Our law office has traditions going back to the second decade of the last century, when Silvio Marzari senior (1886-1967) started in practice as an advocate (avvocato), before becoming a magistrate and reaching the highest level in his career as Public Prosecutor General (Procuratore generale) at the Court of Cassation.
Since then our law office has evolved, concentrating on civil and commercial law, with particular reference to international private law and procedure and EU law. We have many foreign connections, especially with Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Brazil and other Latin-American countries and with the Far East. The lawyers in our team have all had part of their training abroad and most of them work fluently not only in Italian but also in English and German. They provide advice and assistance in Italian and trans-national business matters, including company law, mergers and acquisitions, company formation, intellectual property law, contract law (including supply, distribution and franchising, agency and transport contracts), property law, arbitrations, winding-up and other insolvency procedures. Consequently we have acted for many of the largest foreign businesses which are present in this area of Italy; and also for many of the larger Italian companies establishing themselves or indeed conducting litigation abroad. Our areas of foreign business also include advice and assistance on matters of family law, the rights of children, inheritance, motor accidents, accidents at work, and associated litigation.
The other area of business (to which a specific department in the law office is devoted, for which the law office has a significant reputation), is administrative law in all its various contexts (including construction, planning, expropriation for public utilities, contracts for public works and services, both in Italy and at a European level, trade law and the general public law of the economy, national and local civil service contracts, etc.; and litigation before the regional administrative courts and the national constitutional and administrative courts (the Consiglio di Stato and the Corte dei Conti).
The law office has a well-established network of correspondents in Italy and all the major European countries, as well as in the United States, Brazil and the Middle and Far East.