Federico heads the Italian Dispute Resolution practice which covers several industry sectors (such as Energy, Life Science, Construction, Financial Services, Technologies and Intellectual Property).

Federico's main focus is on advocacy and procedural strategy: he has wide experience in the evidentiary stage of a dispute. He advocates before national courts (he is admitted to advocate before the Italian Supreme Court) and arbitration tribunals, domestic and international. Federico has considerable experience in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations (under the International Court of Arbitration (ICC), London Court of Arbitration (LCA) and Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM) rules) also with reference to the enforcement of arbitral awards. He also serves as an arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations.

He regularly advises on corporate matters predominantly in relation to disputes involving shareholders, corporate management and supervisory bodies, as well as in post-M&A and investment-related disputes. He has great experience in distressed situations dealing with both disputes and restructuring procedures.

Federico also gained niche experience in copyright and antitrust litigation.

Federico is a key member of the Italian focus group on third party litigation funding.

He is regularly ranked in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. The Litigation Team of Osborne Clarke Italy is also ranked in Legal 500.

Main publications:

  • Banti F., Service of the award (article 828 of the Code of Civil Procedure), Arbitration in Italy, Dec. 2022, link
  • Banti F., de Götzen E., Third Party Litigation Funding Law Review – edition 2, 3, 4 (ed. L. Perrin, London, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Banti F., de Götzen E., Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Italy: the 1958 New York Convention and the Italian Procedural Civil Code, Spain Arbitration Review no.34/2019 p. 91
  • Banti F., Canepa F., Lo stralcio dell’IVA nel concordato preventivo senza transazione fiscale, Rivista dei dottori Commercialisti, Anno LXVII – fasc.1 2016.

Federico Banti is determined and fast, both in strategic planning and in execution. This is accompanied by his excellent knowledge of the law and litigation procedures.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

My approach is always aimed at understanding the client’s interests in order to identify the best strategy and achieve the desired results. In a procedural system that, notwithstanding technological innovations, continues to require an in-depth knowledge of the judicial and arbitral system and its procedural rules, our dispute resolution team offers real and effective advice.

AGESP Energia S.r.l.

Successfully advised in proceedings before the Court of Rome relating to the peculiar rules, established by ARERA, concerning the effects of the switch of natural gas supply contracts, operated following the activation of the so-called default service.

AMA Rozzano S.p.A. / Municipality of Rozzano

Assistance in the structuring, calling and management of the public procedure for the sale of the ownership of four municipal pharmacies, together with the related commercial business. Read more >

Major Italian investment company

Advising the client and its majority shareholder on arbitration proceedings brought by them before the International Chamber of Arbitration in Milan against an international investment fund. The arbitration concerns a dispute related to the dismissal of a manager, a share option and its related fair market value. The arbitration is in English with the application of the international rules on the examination of witnesses.

Unieco Soc. Coop.

Representing the liquidator of Unieco Soc. Coop., one of the most important cooperative companies in Italy which was placed in compulsory liquidation in 2017, in connection with opposition proceedings filed by multiple creditors, including proceedings brought by 16 creditor banks totaling over Euro 470 million.

Hanes Group

Acting for two companies in the Hanes Group, a leading retailer of sports and fashion clothing, in proceedings brought by companies of the German ECE Group, a retail operator, concerning the termination of contracts for the lease of premises.

S.A. Minera Catalano Aragonese (SAMCA)

Representing the client in a claim against the Single Resolution Board (SRB) before the EU General Court under Article 263 TFEU for the annulment of the SRB decision, as part of a class action involving various shareholders.

Health Italia

Advised on the listing of the company shares on the AIM Italia - the alternative capital market organised and and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A.

Luxembourg investment fund manager

Successful in defending litigation with claim value in excess of €14 million relating to unit linked insurance policies.