Professionals

The firm comprises of a group of eighteen people, including legal and para-legal staff, distributed between the Genoa and Milan offices.

Our lawyers are used to working both in a team and individually. Therefore, even though each lawyer is specialised in one or more particular fields, the firm as a whole is able to handle a wide variety of cases.

We believe that the highly professional yet informal atmosphere that characterises our work method represents a benefit not only for the firm and its environment, but especially for its clients.

 


Prof. Avv. Vittorio Afferni

  • graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Genoa;
  • admitted to the bar (Genoa) in 1963, qualified to plead before the Corte di Cassazione since 1997;
  • formerly full professor of commercial law at the University of Genoa, where he also taught insurance law, bankruptcy law and intellectual and industrial property law; past president of the Ligurian Branch of the Associazione Internazionale di Diritto delle Assicurazioni (AIDA);
  • one of the founders of the firm; Vittorio Afferni's practice focuses especially on commercial and corporate law, insurance law, international contracts law, commercial contracts law (especially banking and building contracts);
  • languages: English and French

Avv. Lucio Crispo

  • graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Genoa;
  • admitted to the bar (Genoa) in 1969, qualified to plead before the Corte di Cassazione since 1986;
  • one of the founders of the firm and currently its managing partner, Lucio Crispo practices commercial law with a particular focus on corporate law, insurance law, banking law, professional liability and liability of financial intermediaries;
  • Lucio Crispo is a certified auditor and has been the chairman of several boards of internal auditors, arbitrator, and chairman of arbitral tribunals

Avv. Anna Maria Buzzoni

  • graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Genoa;
  • admitted to the bar (Milan) in 1975; qualified to plead before the Corte di Cassazione since 1991;
  • one of the founders and currently a senior partner of the firm; within the area of general civil law, her practice is particularly focused on commercial law, labour law, oil & gas law, agency law, insurance law, law of successions and bankruptcy law (since 1984 she has been appointed several times counsel or receiver of bankruptcy and similar procedures by the court - Tribunale Fallimentare di Milano);
  • involved in judicial and extra-judicial work with a long-standing experience with regard to business law in several market sectors;
  • languages: French;

Prof. Avv. Giorgio Schiano di Pepe

  • graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Genoa;
  • admitted to the bar (Genoa) in 1971, qualified to plead before the Corte di Cassazione since 1987;
  • formerly full professor of commercial law as well as chair of the bankruptcy law course at the University of Genoa; widely published in the areas of bankruptcy law, industrial and intellectual property law; he has edited and co-ordinated collective works in the fields of company and bankruptcy law and has given presentations and lectures at a number of national and international conferences;
  • a member of the firm since 1978, among his areas of specialization are industrial and intellectual property law, antitrust law, bankruptcy law, commercial law and corporate law; he is active both in the judicial and extra-judicial sectors and has sat as an arbitrator in several arbitration procedures, both nationally and internationally;
  • languages: French;

  • e-mail: giorgioschianodipepe@slac.it

Avv. Simona Crispo

  • graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Genoa;
  • admitted to the bar (Genoa) in 2000, qualified to plead before the Corte di Cassazione since 2015;
  • a member of the firm since 1996 and a partner since 2000, Simona Crispo is in charge of co-ordinating the litigation portfolio of the firm;
  • her practice is particularly focused on civil law in general, medical malpractice, insurance law and family law;
  • e-mail: simonacrispo@slac.it

Avv. Alessandra Costa

  • graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Genoa;
  • admitted to the bar (Genoa) in 2001, qualified to plead before the Corte di Cassazione since 2015;
  • a member of the firm since 1996 and a partner since 2006, she deals particularly with commercial law, corporate law, insurance law, bankruptcy law and real estate, both in the judicial and the extra-judicial fields;
  • languages: English;
  • e-mail: alessandracosta@slac.it

Prof. Avv. Lorenzo Schiano di Pepe

  • graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Genoa; he has obtained a Master’s Degree (LL.M. International Business Law) from the University of London in 1999 and a Master’s Degree (LL.M. International Legal Studies) from the Georgetown University Law Centre of Washington, DC, in 2000 as a Fulbright fellow; he has obtained a Ph.D. in International Law at the University of Milan (Statale);
  • admitted to the bar (Genoa) in 2001, qualified to plead before the Corte di Cassazione since 2015;
  • full professor of European Union law at the University of Genoa;
  • a member of the firm since 1997 and a partner since 2009, dealing with civil and commercial law, with a particular focus on international contracts and (judicial and arbitral) litigation as well as with a wide variety of EU law-related matters (including competition and environmental law);
  • formerly vice-president of Cicero – League of International Lawyers
  • languages: English and French;
  • e-mail: lorenzoschianodipepe@slac.it

Avv. Benedetta Buzzoni

  • graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan (Statale); in 2005/2007 she attended the Specialisation School for the Legal Professions of the University of Milan (Statale);
  • admitted to the bar (Milan) in 2010;
  • a member of the firm since 2008 and a partner since 2010, she deals with civil law matters with regard, in particular, to insurance law, banking law, bankruptcy law and family law;
  • languages: English;
  • e-mail: benedettabuzzoni@slac.it

Avv. Amelia Mazzucchi

  • graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan (Statale);
  • admitted to the bar (Milan) in 1992;
  • a member of the firm since 1990, she deals with labour law, commercial law, banking law, bankruptcy law, family law, law of successions, both in the judicial and the extra-judicial fields;
  • languages: English;
  • e-mail: ameliamazzucchi@slac.it

Avv. Giovanni Afferni

  • graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Genoa; Giovanni Afferni has been a voluntary assistant with the Chair of Civil Law at the University of Genoa and collaborates regularly with legal magazines;
  • admitted to the bar (Genoa) in 2000;
  • became a member of the firm in 1996 and he spent a two years period as visiting lawyer in London and a four years period as senior associate in a leading international law firm; 
  • he deals with civil and commercial law issues and his practice focuses especially on mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance transactions, insurance law and e-commerce;
  •  languages: English and German;

Avv. Giorgio Afferni

  • graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Genoa in 2000; he holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School (2002) and a Ph.D. in Private Law from the University of Pisa (2006); he was awarded with the “Francesco Santoro-Passarelli” prize of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei for the best first work in the field of private law;
  • admitted to the bar (Genoa) in 2003 and currently a member of the Milan bar; qualified mediator since 2011, qualified to plead before the Corte di Cassazione since 2015;
  • a member of the firm since 2000, dealing with civil and commercial law issues with a particular focus on international contracts, private enforcement of competition law, consumer law, regulation of financial services, and collective litigation;
  • he is currently a full time academic enrolled with the special registry of full time professors;
  • he is a member of the Arbitration Court on Financial Services established by CONSOB (the Italian Stock Exchange Commission) and of the National Arbitration Court of the Unione Nazionale delle Camere Civili (the national association of Italian lawyers practicing in the field of private law);
  • languages: English and German;
  • e-mail: giorgioafferni@slac.it

Avv. Lucia De Angelis

  • graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Genoa; she has obtained a Ph.D. in Company Law at the University of Salento;
  • admitted to the bar (Genoa) in 2007; qualified mediator since 2011;
  • a member of the firm since 2004, she deals with civil law matters in general with a focus on commercial and bankruptcy law matters;
  • languages: English and French;
  • e-mail: luciadeangelis@slac.it