Baker McKenzie has announced the hiring of lawyer Francesco Maruffi as a local partner in its Dispute Resolution practice group.

Francesco Maruffi specializes in litigation arising out of financial and insurance services. He earned significant experience assisting banks, asset management and real estate brokerage companies, investment funds and SICAV on a wide range of disputes at national and international level in relation to the provision of banking, financial and insurance services and insolvency procedures with cross-border profiles. He also has extensive experience in insurance litigation, acting for major insurance companies in relation to product liability, life insurance, property damage and casualty claims.

Before joining Baker McKenzie, Francesco Maruffi was a partner at Simmons & Simmons.

"The arrival of Francesco Maruffi reflects the Firm's desire to invest again in one of the areas in which the Firm has been present in Italy for over 50 years and which is of central importance in the framework of global assistance to multinational clients", said Gianfranco Di Garbo, head of the Dispute Resolution practice group in Italy.

At a global level, Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution Practice Group has over 900 professionals in 47 countries to help efficiently resolve legal, regulatory and commercial conflicts wherever they arise. In Italy, Baker McKenzie’s dispute resolution team is composed of 19 professionals in our Milan and Rome offices, perfectly coordinated with the global and EU teams.

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