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Alessandro Borrello

Counsel Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment


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Borrello Alessandro

Alessandro Borrello
Borrello Alessandro
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"Alessandro Borrello is very competent, well versed and professional and supports the client in an active and efficient way"

The Legal 500, 2021

Praised by clients for his clear advice, efficiency and high speed, Alessandro Borrello is a key member of the Litigation, Investigations, White Collar & Fraud team in Italy.  

Alessandro's practice is mainly focused on dispute resolution and internal investigations, across various industry sectors.

Alessandro counsels leading multinationals and primary Italian companies on a wide range of commercial disputes before Italian courts, spanning from product liability cases to contractual claims and private estate litigation. 

With a dynamic and business-oriented spirit, Alessandro works with clients to ensure that they address litigation equipped with the most suitable and strongest defence solutions, and this contributes to his remarkable winning scores in court cases. In addition, he often deals with complex multi-party claims, which he is very talented in converting into favourable settlement solutions.

With more than 10 years of experience, he also handles complex internal investigations on a vast variety of potential misconducts and is the go-to lawyer in case of a whistleblower's report. His matters are often connected to alleged violations of FCPA, UK Bribery Act and similar legislation. 

Moreover, Alessandro provides targeted advice on compliance measures and risk mitigation solutions and advises clients on the creation and implementation of compliance programs and whistleblowing systems required by Italian law.

Alessandro is constantly recognized by Chambers & Partners as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution and clients praised him as an excellent lawyer “who is always ready to help, with deep technical knowledge and superb commercial awareness". 

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"Alessandro understands all business and technical matters quickly. He is also very committed with timelines and adapts to the client's concerns."

Chambers Europe - 2023

Representative experience

Assistance to companies from various industry sectors in implementing whistleblowing systems compliant with EU Directive no. 2019/1937 and Italian Legislative Decree no. 24/2023

Assistance to a Fortune 500 IT corporation in an over €40 million contractual claim litigation before the Court of Milan

Assistance to a governmental entity in the enforcement of bank guarantees for over €300 million issued in the context of a contract for the supply of helicopters

Assistance to a US University in a landmark litigation over ownership of an estate in Italy

Assistance to a global leader in railway infrastructures in a complex litigation related to construction of Italian high-speed rail system

Assistance to several clients in the life sciences industry in abiding by compliance improvement obligations and preparing for visits by the US DOJ officers 

Assistance to a leading pharmaceutical multinational on defensive strategies in criminal investigations for alleged bribery and corruption offences in relation to no sponsor clinical trial

Assistance to a multinational pharmaceutical company with internal investigations on the invoicing and payment processes of the Italian subsidiary

Assistance to a leading company in the wind energy industry against a high-stake claim brought by a former commercial partner over alleged pre-contractual liability


  • Advanced post-graduation course in Sports Law, University of Milan, 2017
  • Law Degree, Bocconi University, 2011
  • Exchange Program, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law, 2010
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Milan


Dispute Resolution (Italy), Associate to Watch

Chambers Global

Dispute Resolution (Italy), Associate to Watch

Chambers Europe

Dispute Resolution (Italy), Key practitioner

The Legal 500

Compliance (Italy), Key practitioner

The Legal 500