Litigation and Arbitration

The Firm has a recognized expertise with regard to civil and commercial litigation before any of the ordinary and special Italian jurisdictions as well as in both domestic and international arbitral proceedings, even those held before the primary national and international arbitral institutions. In addition, Santa Maria Law Firm has assisted, in several occasions, its clients in relation to the proceedings initiated before the European Court of Justice as well as before the General Court of the European Union, even in case of preliminary rulings pursuant to article 267 TFEU.

The Firm has developed a solid experience with reference to commercial, insurance and bankruptcy litigation, giving assistance to its clients in disputes concerning directors’, auditors’, auditing firms’ and banks’ liabilities, as well as in proceedings related to insolvency, agency and distribution and in enforcement procedures concerning, in particular, life science and automotive.

The close synergy existing among its professionals, with experience in several practice areas, allows the Firm to advise its clients in proceedings concerning abuses in the exercise of direction activities by holding companies, subcontracting, trademarks, patents and registered design counterfeiting, as well as real estate transactions.

Thanks to its broad network of international relations, the Firm successfully handles proceedings initiated before foreign courts and tribunals, working in team with foreign professionals and representing multinationals and financial institutions in the framework of any legal proceeding, in Europe and in the United States.


Included capabilities

  • Legal assistance before the leading centers for arbitration around the world
  • Liability actions initiated by both investors and shareholders
  • Corporate matters
  • Class actions
  • Civil and commercial contracts
  • Injunctive and precautionary proceedings as well as proceedings for interim relief
  • Inheritance Law
  • Preliminary inquiries