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Piazza Belgioioso, 2 20121
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Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 83 10128
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Abu Dhabi
Penthouse 2102 - CI Tower 32nd Street - P.O.Box 42790
Phone: +971 2 815 3333
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184, Avenue Molière B-1050
Phone: +32 2 340 1550
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Hong Kong
Associate office - Suite 3401, 34/F One Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 21563490
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6-8 Tokenhouse Yard EC2R 7AS
Phone: +44 20 7397 1700
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Associate office - GOP USA, LLC - One Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 1610, New York, NY 10020
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Alliance with GOP Shanghai Consulting - 42nd Floor - Wheelock Square, No.1717 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai 200040 PRC
Phone: +86 21 80286148 - 49 - 50
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Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners was founded in 1988 with the goal of developing a truly international business practice. To this end we opened 3 offices: in Rome, Milan and New York. Since 1988, we have come a long way, working alongside Italian and foreign companies in their international operations and investments, as well as in their routine activity. Since 1988, we have been a benchmark in the legal market.

In 1988, when our firm was established, the founding partners had a mission: to create a firm with international capabilities.

The idea was to import in Italy the Anglo-Saxon model of law firms. At that time, the Italian legal elite was conservative, consisting of few relatively small firms. Three offices were opened - Rome, Milan and New York. The two Italian offices were meant to work closely with the Italian clients, while the American one was created to effectively manage clients with international reach and activities.

The founders instilled an ethic of quality, hard work and commitment. The firm quickly became the trusted advisor to a number of major domestic and international clients.

Soon other offices were opened in leading financial centres in Europe: in London, the crossroad of all banking and financial operations, and in Brussels, a must for all EU-related issues of cross-border transactions. The proximity to the Italian clientele was enhanced through a number of offices which were opened in Italy.

Through the years, the firm created strong links with major international practices all over the world. In 2007, a “Chindia Desk” was established to provide clients, operating in China and India, tailor-made legal, tax and business assistance.

A new step in the firm’s  internationalization process was taken in 2010 with the launch of a new office in Abu Dhabi. Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners is the first Italian law firm in the United Arab Emirates.

In 2014, the firm opened a new office in Asia, Hong Kong*, the financial hub of the Far East.

With the intensification of overseas business, the firm decided to create other multidisciplinary teams dedicated to specific geographic areas: China Desk (2011), Korea Desk (2012), Turkey Desk (2013), Russia Desk (2016), Africa Desk (2018) and Luxembourg Desk (2018).

Four years after the inauguration of its Hong Kong* office, in 2018 the firm launches in mainland China opening a office in Shanghai**.

Today Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners can count on more than 470 lawyers serving our clients around the world through our offices in Rome, Milan, Bologna, Padua, Turin, Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Hong Kong*, London, New York* and Shanghai**.


* Associate office;  ** Alliance with GOP Shanghai Consulting