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Gianluigi Esposito is the managing partner at AEM Carnelutti. Gianluigi’s practice concentrates primarily in mergers and acquisitions, real estate acquisitions and other corporate matters. Prior to joining AEM Carnelutti, Gianluigi formed Altieri Esposito & Minoli PLLC in 2007. In 2003 Gianluigi opened the New York office of Chiomenti Studio Legale, one of Italy’s premier corporate law firms, in collaboration with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Chiomenti’s alliance partner. Gianluigi’s experience includes work on a variety of cross-border merger and acquisition transactions. Gianluigi regularly provides corporate and international legal advice to domestic and foreign-based clients operating in the United States, and Italian law advice to Fortune 500 companies transacting business abroad. Gianluigi regularly assists several major European fashion companies and has considerable experience in helping European and International fashion brands establish operations in the US. He lectured at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and at the University of Bologna, Italy. Gianluigi graduated from the University of Bologna, Italy, School of Law, in 1991, Diploma di Laurea in Giurisprudenza (J.D. Equivalent). He earned his LL.M. degree in Common Law Studies, at Georgetown University Law Center, 1995 (Fulbright Scholar). He received the Fulbright Award for Global Business Diplomacy at the One to World Fulbright Awards Dinner held on May 22, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom in New York City. He is a member of Georgetown University European Law Alumni Advisory Board, of the Fashion Law Committee of the New York City Bar and serves on the Board of Directors of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of New York. He was admitted to the Italian Bar in 1995, and he has been a member of the New York Bar since 2000. He is also a member of the New York City Bar Association. He speaks Italian, French and Spanish, in addition to English.


Africa Business Forum

March 1, 2017
Gianluigi Esposito attended the 5th edition of the Africa Business Forum in Addis Abeba (Ethiopia) as a special guest. Since its creation in 2014, The Africa Business Forum has become one of the most important bi-annual gatherings in Africa and the Middle East. Africa Business Forum presents an invaluable opportunity for investors to connect with clients from across industries and from around the world. An opportunity to maximize market share by building connections with African customers and partners.  

USA Mission of the Italian Association of Professional Certified Accountants

November 8, 2016
Gianluigi Esposito spoke at the seminar entitled: “Professionals and enterprises towards new markets” organized by Consiglio Nazionale dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili at the Consulate General of Italy, in New York. He lectured on: “The Top 5 U.S. expansion mistakes and how to avoid them”. The seminar was part of the event “Missione U.S.A. CNDCEC dei Commercialisti Italiani” (U.S.A. Mission of the Italian Association of Professional Certified Accountants) in New York from 7 to 10 November, which our Firm sponsored.

IACC of New York

April 12, 2016
The Annual Membership Meeting of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce (IACC) of New York appointed Gianluigi Esposito to its Board of Directors. Founded in 1887, IACC is a membership organization devoted to fostering business relations between Italy and the United States. Members include United States firms with subsidiaries or business in Italy, banks, fashion companies, shipping lines, telecom companies, airlines and tour operators, insurance companies, law firms and individual attorneys, CPA firms and advertising and public relations firms, and other businesses. Gianluigi Esposito will remain in office for a period of three years.

Purchasing Real Estate in New York

January 9, 2014
Gianluigi Esposito spoke at Hera International’s Workshop in Milan about purchasing real estate in New York (

“SelectUSA” 2013

November 30, 2013
Gianluigi Esposito participated to the “SelectUSA” 2013 inaugural summit held in Washington, D.C.

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