Dott. Francesco Senatore

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Expertise and Practice

Francesco heads the Italian desk at our offices in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and Milan. He has lead the international practice of our German-Italian firm since 2006. With his knowledge of the German and Italian legal systems, both languages and the corresponding intercultural competence, he is in a position to represent successfully our clients in cross-border legal matters between Germany and Italy. He uses his admission to practice law in both countries and his special dual qualification in particular for commercial, real estate, and inheritance law matters.

The focus of Francesco’s German law practice is on labor and employment law. He advises on employment agreements and termination, including warnings and actions for unfair dismissal in the field of labor law.

Additional Background

Francesco, our Italian partner and head of our Milan office, was born in Calabria in southern Italy. He spent his youth not far from Milan where he completed his legal studies with the degree Dottore in Legge. While looking for another challenge, he moved to Germany, learned German, and studied law at the University of Kiel. After passing the first state law examination, he participated in the postgraduate commercial law program in Hamburg. He completed his legal clerkship in Hamburg at the Fiscal Authority and Unilever Germany among other places. After passing the second state exam in law, Francesco first gained experience as in-house counsel before becoming a founding partner of ROSE & PARTNER.




Ruth Dayan Wolfner

Ruth Dayan Law Firm is one of Israel’s leading firms specializing in family law. Our practice includes managing procedures and legal representation in cases of divorce, wills, and inheritances, and various aspects of family law as well as mediation. The firm was established in 1998 by Ruth Dayan Wolfner and has grown rapidly due to the sensitive approach, comprehensive understanding of the complex aspects of all areas of family law and effective results achieved in the various courts or through mediation. We offer the highest standard of legal representation in divorce cases, contesting wills, challenging inheritance, providing legal documents of all kinds, mediating, drawing up legal agreements, taking statements and investigating witnesses.

Practice Areas:

The firm specializes in all aspects of family law and has expertise in managing procedures in the Family Matters Courts including:

  • Wills and Inheritances: The firm’s expertise includes drawing up wills, contesting wills, drawing up requests for inheritance court orders, and submitting claims on various issues relating to bequests, acting as executors of inheritances and other issues concerning this field.
  • Division of Property: This specialization includes an equitable balance of resources, liquidating partnerships in assets and family companies, protecting rights and locating concealed assets.
  • Support Claims: The firm has extensive experience in claims for alimony and support for women and children, including claims for decreasing or increasing payments, verifying amounts of salary and income, and standard of living.
  • Child Custody: The Firm handles custody arrangements including claims for joint custody, changes in custody arrangements, protecting the rights of children regarding their relations to both parents and the extended family, and claims relating to abduction of children.
  • Abduction of Children: The firm handles legal procedures, as dictated by The Hague Convention, concerning the abduction of children to and from Israel.
  • Rabbinical Courts: The Firm is highly experienced in appearing before the Rabbinical Courts including an understanding of relevant Hebrew Law and matters related to receiving a Jewish divorce (“get”), obtaining alimony and child support payments, and the division of property according to Jewish Law (“Halacha”).
  • Drawing up Financial and Divorce Agreements including Mediation: Until reaching an agreement that is acceptable for both parties, the firm has special expertise in carrying out short and effective mediation procedures.
  • Common Law Marriage: Claims and protecting legal rights of cohabiting couples. These claims include property claims, inheritance rights, support payments, and recognition by various institutions and organizations.

Jana Fráňová

The Law Office JUDr. Jana Fráňová is a dynamic law firm based on long-term and wide-range experience of law application in national and supranational scale.

Our law office is focused on provision of legal services and legal advising in the field of classical branches of law. Primarily, we provide our clients with legal advising in the commercial law sector, with specific concentration on law of unfair competition, law of business organisations, including mergers, law of obligations etc., and, of course, corporate law, including foundation and management of corporations and – today also very topical – trademarks law. We are prepared to provide Czech and foreign entrepreneurs with a long-term comprehensive legal service, taking care of legal matters of the whole business, including labour-law issues, representation in tackling statutory matters before public authorities etc. Together with the cooperating office of tax advisors, we are able to supplement our legal services also with tax and accounting issues.

In the field of Civil Law, our law office has long-term experience in the law of personality protection and intangible values of corporations, law of contracts and obligations, legal relations to real estates and inheritance. We also provide comprehensive legal service in the sector of family law including the family law with an international element.

Our clients can also draw on our many-year experience in the sector of mass media law, in particular in the law of press media, including vast experience from practice in court in the field of Press Act.

Within the framework of our legal services, our clients are also provided with legal representation before courts of all instances, or arbitration bodies. We speak Czech, English and Italian. We can render legal services through specialised interpreters also in German, Spanish, French and Russian.

The founder and the main representative of the law office, JUDr. Jana Fráňová, is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague and has been working in advocacy uninterruptedly since 1993. She has also gained experience from her short-term study stays at Italian faculties of law in Perugia and in Catania. The topic of her university thesis was “Legal Regulation of Business Companies in Italian Law“. She also studied Italian language at the State Language School in Prague, in 1991 she successfully passed the state exam in Italian language and in 1995 she was appointed by the Regional Court in Prague as a certified sworn interpreter.

JUDr. Jana Fráňová, attorney-at-law, worked for more than ten years as a legal advisor for the supranational holding operating on the mass media market, gaining unique experience in the sector of press law, as well as corporate law, cooperating also with representatives of hotel chains and travel industry.

The attorney JUDr. Jana Fráňová is a renowned expert in the sector of sports law, with focus on utilisation of personality rights of sportsmen, advertising in sports and marketing law, statutory law of civil associations and business companies operating in the sector of sports. Since 1999, she has been closely cooperating with leading representatives of Czech football, with a renowned Czech football club, with a high-profile holding company conducting the activity of managers and agents in the field of sports ( especially football and ice hockey ) and sports marketing, and she has been representing also professional football players. Since 2001, she has been a member of regular advisory boards of the Football Association of the Czech Republic, in 2006 she was appointed to its legislative board. On a long-term basis, she renders legal services to foreign entities, predominantly Italian corporations and individuals, including legal representation before courts, and within the framework of cooperation with several Italian law offices she also provides legal service to Czech individuals or corporations in Italy, including not only the legal representation in civil-law matters, but also foundation and administration of business companies in Italy.