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Dispute Resolution — Italy


BonelliErede - Dispute Resolution

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Band 1

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Vittorio Allavena and Alberto Saravalle
- 9 partners
- 36 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Genoa, Milan and Rome

What the team is known for Outstanding dispute resolution team with expertise in a broad range of matters including banking, corporate, professional liability and contract litigation. Frequently works with its criminal team to advise on white-collar issues. Combines its skill in these areas with a thriving international arbitration practice. Advises a mixture of high-profile domestic and foreign clients.

Strengths The firm wins accolades for its expertise in this area. One pleased client notes: "The firm provided us with accurate and pragmatic assistance. The lawyers had an in-depth understanding of our business and needs, and were good at understanding technicalities."

Another observes: "The lawyers have an outstanding level of competence, specialisation and professionalism."

Work highlights Advised Unipol Gruppo Finanziario on a legal action for liability initiated as a result of the subsidiary's extraordinary receivership procedure. It was alleged that the parent company's shareholders conducted a demerger operation despite a conflict of interest arising.

Notable practitioners

Giuseppe Sbisà is described by sources as a "great litigator" and an "outstanding lawyer." He handles both litigations and arbitrations.

Antonio Crivellaro is described as a "well-respected lawyer for ICC arbitration work." He is skilled at acting as both counsel and arbitrator on arbitrations concerning joint venture agreements, construction contracts, oil and gas contracts and share purchase agreements.

Vittorio Allavena handles disputes involving a wide range of matters including insolvency, insurance and competition. He also has significant experience in litigation involving corporate law.

Laura Salvaneschi has a broad practice spanning corporate, banking and family law disputes. She also has expertise in torts. She is a professor of civil procedure and arbitration.

Giulio Ponzanelli handles a wide range of matters including contract, insurance and medical disputes. He has strong expertise in environmental litigation.

Paolo Di Giovanni's practice encompasses corporate, commercial and antitrust disputes. He is described by one client as a "very talented individual." He is skilled in both arbitration and litigation.

Department profile by BonelliErede

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Lombardi Segni e Associati - Dispute Resolution

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Band 1

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Giuseppe Lombardi
- Office locations: Milan and Rome

What the team is known for Maintains its position as a market-leading firm for dispute resolution work. Capable of handling highly complex litigations and arbitrations. Advises an impressive portfolio of clients on corporate, commercial and civil litigation. Expertise in both domestic and international matters.

Work highlights Assisted Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS) with Italian and English proceedings as well as a criminal investigation relating to two multibillion-euro structured repo transactions carried out by BMPS with Deutsche Bank and Nomura Bank.

Advised ILVA in extraordinary administration on a high-value claim against Riva Fire. ILVA alleged that the company had abused its rights as controlling company as a result of producing a contract for technical assistance and services that contained unfair terms.

Significant clients ArcelorMittal Distribution Services France, Clessidra, Eni, Pirelli, Saipem.

Notable practitioners

Giuseppe Lombardi is widely considered an outstanding litigator. He is described by sources as "very effective" and "very sharp." Others draw attention to his "great experience." He has particular expertise in corporate, insolvency and banking litigation.

Lotario Dittrich is praised for his "well-balanced" approach to matters. He is skilled at handling both corporate and insolvency disputes and has experience acting as an arbitrator.

Franco Anelli continues to be an important player in the dispute resolution field in Italy. He is described as one of the "leading academics in Milan."

Department profile by Lombardi Segni e Associati

The firm is unanimously reputed as one of the best Italian firms in civil, corporate and commercial litigation and has been involved in most of the high-profile litigation cases in Italy, achieving important goals for its clients. The professionals of the firm advise clients on the most delicate and complex proceedings before judicial courts and arbitral tribunals, assisting them through all the relevant phases, from the onset of the dispute until the final settlement of the same.

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - Dispute Resolution

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 28 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Milan and Rome

What the team is known for Handles a broad spectrum of disputes, with a particular focus on antitrust litigation. Also has experience in domestic and international arbitrations. Often handles matters involving Latin America. Advises a number of major Italian and international companies.

Strengths An impressed source says: "The quality of what is delivered is very high-level. The lawyers provide assistance in a timely manner with accurate opinions and advice every time."

Work highlights Successfully represented Snam in disputes arising from Snam's provision of gas transportation and balancing services.

Advised A2A on an action for damages regarding the value of EDF's takeover bid for Edison.

Significant clients Eni, Google, Sky Italia, Telecom Italia, Versalis.

Notable practitioners

Ferdinando Emanuele is a leading lawyer in the dispute resolution arena in Italy. Sources describe him as a "brilliant lawyer" and note that he is "responsive, flexible and has a sharp legal mind." He recently assisted Dexia Crediop with a dispute with the Metropolitan City of Milan seeking to establish the validity of some swap agreements. He is skilled at handling both litigation and arbitration relating to competition and commercial law.

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Hogan Lovells Studio Legale - Dispute Resolution

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Francesca Rolla
- 3 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Milan and Rome

What the team is known for Highly experienced in product liability work. Combines this with expertise in a number of other areas including corporate litigation and banking and insolvency disputes. Well placed to handle matters with an international element. Knowledge of a wide range of industries including life sciences, insurance and energy.

Strengths The firm wins accolades for its work in the dispute resolution area. One particularly impressed source notes: "The lawyers deliver on the issues and are able to analyse complex points. They have a depth of experience across industries and are very creative. They are also responsive and efficient."

The team is also praised for understanding "the requirements of multinational companies."

Significant clients Baxter, Honeywell, Lloyds Banking Group, Maisons du Monde, New York University.

Notable practitioners

Francesca Rolla assists clients belonging to a range of different industries including IT, life sciences, insurance and consumer goods. One impressed source says: "Francesca is detailed and has a good understanding of technical issues. She is pragmatic and realistic." Another says: "She is able to explain complex legal systems and situations in simple terms." She has wide-ranging expertise in this area spanning everything from product liability issues to corporate litigation.

Andrea Atteritano has experience in a wide range of industry sectors spanning life sciences, finance, insurance and food and beverages. He has particular experience in corporate and insurance disputes. One client notes: "He is a well-prepared and very experienced lawyer. He acts with great diligence and fully understands the company's needs." Another observes that he always keeps "the client's best interests" in mind.

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PEDERSOLI STUDIO LEGALE - Dispute Resolution

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 21 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Milan and Turin

What the team is known for Highly regarded dispute resolution team with expertise in a variety of matters including real estate, corporate, banking and securities litigation. Also skilled in arbitrations. Often handles issues involving the food, luxury and telecommunications industries.

Strengths One pleased client says: "The team is very professional, well organised, completely dedicated to the client, reliable and trustworthy."

Work highlights Advised Intesa Sanpaolo on an action for annulment filed by Mr Rizzoli. Mr Rizzoli sought damages as a result of shares in his company being sold to investors.

Assisted UBI Banca with obtaining the annulment of a shareholders' meeting resolution.

Significant clients Basell Italia, Fiat, Finmasi, Ferretti Group, Seat Pagine Gialle.

Notable practitioners

Alessandro Pedersoli has a wealth of experience in both litigation and arbitration. He is skilled in securities, corporate and civil litigation. One impressed client praises his "calm and calculated understanding of very difficult matters due to his long legal experience."

Sources note that Andrea Magliani "is able to explain the most complicated legal issues in a very accessible way." He has expertise in a range of matters including contract, insolvency, corporate and commercial disputes.

Eugenio Barcellona is described as "very efficient, always available, practical and very business-oriented." He has particular expertise in handling litigations related to corporate law.

Filippo Casò has wide-ranging experience encompassing contract, corporate and commercial disputes. He recently advised an Italian industrial professional on a claim for damages brought by a multinational utilities group.

Carlo Pedersoli has a versatile practice encompassing disputes relating to M&A, commercial law and joint ventures. He often advises clients on issues arising from family-owned businesses as well as those concerning the banking sector. One impressed source says: "Carlo is not only a technically highly competent lawyer but also very commercial. I have always found him to be very attentive, approachable and an excellent listener." Another praises his ability to "put himself in the client's shoes."

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Allen & Overy - Dispute Resolution

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Massimo Greco
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Milan and Rome

What the team is known for Advises a roster of prominent clients in this area. Handles all manner of disputes including IP, restructuring and insolvency, corporate, energy and finance litigation. Combines its strength in these areas with expertise in criminal matters. Well placed to advise on multi-jurisdictional mandates due to a widespread international network.

Strengths Clients observe that the lawyers "have a good knowledge of the matter, are available and provide punctual assistance."

Others praise the team for being "focused and able to sketch out the issues and problems."

Work highlights Advised a number of banks including Intesa Sanpaolo, Banca IMI, UniCredit and BNP Paribas on a civil action initiated by Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena concerning a loan given to the foundation by the banks.

Assisted Shell Italia and Shell Italia Aviazione with a damages claim initiated by Alitalia's insolvency administrator. This was a follow-on damages action stemming from a cartel investigation.

Significant clients Bank of China, Crédit Agricole, Deutsche Bank, ING, Nomura International.

Notable practitioners

Massimo Greco has a broad experience in this area covering commercial and financial litigation as well as criminal investigations. One client says: "Massimo is very good at understanding the needs of the client and getting straight to the point. He is good at simplifying and explaining complex matters." He is also praised for being "practical."

Amilcare Sada enters the rankings for the first time due to strong market feedback. One client says: "I appreciated the comprehensiveness of his explanation and his ability to adapt the strategy to the situation." He is also repeatedly praised for his technical skills. He has expertise in a variety of different matters spanning antitrust, insolvency, product liability and commercial disputes.

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Clifford Chance Studio Legale Associato - Dispute Resolution

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Fabio Guastadisegni
- 3 partners
- 2 counsel
- Office locations: Milan and Rome

What the team is known for Skilled in a broad range of matters including banking, corporate and insolvency litigation. Combines skill in these areas with criminal law expertise. Draws on the firm's extensive global coverage to advise clients on cross-border disputes. Predominantly assists financial institutions but also has experience in a range of other industries such as insurance and energy.

Strengths One pleased client notes: "I would rate them very highly. The team is very good at handling corporate-related matters and complex cases."

Work highlights Represented Credit Suisse in a criminal case brought by the public prosecutor of Milan concerning money laundering and tax evasion.

Significant clients Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Permira.

Notable practitioners

Carlo Felice Giampaolino rises in the rankings due to strong market feedback. Sources draw attention to his "commitment and passion" and note his "reliability and prompt answers to queries and needs." He has broad capabilities spanning insurance, insolvency and corporate litigation. He recently assisted Elipso Finance with its arbitration against Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

Fabio Guastadisegni handles both arbitration and litigation. He has experience in insolvency, banking and commercial litigation. He recently advised Standard & Poor's on collective actions for damages initiated by investors who purchased Lehman Brothers securities.

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DLA Piper Italy - Dispute Resolution

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Stefano Modenesi
- 12 partners
- 44 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Milan and Rome

What the team is known for Regularly advises clients on multi-jurisdictional disputes. Assists a large number of international companies. Often works with its insurance, crime, competition and regulatory practices to provide assistance to clients with the full range of matters. Has continued to develop its contentious trusts and estates department.

Strengths Sources note that the team has "the flexibility to adapt to clients' needs."

Others draw attention to the lawyers' "strong client orientation."

Work highlights Successfully represented Centro Regionale S. Alessio – Margherita di Savoia per i Ciechi in a dispute with an Italian company wanting an interim measure in connection with an alleged breach of contract.

Advised Beni Stabili on a dispute with Partxco. Partxco requested a declaration from the Court of Cassation that a decision made by the Court of Appeal of Milan was void.

Significant clients Boscolo, Roberto Cavalli, Toyota Financial Services, Swiss Re Europe, UniCredit.

Notable practitioners

Bruno Giuffré has expertise in corporate, finance and insurance litigation. He often handles matters concerning corporate liability. Sources note his "impressive experience and skills."

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP - Dispute Resolution

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Band 3

第三等

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Enrico Castellani and Fabrizio Arossa
- 3 partners
- 23 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Milan and Rome

What the team is known for Particularly experienced in financial disputes. Also handles a wide range of other matters including competition, corporate and contractual litigation. Draws on its broad international network to assist clients with cross-border issues. Expertise in numerous different industries including energy, sports and technology.

Work highlights Advised PAO Severstal and Karelskiy Okatysh on an action initiated by Lucchini's extraordinary administrators. The dispute related to Lucchini's payments to the two companies in the context of a supply agreement.

Advised Rodano on a dispute with CMC regarding a construction contract.

Notable practitioners

Enrico Castellani has a wealth of experience in this area, frequently assisting clients with financial and corporate disputes. One impressed client notes: "Enrico's quality of work is superb. He is also very pragmatic." Another effusive source notes: "He is the most intelligent lawyer I have ever met."

Fabrizio Arossa often handles antitrust and commercial disputes. He is experienced in cross-border issues.

Giuseppe Curtò is skilled in dealing with disputes involving financial institutions. He handles both litigation and arbitration.

Department profile by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners - Dispute Resolution

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Gian Battista Origoni della Croce and Antonio Auricchio
- 10 partners
- 48 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Bologna, Milan, Padua, Rome and Turin

What the team is known for Thriving practice adept at handling all manner of disputes ranging from IP and real estate litigation to corporate litigation. Combines a strong domestic workload with excellent cross-border capabilities. Able to handle matters involving a variety of industries including life sciences, retail and energy.

Strengths Sources praise the lawyers for being "knowledgeable, responsive and transparent."

Work highlights Advised the subsidiaries of Onorato Partecipazioni, Moby and CIN on an arbitration concerning a shareholder agreement.

Assisted Residenziale Immobiliare 2004 with a claim for breach of contract.

Significant clients Bridgestone, Credit Suisse, EDF, Eni, Wind.

Notable practitioners

Alberto Nanni handles both domestic and multi-jurisdictional matters. He has experience in a variety of issues including corporate, labour law and insolvency disputes. One pleased client notes: "Alberto is a very clever man. He is client-oriented and has very sound knowledge of process and trial rules."

Antonio Auricchio enters the rankings for the first time due to strong market feedback. One impressed client says: "Antonio has excellent technical competence and the ability to set out clearly the main legal points." Others note he is a "skilled lawyer." He is experienced in a variety of matters including insolvency and corporate disputes.

Clients observe that Gian Battista Origoni della Croce is "very easy to deal with and very knowledgeable." He frequently advises clients on disputes connected to M&A, joint ventures, company law and construction law. He recently advised Cellopack Corporation on the enforcement of a consent judgment issued by the Supreme Court in New York. This was contested by Dolci Bielloni.

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Legance - Avvocati Associati - Dispute Resolution

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 31 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Milan and Rome

What the team is known for Enjoys a wide and varied workload encompassing, among other areas, professional and product liability, defamation, real estate litigation, IP litigation, insurance disputes and corporate litigation. Also has a steadily growing derivatives litigation practice.

Strengths One impressed client says: "The lawyers know how to handle the Italian and international aspects of matters. They are very well informed. I would recommend them."

Another source notes: "The lawyers are really available. Their quickness in providing feedback is impressive."

Work highlights Advised UnipolSai Assicurazioni on a dispute initiated by an SGR (asset management company) owned by a real estate group. The matter concerned a real estate upgrading project.

Assisted TFA with its arbitration against Argentina as a consequence of the country's sovereign debt default.

Significant clients Alitalia, BNP Paribas, Costa Crociere, Intesa Sanpaolo, Total.

Notable practitioners

Stefano Parlatore is praised for being "available and down to earth." He has particularly strong expertise in derivatives litigation. He also frequently handles corporate and insolvency disputes. He recently advised Alitalia on an issue concerning alleged anti-competitive behaviour by Ryanair.

Since publication, Paolo Pototschnig has joined Giovanardi Pototschnig e Associati Studio Legale.

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ARBLIT – Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli Torsello - Dispute Resolution

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Band 4

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Luca Radicati di Brozolo, Michele Sabatini and Massimo Benedettelli
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Milan

What the team is known for Rises in the rankings due to strong market feedback. Demonstrates strong capabilities in both litigation and arbitration. Team includes lawyers able to act as arbitrators. Advises clients on disputes related to a wide variety of areas including IP, construction, competition and sports. Adept at handling both domestic and cross-border matters.

Strengths Sources note that the lawyers provide "clear arguments." They also praise the team's "timely advice."

Work highlights Assisted AmTrust with its claim against the chairman of an arbitration tribunal thought to be corrupt.

Advised Consta Joint Venture on a dispute against the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Republic of Djibouti concerning a contract for the improvement of a railway line linking Addis Ababa to Djibouti.

Significant clients Enel, Tecnimont, Telecom Italia, Tenova, Tirrena Scavi.

Notable practitioners

Luca Radicati di Brozolo acts as both an arbitrator and counsel in arbitrations. He has strong expertise in commercial and investment disputes. Much of his work involves states. One impressed source says: "Luca has wide international experience and excellent cross-examination skills." He recently advised International PhotoVoltaic Investors Club on an arbitration against the Czech Republic regarding incentives for the photovoltaic industry.

Michele Sabatini is experienced in construction and FIDIC contract disputes. He is skilled in both national and international matters. Sources note that he has "excellent know-how and provides quick replies." He recently assisted TIM Brasil Serviços e Participações with an ICC arbitration against a Brazilian company. The dispute regarded TIM Brasil's acquisition of a telecoms provider.

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Chiomenti - Dispute Resolution

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Band 4

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Silvio Martuccelli
- 4 partners
- 22 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Milan and Rome

What the team is known for Handles a broad range of matters including corporate, real estate and energy disputes. Has recently seen an increase in product liability and managers' liability cases. Capable of handling both domestic and international arbitrations.

Strengths One pleased client says: "They have the right level of expertise in terms of understanding the procedure and the right knowledge of case law. They're good advocates - when I see them in court, they work hard, prepare well and fight the case solidly."

Work highlights Advised McDonald's Development Italy on an arbitration initiated by Arca 2000 seeking damages for breach of the Italian law concerning management and co-ordination activities.

Assisted Premiumgas with a contract dispute with Centrex concerning a gas distribution agreement.

Significant clients Banca Carige, Bank of America, Generali, Saipem Group, UnipolSai Assicurazioni.

Notable practitioners

Andrea Bernava has experience in disputes related to commercial contracts and acquisitions. He is also adept at dealing with insolvency litigation. He recently advised Carige on the challenge of its 2013 financial statement by Consob.

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Craca Di Carlo Guffanti Pisapia Tatozzi - Dispute Resolution

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Band 4

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Alfredo Craca, Claudio Tatozzi and Vittorio Pisapia
- 3 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Milan

What the team is known for Continues to be a well-known name in the Italian dispute resolution arena. Experienced in a broad range of areas including corporate, banking, real estate and insolvency litigation. Also skilled in handling arbitrations.

Strengths One impressed source says: "The lawyers are extremely attentive and precise and technically really experienced."

Other clients note: "The lawyers pay great attention to what they do and are extremely accurate. They are also highly skilled and devoted to their work."

Significant clients Banca Popolare di Milano, Candy Hoover Group, Intesa Sanpaolo, Kairos Investment Management, Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

Notable practitioners

Alfredo Craca handles a variety of different matters including banking, insolvency and corporate litigation. He acts as both counsel and arbitrator on arbitral proceedings. One pleased client says: "Alfredo is very effective in negotiating settlement agreements and pursuing the client's best commercial interests."

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Linklaters - Dispute Resolution

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Band 4

第四等

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Alessandro Villani
- 1 partner
- 7 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Milan and Rome

What the team is known for Capable of assisting clients with a wide variety of different matters including corporate, insolvency and banking litigation. Also handles both domestic and international arbitrations.

Strengths One satisfied client says: "The lawyers are knowledgeable, available, responsive and effective - everything you want in a lawyer." Another observes: "They have always been extremely thorough and proactive. They are very quick in finding the right angle to take."

Work highlights Assisted Antichi Pellettieri with the protection of its brand against Luigi Pietro Cerutti, Rosa Cosima Micelli and Kallistè.

Advised Banca Popolare di Sondrio, Banca Popolare di Milano, Banca Popolare di Mantova, Banca MedioCredito del Friuli Venezia Giulia and Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara on the challenge to the list of Pansac International's liabilities. The company is in extraordinary administration.

Significant clients Barclays Bank, Breda Energia, Equitix Econergy, GE Capital Interbanca, UniCredit.

Notable practitioners

Alessandro Villani advises both domestic and international clients. He has expertise in corporate, insolvency and banking litigation. He also handles regulatory investigations and arbitrations. One impressed source says: "He is very calm and reassuring. You always feel at ease with him. He is very clever and quick at understanding the situation and finding a solution." Other clients note that he has "strong commercial skills."

Loris Bovo has broad experience in the dispute resolution arena spanning banking, corporate and real estate disputes. He often advises financial institutions on regulatory investigations. He is also able to handle arbitrations. One client says: "Loris is very knowledgeable and very meticulous in the research and preparation of arguments."

Manuela Caccialanza is described as "diligent, thorough, reliable, hard-working and extremely precise." She has experience acting as an arbitrator and also handles corporate, commercial and banking litigation.

Department profile by Linklaters

In Milan, the Linklaters litigation and arbitration team advises and represents clients in both cross-border and domestic matters, whether they are pre-contentious or the subject of a claim. The team regularly pleads before the Italian civil, commercial.
We have acted on some of the highest profile litigation and arbitration proceedings in Italy for major corporations and financial institutions, both at a local, as well as at an international level.
Our team advises companies faced with issues which have been reputation-threatening, high value and, in many cases, multi-jurisdictional.
We advise on the most complex litigation and arbitration matters in the following areas:
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-    bankruptcy and insolvency litigation;
-    regulatory investigation;
-    arbitration.
Our Milan team works seamlessly across our global litigation and arbitration practice network to provide tailored assistance for any type of dispute across the world.

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Studio Legale Mondini Rusconi - Dispute Resolution

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Band 4

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Giacomo Bonelli and Paolo Flavio Mondini
- 5 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Milan

What the team is known for Widely recognised for its skill in IP litigation. Also adept at handling corporate litigation. Experienced in advising on matters involving the film, music, technology, energy, construction, fashion and insurance industries.

Strengths One pleased source says: "I like the lawyers' pragmatism, their ability to see the overall picture and the fact that they always get to the point very quickly."

Another notes: "The law firm provides high-quality legal services and advice."

Work highlights Advised Kiko on a dispute with Wjcon concerning Kiko's store layout. The Court of Milan ruled that the layout could be copyrighted and that Wjcon had infringed Kiko's copyright when it used the same layout in its stores.

Advised Centro Servizi Imprese on its dispute with Sony concerning the latter's breach of contract.

Significant clients Eni, Ergo Italia, Ferrero, LafargeHolcim, Warner Bros.

Notable practitioners

One impressed client notes that Giorgio Mondini is "well prepared and able to understand the company's way of thinking." He is well known for his work in the copyright sphere. He recently assisted MEPE with a dispute initiated by a national publisher regarding a distribution agreement.

Paolo Flavio Mondini enters the rankings due to strong market recognition. One source praises "the depth of his analysis," going on to note that he "exceeds expectations." Others draw attention to his "willingness to listen and solve problems." He is particularly well versed in corporate disputes and has experience in both litigation and arbitration.

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Nctm Studio Legale - Dispute Resolution

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Band 4

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Alberto Toffoletto
- 26 partners
- 30 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Milan and Rome

What the team is known for Varied workload covering banking litigation, commercial disputes and corporate litigation. Strong knowledge of a number of industry sectors including telecoms, energy and pharma. Handles both domestic and international arbitrations. Clients include well-known domestic and multinational names.

Strengths Sources observe that the team is "always available to provide support and advice."

Work highlights Advised UniCredit on civil actions brought by Associazione Movimento Consumatori.

Successfully represented NTV Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori in a defamation claim brought by RFI.

Significant clients Council of the EU, De Agostini, Deutsche Bank, San Benedetto, Vakakis International.

Notable practitioners

Alberto Toffoletto is the key contact for clients.

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Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP - Dispute Resolution

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Band 4

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Francesca Petronio
- 3 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Milan

What the team is known for Real estate litigation, commercial disputes and criminal matters form just a part of the firm's diverse workload. Combines strong domestic capabilities with international expertise. Particular strength in matters involving the USA. Advises a number of major Italian and multinational clients.

Strengths The team wins praise for being "focused on clients' needs."

One pleased client says: "The lawyers are dedicated to and very well informed about the business we are in," while another draws attention to their "in-depth expertise and business sense."

Significant clients BP, GE Capital, Mellin, Shell.

Notable practitioners

Francesca Petronio wins widespread market praise for her work in this area. She is described as "very talented and sharp." Sources also note that she is "very pragmatic and business-oriented." Her expertise spans insolvency, corporate and commercial disputes. She also handles white-collar crime issues.

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Santa Maria Studio Legale Associato - Dispute Resolution

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Band 4

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Alberto Santa Maria and Claudio Biscaretti di Ruffia
- 7 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Milan and Rome

What the team is known for International and domestic arbitrations form a significant part of the firm's work. Handles the full gamut of matters including antitrust disputes, defamation, banking disputes and environmental litigation. Frequently handles matters involving the USA due to its desk in New York. Clients belong to a range of different industry sectors.

Work highlights Advised Selmat Group on a dispute with Fiat Group concerning breach of contract, abuse of economic dependence and abuse of a dominant position.

Assisted Bracco with a litigation regarding a distribution agreement.

Significant clients A2A, Gabbanelli, Suissegas, Ligestra, Thales Italia.

Notable practitioners

Alberto Santa Maria is described as "diligent and astute." He is a highly regarded arbitrator. His expertise spans antitrust, corporate and insolvency disputes. Recently, he assisted Tech Gap with a litigation with Oracle Italia concerning the supply and maintenance of software.

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Bird & Bird - Dispute Resolution

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Band 5

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Edoardo Courir and Osvaldo Lombardi
- 8 partners
- 39 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Milan and Rome

What the team is known for Well known for its capabilities in IP litigation. Also has experience in tax, TMT, regulatory and HR disputes. Advises an impressive portfolio of clients. Benefits from a network of international offices and is therefore well placed to advise on cross-border issues.

Significant clients Allergan, Dailymotion, Ferrero, Italcementi, Ospedale San Giuseppe.

Notable practitioners

Edoardo Courir and Osvaldo Lombardi are key contacts for clients.

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Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato - Dispute Resolution

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Band 5

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Margherita Barié and Salvatore Nolasco
- 6 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Milan

What the team is known for Broad expertise in the dispute resolution arena. Adept at handling insurance, insolvency, banking and commercial litigation. Advises a mixture of domestic and international clients.

Strengths One source observes that the team "was swift and yielded good results."

Work highlights Advised Dayco Europe on an arbitration concerning damages sought by Sogefi. Sogefi alleged that Dayco had breached guarantees in the contract for Sogefi's sale to Mark IV Systèmes.

Successfully assisted the Private Engineering Office, a government agency of Qatar, with a dispute with Cassina concerning breach of contract.

Significant clients Centro Banca, Ralph Lauren, UBI Leasing, Vodafone, Zurich.

Notable practitioners

Margherita Barié has particular expertise in IP disputes. She handles both litigation and arbitration. One impressed client says: "Margherita is a problem solver. She is always reachable and approachable, and can give a deep evaluation of a complicated case in a very clear and intelligible way." She recently advised Mazda Motor Europe on the enforcement in Italy of a decision made by a German court concerning a German executive of the company.