Investment-Information Session, Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, Dubai: 24th May 2017

Adv. Antonio Maria Varvaro
Lawyer / Legal Consultant / Arbitrator / Mediator
Expert in contracts & agreements, International Commercial Arbitration, Intellectual & Industrial Property, Corporate & Company Law, Commercial & Business Law, Joint – Venture projects, Foreign Direct Investments (F.D.I.). Trusted Lawyer of the Italian Trade Agency (Trade Section of the Italian Embassy) both in the UAE and in KSA, and of the Consulate General of Italy in Dubai.

EDUCATION: 1987 – University of Palermo (Italy). – Law Degree
1988 – Attended a course at Foundation “Anselmo Anselmi” -Notary’s School (in Rome), gaining specific knowledge on Contracts and Agreements Drafting, and Commercial Law.
November 2014 – Link Campus University of Rome (Master of Business Administration – major in Family Business and Entrepreneurship, specialization in globalisation and internationalisation of enterprises).

Antonio Varvaro is an Italian Lawyer, Arbitrator and Law Teacher with over 25 years of experience, providing Legal advice and assistance to a variety of clients on a wide range of projects and litigation/arbitration cases. He has extensive experience in Corporate and Commercial Law, as well as in Litigation and Arbitration, and has been employed as Legal Consultant by Governmental Organisations (Italian Trade Agency – Dubai Office) and Ministries (MFA and MED in Rome). He has extensive experience in contract drafting on major commercial projects as well as on JV projects. He is one of the main experts in the field of Intellectual and Industrial property transfer contracts and regularly provides advice on dispute resolution and dispute avoidance. He run his own legal office in Italy for around 15 consecutive years, and he has been appointed as an Attorney in more than 500 legal disputes before the State Court as well as Counsel in several “ad hoc” Arbitration cases. He is the owner and Managing Director of Euro Legal Consultants, a legal consultancy office based in the UAE.

Languages spoken: Italian (mother tongue), English (fluent), French (upper-intermediate)            

EURO LEGAL CONSULTANTS FZE (ELC) is a sole proprietorship company set up in Fujairah Free Zone (United Arab Emirates) that deals with legal matters related to any business activity.

The Office is able to offer legal services and expert advices both to companies and sole traders, as well as to Public Institutions (such as Chambers of Commerce, Ministries, Municipalities, Local Authorities, etc.), and to private organizations (such as Unions and Associations). Contracts, both Domestic and International, are the core feature of ELC work.

Linked to this main legal activity there is research and management of Foreign Direct Investments (F.D.I.) both in the Arab Emirates and abroad, including research of partners both in the GCC Countries and in Europe with whom any client may define a wide range of commercial cooperation agreements according to his/her/its specific needs (for example, contract of sale / purchase, distribution, agency, franchise, joint venture, sale or temporary use of know – how, etc.).

The range of services offered by ELC constitutes a valuable support to companies wishing to develop their business both in the Gulf area (with a specific focus on the UAE) and in Europe as part of their internationalization process.

Proprietor and Managing Director of ELC is Antonio Varvaro, an experienced Italian Lawyer & Arbitrator