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Giacomo Gavotti

Giacomo Gavotti

Associate

Giacomo is an associate in the Global Energy Practice of Herbert Smith Freehills, based in the firm’s Milan office. He specialises in energy law.

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Experience

Giacomo regularly advises utilities, infrastructure funds and oil majors in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, with particular focus on the renewable and conventional resources generation sector. In this context, Giacomo has acquired a significant experience in the drafting of preliminary documents (NDA, MoU, term sheet) and auction process documents (process letter, NBO, BO), in the management of due diligence activities and the relating analyses (particularly on corporate, contractual and real estate matters) and in the drafting and negotiation of share purchase agreements.

In addition, Giacomo has acquired relevant experience in the development of power projects (investment agreements, JVA, SHA, DSA), energy industry contracts (EPC contracts, LNG and natural gas sale agreements, energy efficiency contracts, general terms of supply to final customers etc.) and regulatory matters.

Giacomo assists energy market operators also in the management of pre-litigation phases with commercial counterparties or clients, as well as in the drafting of the relating settlement agreements.

Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, Giacomo was an associate in a multinational law firm based in Milan.

 

Recent publications

  • Blockchain and smart contracts: legal issues to be addressed, (Blockchain e smart contracts: questioni giuridiche aperte), I Contratti – IPSOA, December 2018, pp. 681-688
  • A merchant line across the Alps, in PFI, 19 December 2017

Background

Giacomo studied at the Università degli Studi di Genova, Bachelor, 2014 and Queen Mary University of London, LL.M. in Energy and Natural Resources Law, 2016. 
 
He is fluent in Italian and English.  Giacomo was admitted to the Italian Bar in November 2017.

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