsequently applying the same organizational and compliance model to all existing subsidiaries/entities.
  • Assistance to Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. in all labour law issues related to the acquisition from Deutsche Bank S.p.A. of its financial advisory business unit, made up by more than 1000 financial advisors, 90 employee and 17 billion of assets under management.
  • Assistance to Transmedics BV, a company acting in the field of design and manufacturing of medical devices and the sale, distribution and commercialization of medical products to be used for organ (heart, lung and liver) transplants, in managing the termination of an employment agreement with a high ranked employee operating in Italy.

Italy > Industry focus: TMT Tier 2

The team at Gianni & Origoni possesses notable expertise in data protection matters, and is well equipped to handle privacy, antitrust and regulatory issues for domestic and international clients. Stefano Mele has over 20 years of experience in the sector, and assists clients with new technologies, cybersecurity work and privacy issues. Luca Rinaldi often handles the acquisition and distribution of television rights, particularly in the sports sector. Federico Dettori has broad experience in assisting Italian and international companies, and Massimo Sterpi leads the department.

Practice head(s):

Massimo Sterpi


‘The team consists of highly qualified professionals, which are always available to support in all matters related to the TMT practice, providing excellent work that is always on time.’

‘Luca Rinaldi is a renowned specialist in his practice and has developed extensive experience in the TMT industry. In particular, I would like to emphasise his precision, attention to detail, and excellent skills in law. He has demonstrated remarkable skills in both judicial and extrajudicial settings.’

‘Luca Rinaldi is a great expert, he is always available and able to find creative solutions to very complicated problems.’

‘The firm combines deep experience on TMT regulation with strong business acumen. They operate with a large team of lawyers that are able to grant remarkable responsiveness and engagement.’

Key clients


Kellify S.p.A.



Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI)

Arqit Quantum Inc

InfoCert S.p.A.

Open Fiber 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



Vancouver Media


Banjy Rights

Sky Group

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


Zucchetti Informatica


Work highlights

  • Assisted Sky Italia s.r.l. with drafting and negotiating a group-wide agreement with Apple for the distribution of the Apple TV+ service on Sky Group platforms in the EU.
  • Assisted 30+ national companies operating in the main strategic sectors in the application of the National Cybersecurity Perimeter Law.
  • Assisted Kellify SpA with IP issues connected to training AI systems, the protection of industrial secrets and the possibility of patenting algorithms, as well as IT contracts.

Italy > Investment funds Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni‘s sizeable investment funds group regularly advises on all aspects of asset management, particularly the processes for establishing a broad range of investment funds. Its expertise covers advising on the most appropriate fund vehicles, structuring issues, and handling applications involving the authorities. The investment funds practice is co-headed by experienced partners Emanuele Grippo, Davide Braghini and Paolo Bordi. A ‘key player for the establishment and launch of funds‘, Raffaele Sansone was elevated to partner in July 2022.

Practice head(s):

Emanuele Grippo; Paolo Bordi; Davide Braghini

Other key lawyers:


With solid experience and a strong track record, the team is a natural choice when clients decide to set up a fund.

Reliability, availability and a client-oriented approach are the key qualities that lead clients to collaborate with the firm.

Very professional people who have very deep knowledge of this area. Highly skilled partners – particularly Emanuele Grippo for regulatory matters – and very dedicated associates.

Raffaele Sansone is an outstanding performer, who has deep technical knowledge together with a clear commercial approach. He is also able to manage the team members very efficiently.

Raffaele Sansone is a rising star in the firm’s fund practice – highly experienced, well connected, and respected by the regulators. He also has great commercial acumen.

Raffaele Sansone is a key player for the establishment and launch of funds. He makes things much easier and clients consider him part of their internal teams.

Raffaele Sansone provides very innovative solutions and structures for the establishment of funds in Italy.

Key clients



Arcadia SGR

Azimut Libera Impresa SGR


Capital Dynamics SGR

Coima SGR

Fideuram Investimenti SGR

Fineco Asset Manager

GAM (Italia) SGR

Goldman Sachs Asset Manager

Green Arrow

Innogest SGR

NB Aurora

Neuberger Berman

Partners Group


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

Hamilton Lane

Work highlights

  • Assisted Coima SGR with setting up and marketing a discretionary real estate alternative investment fund called Evergreen Fund.
  • Assisted Panakes (an Italian venture capital firm in the life sciences sector) with the subsequent closings of European venture capital funds’ closed-end, reserved alternative investment.
  • Assisted Lumen Ventures with investments made by Banca Fucino and ENPAV in Lumen Ventures.

Italy > Tax Tier 2

Gianni & Origoni fields specialists in the tax aspects of M&A, extraordinary transactions and financial products. The experienced team also assists with transfer pricing, VAT, wealth management, real estate tax, patent boxes, and criminal issues. Fabio Chiarenza is ‘the best tax lawyer ever encountered‘; Luciano Acciari has longstanding tax expertise; and Vittorio Zucchelli acts on M&A, transfer pricing, and supply chain restructuring-related tax matters. Other specialists include Luciano Bonito Oliva, and at counsel level Marco Frulio and the recently promoted Francesca Staffieri. Mario D’Avossa and counsel Riccardo Vaccaro are 2022 hires from CMS.

Practice head(s):

Fabio Chiarenza


The tax team at GOP is a key, solid partner for any complex matter that clients might face in connection with their private wealth.

Their deep knowledge of corporate, tax and art law, and the taxation of individuals, allows them to identify the best route for clients to follow when it comes to reorganising wealth or making complex financial investments.

Excellent knowledge of foreign tax regulations makes the team the perfect adviser for cross-border families.

Fabio Chiarenza, Luciano Bonito Oliva and Francesca Stafferi all have profound knowledge and strong levels of commercial sensitivity, which make them strong partners for clients. Clients always report very satisfactory feedback.

Clients particularly praise Fabio Chiarenza’s outstanding knowledge of legal and tax matters, as well as his ability to identify solutions that are always efficient.

Fabio Chiarenza and his team stand out for their great knowledge of tax matters and their ability to anticipate the reaction of the authorities.

Fabio Chiarenza has the right approach, as well as the ability to provide clients with a clear explanation of all the details of any convoluted piece of Italy’s tax regulations – the best tax lawyer we have ever encountered.

Marco Frulio is excellent.

Key clients


Intermediate Capital Group




SKS Malta

Goldman Sachs

Ferrovie dello Stato

UniCredit Group


La Rinascente Group

Sultaniale Ventures


Fabrica Italiana Velocipedi Edoardo Bianchi




Aquileia Capital Services (Bain Group)

Poste Italiane

Coeclerici Group

Telecom Italia


Work highlights

  • Provided tax advice to FiberCop, the infrastructure operator of the TIM Group, in relation to a loan agreement for €1.5bn.
  • Provided tax advice to the Salcef Group, in relation to a €30m green loan financing that was granted by Intesa Sanpaolo (and backed by a SACE guarantee).
  • Provided tax advice to UniCredit in relation to a real estate securitisation transaction involving a bank loan.

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 3

Gianni & Origoni‘s team advises on the regulation of financial services, banking, insurance, and pension and investment funds. It also assists with investment offerings on the primary and secondary markets, and listed issuers’ governance. Emanuele Grippo co-heads the financial markets department, while Paolo Bordi is an expert in the regulatory aspects of banking, financial and investment services, and insurance and asset management business. Marco Zaccagnini is the key London contact.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Bordi; Emanuele Grippo; Marco Zaccagnini


A very famous firm with highly skilled professionals, especially in the field of wealth management.

Relying on the professionals of Gianni e Origoni is a guarantee when managing clients and financial intermediaries in many areas. Clients have relied on its services for years and the quality is always very high.

Special appreciation to Emanuele Grippo, a professional who is serious and competent. A real benchmark in the private banking industry.

Key clients

Advance SIM


Allianz Bank Financial Advisors

Arcadia SGR

Arrow Global Group

Banco Santander Milan


Candriam Investors Group

Capital Dynamics SGR

Capital International Limited

Cerved Master Services

Cirdan Capital Management

Credit Suisse

DeA Capital

Eurizon Capital Real Asset SGR


Eurofactor Italia

Euronext SA



GAM (Italia) SGR

Goldman Sachs

Grosvenor Capital Management

Itas Mutua

Lombard Odier

Neuberger Berman

Pirelli & C.


Santander Consumer Bank


Wilmington Trust

Zurich Italy Bank

Work highlights

  • Assisting Zurich Group with the setting up of Zurich Italy Bank and obtaining authorisation from the Bank of Italy and the European Central Bank to carry out banking activity and provide investment services (among others).
  • Assisting AIPB – Italian Private Banking Association in its discussions with Consob, Bank of Italy and the Ministry of Economy and Finance, in relation to new legislative proposals for financial markets regulation.
  • Assisted BBPLC with respect to its Italian operations, further to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Italy > Capital markets: Debt Tier 3

With 'excellent market knowledge', Gianni & Origoni's practice acts on MTN programmes, standalone bonds, liability management transactions, and structured securities, derivative warrants and structured bonds. The firm also has an active securitisation practice. Richard Hamilton advises issuers, banks and private equity funds on MTN programmes and bond issues; and Giuseppe De Simone's banking and finance practice also covers structured finance and NPLs. Debt specialist Marco Zaccagnini works from London.

Other key lawyers:


Excellent market knowledge, availability and precision.

A great, diverse team that is highly flexible and available throughout transactions – strong expertise during various stages of projects.

Very present and committed to ensuring that the work runs smoothly.

Counsel Elena Cirillo in London stands out for her ability to handle issues that arise during contract negotiations effectively and efficiently.

Key clients

Banca Finanziaria Internazionale

BNP Paribas


Cassa Centrale Banca – Credito Cooperativo Italiano

Citigroup Global Markets

Crédit Agricole

Deutsche Bank

Energia Servizi Territorio Ambiente

Edmond de Rothschild group

European Investment Bank

Goldman Sachs International


Intesa Sanpaolo

J P Morgan Securities

Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario

Morgan Stanley


Poste Italiane

UniCredit Bank

Zetland Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Assisted Astaldi with the debt issues surrounding its composition with creditors proposal.
  • Assisted Moby and Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione with calling a meeting for the holders of senior secured notes before a public notary, in order to resolve the appointment of the noteholders’ representative, and proposals for a composition with creditors.
  • Assisted Carraro and Carraro Finance with the public offering and application for admission to listing and trading of senior unsecured and non-convertible notes.

Italy > Compliance Tier 3

Gianni & Origoni‘s ‘dedicated team‘ advises on corporate liability for criminal offences, and privacy and data protection-related issues. It also fields specialists in the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977 and the UK Bribery Act 2010; assists with the establishment of compliance programmes; and implements anti-corruption systems, including for whistleblowing. The expertise of trial specialist Federico Busatta extends to compliance and white-collar crime cases, while associate Francesca Chiara Bevilacqua focuses on corporate criminal liability.

Practice head(s):

Federico Busatta

Other key lawyers:

Francesca Chiara Bevilacqua; Daniele Vecchi; Stefano Mele; Melissa Marchese; Davide Alemanni


Very professional and efficient.

This is a really great team with many competences.

Gianni & Origoni managed to provide an excellent and dedicated team with thorough legal knowledge.

Great communicators in relation to what, when and how to deliver – highly recommended.

Federico Busatta is a professional, who is very skilled, experienced, always available, and very focused on achieving goals in ways that ensure a correct balance between costs and benefits.

Federico Busatta is very pragmatic when looking for solutions and intellectually honest towards the client.

Federico Busatta stands out and is a great person to work with.

Francesca Chiara Bevilacqua is a great communicator, very responsive, and on the ball.

Key clients

Lindt & Sprungli

The Boeing Company




Cap Gemini

Philip Morris International


Getinge Group

Bain & Company

Work highlights

  • Assisting Auditel with data protection issues and drafting GDPR information notices.
  • Advising Costa Crociere on data protection issues.
  • Assisted Orthofix with strengthening and updating its internal Decree 231/01 compliance programme.

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

Gianni & Origoni‘s practice assists healthcare industry clients with structuring the acquisitions and sales of healthcare sector businesses, properties, products, platforms and technologies. Other areas of strength are licences, collaborations, antitrust issues, capital markets transactions, IP disputes, and IP portfolio-related due diligence investigations. Rosario Zaccà has extensive expertise in joint ventures and multi-jurisdictional transactions, and Eva Cruellas Sada is a competition specialist.

Practice head(s):

Rosario Zaccà

Other key lawyers:

Eva Cruellas Sada; Antonio Lirosi; Teodora Marocco; Cinzia Guglielmello


Professionals from this firm are very prepared and focused on their area of competence.

Key clients




GE Medical System Italia

Herbalife Italia







Novartis Farma

Novo Nordisk



Pharmaceutical Group FIS

Sanofi Aventis

Takeda Italia

Garofalo Health Care


Rohm & Haas

Sharon Laboratories

Work highlights

  • Assisted Sharon Laboratories with the acquisition of specialty ingredients producer RES Pharma Industriale.
  • Assisted ArchiMed, a transatlantic private equity healthcare specialist, with the acquisition of a majority stake in Cardioline.

Italy > Industry focus: Retail Tier 3

Able to draw upon the knowledge of lawyers across the firm's IP, finance and M&A groups, the team at Gianni & Origoni has assisted clients with sales and business combinations, and routinely advises companies on financial plans concerning relaunches.

Key clients

Safilo Group

Sugherificio Ganau


Italy > Intellectual property Tier 3

Gianni & Origoni has expertise in contentious and transactional IP matters, showing strength within the art industry. The team represents major artists and museums, including Richard Serra and the Global Art Exhibition, with Massimo Sterpi advising on issues concerning patents and trade marks. The firm focuses upon modern IP developments; Nino Di Bella and Raffaello Stefano De Marco bring knowledge on software issues and new technologies to the department. Counsel Vanessa Franchini is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Massimo Sterpi

Other key lawyers:

Nino Di Bella; Raffaello Stefano De Marco; Vanessa Franchini; Francesca Fosson; Francesco Cerciello


‘The firm has a practical approach that make the collaboration very easy. They are skilled, and they know very well the media industry. In terms of participation to the activities, they are skilled and pragmatic. They are very skilled both in drafting agreements and litigations.’


Key clients

LR Trust

Richard Serra

Salvatore Ferragamo

Ferrari Spa

Bottega Veneta


Poste Italiane Spa

Esselunga Spa


Ideal Standard International NV

Entertainment One Ltd.



Ferretti Yachts Group



Lega Calcio Professionisti 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 Tre


Ravensburger GmbH

Work highlights

  • Assisted TIM in the drafting and negotiation of an agreement with DAZN for the distribution of the audio-visual rights concerning Serie A football matches.
  • Assisted DSQUARED2 in an infringement proceeding before the Court of Naples for the enforcement of the client’s trademark “ICON” used by the defendant on apparel.
  • 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.

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.