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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 “M&A Lawyer of the Year 2015”, “Corporate Advisory Lawyer of the Year 2020” and “Insurance Lawyer of the Year 2022” at the Italian Legalcommunity Corporate Awards.

Clients describe him as “wise, effective, quick and reliable,” and approve of his “very good technical and negotiation skills.” Chambers Europe & Global 2022 (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