Ms Paola Ghezzi > CMS > Rome, Italy > Lawyer Profile
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Ms Paola Ghezzi
Litigation, Commercial law, Consumer goods
Paola Ghezzi joined the firm in 1995 and became Partner in 2003.
She has developed significant expertise in the judicial and extrajudicial fields as well as in general contractual and commercial consulting matters; she qualified as a civil and commercial mediator and arbiter in 2011, following the successful completion of training in alternative dispute resolution.
Paola Ghezzi primarily assists national and international companies from the consumer goods and pharmaceutical sectors; she provides consulting services on agency and distribution agreements whereas her litigation proceedings mainly deal with commercial disputes and manufacturer liability issues. Paola also advises and litigates on matters of food law, product labeling and recall campaigns.
Italian, English and French
– Rome Bar Association
– IBA (International Bar Association)
– National Chamber of Attorneys for Families and Minors
CMS acts for a number of major multinational companies in the food sector, including Deliveroo, which it advised on commercial contracts, advertising and data protection issues in Italy, and Diageo. Team head Paola Ghezzi has notable expertise handling product labelling and recall campaigns. Other areas of advice include commercial, data privacy, corporate and competition issues. The team is also active in product compliance and import/export-related issues.
CMS‘s strength in dispute resolution lies in the team’s wide variety of niche expertise; while co-head Paola Ghezzi mainly advises asset management companies, co-head Laura Opilio has deep insights in insurance law (being also head of the insurance practice) and in insurance-related claims. Defamation is another area of competence, together with professional liability, life sciences and tax litigation.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance: Bank regulatory
- Industry focus: Food
- Investment funds
- Industry focus: TMT
- Private equity
- Administrative and public law
- Banking and finance: Borrower side
- Banking and finance: lender or arranger side
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Dispute resolution
- Industry focus: Energy
- Real estate and construction