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Salvatore Iannitti


Salvatore Iannitti


T:+39 02 86359 429

Salvatore Iannitti is an insurance lawyer based in Milan. He focuses on insurance and re-insurance and has vast experience of advising on contracts, regulatory issues, intermediation and contentious matters. 

He has advised insurance policies, reinsurance agreements, distribution contracts, judicial and extra-judicial claims, umbrella programs, captive and fronting programs, CPI and PPI products, D&O, BBB, I&W policies, injury, A&H policies, unit/index linked policies, public liability policies, professional liability policies, environmental liability policies, crime policies, fidelity programs. He also assists insurers and intermediaries in proceedings before the public authorities and advises insurance companies on M&A transactions. Salvatore joined our practice in 2001 as an associate in the litigation department. He obtained a graduate degree in law, summa cum laude, from Luiss University in Rome in 1999 and qualified as an Italian avvocato in 2002.

Prior to joining the firm, Salvatore interned at the Italian Treasury Department, researching and writing reports on issues such as the government budget, the effects of the introduction of the Euro on the public administration, and the contractual activity of the public administration. Salvatore also interned with CIEL (Centre for International Environmental Law) in Washington DC, where he researched and wrote about issues pertaining to GATT, trans-boundary pollution agreements, and the World Bank and its jurisdictional immunity. He participated in a series of seminars in Arlington, Virginia organised by Advanced International (a consulting enterprise) on matters relating to the political, financial and economic system of the US and US legislation concerning intellectual property.

He has participated in public consultations on regulations covering: “Transparency of insurance policies”, “Black boxes”, “Home Insurance”, “Comparison of motor TPL tariffs”, “Conflict of interests”, “Complaints handling”, “Passive Reinsurance”, “Anti Fraud in motor TPL sector”, “Distance Marketing” and “CPI life products”.

Salvatore has completed numerous secondments since joining our firm, including at the Milan offices of Marsh and AIG.

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  • Admissions
    • Avvocato, qualified in Italy
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Chambers Europe 2018. Salvatore Iannitti (Band 3 Insurance). Salvatore Iannitti has extensive experience advising pre-eminent clients on regulatory issues in the insurance sector. He is also known for his prowess in distribution schemes and corporate matters. He assisted Zurich with drafting a product that combines D&O coverage with employer and public liability insurance
    • Legal500 EMEA 2018 (Commercial, corporate and M&A). "Norton Rose Fulbright's insurance sector specialist and department head Salvatore Iannitti 'provides an incredible service'."
    • Chambers Europe 2017 – Insurance: Salvatore Iannitti moves up in the rankings following effusive feedback from interviewees. One client reports: "Salvatore is able to marry technical skills with commercial understanding, which has been enormously valuable to us. We have complete trust in him." He focuses on the regulatory aspects of insurance and reinsurance mandates
    • Acritas Star - Acritas 2017
    • Chambers Europe 2016 –Insurance
      “Salvatore Iannitti rises in the rankings due to strong market feedback. He is skilled in a wide range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues and litigation. One impressed source notes: "He is a rare lawyer who marries technical knowledge with commercial understanding and a very practical approach to problem solving.”
    • Expert Guide 2016 – Salvatore Iannitti has been recognized in Euromoney’s “Rising Stars 2016” guide for Corporate, M&A and securities
    • Legalcommunity Italy 2016 – Salvatore Iannitti has been mentioned in an article focused on future leaders in the Italian legal market (for Insurance). Legalcommunity MAG September 2016
    • Chambers Europe 2014 - Insurance
      “Interviewees confirm that Salvatore Iannitti (Up and coming) ‘has a very deep knowledge of insurance law. He is best known for his expertise in regulatory issues’”.
  • Publications

    Salvatore has recently written articles on the following topics:

    • IMD2
    • Implementation of the ECJ sentence on gender discrimination
    • Motor TPL reforms
    • CPI and life insurance products
    • Conflict of interest for insurance intermediaries
    • Distance marketing of insurance policies
    • Transparency regulation
    • Public bids on insurance services.
  • Speaking engagements

    Salvatore has recently spoken on the following topics:

    • Environmental liability law
    • Agreements between intermediaries
    • D&O insurance policies
    • Bancassurance schemes
    • Anti-money laundering in the insurance sector
    • Implementation of the Transparency Regulation
    • Insurance coverage in M&A transactions
    • Reforms introduced by the Monti Government in the Insurance Sector (motor TPL and distribution)” and “Unit/index linked products.