She joined the Firm in 2003. Her main areas of work are domestic and international litigation with particular reference to commercial and financial litigation and litigation related to the development of projects and corporate matters; she also concentrates on arbitration and insolvency procedures. She has significant experience and expertise in assisting Italian and foreign companies in relation to reorganization procedures. She lectures and speaks in workshops and conferences on directors’ liability and insolvency procedures.
Law Degree at University of Pisa (J.D.) in 1994. Attendance of “Litigation Skill Course”, organized by the Bar Association of Florence (1995-1996), Seminar on “European Union Law”, organized by the University of Pisa within the “Robert Shuman Project”, “L’Arbitrato Fondamenti e Tecniche”, organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Milan (2001), “Academy of American and International Law”, organized by the Centre for American and International Law in Dallas (2002).
TOP LEGAL AWARDS – 2020
Avvocato dell’Anno Contenzioso Cassazione
Silvia Lazzeretti: Ha catturato l’attenzione della commissione con un mandato tecnico e complesso, legato alla normativa antimafia. Per X Elio Energy ha ottenuto la pronuncia di difetto di competenza arbitrale a favore del giudice civile.
LEGALCOMMUNITY ENERGY REPORT – 2018
Sources said: “Silvia Lazzeretti has deep know-how of the litigation proceedings, management capacity and is a problem solver”
LEGAL 500 – 2017
Dispute resolution: Silvia Lazzeretti and Salvatore Orlando jointly head Macchi di Cellere Gangemi’s ‘very committed and knowledgeable’ litigation team, which recently represented Honda Italia as plaintiff in civil proceedings against a former top manager related to alleged fraudulent behaviour. Other key clients include Ryanair and UBS.
CHAMBERS EUROPE – 2016
Dispute Resolution – Italy: Macchi di Cellere Gangemi
What the team is known for: Handles intellectual property, consumer, banking, corporate and energy litigation. Advises a number of large multinational companies. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “The lawyers have impressive precision and communicate fast.” Work highlights Represented UBS in claims brought by institutional investors. These claims were related to Parmalat’s insolvency. Advised Honda Italia Industriale on its litigation against its former vice president. The matter involved civil and criminal law.
Notable practitioners: Silvia Lazzeretti and Salvatore Orlando are the key contacts for clients. Significant clients Ryanair, Wan Ho Industrial Company, SesVanderhave
IFLR1000 REVIEWS – 2015
Financial and corporate: In the restructuring and insolvency area Silvia Lazzeretti advised Ernst Young as the administrator of the Nortel Group Italia, as part of the wider Nortel Group administration.
CHAMBERS EUROPE – 2015
Dispute Resolution: What the team is known for: Key areas of activity include banking, energy, commercial and IP litigation. Assists prominent domestic and international clients with disputes before the Italian courts. Works in close co-operation with colleagues in the energy and structured finance departments. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “I like that the team has the ability to engage with its client and to provide a quick service and 360-degree advice.” What’s new? New clients include Pitagora and Pasubio Servizi. Work highlights: Represented UBS in various civil and criminal proceedings. Acted for the institutional investors of Parmalat on a damages claim and a Court of Cassation proceeding. Notable practitioners: Silvia Lazzeretti is the department head and the key contact for clients.
CHAMBERS EUROPE – 2014
DISPUTE RESOLUTION : What the team is known for: A prominent player in the banking and energy sectors, assisting a large number of high-profile domestic and international clients. Capable of handling civil, commercial, criminal and administrative disputes. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “A deep knowledge of both the legal and commercial issues.” Work highlights: Represented the investors of Parmalat in an insolvency-related damages claim, as well as in Court of Cassation proceedings. The two cases totalled some EUR130 million. Acted for various branches of UBS on a number of commercial and criminal proceedings, including an administrative liability claim. Notable practitioners: Silvia Lazzeretti is the key contact for clients.
CHAMBERS GLOBAL – 2013
Silvia Lazzeretti heads the department and is the main practice contact. The team enjoys a strong name in international arbitration and ADR, and is increasingly visible in high-profile litigation.
LEGAL 500 – 2013 – Dispute resolution
Milan-based Silvia Lazzeretti heads Macchi di Cellere Gangemi’s department, which defended UBS, and UBS Italia SIM, in multi-defendant litigation commenced by the city of Milan over a bond issue and associated derivatives transactions.
LEGAL 500 – 2012
Macchi di Cellere Gangemi’s Silvia Lazzeretti is ‘an excellent litigator’. The team represented UBS in appeal proceedings relating to the merger of Edison into Italenergia and the fairness of the merger exchange ratio, achieving a successful first instance decision for UBS. The key point of contact is department head Silvia Lazzeretti.
CHAMBERS EUROPE – 2012
Dispute resolution: THE FIRM This well-regarded firm is adept at handling international disputes and representing huge global players such as Pfizer and UBS. With offices in Milan, Rome and Bologna it also has a great capacity for domestic work. The team has won a number of mandates in the renewable energy sector of late and continues to be active in banking and insurance litigation. KEY INDIVIDUALS Silvia Lazzeretti is the main contact for the practice.
Admitted to Italian Bar in 1997. Member of the Milan Bar. Admitted to represent clients before the Court of Cassation since 2014. Member of the IBA, International Bar Association, International Litigation Committee (Committee O); CIArb Chartered Institute of Arbitrators).
Languages: English, Italian