Cecilia Buresti

Norton Rose Fulbright Studio Legale

Cecilia Buresti

Cecilia Buresti


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Cecilia Buresti is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer based in Milan and has been head of our Italian dispute resolution team since 2015.

She assists and represents clients across several industries, including insurance, manufacturing, real estate, energy, and transport.

Cecilia's experience covers a wide range of civil and commercial pre-contentious and contentious matters, including disputes relating to the manufacture and sale of allegedly defective products and related recall campaigns, environmental contamination, workplace safety, insolvency, the issuance of derivatives and other financial instruments, the delivery of financial advisory services, and the alleged breach of professional duties by directors, officers and auditors.

She also has in-depth experience in insurance claim disputes and has advised clients on numerous high-profile cases.

She regularly speaks at conferences and seminars and organizes in-house training workshops for the legal teams of key clients.

Cecilia is admitted to appear before Italy's highest court, the Corte di Cassazione. She joined the firm in 2000 from a leading international law firm and was promoted to partner in 2009.

Cecilia has been recommended by numerous legal directories.

Professional experience

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Law, Università di Bologna

International and comparative law, University of Dallas Southwestern Legal Foundation 

  • Avvocato, qualified in Italy 1992
  • Recognized in Insurance Law, Best Lawyers, 2023
  • Dispute resolution: Italy, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2022.
    'Competence and availability, together with the ability to anticipate the client's questions and needs … Cecilia Buresti [is a] top-level professional.'
  • Insurance: Italy, Chambers Europe, 2022.
    'Cecilia Buresti is well renowned for her insurance litigation expertise and often advises on risk and casualty matters. Clients describe her as 'simply outstanding' and praise her 'strong preparation' and 'technical approach'.'
  • Dispute resolution: Italy, Chambers Europe, 2022.
    'Cecilia Buresti is a notable lawyer who heads the litigation team of Norton Rose Fulbright in Italy. She receives praise for her 'accurate and prescient advice', as well as for her 'outstanding reputation'. She is active in arbitration and also advises on cases relating to damage compensation and corporate liability.'
  • Acritas Star Lawyer, 2019-2021
  • Insurance: Italy, Chambers Europe, 2021.
    'Cecilia Buresti is well renowned for her insurance litigation expertise. She additionally advises on risk and casualty matters.'
  • Dispute resolution: Italy, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020.
    (i) 'highly regarded' (ii) 'has solid experience and gives clear advice', (iii) 'a fantastic lawyer.'
  • Insurance: Italy, Chambers Europe, 2020.
    'Cecilia Buresti has considerable experience in advising clients on insurance litigation, particularly in relation to D&O, PI and casualty claims. Her clientele includes international insurance companies.'
    'She is a good litigator with great experience in the insurance industry.


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  • Italian