Gianpaolo Ciervo


  • Corporate, Banking and Bankruptcy Law, with particular focus on:
    • Debt Restructuring & Turn Arounds
    • Structured Finance
    • Distressed M&A
    • Alternative Funds
    • Sales of NPLs
    • Corporate Governance
    • Start-up & Venture Capital
  • Foreign Languages: English


  • Member of Restructuring & Insolvency Focus Team and
  • Member of the Bank Loans Focus Team
  • Member of the Digital Innovation Focus Team
  • Joined BonelliErede in 2010
  • Made Partner in 2023

He has advised over the years banks and companies on the main debt restructuring procedures in Italy, developing and executing unprecedented structures of DIP (debtor-in-possession) financing and distressed firms acquisitions by national and international funds. He regularly represents leading Italian banks in their main NPLs (non-performing loans) sale processes. He advises clients ranging from start-ups to listed companies on Corporate and Banking Law. He is currently involved in the first deals in Italy related to blockchain and crypto-currencies.

  • Author of several publications on Corporate and Bankruptcy Law


  • Member of the Italian Bar (2013)
  • Member of the New York Bar (2018)
  • Teaching Assistant at Bocconi University
  • LL.M. in Corporate Governance and Practice, Stanford Law School, California (2017)
  • Ph.D. in Corporate Law and Financial Markets, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (2015)
  • Master’s Degree in Law, University of Turin (2010)

BonelliErede expands its partnership: six new partners announced - 19 December 2022

On 17 December, BonelliErede’s partners’ meeting approved the promotion to partner of six of the firm’s managing associates: Livia Cocca, Francesco Casamassa, Gianpaolo Ciervo, Daniele Gambirasio, Giulio Mazzotti and Giovanni Minuto. Livia Cocca joined BonelliErede’s Milan office in 200 …

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Another success for BonelliErede, this time at the 2016 Legalcommunity Finance Awards - 3 March 2016

The 2016 edition of the Legalcommunity Finance Awards – one of the most important recognitions of excellence in the Italian legal market – was held in Milan on 25 February. BonelliErede received the most prestigious award: “Law Firm of the Year”, with Emanuela Da Rin, Antonio La Porta, …

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