Daniela De Bellis

Founding Partner


GLS Global

+39 0669941510

Daniela specialises in complex financial litigation, corporate law and corporate finance. Additionally she is a recognised expert of anti-bribery investigations, restructurings and insolvency law. Her client base involves primary financial institutions, MNCs and and state-owned companies. She is still holds the record for the highest payment compensation ever awarded through an arbitration/litigation in Italy.

Indicative Experience

Italy: Assisting on the largest domestic arbitration in the Italian construction sector ever (Euros 7 billion).

Italy: Advising an international financial institution on cross-border guarantee facilities agreements (USD 150 million).

Italy: Advising an energy company on performance bond and FIDIC contracts (Euro 1.5 billion).

Italy: Advising the largest film studios in Italy on their M&A transactions.

Italy: Advising in relation to cross-border IT outsourcing contracts.

Italy: Advising on the incorporation of complex investment funds.

Italy: Advising on a real estate transaction concerning one of the most important sites in Italy from a cultural point of view.

Italy: Acting as the General Secretary of a Supervisory Body to advise public companies on anti-bribery law.

Italy: Assisting private and public companies on the construction of one of the largest real estate development projects in Milan.

Italy: Assisting individuals in M&A transaction and management of U.K. trust entities.

Italy: Advising in relation to the authorisation, management and construction of telecommunications towers across Italy.

Italy: Advising on a voting trust of some of the largest banks in Italy.

Italy: Advising on complex cross border M&A concerning energy pipelines and associated green certificates.

Italy: Advising in relation to the sale and purchase of high value software.

Italy: Advising on regulation concerning the social and/or insurance funds, including the conti dormienti.

Italy: Advising on legislation and regulation of “guarantee funds” for road accident victims.

Professional Qualifications

Admitted to the Bar of Rome (Italy)

Prior Positions

Ripa di Meana e associati studio legale



Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law, Chicago

Executive L.L.M. (with Honours)

IE University, Madrid

Certificate in Business Administration

Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, Rome

Second level Master’s Degree Program in Legal Professions

Università LUISS Guido Carli, Rome

Master Degree in Law of Institution (110/110 summa cum laude)

Università LUISS Guido Carli, Rome

Postgraduate course of Administrative Law

Università LUISS Guido Carli, Rome

Bachelor Degree in Law (Highest Marks)

Key Strengths

Always brings a “360 degrees of awareness” to issues

Questions are approached with calm and strategic analysis

Excellence across a broad range of legal matters

Adaptable, proactive and pivotal


Mergers & Acquisitions

International Trade, Customs, and Finance

Commercial Law / Contracts

Company Law



Finance, Banking

Projects & Infrastructure


Alternative Dispute Resolution