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Paolo Ghiglione



Ghiglione Paolo
Paolo Ghiglione



Paolo Ghiglione has more than 20 years' experience in M&A deals, including disposals and acquisitions of assets and shares, mergers, de-mergers and joint ventures in a number of industries, including energy, financial institutions, telecommunications, infrastructure, transport and consumer goods.

He has acted for both buyers and sellers in some of the top-end privatisation transactions in the Italian market and has been involved in a number of major restructurings and reorganisations. He also advises on corporate governance and regulatory matters for listed and non-listed companies including Italian private equity funds and financial intermediaries. Paolo is regularly quoted in the leading international legal directories and has been awarded "Italian M&A Lawyer of the Year 2015" and "Italian Corporate Lawyer of the Year 2020" at the Legalcommunity Corporate M&A Awards.

“Clients highlight him as reputable and business-oriented with exceptional negotiation skills.” Chambers Global 2020 (Corporate/M&A: Italy)

"Clients praise his technical and negotiation skills, adding that he is smart, commercial and effective.” Chambers Europe & Global 2019 (Corporate/M&A: Italy)

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Admitted as avvocato, Italy, 2001


JD, University of Genoa, 1998


Published work

  • Participations held by banks in the corporate capital of companies subject to mandatory takeovers, in proceedings of the Conference "New prudential surveillance rules for  banks ", Milan, May 2012
  • Liability of directors of a limited liability company vis-à-vis company's creditors, in Società, 2011, 1145
  • The Chairman of the board of directors, in proceedings of the Conference "Governance of corporate internal controls and civil liability of juridical persons", Milan, March 2011
  • Notes on  board evaluation, in proceedings of the Conference "Top management remuneration", Milan, October 2011
  • Liability of directors of companies participated by the State or other public entities, in Società, 2010, 803
  • Liability of directors of joint stock companies for acts and omissions of previous directors?, in Società, 2006, 189
  • Insertion of pre-emption right clauses in the by-laws of companies by shares or quotas, in Società, 2002, 605
  • Damages to ship and peril of shipwreck, in Dir. mar., 1999, 580
  • Liability of harbour trusts, in Dir. mar., 1999, 802
  • Ship's stores and seizure of the ship, in Dir. mar., 1998, 1263