Marina Tavassi

Expertise

  • Commercial law
  • Competition law
  • Industrial law
  • Member of the Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Member of the Competition Litigation Task Force
  • Foreign languages: English, French

Background

Marina Tavassi joined BonelliErede in 2021.

She is also President of the Association of European Competition Law Judges and Vice President of the Intellectual Property Judges Association. And since June 2014, she has been a member of the panel of experts responsible for drafting rules of procedure for European unitary patent courts.

From 2016 to 2020, she was a national judge on the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (based in Munich).

Marina Tavassi entered the Italian judiciary in 1977, as a judge in the Court of Milan’s First Civil Division (specialising in Community law, industrial and IP law, and competition law), where she remained until 1990. For the following 14 years, Marina Tavassi served as advisor to the First Civil Division (specialising in company law, Community law, industrial and IP law, competition law, and arbitration). Between 2004 and 2009, she served as advisor to the Italian Supreme Court (two years for the Second Criminal Division and three for the First Civil Division, specialising in corporate law, Community law, industrial and IP law, competition law, and arbitration).

In 2009, Marina Tavassi returned to the judiciary, first as President of the Court of Milan’s Business Division (until 2016) and then as President of the Court of Appeal of Milan (until 2020).

Marina Tavassi has authored several publications and is regularly invited to speak at conferences and seminars.

Qualifications

  • Professor of industrial law at the University of Pavia; professor for the master’s programme in commercial law and IP  law at Just Legal Service School of Legal Training in Milan (2007–2010); and professor of commercial law at the University of Milan (2001–2009)
  • Member of the board of the University of Milan
  • Member of the Italian Bar and the specialised register: in progress
  • Law degree from the University of Milan
Insights

Another first in Italy: BonelliErede launches its Competition Litigation Task Force - 10 February 2021

BonelliErede has drawn on its strengths in civil litigation and competition law, its expertise in competition-related damages actions, and its proven track record to set up a new task force dedicated to competition litigation – the first of its kind in Italy. The Competition Litigation Task F …

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Marina Tavassi joins BonelliErede - 12 January 2021

BonelliErede has strengthened its commercial, competition and industrial law practices with the addition of Marina Tavassi as of counsel at the Milan office. Her experience in the Italian judiciary dates back to 1977. She has served as President of the Court of Appeal of Milan (2016–2020), Pr …

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