Allen & Overy LLP

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Advises a roster of prominent clients in this area, notably for those with operations in the banking sector, and increasingly active in the construction sector. Handles all manner of disputes including restructuring and insolvency, corporate and finance litigation. Combines its strength in these areas with expertise in criminal matters. Leverages its extensive international network to assist with multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Strengths Clients appreciate the team's "great quality of service and attention, and its thoroughness of approach and analysis."

According to interviewees, the group is"composed of lawyers with extensive experience in litigation and commercial law."

Work highlights Acted for Shell on a EUR900 million damages claim brought by the bankruptcy administrator of Alitalia.

Notable practitioners

The "very proactive" Amilcare Sada handles domestic and international banking litigation. His clients include major Italian and European banking institutions.

Seasoned head of department Massimo Greco boasts considerable experience in civil law proceedings. His expertise extends to regulatory arbitration, including under UNCITRAL rules. Interviewees highlight his client-focused approach and admire his "capacity to summarise in a clear and effective way."