Giovanni Meschia
K&L Gates
Investment Management
Passaggio Centrale, 7
20123 Milan
Main Practice Area

Investment Management

  • J.D., University of Padua, 2006, (magna cum laude)

Giovanni Meschia is a partner in the firm’s Milan office where he is a member of the Investment Management practice group. His practice focuses on transactional private equity and fund formation across a wide variety of industry sectors.

Mr. Meschia assists domestic and international fund managers in structuring and setting up private equity, private debt, real estate and venture capital alternative investment schemes, including corporate and contractual structures, funds of funds, and parallel funds, and related carried interest vehicles and arrangements. He also advises them on the legal and regulatory framework of their day-to-day activities.

In addition, Mr. Meschia assists sponsors and institutional investors in their investments in alternative investment schemes in both primary and secondary markets, as well as in performing co-investment transactions alongside the funds they are invested in.

Mr. Meschia also has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border private equity transactions, assisting funds in the structuring, negotiation, and execution of their investment and divestment transactions.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Meschia practiced with prominent Italian and International law firms in Milan.


  • Recommended in Legal 500, 2017 (for investment funds)


  • Key Messages from the 13th Annual London Investment Management Conference, Presentations, 27 September 2018
  • Materials from the 2017 London Investment Management Conference, Key Global Legal and Regulatory Issues for Investment Managers and Funds, Presentations, 13 December 2017
  • Update: Italian Parliament approves the new National Merger Filing Thresholds, Alerts/Updates, 8 August 2017
  • Direct Lending by Alternative Investment Funds: The Italian Regulatory and Tax Framework, Issue: Derivatives & Financial Instruments, 2017 (Volume 19), No. 3,Articles, 15 June 2017


  • Milan Bar


  • English
  • Italian
Practice Areas
  • Hedge Funds and Venture Funds
  • Private Equity
  • Private Funds
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