Luca Gambini

Partner
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Luca Gambini and Elisa Stefanini are very trustworthy professionals to team up with. They are especially competent in healthcare regulations and digital health, as well as data protection, M&A and competition law."
LEGAL 500 EMEA 2022 - HEALTCHARE AND LIFE SCIENCES
Luca is a partner in Portolano Cavallo’s Life Sciences and M&A practice groups since January 2018.

Luca is ranked by Chambers Europe 2022 for Corporate/M&A: Mid Market (Up and coming), by The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 as a “Next Generation Partner” for Healthcare and Life Sciences and by Who’s Who Legal as “Recommended” in the Life Sciences 2022 (Transactional), the M&A 2022 and the Italy 2022 (Life Sciences and M&A and Governance chapters) guides.

He focuses his practice in domestic and cross border M&Aprivate equity and venture capital transactions acting for investors and companies at all stages of development across the spectrum of life sciences and technology industries, including biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceutical, and digital/information technology.

He has also gained a strong and extensive experience on commercial contracts for clients operating in the Life Sciences industries, including the drafting and negotiation of pharmaceutical products’ manufacturing, supply, distribution and co-marketing contracts, as well as clinical trials and proctoring agreements, and other commercial and IT agreements.

Luca contributes regularly to newsletters and journals on M&A and Life Sciences topics; he authored the articles “Pros And Cons of Earn-Out Construct in Life Sciences Merger and Acquisition Transactions” and “How to survive to financial crisis, political changes and other adverse events: an overview of MAC clauses in recent transactions with an in-depth analysis of the Abbott Laboratories/Alere Inc. case” (both articles published by Bocconi Legal Papers), and he co-authored the Italian chapter of The Life Sciences Law Review and contributed to the ABA European Private Target M&A Deal Points Study 2017.

Prior to joining the firm he completed an internship with a law firm in Washington DC and he has been on secondment at the M&A and Private Equity department of Morrison & Foerster LLP in New York City, assisting some of the main US and Canadian private equity funds.

He graduated in 2006 from LUISS Guido Carli University.

Foreign languages: English

Luca is a member of the Rome Bar Association.

Luca Gambini handles venture capital transactions for investors and startups. Clients describe him as 'precise and determined'."
CHAMBERS EUROPE 2022 – CORPORATE/M&A: MID-MARKET
Luca Gambini enjoys a stellar reputation for his work on cross-border M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices industries."
WHO’S WHO LEGAL 2022 – LIFE SCIENCES – TRANSACTIONAL
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