Sara Biglieri > Dentons > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Arbitration


Sara Biglieri is a partner in Dentons’ Milan office and Head of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice in Italy and Head of the Europe Litigation group. She is also responsible for the Compliance practice group in Italy.

Sara provides legal assistance to large multinational groups and primary commercial and financial companies in Italy, dealing mostly with dispute resolution, arbitration and compliance issues. She represents clients in litigated disputes before courts of any degree throughout Italy and before the Supreme Court, and in commercial arbitrations. She is also an experienced arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, and she has been appointed by the Chamber of Arbitration of Milan in several arbitrations under its rules.

She focuses on a broad range of sectors including life science, large scale retail and fast moving consumer goods industries, real estate, banking and insurance. Sara assists clients in multifaceted corporate, commercial, real estate and banking disputes. She also handles complex torts, product liability litigations and cases of unfair competition.

Sara advises on all aspects of corporate compliance in accordance with Legislative Decree 231/2001, and she is an active member of Dentons’ Europe Compliance Product group. She serves as either the president of or as a member of the Vigilance Committee (under Legislative Decree 231/2001) of several major Italian companies.


Sara joined Dentons as a partner in 2016. Prior to that, she spent almost 20 years at Rucellai & Raffaelli law firm, where she become a partner in 2005.

In 2016 Sara took part in Dentons Compliance Day, speaking about “Anti-Bribery and Third Party Intermediaries.”

Sara has spoken at many conferences on various topics, including: “Private Antitrust Enforcement”; La redazione della clausola arbitrale (Drafting the arbitration clause); “L’OdV: composizione e funzioni a seguito delle recenti novità legislative” (The Vigilance Committee: composition and roles following the recent legislative changes); “Le nuove frontiere della responsabilità da prodotto difettoso” (New frontiers in defective products liability); “La riforma del diritto societario: corporate governance, conflitto di interessi, obblighi e responsabilità degli amministratori” (The reform of the corporate legislation: corporate governance, conflict of interest, directors’ duties and liabilities).

She has further assisted with and co-drafted “The Italian product liability experience” published in Liability for Products in a Global Economy (Centre for International Legal Studies).


- English
- French
- Italian


Admitted to the Bar, Milan, 1996


University of Pavia, Law Degree, 1992, magna cum laude

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Italy > Dispute resolution

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Advising across a variety of areas, from civil to administrative and public law, the dispute resolution team at Dentons ‘consistently delivers excellent results.’ The domestic offering in corporate and commercial disputes and banking and finance matters, as well as arbitration, is complemented by the international Europe litigation group. Both the Italian and European teams are headed up by much-praised Sara Biglieri. In January 2019, the department acquired new talents from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Luca Santa Maria e Associati – Roberto Fabio Lipari and Matteo Vizzardi, both experienced litigators with a strong understanding of white-collar crime. Partner Davide Traina also often acts in real estate disputes.