Federico has accrued wide-ranging experience advising businesses in dispute resolution both in and out of court and before arbitration tribunals; his practice has a particular focus on international disputes.

He is the Head of the Italian Dispute Resolution team and a member of the International Arbitration Group of Osborne Clarke, which handles complex, multi-jurisdictional, international arbitration proceedings. His legal expertise includes all types of commercial disputes; he has gained solid experience in international and cross-border cases and always pays special attention to the procedural strategy.

Federico advises on corporate matters predominantly in relation to disputes involving shareholders, corporate management and supervisory bodies. He has considerable experience in insolvency matters dealing with both disputes and restructuring procedures. He also has niche experience in litigation related to financial intermediaries and insurance matters, and with reference to the role of fiduciaries. He assists clients and mutual aid societies operating in the healthcare sectors.

Federico has conducted both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations to final award, including under the International Court of Arbitration (ICC) and Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM) rules. He is a key member of the Italian focus group on third party litigation funding, a practice that is only just taking its first steps within the Italian market but which offers great potential for the firm’s litigation and arbitration clients.

Federico has been consistently ranked by Chambers&Partners and Legal500, regularly speaks at leading industry conferences and is the author of several publications.

Federico is admitted to appear before the Italian Supreme Court.

Main publications:

  • 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
  • Co-Author: 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 that of understanding the client’s needs and identifying the best strategy in order to achieve the desired results. In a procedural system that, notwithstanding technological innovations, continues to require an in-depth knowledge of the judicial system and its procedural rules, our dispute resolution team offers real and effective advice.


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.