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About Claudia Ampolilla

Claudia specialises in domestic and cross-border litigation.

She assists clients in a variety of judicial and extrajudicial disputes and arbitrations relating to corporate, construction, and banking and finance law.

During her time at Freshfields, Claudia has been on a six-month secondment to Barclays' litigation department in London.

Of Italian mother tongue, Claudia speaks English and French.

Recent work

  • Advising a leading foreign bank in relation to criminal proceedings for aiding and abetting the managers of Italy's third largest bank in the alleged crimes of accounting fraud and market manipulation.
  • Advising a leading foreign bank in a claim for damages arising from alleged misrepresentations in financial statements and offer prospectus.
  • Advising a major Italian company active in the air transport industry in an arbitration relating to its representations and warranties under the agreement for the sale of a controlled company’s shares.
  • Advising a major Italian engineering company in a dispute related to an engineering, procurement, and construction contract carried out in Algeria.
  • Advising a major French company active in the rail transport sector in a number of lawsuits against Italy's primary rail operator.



  • University of Milan, Italy (law, JD)
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy (postgraduate master's in law)
  • Postgraduate master's in law held by Prof. Vincenzo Mariconda, Milan, Italy

Professional qualifications

  • Avvocato (admitted to the Italian Bar)