), born in London (England) in 1955, English mother language, a dual national (British and Italian), Degree in Laws (Hons.) 1978, University of Florence, Master of Laws (LL.M), Queen Mary College, University of London 1979; fellow researcher in International Law, European University Institute, San Domenico (Fiesole) 1981 – 1983. enrolled in the College of Advocates of Florence (Albo degli Avvocati di Firenze
) since 1983; also admitted to represent clients before the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione
Areas of practice: on-going business legal consultancy and advice, company and commercial law (including business compliance and acting as member of supervisory boards pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 231/2001), contract law, international business and trade law, real estate and construction law, as well as dispute resolution services in these areas, for corporate and private clients as well as non-profit organisations, both Italian and from abroad. Editor, Handbook on Cross-Border Industrial Sub-Contracting
, Kluwer Law International (The Hague, London, Boston) 2001, 656 pages (AIJA series), ISBN 90-411-9826-1; a speaker at congresses, conferences and law courses in Italy and abroad on topics of international business and trade law, international contracts and foreign investments in Italy.
Member of the Governing Board of the UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats) since the year 2000, a former member of the Executive Committee as Director of Publications (2015 – 2020), Director of Legal Education (2010 – 2015), Director of Legal Projects – Seminars (2005 – 2010); National Vice-President for Italy (1997 – 1999), and Honorary Vice-President, AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats), Director, management committee, UIA (Italian Committee) School of Higher Specialist Training in International Law and European Union Law.
Accredited mediator, enrolled in the list of mediators of OCF (Organismo di Conciliazione di Firenze).
- English (mother language)