Giovanni Bertazzoli

Trainee | Milan

Giovanni is a trainee in the corporate team.

He focuses on corporate mergers and acquisitions, along with general commercial advice.

Prior to joining Withers, Giovanni studied in the University of Milan, and wrote his Master Thesis in Lisbon, at the Portuguese Constitutional Court library. There he was able to examine at first hand the work of the Constitutional Judges, and in particular the Court’s response to the cuts imposed to Portugal by the so-called ‘troika’ in 2011-2013.

Secretary Concetta Lipani


‘Multi-level protection of fundamental rights in times of crisis: the case law of the Portuguese constitutional court’, Master thesis

Me in a minute

Europe, transactional businesses and the law are my main focus.

Europe, transactional businesses and the law are my main focus. For the past three years I have been running a startup that deals with smartphone applications for law students.

I am also the team leader of the Milan section of ‘Stand Up For Europe’, an association based in Brussels that deals with the dissemination of the European federalist project. I particularly enjoy the opportunity this gives me to interact with people from all over Europe. As a result I have been able to increase my relationship skills as well as improve my English, Portuguese and Spanish.

In addition, for 15 years I have been practising karate and in my career I have won two gold medals (in national championships) and two bronze medals (in international competitions in Poland and Serbia).



  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish





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