Our court litigation practice is led by Marco Torsello.
We routinely handle complex domestic court proceedings in civil and commercial matters and advise on litigation tactics, as well as on a wide range of issues directly or indirectly bearing on pending or envisaged litigation.
Leveraging on our extensive experience in handling cross-border disputes, we represent foreign and Italian clients before first instance and higher Italian courts in all types of civil and commercial litigation in ordinary and summary proceedings. Our broad litigation practice includes most types of commercial contracts, corporate litigation, IT/IP-related litigation, unfair competition, antitrust, procurement and construction projects, insolvency, professional and medical malpractice and product liability, climate-change related litigation, recognition of judgments.
We represent and advise clients on multi-jurisdiction litigation strategies and management, particularly in complex transnational disputes where identifying in advance the competent jurisdiction and the applicable law is key. Our specialized expertise in this area is not limited to drafting choice-of-court and choice-of-law agreements, but also covers the limits to their enforceability and the complexities of lis pendens and transnational res judicata. We often coordinate, or work in coordination with, colleagues from other jurisdictions with a view to providing our clients with the best and most cost-effective assessment of the strategy to deal with parallel litigation.
One of our specialties is litigation in all arbitration-related matters, which is synergic to our arbitration practice. We represent clients before courts in proceedings for the set-aside of domestic arbitral awards and the recognition and enforcement in Italy of foreign arbitral awards, the constitution of the arbitral tribunal, the challenge of arbitrators, the gathering of evidence and interim protection (including injunctive relief against an abusive calling on bank guarantees).
As reputed academics, our partners frequently appear before foreign and international courts as experts on matters of Italian law, in particular in areas such as contracts (domestic and international), commercial law, torts and non-contractual liability, corporate law, competition law, public and private international law, EU law and human rights.
Also in consideration of their academic standing, the partners of the firm are often called to issue opinions on complex issues of contract and commercial law, corporate law and financial markets, competition law, insolvency, private international law and jurisdiction, etc.
Our most recent experience as counsel before national courts includes the following.