Law Degree (with honours)
from Milan’s Università Statale in 1992
Registered with the Milan Bar in 1996
Admitted to practice before the Italian Supreme Court (Cassazione)
Areas of expertise
Litigation and arbitration
Banking and finance
Corporate and commercial
Mergers and acquisitions
Debt restructuring and insolvency procedures
One of the founding partners and Partner of FIVELEX Studio Legale, Claudio Tatozzi began practicing in 1992 at Studio Calì-Jaeger-Molinari, a Milan-based firm collaborating with Prof. Francesco Denozza and Prof. Roberto Sacchi. From October 1999 to December 2002 he was a partner at Libonati-Jaeger in Milan and in January 2003 he became junior partner at Pedersoli Lombardi e Associati. Between January 2004 and May 2006 he was a partner at Lombardi Molinari e Associati and in 2006 he co-founded Craca Pisapia Tatozzi, a boutique law-firm specialising in litigation and arbitration, where he was a name partner until the foundation of FIVELEX Studio Legale. His professional experience in contentious and non-contentious matters has focused in particular on corporate law, financial market legislation and bankruptcy law.
He has developed significant and solid experience in proceedings resulting from liability actions against directors and statutory auditors as well as appeals against General Meeting and Board resolutions, proceedings pursuant to article 2409 of the Italian civil code, judgments in the area of securities markets and financial intermediation (legislative decree 58/1998 and relevant implementation decrees), disputes concerning procurement contract legislation and other commercial agreements, contracts for the purchase of company shareholdings, shareholders’ agreements, the interpretation of clauses of corporate by-laws, actions related to insolvency proceedings (rejection of debt statements, claw-back actions pursuant to articles 64, 66 and 67 of the Bankruptcy law, claims for compensatory damages against banks for their involvement in causing and deepening financial distress etc.). He has also been appointed in arbitration proceedings as defence counsel and arbitrator (including upon designation by the Milan National and International Arbitration Chamber).
His non-contentious work has focused on extraordinary transactions (purchases of shareholdings, businesses, joint ventures,…), banking and finance (acquisition finance, real estate financing) and the management of companies in financial distress, with particular regard to debt restructuring transactions (including in his capacity as legal advisor to banks) and arrangements with creditors. He is the author of various articles on corporate and bankruptcy law.