Claudio’s main areas of practice are commodities, marine cargo and goods in transit claims (charterparties, bills of lading, CMR and multimodal transports, GAFTA, FOSFA and Incograin contracts) and related insurance disputes in both court and arbitration proceedings. He specialises in international trade, agency and distribution contracts, corporate and commercial law, and commercial litigation.
Fluent in English and French, he assists some of the major traders, marine insurers, carriers and freight forwarders in Italy and Europe, and has represented clients in court proceedings and arbitrations in several jurisdictions. He is an accomplished and well-known lecturer, both nationally and internationally, on the legal aspects of shipping and trading. Author of the handbooks Liquidazione del Danno e Gestione della Rivalsa Nell’assicurazione delle Merci Trasportate; La Vendita Internazionale di Soft Commodities alle Condizioni GAFTA, FOSFA ed INCOGRAIN Guida per il Trader Italiano; Cargo Recovery Actions in Italy and Arrest of Ships in Italy, he is regular contributor (with papers on shipping, insurance and international sales) to Il Diritto Marittimo, Maritime Risk, Gaftaworld, International Law Office, Mondaq, Arrestnews, Forwarderlaw.com and ICC Italia Newsletter.
Claudio has promoted and is the founder of Meditlegal (www.meditlegal.com), an association of independent law firms based in the countries of the Mediterranean, Middle East and the Gulf, which provides a reliable legal network for business people and investors.