Italians in London | Italians in London Gabriele Giambrone
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#20 Gabriele Giambrone

I was born in Palermo, Sicily, where I studied and graduated in law from Palermo University in 2001 with a first class “cum laude” degree. I then studied law at the university of Aberdeen in Scotland and finally moved to London to work in the legal team with The Royal bank of Scotland before creating my own firm Giambrone in 2007.
What do you do in your life in London?
A majority of my time is taken up with work as a managing partner of a law firm I find I often work long hours, when I’m not working I enjoy going to the Gym, Swimming and socialising with Friends.
What is the reason to leave Italy and come to London?
I am an anglophile, I spent large parts of my younger life in the UK and always wanted to live and work in London.
What were your best and worst experiences in London.
It is the same event for both experiences, giving up a good job and starting my own law firm as a very young man in a foreign country with no family support is quite a daunting enterprise. However, it is also one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life to develop a law firm from a standing in a small office in a London suburb. The ups and downs of commercial life have provided far more good times than bad for me.
I asked you to choose a place in London that you like or you are tied to, what was your choice and why you made it?
I really love being in the City in central London as I’m driving by the buzz of the hustle and bustle of such a vibrant city.
During your early times in London, did you have any problem?
Any problems I had were no different from any other very young European coming to London to make their way on their own.
What do you think about this project?
I think it’s a very interesting project and I feel very honoured to be part of it.
How do you think you could support and promote Italian culture? 
Through my firm we always try to promote and support the Italian culture with various events in London often involved many of my Italian colleagues bringing them over from Italy.