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Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners  

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Meet The Team


Cristina Capitanio

Cristina CapitanioPartner

  • Labour Law
  • Insolvency and Reorganisations

Gabriella Covino

Gabriella CovinoPartner

  • Commercial
  • Corporate

Giuseppe De Simone

Giuseppe De SimonePartner

  • Banking & Finance
  • Insolvency and Reorganisations


Alessandra Ferroni

Alessandra FerroniPartner

  • Insolvency and Reorganisations
  • Litigation and Arbitration

Luca Jeantet

Luca JeantetPartner

  • Insolvency and Reorganisations
  • Art Law

Kathleen Lemmens

Kathleen LemmensPartner

  • Corporate. Mergers & Acquisitions


Marco Martinelli

Marco MartinelliPartner

  • Administrative Law and Tenders

Daniele Vecchi

Daniele VecchiPartner

  • Data Protection
  • Litigation and Arbitration

Latest Alerts


COVID-19 as a Force Majeure Event and Effects on Pending Restructuring Procedures
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2020

Introduction Covid-19 is a force majeure event, meaning an extraordinary, unexpected and unforeseeable event, which is certainly not attributable to the voluntary conduct of an entrepreneur who is currently undergoing a restructuring or insolvency procedure and now faced with the Covid-19 crisis. The entire economy, not only in Italy, is facing a negative economic impact, sometimes coupled with preexisting financial distress which, in certain cases, has already been addressed through one of the restructuring procedures provided under R.D no. 257/1942 (the “Bankruptcy Law”)...

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Chinese Government’s Measures to Support Businesses During the COVID-19 Outbreak in China
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2020

During the outbreak of COVID-19, the Chinese authorities have jointly released a series of measures to support enterprises and industries and reduce the negative economical impact of the epidemic. Corporate Income Tax (CIT) On 6 February 2020, the Ministry of Finance and the State of Taxation Administration (STA), announced that the costs of new machineries newly purchased by manufacturing enterprises producing key protection materials for the epidemic prevention and control can be fully deducted from payable CIT in the relevant fiscal period...

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COVID-19: Prime Minister’s Decree of 22 March 2020 Temporary Closure of Production Activities to Limit Spread of Covid-19
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2020

The 22 March Decree was anticipated by two ordinances issued on 21 March 2020 by, respectively, the Lombardy Region1, subsequently amended on 22 March 2020 (the “Lombardy Ordinance”), and the Piedmont Region 2 (the “Piedmont Ordinance”). The ordinances provide for even more stringent restrictions for the regions concerned, and will remain in force until 3 April 2020 (for the Piedmont Region) and 15 April 2020 (for the Lombardy Region)...

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The new EU Legal Framework for State Aid to Support the Economy in the Current COVID-19 Outbreak: Flexibility and Efficiency
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2020

Following the publication of the proposal a few days ago, on 19 March the European Commission adopted the communication introducing a new temporary legal framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak1. The last time the Commission had adopted a similar temporary framework was during the global financial crisis in 2008. The new rules allow national authorities to take urgent and effective measures to help citizens and companies, especially SMEs, to cope with the financial difficulties caused by the economic crisis due to the Coronavirus outbreak...

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COVID-19: Update on Law Decree No. 18 of 17 March 2020 Tax Support Measures
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2020

  1. What are the tax support measures available to businesses in the entire Italian territory? Suspension of Taxes and Penalties Arising from Tax Assessments1: Payments of tax and penalties falling due between 8 March and 31 May 2020 arising out of tax assessments issued by the Italian Tax Authorities, the National Social Security Agency (INPS), the Italian Customs Agency and by Regional and Local Authorities, and any other enforcement claims aimed at collecting tax revenues, must be made in a single instalment by 30 June 2020. Payments made before the issuance of the Decree cannot be reimbursed to the taxpayer...

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COVID-19: Update on Law Decree No. 18 of 17 March 2020 Businesses Support Measures
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2020

In response to the severe public health emergency and the economically-damaging nationwide confinement measures triggered by the Covid-19 (“Covid-19”) outbreak in Italy, on 17 March 2020 the Italian government has adopted Law Decree #CuraItalia1 (the “Decree #CuraItalia”). The Decree #CuraItalia provides for a first set of economic support measures of up to EUR 25 billion and activates funds of up to EUR 350 billion, to mitigate the financial impact on businesses and households and avoid that the temporary Covid-19 emergency produces permanent negative effects on the economy...

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COVID-19: Shareholders’ Meeting Season 2020 and COVID-19 Emergency
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2020

1. Introduction On 18 March 2020, the Decree #CuraItalia1 introduced “measures to strengthen the national health ser- vice and economic assistance to families, employees and companies related to the epidemiological emer- gency of COVID-19” (the “Decree #CuraItalia”). In particular, in light of the containment measures im- posed in the context of the exceptional emergency triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak and the practical difficulties faced by listed companies to organize shareholders’ meetings given the imminent start of the shareholders' meeting season, art...

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GOP Won't Stop
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2020

  Dear Clients, Friends and Partners, Since day one, our firm has been responding to the challenges of the Coronavirus emergency with proactive and socially responsible strategies. In these difficult times, our first thoughts are with all those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak as well as with the health professionals working to help them. At GOP we have changed our habits and our working methods to ensure the continued health, safety and well-being of our clients, employees and colleagues, taking all possible measures to contain and prevent the spread of the virus.  Our passion and our commitment, however, are unchanged...

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COVID-19: Health and Safety Protocol
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2020

COVID-19: health and safety protocol - Last night the Italian Government and National representatives of employers’ associations and unions have reached an agreement over a COVID-19 health & safety protocol that employers need to implement to ensure the maximum possible protection of their employees against the COVID-19 virus. This protocol is a crucial step to allow business continuity for manufacturing companies and professional service providers...

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EU legal Framework on State Aid and Coronavirus: Flexibility in the Enforcement of the Rules
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2020

During the press conference of 13 March 2020, Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager made a statement regarding the enforcement of EU State aid in connection with measures adopted by Member States to combat the negative repercussions of COVID-19 on the economy. 1 Even if certain measures favoring European undertakings may fall within the scope of State aid rules, the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (the “Treaty”) provides that those measures can and, in some cases, must be authorized. Article 107, paragraph 2, letter b) of the Treaty allows national authorities to use public resources to compensate any damage caused by exceptional occurrences...

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COVID-19: New Emergency Measures - Prime Minister Decree of 11 March 2020
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2020

  As the number of novel coronavirus infections (“Covid-19” or “Coronavirus”) and fatalities continue to rise, on 11 March 2020 the Italian Prime Minister issued a decree to impose new emergency measures to contain and manage the spread of the virus (the “11 March Decree”). Always on 11 March, the World Health Organisation has declared that Covid.19 can be characterized as a pandemic, expressing “deep concern about the alarming levels of spread and severity”...

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COVID-19: Protection of Employees’ Health and Other Impacts on Businesses
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2020

The sudden rise in the number Covid-19 (“Coronavirus”) cases in Lombardy and other Italian Regions has prompted the relevant governmental authorities to adopt urgent measures to prevent and limit the spread of the virus, and this is starting to have an impact on the economy. In connection with these measures, on 31 January Italian government has declared a six-month state of emergency, which expires on 31 July 2020 (unless it is extended). It is, therefore, necessary to examine the scope of these measures and the possible legal effects for businesses and their operators...

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Government Measures to Support Businesses During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2020

With the economy facing downward pressure, the Hong Kong Government is rolling out various supporting and funding measures to help enterprises. The $30 billion HK$ Anti-epidemic Fund The Legislative Council Finance Committee approved the $30 billion Anti-epidemic Fund on 21 February 2020, more than half of which - HK$16.9 billion - will serve as one-off cash injections to retailers, food and beverages service providers, start-ups and other businesses. The retail sector subsidy scheme will benefit 70,000 retailers who will share a total of HK$5.6 billion cash subsidy...

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