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Vincenzo Giangiacomo


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

Vincenzo Giangiacomo is head of the Commercial Contracts Department at CMS. He joined the firm in 2003 and became partner in 2012.

He provides advisory services on general commercial matters and assists national and international clients with the negotiation, drafting and conclusion of commercial agreements, in particular on distribution matters. Vincenzo also assists his clients from various sectors, including petroleum, chemicals, publishing and energy in the context of civil litigation, particularly on matters of commercial law, a sector in which he has accumulated a significant expertise. 

He is also active in commercial arbitration area, where he assists and represents national and international clients. 

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  • 2012 – Authorized to act before the Higher Courts (Supreme Court and Council of State)
  • 1997 – Admitted to the Rome Bar Association
  • 1995 – University of Rome “LUISS Guido Carli” Management School (Italy), Course in International Business Law
  • 1993 – University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy), Degree in Law 
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04 February 2021
Law and reg­u­la­tion of force ma­jeure in Italy
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09 April 2020
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Force ma­jeure, ex­hib­it­or and or­gan­iser rights vis-à-vis can­celled live events and gov­ern­ment in­ter­ven­tion dur­ing the crisis. The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and re­stric­tions im­posed by gov­ern­ments in Europe and...
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War­ranty law in sup­ply con­tracts in Italy
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Amend­ments to Con­sumer Code
Le­gis­lat­ive De­cree no. 21 of 02.21.2014, im­ple­ment­ing Dir­ect­ive 2011/83/EU and pub­lished in the O.J. of 11.03.2014 no. 58, in­tro­duces sig­ni­fic­ant changes to the Con­sumer Code in re­la­tion to the reg­u­la­tion...