Florian Bünger

Florian Bünger is mainly active in the framework of the commercial relations between Italy and German-speaking countries, providing legal assistance to Italian and foreign companies in particular in the area of commercial and company law. At Dike Schindhelm e is a member of the German Desk with responsibility for the area of German law.

He has also significant experience in providing assistance to German companies vis-à-vis Italian insolvency procedures or companies that face a situation of business distress.

On the basis of his education and experience his activity comprises in particular also representation of his clients in German courts, in particular in commercial and employment litigation, legal assistance in connection with the setting up of a new business, negotiation of international contracts (in particular with a German contractual party) and transnational execution of titles.

Background: 

Since 2012 Florian Bünger is a partner of Dike Schindhelm.

Between 2003 and 2012 Florian Bünger was a collaborator of a commercial law office in Bologna (Italy).

Since 2003 he is admitted to the bar in Berlin as a German lawyer and since 2006 in Bologna as an Italian lawyer.

In 1999 he has graduated from the University of Berlin (Freie Universität) in legal studies; in 1995/96 he has studied at the University of Bologna as an ERASMUS student. In 1999/2000 he completed his education with a masters degree in international economic law obtained from the University of Warwick (UK). He spent the subsequent legal training at the Berlin Courts of appeal.

Florian Bünger is a member of the Deutsch-Italienischen Juristenvereinigung (Italian-German lawyers‘ association).

Reference:

  • Legal assistance in favour of an important German industry group and its affiliates in the automotive industry in various issues vis-à-vis the organs of an Italian insolvency procedure in the framework of both out of court negotiations and the various judicial proceedings initiated by the respective parties in connection with the preceding supply relationship.
  • Legal assistance in favour of an Italian company in connection with the acquisition of an Austrian company in the sports apparel industry.
  • Leal assistance in favour of an Italian company in connection with the restructuring of its German affiliate in the fashion industry.

Avv. Marco Morace

Marco Morace, born in Naples on 16th September 1978, began to take law office experiences and study law in 1998. He graduated in Law, with the highest grade, from the from University of Naples “Federico II” in 2003.

Prior to joining the law firm E.MORACE&Co., he worked for the in house legal department of P&G in Rome and then he spent almost a year in London as visiting lawyer with leading London marine P&I insurers and international law firms.

He progressively specialized in insurance, reinsurance and marine law and he is now considered among the Italian experts in these fields and, as the other Partners of the law firm E.MORACE&Co., he is regularly appointed by international leading insurers.

He has handled difficult claims and disputes as counsel, negotiator or litigation lawyer, whether out-of-Court or in Court, in the areas of insurance and reinsurance.

Beyond serving as counsel to the parties in litigations, he is also frequently appointed to coordinate claims investigations, provide legal advice and assistance to resolve out-of-court complex matters of insurance which also require a commercial approach and tactical expertise.

He is among the lawyers regularly used by Italian and international insurers and London underwriters and was chosen among the panelists of the event “Driving best claims practices’’ of the “Italian TPA and Legal Counsel PROGRAMME 2016” organized by LLOYD’S in London, reading a speech regarding best claims practices from a legal perspective.

He is a member of the Italian Bar Association admitted to practice before the Italian Courts.

He speaks Italian and English and he formerly read Law, as an assistant professor, at the University of Naples “Parthenope” and is lecturer at the Master in Shipping and International Management at I.P.E. (www.ipeistituto.it).

Insurance and Reinsurance Practice of E.MORACE&Co.:

The E.MORACE&Co. Insurance and Reinsurance practice has a team of around 10 attorneys, working in or through the EM&C. Italian offices.

E.MORACE&Co team represents insurers and reinsurers to assist or handle the full range of insurance and reinsurance matters, from the minor and recurring claims to the most complex cases or frauds and in each of the stages of business (drafting policies, litigation, acquisitions, claims handling, run-off etc.) and in different classes of business (i.e. Liability of Various Kinds such as E&O, D&O, Medical Malpractice, Professional Indemnity), Counter-Fraud, Marine Insurance (P&I, H&M, Transport and Cargo Losses, Collisions and Salvages) and Aviation.

The Firm is usually appointed by Reinsurers, Insurers, TPAs, Average Adjusters, Insurance Brokers, Lloyd’s Syndicates or Managing Agents, P&I Clubs, Loss Adjusters.

Francesco Frattini

Performed as a lawyer from 2005 to 2011 dealing with company law, inheritance, contractual and procurement, carrying out judicial and consulting activities. Founder of offices in Milan and Varese, provided consultancy to Italian companies abroad, through a network of professionals based in Geneva, London, Mexico City, Moscow and Bangkok.

Won the competition notary D.D.G. 2006 and assumed the functions of a notary in 2011.

Professor of civil law at the School of Legal Specialization of the University of Genoa and author of publications on the subject or family law, guarantees, corporate law and condominium.

Is an authorised mediator.

Has completed an LLM (master of Laws) at King’s College London, University among the top ten in the world rankings, with specialisation in the following subjects:

  • Law of International Finance – International syndicated loans and Eurobonds issues
  • Law of International Finance II – International project financing and loan sales
  • Law of international Finance III – Securization, derivatives and CDO’s
  • Regulation of the conduct of mergers and acquisitions
  • International and comparative law trust

Luciano Castelli

Luciano has experience spanning more than fifteen years in civil, business and bankruptcy consulting and litigation.

He has followed large national disputes, assisting Italian and international firms, and is often appointed arbitrator by his colleagues and institutional bodies, including the President of the Court of Milan, the National and International Chamber of Arbitration of Milan, and the President of the Council of Chartered Accountants and Tax Experts of Milan

Professional Experience:

Before becoming a partner of LCA in 2018, Luciano was a partner of SeAS – Sanzo e Associati and, prior to this, was the founding partner of the Mariconda e Associati Law Firm, together with Attorney Vincenzo Mariconda. Before this, he practiced law in the Gramellini Leonelli Law Firm, and, earlier, he worked in the legal department of Banque Safdié (formerly known as Multi-Commercial Bank) in Geneva.

Associations, seminars, media and other activities:

Luciano Castelli was educated at the Instituto Gonzago di Milano dei Fratelli delle Scuole Cristiane. There he commenced his studies in 1981, graduating from the Liceo Scientifico (Scientific High School). While he attended the Instituto Gonzaga he also had the opportunity to become involved in voluntary work for several years, coordinating the activities of the Aquilone Association, both in Milan and in Haiti, where he was sent on a mission in 1993.

From 2009 to 2016 he was an honorary fellow in Private Law at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano and since 2014 he has been an honorary fellow in Civil Procedural Law at the Università degli Studi di Milano. He is the author of a number of publications in the field of Civil and Procedural Law, and since 2012 he has been working with the Ipsoa Group – Wolters Kluwer in the updating of the ‘I Contratti’ databank, and in the editing of the Commentated Civil Code, written by Guido Alpa and Vincenzo Mariconda

He is a member of the arbitration society Associazione Italiana per l’Arbitrato, where he is listed as the only Italian contact person in the field of Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution, by Global Law Expert, Leaders in Law, and Five Star Law.

 

Francesco Isolabella

Francesco Isolabella is a Criminal Lawyer, Partner in the law firm Studio Legale Isolabella, founded in the 1960’s by his father Lodovico.

He specialises in corporate criminal law and focuses specifically on defence in and out of court and consultancy for Italian and foreign companies and physical persons, in connection with financial, banking, bankruptcy, tax, and environmental offences, as well as in publishing and medical liability.

He has acted as defence counsel for directors and officers of foreign banks and rating agencies in several nationally-relevant cases of market manipulation and bankruptcy, as well as for other financial and corporate crimes.

Francesco has also gained significant experience in the field of criminal liability for legal entities (pursuant to Law 231/01): he defended primary international Groups under trial in connection with Law 231/01 (in cases focusing, for example, on financial, corporate and international corruption offences). He is a consultant in drafting “231 Models”, in internal investigation activities, and in the implementation of Compliance Programmes, also under emergency conditions.

In assisting foreign clients, he has been busy in the international implementation of criminal corporate liability regulations in their various forms (for example, USFCPA, UK Bribery Act, Italian Law 231/01, Ley Organica in Spain, etc.), drafting 231 Organisational Models applicable to foreign companies and aimed at the prevention of the risk of crime in connection with cross-border operations.

Francesco Isolabella has often lectured as keynote speaker in conferences and seminars. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the specialisation course “Criminal Liability for Collective Entities pursuant to Law 231/01” organised by the University of Milan. He is also teaches the specialisation course “Financial Markets Law” at the University of Milan, and the Law & Business Master at the Il Sole 24 Ore Business School.

Francesco Isolabella is registered with the International Bar Association and with the American Bar Association.

Giuseppe Celli

Giuseppe Celli è Managing Partner dello Studio e fornisce consulenza ad imprese nazionali e internazionali in materia di diritto commerciale e societario, incluse M&A, joint ventures, incorporazioni societarie, ristrutturazioni societarie, controversie commerciali e societarie. Giuseppe è consulente di imprese che si stanno quotando sulla Borsa Italiana. La sua esperienza in diritto immobiliare include la consulenza nell’acquisto in catene alberghiere italiane e costruzioni commerciali, negoziazione e stesura di accordi di vendita e locazione.

Giuseppe is Managing Partner of the Firm and advises Italian and international companies on a wide range of commercial and corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, company incorporation, company restructurings, as well as in relation to commercial and corporate litigation. Giuseppe has also advised companies in relation to listings on the Italian Stock Exchange. His experience in real estate includes advising in the acquisition of Italian hotel chain and commercial buildings, negotiating and drafting of sale and lease agreement.

Firm Overview:

As a global top 15 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal advice and solutions to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals.

Our teams of lawyers around the world operate seamlessly to deliver the legal know-how and strategic alignment that clients need from their advisors to help further their business interests. Clients describe us as creative and well-versed in cutting edge legal work – we listen well in order to understand how and where we can be most effective and add the greatest value.

We shape our advice to the unique circumstances and challenges of each project, and ensure the right people are in the right places to offer insight and certainty – from the day-to-day to the most complex, multijurisdictional matters.

What unites us is our commitment to service excellence through a solution-oriented approach. We know our clients’ businesses, the industries and markets they operate in, and we know that great relationships yield the best outcomes.

Carlotta Bonanomi

Carlotta Bonanomi’s practice focuses on domestic and international litigation and arbitration.

Language Capability:

  • Italian (Native)
  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)

Firm Overview:

Cleary Gottlieb opened its Milan office in 2001 after decades of representing Italian companies and multinationals doing business in the country.

Along with our Rome location, our Italian offices have nearly 100 lawyers who provide clients with integrated Italian, pan-European and global legal services by offering a wide range of transactional and regulatory advice, and representing clients in domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Reflecting the firm’s overall commitment to creating a seamlessly interwoven legal practice, our Milan office is not departmentalized by specialty. Many lawyers have had international experience, including rotations in one or more of our offices around the world; they are fluent in managing international transactions and dispute resolutions and collaborate easily with global colleagues. All our lawyers handle a wide variety of assignments and work cooperatively to share abilities across practices and jurisdictions.

Andrea Vicari

Our vocation for estate organising and planning has deep roots back in time.

At mid 90’s most people in Italy ignored the existence of trusts. Andrea Vicari, founding partner of Vicari & Associati, driven by the desire to go deeper into both the technical and theoretical profiles of trust law, moved to the United States of America, where he accomplished a master (International Tax Program – Harvard) first and became Doctor of Juridical Science (Cornell) later.

Scientific research has then became applied research.

When the first kernel of Vicari & Associati has been formed back in 2001, these experiences have constituted the foundations for today’s professional practice.

Since that moment, many difficulties have been faced, many estate planning solutions have been realised, many innovative application of trust have been developed, many successes in legal claims re asset protection structures before both national judges and national and international arbitrators have been achieved.

Trust law has remained a pillar of our practice, so much that Andrea Vicari contributed to the drafting of the first law on trusts written in Italian in 2005, the law of the Republic of San Marino, and then he has co-drafted with Professor Maurizio Lupoi its full reform in 2010; Andrea Vicari also collaborated to the drafting of the Constitutional Law for the establishment of the Court for trusts and fiduciary relationships of the Republic of San Marino.

Over time, our practice has taught us to master all the tools of estate planning, consciously developing a working technique unique in the Italian landscape.

Pausing to reflect on the progress we made, we have realised that we have gone further than planned: we aspired to be best experts on trusts, we have became Engineers of Patrimonies, experts in estate organising and planning.

PRACTICE:

Patrimonial engineering takes advantage of the tools offered by both Italian and foreign law, and it is led by precise methodological rules. Each tool must be evaluated regarding its attitude towards producing:

i) PROTECTION WITHIN THE FAMILY, i.e. the ability to make a patrimony indifferent to the matrimonial property regime of both the individual who intends to allocate such patrimony and of its beneficiaries. A structure that pursues such target permits the patrimony to be excluded from the joint estate of the spouses, and not to be evaluated in determining the maintenance allowance if the spouses legally separate or the alimony if they divorce;

ii) PROTECTION WITHIN THE SUCCESSION, i.e. the ability to exclude a patrimony from the estate of both the individual who intends to allocate such patrimony and of its beneficiaries. A structure that pursues such target permits the patrimony to be excluded from the estates of all the subjects involved and therefore prevents the latter from disposing of it by will or devolving it to their relatives according to the rules of forced heirship;

iii) SEGREGATION: to segregate a patrimony means to make it indifferent to the legitimate claims of the creditors of both the subject who owns such patrimony and intends to allocate it, and of its beneficiaries. The segregated patrimony, in fact, is devoted to the destination attributed to it, by the settlor or by the law, and it is legally bound only by the obligations assumed for the pursuing of its purpose;

iv) PLANNING: planning a patrimony means to make it subject to rules and precepts which automatically initiate when some pre- determined events occur; the patrimony is correctly planned where the destination the settlor has attributed to it, abstractly, contemplates every possible circumstance such patrimony has to face, and disciplines the ways it shall react, precisely taking into account the purpose such patrimony has to fulfil. The planning of patrimonies is therefore the dynamic dimension of their organisation.

Raffaele Cavani

Raffaele Cavani is a founding partner of the firm.

Qualified to plead before the Supreme Court, his practice includes both litigation and non-contentious work.

Adjunct professor of European Commercial Law at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

He deals mainly with corporate and commercial law matters, mergers, acquisitions and private equity, international contract issues, anti-trust and competition law.

Education:

University of Modena J.D, graduated cum laude (1988)
University of Chicago Law School, LL.M. (1993)
University of Sassari, Ph. D. Law and Economics (1994)

Languages:

Italian, English, French, Spanish

Selected publications:

“Dispute Resolution 2013” (Italian Chapter) and “Dispute Resolution 2014” (Italian Chapter), published by Law Business Research Ltd. (co-author with Alessandra Fossati and Paolo Preda)

“L’agente e la rappresentanza”, in Contratti di impresa e restrizioni verticali. Agenzia Franchising, Commissione, Mediazione, Spedizione, Milano, 2004

“CRS e tutela dei dati nel codice di condotta: una nuova ricetta in cucina?”, ne Il nuovo diritto aeronautico, Milano, 2002, 767.

“Aiuti per ristrutturazioni nel settore aeronautico: sulla procedura per il controllo comunitario e la prassi della Commissione delle Comunità Europee”, in Studi in Onore di Gustavo Romanelli, Milano, 1997, 224.

“The New Italian International Private Law”, European Business Review, 1996, 124.

“Computerized Reservation Systems for Air Transport: Remarks on the European Community Legislation”, Fordham International Law Journal, 1994, 441.

“Linee e sviluppi della disciplina comunitaria sui sistemi telematici di prenotazione per il trasporto aereo”, Il diritto dell’informazione e dell’informatica, 1992, 613.

MUNARI CAVANI STUDIO LEGALE:

We chose a path of independence and professional attention to the quality of work, in a structure that represents us as individuals and in which those who believe in the values of research, culture and versatility, could identify themselves.

The synthesis resulted in an agile, dynamic, creative, working style with select and never oversized teams, in an environment founded on commitment to critical spirit and mutual cooperation among professionals.

 

Calogero Boccadutri

Calogero Boccadutri is the Managing Partner of Boccadutri International Law Firm.Prior to becoming the Managing Partner of Boccadutri, he worked in the law firm of Prof. lawyer Giovanni Pitruzzella, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Palermo, dealing in depth with Administrative law and also with a special focus on public tenders for works, supplies and services, public contracts and public services, both in cases involving litigation and assistance and consulting.

He has trial experience in Forex, Personal Injury and Administrative and Insolvency litigation. Calogero has quickly established himself as one of the leading forex dispute resolution lawyer across the globe. His multi-jurisdictional experience combined with contractual related work means he is perfectly placed to assist with these types of issues.

Calogero specializes in complex, difficult, and substantial internet fraud cases and cases under anti-fraud laws for recovery of monies due to internet scam and Forex fraud.

Education & Court Admissions:

Calogero Boccadutri graduated from the University of Palermo with a First Class degree. He continued his studies at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.He is a member of the Italian Bar and member of the International Bar Association.He speaks Italian, English and Spanish.

Leadership, Membership & Honors:

  • Italian Bar Association, Member;
  • International Bar Association, Member;

Boccadutri Studio Legale:

Boccadutri Law is a leading independent international law firm that is able to serve a world work network of clients with international lawyers located across the globe and offices in PalermoMilanRomeLondonBarcelonaNew YorkBucharestKrakowRosario and Rio de Janeiro.

Boccadutri is an Italian law firm that specialises in assisting international clients with legal matters in Italy. We are able to serve our clients in their native language and also have offices located across the globe that allow clients to meet our lawyers without having to travel to Italy.

Our international offices are located in Palermo, Milan, Rome, London, Barcelona, New York, Bucharest, Krakow, Rosario and Rio de Janeiro. We are also well placed in Italy to attend court hearings and other local matters with our offices in Milan (North) and Palermo (South).

Boccadutri specialises in a wide range of Italian matters such as personal injuryreal estate, civil law, forex, and administrative and criminal litigation matters. All our expert lawyers are fully qualified and specialists in their respective fields.

We understand that the number of multi-jurisdictional disputes and cross-border transactions is increasing all the time.
We also know how complicated dealing with these matters with lawyers from different countries can be.
For this reason, we have built a team of international lawyers located in different countries to allow clients to speak in their native language.

In our team of specialist lawyers, we have mother tongue speakers of English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Polish, Russian, Romanian and Turkish.

In addition to this, our commitment to offering our international clients exceptional assistance has helped us build solid working relationships with law firms in a further 20 countries. These contacts, accompanied by our existing global presence allow us to fully serve the international community for legal matters in Italy.

International clients choose to instruct Boccadutri for legal matters in Italy instead of law firms from their domestic countries that act as an intermediary. This enables matters to be resolved in a more time efficient matter and reduces costs for clients, as they do not need to pay for a domestic lawyer that will then instruct an Italian firm. Our international presence means that clients are able to directly instruct an Italian law firm from their countries without having to travel to Italy.

This worldwide presence is unrivalled among Italian Law firms and makes Boccadutri a leader in the international market.