Cristina is a partner in the litigation and arbitration teamCristina is a well-known litigator in the Italian market. She has a deep knowledge of the local judiciary and legal market combined with the skills to manage complex cross-border litigation and arbitration, and deal with the challenges such work can bring.
Her practice focuses on both domestic and cross border disputes involving HNW families and individuals and their businesses and patrimonies, as well as succession and trust disputes. She has developed also extensive experience in the field of cross-border insolvency, commercial and financial litigation.
She is a frequent speaker at professional events on insurance and topical issues in managing complex litigation.
Cristina is member of the steering and the scientific committees of the International Association of Insurance Law (Associazione Internazionale di Diritto delle Assicurazioni – AIDA) and regularly serves as a member of arbitration panels including those of the main International Arbitration Chambers.
Cristina Pagni has gained experience and an ability to manage litigation and corporate matters that few professionals have in the Italian market.
Cristina Pagni is a very first class and talented dispute resolution attorney who is also a pleasure to work with. She has a prime technical background, and she is very expert in litigation and arbitration. She is very committed and focused managing the case and leading the teams. She is also ready to take any opportunity to make settlements whenever it may be appropriate.
Cristina Pagni has a more unique than rare ability to immediately grasp the critical point of the situation and immediately focus on the measures to be implemented. Meticulousness and accuracy, together with sagacity of the suggested strategies.
Very committed and with a very fine technical background.
Professionalism, competency with international cross-border legal and cultural issues and timely feedback and case management.
Cristina Pagni has a prime background in civil law and particularly in litigation. She is very careful in managing every single detail and she is very transparent and clear when charging the client.
Cristina Pagni is a very talented dispute resolution attorney who is also a pleasure to work with. She has excellent project management skills and leverages associates as appropriate. She can be a very tough negotiator.
Me in a minute
I love the challenge of my specialist area and the strategic planning that is required at the outset of an arbitration/litigation case.
I am fascinated by historical battles and wars of the past, and I really do enjoy going in to battle for my clients, not only in court, but negotiating hard for them to secure the best possible outcome.
Indeed among the cases I enjoyed most there is a dispute pending before courts in Montreal and Milan where I used to act for Generali Assicurazioni concerning the insurance policy of banker Roberto Calvi. I also enjoyed assisting former RAS-Riunione Adriatica di Sicurtà SpA (Allianz Group) in another complex piece of litigation on: (i) a cross-border reinsurance case including the recovery of credits from HIH, the Australian insolvent retrocessionaire business; (ii) arbitration proceedings in the US for the termination of the reinsurance contract and damages claim; and (iii) against a British broker due to misrepresentations and non-disclosures of relevant information regarding the same reinsurance treaty before the Court of Milan.
I like viewing any single piece of litigation or arbitration as a piece of drama and taking account of the interpersonal dynamics that go hand in hand with the legal and commercial issues. But, what is most important is understanding what the best outcome looks like for the client. That may mean bringing someone to account in court, but it can also mean resolving a dispute through mediation and negotiation.
I do enjoy appearing before the Courts, however I am proud of my record in resolving many disputes through a more amicable settlement, and that is a key part of our ethos at Withers.