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Freshfields continues strategic growth in global transactions practice with new partner appointment

Global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) announces that Giancarlo D'Ambrosio, a leading private equity and M&A practitioner, has joined the firm in Milan, Italy as partner in the private capital group and global transactions practice.

D'Ambrosio joins the firm following seven years as partner at his prior firm. He brings broad transactional experience covering M&A, JVs, investments, divestitures, strategic transactions, corporate governance and capital markets, across industries including infrastructure, sports, fashion, entertainment and media. D'Ambrosio has recently been recognised as a Next Generation Partner for Corporate, M&A and Private Equity in Legal 500 EMEA 2023.

Head of Global Transactions Julian Pritchard said: "Giancarlo is a welcome addition to our European private capital practice and broader global transactions team. Our private capital offering is unique and market-leading, with the firm servicing a diverse base of clients globally. We are now in an even stronger position to support our existing clients and take advantage of the opportunities borne from private capital markets around the world."

Office Managing Partner for Italy Francesco Lombardo said: "We're delighted to welcome Giancarlo to the firm. He is a high calibre candidate with a strong track record of advising private equity funds and their portfolio companies, with his complementary experience aligned to our private capital practice in Italy and globally. We look forward to working with Giancarlo in the years ahead."

The firm is a recognised market leader for private equity and was ranked first place by Bloomberg for European private equity deals by value in 2023. Over the past 18 months, the firm has expanded its private capital offering globally with a number of senior appointments in private equity, leveraged finance and private funds and secondaries across Europe, the US and Asia. Most recently, this includes the appointments of Neal J. Reenan and Ian N. Bushner in New York.