Paola Sangiovanni

Paola, a partner of the firm, mainly focuses on contracts, corporate law and regulatory matters. She has developed considerable experience in negotiating and drafting complex international contracts, including share purchase agreements, joint venture contracts, licenses and high-tech services contracts. She has also gained significant experience in the field of compliance, personal data protection and anti-corruption legislation, and guides her clients in legal matters in highly regulated areas.

Paola mainly assists companies active in the healthcare and life sciences sectors (both in the pharmaceutical and med-tech fields), but also companies offering new technologies, renewable energy and advanced services that require sophisticated and innovative legal solutions.

Paola was recognized every year between 2013 and 2023 by “Who’s Who Legal - Life Sciences” in the “Transactional” and “Regulatory” sections as "a sterling practitioner who is endorsed by peers for her regulatory expertise and experience in the life sciences area", "frequently recommended by peers for the superb standard of her regulatory work in the sector" and "a life sciences specialist, revered for her distinguished practice which sees her involved in a range of licensing, joint ventures and M&A transactions".

She has also been recommended by “The Legal 500”. In 2023, “The Legal 500” identified Paola as a Leading Individual in the practice “Healthcare and life sciences”: “Led by experienced Milan-based Paola Sangiovanni, Gitti and Partners predominantly assists multinational medical device and pharmaceutical product manufacturers, along with healthcare sector start-ups, and Italian and foreign hospitals. The practice’s scope of expertise includes corporate and commercial law, M&A, regulatory issues, data protection compliance, and litigation. Sangiovanni is experienced in national and international contracts, stock acquisitions, and joint venture, licensing and high-tech services agreements”.

Paola was admitted to the bar in 1999, after earning a law degree from the University of Milan in 1994 magna cum laude, and a Master of Laws as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley Law, in 1997.

Paola is fluent in Italian and English.


 

                   

 

 


 

Publications

The Differences and Similarities between American and Italian healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse law - Part 1

Compliance Today - HCCA, Novembre 2021

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Events, Conferences, Seminars

THE NEW ITALIAN WHISTLEBLOWING LEGISLATION: A PRACTICAL GUIDE

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News

Client Alert 8/2022 - “PAYBACK” OBLIGATIONS IN THE MEDICAL DEVICES’ FIELD

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About us

Gitti and Partners created a multidisciplinary and highly skilled team of professionals ready to advise both private and public entities who will benefit from the most relevant PNRR (Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza) investments

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Deals

Gitti and Partners for Agora Technologies (group controlled by Hivest Capital Partners) in the acquisition of Metalco Group, European leader in the production and development of urban furnitures

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