Civil Litigation and Arbitration


The attorneys of our Litigation and Arbitration practice group represent and assist Italian and foreign Clients on civil, commercial and administrative disputes pending before Italian and European first instance, appellate and superior courts, including proceedings before the Corte dei Conti (the Italian specialized court having jurisdiction on matters of public finance and expenditures), the Consiglio di Stato (the Italian appellate court for administrative matters), the Corte di Cassazione (the Italian appellate court of last resort), the Corte Costituzionale (the Italian court having jurisdiction on the compliance of statutes with the Constitution), the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.

In addition, our Litigation and Arbitration professionals assist Clients worldwide through the Firm's own foreign offices and a capillary network of qualified foreign law firms.

We also provide pre-litigation assistance in order to prevent or settle possible disputes, including by means of implementing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practices, through the arrangement of settlement agreements and extra-judicial conciliation acts.

Our Litigation and Arbitration professionals have specific expertise in assisting Italian and foreign Clients in arbitration proceedings before national and international institutions, including e.g. the ICC - International Chamber of Commerce, in which they acted defence counsel, arbitrators named by one of the parties and Chairmen of the Panel.

With particular reference to international Clients, our attorneys have consolidated experience in proceedings for the recognition and execution in Italy of foreign judgments pursuant to domestic legislation and international agreements, and in disputes relating to conflicts of jurisdiction and conflicts of laws.

Our Litigation and Arbitration attorneys also assist and represent Clients in disputes regarding industrial and intellectual property; unfair competition; bankruptcy; procurement and other contracts; corporate, financial and banking laws and regulations; real estate; civil and tort law; and inheritance law.

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