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Allen & Overy announces the appointment of three counsels in Italy

Elia Ferdinando Clarizia, Antonio Ferri and Giorgia Giorgetti have been promoted to counsel at Allen & Overy in Italy, effective 1 May 2022. Elia, Antonio and Giorgia are part of the Tax, Corporate and Employment & Data Protection practice areas, respectively. Their appointments are in the context of counsel promotions across A&O’s global network, with 57 new counsels in 20 offices. 

Stefano Sennhauser, senior partner at A&O Italy, commented: "These promotions demonstrate the firm’s commitment to growing its offering in Italy. Many congratulations to Elia, Antonio and Giorgia on this important step in their careers”.

Elia Ferdinando Clarizia has over 20 years’ experience advising Italian and international corporates, financial institutions and institutional investors on tax profiles and accounting issues (both under Italian GAAP and IAS/IFRS) on extraordinary transactions such as reorganisations, mergers, demergers and acquisitions, and domestic and international tax planning. Elia also has extensive experience in financing, capital markets, syndicated loans, acquisition finance, project finance and project bond transactions, as well as real estate tax.

Antonio Ferri has more than 15 years’ experience advising on the full range of corporate and M&A deals including disposals and acquisitions of assets and shares, mergers and cross-border mergers, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and restructurings, in a number of industries such as telecommunications, energy, infrastructure, industrial and manufacturing, consumer goods, real estate and insurance. Antonio also advises on corporate governance, commercial and regulatory matters for listed and unlisted companies.

Giorgia Giorgetti has more than 15 years’ experience advising national and international clients on contentious and non-contentious employment-related matters, with a focus on employment, collaboration and agency contracts, non-competition agreements and restrictive covenants, managing individual and collective dismissals and settlement agreements with managers and employees. Giorgia also has significant experience in advising clients on employment law aspects of corporate M&A deals, as well as advising on transfers and international mobility and secondments, and on labour law issues related to reorganisation and restructuring processes and industrial and trade union relations.

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