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Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners

Gabriella Covino

Gabriella Covino

Partner

Expertise

  • Commercial
  • Corporate
  • Corporate. Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Insolvency and Reorganisations

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

Restructuring & Insolvency Group
Member
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Member
Profile

Gabriella Covino specialises in private M&A, corporate and commercial law and joint ventures. She advises domestic and multinational companies in significant acquisition transactions with a focus on drafting and negotiating joint ventures agreements, shareholders’ agreements and commercial agreements.

She is the Co-Head of Restructuring Department of the Firm.

Gabriella graduated in Law maxima cum laude from the University LUISS “Guido Carli” of Rome. She also holds a Business Law Degree from U.C.L.A. and an M.J.C. from New York University School of Law. 

Gabriella joined the firm in 1995 and in 2004 was made partner; in addition she has worked as an international associate at a US firm in Paris after having worked for several years at the Rome office of a leading US law firm. She has also cooperated with IRI – Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale S.p.A. in connection with major privatizations.

She is a member of the Italian Bar as well as the New York State Bar.

She is Senior Vice-Chair of the Corporate Governance Subcommittee of the M&A Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).

In 2012 Gabriella received the award “Professional of the Year” at the Top Legal Awards “for having managed complex and multifaceted cases, of great strategic importance for the market”.

She speaks Italian and English.

Bar Admissions

  • ROME Bar
  • NEW YORK Bar

Education

  • University LUISS "Guido Carli" of Rome
  • University of California "UCLA", Business Law Program
  • New York University, Master in "Comparative Jurisprudence"
Areas of Practice

Commercial | Corporate | Corporate. Mergers & Acquisitions | Insolvency and Reorganisations | Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

1998: International Associate, Sherman & Sterling, Paris.
Articles

COVID-19: Main Amendments made by the Conversion Law to the Liquidity Decree with Respect to the Measures Aimed at Ensuring the Going Concern of Companies
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, June 2020

1. Introduction Pursuant to Law no. 40 of 5 June 2020, published in the Official Gazzette no. 143 of 6 June 2020 (the “Conversion Law”), Law Decree no. 23 of 8 April 2020 (the “Liquidity Decree”) was converted into law with amendments. Below is a summary of the key amendments made to Chapter II (Urgent Provisions to Ensure Going Concern) by the Conversion Law. 2...

Covid-19: Decree Law No. 33 of 16 May 2020 and PMD of 17 May 2020
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, May 2020

After the start of Phase 2 (which began on 4 May 2020) the Italian government adopted on 16 May Law Decree no. 33 concerning, inter alia, "Further urgent measures to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak" (the "DL 16 May 2020"). Moreover, on 17 May 2020, in implementation of the aforementioned DL 16 May 2020, the Prime Minister issued a new decree with specific implementing provisions (the "PMD 17 May 2020")...

New EU Rules to Protect Strategic Companies
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, May 2020

“We continue to work closely with Member States to ensure that European businesses have access to urgently needed liquidity”, said the vice-president of the European Commission (“Commission”) Margrethe Vestager in connection with the amendment to the Temporary Framework on State aid adopted on 8 May 2020...

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