Born: Vienna, Austria.
Education:  BA (Hons) University of Oxford (Jesus College)
Nationality: UK
Profession:  Admitted as solicitor (England and Wales) 1967


Adviser throughout career to international businesses based mainly in Italy and the UK. Establishing and acquiring company organisations in England.  Preparing shareholders’ agreements, share deals, financing, acquisitions and disposals of businesses and shares.  Dealing with their commercial operations of all kinds including distribution organisation, sales, trade mark and patent protection, licensing and franchises.

Business sectors include construction, manufacturing, hotels, leisure, education, health.

Geographical areas include English law services to clients in Italy, France, Germany and the USA.  Expert opinions on English law for courts in France and Italy.


Topics include international contracts, arbitration, common law principles and English legal procedures.  Universities of Bologna and Florence, Associazione Giurist di Lingua Italiana, Chambers of Commerce of Paris, Rennes, Treviso.


Regular contributor until 2000 to “Droit et Affaires” business law review published in Paris.
Contributor (joint with Richard Butler) “Arbitration” published M Rotondi :Inchieste di .
Diritto Comparato Milano – Dott A Giuffre’ Editore 1991.

Professional organisations:  Past President British Italian Law Association, former Hon Councillor The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK, Construction Law Association, Competition Law Association.


English, Italian, French, German.

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