Elena Olivetti

Elena Olivetti

Elena Olivetti

Born 17th May 1970

Lives in Milan, Italy

Native Italian speaker. Fluent in English, good in French

Office Tel. +39 022909811

Mobile + 39 3484299594

Email: eolivetti@studavv.it


Jan-Febr 2010

Master on Arbitration – Technicalities Milan, Italy 

Milan Chamber of Arbitration

Oct. 1998

Bar Admission

Milan, Italy

Jan 1993 – June 1993

Seton Hall Law School

Newark, New Jersey (USA)
Visiting student. Major on: commercial law, criminal law, UN law.

Sept. 1989 – Nov. 1994

Università degli Studi

Milan, Italy
Law Degree (J.D.) – Doctoral thesis in International Law: “The international public order in relation to contracts”. Final Grade: 110/110

July 1989

Liceo Ginnasio “A. Manzoni”

Milan, Italy
Classic maturity. Final grade: 54/60
Professional Experience

Jan 2008 – today

Of counsel at “Capurro – Michetti” Law firm

Milan, Italy
Legal practice on assisting and advising domestic and foreign clients with focus on litigation, bankruptcy law, partnership agreements, commercial sales agreements, labour law.

Focus on ADR, arbitration.

Oct 1995-Dec 2007

“Capurro, Michetti, Marchini, Roj” Law Firm

Milan, Italy

Legal practice with focus on advising foreign and domestic corporations in their Italian business activities and assisting them in all aspects of corporate and commercial matters.

Developed ability to work in team with foreign law firms and with other professionals when following large scale projects.

Dec 1994 – sept 1995

“Mondini –Rusconi” Law Firm

Milan, Italy

Trainee after graduation. Practise on commercial law, litigation, recovery of debts. Focus on Intellectual property, copyright, trademarks, patent.

August 1990

Stage at Global Marine Drilling Co. Ltd

Houston, TX (USA)

1 month training in supporting manager and employees in the departments of marketing, sales, local operations, business services, accounting etc

July-Sept 1989

Stage at Global Marine Drilling Co. Ltd

Houston, TX (USA)

3 months training in supporting manager and employees in the departments of marketing, sales, local operations, business services, accounting etc

Areas of Practice

Assistance and advising in negotiation and drafting contracts (also with cross border effect)

Commercial contracts

– agency, franchising and distribution agreements,

– sales and purchase agreements,

– supply agreements,

– trademark licences, commercial leases,

– turn key contracts, building contracts, service agreements, etc.,

– non-competition agreements,

– confidentiality agreements.

Real estate:

– agreements for the sale and purchase, development, operation, leasing and financing of real estate assets, whether for commercial or industrial purposes, including hotels and resorts, shopping centers and cinemas; setting up of hypermarket,

– negotiation and drafting private procurement and construction contracts and contracts related thereto (performance bond, claims etc).

Corporate matters

– drafting of deeds of incorporation, by-laws, shareholders agreements, as well as other ordinary corporate activities (drafting of minutes of shareholders meetings, and of Board of Directors’ meeting, and organization of such meetings),

– sale and purchase agreements of corporate stokes,

– sale and lease agreements of going businesses,

– joint venture agreements, etc.


Assistance of Italian and foreign companies in civil, commercial and corporate litigation before Tribunals and Courts of Appeal (ordinary proceedings, summary proceedings, interim proceedings etc.).


-Assistance in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc and before institutions (ICC-Paris; Milan Chamber of Arbitration),

– Assistance in enforcement and appeal proceedings of awards,

– Arbitrator appointed by the Milan Arbitration Chamber,

– Speaker at training courses, conferences and seminars on arbitration,

– Founding member (and Secretary of the Board) of the Association “Arbitrando” (2011),promoting arbitration in Italy,

– Co-author of the publication “La prassi dell’arbitrato rituale” (a cura di A. Bossi) Giappichelli-Torino 2012.




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