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Prior to establishing its own law firm, Mr. Ferretti practiced for more than 10 years in Italy and abroad for major international and national law firms, where he advised clients on various aspects of EU and US law, acting, among others, for: • The government of a European Member State in a US$ 90,000,000.00 ICSID arbitration commenced by two North American companies for a breach of contract claim relating to the management and operation of a national airport developed into a major international hub. • Minority shareholders of a group of companies operating at global level in the renewables energy industry, challenging the validity of resolutions approving bond issues and financial statements. • Shareholders of an Italian financially distressed company in a € 23,000,000.00 asset restructuring following a bankruptcy filing. • A global leader in textile machinery manufacturing, bringing a patent infringement claim against a competitor who engaged, additionally, in unfair competition and deceptive trade practices. • An Italian shoe manufacturer in a US$ 5,000,000.00 claim submitted to ICC arbitration against a Portuguese partner in connection with the performance of joint venture, distribution and license agreements. • A company operating in the manufacturing industry in a claim in excess of € 1,000,000.00 brought by a former employee seeking post termination compensation for the inventions, original works of authorship, developments and improvements reduced to practice while employed. • Aprivate company working as subcontractor for an Italian governmental entity in a dispute regarding the validity of a patent for e-learning methodologies. • The minority shareholders of a company operating television stations in arbitral proceedings commenced to challenge the amendments of the company’s by-laws. Mr. Ferretti was admitted as attorney-at-law in Italy in 2005 and was called to the bar in New York in 2009. In 2012, he was appointed as officer of the Product Law and Advertising Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), where he currently serves as Vice Chair. Mr. Ferretti currently leads a team of professionals made up of 5 attorneys. In recognition for his brilliant legal career, he is frequently engaged in speeches at seminars, conferences and workshops promoted by the main associations of Italian entrepreneurs, consulates and consulting companies. Mr. Ferretti is also an accomplished writer on dispute resolution topics, including on comparative approaches to arbitration law and international debt collection. Along with other relevant professional achievements, Mr. Ferretti has received an award by Louis F. Del Duca, professor emeritus of law and internationally recognized as a leading scholar in the fields of commercial and comparative law. Firm Profile Ferretti Firm is a law firm with outstanding expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, corporate and commercial matters, compliance, intellectual property, employment and global mobility. Its practice also encompasses estates and trusts, finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, real estate and fashion law. The firm’s extensive experience in international and comparative law offers a distinctive approach to protecting and maximizing the value of the clients’ assets throughout preparation, development and implementation of a project. The distinctive feature of Ferretti Firm consists in leveraging the competitive advantages of the strategies, legal instruments and drafting techniques adopted in the US practice of law to the benefit of the clients of the firm. The firm’s ultimate goal is to enable its clients to accelerate growth and obtain competitive edge in the global market. This objective is achieved by initially identifying comparative rules of law designed to meet the clients’ needs, and finding the options that best accomplish their mission and realize their vision. Once the strategic blueprint is agreed, the scope of the representation includes counseling on solutions that reduce exposure to litigation and disputes, devising readily available remedies preventing disruption of the business, and negotiating and drafting agreement to the clients’ advantage. Hallmarks Ferretti Firm fosters a culture based on providing reliable and trustworthy legal services in a complex business environment. The driving force behind the firm is a shared commitment to demonstrate its core values and principles, which require its professionals to be responsive, forward thinking, pragmatic, multi-disciplinary, cost effective, independent and bespoke. The firm works closely with its clients and craft tailormade solutions on all legal and business aspects of a transaction, by balancing innovation, competence and affordability. Practical results and constructive benefits are obtained combining the clients’ personal and business considerations with the firm’s creativity and flexibility, which anticipate the marketplace. The firm’s consulting practice focuses on how to prevent the drawbacks of cross-border transactions and protect the legal and economic viability of international projects, which generally require a deep knowledge of comparative law, no matter how proficient the understanding of the business environment may be. Depending on the clients’ needs, Ferretti Firm works with a number of international partners in other jurisdictions within its network. 27 LEGAL AWARDS 2019 | WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM Italy Ferretti Firm

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