Gianfranco Puopolo

Gianfranco is a founding partner of PG Legal. He is also a founding member and secretary of the IYBA European Chapter. He assists companies in complex transactions where he represents institutional investors, sellers or buyers. Gianfranco represents Italian and foreign listed companies in acquisitions or reorganization of businesses. Highlights of his work include representing the leading Ukrainian conglomerate in the acquisition of a steel manufacturing group with subsidiaries in Italy and in other EU countries. Gianfranco assists insurance companies and financial institutions on corporate transactions and on the establishment of subsidiaries in Italy. He sits on board of directors and advisory boards of companies investing in Italy and appears as an expert in his field in major legal directories such as Chambers and The Legal 500. Gianfranco is equally well known as a leading lawyer in the Luxury Assets areas with particular emphasis on luxury yachts whereby he represents luxury yacht builders in corporate transactions and in contracts for the construction, sale and finance of superyachts.

“A very responsive and astute guy” – Chambers and Partners EMEA 2017 Edition, Yachting
“Very pleasant to work with” – Chambers and Partners EMEA 2016 Edition, Insurance
“Very responsive, knowledgeable, service-oriented and up to speed with insurance issues in the Italian market” – Chambers and Partners EMEA 2016 Edition, Insurance
“Rapid response and pragmatic, practical approach” – Chambers and Partners EMEA 2015 Edition, Shipping & Yachting
“Very knowledgeable and efficient” – Chambers and Partners EMEA 2015 Edition, Insurance
“Strongly appreciated by international clients“; “Sources highlight his reactive and efficient approach“- Chambers and Partners EMEA 2014 Edition, Shipping & Yachting
“A lawyer and a businessman who understands the big picture and addresses all issues, while keeping the business in perspective. He is a deal maker because he drives and follows the deal through” – The Legal 500, EMEA 2012 Edition, Mergers & Acquisitions

M&A, Corporate Insurance, Luxury Assets (Yachting)

Italian, English, French, Spanish

George Washington University, DC, 1996
E.N.A. (Ecole Nazionale d’Administration), Paris, France, 1991
SIOI (Società Italiana per le Organizzazioni Internazionali), 1990-1992
University of Naples “Federico II”, 1990

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