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Matteo Cerretti

Partner // Europe & Middle East Regional Commercial Director - Insurance, Milan

Matteo is a Partner and Head of Insurance in Italy as well as the Europe & Middle East Regional Commercial Director for Insurance. He focuses on insurance law and has accrued an in-depth knowledge of this area.
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Matteo is experienced in insurance matters, both contentious and non-contentious, (regulatory aspects, legal opinions on financial lines policies (D&O, PI, W&I etc.) and other insurance matters, relationship with the Italian Insurance Supervisory Authority IVASS, policy wording and policy design, setting up and passporting of foreign insurance companies etc.). He also assists several Syndicates of the Lloyd’s Market, as well as national and international reinsurance and insurance leading companies.

In addition to proceedings before judicial authorities (Tribunals, Courts of Appeal and the Court of Cassation), Matteo has been involved in a number of arbitration procedures, both domestic and international.

Matteo is also an experienced corporate lawyer.


Ranked as "Lawyer of the Year - Insurance" by Legalcommunity 2020;

Ranked as "Firm of the Year - Insurance" by Legalcommunity 2020;

Matteo has been ranked by Chambers and Partners 2018 legal directory and by Acritas 2017 as a Star Lawyer in the insurance sector with the following comments: "Matteo Cerretti has a growing reputation for his expertise in contentious and non-contentious insurance matters." Sources appreciate his availability and market insight, with one client saying: "His depth insurance knowledge and turnaround times are exemplary," while another adds: "He is always available for discussion when urgent situations arise and investigates any matters assigned in good time” (Chambers and Partners 2018)

"Precisely because of the effectiveness of the legal opinions. He is very skilled at writing legal documents and at conducting hearings”. (Acritas Stars 2017)

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