Carlo Alberto Giovanardi


Giovanardi e Associati
Piazza del Liberty 8,
20121, Milan

Tel: +39 02 783501
Fax: +39 02 783703


He graduated cum laude (highest honours) in Law from Università Statale di Milano in 1982. He was Instructing Officer at the Alpine Military School of Aosta in 1983.

He obtained a Ph.D. in Civil Procedure Law in 1987. He cooperated as teaching assistant with the Department of Civil Procedure Law of Università Statale di Milano from 1984 to 1992.

He was admitted to the Bar in 1985 and is a member of Milan Bar Association; in 1998 he became member of the Special Register for the Superior Courts.

Carlo Alberto Giovanardi’s practice through the years has focused on commercial, banking, financial intermediation (factoring, securitization, leasing), insolvency, corporate distress and special situations.

In the above sectors he has gained great experience as legal advisor (project financing and general financing, structured finance, servicing, debt restructuring, restructuring agreements in corporate distress situations in Court and out of Court and M&A), in litigation (banking, factoring, leasing, commercial, claw back and liability actions, regulatory and credit bureau of Bank of Italy issues), credit protection and enhancement (ordinary, on movable assets, on real estates, special, before civil courts, before bankruptcy courts, towards public administrations).

Since its beginning, Giovanardi e Associati operated in the area of distressed companies and insolvency proceedings.

The firm identifies the most appropriate legal solutions to overcome distressed situations and is reputed a quality advisor in bankruptcy composition with creditors, bankruptcy proceedings and receiverships, providing assistance to distressed companies, debt assignees, financial creditors and other creditors, investments funds specialized in acquisitions of distressed companies or assets, board managers, liquidators, auditors, authorities or other committee appointed within composition proceedings, liability actions, claw back actions, sale of company assets or on-going concerns, suits for damages and credit assessment.

In the restructuring context the firm assists financial institutions and selected companies, choosing the most appropriate legal solution to protect stakeholders’ interest and safeguard company value.

The firm is involved in several debt restructuring deals, with major Italian and international groups and companies, including listed companies.

Giovanardi e Associati is the new name of Giovanardi Law Firm, an independent law firm founded in 1909 that over the years has earned a solid reputation as leading practice and trusted advisor to European and Extra European Clients, specialized in the fields of Commercial, Banking and Finance law.

Our know-how and our recognized expertise in managing complex transactions derives from deep knowledge of judicial practice, as prerequisite of expert advice in complex deals, projects or special situations.

In dealing with such transactions, the Firm focuses on any relevant legal issue and risk, with particular attention to a clear understanding of the ultimate business result pursued by the Client, in order to provide the latter with appropriate and tailor made assistance, for the achievement of Client’s best targets.

This result is made possible by the great attention given to personal relations, to the continuous involvement of partners as well as of skilled senior resources, able to ensure highest quality standards.

Our great experience and specific training in court and arbitration practice, together with committed academic education and continuous update, allow us to offer our Clients qualified assistance in corporate, financial, insolvency and commercial litigation, legal actions before all superior courts.

The equal relevance given by the Firm to both judicial and extra judicial practice is an added value to the Firm’s activity and represents a strength factor, which our clients recognize as an expression of competence and reliability.

Advanced technology, attention to people, continuous training and communication are the added values of our organization. The top quality assistance the Firm ensures its Clients can also rely on easy access to all the main legal, business and finance databases, as well as updated digital and paper libraries.

The Firm can count on partnerships with leading law firms practicing public, criminal, navigation and tax law.

Pursuit of highest values such as honesty, respect, competence, quality and willingness to assist the Client are corollaries to the highest level of confidentiality and to a high level of attention in avoiding any possible or potential conflict of interest.

In order to ensure complete independence and professional autonomy, Partners and associates are inhibited from being involved in investments or conducting business in sectors where the Firm operates.

“Carlo Alberto Giovanardi of Giovanardi e Associati Studio Legale is renowned for his restructuring work and long-standing experience in the Italian legal market.”
Chambers & Partners, 2015