Gianpiero Succi


+39 02771131; +251 930333331

Main office: Milan Addis Ababa

Focus Team: Private Clients


– National and international corporate law, with particular focus on:

  • Cross-border matters in African markets
  • heavy industry
  • energy
  • financial institutions
  • Private clients, mainly in relation to:
    • successions and generational transfers
    • management of family estates
    • trusts
    • foundations
    • agreements on the transfer of assets between family members
    • governance
    • family-run businesses
    • asset management
  • He is also in charge for the development of the Ethiopian practice and of the other Sub-Saharan African jurisdictions, coordinating matters and involving other law firms with whom we cooperate according to needs
  • Foreign languages: English, French


  • Member of the Africa Team
  • Team Leader of the Private Clients Focus Team
  • Made partner in 2009
  • Joined in 2000

Ranking and Awards

The Legal 500 EMEA international legal directory lists Gianpiero as an expert in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions in Italy.


“Always available to our needs and requests, I would mention in particular Mr. Gianpiero Succi who led the negotiations with great professionalism and charisma.”

(The Legal500 EMEA)


  • Member of the Italian Bar, admitted to practice before the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione)
  • LLM from the Bruges College
  • Law degree from the University of Genoa
  • Trust and Estate Practitioner – STEP

Knowledge Sharing

Second Ethio-Italian Business Forum

BonelliErede hosted the Second Ethio-Italian Business Forum on 18 October, as part of the Ethiopian government’s mission to foster business and investment relations between the two countries. Italian investors discussed the opportunities Ethiopia now offers, and BonelliErede delegates and …

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Alert Brexit: Brexit Decree

The Italian Council of Ministers has approved a law decree introducing urgent measures in order to manage the potential effects of a “no-deal” Brexit scenario on the activities of UK banks, investment firms, e-money and payment service institutions, insurance companies, insurance and reinsu …

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Ethiopia appoints its new Government and President. President Sahle-work Zewde is the only female President throughtout Africa

Prime Minister Abiy announced the new composition of the government: the ministries have been reduced from 28 to 20 and only some of the previous ministers remain. The law that redraws the powers and responsibilities of the ministries will be enacted in due course. For instance, a Ministry of P …

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Ethiopia reforms foreign investment in logistic industry

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has carried out a series of reforms since taking the helm in April. The key plank? To open Ethiopia’s economy up to private investment (as part of the government’s efforts for

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Ethiopia changes gear in the plan to open to privatization and foreign investments

Ethiopia is at a crossroad: the executive council has recently announced its decision to open state monopolies in the telecoms, electricity, logistic and transport sectors to private investors. Click

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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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Two new appointments in Ethiopia for Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede - 25 May 2020

Leading Ethiopian law firm Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede strengthens its ranks with the appointment of Seble Geberegiorgis Baraki and Weynalem Weldesenbet as local partners in Addis Ababa. Seble Geberegiorgis Baraki (34) is an expert in corporate, commercial …

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New partnership in Ethiopia with Tameru Wondm Agegnehu - 27 July 2017

BonelliErede has entered into an exclusive partnership for Ethiopia with the leading Ethiopian law firm Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office. Italian and international clients looking to do business in Ethiopia will be ensured top notch assistance through the combined forces of BonelliErede’s exp …

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Children in Protracted Crises Conference on the difficulties faced by millions of children around the world - 14 June 2017

BonelliErede was the main sponsor of the conference “Children in Protracted Crises” in Genoa on 16 June, hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa and Enrico De Barbieri (Honorary Consul of South Africa). The conference was aimed at raising public awareness of the difficulties f …

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