Gianfranco Veneziano


  • Corporate law
  • M&A
  • Private Equity
  • Capital Markets
  • Assistance to Italian and foreign companies regarding:
    • mergers and acquisitions (domestic and cross border)
    • joint venture and business contracts
    • transfer of business units
    • corporate reorganisation and generational transitions
    • 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
  • Corporate consultancy, corporate governance and financial markets regulation
  • 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


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

Ranking and Awards

The Legal 500 EMEA international legal directory lists Gianfranco as an expert in equity capital markets in Italy.


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

Knowledge Sharing

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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