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Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale
20121 MILANO

Italy > Private equity Tier 3

Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale's Alessandro Giovannelli, who has previously practised in Hong Kong in London, has expertise in both inbound and outbound investments. He is supported by Fabrizio Scaparro, whose track record spans acquisitions, LBOs, joint ventures and minority investments, involving both public and private companies.

Other key lawyers:

Alessandro Giovannelli; Fabrizio Scaparro; Matteo Delucchi; Gianvittorio Giroletti Angeli


‘Great Team.’

‘Extremely detailed in their work and very good at working on different projects at the same time.’

‘They are very good at working together as a team and always available to put in the long hours and go the extra mile for their clients. They also find innovative solutions inside contracts in order to achieve what makes commercial sense to their client, not only concentrating on the legal aspects.’

Key clients


Azimut Libera Impresa SGR S.p.A.

Blacksheep Madtech Fund


IdeA Agro

Mandarin Capital

Melrose Industries

Neuberger Berman

Riello Investimenti Partners SGR

Space Capital Club

White Bridge Investments

Italy > Capital markets: Equity Tier 4

Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale‘s Milan-based ECM practice covers first-time listings and IPOs, rights issues, convertible securities offerings, and private placements. The key partners are Andrea Bartolucci, a specialist in advising issuers and underwriters on international and domestic ECM transactions, and Fabrizio Scaparro, whose broad practice includes ECM work.

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Bartolucci; Fabrizio Scaparro; Gianvittorio Giroletti Angeli

Key clients

Genenta Science

Intek Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Genenta Science on its IPO and listing on Nasdaq.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 5

Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale‘s Milan-based banking and finance team is active in corporate and acquisition finance, establishing guarantees, and debt restructuring. The principal figures are Ferrante Paveri Fontana, Michele Mocarelli and Stefano Traniello, while banking and finance partner Valerio Fontanesi is a February 2022 hire from Shearman & Sterling LLP.


‘Excellent technical legal skills, solid knowledge of clients’ business, high- quality work, and accuracy – good quality vs cost.’

‘High-standing professionals with deep knowledge of legal matters.’

Key clients

Alpha Test

Azimut Private Equity


Hayfin Capital Management


Nutkao Holding

SAL Service


Sviluppo Service

Taste of Italy


Work highlights

  • Advised Misar on a financing with a pool of banks.
  • Advised Biofarma Group on the financing for the acquisition of HIS.
  • Advised Azimut Private Equity on the financing for the acquisition of CBG Acciai.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale's team has extensive experience and know-how; the group has significant strength in M&A, de-mergers, joint ventures, LBOs and divestitures, among other transaction types. Managing partner Alessandro Giovannelli is the key name.

Other key lawyers:

Alessandro Giovannelli; Fabrizio Scaparro; Matteo Delucchi; Gianvittorio Giroletti Angeli

Key clients

Alpha Test S.r.l. (White Bridge Investments S.p.A.)


Azelis Group

Azimut Libera Impresa SGR S.p.A.

Blacksheep Madtech Fund

Cargotec Corporation

Club Deal Harcos


Dedalus Holding


Guaresi S.p.A.

IdeA Agro

Italmatch Chemicals Group


Mandarin Capital

Melrose Industries

Neopharmed Gentili

Neuberger Bergman


Objectway S.p.A.

Permeare S.r.l.

Riello Investimenti Partners SGR

Sabo S.p.A.

Space Capital Club

Specchiasol S.r.l.



White Bridge Investments

Windex Investment Club

Italy > Tax Tier 6

Led by the experienced Eugenio Romita, Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale regularly acts for investment funds, and financial and industrial enterprises, on direct and indirect tax matters. It also assists with tax issues involving high-net-worth individuals, families and international sportspersons, and is particularly focused on tax litigation and pre-litigation work.

Practice head(s):

Eugenio Romita

Other key lawyers:

Giorgio Vaselli

Key clients

ABC Farmaceutici

Amber Capital


Banca Galileo

Benvic Europe

CMT Utensili Group

Equita Capital


Green Stone SICAF

Iniziative Milano Ovest


Italian Wine Brands

Mediobanca Group

Mezzanove Capital

Objectway Group


Profilmec Group

Riello Investimenti Partners

Via dei Bossi, 4
I – 20121 Milano
T.: +39 02 9769 7800
F.: +39 02 8718 1445

Managing Partner: Alessandro Giovannelli
Partners: 22
Of counsels: 3
Total number of lawyers: 70

Firm Overview:
Giovannelli e Associati is an independent law firm, which combines an international approach with solid local roots. The firm provides high profile legal advice, with a distinctive and innovative approach.
The firm is composed by a cohesive team of lawyers with more than 10 years of experience together in some of the leading Italian and international law firms.

Practice Areas:
• Banking and Finance
• Capital Markets
• Corporate and Commercial
• Investment Funds
• Litigation and Arbitration
• Mergers & Acquisitions – Private Equity
• Real Estate
• Restructuring and Insolvency
• Tax

Banking and Finance
Our Firm assists financial institutions and industrial companies in a wide range of financial transactions, through a structured team with a consolidated track record and significant experience in innovative and complex transactions, capable to provide assistance to banks and private debt funds, as well as sponsors and borrowers.
Our practice ranges from acquisition finance and corporate lending, to more complex asset finance and real estate finance structures, project finance and the issuance of bonds or other financial instruments, as well as unitranche financing.
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Capital Markets:
The firm offers market-leading capability on securities offerings of all kinds, advising corporate issuers and underwriters on international and domestic equity and debt capital markets transactions and providing clear insight into regulatory considerations. The firm has also deep experience in public company M&A transactions, spanning a number of industries and representing bidders and target board of directors as well as shareholders in takeover situations. The team has considerable experience acting as international lead counsel and handling complex cross-border transactions. The firm provides comprehensive service for all phases of corporate finance and capital market transactions.
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Corporate and Commercial Matters:
The team represents financial and industrial clients, both Italian and international, in a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters. The firm provides assistance in connection with any aspects of its clients’ business cycle, with a specific focus on structuring of national and international commercial networks The firm’s corporate activity includes:
– ongoing assistance to public and private companies, including investment companies, portfolio companies of private equity funds, companies belonging to multinational groups or financial conglomerates
– extraordinary transactions including mergers, de-mergers, capital increases, issuance of financial instruments
– corporate governance matters, including advice to directors in relation to extraordinary transactions, managements’ agreements and incentive plans
– shareholder rights
– structuring and organisation of groups of companies
– structuring and implementation of corporate vehicles dedicated to special purposes, including investment companies based on private equity funds models.
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The firm provides assistance in matters concerning labour law and industrial relations, both in the judicial and out of court. In particular, the firm deals with:
– employment litigation;
– directorship agreements;
– employment, independent contractor and agency agreements;
– collective dismissal and redundancy procedures;
– reorganisation plans, also with assistance in industrial relations;
– transfer/lease of business or of a going concern;
– labour matters in the context of insolvency procedures;
– stock option plans and employee share-participation;
– workplace safety matters.

Investment Funds
The firm assists domestic and international fund managers in connection with the structuring and marketing of their investment funds, across all the main asset classes, including private equity and venture capital, private debt and loan origination, turnaround e distressed credit, unlikely-to-pay (UTP) and non-performing loans (NPLs), real estate and social housing, and regularly advises them on the legal and regulatory framework of their day-to-day activities.
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Litigation and Arbitration:
The firm provides its clients with assistance in litigation in all areas of civil, commercial and corporate law, bankruptcy and labour law. Partners in particular have considerable expertise in litigations arising in the negotiation or execution of acquisition, investment and joint venture agreements, as well as commercial agreements. The activity of the firm includes all phases of the both pre-judicial activity – and judicial, before the ordinary judicial authorities of each level and in national or international arbitrations, as defenders, sole arbitrators or members of arbitration panels, even in the context of institutional arbitrations.
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Mergers & Acquisitions – Private Equity:
The firm provides thorough advice to private equity funds, investment companies, multinational groups and entrepreneurs in complex M&A and corporate transactions, advising on all stages of the deal, from early structuring to closing. Activity covers a wide range of matters, including:
– acquisitions and divestitures
– leveraged buy-outs and management buy-outs
– venture capital and minority investments
– joint ventures and strategic alliances
– capital increases, issuance of notes, including convertible notes, and other extraordinary transactions
– mergers and de-mergers.
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Real Estate
Our experience in the real estate sector, strengthened by a close relationships with professional firm specialized in administrative and urban matter, allows our Firm to provide legal assistance and advice:
– in the purchase and sale of real estate complexes;
– in financing underlying the purchase and/or development of real estate, both on the investor side and on the borrower side;
– in the legal activity for management and maintenance of real estate compouds;
– in ordinary and arbitration disputes relating to pathological situations resulting from real estate development plans or transactions involving the sale of real estate complexes or individual properties;
– in the field of collective investment undertakings (OICR);
– in the management of real estate asset-backed “Non-Performing Loans” and UTP receivables.
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Restructuring and Insolvency
The Firm deals with debt restructurings and turnaround transactions, providing assistance to banks, funds, financial institutions and companies.
In particular, the team has gained significant experience in cross-border transactions, and it can provide innovative and tailor-made solutions along with the tools acquired from experienced market practice and provided for by sector regulations, including, negotiated crisis settlement, agreements in execution of a recovery plan, debt restructuring agreements and compositions with creditors. The Firm also assists banks and funds in connection with the granting of super-senior financing in the context of distressed M&A, as well as divestment of impaired loans.
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The firm is specialised in assisting investment funds and large and medium-sized financial and industrial enterprises on both domestic and international direct and indirect tax matters. It also advises on the tax related matters concerning high net worth individuals and families. There is special focus on tax litigation and pre-litigation. The firm has developed an in-depth knowledge and experience of the tax matters pertaining to extraordinary corporate transactions and to the entire lifecycle of Italian and foreign private equity, private debt and real estate investment funds.
The firm is also steadily member of the board of statutory auditors in industrial and financial companies.
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Department Name Email Telephone
Fabrizio Scaparro +39 02 97697800
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Andrea  Bartolucci photo Avv Andrea Bartolucci Andrea is a partner at Giovannelli e Associati. Andrea advises issuers and…
Pasquale Cardellicchio photo Pasquale Cardellicchio Pasquale is a partner at Giovannelli e Associati. Pasquale specializes in dispute…
Matteo Colombari photo Avv Matteo Colombari Matteo is a partner at Giovannelli e Associati. Matteo regularly advises on…
Matteo Delucchi photo Avv Matteo Delucchi Matteo is a partner at Giovannelli e Associati.  Matteo advises mainly on…
Alessandro Giovannelli photo Avv Alessandro Giovannelli Alessandro is a partner at Giovannelli e Associati. Alessandro advises primarily on…
Gianvittorio  Giroletti Angeli photo Gianvittorio Giroletti Angeli Gianvittorio is a partner at Giovannelli e Associati. Gianvittorio’s practice focuses on…
Eugenio Romita photo Dr Eugenio Romita Eugenio is a partner at Giovannelli e Associati. Eugenio advises primarily on…
Fabrizio Scaparro photo Avv Fabrizio Scaparro Fabrizio is a partner at Giovannelli e Associati. He specializes in corporate…