Italy: Shipping 2018

Fourteen practitioners are recognised for their outstanding expertise in the field of shipping law in a wide range of areas, including transactions, financing, tourism, insurance, P&I and disputes.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Furio Samela Watson Farley & Williams, Milan
2. Corrado Bregante Siccardi Bregante & C, Genoa

Studio Legale Mordiglia is the leading firm in this area with five practitioners listed.
The “absolutely top-class” Pietro Palandri draws widespread praise for his expertise in shipping insurance, tourism and transportation. He is held in high esteem for his work on casualty claims and disputes across the industry.
Enrico Mordiglia is an authority on the yachting industry, where he advises brokers, banks, buyers and leasing companies. He has an in-depth knowledge of P&I matters and disputes involving damaged cargo and marine pollution.
Massimo Mordiglia has over 45 years of experience in the field of shipping insurance and international trade law. He also boasts a strong track record sitting as arbitrator in significant domestic and international disputes.

Two leading names are recognised at Siccardi Bregante & C in Genoa.
Corrado Bregante is a superb legal mind with over 30 years’ experience as a shipping lawyer. He is widely recommended for his dispute resolution practice, frequently litigating before Italy’s highest courts as well as sitting as arbitrator in shipping disputes involving insurance matters.
Francesco Siccardi is “a senior figure in insurance matters” where he advises Italian and foreign marine underwriters, charterers, shipowners and other operators.

Studio Legale Berlingieri achieves two listings.
Francesco Berlingieri is internationally regarded as one of the foremost figures in Italian maritime law. His long-standing experience and strong practice have earned him reputation as a “leading light” in the market.
Giorgio Berlingieri is widely respected for his work in owner’s liability, collision and salvage. He is also well known for his fantastic experience handling disputes, both before the courts and in arbitral proceedings.

Furio Samela at Watson Farley & Williams is a leading name in commercial shipping and boasts broad expertise in a range of matters, including transactions, loan agreements, securities, insolvency and enforcement matters. He is recognised as a national authority on disputes arising within the industry.

Enrico Vergani of Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani receives plaudits for his expertise on ship-financing contracts and related disputes. He is praised for his “commercial awareness, prompt response and good knowledge of both international and Italian shipping matters”.

Maurizio Dardani of Dardani Studio Legale comes highly recommended for his long-standing expertise in maritime law and related international trade matters. He is also a seasoned expert in the handling of complex and difficult disputes in the space.

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