Litigation

Litigation can be a traumatic ordeal for a commercial enterprise. Regardless of its size and complexity, a commercial dispute has the potential to disrupt a business, requiring the diversion of valuable time and resources which could be better spent on more profitable endeavours. Oftentimes, litigation may well threaten a company’s survival. We meticulously review every matter in order to provide our clients with a clear understanding of the risks, costs and timescales involved in litigating or defending a claim.

We also oversee third-party investigations and work closely alongside court-appointed experts.

In our view, the foundations of a strong defence lie on mutual trust and close collaboration with our clients.

Our approach has often proved a winning strategy in pinpointing our clients’ objectives and achieving their goals. We strive to be more than just legal advisors, but seek to guide our clients towards the best litigation strategy by identifying the right questions to ask, the right type of proceedings to pursue and the right time to settle. All this stems from our in-depth knowledge of the law and outstanding ability to prioritise individual needs and goals.

In addition to assisting larger companies and groups both in Italy and abroad, we also advise smaller businesses and individuals involved in corporate disputes (directors and auditors), as well as private clients (often for inheritance disputes).

We have extensive experience in banking and insurance litigation and are renowned for our effective, quality and competitively-priced service.

 

Here’s what sets us apart

  • Litigation is one of our main practice areas, with over 50 litigation experts. Furthermore, our International Arbitration Focus Team is unique in Italy for its size and experience in assisting companies in complex international disputes
  • We have handled many prominent domestic cases involving corporate, bankruptcy and environmental law

Case Studies

Does the substantive law matter in international arbitration?

Our International Arbitration Focus Team discusses about aspects of the arbitrators’ decision makings process, with particular focus on the law applicable to the merit of the case and on the legal concepts in the head of arbitrators. Listen to our point of view and watch the video of the e …

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The Prague Rules: wind of change?

The Prague Rules represent an alternative to the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration. They aim at reducing time and costs of international arbitration. Our International Arbitration Focus Team in Milan discussed in a seminar with leading arbitration practitioners …

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Why arbitration is becoming the preferred dispute resolution method in the luxury industry?

Luxury and fashion companies are often involved in cross-border operations and disputes arising from such transaction are therefore likely to involve companies from different jurisdictions. A smooth management of such disputes is paramount also to preserve commercial relationship with the diff …

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US Supreme Court: renewed support for Arbitrators to decide Arbitrability

On January 8, 2019 the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling whereby it stated that arbitral tribunals are competent to evaluate whether a claim is "arbitrable", regardless of whether the basis for arbitration is grounded or not. Our International Arbitration Focus Team analyses

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Achmea: the future of investment arbitration in Europe

The European Court of Justice’s controversial judgment in Achmea v Slovak Republic has cast serious doubt on the continued viability of arbitration under intra-EU bilateral investment treaties. In an interesting webinar available here, our four i …

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Third Party Funding: a useful tool to know in international arbitration

The funding of arbitration by a litigation funder on a non-recourse basis is a tool that can give companies access to massive amounts of capital and it can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the client. On 15 May 2018, BonelliErede held a seminar on TPF in international arbitration, d …

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Caught in the “Crossfire”: quantum calculations in international arbitration

One of the primary challenges that arbitral tribunals face is the quan …

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Arbitration clauses in intra-EU BITs are not compatible with EU law: a momentous decision by the European Court of Justice

The ruling of the European Court of Justice regarding the arbitration clause in the Netherlands-Slovak Republic BIT will change the European investor-state arbitration landscape. The Court stated that the arbitration clause is incompatible with EU law. This ruling, which did not adopt the Opini …

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Insights

BonelliErede launches the first task force dedicated to Golden Powers legislation

BonelliErede has launched a new task force dedicated to all matters relating to Italy’s Golden Powers legislation to respond to investors’ needs created by this complex and highly topical piece of legislation on investments in strategic sectors. The legislation gives government bodies the p …

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Enrico Vergani and Marco Mastropasqua join BonelliErede’s Shipping and Transport Focus Team in Genoa

The multidisciplinary Shipping and Transport Focus Team, which was set up in 2015 to enhance BonelliErede’s renowned expertise in these areas, expands with two key hires: Enrico Vergani, who will lead the focus team, and Marco Mastropasqua. Enrico Vergani, 52, joins BonelliErede as of counsel …

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BonelliErede and Lombardi e Associati: integration is a go

The integration with Lombardi e Associati was unanimously approved at BonelliErede’s partners’ meeting today. Lombardi e Associati is one of the leading Italian independent law firms in litigation and corporate law and advises Italian and foreign companies, banks and insurers, investment fu …

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