Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Dispute Resolution Department

Italy
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What the team is known for Handles a broad spectrum of disputes, with a particular focus on antitrust litigation. Also has experience in domestic and international arbitrations. Advises a number of major Italian and international companies. Particular activity in the telecoms, financial and energy sectors.

Strengths Interviewees emphasise the team's experience and approach. One client explains: "The lawyers are proactive and keen on suggestions. They are always available and get back to you immediately."

Sources also report that the team is comprised of "strong lawyers."

Work highlights Assisted Vivendi with a EUR3 billion cross-border civil proceeding in which the client was accused of unfair competition in its alleged attempt to takeover Mediaset in 2016.

Notable practitioners

Carlo Santoro represents clients in a variety of corporate disputes, including breaches of contract and antitrust matters. Clients praise his thoroughness and technical knowledge.

Ferdinando Emanuele has a wide-ranging dispute resolution practice, including civil and corporate litigation. Sources recognise him as holding "a very good reputation" in international arbitration, within which he is particularly visible as counsel in proceedings under ICC rules. He is notably active in energy or TMT sector disputes.