Education: Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business Transactions and Trade Law,
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington DC (USA)
Degree in Law, at University “Federico II” of Napoli (IT)
Paris-Lodron Universität of Salzburg (A)
Admitted: 2005 Italy - 2011 England & Wales
Year Joined: 2019
Languages: Italian - English - German
Vincenzo Senatore is a partner based alternately in both the London and Naples office.
He is dually qualified Italian Avvocato (with Higher Rights of Audience) and English Solicitor and also qualified to plead before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Before moving to London, Vincenzo worked in junior positions at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Bryan Cave LLP.
Vincenzo has several years of post-qualification experience in Civil and Common law. Vincenzo has broad experience of UK and international cross-border transactions across a variety of industry sectors as well as international corporate and criminal law. Vincenzo is a formidable litigator with a demonstrable history of bringing successful transactions to successful conclusions, providing legal support to partners and delivering strategic advice to diverse clientele.
After completing his studies as Erasmus student at the Paris-Lodron Universität of Salzburg (A), Vincenzo graduated at the University of Naples “Federico II” (IT) and moved to the USA to gain his Master of Laws (LLM) in International Business Transactions and Trade Law at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington DC.
Vincenzo has worked in the USA where, during his fellowship at the prestigious Stanford Center for Biomedical and Ethics (Stanford University), specialised in intellectual property related to human embryonic stem cells. His research was published in the prestigious peer reviewed scientific journal Nature Biotech. During that time, he passed the first test (MPRE) to become a California attorney and also became Notary Public for the State of California.
Vincenzo’s professional activities have encompassed, amongst others, being on the scientific organizer committee for the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats for conferences on Anglo-American Law and as speaker in webinars, lectures and conferences organised by the British Chamber of Commerce (IT), CUA, Columbus School of Law, Washington DC (USA), Lockey Stem Cells Building Research, Stanford University (USA), SKKU School of Business (Republic of Korea), and the Naples Bar Associations, as expert in Civil and Common law arena.
Vincenzo has been recently appointed to the CUA, Columbus School of Law’s Alumni Council, Washington, DC. The prestigious Alumni Council forms the governing body of Catholic Law Alumni Association, formed in 2013 to endorse and advance the values, objectives, and well-being of The Catholic University of America and Columbus School of Law. He is also member of the International Criminal Court Bar Association, the Law Society of England and Wales, the Naples Bar Association, and of the International Academy of Financial Consumers (Korea) where he is also editorial member.
Vincenzo advises clients in a broad range of matters including national and international businesses, focussing on complex cross-border issues, assisting in contentious commercial issues involving share price disputes, breaches of contract and merger and acquisition disputes.
Vincenzo is well-regarded for his astute analysis of complex situations and his agile ability to navigate the intricacies involved in cross-border disputes. He recognises that alternative dispute resolution (conciliation, mediation and arbitration) are often more suited to the best interests of the client. Where litigation is undertaken, Vincenzo is focused and rigorous in his pursuit of a successful outcome for our clients.
Vincenzo also has extensive experience in cross-border criminal cases from matters involving breaches of the peace to assisting and advising on suspicious deaths abroad.
In the News
He is also the author of many publications on prestigious international peer-review and he has published as first author on the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal Nature Biotech. Vincenzo is in demand as a speaker at seminars and conferences, one of which can be viewed here
Vincenzo also was invited to take part in a BBC documentary, Inside Out, investigating the sudden death of a British citizen (former RAF pilot) who died in mysterious circumstances at the Lake of Como, the family of whom Vincenzo assisted in their attempt to establish the circumstances of their relative’s sudden death.
Articles and Publications
Vincenzo was invited to write an article for the International Bar Association in connection with the disclosure by arbitrators and circumstances which may give rise to justifiable doubts as to their impartiality, including, the consequences of failing to make such disclosure. These issues arise squarely in Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd.