Mr Giuseppe Abbruzzese > Legance - Avvocati Associati > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

Legance - Avvocati Associati
20121 MILAN

Work Department

Administrative Law - Real Estate - Environmental Law




Giuseppe is co-head of the Real Estate Department. He is specialised in administrative law, with a focus on town-planning and building issues. He gained a remarkable experience in proceedings for the issuance of administrative authorizations and in drafting of real-estate contracts. He is constantly involved in deals related to the construction, management, buying and selling of shopping centers, offices, industrial complexes, residential buildings, hospitality structures and energy plants. He assisted primary clients in the most important transactions completed in Italy in recent years, including the sale of the Sole 24 Ore headquarter, designed by Renzo Piano, the acquisition of the new Dentons headquarter, the indirect acquisition of 6 shopping centers and of the new hub occupied by Amazon in Piedmont.f Sole 24 Ore, designed by Renzo Piano, the acquisition of the new Dentons headquarter, the indirect acquisition of 6 shopping centers and of the new hub occupied by Amazon in Piedmont.
In Legance since 2007, Partner since 2013.
In 2018 Giuseppe has been awarded “Real Estate Lawyer of the Year” at the TopLegal Industry Awards.


Italian, English


Member of the Milan Bar (Italy)
Member of AGIDI (Italian Association of Real Estate Lawyers)


In 1998 Giuseppe Abbruzzese graduated in Law, maxima cum laude, at Università degli Studi di Bari

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

Giuseppe AbbruzzeseLegance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati‘s multidisciplinary real estate group includes Gabriele Capecchi and Giuseppe Abbruzzese, who are known respectively for their corporate finance and administrative law expertise. Elena Generini  is a specialist in portfolio transactions, real estate developments and management projects. Banking and finance expert Marco Mastrorosa is another key figure in the team.

Italy > Industry focus: Retail

The retail practice at Legance – Avvocati Associati is led by real estate specialists Gabriele Capecchi and Giuseppe Abbruzzese. The practice is highly experienced in all aspects of real estate for the retail sector and has recently assisted with the acquisition and financing of several shopping centres and outlets throughout Italy. The firm recently assisted Hines Italy with the acquisition and related financing of a flagship building in via della Spiga 26, Milan.

Italy > Administrative and public law

Legance – Avvocati Associati‘s administrative practice continued its expansion in 2020, with Maria Cristina Breida joining from R&P Legal to lead the environmental department. The wider administrative law team is comprised of several sub-groups. The real estate team is headed up by Giuseppe Abbruzzese, who also coordinates the town planning practice; and Cristina Martorana is the key name for the energy sector group. Alessandro Botto and Filippo Pacciani also lead the administrative law practice and have extensive knowledge of contracts, public utilities and tender procedures, both in and out of court. Food law is another area of expertise for the group, led by senior counsel Alessandra Palatini.