Gianluigi Esposito – Managing Partner – AEM Carnelutti Law

We are pleased to welcome Gianluigi Esposito as a special guest to the 5th Africa Business Forum on 01 March 2017. He is the managing partner at AEM Carnelutti. Gianluigi’s practice concentrates primarily in mergers and acquisitions, real estate acquisitions and other corporate matters. Prior to joining AEM Carnelutti, Gianluigi formed Altieri Esposito & Minoli PLLC in 2007. In 2003 Gianluigi opened the New York office of Chiomenti Studio Legale, one of Italy’s premier corporate law firms, in collaboration with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Chiomenti’s alliance partner. Gianluigi’s experience includes work on a variety of cross-border merger and acquisition transactions. Gianluigi regularly provides corporate and international legal advice to domestic and foreign-based clients operating in the United States, and Italian law advice to Fortune 500 companies transacting business abroad. Gianluigi regularly assists several major European fashion companies and has considerable experience in helping European and International fashion brands establish operations in the US. He lectured at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and at the University of Bologna, Italy. Gianluigi graduated from the University of Bologna, Italy, School of Law, in 1991, Diploma di Laurea in Giurisprudenza (J.D. Equivalent). He earned his LL.M. degree in Common Law Studies, at Georgetown University Law Center, 1995 (Fulbright Scholar). He received the Fulbright Award for Global Business Diplomacy at the One to World Fulbright Awards Dinner held on May 22, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom in New York City. He is a member of Georgetown University European Law Alumni Board, and Fashion Law Committee of the New York City Bar. He was admitted to the Italian Bar in 1995, and he has been a member of the New York Bar since 2000. He is also a member of the New York City Bar Association. He speaks Italian, French and Spanish, in addition to English.

Company Profile

Always forward looking, Carnelutti has had a presence in major business centres in Europe and the US and had adopted the highest standards of Anglo-American law firm governance, at the same time pursuing its goals of excellence in keeping with its origins in the Italian legal tradition.

Carnelutti has its offices in Milan, New York and Rome. Through solid relationships with other high-calibre law and tax firms in Europe, the US and the Far East, Carnelutti is able to offer comprehensive and practical advice and assistance to its clients in a wide variety of international transactions.

The structure and scale of Carnelutti enable individual lawyers both to develop skills and experience in specialized fields, and to work in multidisciplinary teams. Tax specialists at partner level ensure the firm has the capability to provide clients with the best transactional advice both from a legal and a tax perspective. The firm’s aim is to be a key advisor to corporate clients, providing the best Italian legal and tax service in each single area, combining the highest level of specialization with excellent project teamwork across all areas. Carnelutti’s services are tailored to the needs of individual clients and its professionals are committed to a set of fundamental core values which include innovation, responsiveness and client dedication.

Aiming at providing clients with more and more effective services, all the firm’s lawyers and tax specialists are provided with the most advanced technology to perform their professional tasks.

Here at Carnelutti, it is understood that sophisticated international business clients require, appreciate and deserve advisors capable of, and effective in, bridging the cultural gap which can arise from a client’s globalization efforts. Carnelutti is designed and tailored to be precisely that bridge