Daniele Geronzi

Title: Partner
Office: Milan
Languages: English, Italian

Daniele Geronzi co-heads the Dispute Resolution department. He has over 20 years’ experience in advising leading national and international financial institutions and corporations on complex commercial, financial, corporate and insolvency litigations. He represents clients in both ordinary courts and in national and international institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.

Daniele has gained considerable experience in financial and cross-border litigation, with a focus on derivative transactions, where he has advised clients on several leading cases, as well as on securities litigation before Courts and Agencies (Consob and Banca d’Italia). He is an expert in energy litigation, providing assistance to clients on ordinary, provisional and arbitration proceedings covering a wide range of matters, including disputes on SPA, EPC and O&M contracts and underlying guarantees.

He is an expert in aviation law, assisting leading multinational aircraft lessors in their business relationships, litigations and trade with major Italian airlines. Daniele is also particularly active in bankruptcy and restructuring law issues, providing assistance to banks, investment funds and multinational companies in major bankruptcy, composition with creditors and extraordinary administration procedures. He successfully co-assisted a well-known multinational tobacco company in the first class action brought by smokers in Italy.

Before joining Legance, Daniele worked for a leading international law firm, in both their London and Rome offices. He headed the litigation and insolvency department in Rome. He was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2001 and is a Supreme Court barrister since 2014.

Daniele is mentioned in Chambers and Partners as follows: “He is an exceptional lawyer with extraordinary technical skills. He supports the client at every stage of the litigation. His personal skills, in addition to his technical ones, make him my first choice“, “Daniele Geronzi is a refined professional, extremely competent and with a remarkable overview. He is always available, attentive to details, precise, and above all always achieves results” (2023), “He is a problem solver and provides the best solutions even in complex situations, guiding the client towards significant goals and accomplishments. He understands the client’s needs and is very well known in the market” (2022), “a problem solver with great knowledge of his areas of expertise” (2021) and “highly skilled and knowledgeable lawyer” (2020).

He is also recommended in The Legal 500 as a Leading Individual, testimonials say “I would certainly like to mention Daniele Geronzi as a stand out partner. Daniele is an excellent and brilliant litigator, able to present the best solutions to the client quickly. He is able to combine a deep knowledge of the law with the client’s business needs. He is efficient, fast thinking and very knowledgeable. He has extensive litigation experience, which enables him to achieve the best result in every situation”, I mention in particular Daniele Geronzi and the team are specialists in bankruptcy law and procedures” (2023), “Daniele Geronzi is one of the best lawyers one can worked with. Competent, available, brilliant, he always has a solution to the problem. Daniele Geronzi and his team are distinguished by their exceptional competence, and the ability to solve problems” (2022), “Daniele Geronzi is a serious, competent, reliable professional with great negotiation and relationship skills. One of the best professionals in the industry”, “Daniele Geronzi stands out for the speed with which he is able to provide solutions to even complex issues and for the quality of the assistance provided. He is always present on individual cases and is able to provide the client with real support, with a concrete and business-oriented approach aimed at solving problems”, “Daniele Geronzi is a unique professional, even if compared to colleagues of equal seniority from other leading law firms. His presence on the projects is constant and concrete, not occasional, not delegated mostly to junior staff, but in constant accompaniment both to his collaborators and to his customers. Human sensitivity combined with empathy and excellent technical skills” (2021), “Daniele Geronzi has extensive experience in litigation. He is proactive, responsive and commercially oriented, as well as extremely bright, fast thinking and knowledgeable on all technicalities of dispute resolution” (2020), “Daniele Geronzi is one of the best partners around in the context of restructuring files. His big effort and continual availability for the client’s needs are much appreciated. It makes the client feel supported all the time on every single aspect of the file” (2020); he is “thorough legal professional” (2018).

Since 2015, Daniele has been included in band A by Legalcommunity in the annual Energy and Finance Reports, as a Partner operating in important Energy and Finance litigation cases.