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Mariangela Balestra 

LL.M. in European business Law

Born in Francavilla Fontana (BR), Italy, on May 26, 1975 and admitted to practice in Italy in 2003 (Bologna Bar Association). Mediator specialized in commercial and financial disputes.


  • Founder of its own law firm, mediator and speaker in seminars organized by Italian chambers of commerce and trade associations on issues of international trade, international payments. She is also indicated in the list of attorneys, published by the French Embassy in Italy.
  • Formerly, senior lawyer in Bologna law firms practicing in the areas of international trade, arbitration, intellectual property law and antitrust
    (2005 – 2016)
  • Formerly employed by CONSOB, Italian authority for the control of the financial markets, Milan, 2003- 2005)


  • Intern with the EU Court of First Instance, Luxembourg, March – June 2001
  • University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands (Master LLM. in European Business Law, 2000)
  • University of Bologna (J.D. summa cum laude, 1999)


Italian, English, French, Spanish.