Pavia e Ansaldo

Marina Santarelli

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Co-Head of Dispute Resolution Department, Marina offers clients nearly 40 years’ experience in both litigation and arbitration. She has extensive experience in contentious matters, both before the courts and in arbitration, and has notable expertise in ADR procedures, with a particular focus on conciliation and mediation. She regularly advises corporate clients and leading players in the banking, finance and insurance fields, both domestic and foreign, in all types of dispute, with specific expertise in Italian and international commercial and contract law, corporate law and post-acquisition disputes, banking, finance, insurance and real estate. Marina has developed particular skill in handling the so-called follow-on disputes concerning antitrust matters, including class actions.


Joined Pavia e Ansaldo in 1980. Partner since 1991.

Professional Memberships

From 2012 to Autumn 2018 Member of the Banking and Finance Arbitration panels (formerly in the Milan panel and then in the Turin one); Arbitrator of the National and International Chamber of Commerce; Arbitrator and Mediator for the Swiss Arbitration Chamber in Milan; IBA.


Cattolica University, Milan (LL.D cum laude), 1979. Admitted to practice in 1982 and before Italian Supreme Court in 1997. Speaks Italian, English and German.