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Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners

Gabriella Covino

Gabriella Covino



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

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WSG Leadership

Restructuring & Insolvency Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group

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


  • 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.

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...

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)...

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...

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