Qualified lawyer since 1969, Massimo provides legal counsel and assistance in the fields of shipping and transportation law, insurance, international trade law, shipbuilding and ship financing. He acts as an arbitrator both in domestic and foreign shipping and commercial disputes and he provides affidavits on Italian legislation in foreign legal proceedings. Massimo is admitted before the Supreme Court of Cassation, he is on the Board of the Italian Maritime Law Association and a member of the LMAA, Supporting Members Liaison Committee.
Qualified lawyer since 1974 and admitted before the Supreme Court of Cassation since 1989, Maurizio offers legal advice and assistance in maritime and transport law, insurance law, personal liability and personal injury claims, employment law and social security rights. He is a trusted consultant for ship owners and insurance companies, advising on accident insurance, crewmembers’ diseases and piracy risks. Moreover, Maurizio has a wide experience in the field of collisions, salvages, sea pollution, limitation of ship owners’ liability, fire on board, foundering, technical damages, injuries at work and passenger transportation. Maurizio acts as an arbitrator in arbitration proceedings, he offers legal advises on Italian legislation in foreign arbitration and court proceedings, he published several articles in Lloyd’s of London press and he acts as a speaker at many conventions.
Qualified lawyer since 1980, specialised in litigation and legal counsel on maritime and international law, Michele acquired a vast experience in the matter of environmental damages and marine pollution. Furthermore he is usually engaged with damages to cargo carried by land and sea, maritime casualties, contractual disputes, ship’s arrest and brokers’ and shipagents’ professional liability on behalf of the most important P&I clubs. Michele acts as counsel for important Italian shipping companies connected to the shipping world (ships’ engines’ revision and maintenance, crew employment, catering, etc.) and attended as speaker various seminars on maritime and international law, in Italy and abroad. He also obtained a Master on sport law and justice and acquired a vast experience both in the matter of contracts for sport performances, sponsoring, merchandising and agency contracts, and in the matter of sport regulations as regional judge for the Tennis Italian Federation.
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Marco has been in the profession since 1982, acquiring an in-depth knowledge in various fields of international commercial shipping. His expertise covers ship purchase and sale operations, re-flagging and construction, financing and debt restructuring. In the energy sector, Marco offers consultancies for the construction of regassification plants and transhipment plants. He has been appointed arbitrator by clients and courts both in Italy and abroad. Marco has been Professor in Maritime Law at Università Stataleof Milan since 2001, he has been a key speaker in many conventions and has authored a number of publications, among which two research monographs, a university textbook and various articles. He is on the Board of Directors of Diritto Marittimo, member of the editorial committee of Diritto del Commercio Internazionale, and he is on the scientific committee for Diritto del Turismo.
Pietro has been a qualified lawyer since 1983, he is an expert on shipping and intermodal transportation, insurance, tourism and passenger transportation. In the last 10 years he has been asked by ship owners and insurance companies to deal with the biggest casualty claims. He also assists ship owners and banks with the purchasing, building and financing of ships. He has acted as an arbitrator in many foreign arbitration and judicial proceedings, and he often provides affidavits on issues regarding Italian Legislation for foreign judicial proceedings. Pietro is member of the Council of the Italian Association of Maritime Law and of the European Maritime Law Organisation (EMLO). He has written many articles for the specialist magazine Diritto Marittimo and for Lloyd’s of London press and he is often invited to speak at conventions, both in Italy and abroad.
Qualified lawyer since 1985, Paolo deals with all aspects of shipping practice for Italian and foreign clients and has wide experience in cargo claims, charterparty disputes, arrests, collisions, salvages, shipbuilding, sale and purchase, yachting and international trade law. He also assists foreign clients in equity and real estate investments in Italy. He has published several articles and he is co-author of Italy’s chapter in Shipping & International Trade Law.
Qualified lawyer since 1999, Aldo has matured a vast experience on disputes regarding sale contracts for oil and raw materials. He has been retained by P&I Clubs and H&M Underwriters in many major marine casualties and he regularly assists domestic and foreign banks with ship finance operations. In the field of passenger ships and cruises, Aldo has developed a particular expertise on employment contracts for Italian crewmembers. He has published articles on commodities and ship building contracts and he is a regular speaker at international conventions.
Qualified lawyer since 1996, Enrico offers legal advice and assistance in the field of marine and intermodal transport, commercial law, insurance law, ship purchase and sale, tourism and passenger transportation. Enrico has years of expertise in the field of “Project Cargo” international shipments within Engineering Procurement Construction contracts. He represents and assists ship owners and P&I Clubs in administrative inquiries and legal disputes involving human casualties, damage to cargo, marine pollution and total ship loss. Enrico also assists Ship Owners and Agents with disputes on Charter Parties; he acts as an arbitrator in commercial shipping disputes, he is often invited to speak at important conferences and seminars on shipping and commercial law and he has published several articles in specialist magazines.
Qualified lawyer since 1994, Filippo’s expertise covers shipping, transportation, insurance and international trade both in Italian and foreign courts; he also offers extra-judiciary counsel, contract stipulation, mediation and settlement. Filippo is an expert on customs claims regarding import taxes, fines and potentially criminal liability violation notices issued to importers and customs operators. He is admitted before the Supreme Court of Cassation, he often speaks at conventions and seminars and he has published several articles for specialist magazines.
Since qualifying as a lawyer in 2000, Enrico has focused mainly on shipping, international law, insurance and international trade. He also has an in-depth knowledge of the yachting sector, working with shipyards, brokers, buyers, banks and leasing companies. Enrico often acts for ship owners and P&I Clubs in disputes regarding marine claims, damaged cargo and marine pollution. He is a Member of AIJA (Association International des Jeunes Avocats) and he is often invited as a speaker to various specialist conventions and seminars.
Michela is a qualified lawyer since 1998 and she is specialised in the field of transportation, with a special competence in the field of cruise ships and ferries. Within the passenger transportation field, Michela has developed a deep expertise on issues regarding tourism and injury claims, tourist agreements and package holidays. In the field of cargo transportation, Michela has a deep knowledge of marine and intermodal transportation. She actively contributes to specialist magazines Diritto Marittimo and Diritto del Turismo.conventions and seminars.
Qualified lawyer since 2001, Mirko deals with international and commercial shipping, and he is particularly experienced in the purchase and finance of yachts and compensation for personal damages due to accidents at sea. He is often requested to provide affidavits on Italian legislation by foreign courts, he has written several articles for Diritto Marittimo and he often speaks at national and international conventions.
Qualified lawyer since 2002, Cecilia offers legal advice and assistance in the field of marine passenger and cargo transportation. She has acquired a specialist knowledge on the resolution of disputes in the field of passenger transportation, all inclusive package holidays, claims for injuries and “ruined holiday” claims. Cecilia contributes to the specialist magazine Diritto Marittimo and she has been invited to speak at various conventions.
Qualified lawyer since 2002, Marco focuses mainly on international and commercial transportation law and customs law. In particular, he has developed a deep expertise on the laws that regulate combined and intermodal transportation, as well as road transport regulations, offering his assistance to many leading Italian and foreign operators. Marco works in SLM’s Milan office and he is an active member of AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats); he often speaks at national and international conventions and writes articles for the specialist magazine Euromerci.
Qualified lawyer since 2002, Chiara has experience in maritime and transport law, international trade and insurance. She deals with judicial and extra-judicial disputes regarding marine and intermodal cargo transport agreements, yachting issues and piracy risks. In the field of passenger transportation, Chiara deals with tourist contracts and all-inclusive tourist packages issues. She has also published several articles in the specialist magazineDiritto Marittimo and Diritto e Trasporti.
Qualified lawyer since 2007, Giorgio’s expertise covers transportation, international and commercial law. He has developed an in-depth knowledge on international marine transport regulations as well as on the rules that discipline both national and foreign road transport, assisting leading Italian and foreign operators. Giorgio is often invited to speak at conventions on issues regarding his specific area of expertise.
Lawyer since 2002, Giorgia is specialised in national and EU customs law and, in particular, in administrative and jurisdiction issues against fiscal and criminal acts of Customs Authorities, in resolution of issues regarding origin and classification of cargo, “Made in” and the issue of customs authorisations and certificates. Giorgia has also collaborated with fiscal and customs specialist magazines. She teaches Master courses on international VAT and customs operations, she is a regular speaker at conventions and an author for specialist magazines.
Lawyer since 2011, Giulia mainly deals with maritime and transport law, as well as cases regarding the yachting industry. She worked as a trainee for the International Maritime Organization as well as in the legal department of a Dutch transportation company. Giulia contributes to with the magazineDiritto Marittimo.
Qualified lawyer since 2012, Davide attended a course on international law in 2011 at the International Law Academy of The Hague. He is attending a doctoral programme at the Università degli Studi di Genova and he is an assistant lecturer for the courses on shipping law and international and EU transportation law. Davide cooperates with the specialist magazine Diritto Marittimo and is author of several articles andcommentaries.
Qualified lawyer since 2014, Filippo deals with different aspects of international and commercial shipping including disputes in P&I matters and other insurance disputes. He has been involved in the management of the biggest casualty cases over the last few years. Filippo worked as a trainee for a P&I Club and law firms in London and New York.
Qualified lawyer since 2016, Francesco deals with different aspects of transport law, insurance and international trade. He also assists clients in court and out of court matters in the yachting sector, with particular reference to litigation and draft / negotiation of shipbuilding and sale & purchase agreements. Francesco worked in a leading law firm and a P&I Club in London.
Qualified lawyer since 2018, Pietro deals with different aspects of maritime and transport law, insurance and international trade. He achieved a particular experience in court and out of court matters concerning cargo claims, P&I insurance, international shipments and ship arrest. He also assists clients in court and out of court matters in the yachting sector and has been involved in important marine casualties, such as collisions and salvages. He cooperates with the specialist magazine Diritto Marittimo.
Nicola graduated in 2015 at the University of Parma, with a thesis on Public Comparative Law with title “The Commonwealth of Nations“. He spent periods abroad, first as an exchange student at the Utrecht University and then as an intern for a law firm in London. In 2016 he joined the law firm Mordiglia as a trainee lawyer.
Luca graduated in 2016 at the Università degli Studi di Genova, with a dissertation in Maritime Law entitled “The end of life ships: removal, disposal and recycling of wrecks”.
He cooperates with the specialist magazine Diritto Marittimo. In 2017 he joined the law firm SLM as a trainee lawyer.