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Home People Gabriella Covino
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 20 00184

☎ +39 06 478751
Gabriella Covino

Gabriella Covino specialises in private M&A, corporate and commercial law and joint ventures. She advises domestic and multinational companies in significant acquisition transactions with a focus on drafting and negotiating joint ventures agreements, shareholders’ agreements and commercial agreements.
She is the Co-Head of Restructuring Department of the Firm.
Gabriella graduated in Law maxima cum laude from the University LUISS “Guido Carli” of Rome. She also holds a Business Law Degree from U.C.L.A. and an M.J.C. from New York University School of Law. 
Gabriella joined the firm in 1995 and in 2004 was made partner; in addition she has worked as an international associate at a US firm in Paris after having worked for several years at the Rome office of a leading US law firm. She has also cooperated with IRI – Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale S.p.A. in connection with major privatizations.
She is a member of the Italian Bar as well as the New York State Bar.
She is Secretary of the Corporate Governance Subcommittee of the M&A Committee and member of the Constitution and Governance Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). She is also Vice President of Banca del Fucino.
In 2021 Gabriella received the award “Lawyer of the Year” at the TopLegal Awards for “Strength and merit symbol. A guarantee for the firm and its clients”, and in 2012 the award “Lawyer of the Year - Restructuring” at the Top Legal Awards “for having managed complex and multifaceted cases, of great strategic importance for the market”.
She speaks Italian and English.

Ranking and Awards

Expertise Based Abroad (Italy)
Chambers Global, 2024 - Bankruptcy and Restructuring - USA

Leading Individuals
The Legal 500, 2024 - Restructuring and Insolvency
The Legal 500, 2023 - Restructuring and Insolvency


"Gabriella Covino is an unparalleled expert in Italian M&A and possesses a comprehensive understanding of the market that sets her apart. She brings decades of M&A experience and a strong background in restructuring transactions to the table."
Chambers Europe, 2024

"Gabriella is able to deal with complex issues and perform in stressful situations. She has excellent international experience." 
Chambers Europe, 2024

"She brings decades of M&A experience and a strong background in restructuring transactions to the table."
Chambers Global, 2024

"Gabriella has great soft skills and the ability to see the big picture in a complex deal."
Chambers Europe, 2023

"She is very strong in negotiations and is a very direct lawyer with no qualms."
Chambers Europe, 2023
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 20 00184

☎ +39 06 478751
Practice Area
Gianni & Origoni
Bar Admission
ROME Bar (Italy)

University LUISS "Guido Carli" of Rome
University of California "UCLA", Business Law Program
New York University, Master in "Comparative Jurisprudence"

Italian, English
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