Carnelutti represents Italian and overseas companies in disputes involving contract and corporate matters. Specific areas where the firm's professionals have developed advanced skills include: actions for breach of fiduciary duties against company directors and general managers, challenging resolutions adopted by shareholders’ meetings, shareholder disputes concerning the control of companies and actions on shareholders’ agreements.
The firm's litigation lawyers also represent clients in disputes on the validity, enforcement and termination of commercial agreements such as contracts for works and for the supply of services; agreements for assignment of receivables, finance leasing, international sales as well as agency, consortium and joint venture agreements.
Banking and Financial Intermediaries Litigation
The firm specializes in disputes concerning financial intermediaries and investment services. It has represented primary Italian banking groups in compensation proceedings filed by investors alleging breaches of regulations on financial intermediaries and investment services, and damages claims resulting from unlawful conduct of financial promoters.
Carnelutti has also assisted primary Italian banking groups in proceedings filed by holders of defaulted Argentina bonds to obtain compensation for financial losses resulting from such investments.
The firm's litigation professionals have in-depth experience of corporate insolvency: specifically, they assist financially distressed companies by developing reorganization and debt rescheduling plans and where such solutions are not practicable, by representing clients before Bankruptcy Courts to pursue the available relief and remedies open to crisis-stricken companies.
Corporate clients who face difficulties as a result of the failure of distressed debtors to settle their accounts are also assisted by the firm's lawyers taking action aimed at safeguarding their receivables, including in the course of bankruptcy or other insolvency proceedings.
Carnelutti's professionals are often retained by Bankruptcy Courts to represent insolvent companies in various types of legal proceedings such as actions for compensation against former directors of insolvent companies, insolvency revocation applications, etc.
Telecommunication Services Litigation
The firm has substantial experience representing market leading international and Italian telecommunication companies in proceedings on both regulatory matters and contractual disputes.
Carnelutti has represented leading insurance companies in disputes involving insurance issues connected to directors and officer’s liability and medical liability policies.