Giovanni is a member of Osborne Clarke’s Energy & Utilities team and heads the focus area group dedicated to Waste & Water.

Giovanni has a wide-ranging corporate and commercial practice, covering both transactional and advisory work and regularly advises Italian and foreign clients operating in the Energy sector on domestic and cross-border M&A as well as joint ventures, extraordinary finance and general commercial matters. He has a consolidated experience in dispute resolution, both at litigation and arbitration, as well as in the specific rules relating to disputes in the Waste & Water industries.

He has developed particular expertise in advising  publically-owned  companies (multiutilities), listed and otherwise, mainly operating in the Waste & Water sectors and has an in-depth understanding of the management and administrative issues applying to these companies, and of the relevant issues relating to the liability of publically appointed directors.

Giovanni has advised not only on a variety of M&A transactions involving companies owning waste disposal and recovery plants (dumps and waste-to-energy plants), but also advises companies in the sector on issues  including corporate governance.

Giovanni's publications:

  • Co-author : The Energy Regulation and Markets Review (Ed. D. Schwartz, 2013 and 2014)
  • Opzione di vendita a prezzo fisso e divieto di patto leonino: una convivenza possibile (Le Società, n. 2/2014, IPSOA, pag. 146)
  • La risoluzione per eccessiva onerosità delle opzioni di vendita di partecipazioni societarie (Commento a Tribunale di Milano, Sez. impr., 30 gennaio 2014) (Le Società, n. 8-9/2014, IPSOA, pag. 927)
  • Legittimità delle Opzioni di vendita di partecipazioni societarie a prezzo fisso di natura parasociale (Le Società, n. 11/2016, IPSOA, pag. 1294)
  • Opzione PUT e violazione del divieto di patto leonino: nuovi spunti sul requisito di assolutezza (Commento a Tribunale di Milano, Sez. impr., 18 ottobre 2017) (Le Società, n. 3/2018, IPSOA, pag. 291)
  • Earn-out e dintorni (Le Società, n. 7/2019, IPSOA, pag. 822)