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Pavia e Ansaldo
MILANO 20121

Work Department

Industrial and Intellectual Property
Health Care and Pharmaceutical
Dispute Resolution
Food and Beverage




Gian Paolo Di Santo joined Pavia e Ansaldo in 1981 and became partner in 1991.


Italian and English.


Admitted to the Bar, Milan (Italy), 1981.
Admitted to practice before the Supreme Courts.


Graduation in Law, 1978, University of Bologna (Italy).

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Industry focus: Luxury goods

(Leading individuals)

Gian Paolo Di SantoPavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo‘s enviable reputation in the luxury sector is characterised by its longstanding client relationships with some of the largest and most prominent brands in the world. In a recent 12-month period, the practice attracted a raft of new instructions from leading luxury and premium brands, spanning M&A, private equity, employment, dispute resolution and IP. One of the leading advisers to the Italian luxury sector, senior partner Gian Paolo Di Santo heads the industrial and IP department; experienced partner Mia Rinetti advises luxury brands on major transactions.

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Pavia e Ansaldo‘s go-to life sciences department covers IP litigation, regulatory, M&A, international healthcare, competition law and data protection. Head of the industrial and IP team Gian Paolo Di Santo is an experienced IP litigator for life sciences multinationals in Italy; competition law expert Filippo Fioretti is the former co-head of Simmons & Simmons’ Italian life sciences practice; and Marco Giustiniani represents the life sciences sector in administrative litigation involving public procurement bodies and the Italian Medicines Agency. Former partner Agostino Migone de Amicis  joined LCA Studio Legale in January 2021.

Italy > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Gian Paolo Di SantoPavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo has a longstanding track record in IP matters. Concentrating mainly on highly regulated sectors, the team also handles IP elements of M&A transactions and social media work. Practice head Gian Paolo Di Santo stands out for his activity in the life science and fashion sectors. Counsels Gabriele Girardello and Arianna Paternicò complete the team.