Gianfranco Veneziano


  • Corporate law
  • M&A
  • Corporate governance and financial markets regulation
  • Business contracts
  • Assistance to Italian and foreign companies regarding:
    • the issuance of shares and debt securities, including convertible and equity-linked securities (to the general public and qualified investors)
    • the purchase and sale of equity stakes and business units
    • capital increases
    • IPOs
    • private placement of financial instruments with institutional investors
    • benefit plans based on financial instruments for employees and directors of listed companies
    • takeover bids
  • He is also in charge for the development of the Egyptian practice and of the other North African jurisdictions, coordinating matters and involving other law firms with whom we cooperate according to needs

Foreign languages: English


  • Member of the Africa Committee and of the Africa Team
  • Member of the Family Businesses & SMEs Focus Team
  • Member of the Equity Capital Markets Focus Team
  • Member of the Sports Law Focus Team
  • Member of the Private Equity Focus Team
  • Made partner in 2008
  • Joined in 2000


  • Member of the Italian Bar
  • Law degree from the University of Pavia

Knowledge Sharing

International travel and the IATA Travel Pass: current trends and perspectives

With Covid-19 persisting, governments need to be confident that they are effectively mitigating the risk of spread if they are to re-open borders/lift travel restrictions and that they can receive and process accurate information on passengers’ Covid-19 health status. But travellers are facin …

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“Ever Given” casualty - so, what’s next?

The Vessel has been refloated after six days of salvage operations and the traffic related to the Canal of Suez is expected to resume on a regular basis shortly. However the prolonged blockage of the Canal will require a careful consideration of the interests at stake. This case may well inv …

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Covid-19 and Egyptian Law Key Issues: Amendments to personal income tax law

The Covid-19 outbreak in Egypt and in many areas of the Middle East and North Africa has led to a public health emergency and unforeseen challenges for businesses. It has also led to uncertainties, including from a tax/legal perspective. No doubt you are asking yourself many questions, espec …

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Ethiopia pushes on public private partnerships

Ethiopia has introduced a legal framework for public private partnerships to facilitate privately financed projects to support Ethiopia's grows: a clear process for private parties wishing to invest in specific public project in Ethiopia is now set. More details are available

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