Stefano Parlatore

Title: Partner
Offices: Milan, Rome
Languages: English, Italian

Stefano Parlatore co-heads the Dispute Resolution department. He has gained extensive experience in corporate and finance litigation and has almost 30 years’ experience in assisting financial institutions and corporations on complex cross border corporate financial, commercial and insolvency disputes, litigations and arbitrations. Stefano represents and assists clients before ordinary courts, in proceedings relating to interim measures, and also before agencies (Banca d’Italia and Consob) and special authorities, including the specialised branches for intellectual property matters, and the Italian Data Protection Authority. He also has vast experience in the pre-litigation phase, including conciliation procedures.

Stefano has also developed considerable experience in the field of national and international, commercial and investment arbitration proceedings, both institutional and ad hoc.

Finally, he has also developed substantial experience in insolvency and restructuring matters by advising several Italian and foreign financial institutions and funds, active in distressed debt, default portfolio trading, as well as turnaround transactions, including extraordinary administration and bankruptcy proceedings and in restructuring debt.

He was admitted to the Bar in 1997 and to the Supreme Court of Cassation. He has been a speaker at several conferences both in Italy and abroad.

In 2020, Stefano Parlatore has been awarded “Lawyer of the year Corporate” at the Legalcommunity Litigation Awards.
In 2019, as in the previous years, Stefano is included in band A by Legalcommunity in the annual Finance Report, as a Partner operating in important Dispute Resolution and Restructuring matters.

Since 2016 Stefano has been included in band A in the annual Energy Report by Legalcommunity, as Partner operating in important Energy Dispute Resolution cases.

Stefano is mentioned in Chambers and Partners as follows: “Stefano Parlatore anticipates and identifies possible events that may affect the dispute and excels in analysing the positive and negative areas of the case in order to tailor the legal strategy in a way that is beneficial and in the client’s best interest“, “Stefano is an excellent professional and is very competent in the field of civil law as well as in civil and commercial litigation. He is very skilled in work organisation and team management” (2023), “Stefano Parlatore is responsive and provide good practical advice on Italian insolvency and finance matters” (2022), “he is very strong, and an essential business partner for us. He is always available and well prepared” (2021), “very experienced lawyer who has a very good reputation and is respected as an expert in his area of work” (2020), “he is very punctual and always available, a smart, results-oriented litigator” (2019), “he’s extremely available and has great interpersonal skills” (2018), “he is available and down to earth, he is a very effective lawyer” (2017), “very good litigation lawyer with a problem-solving approach” (2016), “a well-reputed litigator” (2015), “mainly acts for financial institutions on a variety of contentious matters, with particular focus on insolvency litigation” (2014), “typically acts on complex contentious matters thanks to his well-known skill in litigation” (2013), “a marvellous lawyer, always well prepared and available” (2012), “responsible for many of the firm’s transactions in the restructuring and insolvency area” (2011).

Stefano Parlatore is also recommended in The Legal 500 as a Leading Individual, testimonials say: “Stefano Parlatore is appreciated for his acumen and commercial approach, as well as for his expertise in defining the case’s strategy”, “Stefano Parlatore: great competence and ability in coordinating the team, but also meticulous knowledge of the file and is proactive in dealing with the arbitral tribunal” (2022), “Effectiveness in managing complex disputes. Stefano Parlatore shows first-hand and in-depth knowledge of each file, as well as an uncommon ability to coordinate his team” and “Stefano Parlatore stands out for his ability to synthesize and analyse highly complex issues and problems as well as for his proactive approach and ease of communication” (2021), “Stefano Parlatore translates local laws into a wider strategy and applies it efficiently in the negotiations with the opponent”, “Stefano Parlatore is an excellent lawyer in banking and finance litigation and in insolvency and restructuring matters, responsive and with experience in multi-jurisdictional cases” (2020).