Hemel Hemel

Roberto Barbalich, the founder and principal of the practice, is a dual qualified lawyer who has been practising between England and Italy since 1990, having worked in London for Withers, Amhurst Brown Colombotti (later merged with Howard Kennedy) and more recently for Penningtons. Roberto also worked in Milan for Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati. He has published several articles and he is one of the consulting editors of Trust & Wealth Management, formerly Trusts & Trustees. He has also lectured to audiences in Italy and the UK.

Publications: Il trust segreto, article published by Trusts & Trustees, Issue 6, December 2004; Doveri e poteri dei trustees in diritto inglese, article published by Trusts & Trustees, Issue 3, May 2004; Sentenza della Royal Court of Guernsey: I trustees non hanno diritto alle spese legali, article published by Trusts & Trustees, Issue 3, December 2003; Il protector, article published by Trusts & Trustees, Issue 3, May 2003; Il giudice italiano e la Convenzione dell’Aia, article published by Trusts & Trustees, Issue 3, May 2002; Italy, Practical Commercial Law, a handbook published by Longman Group UK Limited in 1991; Buying a property in Italy, article published on Solicitors Journal, 8 November 1991 with review on Solicitors Journal and Single Market News; Succession law in France and Italy, an article co-authored with A Maitland Hudson, published on Solicitors Journal, 20 September 1991, p 1032; The Italian perspective on trusts, article published on Legal Business, Channel Islands, offshore supplement, July/August 1991.

Lectures: Being a lawyer and a banker in the City, an Italian experience, round table at the course of Banking Law of Prof Matteo De Poli, Padua University, Faculty of Law, December 2010; Il Trust in Italia, British Consulate of Florence, Italy, [June] 2001; Doing business in France and Italy, Holiday Inn, Basingstoke, UK, [1999]; Personal liability of directors in case of insolvency under Italian law, British Italian Law Association, London, UK, [1994]; Probate in Italy, Marriott Hotel, Solihull, UK, [1991].

Roberta Stigliano [To be completed], assistant, qualified in Italy.

Giuliano Furlanetto [To be completed], consultant, qualified in Italy.