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Giampaolo Salsi

Giampaolo Salsi is the managing partner of the firm's Milan office. He focuses his practice on providing assistance in corporate and commercial law to Italian and foreign clients active in the manufacturing, service and financial sectors, with a particular emphasis on corporate transactions. Over the years, he has assisted leading national and international players in the project financing and PPP (public-private partnership) sectors.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Giampaolo practiced with several other firms in Italy. In 1994, he spent two years in Hong Kong as a visiting foreign lawyer.

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 EMEA as a Recommended Lawyer for Commercial, Corporate, and M&A in Italy, 2019-2024
  • Recognized by Chambers Europe for Corporate M&A: Mid-Market in Italy, 2022-2024
  • Recognized by Chambers Europe for Corporate M&A in Italy, 2019-2021
  • Ranked by Chambers Global for Corporate/M&A in Italy, 2019-2024
  • Ranked by Leaders League for Mergers & Acquisitions: Small & mid-cap transactions, 2020-2022

Giampaolo is a regular speaker in contract law matters at seminars and courses organized by a local business association of EPC contractors.

Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • “Società sportive, pandemia e finanza” - ItaliaOggi, 6 April 2021
  • “The ‘Italian way’ to PFI: A case study in the public healthcare sector,” Privatisation and Public Private Partnership Review 2003/2004, a Euromoney Publication
  • “The Marketing in Italy of Foreign ‘Non-Harmonised’ Common Funds,” Journal of International Banking Law, vol. 17, no. 6, 2002
  • “The ‘Nuovo Mercato’: the New Italian Stock Exchange for Companies with High Development Potential,” Journal of International Banking Law, vol. 15, nos. 5-6, 2000
  • “The New Italian Law on Securitisation,” Journal of International Banking Law, vol. 14, no.12, 1999
  • La legge applicabile alle operazioni di Project Financing,” in Il Project Financing - Caratteristiche e modelli contrattuali, Milan, 1997
Additional News & Event Pages
  • Mentioned, "K&L Gates together with VINCI Energies Italia in the acquisition of CM Engineering," II Sole 24 Ore (Italy), 15 November 2023
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