Acting against an Italian listed multinational for breach of an exclusive agency agreement before the ICC in Paris where issues of illegality, corruption and international public policy were found.
Advising in Arbitration before ICC arising out of termination of an agency agreement between an Italian firm and an Iranian company.
Acted for Greek clients in substantial LCIA arbitration (under the LCIA rules) in respect of a proposed merger in Greek Pay TV market.
Advised an Italian company in a dispute with a UK plc over non payment of a rolling steel plant in Wales.
Acted for an Italian parent company in the closure of its insolvent UK subsidiary.
Acting for a Greek company against a Jordanian state owned enterprise relating to the termination of a 10-year worldwide agency and distribution agreement.
Acted for a Chinese company (listed on NASDAQ) in an arbitration against an Italian company relating to the termination of a five-year supply agreement in the renewable energy sector.
Acted in an ad hoc arbitration in proceedings between members of an Italian family relating to division of patrimony and business assets in Italy, Luxemburg, Monaco, Panama, Bahamas and the USA.
Acted for a UK Financial Services company in an ad hoc arbitration in a claim between it and former members relating to mis-selling of financial products.
England and Wales, 1988
British Virgin Islands, 2013
British Italian Law Association - ex-President
Member of the London Court of International Arbitration
Italian Chamber of Commerce, London- Honorary Legal Counsel
Association of Business Recovery Professionals
British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
Business Club Italia
I enjoy getting to know my clients and their businesses
I have always enjoyed a good argument and finding solutions where others have failed and in the past 25 years have come to enjoy taking clients through the inevitable strains and stresses of commercial disputes and out the other side.
Since I grew up in Italy and speak fluent Italian I have for almost all of my professional life acted for Italian companies and investors and enjoy getting to know my new clients and their businesses.
I am often asked to help mediate between the competing Anglo Saxon approach to disputes and the more ‘commercial’ approach taken by European clients and crossing that divide is a real joy.
I get a real kick out of seeing those I interviewed as potential trainees finally qualify into my department and in some cases even making partner so I must along the road have got something right.
When not in the office I try to guide a small white ball into 18 holes in a number of shots which is ideally less than 90 …as a means of relaxation.