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              Litigation and Arbitration

              We provide legal insistence in judicial and extra - judicial proceedings to companies, institutions and individuals, both before ordinary courts (including the Italian Supreme Court), and Arbitration Boards. We operate in civil, commercial, bankruptcy and insurance law.

              DWF Italy's litigation practice is one of our main practice areas. Our dispute resolution team advises clients on a variety of disputes - including in relation to urgent proceedings - on civil, commercial, corporate and financial matters, both on a domestic and on a cross-jurisdictional basis.

              "The litigation department of DWF Italy has delivered excellent results for us in litigation. I have a tremendous amount of faith that if I have a challenging case and give it to them, I will get the right result".
              – Rothenberger Holding GmbH Managing Director

              The firm's team can count on highly qualified lawyers, who assist clients throughout all phases of their litigation, focusing on an early-stage prevention of disputes, identifying and suggesting measures for achieving amicable settlements, or otherwise frontloading strategies and arguments to support the client's position in any subsequent proceedings.

              We assist Italian and intarenationallarger companies and groups and we also advise smaller businesses and individuals involved in corporate disputes (directors and auditors), as well as private clients (often for inheritance disputes).

              DWF's lawyers have significant experience in assisting Italian and international insurance companies on contentious and arbitration proceedings in connection with directors and officer's liability (D&O), professional negligence, public official's liability, fraud and dishonesty of agents, credit and financial intermediaries, third parties and employers' civil liability, medical negligence, product liability, property and environmental risk.

              The team has considerable experience on the following civil disputes:

              -           Banking and finance litigation;

              -           Corporate and insolvency procedures and related litigation;

              -           Arbitration of commercial, investment and public-sector matters;

              -           Intellectual property litigation;

              -           Shipping and aviation litigation; 

              -           Unfair commercial practices.

              Federica Vaghi

              • Senior Associate

              Michele Cicchetti

              • Head of Banking & Finance (Italy) // Managing Partner (Italy)