NEWS AND REVIEWS

 

 


 

  • On 5th September Simona Coppola, President of YoungShip Italy, has arranged in Genoa a new meeting of the Association “The meeting has been organized here in Genoa on 5th September and our next meetings will be held in different locations to reach everybody and go in different places”

     

  • From the twinning of two towns, Genoa and Naples, is born the first edition of Naples Shipping Week  - 23rd - 28th June 2014. Simona Coppola and Mario Rondinella has attended the event. To have on alternative years this event is the final aim of the twinning of Genoa and Naples.

     

  • “Hellinic optimism marching in at Posidonia 2014: recovery is just behind the corner, probably …”

    The shipping magazine Ship2Shore has given a lot of space to Posidonia 2014, the ‘worlds shipping festival’. Enrico Vergani and Chiara Falasco has attended the event which is held in Athens since 1969.  Many operators converged form all over the world to take the industry pulse.
     

  • Posidonia 2014A great deal”, A "must do" event for all the shipping operators attended by  Enrico Vergani and Chiara Falasco in June 2014;
     

  • On 15th May Enrico Vergani and Simona Coppola attended Mare Forum in Rome;
     

  • On 7th May 2014 Simona Coppola was between the speakers at the Seminar "Il Diritto dei Trasporti in un mondo che cambia" organized by LexTrasporti.
     

  • Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani has been designated in 2014 as one of the leading law firms by Chambers & Partners. (www.chambersandpartners.com)

    The Chambers & Partners commentary about it:

    What the team is known for Compact boutique offering a multitude of services including the sale and purchase of vessels, ship arrests, restructurings and piracy. Best known for marine disputes, including those related to energy and insurance.
    Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
    "A sound reputation, and displays a strong sensitivity towards its clients' needs." 
    Work highlights Advised the creditors on recovering substantial credit from the borrower through the arrest and subsequent sale of Valeria della Gatta in a deal that amounted to EUR20.4 million.
    Notable practitioners  
    Enrico Vergani is a towering and long-standing figure in shipping litigation. Clients appreciate his ability to take decisive action on a case, saying: "He is the person to go to if you need prompt action against the counterparty; he is always on the ball and ready to intervene with a key sense of exactly what needs to be done."
    Simona Coppola remains a visible market player and is described by clients as "precise, prepared and available."

     

  • Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani has been selected, also this year, by Legal 500.com within the recommended law firms for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

    "Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani is ‘quick to update clients on cases, and has extensive knowledge of maritime law’. Recently, the practice advised on ship finance deals and shipping-related litigation. It also advises on piracy and sanctions. Senior partner Enrico Vergani has ‘outstanding legal knowledge, and he com bines a global vision of the legal market with a multidisciplinary approach’."

     

  • On 17th March 2014, Studio legale Garbarino Vergani, celebrates twenty years since its foundation;
     

  • "Fairplay", international shipping magazine, has interviewed Marco Mastropasqua on the definitive green light to the employment of contractors on board Italian flagged merchant ships as the newsletter issued on Piracy on 28-10-2013  has clearly explained.
     

  • On 5th November YoungShip Italy partners' meeting together with Confitarma and Federagenti young representatives have appointed by acclamation Simona Coppola President of YoungShip Italy in Rome.
     

  • The newsletter that Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani has issued on Piracy – The definitive green light to the employment of contractors (PCASP) on board Italian flagged merchant ships – has been quoted in the article that Ship2Shore has published on the above matter on 04-11-2013.

     

  • PiracyDaily has published on its website the newsletter issued by Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani on 28th October 2013.
     

  • Avvisatore marittimo has interviewed Simona Coppola coordinator of YoungShip Italia.
     

  • Tradewinds Shipowners Forum, an event organized by the relevant shipping magazine Trade Winds, attended by Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani with partners Enrico Vergani and Simona Coppola in October 2013;
     

  • YoungShip Italia has been introduced on board of M/y "Dionea" during the Genoa shipping week.
     

  • London Shipping Week a "must do" event for all the shipping operators attended by Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani with partners Enrico Vergani and Simona Coppola in September 2013;
     

  • Since July 20013, Simona Coppola, partner of the firm, is one of promoting partners and the coordinator of YoungShip Italy, Italian branch of YoungShipInternational, International organization founded in Norway in 2004 aimed to promoting the union of the young marine professionals. (Article Ship2Shore YoungShip)
     

  • Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani has been designated in 2013 as one of the leading law firms by Chambers & Partners. (www.chambersandpartners.com) The Chambers & Partners commentary about it:

    "THE FIRM This ten-strong team is traditionally strong in shipping and maintains its wide-ranging practice. Its core client base consists of shipowners, financial institutions and P&I clubs. Recent activity saw the firm act on some high-profile bankruptcies, ship arrests, on-board thefts and enforcements. With the recent opening of two new offices in Palermo and Taranto, it is significantly expanding its domestic reach. Sources say: "This is my preferred law firm: it understands my needs and tries to simplify matters, which ultimately saves me time and money."Key Indiviaduals Described as a "first-class lawyer," Enrico Vergani is a renowned litigator and wins plaudits for his robust approach in the courtroom.  Market commentators agree that Simona Coppola has a "logical and practical attitude." She focuses on port authority, shipbuilding, ship financing and insurance matters.
     

  • Il reclamo alle Compagnie armatoriali per i danni a persone o cose
    “Claim to Shipping companies for injury to persons and things” the article that Pietro Ghiglino wrote recently on the special issue - Costa Concordia the “case” – published on the specialized review Diritto e Trasporti.
     

  • Vita e Mare -  May and June 2012 edition - the magazine of the sea captains  - has published an interview to Marco Mastropasqua concerning an actual and burning question “Piracy”;

     

  • Posidonia 2012Welcome to the home of shipping”, as the advertisement at the Metropolitan Expo’ in Athens said. A "must do" event for all the shipping operators attended by  Enrico Vergani in June 2012;

     

  • On 31st May 2012 Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani  in association with Norton Rose, held the second edition of the Shipping Seminar at the head office of Unicredit bank in Genoa: "Quality shipping and finance raising: parties and partners in weathering the storm" chaired by Enrico Vergani, senior partner of Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani. A wide audience from  Italian shipping community joined the seminar: insurance companies, lawyers, financial advisors, shipping brokers, ship owners and import/export specialists. The Seminar has been widely reported by the shipping magazine Ship2Shore  – “Il Sole 24 ore” and “Il Corriere della sera”;

     

  • On 30th May 2012, in a wonderful spring evening Genoa from the terrace, Studio Garbarino Vergani celebrated the new prestigious premises at Palazzo Spinola together with its guests of the shipping field: insurance companies, lawyers, financial advisors, shipping brokers, ship owners and import/export specialists. During the party Enrico Vergani took the chance to talk with his guests about piracy and contractors on board Italian flagged ships: still a long way to go, as the article of the shipping magazine Ship2Shore has well carried.
     

  • Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani has been selected, also this year, by Legal 500.com within the recommended law firms for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Credit has been acknowledged to the firm solid practice in shipping finance deals and its involvement in major marine casualties “Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani is noted for wet and dry shipping, ship finance, vessel sales and purchases, and shipping fund transactions, and is ‘very well connected with the market, especially with P&I and H&M underwriters, and brokers’. Enrico Vergani has ‘a first-class intellect which he applies to complex commercial problems and disputes’.” http://www.legal500.com/  

     

  • Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani has been designated in 2012 as one of the leading law firms by Chambers & Partners. (www.chambersandpartners.com) The Chambers & Partners commentary about it:

    "THE FIRM This highly regarded boutique offers expertise in a broad range of matters, including wet and dry shipping and shipping     finance. It acts on behalf of a varied clientele, including P&I clubs and shipowners. The firm is renowned for developing the careers of its junior lawyers, ensuring that there is a healthy mix of young talent and experienced partners within the team. In a recent highlight, the group advised a collection of shipowners and liability underwriters regarding a collision at sea between a roll-on/roll-off ferry and a cargo ship.   Sources say:

    "The team offers an efficient yet personalised service." Enrico Vergani is commended as "one of the most skilled lawyers in the maritime field." He brings a wealth of experience to the table and is       credited with formidable litigation skills. Sources describe Simona Coppola as "young and dynamic with a wide range of experience." She focuses on ship sales and shipping finance."
      

  • At the Lloyd’s List Italian Shipping Awards, on Friday October 21st held in Rome, Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani received the nomination and was finalist as best Professional Advisor of the Year (Ship2Shore)
     

  • On Friday 23rd September 2011, Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani moved to Salita Sanata Caterina 4/11 in the prestigious office in Palazzo Spinola, part of the official list of Palazzi dei Rolli;
     

  • Enrico Vergani is, for the national press, one of the most important figure in the Genoese practice law, and excellence in the maritime law as well;” Secolo XIX article
     

  • “On 21st June 2011 Norton Rose, in association with Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani, hold the Shipping Seminar at the beautiful Museo del Mare in Genoa. The chairman of the event has been Enrico Vergani, senior partner of Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani.

    A wide audience of the shipping field joined the seminar: insurance companies, lawyers, financial advisors, shipping brokers, ship owners and import/export specialists.

    The shipping magazine Ship2Shore published an article about the seminar.” >>
     

  • On 10th June 2011 AIGA (Italian Association of Young Lawyer), hold the “Forum on Transport Regulation”. Between the speakers, Simona Coppola, junior partner of Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani, spoke about “the carriage of goods by sea” dwelling upon the problems due to the embargo against Libya.

     

  • The national press has given wide space to the list of Legal500; Garbarino Vergani law firm  is part of the gotha of the maritime law firms in Genoa since long time and has been again confirmed this year; Secolo XIX article
     

  • Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani has been selected, also this year, by Legal 500.com within the recommended law firms for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Credit has been acknowledged to the firm solid practice in shipping finance deals and its involvement in major marine casualties (http://www.legal500.com/)
     

  • Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani has been designated in 2011 as one of the leading law firms by Chambers & Partners. (www.chambersandpartners.com)

    The Chambers & Partners commentary about it:

    “This six-lawyer boutique is a truly full-service shipping practice. Its expertise extends from the full spectrum of dry shipping matters to piracy issues. The group advises shipowners, P&I clubs, insurers and banks. Clients appreciate that “its size and composition mean that it is able to take a tailor-made approach to our work,” and they praise the quality of the junior members of the team. Practice leader Enrico Vergani is extolled by sources as “an excellent and well-rounded lawyer. He is pragmatic and does everything he can to reach a settlement.” Recently, the firm has expanded its shipping finance practice, ensuring a line of credit was kept open for a newbuild in South Korea. Other work highlights have included acting for underwriters on collisions and advising tanker owners on changes to charter party terms in light of sanctions imposed on Iran. New partner Simona Coppola specialises in general shipping, port and infrastructure, litigation and international transport. Clients highlight her communication skills and strong knowledge of the shipping industry.” (http://www.chambersandpartners.com/Europe/Editorial/40874#per_334019);
     

  • At the Lloyd’s List Italian Shipping Awards, on Thursday October 21st, Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani received the nomination and was finalist as best Professional Advisor of the Year (Ship2Shore)
     

  • Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani has been designated in 2010 as one of the leading law firms by Chambers & Partners. (www.chambersandpartners.com)
     

  • The Chambers & Partners commentary about it:
    Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani  
    “Based in Genoa, this shipping boutique represents clients in a variety of wet and dry shipping matters related to charter parties and arbitrations. Given its “first-class knowledge of the area,” the firm often acts as a mediator between banks and shipowners. This relatively young group works well as a team, and is “always striving to satisfy client needs in the most convenient and cost-effective way.” The firm represents clients in disputes and maritime claims, as well as pollution and collision cases. Most notably, it represented an Iranian shipowner in a safety and environmental dispute. It also advises a number of insurance brokers on piracy protection. Senior partner Enrico Vergani is praised for his “particular ability to identify problems and resolve them with a practical and proactive approach.”
     

  • On 23rd March 2010 Enrico Vergani and Simona Coppola, partners of the firm, organized, through Genoa Propeller Club, a Seminar on “P&I the role of the ship owner’s liability underwriters in the market”;
    The chairman of the event has been Simona Coppola, junior partner of Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani.

Speakers and themes:

 

Avv. Emilio Piombino Studio Cavallo: “General average: the role of the liability underwriters and the support of the shipowner’s interests”;

 

James Bean Syndacate Claims Director area at Charles Taylor & Co.: “Piracy: the answers of the insurance market”;
 

Amando Pavia Pl Ferrari & Co.: The Defence coverage: the legal expenses insurance cover during a financial world crisis”;

 

Enrico Vergani founding partner of Garbarino Vergani Law firm: “Injuries onboard and passengers’ claims: methods and claims handling”.

  • On 1st January 2010 Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani is proud to announce the addition of Ms. Simona Coppola as partner of the firm.
     

  • In december 2009, Ship2shore, a review of maritime sector, picked out Enrico Vergani, as one of the most representative lawyers in maritime field, for an interview.
    Ship2shore
     

  • In November 2009, Italia Oggi, an economical, juridical, political daily paper, contacted Enrico Vergani for an interview concerning the impact that the recession had on the sphere of activity of maritime law firms.
    Italia Oggi
     

  • A lawyer who worked with us since October 2006 up to September 2009, Maya Denine, attended the joint meeting organized by the Chamber of arbitration of Milan and the Eupoean branch of the Chartered Institute of arbitrators which took place in Milan on 20th and 21st March 2009. The topic of the meeting was " Arbitration and mediation how to choose the best".
    Meeting on arbitration
     

  • A lawyer of the firm, Claudio Bicchierai, attended as speaker the Seminar on Transport and Insurance organized by the Spanish law firm Actam Abogados which took place at Madrid on 10th April 2008.

    Claudio presented a paper about the regime of transport of goods by road within Italian jurisdiction.
    Seminar on transport and Insurance

     

  • Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani  has been designated as one of the leading law firm in a special issue dedicated to shipping law byTop Legal, Italian magazine specialized in the legal business (click here to see the article).

    Top Legal 04/2008

     

  • Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani has been selected by Legal 500.com within the recommended law firms for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Credit has been acknowledged to the firm solid practice in shipping finance deals and its involvement in major marine casualties
    http://www.legal500.com/index.php
     

  • A lawyer who worked with us since October 2006 up to September 2009, Maya Denine, has attended the UIA World Forum of Mediation Centres which took place on 28th and 29th march 2008 in Milan
    UIA World Forum of Mediation Centres
     

  • A lawyer who worked with us since October 2006 up to September 2009, Maya Denine, has attended the third Algerian-Italian economical forum which took place in Algiers on 27th-30th January 2008.
    Algerian-Italian economical forum
     

  • On 1st  January 2008 Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Claudio Bicchierai, Mr. Marco Mastropasqua and Mr. Pietro Ghiglino as partners of the firm.

     

  • Enrico Vergani has been selected  by the Who’s Who Legal for inclusion in the International Who’s Who of Shipping and Maritime Lawyers 2010.

     

     ( www.whoswholegal.com).

     

  • Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani has been designated as one of the leading law firms by Chambers & Partners. (www.chambersandpartners.com)

     

    The Chambers & Partners commentary about it is: 

    "Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani  

    The Firm: Interviewees recommend this firm for the quality of its client service. The shipping team is composed of six lawyers who handle local and international markets, with expertise in wet and dry shipping. The team is also well versed in general transport, international trade and commodities, energy, insurance, litigation and arbitration.”

     

  • In November 2007, Maya Denine, a lawyer who worked with us since October 2006 up to September 2009, has participated in the Italian-Saudi Business Forum which took place on 6th November 2007 in Rome. ( The Italian-Saudi Business Forum in Rome)
     

  • In October 2007, Maya Denine, a lawyer who worked with us since October 2006 up to September 2009, has participated in the Italian-Algerian Business Forum which took place on 24th October 2007 in Rome. (Italian-Algerian Business Forum 24th October 2007)

     

  • In June 2007 Simona Coppola , attended the Ravenna Seminar organised by the University of Bologna and the Foundation Flaminia regarding the most recent developments and the state of the art reached by UNCITRAL Working Group on the study of the Draft Convention on the carriage of goods by sea, which in intended to replace the Brussels Convention of 1924 (Draft Uncitral Convention). The aim of the two day Seminar (Program) was to introduce what probably will be the new habit of the Convention analysing all the aspects that are changed from the 1924 Convention in view of relevant progress of transports.
     

  • In June 2007, Maya Denine, a lawyer who worked with us since October 2006 up to September 2009, has participated in the Italian- Algerian Economical Forum ( The Italian-algerian economical forum 3rd-5th june 2007) and the 40th Algiers International Fair (The 40th Algiers international fair)