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Giovanardi Studio Legale
Via Amedei, 9
20123 Milan (MI)

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Giovanardi Studio Legale’s restructuring and insolvency team shows a ‘strong commitment’ to its clients, advising them on debt restructuring and Italian bankruptcy law. Carlo Alberto Giovanardi has in-depth expertise in assisting financial organisations with special situations and complex restructuring cases, while Linda Morellini specialises in insolvency matters and working closely with creditors. Cristiano Ruspi is knowledgeable of banking litigation and out-of-court settlements, and Marco Marinoni handles corporate transactions. Andrea Chiloiro and Kevin Olcese are also key names.

Practice head(s):

Carlo Alberto Giovanardi; Linda Morellini

Other key lawyers:

Cristiano Ruspi; Marco Marinoni; Andrea Chiloiro; Kevin Olcese


‘Strong network with all key actors in the market’.

‘Ability to combine commercial acumen & profound knowledge of bankruptcy law.’

‘Giovanardi law firm is #1 in restructuring business, both lender and borrower side, with an adequate fee level.’

‘Strong commitment to the deal, great relationship with lenders and investors.’

‘I have always interfaced with competent and qualified people, able to provide the best assistance in the contractual-legal field, especially in bank-company relationships.’

‘The people I have had the opportunity to relate to are kind and professionally trained. I had the pleasure of meeting with Carlo Alberto Giovanardi and Linda Morellini.’

Key clients

Boccadarno Village S.p.A.

Work highlights

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 5

Giovanardi Studio Legale's dispute practice is headed up by Carlo Alberto Giovanardi, together with Cristiano Ruspi  and Cecilia Lampertico. While the group primarily litigates insolvency and restructuring cases, the team also handles banking and finance disputes and renders consulting activities, assessing the risks, costs and benefits of any possible settlement throughout the course of a dispute.

Practice head(s):

Carlo Alberto Giovanardi; Cecilia Lampertico; Cristiano Ruspi


‘The firm is our first choice especially in particularly complex disputes. Very well prepared and competent, they are always available to find solutions, always taking into consideration the concrete needs of a company. Very inclined to the use of technology that allows to facilitate relations and the timing of fulfillment of requests.’

‘They stand out for their remarkable competence, professional reliability, great dedication and maximum punctuality. From them we constantly receive the maximum and full availability in terms of collaboration and constructive dialogue.’

‘In particular, the lawyer Carlo Alberto Giovanardi has put at our disposal his special qualification and legal competence together with a remarkable ability to evaluate and analyse very complex problems. Thanks to his remarkable professional profile he is able to identify the best solutions to solve problems.’

‘The lawyer Cristiano Ruspi demonstrates high competence, considerable preparation and professionalism. He is an excellent negotiator even towards the most qualified counterparties. Punctuality, dedication, determination and a results-oriented approach complete his excellent professional profile.’

Key clients

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

Unicredit S.p.A.

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro S.p.A.

BNP Paribas SA

Banco BPM S.p.A.

Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.

AMCO Asset Management Company S.p.A.

Banco di Sardegna S.p.A.

Generalfinance S.p.A.

Bramito SPV Srl

Ifitalia S.p.A.

Factorit S.p.A.

Work highlights

We are a law firm operating since the early 1900s. Over the years we consolidated in national and international jurisdictions providing in court and out of court assistance mainly in the business commercial law and financial intermediaries sectors.

The firm has always provided maximum independence, the highest confidentiality and outstanding availability towards clients by providing legal assistance in relation to corporate, banking and financial extraordinary transactions as well as civil and administrative litigation and domestic and international arbitrations.

The management and structure of our professional association has been reorganized in the last few years. We opened to new partners aiming at ensuring increasing experience and attention to clients consistent with the market new requirements.

Department Name Email Telephone
Restructuring Carlo Alberto Giovanardi
Restructuring Linda Morellini
Insolvency Carlo Alberto Giovanardi
Insolvency Linda Morellini
Banking and finance (securitisations, special situations, asset finance, bank lending, leasing and equity capital markets) Carlo Alberto Giovanardi
Banking and finance (securitisations, special situations, asset finance, bank lending, leasing and equity capital markets) Filippo Cantalamessa
Banking and finance (securitisations, special situations, asset finance, bank lending, leasing and equity capital markets) Cristiano Ruspi
Litigation and dispute resolution (corporate and commercial litigation, banking litigation, securities and funds litigation Cecilia Lampertico
Arbitration – including international arbitration Carlo Alberto Giovanardi
Corporate and M&A: domestic deals Marco Marinoni
Corporate and M&A: domestic deals Cristiano Ruspi
Corporate and M&A: international deals Carlo Alberto Giovanardi
Corporate and M&A: international deals Filippo Cantalamessa
Corporate and M&A: international deals Marco Marinoni
Commercial contracts Cristiano Ruspi
Commercial contracts Cecilia Lampertico
Number of lawyers : 35
at this office : 32
Other offices : Genoa