Team/Gerardo Marasco

Gerardo Marasco graduated magna cum laude from the Università degli Studi di Bologna, where he was also awarded a PhD in civil law. He began his career at the law firm of Professor Francesco Galgano and subsequently practised at  Dewey & Le Boeuf LLP and at Studio Grimaldi, where he became a partner in 2011 and headed up the litigation department until 2015. Gerardo has significant experience of complex and high value disputes (including arbitration proceedings) relating to civil and corporate matters in a broad range of areas, including banking and finance, energy and insolvency. Gerardo has advised leading corporates and financial institutions in both domestic and international disputes. He is the author of a number of texts on civil, commercial and corporate law. Gerardo previously taught at the Universities of Bologna and Urbino and is currently teaching at the University of Pavia. Gerardo joined Orsingher Ortu in January 2019. He was admitted to practice in 2004 and speaks English.

PRACTICE AREA

Litigation and ADR

We have extensive experience in corporate and commercial litigation, particularly in matters raising issues of civil, company, commercial, banking, financial and insolvency laws, as well as disputes in relation to product liability. We assist major Italian and international clients in out of court settlements, legal proceedings before the Italian Courts and in the context of mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution. Our client base of leading Italian and international corporates covers a broad range of sectors, including banking & finance, fashion, telecommunications & technology, digital & media, marketing and advertising, travel & leisure, healthcare, food, industrial manufacturing and telecommunications. In the area of corporate law, we are also active in assisting key leading individuals who (resulting from their office) are involved in complex legal proceedings, e.g. CEOs, CFOs, executives, statutory auditors, and managing directors). [open_background background_title="Areas of practice" background_sub_title="Our litigators have developed broad and specific expertise and provide legal advice and assistance in a wide range of proceedings, in particular in disputes in the following areas: "][/open_background] [text_boxed_cento text_content="commercial contracts, including sale and supply agreements, distribution contracts and business promotion agreements (license, sale agency and franchising), building and sub-contracts, lease and lend agreements, joint ventures and other cooperative structures, assignments and transfers of businesses and going concerns;"][/text_boxed_cento] [text_boxed_cento text_content="fiduciary mandates and trusts (with a focus on execution of deeds of trust and asset distributions), as well as the laws of inheritance;"][/text_boxed_cento] [text_boxed_cento text_content="disputes in a corporate context, including challenges to ordinary and extraordinary resolutions of board and shareholder meetings, actions for corporate liability, proceedings alleging the abuse of a dominant position by majority shareholders to the detriment of the minority shareholders, as well as a variety of other disputes among shareholders or between the shareholders and the company, including in relation to share transactions, mergers and acquisitions and other transactions outside the ordinary course;"][/text_boxed_cento] [text_boxed_cento text_content="investment services (junk bonds, equity investments, customer portfolio management, derivatives, transaction and execution of investment and divestment transactions, on line trading and placement of financial instruments), policies insurance policies and financial instruments (unit and index linked), false prospectus liability, financial leasing, provision of banking services, usury, compound interest and other cases of applying passive interest, offences committed by members of the sales network (financial promoters, agents and brokers);"][/text_boxed_cento] [text_boxed_cento text_content="bankruptcy, composition with creditors, restructuring, compulsory liquidation and other insolvency procedures (including claw-back actions, compensation, restitution), voluntary arrangements with creditors, debts restructuring agreements;"][/text_boxed_cento] [text_boxed_cento text_content="arbitration proceedings and ADR, whether as counsel or arbitrators/panellists, and whether in ad hoc arbitration or in proceedings before Italian and international arbitration chambers (including the ICC);"][/text_boxed_cento] [text_boxed_cento text_content="assistance in proceedings involving liability for products in the relevant sector, including production of industrial, medicinal, and food and beverage products, as well as assisting the client with product recall and/or repair."][/text_boxed_cento] [close_background][/close_background]

gerardo.marasco@orsingher.com