Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Attorney at Law

Admitted in New York, District of Columbia, and Italy

Foreign legal Consultant in South Carolina (not a Member of SC Bar)

1717 K Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: +1 202-787-5353
11 Broadway, Suite 615,
New York, NY 10038
Phone: +1 646-524-2309

Fax: +1 206-666-2876

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Professional Experience

Ms. Giannoni-Crystal is a dually-qualified U.S. and Italian attorney. After serving as a legal consultant for the Italian Employers’ Association and on a general retainer as attorney for Deloitte Legal for several years, Ms. Giannoni-Crystal opened her own practice, where she regularly assisted major companies and international groups.

She provided assistance to a wide range of clients (banks & financial institutions, industrial & commercial companies) both in Italy and in other countries. In particular, she was on general retainer with the legal office of a major Italian listed company operating in the Internet and mobile value-added services, with direct responsibility for legal issues of the foreign companies of the group (US, UK, Spain, China, Brazil, Argentina); there she was involved in setting up of branches and offices all over the world and in drafting and negotiation of international commercial agreements. She assisted Italian companies in business formation and operations in several European countries (Spain, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Portugal, UK), in Asia (Mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia), Australia, US, and Latin America (Brazil, Argentina).

Her practice has focused on transactional work (contracts, commercial law, banking law, Internet law, business law, international transactions, mergers and acquisitions, constitution and reorganization of companies, financing, and property development). In 2011, she co-founded, together with Nathan M. Crystal, Crystal & Giannoni-Crystal, LLC.


She graduated cum laude from the Charleston School of Law and with maximum grades from University of Florence (Italy).



  • Italian (mother tongue)
  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (good)
  • German (good)
  • Some French and Portuguese

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • International Section of American Bar Association
  • Ordine degli Avvocati di Firenze
  • New York State Bar Association
  • International Section of New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • The Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Charleston County Bar Association

Ms. Giannoni-Crystal serves for 2012-2013 bar year as Vice-Chair and publications officer of Europe Committee (ABA’s Section of International Law.) She has also been appointed to serve for the term 2012-2015 in the Committee on Foreign & Comparative Law of the New York City Bar Association.

In addition, she is the Vice Chair of the International Law Committee of the South Carolina Bar.