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Giovanna Montanaro

Giovanna Montanaro

Wartmann Merker LtdKirchgasse 48PO BoxZurichSwitzerlandCH-8024

Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Giovanna Montanaro is a "very calm" practitioner who "works very well under pressure". She has "great communication skills" and is "excellent in cross-border matters".

Biography

Giovanna Montanaro has long-standing and extensive experience in international trade and transport, as well as in insurance matters, and advises clients in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters. She represents clients before state courts and arbitral tribunals in domestic and cross-border disputes and advises on drafting and negotiating agreements in her field of expertise, including maritime and aviation law.

Giovanna Montanaro is recognized as "one of the leading individuals" in the field of transport law, well known for her in-depth knowledge of complex maritime and aviation matters and listed as a Thought Leader in Switzerland. She is praised as "excellent lawyer" providing "well-structured advice on complex issues".

Giovanna Montanaro is a partner with Wartmann Merker since 2018. Previously, she was a counsel and associate (2000-2017) with a major Swiss international law firm in Zürich.

Giovanna Montanaro is the Chair of the Landtransport Subcommittee of the International Bar Association (IBA). She serves on the Commission «Law & Insurance» of the Swiss Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association and is a Board Member of the Swiss Association for Aviation and Space Law as well as of the Swiss Maritime Law Association.

Giovanna Montanaro graduated from the University of Zurich in 1994 and was admitted to the bar in 1996. In 2001 she obtained a doctorate in law from the University of Zurich with a thesis in the field of international transport. She worked at the European Commission as assistant in the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG Move) and taught law at the Postgraduate Program for International Logistic Management.

Transport - Shipping 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Giovanna Montanaro draws high praise from market sources who consider her a top name for contractual and insurance issues in the shipping sector.

Biography

Giovanna Montanaro has long-standing and extensive experience in international trade and transport, as well as in insurance matters, and advises clients in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters. She represents clients before state courts and arbitral tribunals in domestic and cross-border disputes and advises on drafting and negotiating agreements in her field of expertise, including maritime and aviation law.

Giovanna Montanaro is recognized as "one of the leading individuals" in the field of transport law, well known for her in-depth knowledge of complex maritime and aviation matters and listed as a Thought Leader in Switzerland. She is praised as "excellent lawyer" providing "well-structured advice on complex issues".

Giovanna Montanaro is a partner with Wartmann Merker since 2018. Previously, she was a counsel and associate (2000-2017) with a major Swiss international law firm in Zürich.

Giovanna Montanaro is the Chair of the Landtransport Subcommittee of the International Bar Association (IBA). She serves on the Commission «Law & Insurance» of the Swiss Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association and is a Board Member of the Swiss Association for Aviation and Space Law as well as of the Swiss Maritime Law Association.

Giovanna Montanaro graduated from the University of Zurich in 1994 and was admitted to the bar in 1996. In 2001 she obtained a doctorate in law from the University of Zurich with a thesis in the field of international transport. She worked at the European Commission as assistant in the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG Move) and taught law at the Postgraduate Program for International Logistic Management.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Giovanna Montanaro ranks highly among peers thanks to her “excellent communication”, with clients noting, “She is brilliant at explaining complex legal coherences in a few sentences.”

Biography

Giovanna Montanaro has long-standing and extensive experience in international trade and transport, as well as in insurance matters, and advises clients in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters. She represents clients before state courts and arbitral tribunals in domestic and cross-border disputes and advises on drafting and negotiating agreements in her field of expertise, including maritime and aviation law.

Giovanna Montanaro has been a partner with Wartmann Merker since 2018. Previously, she was a counsel and associate (2000-2017) with a major Swiss international law firm in Zürich.

Giovanna Montanaro is the chair of the land transport subcommittee of the International Bar Association (IBA). She serves on the law and insurance commission of the Swiss Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association. She is a board member of the Swiss Association for Aviation and Space Law, and of the Swiss Maritime Law Association.

Giovanna Montanaro graduated from the University of Zurich in 1994 and was admitted to the bar in 1996. In 2001 she obtained a doctorate in law from the University of Zurich with a thesis in the field of international transport. She worked at the University of Zurich as a research and teaching assistant and at the European Commission as assistant in the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG Move). She has been teaching private law since 1998 at EXPERTsuisse and taught law on the postgraduate programme for international logistic management from 2001 until 2012.

WWL states that in the insurance sector Giovanna Montanaro is highly praised as "one of the best professionals out there", adding that she "knows the market extremely well". It is further stated that she is "one of the leading individuals" in the field of transport law, well known for her in-depth knowledge of complex maritime and aviation matters.

Switzerland - Transport 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Giovanna Montanaro is “an excellent lawyer” who is “brilliant for freight-law-based claims” and “consistently produces well-structured advice on complex issues”.

Biography

Giovanna Montanaro has long-standing and extensive experience in international trade and transport, as well as in insurance matters, and advises clients in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters. She represents clients before state courts and arbitral tribunals in domestic and cross-border disputes and advises on drafting and negotiating agreements in her field of expertise, including maritime and aviation law.

Giovanna Montanaro has been a partner with Wartmann Merker since 2018. Previously, she was a counsel and associate (2000-2017) with a major Swiss international law firm in Zürich.

Giovanna Montanaro is the chair of the land transport subcommittee of the International Bar Association (IBA). She serves on the law and insurance commission of the Swiss Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association. She is a board member of the Swiss Association for Aviation and Space Law, and of the Swiss Maritime Law Association.

Giovanna Montanaro graduated from the University of Zurich in 1994 and was admitted to the bar in 1996. In 2001 she obtained a doctorate in law from the University of Zurich with a thesis in the field of international transport. She worked at the University of Zurich as a research and teaching assistant and at the European Commission as assistant in the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG Move). She has been teaching private law since 1998 at EXPERTsuisse and taught law on the postgraduate programme for international logistic management from 2001 until 2012.

WWL states that in the insurance sector Giovanna Montanaro is highly praised as "one of the best professionals out there", adding that she "knows the market extremely well". It is further stated that she is "one of the leading individuals" in the field of transport law, well known for her in-depth knowledge of complex maritime and aviation matters.

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