Ginevra Sforza

Associate
Ginevra Sforza assists clients with acquisitions, management buyouts and capital increase matters. She is also experienced in cross-border mandates."
CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2024 – CORPORATE / M&A
Ginevra joined Portolano Cavallo in 2015, after earning a dual law degree awarded jointly by the Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna and the Licence 3 and Master 2 en Droit at the Université Paris X Nanterre La Défense. This program organized by the universities of Bologna and Paris offers a bilingual French-Italian law degree that involves the study of both countries’ legal systems in both languages.

Her areas of expertise are corporate law for both Italian and foreign clients involved in extraordinary acquisition, merger, and spinoff transactions, as well as bankruptcy law related to distressed M&A transactions.

She has also gained experience in transactions involving the private equity and venture capital sectors, also including assistance on ordinary corporate management.

Ginevra has been on secondment at Simpson Thacher & Barlett in New York City, working in the M&A and Private Equity department assisting the main US private equity funds.

Ginevra is  ranked as an “Associate to watch” and “Foreign Expert in France” by Chambers Global 2024 and by Chambers Europe 2023 for Corporate/M&A: Mid Market. She is also mentioned by Legal 500 EMEA 2022 as a “key lawyer” for the Commercial, Corporate and M&A area.

A member of the firm’s French Desk, she provides assistance to French or Francophone companies.

In 2018 she took part in the International Associate Program at P+P Pöllath + Partners in Munich.

She is a member of the Professional Women’s Network of Rome (PWN Rome).

Foreign languages: French (native speaker), English

She is a member of the Milan Bar Association (39618).

Ginevra has a strong knowledge of M&A. She tackles red flags coming from deals very efficiently and takes into account the commercial side of the transaction as well. She is very responsive and always available to help."
CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2023 – CORPORATE / M&A
Ginevra Sforza offers high reactivity, quick answers and really good support services. She is rigourous and very reliable."
CHAMBERS EUROPE 2023 – CORPORATE / M&A: MID MARKET
Ginevra Sforza’s availability and flexibility were great. She was easy to approach for questions and her answers were always to the point. She was up to speed on every aspect of the the deal. Great asset to the team!"
LEGAL 500 EMEA 2022 - COMMERCIAL, CORPORATE AND M&A
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