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DWF launches insurance practice in Italy

15 May 2018
International legal business DWF has launched an insurance practice in Italy with the appointment of partner and Head of Insurance Matteo Cerretti. He joins DWF's Milan office from Eversheds Sutherland and brings with him senior associate Mauro Modica, associate Giulia Piccolo and a junior associate.
Matteo, who specialises in insurance law, has assisted various insurance and reinsurance companies in both judicial and extra-judicial regulatory matters nationally and internationally. He also advises numerous syndicates operating in the Lloyd's market and insurance intermediaries.

Paul Berry, CEO of Insurance Services at DWF, commented: "Matteo has a wealth of experience in all aspects of insurance work, both contentious and non-contentious and including corporate and contractual matters, which will help increase the business's status in this region. Having worked with high-profile clients across the globe, Matteo will provide strong leadership to our newly established insurance practice in Italy and we're looking forward to having him on board as we grow our international presence."

Michele Cicchetti, Managing Partner of DWF Italy, said: "We are especially pleased to welcome Matteo and his team as insurance law is a key area of work for DWF internationally and his contribution will be crucial in making DWF a key player in this sector in Italy. Matteo will manage the insurance department, working closely with the litigation and arbitration team, who have in turn gained considerable experience in the insurance sector."

Matteo Cerretti added: "I am pleased to be setting up DWF's insurance department in Italy with my team at the business's Milan office. Many of DWF's key clients are insurance companies, and the opening of this new insurance practice in Italy demonstrates the importance of this area of work for the business. The dynamic spirit and team work that drives the Italian office provides the perfect environment to grow the practice."

Matteo Cerretti is recognised by Chambers and Partners 2018 as a rising star in the insurance sector and by Acritas as an international Star Lawyer.

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