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Home People Francesco Gianni
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 20 00184
Piazza Belgioioso, 2 20121

☎ +39 06 478751
Francesco Gianni
Founding Partner

Francesco Gianni is the Head of the Corporate/M&A department and one of the founding partners of Gianni & Origoni.
Always at the pinnacle of the rankings published by international legal directories, he is listed as "Star Individual" in the Corporate/M&A area by Chambers & Partners, in which he is described as "one of the best lawyers in the country", and is included in the "Hall of Fame" of The Legal 500, an accolade "of excellence” granted to professionals who have distinguished themselves by the consistency, quantity and quality of the praise they have received from their clients over the years.
Francesco is considered one of the top experts in M&A and structured finance in Italy, as well as the rest of Europe. He won the “Outstanding Contribution Award” at the Chambers Europe Awards.
Among the most recent awards:
Lawyer of the Year at the Legalcommunity Corporate Awards 2022, 2020 and 2018.
Lawyer of the Year - Corporate/M&A at the TopLegal Awards 2019, 2015 and 2013.
Furthermore, he has held for years the top positions in the ranking of the 50 best Italian business lawyers, released by Legalcommunity and published in the legal magazine "MAG."
After graduating in Law “maxima cum laude” from the University “La Sapienza” of Rome, he obtained an LL.M from the University of London, King’s College and an LL.M from the University of Michigan Law School. Early in his career, Francesco gained experience working in the U.S. for top law firms.
He delivers lectures at conferences all over the world and has been a contributor to many of the most prominent legal publications. He is a practicing member of the Italian Bar and is a member of the New York Bar.
Immediate Past Chair of the Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law, he’s currently member of the IBA Senior Lawyers' Committee.
He speaks Italian, English and French.
Ranking and Awards
Hall of Fame
The Legal 500, 2023 - Commercial, Corporate and M&A; Private Equity
Star Individuals
Chambers Europe, 2023 - Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability - Italy 
Band 1
Chambers Europe, 2023 - Private Equity - Italy

"Francesco Gianni is a top-class lawyer."
Chambers Europe, 2023

"Francesco Gianni is super knowledgeable, super pragmatic, super smart and simple in his explanations of complex topics. He is reliable and influential."
Chambers Europe, 2023
"He is one of the leading corporate lawyers in the country. He has excellent technical skills and deep expertise."
Chambers Europe, 2023
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 20 00184
Piazza Belgioioso, 2 20121

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

University "La Sapienza" of Rome
King's College London
University of Michigan

Italian, English, French
News and Events
October 04, 2023

"Inhousecommunity days"
GOP ROME - We host the opening cocktail reception of the event dedicated to general counsel organized by Legalcommunity
September 28, 2022

"Breakfast at GOP: "State aid: operational aspects, opportunities and prospects for businesses""
GOP ROME - "Breakfast at GOP": we will host Michele Ghiggia, Coordinator for Infringiments, Competition and State Aid at the Permanent Representative in Brussels
Media Affairs
December 14, 2021

"GOP: lawyers in the value chain"
MAG - Interviewed by Legalcommunity, Francesco Gianni and co-managing partners Antonio Auricchio and Rosario ZaccĂ  discuss the firm's new governance and new organization. Initiated the plan to interpenetrate expertise. Goal: to enhance the quality of its assistance. New lateral hires in the pipeline
October 26, 2017

"Obbligo di dichiarazione delle intenzioni dei partecipanti al capitale di emittenti quotati"
Legal Update - Corporate. Mergers & acquisitions
January 08, 2016

"Doping e Atletica: "missed test" e "missed whereabouts""
Legal Update - Litigation and Arbitration
July 29, 2015

"Chiarimenti di Borsa Italiana in relazione alla clausola statutaria in materia di opa endosocietaria per AIM"
Legal Update - Financial Markets