Giambrone Law

Full-Service Italian Law Firm in Rome

Giambrone Law

Largo Antonio Sarti n° 4
Rome 00196

Phone+39 (06) 326498

E-mail  Contact Mr. Massimiliano Fabrini

Other Offices: Munich  Milan  Palermo  Sassari  Barcelona  Palma de Mallorca  Tunis  London  

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Law Firm Overview

Giambrone is an award-winning full service law firm operating through a network of offices in Barcelona, Berlin, London, Milan, New York, Rome, Tunis and Palermo with plans to expand further over the coming years.

Giambrone has undergone radical changes over the last eight years.
Operational processes have been extensively overhauled and substantial investments made in technology. The pursuit of continuous improvement and development culminated in Giambrone being named ‘Best Law Firm of the Year – Italy’ by Acquisition International in 2012 and 2013 and receiving of a host of other awards and accolades. We combine a classic approach to client services with a modern attitude to business and technology.

Giambrone provides businesses, corporations and individuals with a full spectrum of legal services, including banking and finance, corporate and commercial, litigation and dispute resolution.

Year this Office was Established: 2008

Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Debt Collection; Italian Property Purchases; Private Wealth Management; Acquisition Financing; Asset-Backed Lending; Leveraged Lease Financing; Private Placements; Securitization; Structured Finance; Syndicated bank Loans; Company Start-ups; Creation of Italian Limited Companies; Provision of Nominee Directors for Italian Companies; Corporate Secretarial Services; Commercial Contracts; Property Acquisitions and Management; Charity; Debt Collection; Restructuring Companies; Competition, Commercial Contracts; Residential Real Estate; Asset Management & Project Management; Private & Public Procurement; Commercial Real Estate Development; Inheritance Disputes & Contested Probates; Tax Investigations; Debt Collection in Italy; Insurance Disputes; Italian Succession; Cross-Border Probate; Matrimonial; Trusts Disputes; Forex Litigation.

Areas of Law Description

Our areas of practice include:

- Banking & Finance

Giambrone's Banking and Finance Department act for financial institutions, corporations and investors from all over the globe with help in arranging funding for most corporate lending transactions.

- Corporate & Commercial

Our fast expanding Italian Corporate Department has expertise in a wide range of corporate and commercial law areas. We recognize that our clients require specifically tailored solutions to meet every aspect of their business needs and strive to ensure that our advice successfully meets their aims and objectives.

- Real Estate & Tax

Giambrone's Italian Real Estate division applies its expertise to a wide spectrum of property transactions, in the areas of residential and commercial property law, Italian property acquisitions, tax and cross-border issues of Italian law.

- Litigation & Dispute Resolution

We have the experience to provide specialist Italian legal advice in all types of civil and commercial litigation and are able to handle a variety of work, from the most complex disputes to smaller matters that arise on a more frequent basis.

- Private Client

Giambrone's ever-expanding Italian Private Client practice advises individuals, entrepreneurs and investors on how best to structure their business and personal affairs, mainly in the areas of Italian tax planning, family issues, wills, trusts and probate, as well as residential real estate matters.

- International Department

Giambrone is a full service law firm with offices throughout the globe including, Milan, Rome, Palermo, London, New York, Sao Paolo and Casablanca. With the expansion of our International Practice; Giambrone has successfully opened a new French Department offering legal assistance to individuals and companies in French matters of law.


Massimiliano Fabrini Mr. Massimiliano Fabrini
Senior Lawyer
Asset Protection, Banking and Finance, Banking Law, Bankruptcy, Capital Markets

Of Counsel

Marco Altieri Mr. Marco Altieri
Asset Protection, Bad Faith Insurance, Banking and Finance, Banking Law, Bankruptcy

Marco Bernardini Mr. Marco Bernardini
Agricultural Law, Animal Law, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Bad Faith Insurance, Banking and Finance

Antonio Mennuni Mr. Antonio Mennuni
Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Banking and Finance, Competition Law, Corporate Taxation, Leisure

Barbara Resedi Ms. Barbara Resedi
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Debtor and Creditor


Helen Teffere Ms. Helen Teffere
Senior Lawyer
Banking and Finance, Estate and Trust, Estate Planning, Immigration, Import and Export



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 The Spanish Supreme Court Has Upheld the Rights of Home Buyers

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 Giambrone versus Banc de Binary and Options FM Group

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 Divorce in the English Courts for Foreign Nationals

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 The Perplexing Problem of Who Can Stay and Who Must Go When Brexit Bites

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 Religious Discrimination at the Place of Work: A Comparison of the Italian and British Systems

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 What is the Process Italian Debt Recovery Companies Use to Collect Debts?

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 Giambrone Expands Corporate and IP Practice into Arab world

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 Legal Services to Payment Service Providers in Europe

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 Giambrone Assists Norman Atlantic Passengers to Launch Legal Action Against Vessel's Italian Owners

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 Skiing and Snowboarding Accident Claims in Italy

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 The Advantages of Making an Italian Will Under Italian Inheritance Rules

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 Giambrone Law wins award for ‘Best Marine Law Firm 2013 – Italy’ in Acquisition International M&A Awards

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 Giambrone Law Expands Its Presence in Spain

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 Italian Parliament Approves ‘Google Tax’ in 2014 Budget but the European Union Thinks It Is Illegal

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 Giambrone Law voted Best Italian Law Firm in London for 2013

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 How to Quantify Damages after a Car Accident in Italy

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 The Migration of Non Resident Trusts to Italy

Trusts are still alien to the Italian legal system as they are essentially based on concepts in contrast with the Italian general principles on ownership. As the Italian legal system does not have a definition of trust, the Hague Convention has provided one, together with rules to be applied by Italian judges in the presence of conflicts in case of assets in trust located in Italy.

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 Giambrone Law Instructed by British family after Italian Authorities Seize their Holiday Home in Dolcedo

Giambrone Law has been instructed to act on behalf of a group of foreign property owners - including a British family from Surrey - in the defence of a recovery action by the Italian authorities.

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 Giambrone Law Wins Leading Professional Negligence Case in Italy Borgo di Colleoli

Giambrone Law - the Anglo-Italian law firm that provides legal services across a wide variety of practice areas – is pleased to announce an out-of-Court settlement in a professional negligence case against a leading Scottish law firm, now in administration, and its professional indemnity insurers.

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 Cross-border Disputes and Service of Proceedings: UBS v. Regione Calabria

Analysis and commentary of the recent UBS vs. Regione Calabria High Court Judgment in respect of the issue of service of proceedings in EU countries.

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 The advantages of making an Italian Will

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 Thinking of Starting a Business in Italy? Beware of Italian Red Tape

Gabriele Giambrone, Managing Partner at Giambrone Law ILP, the Anglo-Italian law firm, comments on the failed venture of the British firm, British Gas and its decision to forego its business venture in Southern Italy. Setting up a business in a foreign country can be a daunting endeavor.

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 Italian Lawyers, Italian Attorneys or Avvocati? - How to Qualify to Practice Law in Italy

The Italian term “Avvocato” (from Latin “advocate”) is normally translated with similar equivalent terms in the English language, namely with the expressions “Italian lawyer” or “Italian solicitor” in England, Wales and Ireland or “Italian attorney” in the United States.

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Gabriele Giambrone Provides Infomation On Sky News

Q. Do you foresee extradition proceedings to bring Amanda Knox from America, back to Italy?

A. Hi, Colin. Well, this is a difficult question because from a legal point of view we must remember that Amanda Knox is still an innocent person because in the Italian judicial system, everyone is deemed to be innocent until the three steps of the appeals procedure are completed so assuming that the Corte Cassazione, the High Court will uphold the judgement, it is questionable whether she would return to Italy but in my opinion, she would not come back to Italy.

Q. Is it right to say, Gabriele, there is only one, or are there more appeal steps left?

A. Yes, that’s right, there is one more appeal. The lawyers for Raffaele Sollecito have already announced that they are preparing an appeal. The final appeal will be to the Corte Cassazione, which is the Italian Supreme Court, which can only look at matters of law and not at issues of fact, so any possibility of appeal would only turn on whether any legal arguments could be put forward, but the findings, the facts as such, have already been established by the Court of Appeal and so no longer can be put into debate.

Q. Yeah, and who would make that final decision, Gabriele, in terms of whether…I mean, assuming that that final court upholds the conviction? Would it be a politician or would it be a judge who would make that final decision to say, “OK, we now want to send the papers to America and we are seeking the extradition of this woman” because obviously, to some degree, the story is politically loaded -- lots of media attention – whose decision would it be?

A. Ah, no, no, no. We have a very clear distinction between the political system and the judicial powers here in Italy so it would be a judicial decision. What would happen is that effectively, if Amanda Knox and Rafaelle Sollecito were found guilty at the third step of the appeal, then there would be an order for Amanda Knox to be extradited and what may happen I presume, is that her American lawyers would argue that under American law, she should not be brought back to Italy under the principle of “double jeopardy.”

Q. And in terms of extradition proceedings between America and Italy, how well used is that treaty?

A. Well, the treaty has been used and it’s fair to say there is a good cooperation between the two countries, however it is also fair to say that the American authorities are very protective and they interpreted the treaty perhaps to protect their own citizens, so whether from a factual point of view, it is my own personal view that she would return to Italy, I think the chances are very low. From an Italian legal point of view, the judgements of the Court of Appeal in Perugia – the acquittal judgement – has been annulled as though it never existed which means it doesn’t have any legal standing, therefore it is wrong to say Amanda Knox was found not guilty so there is no double jeopardy as such. There is one judgement, which is the judgement of the Court of Appeal in Florence. She has been found guilty and therefore under Italian principles, we have no doubt that she should be extradited. Whether she will come to Italy is a separate matter.

Q. Gabriele Giambrone, as Managing Partner of Giambrone Law, who are an anglo-Italian law firm, Gabriele, thanks very much indeed.
A. (nods thanks)

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