Giovanni Scirocco

Title: Partner
Office: Rome
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish

Giovanni has about a 20-year experience in the infrastructure and energy sectors as well as in banking and finance transactions. He gained a huge expertise in complex project financing structures both in infrastructures (highways, airports, light rail transport, local public transport systems, car parks and hospitals) and in renewables energy sectors (wind, photovoltaic, biomass, waste-to-energy and CCGT plants) as well as conventional gas-fired and cogeneration plants and energy transport infrastructure.

Giovanni regularly assists leading domestic and international players, investment banks and financial institutions in all phases that characterize these transactions (project development and acquisition, participation in tenders, due diligence activities, drafting and negotiations of joint-venture and co-development agreements, project contracts and finance documents), combining specific expertise also in M&A, regulatory, public and administrative law.

Furthermore, Giovanni has acquired a strong experience in complex financing and refinancing structures as well as in acquisition and real estate financings, with particular focus on real estate transactions involving construction phase, also in the hospitality sector.

Giovanni Scirocco is mentioned in the Project Finance section of Chambers and Partners quoting his clients applauding his “competence, availability and integrity” (2020).

Giovanni is also mentioned by The Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner in the Banking and Finance section (both borrower and lender or arranger side) and in the Energy section mentioning clients as follows “Giovanni Scirocco is very knowledgeable, calm and solutions oriented, and combines excellent knowledge of the legal system with pragmatic advice, taking ownership of the issues” (2022), he is also mentioned as a “Notable Practitioner” in the project finance area by IFLR1000.

In 2020, Giovanni has been awarded “Infrastructure and Constructions lawyer of the year” at the Legalcommunity Forty under 40 Awards.

In 2022, in the Energy guide published by TopLegal Giovanni was ranked among the top lawyers in the Finance project Finance section.