Mr Giovanni Diotallevi > Dentons > Rome, Italy > Lawyer Profile

ROME 00187

Work Department

Banking and Finance


Giovanni Diotallevi is a partner in our Rome office, head of the Project finance area and a member of the global Banking and Finance practice.

He focuses on project finance matters, particularly in relation to infrastructure, transportation, energy, telecommunication and water sectors.

He is also experienced in export finance, acquisition finance, public utilities, bond issues, as well as debt restructuring and distressed assets.

During his career, Giovanni has been involved in several benchmark deals, including a number of “first-of-a-kind” products/structures in Italy.


Giovanni joined Dentons as a partner in 2017. Prior to that, he was a partner in the Banking and Finance department of Chiomenti, a leading Italian independent law firm where he worked for 17 years, of which 15 years as a partner.

Giovanni is often invited as a lecturer and speaker at several seminars and conferences organized by Bocconi University, L.U.I.S.S. University, “The Economist”, as well as several public and private institutions.




Admitted to the Bar, Italy, 1990


Law degree, LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, 1987

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side

(Leading individuals)

Giovanni DiotalleviDentons

Dentons‘ department houses specialists in leveraged, real estate and corporate finance, along with refinancing, fund financing, and project and structured finance. In addition to leading the Italy banking and finance practice, Alessandro Fosco Fagotto was appointed Europe banking and finance head in 2021; Giovanni Diotallevi is responsible for project finance and cash-flow based transactions in Italy. Managing counsel Andrea De Luca Picione has transportation, energy, telecoms and water sector expertise. Luigi Costa was a new arrival in November 2022.