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Who We Are

Studio Legale Lauro is an Italian law firm, established in 1993 in Naples, providing a wide range of legal services in maritime, commercial and international law matters to the global maritime business sector and industries.

The firm consistently deals with all aspects of law relating to the shipping industry, assisting owners, charterers, P&I clubs, marine underwriters, banks and financial institutions in various fields, such as ship and other asset arrest, charterparties and bills of lading disputes, ship-building contracts, collisions, salvage, marine pollution, international trade and commodity trading, cross-border transactions and loan agreements, as well as criminal and labour law.

Having strong relationships with leading ship-owners and financial institutions, the firm has developed significant expertise in M&A operations, joint-venture agreements, insurance, taxation, bankruptcy proceedings, corporate matters, administrative regulations and competition law.

Since 2010, Studio Legale Lauro has hosted many of the world major shipping-sector firms at “Shipping & the Law”, the yearly conference held in Naples, to discuss the current hottest topics in the shipping industry (www.shippingandthelaw.org).


We are a compact and integrated team, skilled and highly regarded, with a real depth and breadth of expertise

13 & 14 OCTOBRE 2022


Vesuvian Institute, Castellammare di Stabia – Italie

Studio Legale Lauro hosts many of the world major shipping sector players at “Shipping & the Law”, the yearly conference held in Naples, to discuss the current hottest shipping industry topics.


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Guarantee of performance in the acquisition of company shares

1. The background – The complex economic scenario resulting from the 2008 global crisis has affected, in different ways, areas of business conduct that had previously been largely immune from uncertainty, inability or unwillingness of the parties involved to maintain and perform the actions required of them in order to properly implement their intentions and [...]

Chambers Global Practice Guide -Shipping – Law and Practice

1 Overview 1.1 Regulatory Bodies Maritime activities in Italy are generally conducted under the overall supervision of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, whose many functions are carried out by the General Command of the Coast Guard (see Article 13, paragraph 2, of the Prime Minister's Decree 11 72, February 2014), in some areas through [...]

Places of refuge

In recent years requests from ships in distress seeking refuge in coastal waters and ports have given rise to difficult legal questions and also often become politically sensitive. Traditionally, when the only issue was human lives in danger, it was not questioned that a ship in distress was entitled to refuge by coastal States. Likewise, [...]

Five Speeches on Civil Liability for Marine Pollution

Extract from the ‘Editor’s Note’ In October 2013, at the fourth edition of ‘Shipping and the Law’, the annual Naples gathering of the international shipping community organized by Studio Legale Lauro, Måns Jacobson took over the torch as the conference legal key note speaker from Francesco Berlingieri, who had performed the role with such distinction [...]

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