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LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION

LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION

The firm provides assistance to Italian and international clients in litigation pending before all judicial bodies in Italy and Europe, including proceedings before the Supreme Court, the Constitutional Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

The team provides expert advice on pre-contentious matters with a focus on preventing or resolving disputes, including via alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, settlement agreements and out of court arrangements.

The department offers expert assistance to domestic and international clients with arbitration proceedings pending before national and international arbitration bodies, with our team acting either as defence counsel and/or as arbitrators.

Offering full support to the firm’s international clients, our team are experts in relation to procedures for recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, in application of domestic laws, international conventions and European regulations.

PEOPLE

Nicola Romano

Position: Partner
Email: nromano@quorumlegal.com
Categories: Partners
Languages: Italian and English
Office: Rome and Milan

BIOGRAPHY
Nicola is an expert in corporate, commercial and real estate, including advising on domestic and international litigation and arbitration. He advises both Italian and international clients on their corporate, commercial and real estate transactions.
He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Admitted to Rome Bar Association.
Admitted to Supreme Courts Bar.
Graduated in law at Rome’s “LUISS-Guido Carli” University (maxima cum laude, 1994).
Nicola has authored numerous articles and publications and is often called to speak at conferences and seminars.
Described by Legal500 as “Highly skilled”.

ASSOCIATIONS
Ordine Avvocati Roma    IBA

Nicola Romano

Partner

Andrea Colantoni

Position: Partner
Email: acolantoni@quorumlegal.com
Categories: Partners
Languages: Italian, English, French
Office: Rome

BIOGRAPHY
Andrea graduated in 1996 (cum laude) with a thesis on bankruptcy law and has been registered with the Bar Association for Rome since 1999. Since 2011 he has had rights of audience before the Supreme Court and the High Courts.
From 2012 to 2014 he was Head of Litigation at the law firm Carnelutti in Rome.
Andrea is an expert in commercial, civil and corporate litigation, assisting corporations, entities and individuals. He provides in-house advisory services, assisting his clients in all stages of their respective business, including day to day requirements.

PUBLICATIONS
Andrea is often called to speak at events on civil and medical liability, the most recent of which was held at the La Sapienza University in Rome further to entry into force of Law 24/2017, introducing the healthcare reform.
He is a speaker on commercial, corporate and sports law related topics.
A professor at the Summer School of Chinese and Latin American Law at the University of Brescia on comparative banking law.

ASSOCIATIONS
Ordine Avvocati Roma

Andrea Colantoni

Partner

Guido Molinari

Position: Partner
Email: gmolinari@quorumlegal.com
Categories: Partners
Languages: Italian, English, French
Office: Rome

BIOGRAPHY
Guido is an expert in corporate law, M&As, energy law and public services, with a particular focus on corporate transactions, including special projects, and acquisitions in the utilities sector, both at national and international level. He has advised on restructuring and privatisation transactions for public service sin developing countries. He also operates in the Capital Market and Private Equity sectors, in particular in relation to privatisation and development projects in Italy and abroad, transactions in the energy, hydro-environment and transport sectors. He represents clients in proceedings before the main independent administrative authorities (the Bank of Italy, financial markets watchdog CONSOB, the Privacy Authority, the Communications Authority, AEEG, etc.).
Registered in the Special Register of Lawyers admitted to legal aid before the Court of Cassation and other Higher Jurisdictions.

PUBLICATIONS
– “The regulatory framework for Italian public utility services”, in International Business Lawyer – 1/2001
– “The new legislative framework for the electricity sector and main laws”, in Diritto e Diritti – www.diritto.it, 1/2001
– “Legislative framework for the hydro sector”, in Diritto e Diritti – www.diritto.it, 2/2001
– “In house providing and corporate law aspects”, in “Il Nuovo Diritto”, 1/2006
– “The reform of the haulage sector: first comments on Legislative Decree 285 of 21 November 2005”, in Diritto e Diritti – www.diritto.it, 4/2006
– “Listed Real Estate Investment Companies in Italy” in Magistra – Banca e Finanza, Rivista giuridica elettronica, 10/2008
– “The system of administrative (criminal) liability of legal entities under the 8th June 2001 Legislative Decree n. 231”, in Magistra – Banca e Finanza, Rivista giuridica elettronica, 10/2008

ENGAGEMENTS
– Researcher with for the Private Law, Commercial Law and EU Commercial Law department with the “La Sapienza” University, Faculty of Economics, Department of Private and European Law.
– Member of a Supervisory Committee (Legislative Decree 231/01) for a leading public services company.
– Member of the Committee for drafting international contract templates for SMEs, set up by the International Trade Center (ITC), World Trade Organization (UN).

EDUCATION
– Degree in law from the La Sapienza University in Rome
– Columbia University School of Law, NYC – “Semester Program in American and International Trade Law”
– Leyden/Amsterdam – Columbia Summer Program in American Law
– “La Sapienza” University of Rome – Faculty of Economics and Commerce– Jean Monnet
Program, “Post Graduate Course in European Administrative Law”
– “La Sapienza” University of Rome – Specialist course in the privatisation of public services held by Prof. Sabino Cassese

ASSOCIATIONS
Ordine Avvocati Roma

Guido Molinari

Partner

Maurizio De Salvo

Position: Senior Associate
Email: mdesalvo@quorumlegal.com
Categories: Associates
Languages: Italian and English
Office: Rome

BIOGRAPHY

Graduated in law at Rome’s L.U.I.S.S. Guido Carli University (Maxima cum laude,1999).

Master in Information Technology Law (2003-2004).

Specialised training course for corporate lawyers at Rome’s L.U.I.S.S. Guido Carli University (2002).

Maurizio is specialised in civil, commercial and civil procedure law and assists clients with contentious and non-contentious cases relating to contractual liability and tort, debt recovery, corporate liability actions, matters concerning bonds and financial products, the acquisition and the disposal of assets and services, outsourcing contracts, franchising contracts and industrial secret contracts. He has gained specific experience in the intellectual and industrial property sector, assisting clients with the drafting and negotiation of contracts assigning and acquiring the rights to exploit distinctive signs and copyright, disaster recovery contracts and IT contracts in general, legal opinions on privacy matters, e-commerce, protection of domain names and unfair competition cases.

Admitted to Rome Bar Association.

ASSOCIATIONS

Ordine Avvocati Roma

Maurizio De Salvo

Senior Associate

Maria Vittoria Zeloni

Position: Junior Associate
Email: mzeloni@quorumlegal.com
Categories: Associates
Language: Italian and English
Office: Rome

BIOGRAPHY
Graduated in law at the Pontificia Università Lateranense in Rome with a thesis on bankruptcy law entitled “The crisis of excess indebtedness and new composition measures ” (March 2018).
Trainee lawyer registered with the Rome Bar Association since May 2018.

Maria Vittoria Zeloni

Junior Associate

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