Giancarlo’s practice is focused on intellectual property and technology transactions. He advises clients across a wide range of industries, including information technology, private equity, digital health, financial services, manufacturing, media and fashion.

He assists clients in structuring, preparing and negotiating strategic arrangements that involve the creation, transfer, licensing or securitization of intellectual property or technology assets. He regularly advises clients in the context of mergers and acquisitions, asset transactions, spinouts, joint ventures, collaborations, debt financings, restructurings and licensing. Giancarlo also works with in-house legal teams to develop and implement major initiatives related to intellectual property, technology and commercial contracting.

Prior to joining the firm, Giancarlo worked for a natural language processing research group and a legal technology start-up.


    • Bloomberg in its acquisition of Broadway Technology, a provider of front-office financial technology solutions.
    • TPG Capital in its $4 billion sale and separation of McAfee’s enterprise business to Symphony Technology Group.
    • WellSky in its $1.3 billion acquisition of Careport, a care coordination software company, from Allscripts.
    • HP in its $425 million carve-out acquisition of HyperX, the gaming accessory division of Kingston Technology Company.
    • Genstar Capital in its acquisition of Advarra, a provider of integrated clinical research compliance solutions, and sale of Advarra to Blackstone and CPP Investments.
    • Advent International in its $1.9 billion acquisition of Forescout Technologies, a cybersecurity company.
    • TPG Capital in a simultaneous carve-out of AT&T’s DirecTV business and $1.8 billion investment in the newly carved out DirecTV business.
    • Tekni-Plex, a global developer and manufacturer of precision-crafted tubing and packaging solutions, in various acquisitions, including of Grupo Phoenix, Ematec, and manufacturing equipment and intellectual property assets from Fibro.
    • Cinven in its acquisition of Drake Software, a provider of professional tax preparation software, and Drake Software in its acquisition of TaxAct.
    • BlackRock in leading a minority investment in MACRO, a multiplatform media company representing the voice and perspectives of people of color.
    • The Broad Institute in connection with various strategic transactions, including its collaboration agreement with Verily and Microsoft to develop Terra, a scalable, open-source platform for biomedical researchers.
    • Atomwise, an AI drug discovery company, in a strategic collaboration with Sanofi involving potential payments totaling $1.2 billion.
    • Ginkgo Bioworks in connection with the provision of its bio-surveillance programs, including to the Rwandan government and Miami International Airport.
    • Centric Brands, a global apparel company, in connection with commercial and divesture arrangements related to its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case to recapitalize $1.7 billion in funded debt.
    • Vince Holding, a global contemporary retailer, in its sale of certain intellectual property assets and strategic partnership with Authentic Brands Group.
    • Servpro Industries, Domino’s Pizza, Dunkin' and Goddard Schools in connection with the intellectual property and licensing aspects of their whole-business securitizations and follow-on offerings.

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