Vincenzo is one of the founding partners and Managing Partner of the Firm.
Previously, he has been a partner of a leading Italian law firm from September 2009, after having worked for eight years in two primary international law firms.
Vincenzo focuses his activity on Corporate and M&A transactions with particular emphasis on private equity. His clients include private equity/venture capital funds as well as family businesses, entrepreneurs and management team involved in M&A transactions. He is regularly involved - assisting both sellers and buyers - in secondary private equity/venture capital deals (transfers of portfolio companies, units/quotas in closed funds/LPs).
Vincenzo has been mentioned as recommended lawyer in Who’s Who Legal Italy – M&A and Governance for the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2023 editions: "Vincenzo draws high praise from clients, one of whom notes he is "very technical and is always able to find out a practical solution in any circumstances”, adding: “He helps us to get the deal done". Peers say: “Just having him involved created trust with the clients” and "He is driven, smart ad thorough".
In 2023 Vincenzo has been awarded as "#1 Lawyer of the year" for the Corporate M&A Small Cap practicea the "MF Italian Legal Awards - Migliori Avvocati e Migliori Studi Legali 2023" organized by the Italian legal financial newspaper Milano Finanza.
In 2022 Vincenzo has been named “Venture Capital lawyer of the year " and "Elite SCAP lawyer" by Italian leading financial newspaper Milano Finanza.
In 2020 and 2021 Vincenzo has been named “M&A lawyer of the year SCAP" by Italian leading financial newspaper Milano Finanza.
"I like working with Vincenzo Giannantonio because he is focused on closing the deal rather than arguing with the other side. Vincenzo is an outstanding person who can create empathy with the client and the other party creating a pleasant and satisfying working environment. Vincenzo is highly regarded because he can solve problems pragmatically and easily."(Legal 500)
‘Vincenzo Giannantonio is a fantastic business partner. He is able to engage the team, to lead negotiations, to deliver the best result possible in the shortest time. Exceptional in creating long term relationships.’ (Legal 500)
‘Simply put, I now feel I have trusted personal advisors in Italy on any legal and business matter. It’s a luxury and a game changer, business wise.’ (Legal 500)
In 2020 Vincenzo has been ranked by "Top Legal Guida - I migliori Studi e Professionisti" for the Private Equity practice, clients say he is "pragmatic and effective".
He graduated in law cum laude, he took a postgraduate degree in Merchant Banking and was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2005.
Vincenzo speaks fluent Italian, English and Spanish.