Giovanni Cristofaro

Giovanni Cristofaro

Partner, Head of the Wealth Management Business Unit  |  Chiomenti
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Italy

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Family business governance
Succession planning

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

I have been appointed partner of the firm one year ago and confirmed as Head of the Wealth Management Business Unit (two years prior).
I have been ranked by Private Client Global Elite and by Chambers, for the first time.
I have assisted a big Italian client for the set-up of an international foundation with the purpose of financing and supporting the social and economic growth of developing countries in the world.
I opened the Business Unit in the field of art law, hiring two experts.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

I would suggest to be realistic. Do not worry too much about mistakes and do not celebrate your successes too much. The private client world requires patience, sensitivity, good sense, reasonableness, reliability and transparency. You have to be a good lawyer.

What is your favourite quote?

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming,” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.