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Piermaurizio Tafuni

Senior Associate

Piermaurizio has significant expertise in dispute resolution matters, particularly commercial contracts, corporate and insurance litigation, also with a cross-border nature.

He assists Italian and multinational companies in ordinary and arbitration proceedings, as well as precautionary proceedings. He also has experience in insolvency and construction disputes.

He serves as teaching assistant of civil procedure law at the State University of Milan.


Published Work

  • Co-author - How climate change impacts on the Insurers 21 November 2019, Insurance Daily
  • Co-author - Class actions in Italy: a turning point at last?, 31 July 2019, in Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Author - Penalty clause: among sanction and compensation functions. Point made on the application of Art. 1229 of the Italian Civil Code on the requirements for the reduction on ex aequo et bono basis,, Giuffrè, 14 October 2014
  • Author - The third party is beneficiary of the effects of the contract entered into in his/her/its favor, not of the choice of court clause, I Contratti, vol. IV, 2014, pages 333 and ff.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Young ICCA

Queen Mary University Alumni



Avvocato, Italy, 2016


LL.M., Queen Mary University of London, Comparative and International Dispute Resolution, 2016

JD, cum laude, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, 2012


Italian, English
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.