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Laura Opilio


CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni
Via Agostino Depretis 86
00184 Rome
Languages French, English, Italian

Laura Opilio is head of the Dispute Resolution Department and Insurance practice at CMS. She first joined the Rome office in 1989 and was made partner in 1994.

During her career, Laura has naturally acquired vast experience and significant knowledge of national and international civil and arbitral litigation, with a specific focus on disputes relating to commercial law, distribution agreements, manufacturer liability, energy, insurance law and life sciences.

Laura assists numerous insurance companies in Italy on the management and resolution of disputes (in particular, proceedings covering professional liability as relating to P.I. and P.O. claims, directors and auditors, public officials, guarantees, industrial incidents and product liability).

Laura is also currently Senior Vice Chair of the IBA International Sales Committee (2018), member of the ICC Arbitration Committee (International Chamber of Commerce Italia) and of the ArbIt (Italian Forum for Arbitration and ADR).

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2002 – Authorized to act before the Higher Courts (Supreme Court and Council of State)
1989 – Admitted to the Bar Association
1988 – University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy), post-graduate development diploma in legal forensic disciplines
1985 – University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy), Law Degree, cum laude

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Rome Bar Association
IBA (International Bar Association)
ArbIt (Italian Forum for Arbitration and ADR)

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