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Harvard University, A.B, magna cum laude

Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
Fordham International Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief

University of Milan, J.D. (Dottore in Giurisprudenza)


New York


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Eric L. Gilioli
New York
PHONE: +1 212 696 6129
FAX: +1 212 697 1559
PHONE: +39 02 7623 2001
FAX: +39 02 7600 9076

Mr. Gilioli is a partner in the International Corporate group. He concentrates on infrastructure projects, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and commercial contracts.

Mr. Gilioli has worked on major infrastructure projects in a variety of countries, including in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. For nearly ten years, he has been representing the interests of the Republic of Kazakhstan in multi-billion dollar transactional and contentious matters relating to the giant Kashagan and Karachaganak oil and gas fields.   Among other transactions, he led the Curtis team that helped renegotiate the production sharing agreement relating to the Karachaganak oil field and the transfer of a 10% share in the project to the national oil company of Kazakhstan.  He also represented the national oil company of Kazakhstan in the renegotiation of the production sharing agreement relating to the Kashagan oil field, as well as the sale of a 49% interest in the “N” Block exploration and production contract to two international oil companies.  Mr. Gilioli has worked on transactions relating to the transportation of oil and gas in Central Asia.  He also has worked on a number of infrastructure projects in Kosovo, including the reorganization of the national post and telecommunications provider, and on oil and gas transactions in several countries, including Afghanistan, Ghana, Gabon, Liberia and Mexico.

Mr. Gilioli also has significant experience in the life sciences area.  He has represented world leaders in the supply of research and diagnostic equipment and consumables, as well as leading pharmaceutical manufacturers.  He has broad experience in the negotiating and drafting of stock and asset purchase agreements, strategic alliances, research and development collaborations, and intellectual property licenses in the life sciences and pharmaceutical fields.

Mr. Gilioli has represented a range of Italian businesses active in the industrial equipment, furniture, food and fashion sectors.  He has represented numerous Italian companies acquiring or forming companies in the United States and entering into joint venture, shareholder and employment agreements, as well as manufacturing, distribution, sales representative and commercial sales agreements.

Praised by clients in Chambers Global 2019 as "fantastic, a really capable negotiator, among the best I've seen, he's exceptionally good" and as having "a great temperament and superb preparation", Mr. Gilioli is a recipient of the Medal for Distinguished Labor awarded by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.  He has also been cited as “Dealmaker of the Week” by The American Lawyer with respect to his representation of the national oil company of Kazakhstan. He has spoken at seminars on corporate governance and compliance matters in the United States, Italy and Eastern Europe.


U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York


New York State Bar Association
Italian Chamber of Commerce in the United States
American Chamber of Commerce in Italy
Harvard Club of New York


Recommended by Chambers in Energy and Natural Resources (USA and Kazakhstan)
Cited as a recommended Energy and Natural Resources lawyer in Kazakhstan by Legal 500 EMEA
AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

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