Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale, led by Pasquale Cardellicchio, is well-placed to assist in complex, contentious matters concerning financial markets, real estate, corporate law, regulatory investigations and white-collar criminal law.
Led by Roberto Calabresi, boutique firm SLCG represents clients in litigation and international arbitrations concerning energy, construction, aviation and telecoms matters.
The team at Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato is led by Stefano Zunarelli, Massimo Campailla and Alberto Pasino and is experienced in shipping disputes before Italian courts and domestic and international arbitral tribunals.

Firms in the Spotlight Dispute resolution

Astolfo Di Amato & Associati-Avvocati

Astolfo Di Amato e Associati is recommended as a leading Italian law firm for Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution practice.

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Dispute resolution in Italy


BonelliErede's ‘very skilled‘ team remains at the forefront of the Italian dispute resolution market. Giuseppe Lombardi, a specialist in corporate, banking and insolvency disputes, heads the litigation practice, which routinely assists domestic and international clients before Italian courts and in multi-jurisdictional settings and Laurence Shore leads the international arbitration team. Shore is experienced both as counsel and arbitrator and has appeared before a host of international arbitration bodies, including the ICC, LCIA and ICDR. Vittorio Allavena is also noted for his focus on corporate, bankruptcy and insurance litigation. Francesco Casamassa and Giovanni Minuto are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

Giuseppe Lombardi; Laurence Shore

Other key lawyers:

Vittorio Allavena; Monica Iacoviello; Riccardo Bordi; Lazare Vittone; Carlo Morelli; Chiara Mancini


‘The team is led by Giuseppe Lombardi, a leading figure in the litigation field in Italy’.

‘Lazare Vittone combines unique operational skills with the ability to perform strategic legal services at the highest level of accuracy, including in emergency situations.’ 

‘Great technical expertise in legal matters.’

‘Outstanding technical skills, combined with a full understanding of the industry concerned. Furthermore, the team has a unique capability in providing complete and timely support in emergency situations. ’

‘Special mention goes to the associates Giulia Tanzini and Carlo Morelli for their dedication and technical skills.’

‘The litigation team of BonelliErede is very skilled and committed to client. They have great expertise in their field and able to meet client’s needs.’

‘Chiara Mancini has solid experience and is able to handle complex litigations. Giuseppe Lombardi has great knowledge in the field and is able to meet clients’ needs.’


Key clients

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Ilva S.p.A.

Rete Ferroviaria Italiana



Andes Petroleum


Chiomenti‘s dispute resolution team assists in matters relating to corporate disputes, domestic and international arbitration and sports litigation, as well as fielding ‘strong expertise in the luxury retail field’. The firm is also experienced in mediation and conciliation. Silvio Martuccelli, in addition to heading the litigation practice, advises domestic and international clients on a wide number of disputes, including class actions. Francesco D'Alessandro heads the firm’s strong white-collar crime team with a focus on finance, bankruptcy, tax and environmental offences. In 2023, Alain Maria Dell’Osso and Massimo Proto were promoted to partner, Stefano Passeri was promoted to counsel and Ennio Alagia to managing associate.

Other key lawyers:

Luca Ferrari; Andrea Bernava; Andrea Costa; Ennio Alagia


‘Very organised team working autonomously, which is important, especially when the client is based in another jurisdiction.’

‘Alain Maria Dell Osso has a pragmatic approach to matters as well as a strong knowledge of Italian law and litigation practice.’

‘Professional advice, prompt problem solving, strong expertise in the luxury retail field strong and good collaboration with the brand.’

‘Emanuele Barberis is a key legal professional in the firm for solving legal cases, advising and understanding the business of the client.’

‘Competent and attentive to customers’ needs.’

‘A varied team with prepared and close professionals. Without a doubt we received complete and excellent treatment.’

‘Excellent brand and leadership team and very innovative practice. Good customer relationship.’

‘I found the team, and Francesco D’Alessandro, competent, attentive to customers’ needs, available and prompt in responding.’

Key clients

Amissima Assicurazioni S.p.A.

Amissima Vita S.p.A.

Lux Vide Finanziaria


Opel Bank

Toyota Financial services

BMW Bank GmbH

Wind Tre

Amazon Italian transport

Mc Donald’s Italy

Mediobanca S.p.A.

Banca Esperia

Cattolica Assicurazioni

Cinecittà Studios S.p.A.

Apple Inc.

Aviva Italia Holding S.p.A.

RAI Radio Televisione Italiana

Gruppo Aliante Partners

UnipolSai Assicurazioni

Vivendi S.A.

Firriato S.r.l.

Federative Republic of Brazil

Permasteelisa S.p.A.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.

Kaleyra S.p.A.

Italian Tennis Federation

Menarini Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite S.r.l.

Mr. Ednan Tofik-Ogly Agaev

Fnac Darty Participations et Services S.A.

Geodis CL Italia S.p.A.

Esprinet S.p.A.

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.

Hungary Meat Kft.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Wind S.p.A. in the appeal against a judgment by the Court of Milan.
  • Advised a member of the board of directors of Fnac Darty Participations et Services S.A., as well as of FNAC Italia S.p.A., in the context of a criminal trial that was pending before the Court of Appeal of Milan for charges of bankruptcy regarding FNAC Italia’s winding up.
  • Representing Opel Bank, Toyota Financial services and BMW Bank GmbH in the class action commenced by Altroconsumo before the Court of Milan to seek compensation for the class members.


ADVANT Nctm's 'reach in Italy is deep, as they are rooted and present in every sector' and the group is frequently instructed to handle litigation, arbitration and white collar criminal law. The firm represents clients in domestic and multi-jurisdictional disputes with a focus on corporate and commercial litigation. Its arbitration practice has expertise in domestic and international settings, with experience assisting with arbitral disputes under ad hoc rules as well as those of the ICC. The department is headed by founding partner Alberto Toffoletto, an experienced arbitrator, and other notable members include Angelo Anglani and Roberta Guaineri, who advises on corporate and economic criminal issues.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Toffoletto

Other key lawyers:

Angelo Anglani; Roberta Guaineri


‘No call is missed by the partner in charge. The firm’s reach in Italy is deep, as they are rooted and present in every sector.’

‘Angelo Anglani stands out in the arbitration community but also in business litigation, with a deep knowledge of each relevant court.’

‘The team posses great skills and competence.’

‘The firm has a full understanding of the issues arising from disputes, an effective and understandable advisory approach, and an ability to provide suitable technical-legal assistance according to the dispute subject.’

Key clients

UniCredit S.p.A.

Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A

Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti – C.M.C. di Ravenna Società Cooperativa

Sanrio Company Ltd and Sanrio GmbH

Toto S.p.A. Costruzioni Generali

Thales Italia S.p.A.

CEVA Logistics Italia S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Instructed by Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti – C.M.C. di Ravenna Società Cooperativa to examine the arising litigation issues within the joint venture company, Constructora Nuevo Maipo S.A., where it is a shareholder together with Hochtief Construction Chilena Limitada.
  • Assisting Sanrio in a complex litigation brought by an Italian company, Camomilla S.r.l., in relation to an alleged exclusive distribution agreement of Hello Kitty branded products and other related claims and alleged abuse of economic dependence.
  • Assisting UniCredit S.p.A. in relation to a litigation regarding the method of calculating interest that the banks used in several of their loan agreements.

ArbLit – Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli Torsello

ArbLit – Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli Torsello, an international dispute resolution boutique, is experienced in a wide array of adjudicative dispute resolution mechanisms. Led by Luca Radicati Di Brozolo, Michele Sabatini, Massimo Benedettelli and Marco Torsello, the team represents clients in arbitrations concerning multiple industries, with particular strength in construction. The firm also has expertise in arbitrations between investors and the state. Its commercial litigation practice is praised for its ‘pragmatic, practical and solution-oriented’ approach. In January 2023, the firm expanded its practice further with the promotion of four new partners – Emilio Bettoni, Flavio Ponzano, Fabio Santacroce and Federica Serrantoni – and two new senior associates.

Practice head(s):

Luca Radicati di Brozolo; Michele Sabatini; Massimo Benedettelli; Marco Torsello

Other key lawyers:

Fabio Santacroce; Federica Serrantoni; Emilio Bettoni; Flavio Ponzano


‘Professional and competent.’

‘Fabio Santacroce is an excellent professional, very good at discussing the case in court.’

‘ArbLit is an outstanding dispute boutique, among the top dispute practices in Italy.’

Key clients

IPVIC – International Photovoltaic Investors Club

Thyssenkrupp AG

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH and thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG

GCF – Generale Costruzioni Ferroviarie S.p.A.

ERG S.p.A.

Tenova S.p.A.

Ghella S.p.A.

Medical Systems S.p.A.

Tirrena Scavi S.p.A.

Impresa Pizzarotti S.p.A.

GSquare Healthcare Private Equity LLP

Tubilux Pharma S.p.A.

Cosmi Holding S.p.A. and Cosmi S.p.A.

Dematic S.r.l.

Kion Group AG

Cedacri S.p.A.

Cerved S.p.A.


List S.p.A.

Metka EGN Italy S.r.l.

Envirotainer AB

Work highlights

  • Represents two companies of German conglomerate thyssenkrupp in an ICC arbitration brought against them and other respondents by the Hellenic Republic.
  • Represents photovoltaic investors in UNCITRAL arbitration against the Czech Republic arising from the state’s measures in the photovoltaic field.
  • Represented a Luxemburg company in a Milan Chamber (CAM) arbitration concerning the impact of US sanctions against Russian nationals on a drag-along mechanism set out in the bylaws of an Italian company.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

The dispute resolution practice at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is frequently trusted by clients to handle domestic and international disputes. Its team members are involved in matters across key industries, including TMT, construction and energy. The team is headed by Giuseppe Scassellati-Sforzolini, Ferdinando Emanuele and Carlo Santoro. Scassellati-Sforzolini, along with Pietro Fioruzzi, also leads the white-collar crime practice, which acts for clients in internal investigations and represents corporations and senior managers in criminal, regulatory and commercial matters.

Practice head(s):

Giuseppe Scassellati-Sforzolini; Ferdinando Emanuele; Carlo Santoro; Pietro Fioruzzi

Other key lawyers:

Roberto Argeri; Francesca Gesualdi


‘Carlo Santoro and his team are quick, very strong and reliable. They always advise in the best interests of the business.’

‘Extraordinary support on very complex topics involving rules and regulations of other small countries thanks to their incredible network all over the world. Very good support in transnational and international litigation.’

‘Their insight and attention to detail is exceptional, with breadth of experience across practices and continents.’

Key clients

Yong Hong Li


IVECO and CNH Italia

Dexia Crediop and Intesa SanPaolo


Acciaierie d’Italia

A.S. Roma




Work highlights

  • Representing Mr. Yong Hog Li, a Chinese tycoon and former owner of the Italian football team AC Milan, in a complex dispute against the fund Elliott, following Mr. Li’s removal as the controlling shareholder of AC Milan.
  • Represented A2A in a decision published on January 16, 2023, in which the Court of Milan declared as inadmissible, the class action brought by one of Edison’s minority shareholders.
  • Representing Smurfit Kappa, one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging, in the follow-on litigation resulting from a 2019 decision of the Italian Competition Authority sanctioning two cartel agreements purportedly distorting competition.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance attracts instructions for civil, white-collar criminal and regulatory matters and handles cases before courts of all levels. The firm’s dispute specialisms include corporate and commercial, arbitration, restructuring and insurance, regulatory enforcement and criminal defence. Head of practice Fabio Guastadisegni represents clients before the Italian supreme court, with a focus on insolvency and restructuring as well as banking and finance. Carlo Felice Giampaolino specialises in commercial, insurance and corporate issues, regularly appearing before arbitral tribunals and the commercial courts. Andrea Tuninetti Ferrari is noted for his work handling IP and data law disputes.

Practice head(s):

Fabio Guastadisegni

Other key lawyers:

Carlo Felic Giampaolino; Andrea Tuninetti Ferrari; Alessandro Sciarra; Giuseppe Principato


‘Antonio Golino and Giuseppe Principato are excellent, efficient and knowledgeable.’

‘Responsive team. Good understanding of the situation and the client’s needs. Technical knowledge and also a view on strategy to win the case.’

‘Carlo Felice Giampaolino and Alessandro Sciarra have strong technical knowledge and a clear view on strategies to win a case.’

‘Fabio Guastadisegni is a secure, established, exceptionally knowledgeable and respected partner.’

‘A broad set of competencies. Well balanced in terms of diversity. Very quick in assessing the issues, and exceptionally strong in identifying solutions and alternatives.’

Key clients


Crédit Agricole


Credit Suisse



Work highlights

  • Assisting Citibank in a dispute commenced by the extraordinary commissioners of Tirrenia in bankruptcy to claw-back the security package granted by Moby S.p.A. and CIN – Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione S.p.A. on their fleet.
  • Advising the board of directors of Cinven, a primary private equity house, on regulatory and litigation risks arising from the potential wind-down of Eurovita, a major insurance company.
  • Assisting the Italian branch of a primary global bank headquartered in the Netherlands in relation to a major litigation brought before the High Court of Justice – Commercial Court by a Russian entity claiming the payment of advanced performance bonds issued by the Italian branch of the client in relation to a construction contract entered into between an Italian Corporate and the Russian entity.


Dentons‘ dispute resolution group is skilled in issues relating to corporate, banking and finance, and real estate, as well as competition, commercial contracts, and product liability. The practice has ‘strong legal knowledge and experience' and expertise ranging from acting for clients in domestic litigation to handling international arbitration. Sara Biglieri focuses her practice on commercial matters and is regularly instructed by multinational clients. The team includes Davide Traina, a litigator and arbitrator with experience in real estate, construction, energy and infrastructure disputes. Also of note is Roberto Fabio Lipari.

Practice head(s):

Sara Biglieri

Other key lawyers:

Davide Traina; Roberto Fabio Lipari; Matteo Vizzardi


‘A dream team with a perfect leader!’

‘Competent, flexible with good negotiation skills.’

‘The team of Dentons, in particular Davide Traina, distinguish themselves by their deep understanding of the essence of a client’s problem.’

‘Strong legal knowledge and experience.’

‘Knowledge, understanding of clients’ needs and skilled in negotiations.’

‘Roberto Lipari is very well reputed, and very much involved in the cases he handles.’

‘Matteo Vizzardi is extremely prepared, business-oriented and quick in providing a response.’

Key clients


Banco BPM


BPER Banca

CPI Property Group




Geoplin Lubljana

IKAV/Metaenergia Produzione

International Profoot

Istituto per le Opere di Religione

JA Solar

Johnson & Johnson


Ora Developers

Poste Vita and Poste Assicura

Qinhuangdao Tianye Tolian Heavy Industry

Sinobec Trading






Work highlights

  • Assisting Geoplin Lubljana in an ICC international arbitration in connection with a contract to purchase gas from an Italian retailer.
  • Assisting Eni in a civil proceeding before the Court of Terni against a lawyer, Mr. Piero Amara, concerning a tort liability lawsuit.
  • Providing legal assistance in an array of trials that the Prosecutor Office has instituted before Criminal and State Accounting Courts in order to ascertain whether the feed-in-tariffs paid to his photovoltaic plants in Italy were legitimate.

DLA Piper

The dispute resolution practice at DLA Piper is divided into specialised groups, with individuals handling litigation and international arbitration, financial and insurance litigation, insolvency litigation, and real estate litigation. The team is led by David Maria Marino, who is experienced in matters concerning banking, finance, insurance and trusts. Bruno Giuffrè specialises in corporate liability, and Stefano Modenesi is a skilled arbitrator. Davide Rossetti is also noted for his litigation work and ‘deep knowledge of the retail sector’. In 2023, Chiara Cimarelli was promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):

David Maria Marino

Other key lawyers:

Bruno Giuffrè; Stefano Modenesi; Davide Rossetti; Alberto Angeloni; Chiara Cimarelli


‘A bespoke, result-oriented approach.’

‘The team has a very client-centric approach. The advice is deeply strategic and collaborative, ensuring the client is in the best position to achieve its goals.’

‘Davide Rossetti is a key individual. He provides thoughtful, strategic advice and has a deep knowledge of the retail sector and the challenges facing it.’

‘Stefano Modenesi is an experienced litigator with the ability to provide practical and sensible advice as to how to handle complex issues within a dispute.’

‘Alberto Angeloni is a very efficient and knowledgeable partner, who is great at managing the dispute due to his extensive knowledge of local court practices.’

‘Incredibly efficient, always timely and super qualified, with a tailored approach.’

‘Lawyers know how to advise a company to achieve its objectives.’

Key clients


RCI Banque


Agnona S.r.l.

AMCO – Asset Management Company S.p.A.

Prelios Credit Servicing S.p.A.

Corum Investment Fund

Chubb European Group SE


NTT Data


Work highlights

  • Assisting RB Armatori S.r.l. (as successor in title of Fallimento Rizzo – Bottiglieri – De Carlini RBD Armatori S.p.A.), in a litigation pending before the Court of Appeal of Naples.
  • Assisting Prelios Credit Servicing S.p.A., as servicer of the SPV to which certain receivables of Banca Intermobiliare di Investimenti e Gestioni S.p.A. towards Partecipazioni Immobiliari S.r.l. were assigned, in several proceedings against PI and the Italian and French companies which had mortgaged their real estate properties to secure the receivables.
  • Assisting AMCO – Asset Management Company S.p.A. in two proceedings started by, respectively, Società Agricola Ferrarini S.p.A. and certain members of the Ferrarini family.

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici handles high-profile and complex commercial and corporate disputes in litigation and arbitration. The firm specialises in director, professional and prospectus liability claims as well as banking litigation. Carlo Pavesi is experienced in litigation and arbitration regarding major corporate matters. Francesco Gatti is another key name and Luigi Arturo Bianchi is also noted for representing domestic and international clients in litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Gatti; Carlo Pavesi

Other key lawyers:

Luigi Arturo Bianchi; Antonio Satalino


‘The partners have a deep knowledge of each case they are working on which improves significantly the quality of the service provided.’

‘High level of professional skills and accountability.’

‘The team is made up of very competent people with very solid experience in both Italian and international issues.’

‘Antonio Satalino is an effective negotiator.’

‘Carlo Pavesi is familiar with the real business life of Milan, and, in addition to his intelligence, he is sharply practical.’

‘Francesco Gatti masters complex topics outside the law domain.’

Key clients

Banca Carige S.p.A.

Kryalos SGR


Banca Monte Dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.

Parmalat S.p.A.

Intesa SanPaolo S.p.A.

S.E.A. Società per Azioni Esercizi Aeroportuali

Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.

Tim S.p.A.

Unicredit S.p.A.

Gianni & Origoni

Gianni & Origoni acts for significant domestic and international clients in litigation, arbitration and mediation concerning a broad range of matters, including corporate, insolvency and white-collar criminal law issues. Antonio Auricchio is a co-head of the practice and specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration. He leads alongside Paolo Gnignati, a senior litigator and corporate restructuring lawyer. GianBattista Origoni is a noted litigator and arbitrator before higher courts and international arbitrations. Maristella Boellis and Luigi Romanzi were promoted to partner in 2023.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Auricchio; Paolo Gnignati

Other key lawyers:

GianBattista Origoni; Stefano Rossi; Maristella Boellis; Luigi Romanzi


‘The firm has very strong competences in various fields and topics.’

‘It shows a great ability to work as a team.’

Key clients

Enel S.p.A.

Wind Tre S.p.A.

Intesa Sanpaolo

Hitachi Ltd.

LivaNova PLC

Telecom Italia S.p.A.

ENI S.p.A.

CDP Immobiliare S.r.l.

Generali Italia S.p.A.

Banca Finanziaria Internazionale S.p.A.

Esso Italiana

BNP Paribas


Banca Carige

Cherry Bank

Work highlights

  • Assisting LivaNova in a case focused on the unprecedented issue of liability deriving from a demerger, and also on “group liability” in connection with environmental damage.
  • Assisting Banca Carige S.p.A. in the precautionary appeal filed by Malacalza Investimenti srl, a minority shareholder of Banca Carige spa, requesting that BPER be prevented from exercising its right to purchase the residual ordinary shares issued by Carige following the attainment of the threshold of 95% of Carige’s ordinary share capital, pursuant to Article 111 of the TUF.
  • Assisting Acqualatina S.p.A. in a recovery class action brought by a committee representing over 620,000 of Acqualatina’s customers.

Legance - Avvocati Associati

Legance - Avvocati Associati’s team acts for clients in disputes ranging from national to multi-jurisdictional level. The group, led by Stefano Parlatore and Daniele Geronzi, is also adept in advising at the pre-litigation stage. The firm is also well-versed in arbitration and ADR. Daria Pastore is noted for her extensive knowledge in the telecoms sector and has acted in civil, commercial, banking and financial disputes. Cecilia Carrara is also an experienced counsel and arbitrator for institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Parlatore; Daniele Geronzi

Other key lawyers:

Cecilia Carrara; Daria Pastore


‘In every area they demonstrate a very high professional level with extraordinary skills.’

‘Legance litigation team is the best you can find in Italian legal market. They have great experience in managing complex litigation.’

‘Legance has the best disputes practice in Italy. They are very familiar with foreign clients’ requirements and are excellent at navigating the Italian legal system with minimal fuss.’

‘Daria Pastore has an excellent grasp of legal concepts.’

‘Daniele Geronzi is a very competent lawyer. His knowledge of Italian civil and procedural law is second to no-one.’

‘Stefano Parlatore is a top-notch litigator. He is vastly experienced across a wide range of litigation and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who has a heavyweight commercial dispute in Italy.’

Key clients

Vianini S.p.A.

Sogem srl

Iliad Italia S.p.A.

CBL Insurance Europe DAC



Aveleos S.A.

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

CNH Industrial

Free energia



Lux Holding

BG Asset Management S.à r.l.

Dr. Daniela Sommatis – Dr. Cesare Maria Nascimbene

Obrasco’n Huarte Lain SA

Alliance Healthcare Italia Distribuzione S.p.A.

BCube S.p.A.


Formed in January 2024 following the merger between Pedersoli Studio Legale and Gattai, Minoli, Partners, PedersoliGattai represents clients before courts and arbitral tribunals in complex and sensitive matters regarding, inter alia, corporate, commercial, civil, banking, insolvency and competition disputes. Carlo Pedersoli has longstanding experience as an arbitrator and litigator with experience in corporate and banking disputes. Filippo Rossi is noted for his work on financial, corporate, civil and commercial litigation. Pedersoli, Minoli and Rossi, along with Eugenio Barcellona, lead the practice. Andrea Magliani is a noted member of the team, focusing his practice on civil, contract, bankruptcy and commercial law and Sergio Fulco specialises in commercial disputes, especially surrounding banking and bankruptcy. Stefano Ferrero is also noted for his assistance in anti-trust law. Luca Minoli left the firm in March 2024.

Practice head(s):

Carlo Pedersoli; Eugenio Barcellona; Filippo Rossi

Other key lawyers:

Filippo Caso; Sergio Fulco; Stefano Ferrero; Andrea Magliani; Manuela Grassi


‘Andrea Magliani and Filippo Caso are very experienced and out-of-the-box-thinking lawyers who perfectly assess complex matters and bring the whole litigation down to the essential points at stake with strong arguments and clear synthetic and analytic capabilities.’

‘Very professional, pragmatic, problem solving with a high degree of competence.’

‘Extremely high level of competence.’

‘Very proactive with a problem-solving attitude.’

Work highlights

  • Assisted Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. in the proceedings before the Constitutional Court in relation to the compliance with the Constitution of Italian Law Decree no. 99/2017 (converted into law no. 121 of 27 July 2017) issued by the Italian government to address the insolvency of Banca Popolare di Vicenza S.p.A. and Veneto Banca S.p.A..
  • Assisted three securitisation vehicles in two successful lawsuits against Aerolinee Itavia SpA.
  • Assisted Mutti S.p.A., a leading company in the transport of chemicals, in a follow-on action brought for damages suffered due to the anti-competitive conduct sanctioned by the European Commission in the so-called “truck cartel”.

Allen & Overy - Studio Legale Associato

The ‘outstanding litigation team’ at Allen & Overy - Studio Legale Associato handles a mixture of domestic and cross-border disputes, with particular strength in financial litigation. Francesca Petronio is a strong choice for commercial litigation and white-collar criminal law matters. She leads the practice with Amilcare Sada, who is experienced in banking, finance, restructuring and insolvency litigation. Massimo Greco left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Francesca Petronio; Amilcare Sada

Other key lawyers:

Martina Rossi


‘Amilcare Sada is probably one of the best dispute resolution professionals in Milan.’

‘A good team of diligent litigators.’

‘A&O has an outstanding litigation team based in Milan. It’s always supportive, proactive and ready to assist in any circumstances. Very professional and committed to success.’

Work highlights

  • Advising a major international bank, as defendant, on significant civil, criminal and regulatory litigation in Italy and England arising from a series of complex, high-value transactions with a well-known Italian bank.
  • Assisting a leading construction company in a complex multimillion cross-border dispute.
  • Assisting Borealis Kallo NV, as defendant, in the context of several interim proceedings related to no. 5 bank guarantees issued by various Banks for a total value of ca. EUR20 million.

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird's team is able to draw on the firm's global network to handle a range of contentious matters with the group also able to offer clients access to its disputes resolution knowhow portal, Disputes+. The team advises on domestic and international commercial disputes, white-collar criminal law, arbitrations, and non-adjudicative ADR methods. Managing partner Giovanni Galimberti heads the practice and has particular expertise in IP, pharmaceutical and automotive disputes.

Practice head(s):

Giovanni Galimberti

Other key lawyers:

Edoardo Lombardi


‘The team is very prepared and ready to provide timely technical answers.’

‘Edoardo Lombardi is very capable and always attentive to solving legal problems in the best possible way.’

‘Competent and willing to discuss.’

‘Professionalism, commitment and flexibility characterise this law firm.’

Key clients

Allianz Bank

Banca Agricola Popolare di Ragusa

Banca Popolare di Puglia e Basilicata

Banca Mediocredito del Friuli Venezia Giulia

Bricoman Italia



Claas Italia

Usines Claas France

Crédit Agricole Italia


Europa Risorse

Leroy Merlin Italia

Mondo Convenienza

Polis Fondi



Telecom Italia

VF International

Work highlights

  • Assisted Ferrero, which obtained from the Court of Cassation a ruling relevant to the issue of validity and counterfeiting of shape trademarks.
  • Assisting several banks and other financial intermediaries in a huge number of disputes pending before the local Courts or the Italian Supreme Court concerning alleged violations of banking and financial regulation.
  • Assisting VF Group in a complex cross-border litigation involving the protection of the distinctive shapes and characteristics of the Napapijri brand’s garments and acts of unfair competition carried out to the detriment of the client.

Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato

Led by Margherita Barié and Salvatore Nolasco, Carnelutti Law Firm’s dispute resolution practice routinely represents clients in domestic and international litigations and arbitrations. The firm acts for clients across a range of industries, including real estate, energy, manufacturing and food. Christian Patelmo is a ‘skilled litigator’ who acts for clients in debt restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings and Pierfrancesca Balcredi is noted for her focus on food, energy, pharmaceutical and real estate matters. Ruggero Rubino Sammartano and Massimo Greco joined the firm in early 2024.

Practice head(s):

Margherita Barié; Salvatore Nolasco

Other key lawyers:

Christian Patelmo; Pierfrancesca Balcredi; Ruggero Rubino Sammartano; Massimo Greco


‘The professionalism in Carnelutti’s team is outstanding and solid.’

‘The litigation team at Carnelutti is composed of a group of talented lawyers who can offer top-tier service.’

‘Christian Patelmo is a skilled litigator. Very technical but with a high understanding of the business his clients are in.’

Key clients

Enel Green Power Group

Nestlé Italiana S.p.A.

Nespresso Italiana S.p.A.

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A.

Mondadori Libri S.p.A.

Electa S.p.A.

Kampac International Plc.

Bormioli Luigi S.p.a

Laboratorio Gastronomico Due A.A. S.r.l.


Versalis S.p.A.

Le Camille S.à.r.l. Bankruptcy Estate

Kem One S.A.

Tema Automazioni S.R.L Y

Nexans Italia S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Enel Green Power Group and its Spanish, Brazilian and Chilean subsidiaries in pursuing their claims for damages towards its former photovoltaic plants EPC and O&M contractor Tozzi Sud S.p.A.
  • Successfully represented G-POWER S. À R.L., which acquires, develops and operates renewable energy production plants, in an extremely complex litigation resulting from an agreement for the purchase of the entire corporate capital of Lucania Wind Energy S.r.l.
  • Successfully represented Kampac International Ltd. – a UK company operating in the extraction of oil products – in a lawsuit filed with the Court of Turin against the advisor Console & Partners S.r.l.

FIVELEX Studio Legale e Tributario

FIVELEX Studio Legale e Tributario is frequently entrusted by domestic and international companies and represents clients engaged in a host of industries. It has recently noted an uptick in instructions related to sport and energy disputes. Alfredo Craca, who is an experienced counsel and arbitrator, leads the practice alongside Claudio Tatozzi and Vittorio Pisapia. Carlotta Vercesi is noted for corporate, commercial and civil disputes.

Practice head(s):

Alfredo Craca; Claudio Tatozzi; Vittorio Pisapia

Other key lawyers:

Carlotta Vercesi


‘They are always up to date on new regulation.’

‘Serious, prepared, close to the customer.’

‘A strong, dedicated team.’

‘Alfredo Craca is an excellent litigator.’

Key clients

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.

Banca Profilo S.p.A.

Elliott Advisors UK Limited

Tamburi Investment Management S.p.A.

Kairos Investment Management S.p.A.

Valtur S.p.A.

SC Aetas Holding Pte. Ltd.

AC Milan S.p.A.

Eataly S.p.A.

Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria

Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria represents clients before arbitral tribunals and courts in frequently complex and financially significant matters. The ‘very competent’ team is led by Mariafrancesca De Leo, a noted financial litigator, and Alberto Santa Maria, who is regularly instructed by major banks, companies and government entities on EU law, antitrust and M&A matters. Bruno Cova joined the practice in April 2023 from Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP; he adds expertise in disputes concerning compliance and restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Mariafrancesca De Leo; Alberto Santa Maria

Other key lawyers:

Bruno Cova; Alfredo Pentimalli; Iacopo Stasi; Bertone Biscaretti


‘Associate Bertone Biscaretti is very valuable for his ability to assist with the client’s needs in mind, not only concerning the individual issue he deals with in a specific moment but also with more general reference to our business and image in general.’

‘Mariafrancesca De Leo is a skilled, passionate lawyer with a business-oriented approach.’

‘The dispute resolution team at Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria is made up of excellent professionals, very competent, reliable and helpful.’

‘Alfredo Pentimalli and Iacopo Stasi represent the excellence of the legal profession in Italy from all perspectives.’

‘Studio Santa Maria’s dispute resolution practice has a multi-perspective and interdisciplinary approach to a wide range of legal matters. The legal team’s strengths include their deep knowledge of the law and the technicalities of dispute resolution, professional skills and a strong focus on clients’ goals.’

‘Mariafrancesca De Leo is an outstanding lawyer specialised in financial services litigation and regulatory enforcement procedures.’

Key clients


EXPO 2015 Arexpo

DeA Capital Real Estate SGR S.p.A.

Bracco Imaging

Unes Maxi S.p.A.

Hotel Villa d’Este

Paper Moon Garden S.r.l.



IWG International Workspace Group

Carlyle Global Credit Investment Management LLC.

Ramphastos Investments Group N.V.

SKS Malta Ltd.

Shell Plc

Work highlights

  • Representing Shell Plc, the global oil & gas super-major, in the criminal investigations conducted by the authorities of five separate countries under suspicion of corruption of foreign public officials in Nigeria for an alleged bribe of US 1.3 billion.
  • Representing ENI in a dispute before the Court of First Instance of Potenza (Region of Basilicata) brought by 80 plaintiffs, involving the largest on-shore oil field in Western Europe.
  • Representing DeA Capital Real Estate, in its capacity as management company of the Real Estate Fund Diamond, in two proceedings before the Court of Rome against Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, an Italian public entity, and involving also Prelios SGR S.p.A.


The ‘extremely experienced and knowledgeable’ team at Hi.lex represents clients, including multinational conglomerates, in matters before domestic courts and international arbitral tribunals. The firm is skilled in handling corporate, M&A, competition, industrial property and commercial issues. The practice is led by Maurizio Traverso, Emanuela Ferro and Emanuele Breggia, all of whom are noted arbitrators.

Practice head(s):

Maurizio Traverso; Emanuela Ferro; Emanuele Breggia


‘Maurizio Traverso and Emanuela Ferro are fantastic for their ability to understand cross-cultural differences and to implement solutions that take the laws of multiple countries into account.

‘Extremely experienced and knowledgeable.’

‘Maurizio Traverso is a great litigator who will guide you towards safe waters!’

‘This team is perfect. They carry out the most in-depth analysis of every legal and factual issue, set the best litigation strategy and have the ability to find the right moment to settle.’

‘Maurizio Traverso deserves to be among the senior statespeople, while Emanuele Breggia is a young upcoming lawyer.’

‘Excellent ability to focus on the problem and identify the best defensive approach.’

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP acts for clients across a wide range of industries, including in the financial services, consumer, energy, and aerospace sectors. Christian Di Mauro, who has expertise in the life sciences space, heads the litigation and arbitration practice. Other notable names include Francesca Rolla, who leads the investigations and white-collar criminal law practice, and experienced arbitrator Andrea Atteritano.

Practice head(s):

Christian Di Mauro

Other key lawyers:

Francesca Rolla; Andrea Atteritano; Emanuele Ferrara


‘Andrea Atteritano advises on major class actions in Italy. His cases are well managed and excellently delivered.’

‘Excellent preparation and knowledge of the matters.’

‘The team works well together to provide consistent and efficient service.’

‘Each team member brings competence and specific expertise to the matter they are working on.’

‘Francesca Rolla, Andrea Atterritano and Emanuele Ferrara are easy to work with, fully reliable and able to work under pressure without losing simplicity and efficiency.’

Key clients

LivaNova Deutschland GmbH

Sorin Group Italia S.r.l.

Orthofix Srl

Termokimik Corporation

Joyson Safety Systems



British American Tobacco



Pojazdy Szynowe PESA Bydgoszcz S.A.

Hansard Europe DAC

Vestas Italia

Eurecat SA

Work highlights

  • Acted successfully in the follow on action commenced before the Court of Bologna by more than 60 companies for the compensation of damages allegedly caused by a cartel sanctioned by the Spanish Competition Authority.
  • Successfully acted for a Fortune 500 IT corporation in a high-stakes litigation.
  • Represented New York University in a complex inheritance dispute, where the plaintiffs seek a share of assets bequeathed to the client by Sir Harold Acton.

LCA Studio Legale

LCA Studio Legale fields a sizeable team that is sought out by a diverse range of domestic and international clients. Gian Paolo Coppola, who is experienced in international disputes, leads the practice alongside Luciano Castelli, who regularly acts in complex commercial disputes. In 2023, Niccolò Abriani joined as partner from DLA Piper and Simone Legnani was promoted to partner. Luca Minoli was a new arrival in May 2024.

Practice head(s):

Gian Paolo Coppola; Luciano Castelli

Other key lawyers:

Dario Covucci; Gian Paolo Coppola; Salvatore Sanzo; Claudia Barone; Anna Porcari; Niccolò Abriani; Simone Legnani; Luca Minoli


‘The LCA litigation team is always proactive, business-orientated and has straightforward solutions that make it easy to understand even sophisticated issues.’

‘Dario Covucci is a very talented lawyer with strong experience in scientific and technical matters. He quickly understands clients’ needs and looks for straightforward solutions to avoid long-lasting proceedings.’

‘Great and versatile team led by Gian Paolo Coppola and supported by Salvatore Sanzo for insolvency matters.’

‘Exceptional professionals.’

‘Gian Paolo Coppola, Claudia Barone and Anna Porcari are true litigation practitioners who are experienced and effective. Able to anticipate the court’s moves and the adverse party’s most likely conduct.’

‘The LCA dispute resolution department is driven by a customer-centric approach with an exceptional commitment to meeting clients’ unique needs.’

‘The lawyers within LCA possess deep knowledge and expertise and are skilled in actively listening to the clients, understanding their needs and providing tailored legal solutions. Effective communication is a hallmark of their practice. They excel in explaining complex legal matters in understandable terms.’

Key clients

777 Genoa CFC Holdings s.r.l.

APT S.r.l.

Artes Ingegneria s.p.a.

Belron Group

Casino de La Vallèe S.p.A.

Didofà S.r.l.

General Directorate for National Roads and Highways of Poland

Genoa Cricket and Football Club s.p.a.

Jobson Italia S.p.a.

Marcegaglia Group

Massenza Drilling Rigs S.r.l.

Siram S.p.A.

Snam Rete Gas S.p.A.

Valentino Group

Work highlights

  • Representing Elisa Miroglio, as plaintiff, before the Court of Asti against Mirfin s.s. (holding company of the Miroglio Group) seeking a declaration that the company’s by-laws were null and void and payment of €45 million due to Elisa Miroglio as a consequence of having exercised her right to withdraw as shareholder.
  • Successfully representing General Directorate for National Roads and Highways of Poland in having the Italian courts reject another two attempts by contractors to prevent the enforcement of performance bonds in cases relying on novel interpretations of EU Regulation.
  • Defending Jobson Italia S.p.a. in several cases arising from €60 million worth of claims for damages resulting from a serious storm.

Mondini Bonora Ginevra Studio Legale

Mondini Bonora Ginevra Studio Legale represents clients from a wide array of sectors, including IP, commercial and corporate law, in a range of disputes. Paolo Flavio Mondini is noted for his expertise in corporate, commercial and financial law. He heads the practice alongside Claudio Bonora, who is known for his banking and financial services expertise.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Flavio Mondini; Claudio Bonora

Other key lawyers:

Valerio Pennetta


‘The team is very efficient, agrees on strategies with clients and executes its work promptly while maintaining attention to detail.’

‘The team is helpful, friendly and very professional.’

‘Extremely competent team offering a multiplicity of high-quality resources and excellent expertise.’

‘Valerio Pennetta is dynamic, has a very practical and direct attitude, avoiding getting lost in theoretical or useless discussions.’

‘Paolo Mondini is very competent in commercial law and in the practice of arbitration; Valerio Pennetta is a promising jurist.’

‘Paolo Mondini is an outstanding professional capable of solving complex problems with solutions that can be quickly accepted by the counterparty.’

Key clients














Work highlights

  • Assisting ANAS in corporate litigation, where the company that manages the Monte Bianco tunnel (SITMB S.p.a.), claims violation of bylaws and statutory regulation.
  • Advised Bettineschi’s family on the sale of a minority stock in Trebi Generalconsult.
  • Advising private individuals in over 15 cases where they challenge the validity of resolutions of condominium meetings approving work of an extraordinary nature which, according to a special Italian regulation, should be entirely subsidized by the State.

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati is experienced in handling litigation and arbitration matters in a variety of sectors, including banking and finance, energy, M&A, commerce, product liability, pharmaceutical and real estate. The practice is led by restructuring and insolvency experts Valeria Mazzoletti and Paolo Pototschnig as well as Francesca Pulejo, who focuses on civil, company, commercial, banking and product liability disputes.

Practice head(s):

Valeria Mazzoletti; Paolo Pototschnig; Francesca Pulejo

Other key lawyers:

Riccardo Giojelli


‘Orsingher is one of the leading team for litigation and IP matters in Italy. I would strongly recommend the firm for the in depth knowledge of its lawyers.’

‘Paolo Pototschnig’s briefs are extremely well written, highly sophisticated and at the same time clear and straight to the point. His pleadings before courts are highly remarkable.’

Key clients

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

UniCredit S.p.A.

Prelios SGR S.p.A.

Sky Italia S.r.l.

Banco BPM S.p.A.

UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A.

MM S.p.A.

Giordano & C. S.p.A.

H. Taylor & Son (Brockley) Limited, trading as RS Sailing

Dott. Riccardo Silva

Credit Agricole Italia S.p.A.

Siemens S.p.A.

Oracle Italia S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Credit Agricole Italia S.p.A. in several actions brought in Italy by the competent bodies of insolvent companies, which claimed abusive granting of credits and compensation for significant damages.
  • Assisted Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A., Banco BPM S.p.A., Unicredit S.p.A. in a claim for damages.
  • Assisted Dott. Riccardo Silva, a shareholder and director of a company operating in the field of the international broadcasting of the main football competitions in Italy, on an action for damages, worth about Euro 1.6 billion.

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke represents significant domestic and international clients in complex, cross-border cases. The firm regularly acts for clients active in a range of sectors, including energy, real estate, technology and investments. Federico Banti heads the dispute resolution department and handles ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, such as under the ICC and CAM rules. Also of note are Francesco Berardi and Daniele Fontanari for their work handling energy and real estate disputes, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Federico Banti

Other key lawyers:

Francesco Berardi; Daniele Fontanari


‘Francesco Berardi has shown high standing legal expertise and professionalism. He is able to advise on complex legal issues in civil, competition and commercial law matters and reassures clients by giving prompt and detailed responses. He has also shown great communication, interpersonal and leading skills.’

‘Good team work.’

‘Very competent, reliable and successful litigation management.’

‘Strong technical preparation and effective defence strategy.’

Key clients

Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.p.A.

Uber Technologies Inc. & Uber B.V.

UCI Cinemas

Capgemini Italia S.p.A.

CC Lab Italia S.r.l

Hanes Group

Grifols Italia S.p.A.

AGESP Energia S.r.l.

Unieco Soc. Coop in LCA

Fatro S.p.A.

First Solar GmbH

Pasubio Sviluppo S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising real estate and construction player Unieco on its mission to bring to account former directors, contractual parties and the professional certifier involved for their roles in an earlier debt restructuring agreement for the company that ended up costing it some €120m.
  • Advising real estate company Pasubio Sviluppo in a high value insolvency-related litigation brought against banking group Credit Agricole.
  • Providing comprehensive legal support to AGESP Energia, across a variety of public contracts and energy-regulatory issues.

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo's ‘team is very easy to work with and is experienced in international disputes'. It acts in disputes concerning industries ranging from automotive, pharmaceutical, construction, energy, oil and gas, retail, manufacturing and TMT, among others. The team is led by Marina Santarelli and Maurizio Vasciminni. Eugenia Croce is noted for her focus on disputes relating to banking and finance.

Practice head(s):

Marina Santarelli; Maurizio Vasciminni

Other key lawyers:

Eugenia Croce; Maria Elena Armandola


‘Strong commitment to the result, great attention to the clients and their needs, proactive.’

‘Competent, fast and willing to discuss matters.’

‘The firm is characterized by professionalism and proactivity.’

‘The team is very easy to work with and is experienced in international disputes. ’

‘Maria Elena Armandola is an excellent lawyer.’

Key clients

Actavis Italy S.p.A.

Lufthansa Technik AG

Siemens S.p.A.

Siemens Healthcare S.r.l.

Siemens Energy S.r.l.

Taxiblu 4040

Autoradiotassì 8585

Banca Generali Group

Generali Group

Work highlights

  • Defending the US parent company and two UK subsidiaries of one of the largest banks in the world in multiple actions brought by retail investors in Italian courts over several years.

Studio Legale Associato a Watson Farley & Williams

Studio Legale Associato a Watson Farley & Williams is able to draw on the firm's global network to act for clients in forms of dispute resolution, including arbitration and ADR. The team handles energy, infrastructure, financial services, antitrust, tax and real estate disputes among others. Elvezio Santarelli, who focuses on energy and infrastructure disputes, heads the practice, which includes Giuseppe Bulgarini, who is an experienced employment disputes lawyer.

Practice head(s):

Elvezio Santarelli

Other key lawyers:

Giuseppe Bulgarini


‘Precise and professional.’

‘Paolo Biasin is competent and attentive to detail.’

Key clients


SC Lowy International Fund

Lighthouse Capital International Fund


EF Solare

HIVE Energy

Tayan Energy


Tea Energia

GNERA Energy and Technology

Therium Capital Management

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Italian Association of Consumers and Producers of Renewable Energy, as representative of 15 photovoltaic operators, before the Lazio Administrative Regional Court in their claim against the Gestore dei Servizi Energetici – GSE S.p.A., the Italian government entity promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • Advised Ryanair in its successful appeal against the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport’s Decree No. 2/2020, which had imposed Public Service Obligations on scheduled air services to and from Trapani airport to guarantee territorial continuity, as well as subsequent procedures for assigning traffic rights, on an exclusive basis and with compensation, to competitor carriers TayaranJet Jet and AlbaStar.
  • Advised ACEPER association and its associates in a challenge before the Lombardy Regional Administrative Court.

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie

Lorenzo De Martinis heads the dispute resolution team at Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie. The firm handles domestic and international litigation and arbitration as well as ADR options, including mediation. Francesco Maruffi specialises in financial services and insurance disputes and Luca Pescatore focuses on civil and commercial matters, with expertise in arbitration proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Lorenzo de Martinis

Other key lawyers:

Francesco Maruffi; Luca Pescatore

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has a strong international arbitration practice, especially in investment treaty arbitrations and inter-state arbitrations. Headed by Edoardo Zucchelli, Irene Petrelli and Emanuella Agostinelli, the team acts for a wide range of clients, from domestic Italian businesses to foreign multinational corporations. Francesco dell’Atti was promoted to partner in 2023.

Practice head(s):

Edoardo Zucchelli; Irene Petrelli; Emanuella Agostinelli

Other key lawyers:

Francesco dell’Atti



‘Edoardo Zucchelli is very capable.’

‘Individuals are really professional with deep knowledge of the issues.’

Key clients

Itinera S.p.A.

Stamicarbon B.V.

Met Newen México, S.A. de C.V.

Neosia Renewables S.p.A.

Renewables S.p.A.

MT Russia LLC

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Petróleos de Venezuela

Republic of Uganda

Republic of India

Republic of Kazakhstan

State of Libya

Libyan Investment Authority

Republic of Cyprus

Albpetrol Sh.A.




Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Work highlights

  • Representing the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in two multibillion-dollar investment arbitrations concerning a thermal power plant as well as in parallel proceedings pending before the Paris Court of Appeal.
  • Defending the Republic of Uganda in two multibillion-dollar arbitrations concerning a railway concession.
  • Represented the State of Libya in a number of proceedings before Italian Courts involving the recovery of alleged credits and immunity of Sovereign States’ assets.

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani

The team at De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani specialises in litigation, arbitration and mediation. It acts for clients from a range of sectors, including retail, life sciences, automotive, agri-food, insurance, construction and energy. The team is led by Maria Cristina Franchini and Michelangelo Cicogna, who are experienced international litigation and arbitration specialists.

Practice head(s):

Maria Cristina Franchini; Michelangelo Cicogna

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Paton


‘Able to deal with multinational clients and handle the most complex cross-border matters.’

‘Andrew Paton is the go-to lawyer in this firm for excellence in construction matters and in litigation both as a litigator and as an arbitrator/adjudicator.’

‘Excellent international arbitration team – one of the best in Italy.’

Key clients


Arup Italia Srl


B.S.P. Engineering Srl Bulk Storage Plant Engineering


Chiurazzi Internazionale Srl

Culligan Italiana SpA


Rizzani De Eccher

Sace FCT SpA

Saskatchewan Power Corporation, Canada

Servizio Elettrico Nazionale SpA


TIA Tirana International Airport SHPK

Vix Technology Group

Volvo Group Italia SpA

Work highlights

  • Assisting GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare srl  in the appeal to the Court of Cassation after having won a delicate product liability dispute before the Court of Appeal of Trieste.
  • Acting as legal counsel for CGG Sas as subcontractor in two separate legal proceedings against a contractor in disputes with a value of over €6m involving land exploration projects in Greece and Albania.
  • Represented construction company Rizzani de Eccher in an ICC case against a Turkish subcontractor. The claims of the Turkish company have been entirely dismissed, the counterclaim entirely awarded

Eversheds Sutherland Associazione Professionale

Eversheds Sutherland Associazione Professionale focuses on commercial and corporate, insolvency, banking and finance and insurance disputes. The firm is also experienced in arbitration. Renato Fiumalbi is adept at handling corporate, commercial and insolvency litigation. Beatrice Bigonzi is noted for her expertise in commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Renato Fiumalbi

Other key lawyers:

Beatrice Bigonzi; Simone Barnaba


‘An excellent team, blending local expertise with a global perspective.’

‘Simone Barnaba is great.’

‘Simone Barnaba is competent and collaborative.’

‘Beatrice Bigonzi provides very high calibre assistance, informed by deep legal knowledge, matched by exceptional analytical skills that enable her to analyse the most complex issues, identify the strengths and weaknesses of the case and develop sound strategies for her clients’ success. You feel safe and in good hands with her.’

Key clients

Financial Conduct Authority (UK)

IATA – International Air Transport Association

Kuwait Petroleum Italia S.p.A.

Kuwait Petroleum Aviation (Netherlands) B.V.

Q8 Quaser S.r.l.

Warner Bros





Work highlights

  • Successfully assisted the UK Financial Conduct Authority in a long and complex claim raised before the Court of Milan by many retail investors.
  • Assisted global footwear manufacturer Wolverine in a dispute against a European wholesaler, securing wins in first and second instances and before the Supreme Court of Cassation.
  • Representing a leading Italian bank in a high-value appeal before the Supreme Court against a 14 million-euro damages order.

Grimaldi Alliance

Grimaldi Alliance aids its clients in disputes across the civil and commercial areas, especially in relation to corporate, banking, bankruptcy, trusts and contract law matters. Its clients include banks, credit funds, debtors and third-party investors. The team is led by Ilario Giangrossi, Davide Contini and Francesco Sciaudone. Guido Motti is a highly experienced litigator and arbitrator before domestic and international courts.

Practice head(s):

Ilario Giangrossi; Davide Contini; Francesco Sciaudone

Other key lawyers:

Guido Motti


‘The Grimaldi team are capable of handling very complicated litigations in the antitrust field and disputes related to the same.’

‘Lawyers in Grimaldi law firm try to build a day to day relationship with the client. They have a wide open legal vision alongside the strict competence of the department.’

‘The team is very attentive to customer requests. Ilario Giangrossi carefully coordinates the team and is always attentive to the client’s requests.’

Key clients

Enel S.p.A.

Costruzioni Linee Ferroviarie S.p.A.

Deutsche Bank S.p.A.

Amplifon Italia S.p.A.

Tecnimont S.p.A.

Banco BPM

AIG Europe S.A – Rappresentanza Generale per l’Italia

OLAM International Limited

SASOF III (A18) Aviation Ireland DAC

Gruppo Fassina S.p.A.

Banca Marche Bond Holders

Industrie Rolli Alimentari S.p.A.

Red Bull S.r.l.

SGM Magnetics S.r.l.

Link Italia S.p.A. S.r.l.

Prysmian S.p.A.

ACF S.r.l.

Kos Care S.r.l.

Mirato S.p.A.

Fiamm Energy Technology S.p.A.


TMEIC Europe Ltd.

Poplast S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Advised Tecnimonth qc Sdn Bhd (Malaysian company controlled by Maire Tecnimont SpA) in Malesia in a witness expert proceeding and in the subsequent arbitration proceeding concerning the breach of a procurement contract.
  • Advised Deutsche Bank S.p.A. in a proceeding concerning the alleged charge of illegal interest rates in a bank contract.
  • Advised PPH S.r.l. in a proceeding aimed at sanctioning an abuse of management and coordination activities.

Molinari Agostinelli

Molinari Agostinelli is particularly adept at handling asset management litigation, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation as well as real estate and inheritance litigation. The practice is led by Ugo Molinari, a corporate and commercial litigator, and Roberto Crosti, a civil, commercial and insolvency specialist.

Practice head(s):

Ugo Molinari; Roberto Crosti


‘A wide range of professionals with effective preparation for complex cases.’

‘Very precise and meticulous in the study and preparation of the case.’

‘Able to weigh risks and the relative probabilities of occurrence. Able to identify the solution that allows the final results.’

‘Great aptitude for problem solving.’

‘Pragmatic skills.’

Key clients

Carlo Colombo

Coop Alleanza 3.0 Soc. Coop.

Nova Coop

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Coop Lombardia

Prelios S.p.A. – Prelios SGR

Kryalos SGR

DeA Capital Alternative Funds

Chubb European Group – Rappresentanza per l’Italia

Torre SGR


Banco BPM

Valentino ShoesLab

Generali Italia

Avior SA

Gruppo Saviola

Coop Liguria

Castello SGR

Gruppo Carlo Maresca

Magenta RE

Fenice Holding

Royalton Investments Limited

Alis S.p.A.

Banco di Desio e della Brianza

Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A.

Veld Capital

Bizzi & Partners

Work highlights

  • Assisted Prelios SGR S.p.A. in a dispute regarding a major real estate development project in Milan.
  • Assisted a former director of Valtur S.p.A. in the proceedings filed against former directors and auditors of the company.
  • Assisted two natural persons in an inheritance dispute regarding the disposal of a family owned company active in the food sector.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe divides its practice between civil and administrative and investigations and white-collar criminal law matters. The firm leverages its international network to provide cross-jurisdictional assistance to its clients in investigations and disputes. The litigation and dispute resolution team is headed by Michele Bertani and the white-collar crime team is led by Jean-Paule Castagno.

Practice head(s):

Michele Bertani; Jean Paule Castagno

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Stigliano


‘Jean-Paule Castagno is exceptional. A brilliant strategic thinker and tactical trial lawyer.’

‘High professional technical level, availability, speed of action, operational concreteness and ability to work in a team.’

‘Jean Paul Castagno and Andrea Stigliano are knowledgeable and extremely reliable. They are also proactive in proposing solutions.’

‘The team is knowledgeable and extremely reliable. The team is able to advise on a range of issues and support in any matter it is involved in.’

Key clients

Veneto Banca s.p.a.

Portolano Cavallo

Portolano Cavallo focuses its litigation practice on its specialties: TMT, data protection, health, life sciences and luxury goods. The team is well versed in litigation and arbitration. Practice heads Martina Lucenti and Micael Montinari are experienced litigators and arbitrators, with experience in ad hoc and managed, domestic and international arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Micael Montinari; Martina Lucenti


‘A wide range of competence fields and able to suggest the right way even if it was not your initial idea.’

‘Strong skills in litigation. Excellent strategy for each particular argument. Flexible in process, reasonable advice and fast reaction for defendant’s objections.’

‘Martina Lucenti is a very strong professional, pro-active. Can explain legal situation either to lawyer or to top manager with no legal background, which helps a lot in decision making.’

‘Martina Lucenti is simply amazing. She shares valuable insights at every step.’

‘The team do not only think in terms of the letter of the law but are solution-oriented.’

‘It is a very well organized team, it is clear that they work very well together and make things very easy. They are very agile when it comes to organizing work with external professionals and other experts if necessary.’

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario

Led by Antonio Martini and Stefano La Porta, the dispute resolution practice at CBA Studio Legale e Tributario acts for clients in disputes before Italian courts. The team has  strong track record handling company, banking, bankruptcy and inheritance law disputes. Ilaria Canepa is noted for her work in corporate litigation.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Martini; Stefano La Porta

Other key lawyers:

Ilaria Canepa

Key clients

Bango Plc


At CMS, the team has strong expertise handling matters before all levels of the Italian court system, including the Supreme Court, State Council and Constitutional Court. Additionally, it is adept in arbitration proceedings, with lawyers experienced in international arbitral matters, including practice co-head Laura Opilio. Fellow co-head Paola Ghezzi is qualified as a civil and commercial mediator and arbitrator.

Practice head(s):

Laura Opilio; Paola Ghezzi

Other key lawyers:

Vincenzo Giangiacomo


‘CMS has an incredible depth, having lawyers knowledgeable in almost every area of the law. They are extremely reliable and efficient, they are a great law firm to handle the vast majority of legal matters in any given jurisdiction.’

‘Vincenzo Giangiacomo quickly understands complex products and applies that in the work for us. He tailors his advice perfectly. It’s a pleasure working with him.’

Key clients

Generali Italia S.p.A.

Merck Serono S.p.A.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe SA

AmTrust Europe Ltd

Brit Insurance Holdings Ltd

Allianz S.A.


QBE Insurance Europe Ltd

Arch Insurance Europe


Diageo S.p.A.

Istituto Figlie di San Camillo

K&L Gates

K&L Gates is frequently called on to handle corporate, commercial, real estate, construction and bankruptcy disputes. The team is experienced in international arbitration proceedings before the main arbitration chambers, including CAM, ICC, LCIA and SIAC. The department is led by Stefano Bardella and Andrea Campana.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Bardella; Andrea Campana


‘The team works very efficiently with highly specialised lawyers for different fields.’

‘Stefano Bardella and Andrea Campana have an ability to define the problem issues and make those issues clear to clients. Their approach to the relationship with clients is open, consistently supportive and clear.’

‘The firm has a multidisciplinary team and approaches proactively in resolving complex problems, providing pragmatic solutions while respecting the constraints of all the actors involved.’

‘Stefano Bardella is an excellent lawyer, extremely reliable and capable. To work with Stefano is to work with a true professional partner, capable of providing clients with all-round strategic support.’

‘Practical and spot-on legal advice, excellent knowledge of commercial law and dispute resolution.’

‘Stefano Bardella and Valeria Giorgetti provide outstanding client service and are experienced professionals in the dispute resolution practice in Italy.’

Key clients

Alitalia Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A.

Augusta Ratio Group

Aurelius Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA

BayWa r.e. Group

Christie’s Italia

Contec S.p.A.

DeA Capital Real Estate SGR S.p.A.

Edison S.p.A.

Finanziaria Internazionale Investments SGR S.p.A.

Kryalos SGR S.p.A.

Lojacono Commerciale S.p.A.

Quantum Capital Partners GmbH

Sonder Group

Stamperia Carcano Giuseppe S.p.A.

UPS Italia S.r.l. & UPS Healthcare Italia S.r.l.

Voith Group

The Ridge Wallet LLC

Work highlights

  • Assisted the client in a long and multifaceted matter against a logistic company passing through composition with creditors proceedings and ending up in bankruptcy for the enforcement of bank guarantees, a pre-litigation about two commercial lease agreements, the registration with the list of creditors as super-senior creditors and a potential claw back action, for an overall value of more than € 5 million.
  • Assisting the client in various disputes (ad hoc arbitration and domestic litigation regarding the construction of the new ENI headquarters).

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi fields a dispute resolution team experienced in an array of areas, including banking, commercial and corporate law. The firm acts for clients in major Italian industries, including energy, automotive, telecoms and environment. Silvia Lazzeretti and Claudio Visco lead the team, which also regularly handles domestic and international arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Silvia Lazzeretti; Claudio Visco

Key clients

Man Truck & Bus Italia S.p.A.

BMW Italia S.p.A.

BMW AG – Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato represents multinational corporations in domestic and cross-border disputes. Practice head Fabio Cozzi, who joined from Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, adds expertise in investigations and financial crime matters.

Practice head(s):

Fabio Cozzi


‘Fabio Cozzi is a guarantee in terms of expertise, dedication, and ability to handle litigation in the most effective and efficient way for the client.’

‘Fabio Cozzi topped his technical expertise with kindness, patience and ability to listen to the client’s need, which makes all the difference.’

‘Pragmatic approach, excellent knowledge of the subject matter, very creative in finding appropriate solutions, fast execution; great collaboration in handling different proceedings regarding energy matters.’

‘Fabio Cozzi has great expertise on matters; excellent concise and clear writing which simplifies very complex matters. He also has great communication skills and he’s very good at creating working relationships. He is an excellent partner.’

Key clients

Edison S.p.A.

BKW Italia S.p.A.

Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.

Vomm Impianti e Processi S.p.A.

Travaglini S.p.A.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright regularly represents corporations and financial institutions in a range of contentious matters, with a particular focus on insurance-related disputes. The firm also hadles insolvency, M&A, banking, finance and general commercial litigation. Cecilia Buresti is the practice head and represents clients in insurance, manufacturing, real estate, energy and transport disputes, among others.

Practice head(s):

Cecilia Buresti

Other key lawyers:

Lucia Salerno


‘The team is great. They consistently provide a great service as well as being commercial. Competence and availability are their differentiating factors.’

‘Cecilia Buresti and Lucia Salerno are both extremely competent and smart advisors.’

‘Skilled and experienced.’

Key clients


Lloyd’s Insurance Company

ANV Global Services Ltd

Swissquote ltd

Credit Agricole & Investment Bank

FTI Consulting LLP

Markel International

Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd.


Willis Lease Finance Corporation

Work highlights

  • Assisted Willis Lease Finance Corporation on cyber and data protection pre-contentious and contentious issues relating to a data breach and hacker attack incident.
  • Represented CACIB in disputes originating from EU sanctions on Russian entities that had an impact on the ability of certain financial institutions to provide support to Italian companies engaged in construction projects in Russia.
  • Assisted Dual and ANV in pre-contentious and contentious matters related to claims reported under W&I (warranty and indemnity) policies.

Ughi E Nunziante

Ughi E Nunziante is experienced in international arbitration related to commercial and investment disputes. The practice is led by Luigi Cascone, who has a track record handling energy, finance and insurance disputes, and Agostino Clemente, who has expertise in privacy, IP and media matters.

Practice head(s):

Luigi Cascone; Agostino Clemente

Other key lawyers:

Emily Maxwell


‘Useful guidance in mediation. Great in advising the client.’

‘Luigi Cascone is always focused on the result, very effective in conducting the mediation.’

‘Emily Maxwell has unique analytical and negotiation skills that made the difference in finding the most favorable result achievable.’

‘Deep understanding of the client needs.’

Key capabilities of Ughi and Nunziante are high competence and empathy with the customer.’

Withers Studio Legale

Withers Studio Legale is able to draw on its global network to represent clients in multi-jurisdictional disputes. It is a strong choice for disputes in the fashion, IP, media, insurance, food and beverage, manufacturing and sports sectors. Cristina Pagni, who has experience in finance, insolvency and insurance litigation, and Matilde Rota, who specialises in commercial and banking matters, are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Cristina Pagni; Matilde Rota


‘360-degree, international, innovative approach.’

‘The team excels in assisting you in every aspect of your needs.’

‘Mattia Biasi and Nicholas Vaughan and their associates are always supportive, helpful and extremely collaborative.’

Key clients

Generali Italia SpA

Intesa Sanpaolo Vita SpA

Intesa Sanpaolo SpA

Work highlights

  • Assisting in fending off an appeal brought by an insured with respect to a life-insurance policy
  • Advising on proceedings with respect to life insurance policies of a financial nature.