Gitti and Partners > Milan, Italy > Firm Profile

Gitti and Partners
20123 MILAN

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Gitti and Partners centres IP and regulatory work within its healthcare and life sciences practices. In addition, the firm functions as a one-stop-shop for its clients, assisting with corporate and M&A, commercial, data protection, administrative, employment and litigation matters. Its clients include domestic and international corporations with interests inside Italy. Paola Sangiovanni is the lead for life sciences with a focus on commercial, corporate and regulatory matters, including acquisitions, licence agreements and the drafting and negotiation of contracts. Flavio Monfrini  is a key team member, advising life sciences and new technology clients on corporate and commercial law and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Paola Sangiovanni

Other key lawyers:

Flavio Monfrini


‘Great professionalism, preparation in every legal area and professional conduct based on profound ethics and attention to customer needs.’

‘Paola Sangiovanni has great preparation and professionalism as well as a profound capacity for mediation and humanity.’

‘The team is always helpful and professional. You can count on many professionals who specialize in every subject of business.’

‘They are truly experts in the industry and their partnership style has made them indispensable.’

‘They are so far ahead of their competitors that we genuinely struggle to differentiate between the also-rans to decide who would be runner up.’

‘Very well integrated and complementary team.’

‘Highly dedicated, competent and capable to tailor a highly professional and personalized relationship with the client.’

‘Paola Sangiovanni has a remarkable breadth of expertise that she uses to respond quickly, practically, and precisely to all our inquiries.’

Key clients

Nihon Kohden

Albireo Pharma Inc.

Emergent Biosolutions Inc.

Huvant S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Albireo Pharma and Emergent Biosolutions in the corporate transactions resulting in the sale of their business.
  • Litigating high profile cases against the Ministry of Health, Italian regions and the Italian Data Protection Authority on behalf of Artivion, Stago and Medtronic.
  • Assessing complex regulatory questions for Haemopharm Biofluids (Mozarc), Novartis, 3M Health Care, AirLiquide, Goodwin Procter, Shionogi and the fund Clessidra.

Italy > Capital markets: Equity Tier 4

Gitti and Partners' Milan team is experienced in the issuance, placement and underwriting of equity instruments. The group is led by public offering and private placement specialist Vincenzo Armenio, who assists with financial instrument placement transactions both in Italy and abroad. Partner Gregorio Gitti is also a key figure.

Practice head(s):

Vincenzo Armenio

Other key lawyers:


Great relationships with clients.

Key clients

Redfish Longterm Capital S.p.A.

Erredue S.p.A.

Iniziative Bresciane S.p.A.

Igeamed S.p.A.

Class Editori S.p.A.

Banca Profilo S.p.A.

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 4

Italy > Private equity Tier 4

Co-led by Gregorio Gitti, Vincenzo Giannantonio and Stefano RoncoroniGitti and Partners' private equity practice advises on the entire buy-out process, from acquisition stages to financings, and the management of post-closing activities. The team also assists with minority and majority shareholder relationships, add-on processes, and exits through sales and listings.

Practice head(s):

Gregorio Gitti; Vincenzo Giannantonio; Stefano Roncoroni

Other key lawyers:

Giacomo Pansolli; Daniele Cusumano; Jessica Fiorani


‘Gitti’s private equity team has become a very strong reference point in Italy, thanks to the involvement of its most senior partners in all aspects of a transaction.’

‘Strong knowledge in many sectors, which is very valuable.’

‘Competency and speed of action.’

‘Competency, empathy and flexibility.’

‘Sharp legal advice, clever, and seamless functioning of the deal team.’

‘A pragmatic and flexible approach to the client, as well as other advisors and the counterparty. They have a unique approach, especially with entrepreneurs (particularly on the sell-side) that trust them so much.’

‘Vincenzo Giannantonio stands out for his down-to-earth and pragmatic approach to the most sensitive topics.’

‘Stefano Roncoroni and Jessica Fiorani deliver sharp legal advice with creativity, which is instrumental to solving negotiating deadlocks.’

Key clients

Alcedo SGR

Bencis Capital

Capital Dynamics


Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Venture Capital

Cerea Partners


Cleon Capital


Credem Private Equity

Dea Capital

Five Arrows

Fondo Italiano d’Investimento

Hivest Capital Partners

Indigo Capital Partners

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)


JB Capital

Neuberger Berman


Orienta Capital Partners


Work highlights

  • Assisted French private equity sponsor Unigrains with the sale to Peninsula Capital (through its portfolio company ISEM) of the entire share capital of Industrial Pack.
  • Assisted private equity sponsors Neuberger Berman and Unigrains Developpement with the sale to Eurizon of the entire share capital of Trasporti Romagna.
  • Assisted Fondo Italiano d’Investimento (in consortium with Armonia SGR) with the purchase of Quick.

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 5

A wide range of multinational corporations, investment funds, public administrations as well as small and medium-sized companies routinely turn to Gitti and Partners for advice on due diligence pertaining to authorisations, environmental law, construction, town planning, public services and health. The team is especially strong in the field of M&A and corporate acquisitions including offices, industrial, residential and student accommodation, as well as healthcare residences. Head of the team Laura Sommaruga is noted for her expertise in construction and urban planning, where she regularly assists public administrations and national and international clients in judicial and extrajudicial proceedings, while Federico Iasinelli frequently appears before the Administrative Judge and the Ordinary Judge.

Practice head(s):

Laura Sommaruga

Other key lawyers:

Federico Iasinelli


‘The team of Studio Gitti & Partners comprises a team of excellent professionals specialised in each subject. Compared to other law firms, one has the perception of being accompanied and supported in each case, knowing that every detail has been carefully examined by the team.’

‘Professionalism and helpfulness are the main qualities that characterise the people at the firm with whom I interface. Whenever there is an urgent matter to be dealt with, I am sure to receive a prompt and clear response from the team, despite their busy schedules.’

‘Great knowledge of administrative law issues in relation to real estate transactions.’

‘Laura Sommaruga and her team stand out for their specific skills, clarity of presentation and completeness of the information provided, willingness to explain very specific issues in a clear and understandable way in order to achieve the purpose of the operation.’

‘Commercially competitive and great value. Extremely flexible arrangements with their clients. Deep experience and knowledge of the law. They push for their clients to be protected contractually and practically, always taking into consideration what is accepted in the market.’

‘Laura Sommaruga has a deep knowledge of the law and regulations and is always up-to-date with such regulations and requirements. We deeply value her opinion on complex issues, which often are not clear and require an expert view.’

Key clients

Randstad Italia S.p.A.

Agrifarma S.p.A.

Gruppo Zago S.r.l.

FLE Italia Sicaf S.p.A.

Cooperativa Barcaioli Porto Venere

The Boston Consulting Group S.r.l.

Comune di Trezzano sul Naviglio

Jotec S.r.l.


AXA Investment Managers

iAM Capital Group LTD

Bayview Italia S.r.l.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Italy) S.r.l.

Spacelabs Healthcare S.r.l.

Stago Italia S.r.l.

Società Chimica Bussi S.p.A.

Area Sud Milano S.p.a.

Fina Cosimo S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Assisted AXA INVESTMENT MANAGERS in the M&A and real estate operation aimed at the acquisition of several properties.
  • Represented the Randstad Group on several projects, dealing with the various authorisation profiles and the relations with various bodies.
  • Advised Agrifarma on several legal issues, including with regard to the different sales stores throughout Italy under the “Arcaplanet” brand.

Italy > Real estate and construction Tier 5

Gitti and Partners is well versed in assisting domestic and foreign clients in a wide range of real estate matters, including the acquisition, sale and management of property portfolios and assets. Managing partner Stefano Roncoroni has broad experience in real estate transactions and co-heads the practice alongside Carlo Andrea Bruno, who is experienced in land development and urban planning, among other matters.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Roncoroni; Carlo Andrea Bruno


‘The team is well structured. Right seniority mix.’

‘Pragmatic and constructive approach.’

‘Gitti and Partners’ team possesses a distinct set of qualities that render it exceptionally unique and appealing to potential clients seeking legal services, in particular in the real estate sector.’

‘The team collaborates seamlessly, leveraging their diverse perspectives to formulate interesting legal strategies. This collaborative approach frequently yields innovative solutions that distinguish them from other firms.’

‘A multi-competency team, very good coordination inside the team, reactive and high level of flexibility.’

‘Gitti & Partners is a team of highly skilled professionals with excellently integrated vertical competences.’

‘At Gitti & Partners, a Real Estate client can find all the support inherent in the fields of administrative law, public procurement, real estate law, corporate law, and contracting, all in a highly professional and, at the same time, welcoming environment that puts the client at ease.’

Key clients

Apollo Management International LLP

Aquileia Capital Services – Bain Capital Credit


Bayview Group Italia

Blue SGR

Casavo Group

Castello SGR SPA


Dea Capital Sgr Spa

EQT Partners

Fle Italia Sicaf (Lfpi Group)

Group Wajsbrot


H.I.G. European Capital Partners

iAM Capital

Investire SGR SPA


Kryalos SGR SPA

LGT Capital Partners LTD

Namira SGR SPA

Perial Group


Ricerca 12 Spa Group

Savills Investment Management Sgr Spa

UBS Asset Management (Italia) SGR SPA

Urbania International

Red Circle Investment S.r.l.

Brave Wine Società Agricola S.r.l.

Agrifarma S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted a client in the acquisition of a last-mile logistics portfolio composed of six assets.
  • Assisted PF Hospitalité Europe, managed by Perial Asset Management, in the acquisition of a property for 5-star hotel use in Jesolo, sold by Castello SGR on behalf of the Star Fund.
  • Assisted Brave Wines and its controlling shareholder in the acquisition of the lands destined to vineyards owned by Josetta Saffirio Wines.

Italy > Tax Tier 5

Advising companies, partnerships, investment funds, trusts and individuals, Gitti and Partners’ team advises on both direct and indirect taxation. Diego De Francesco is an international taxation and cross-border transaction expert; Marco Ettorre is a tax defence specialist and Paolo Ferrandi provides tax advice to European funds. The highly experienced Gianluigi Strambi is also a Chartered Accountant with expertise  in direct and indirect taxation in sectors ranging from banking to real estate.

Practice head(s):

Diego De Francesco


Unique ability to deal with complex situations within different jurisdictions, and give quality advice in a direct, professional and very clear manner.

Superior knowledge of the subject.

Ability to give simple explanations to complex matters and provide very clear advice.

Involvement of senior professionals with experience during the whole process.

Incredible availability and readiness – Gianluigi Strambi stands out for all these qualities.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

Gitti and Partners was founded by Gregorio Gitti, Carlo Andrea Bruno, Vincenzo Giannantonio, Angelo Gitti, Stefano Roncoroni and Matteo Treccani who, after having gained a significant experience in leading domestic and international law firms, agreed to undergo together a new career path by developing an entrepreneurial venture in the field of sophisticated independent legal advice. Through the expertise and competence of its partners and of the other professionals, the firm is able to provide its services in the most complicated extraordinary transactions acting as reference point for a tailor-made style management of important, delicate and complicated legal matters.

Gitti and Partners pays particular attention to the quality of the services rendered, the availability, reliability, discretion and flexibility, giving a top class legal advice with a constructive approach, aimed at the practical solution of problems and the “comfort” for the client, as well as always trying to develop alternative responses. The legal teams inside the firm are built up on an ad hoc basis, depending on the specific needs of the client and always have the constant presence of at least one partner, to whom it is possible to refer to at all times. Where appropriate, the team that collaborates with a client on a given transaction may involve other departments of the firm in a fully integrated, flexible and coordinated manner.

Gitti and Partners is currently made up of approximately ninety professionals, some of whom are mother tongue English speakers, others teach in the most important Italian universities, have achieved postgraduate qualifications at prestigious international universities or qualified abroad, or have relevant professional experience gained overseas. As regards the professionals, the philosophy of the firm is to recruit the best young graduates and lawyers who have just finished their course of study and to involve them in a unique training system that aims to develop, while respecting their diversity and their skills, their ability to provide highest level legal advice to clients in the various business areas of the firm.

While maintaining its nature as an independent firm, Gitti and Partners collaborates with major international law firms in Europe, United States, Asia and the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region. Furthermore, so as to provide its clients with comprehensive advice in the spirit of a “one-stop shop” law firm and on a “light network” basis, the firm assists its clients directly in the M&A, private equity, banking and restructuring, real estate, capital markets, litigation, energy, regulatory, tax and employment sectors.

The firm also collaborates, on an ongoing basis, with leading domestic and international financial institutions (insurance companies, asset management companies, banks, securities firms, etc..), private equity funds, industrial groups operating in various sectors as well as real estate groups, including funds, who deal with development projects and/or sale and purchase of portfolios.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and commercial contracts Gregorio Gitti
Corporate and commercial contracts Gabriele Bernascone
Corporate and commercial contracts Matteo Treccani
Corporate and commercial contracts Stefano Roncoroni
Corporate and commercial contracts Carlo Andrea Bruno
Corporate and commercial contracts Vincenzo Giannantonio
Capital markets and structured finance Gregorio Gitti
Capital markets and structured finance Vincenzo Giannantonio
Capital markets and structured finance Matteo Treccani
Capital markets and structured finance Angelo Gitti
Regulatory Paola Sangiovanni
Regulatory Camilla Ferrari
Fund formation Gregorio Gitti
Fund formation Vincenzo Giannantonio
Litigation and arbitration Alessandro D'Adda
Litigation and arbitration Angelo Gitti
Litigation and arbitration Marco Rizzo
Litigation and arbitration Francesca Andrea Cantone
Mergers and acquisitions Gregorio Gitti
Mergers and acquisitions Gabriele Bernascone
Mergers and acquisitions Stefano Roncoroni
Mergers and acquisitions Matteo Treccani
Mergers and acquisitions Vincenzo Giannantonio
Mergers and acquisitions Daniele L Cusumano
Banking and financial intermediaries Gregorio Gitti
Banking and financial intermediaries Angelo Gitti
Real estate Stefano Roncoroni
Real estate Carlo Andrea Bruno
Real estate Chiara Perego
Energy and renewable resources Gregorio Gitti
Energy and renewable resources Francesca Bogoni
Labour Marco Rizzo
Labour Elisa Mapelli
Labour Mariano Delle Cave
Private equity and buy-outs Gregorio Gitti
Private equity and buy-outs Stefano Roncoroni
Private equity and buy-outs Vincenzo Giannantonio
Private equity and buy-outs Matteo Treccani
Private equity and buy-outs Daniele L Cusumano
Insurance Stefano Roncoroni
Insurance Carlo Andrea Bruno
Insurance Jessica Fiorani
Restructuring Gregorio Gitti
Restructuring Gabriele Bernascone
Restructuring Angelo Gitti
Restructuring Matteo Treccani
Restructuring Daniele L Cusumano
Life sciences Paola Sangiovanni
Life sciences Flavio Monfrini
Tax Gianluigi Strambi
Tax Litigation Marco Ettorre
Tax Paolo Ferrandi
Photo Name Position Profile
Vincenzo Armenio photo Avv Vincenzo Armenio Partner Vincenzo, is head of the Equity Capital Markets department, gained significant…
Francesca Bogoni photo Avv Francesca Bogoni Partner Francesca is partner of the firm since 2023. Prior to joining…
Carlo Andrea Bruno photo Avv Carlo Andrea Bruno Partner Carlo Andrea is one of the founding partners of the Firm.…
Francesca Andrea Cantone photo Avv Francesca Andrea Cantone Partner Francesca has a strong expertise in commercial and corporate law. She…
Cristina  Cavedon photo Avv Cristina Cavedon Partner Cristina is a partner of the Corporate Department of the Firm…
Valentina Compiani photo Avv Valentina Compiani Counsel Valentina’s expertise focuses on both banking and finance and corporate law…
Daniele L. Cusumano photo Avv Daniele L. Cusumano PartnerDaniele advises multinational companies, investment and commercial banks and other financial intermediaries…
Alessandro D'Adda photo Avv Alessandro D'Adda Of CounselAlessandro provides legal counseling. He has worked for around ten years…
Diego De Francesco photo Dott Diego De Francesco Partner Diego has consolidated a relevant experience in the field of international…
Mariano Delle Cave photo Avv Mariano Delle Cave Partner Mariano Delle Cave is a partner and joined the Firm in 2017,…
Marco Ettorre photo Avv Marco Ettorre Partner He is a proven and significantly experienced defender attorney in front…
Paolo Ferrandi photo Dott Paolo Ferrandi Partner Paolo has gained a deep experience in Private Equity markets, providing…
Camilla Ferrari photo Avv Camilla Ferrari PartnerCamilla  deals mainly with civil and commercial law, assisting in the drafting…
Jessica Fiorani photo Avv Jessica Fiorani Partner Jessica works in the Corporate Department of the Firm, where she…
Vincenzo Giannantonio photo Avv Vincenzo Giannantonio Managing Partner He is one of the founding partners and member of…
Angelo Gitti photo Avv Angelo Gitti Partner <!– –> Angelo provides assistance in relation to corporate transactions of…
Gregorio Gitti photo Prof Avv Gregorio Gitti Managing Partner He is name partner and managing partner of the Firm…
Roberto Giustiniani photo Avv Roberto Giustiniani Of CounselRoberto assists construction companies in Italian and multinational infrastructure projects, as…
Paolo Iemma photo Avv Paolo Iemma Partner Paolo specialises in banking/financial/investment services, insurance and asset management business as…
Elisa Mapelli photo Avv Elisa Mapelli Partner Elisa is partner of the Firm where she has been collaborating…
Eugenio Mastropaolo photo Avv Eugenio Mastropaolo Counsel Eugenio started his professional activity with primary Italian international banks, then…
Flavio Monfrini photo Avv Flavio Monfrini Partner Flavio assists multinational companies in their Italian and cross-border operations, advising…
Giacomo Pansolli photo Avv Giacomo Pansolli PartnerGiacomo assists in all aspects of corporate law, with particular reference to…
Domenico Patruno photo Avv Domenico Patruno Partner Domenico, partner of the Firm, focuses his practice on banking and finance…
Chiara Perego photo Avv Chiara Perego PartnerChiara specialises in corporate law and real estate, development projects as well…
Saverio Pizzi photo Dr Saverio Pizzi Partner Saverio is a partner and has joined the Firm in 2018,…
Marco Rizzo photo Avv Marco Rizzo Partner Marco is a litigator with significant experience in the areas of…
Stefano Roncoroni photo Avv Stefano Roncoroni Managing Partner Stefano has extensive knowledge in all aspects related to corporate…
Paola Sangiovanni photo Avv Paola Sangiovanni Partner Paola, a partner of the firm, mainly focuses on contracts, corporate…
Riccardo Sciaudone photo Avv Riccardo Sciaudone Partner  He is head of the competition law practice. He represents clients in…
Gianluigi Strambi photo Dott Gianluigi Strambi Partner Gianluigi experiences and skills vary on the direct and indirect taxation…
Matteo Treccani photo Avv Matteo Treccani Partner Matteo is active in the areas of civil, commercial and financial…
Number of lawyers : 90
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