Gitti and Partners > Rome, Italy > Firm Profile

Gitti and Partners
Via dei Caprettari
70 – 00186 Roma

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Led by experienced Milan-based Paola SangiovanniGitti and Partners predominantly assists multinational medical device and pharmaceutical product manufacturers, along with healthcare sector start-ups, and Italian and foreign hospitals. The practice’s scope of expertise includes corporate and commercial law, M&A, regulatory issues, data protection compliance, and litigation. Sangiovanni is experienced in national and international contracts, stock acquisitions, and joint venture, licensing and high-tech services agreements. Elevated to partner during 2021, Flavio Monfrini‘s track record includes assisting with life sciences-related international transactions.

Practice head(s):

Paola Sangiovanni

Other key lawyers:

Flavio Monfrini; Francesca Andrea Cantone; Francesco Stelio Clerici


Very hands on and closely aligned with its clients. The team takes clients’ needs into account and work is always handled in a very professional manner.

Paola Sangiovanni’s competence, humility and professionalism are very highly appreciated by her clients.

Paola Sangiovanni has in-depth healthcare and life sciences experience, particularly in the regulatory space.

Paola Sangiovanni’s command of English is exceptional, elevating the excellent service she provides by an extra notch.

Paola Sangiovanni and Flavio Monfrini always deliver advice on time and on budget, and with a very pragmatic perspective that understands the demands of this sector. Clients are always very impressed with the service provided.

Clients cannot speak highly enough of Paola Sangiovanni and Flavio Monfrini – they are very client friendly.

Key clients

Medtronic Italia

NGC Medical


Haemopharm Biofluids


Nihon Kohden



Syneos Health


Amicus Therapeutics




Albireo Pharma

ACOM – Advanced Center Oncology Macerata

Betaglue Technologies

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Emergent Biosolutions

Link Italia

Church & Dwight Co


Work highlights

  • Advised Palex (and its shareholder Fremman Capital) on the purchase of the Gada group, which sells medical technology to Italian hospitals.
  • Assisted Swedish listed company SenzaGen with the acquisition of an Italian target that is active in pre-clinical non-animal testing.

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 4

Gitti and Partners‘ team focuses on energy regulatory matters, M&A, civil and administrative litigation, and corporate and contractual issues involving renewable energy-related PPAs and local grids. Other areas of strength include electric vehicle service contracts and development agreements. Department head Piero Viganò is ‘outstanding‘, while Gregorio Gitti is a utilities sector specialist. In September 2022, the firm introduced an editorial project called Energy Law Italy, which provides updates on the energy law aspects of the Italian energy and utilities market.

Practice head(s):

Piero Viganò

Other key lawyers:


The energy and utilities team at Gitti is always hands on. It knows the market, knows the regulatory framework and the most recent decisions, and always provides really efficient solutions for clients’ needs, both on a day-to-day basis and when it comes to transactions and projects.

Its approach is well known on the market and it is always a pleasure working with the team.

The team works as one, and is very proactive, with everyone really a reflection of Piero Viganò’s leadership.

Piero Viganò is very present and always finds the time to address clients’ needs.

Piero Viganò is outstanding – highly present, and up to date both on legal news and on the specific details of the matters at hand.

When it comes to negotiating, Piero Viganò can be tough when needed and is always capable of finding the right solution for clients and the deal. Clients really can sense how respected he is.

Great people and collaborative skills.

Key clients


3E Ingegneria








Rocco Bormioli Pharma

Finanziaria Internazionale



Studio Seta

European Energy

INOVYN Produzione Italia


Air Liquide Italia

Bluefiled Partners

Gokteking Enerji

KI-KELAG International

Nippon Gases



Fiamma 2000

Vetreria Etrusca


European Energy Italia

Italy > Private equity Tier 4

Gitti and Partners is a key port of call for Italian and international investors alike, acting for a client base of family offices, holding companies and private equity houses. Gregorio Gitti specialises in transactions in the utilities and financial services sectors, and is well-placed to advise on a wealth of deal types, including MBOs, LBOs and secondary buy-outs.

Practice head(s):

Gregorio Gitti; Vincenzo Giannantonio; Stefano Roncoroni



‘International best practices coupled with deep knowledge of local law and standards. Problem-solving attitude, resulting in proposals to unlock contentious issues.’

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Gitti and Partners acts for domestic and international corporates alike, supporting on M&A, joint ventures, demergers, corporate transformations, restructurings and strategic alliances. The department is home to Gregorio Gitti, the firm’s managing and founding partner, who is particularly reputed within the banking and financial services sectors; he co-leads the team with Vincenzo Giannantonio and Stefano Roncoroni.

Practice head(s):

Gregorio Gitti; Vincenzo Giannantonio; Stefano Roncoroni



‘Strong know-how and competence, mixed with the ability to provide problem-solving solutions. Customer needs are a priority.’

‘Organization timetable and project management was really outstanding.’

‘It negotiation capabilities is really something we’ve never found before.’

‘Gitti has now become a benchmark for mid-market M&A transactions in Italy. They differ in tailoring their approach to client needs and can work effectively with entrepreneurs and private equity funds while always maintaining a high level of client satisfaction. They have a multidisciplinary team and boast an international network that sets them apart.’

‘I like working with Vincenzo Giannantonio because he is focused on closing the deal rather than arguing with the other side. Vincenzo is an outstanding person who can create empathy with the client and the other party creating a pleasant and satisfying working environment. Vincenzo is highly regarded because he can solve problems pragmatically and easily.’

‘Vincenzo Giannantonio is a fantastic business partner. He is able to engage the team, to lead negotiations, to deliver the best result possible in the shortest time. Exceptional in creating long term relationships.’

‘Very reliable, business oriented, great listeners, pedagogic, very international. The best law firm I dealt with internationally.’

‘Simply put, I now feel I have trusted personal advisors in Italy on any legal and business matter. It’s a luxury and a game changer, business wise. The associate team is also very talented.’

Italy > Tax Tier 6

In addition to focusing on fiscal planning, Gitti and Partners’ practice advises on the tax aspects of M&A, private equity and real estate transactions, corporate reorganisations, debt restructuring, investment funds, and financings. It also assists with litigation. The team is co-led by experienced partners Diego De Francesco and Marco Ettorre.

Practice head(s):

Diego De Francesco; Marco Ettorre

Other key lawyers:

Gianluigi Strambi; Paolo Ferrandi

Key clients


Principia SGR


Dea Capital

Nuo Capital

Aksia SGR

Italy > Capital markets: Equity

Gitti and Partners‘ Milan-based ECM practice is headed up by Vincenzo Armenio, who has substantial experience in both public offerings and private placements. Name partner Gregorio Gitti provides additional support.

Italy > Real estate and construction

Gitti and Partners‘ real estate practice is jointly headed by founding partners Carlo Andrea Bruno, a specialist in real estate law, land development, urban planning and real estate investment funds, and Stefano Roncoroni, whose broad practice includes real estate transactions.