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VIA A. DEPRETIS, 86, 00184 ROME, ITALY
Tel:
Work +39 06 47 81 51
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Fax +39 06 48 37 55
Email:
Web:
www.cms.law
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Laura Opilio

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Work +39 06 478151
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CMS

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Laura was appointed partner in 1994. Her areas of specialization include Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation (including ADR proceedings). Her areas of interest include trademark and protection related issues including commercial contracts (distributorship, franchising, agency). In addition to this she has also assisted various pharmaceutical companies and has worked more generally in the areas of life-science. She has experience in relation to the drafting of compliance models for companies and has reviewed various compliance policies according to Italian Law n.231/2001 (Anti Bribery Law). She writes for the Ipsoa Francis Lefebvre Publisher (Memento) and her contributions include amongst others the“Trade Contracts” (relating to distributorship, franchising and merchandising agreements).

Languages

Italian, French and English.

Education

1985 - Law degree from the University of Rome and she has completed her specialization in Civil Law and Procedure 1989 - Admitted to the Italian Bar 2002 - Authorized to act before the Higher Courts (Supreme Court and Council of State)


Italy

Compliance

Within: Compliance

CMShas solid experience in compliance issues’ and assists with Decree 231 matters, and corporate compliance strategies and programmes. The team also advises on criminal proceedings and investigations, including bribery and corruption matters, and has expertise in money laundering, tax evasion issues, environmental and safety offences, and insider trading and market manipulation. Emilio Battagliameets clients’ requirements effectively’ and Laura Opilio is another key name.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

CMS specialises in commercial, insurance, financial, tax and life sciences litigation. The client portfolio includes Intesa Sanpaolo Città Metropolitana di Milano. Laura Opilio heads the practice.

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Legal Developments by:
CMS

  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

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