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Filippo Andrea Chiaves

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Filippo Andrea Chiaves
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Dispute Resolution: Filippo Andrea Chiaves is ‘skilled, experienced and customer-focused’

Legal 500 EMEA 2019

With a diverse academic background teaching tort law & economics, combined with over 15 years' experience as a full-time commercial litigator, Filippo developed a solid track record assisting clients across wide-ranging industry sectors with particular focus on domestic and cross-border commercial disputes, contentious insolvency and financial services litigation.

A Florence University comparative law doctorate lecturer having taught law and economics and comparative tort law at Milan's Bocconi University and in Bologna, Filippo joined Hogan Lovells in 2004 after working for Italian and U.S. firms in Turin, Milan and Boston.

Filippo is the Italian office's 'contentious insolvency front man', whether assisting in proofs of claim in bankruptcy and asset recoveries from insolvent estates, advising multinationals in the context of Italian creditor arrangements of distressed businesses, or defending foreign clients against claw-back actions initiated by Italian receiverships.

Working closely with the Banking & Finance and BRI practices, Filippo has been advising on the contentious insolvency aspects of a number of deals involving loans, securities and distressed debt trading, and on enforcement strategies. ‘Highly skilled, and responsive to any incoming issue’. He is also appreciated by the firm's key clients for his knowledge and experience in financial services litigation after being seconded to a leading Italian multinational bank where he was involved with strategy harmonisation policies. He assisted financial institutions in connection with failed repayments of bank financing, enforcement of bank guarantees, and advising on litigation involving financial instruments and bank downgrading by rating agencies. Filippo also addresses commercial litigation disputes involving financial institutions and bank/customer issues.

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Dispute Resolution: Filippo Andrea Chiaves is ‘skilled, experienced and customer-focused’

Legal 500 EMEA 2019

Representative experience

Advising an Italian association of financial institutions on the feasibility of filing claims for tort liability for the downgrading rating of 26 banks
Advising the ECB's Single Resolution Board on the interactions between the EU resolution procedure and the Italian liquidation for distressed banks
Defending an Italian cooperative bank against compound interest claims brought by customers of the bank
Handling creditor arrangements proposed by a major Swiss investment bank and by a Middle Eastern fund within the framework of several Italian corporate bankruptcies
Successfully assisting a foreign Government in defending against interim relief sought to prevent enforcement of bank guarantees and performance bonds worth €300 million
Successfully assisting a leading tobacco manufacturer in the first product-related class action filed in Italy and in multiple smoking and health damage claims
Assisting the Government of a primary Asian state in a guarantee enforcement dispute in connection with breach of contract for a multi-million public bid for the procurement of military aircraft
Assisting the UK and Italian subsidiaries of a global oil corporation against €20 million claims by the receivership of a distressed national air carrier seeking repayment of airport fuel service fees
Advising an international bank on claims from a leading Italian export credit in relation to a number of public procurement construction projects


  • Doctorate in Comparative Law, Florence University, Florence, 2004
  • Adjunct Professor of Law and Economics, Bocconi University, 2002
  • Law Degree, University of Turin, Turin, 1996
Court admissions
  • Supreme Court of Italy
  • Member of DRI (Dispute Resolution International - The Voice of the Defense Bar) since 2007.


Restructuring and insolvency (Italy), Recommended

Legal 500 EMEA

Dispute Resolution: Filippo Andrea Chiaves is ‘skilled, experienced and customer-focused’

Legal 500 EMEA

Law Firm of the year in Fintech, Finance Awards


Filippo Chiaves in Milan is a contentious insolvency expert, who is ‘detailed in his advice and provides useful practical perspectives’

Legal 500 EMEA

Filippo Chiaves is ‘highly skilled, and responsive to any incoming issue'

Legal 500 EMEA

Filippo Chiaves is experienced in contentious insolvency and is ‘extremely responsive and very sound in his advice'

Legal 500 EMEA