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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


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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