Firms in the Spotlight Naples: leading firms

Scognamiglio International Law Firm (SLSLEX)

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Scognamiglio International Law Firm was established in 1997 when its founder, having worked for three years in a law firm in New York, returned to Naples. The firm has grown continuously since and today it is composed of ten lawyers and staff. Since 2002, Scognamiglio International Law Firm has run a trainee programme, drawing on …

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Naples: leading firms in Italy

E.Morace & Co

E.Morace & Co is a well-established entity in the Neapolitan market, mainly focusing on maritime, insurance and transport law. The insurance and reinsurance team covers various areas of legal services and handles both financial lines and marine claims. Managing partner Carlo Moraceis well experienced' in corporate and commercial matters, public tenders, dry shipping and arbitration. Marco Morace is an expert in wet shipping, insurance and reinsurance, especially complex insurance claims. The Milan office covers M&A, banking, trademarks, company law and private equity.

Practice head(s):

Carlo Morace

Other key lawyers:

Marco Morace; Guido Greco; Alessandro Malangone


‘A very well integrated firm with which it is possible to establish excellent inter-professional synergies thanks to the important relational network of its partners.’

‘Carlo Morace is the leader of the firm, with great interpersonal skills and the ability to investigate complex legal issues.’

‘Great attention to the customer and the ability to be a real one-stop shop capable of assisting international customers with the quality of large firms at more competitive rates’

‘The firm has a good balance between technical and commercial skills and problem-solving attitude. This often means a good result is achieved. The corporate and commercial team and the insurance and reinsurance team have an international reputation. They usually develop new fee schemes to link their service to the result achieved by the client in his business.’

Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo

Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo is an employment law boutique firm with a strong Naples-based department. The team is led by highly esteemed Raffaele De Luca Tamajo, who exclusively assists employers in connection to labour and social security law. Civil litigator and arbitrator Vincenzo Luciani is particularly known for his frequent collaboration with the Ministry of Education, University and Research.

Practice head(s):

Raffaele De Luca Tamajo

Other key lawyers:

Antonio Di Stasio; Vincenzo Luciani; Maria Teresa Salimbeni; Stefano de Luca Tamajo

Work highlights

  • Acting for Ente Autonomo Volturno in multiple court cases involving fixed-contract temporary agency workers.

Scognamiglio International Law Firm (SLSLEX)

Scognamiglio International Law Firm has a focus on cross-border matters. The team is led by Giovanni Scognamiglio and includes Daniela Matino  and associate Diego Ascione, who focuses on insurance and labour matters.

Practice head(s):

Giovanni Scognamiglio

Other key lawyers:

Diego Ascione


‘Compact team. There is harmony and great preparation.’

‘Ethical and human attention. Consideration for the most delicate aspects of the case.’

‘The attorneys are well versed in all areas of international law.’

‘Always available, helpful and knowledgeable.’

Key clients



Agenzia Nazionale Giovani

EM Group Finland

Loyola University Chicago

Tecnam Costruzioni aeronautiche

Imperati Group

Tecnam USA

Mangia Inc. USA

Generali Assicurazioni

Work highlights

  • Advised Karen Publishing Inc., an American record company, on notice and take down process through the Italian regulatory body online platform and assisted them in the litigation stage against the infringers to seek compensation for damages.
  • Advising Tecnam in a $40m ICC arbitration against a PRC company.
  • Assisted beneficiaries of an American Trust in dealing with authorities and banks after having been appointed as Trustee in order to sell assets, and to cash in bank accounts.

Studio Legale Lauro

Boutique firm Studio Legale Lauro is recognised for its strong international activity, especially in arbitration procedures. The team deals with all aspects of maritime law and the shipping industry, assisting owners and charterers as well as banks and financial institutions in cross-border transactions. Name partner Francesco Lauro is a key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Lauro


‘Studio Legale Lauro is a perfect team, with a very modern practice. Members of the law firm are also very reactive. Working with them is a pleasure.’

‘Very qualified and reactive. Their assistance is always very helpful.’

‘The partners, associates and of counsels are highly qualified professionals.’

‘Francesco Lauro inspires his team to be one of the top 5 maritime law firms in Europe, and the best in Italy.’

‘Francesco Lauro has a super knowledge of the market, his client and is excellent at cutting a good deal.’

‘They have an excellent group of people who provide a comprehensive service.’

‘Francesco Lauro is the sole name partner and very much the leading figure at the firm. However, he has a team of able and competent assistants.’

‘Francesco Lauro is probably the leading maritime law firm in Naples and one of the leading maritime firms in Italy.’

Key clients

Allianz SA

All Seas

Atlantic Container Lines


Carmelo Noli

China P&I

Charlotte Selmer LLP





Hafnia Advpkaten

Hellenic Carriers



Grimaldi Euromed

Grimaldi Deep Sea

Grimaldi Group

Greta Selmer

Kastro Sifnos Maritime Company

ING Bank

Jadranski Pomorski Servis

Malta Motorways of the Seas


Minoan Lines

MS Amlin


Nicolas & Associés

Nordic Hull Club

North of England P&I

Oskar Wehr

Paloma SA

P.L. Ferrari

Richemont Delviso

Rimorchiatori Spezzini


SCAFI – Società di Navigazione


Steamship Mutuals


The Standard P&I Club

The West of England

Ehlermann Rinfleisch Gadow LLP

Work highlights

  • Representing Grimaldi Deep Sea in the negotiation of new building contracts for 6 CON-RO vessels with Hyundai Shipyard Korea.
  • Representing Finnlines in the negotiation of a EUR 300M contract with Jinling Shipyard China.
  • Representing Greta Selmer – Charlotte Selmer in an appeal before the Italian supreme court in respect of title to sue against auditors.