Our lawyers, together with a network of advocates outside Rome and overseas, can assist clients in bringing civil claims or defending actions in ordinary civil courts, Court of Appeal and Court of Cassazione in Italy.

We also assist clients based in Italy in litigation abroad, through a network of trusted associate law firms.

We have experience in alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration.

Most of our litigation involves cross-border matters, individuals resident overseas or companies with a registered office outside Italy.  Litigation in Europe is governed by a growing body of EU Regulations and Directives. At the outset we will advise clients on the correct, or more favourable jurisdiction in which to bring a claim, and consider how to properly serve a claim or whether a claim has been properly served from another country. We are also able to enforce foreign judgements in Italy. Sometimes we need to work fast to secure assets which will involve an order for seizure or sequestration.

Many of our international clients find the Italian legal system and litigation in particular difficult to understand or compare to the common law system. An important part of our service is based on explaining procedure and practice from the outset, and letting our clients know what to expect.

We have experience in a wide rage of civil and commercial litigation including:

  • Shareholders disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Bankruptcy
  • Personal injury
  • Property disputes including landlord and tenant
  • Breach of contract
  • Inheritance claims
  • Employment litigation
  • Professional and Medical Negligence
  • Commercial litigation

The European Judicial Network provides useful information in the English language on civil court procedure in Italy. For further information follow this link: