Giovanni Pedersoli

Equity Partner

Practice areas


In-depth experience in Italian company law, in particular in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and cross-border deals.
Assistance to Italian banks in relation to highly complex cross-border acquisitions and disposals.

Professional Association
Italian Bar, New York Bar

Italian, English

Education and career

Equity Partner, Pedersoli Studio Legale, Milan

2007 – 2019
Partner, Linklaters, Milan

2001 – 2007
Partner, Pedersoli e Associati, Milan

1998 – 2001
Senior Associate, Pedersoli e Associati, Milan

1995 – 1998
Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York

1993 – 1994
Foreign Intern, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York

LL.M. (C.J.), New York University School of Law

Degree in Law (J.D.), Università degli Studi di Milano


“Giovanni has a deep understanding of both our domestic market and cross-border matters. His hard-work ethic is unparalleled and his ability to discuss financing and deal structuring live is top notch.”
Chambers Global and Europe 2023 – Corporate/M&A

Hall of Fame
The Legal500 EMEA 2022 – Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Clients approve of his “vast experience in cross-border deals and ability to transform details into innovative solutions, have a pragmatic approach and create a good relationship and reciprocal trust within tough negotiation processes.”
Chambers Global and Europe 2022 – Corporate/M&A

Hall of Fame
The Legal500 EMEA 2021 – Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“He is particularly good at negotiations.”
Chambers Europe and Global 2020 – Corporate/M&A

Hall of Fame
The Legal500 EMEA 2020 – Corporate, Commercial and M&A

Clients praise the “standing, technical knowledge, effectiveness and energy”.
Chambers Europe and Global 2019 – Corporate/M&A