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Cecilia Buresti


Cecilia Buresti


T:+39 02 86359 435

Cecilia Buresti is a dispute resolution and litigation lawyer based in Milan. She focuses on insurance and reinsurance claims.

She represents insurers in issues such as coverage, litigation management, alternative dispute resolution, and coverage litigation. In addition to her experience in the area of insurance disputes, Cecilia has assisted and represented clients active in other industry sectors, including, real estate, energy, transport and general manufacturing, on a wide range of civil and commercial disputes.

The breadth of her experience in the insurance sector ranges from handling complex high value FI and D&O liability matters involving failed major companies, through casualty and environmental claim litigation and medical malpractice claims.

She joined us from a leading international legal practice in 2000.  She is admitted to appear before Italy’s highest court, the Corte di Cassazione.

She read law at the Università di Bologna and qualified as an Italian avvocato in 1992. She also studied international and comparative law at the University of Dallas Southwestern Legal Foundation in the United States.

She is a native Italian speaker and she is fluent in English.

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  • Admissions
    • Avvocato, qualified in Italy
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Chambers Europe 2017 – Insurance, "Competent and reliable" in litigious matters relating to insurance and reinsurance. She has experience handling disputes involving FI and D&O liability, as well as casualty and medical malpractice claims.
    • Chambers Europe 2016 – Insurance, Cecilia Buresti focuses on contentious matters arising in the insurance sector. One client observes: "Cecilia's pragmatic approach on complex matters has provided us with effective results on difficult cases. She is a dependable and constant professional.”
    • Chambers Europe 2015
      “Cecilia Buresti is considered by market observers to be a strong lawyer in litigation matters.”
    • Chambers Europe 2014 - Insurance, “Cecilia Buresti is one of the market's most renowned litigators. One client reports: ‘She is proactive and tough without being aggressive. She has an impressive market standing and is very charismatic’”.
    • Legal 500 EMEA 2014 - Restructuring and insolvency, “Cecilia Buresti is ‘proactive, and an excellent negotiator’”
    • Legal 500 EMEA 2013 - Restructuring and insolvency, ‘Cecilia Buresti is “a skilled professional and tough negotiator”.’
    • PLC Which lawyer? 2012 and 2011 - Insurance, ‘Cecilia Buresti is “endorsed - recommended”.’
  • Memberships and activities

    Cecilia often participates as a speaker at conferences and seminars on legal topics and is the author of numerous legal publications.