Di Garbo, Gianfranco

Gianfranco Di Garbo

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie


Gianfranco Di Garbo has been a partner in the Firm’s Milan office since 1985. He advices clients on dispute resolution, employment law, general corporate and partnership law matters.

Practice Focus

Mr. Di Garbo’s practice is focused in the areas of dispute resolution and employment law, with special emphasis on commercial and construction disputes before Arbitration Courts, ordinary courts and the Supreme Court. Throughout his career, Mr. Di Garbo has handled more than 50 arbitration cases as counsel or arbitrator. His practice also covers executive managers’ disputes, restructuring and reorganization processes and industrial relations. Mr. Di Garbo also has a significant corporate law practice, where he assists major companies in the handling of corporate general affairs, as well as corporate governance and compliance matters. His wide client base includes domestic and foreign-based multinational organizations in the steel, automotive parts, computers and computer storage systems, software, consumer electronics, chemical, and telecommunications sectors.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Assisted a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering in an arbitration proceeding involving public tender and contractual liability.
  • Assisting a international major auditing company in a number of controversies initiated by a financial institution based on professional liability.
  • Assisting a leading manufacturer in an arbitration with an Italian civil works companies involving a breach of public tender concerning the supply of a tramway system to an Italian city.
  • Assisted a leading electronics system technology applications producer in a controversy against an Italian distributor.
  • Assisted a world-renowned English sports car manufacturer in criminal and civil proceedings involving industrial espionage. 
  • Assisted a major US market sourcing company in the dissolution of the subsidiary and dismissal of all employees.
  • Assisted an international chemicals manufacturing company in general employment matters in connection with a large reorganization of the Italian business.
  • Assisted a leader in the manufacture and sales of electric and electronic equipments in employment matters related to the acquisition of a new business unit.
  • Assisted a leading global food company in general employment matters.
  • Provided assistance to an international recruiting company in establishing and organizing a staff leasing and recruitment company in Italy.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Milan Bar Association


  • Italy (1977)


  • London School of Economics and Political Science (Summer Course) (1980)
  • University of Genoa (J.D. cum laude) (1972)


  • English
  • Italian