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Giovanni Gazzaniga

Partner

Milan

Giovanni Gazzaniga

Partner

Milan

Giovanni Gazzaniga has 30 years' experience in M&A – both domestic and cross-border – assisting primary Italian and foreign operators in a variety of deals, including private equity transactions, public takeovers, mergers and spin-offs, as well as joint ventures. His broad experience spans various industry sectors, including financial services, energy, transport, telecoms, food, industrial and the fashion industry. Giovanni was ranked amongst the best 50 Italian lawyers by Legalcommunity in 2016.

Sources value his business understanding and report that he is a pleasure to work with.” Chambers Europe & Global 2019 (Corporate/M&A: Italy)

He takes a fairly commercial attitude to the relationship with the client and thinks of the long-term rather than trying to make the most out of each individual transaction.” Chambers Europe & Global 2017 (Corporate/M&A: Italy)

News & insights

Publications: 07 AUGUST 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: an overview of European Commission State aid decisions (updated 7 August 2020)

Under State aid rules, UK and EEA Member State governments may not generally provide selective assistance to businesses without prior approval from the European Commission (EC). This includes…

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Publications: 07 AUGUST 2020

Russia: Law on categories of investors has been adopted

The Federal law dividing all investors in the financial market into two categories, regulating investment activities carried out by individuals and reforming the procedure by which non-qualified…

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Publications: 07 AUGUST 2020

Irish Supreme Court ruling on FIE vs. Ireland – increasing pressure for European governments to bolster climate ambitions

On 31 July 31 2020, the Irish Supreme Court quashed the national plan for tackling climate change adopted by the Irish Government in 2017. In the wake of the December 2019 Urgenda landmark ruling in…

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Publications: 20 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus update: the Italian Government's Liquidity Decree - new measures for the business sector

The Covid-19 coronavirus continues to have a major impact on businesses across all sectors in Italy. On 9 April 2020 decree n. 23 of 8 April 2020 (the so-called Liquidity Decree) came into force.  

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Office

Milan

Allen & Overy Studio Legale Associato
Via Ansperto 5
Milan
20123

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Qualifications

Professional

Exempt European lawyer, England and Wales, 2009

Admitted as avvocato, Italy, 1993

Academic

LLM, Law, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, 1995

JD, University of Milan, 1990