Marina Tavassi joins BonelliErede as of counsel

She arrives fresh from her stint as President of the Court of Appeal of Milan.

She arrives fresh from her stint as President of the Court of Appeal of Milan.

BonelliErede’s commercial, competition and industrial practices have been strengthened by the arrival of esteemed lawyer Marina Tavassi in the firm’s Milan office.

A veteran of the Italian legal world, Tavassi most recently spent over four years as president of the Court of Appeal in Milan. Before this, she had been president of the Business Division of that court, a role she had held since 2009. Between 2004 and 2009, she was director of the Supreme Court of Cassation. She began working in the Italian judiciary in 1977.

As well as her background in commercial, competition and industrial affairs, Tavassi also has experience in arbitration, IP and community law. She is president of the European Association of Competition Judges; a vice-president of the Intellectual Property Judges Association; and, since 2014, has served on the expert panel for the drafting of the rules of procedure for the Unitary Patent Court. In addition, she is professor of Industrial Law at the University of Pavia.

Stefano Simontacchi and Andrea Carta Mantiglia, president and executive director of BonelliErede respectively, hailed Tavassi’s “unique set of skills and experience in commercial, competition and industrial law”, adding that her arrival would add “significant value” to the firm and testify to its “continuous pursuit of professional excellence”.

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