BOV LAW FIRM is the partnership of the lawyers professor Nicola Balestra, Maurizio Orione and Saverio Vaccari, traditionally based in Genoa. The Firm has been founded over forty years ago by the professor of maritime law Nicola Balestra. During the years the Firm met few transformations and it holds the present shape since the year 1998.


BOV LAW FIRM avails of a team of in-house lawyers displaced in the offices of Genoa (main office), Leghorn, Milan, Savona and Ravenna as well as of an extended network of local correspondents in the main Italian ports and in the more important international business centres with a special focus on the eastern countries like Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Hungary.


BOV LAW FIRM provides the Clients with a tailor made legal assistance both for litigation and consultancy through the areas of national and international corporate, commercial (including labour) and maritime law with a strong international orientation.


Due to the in-house skills and the extended network of correspondents, BOV LAW FIRM provides independent worldwide specialised legal services, among the others, on shipping law, corporate law, M&A, finance, sale & purchase of ships, real estates and commodities, shipbuilding, sale, purchase and building of pleasure yachts, insurance, taxation, international finance and property.


BOV LAW FIRM also carries out litigation and counseling, both nationally and internationally, in the field of labor law. In particular, this activity is realized in assisting employers in managing all legal issues relating to the employment relationship, particularly with regard to individual and collective dismissals, issues related to the application of collective agreements and the responsibility of the buyer arising from the application of D. Decree 276/2003 and subsequent amendments.


BOV LAW FIRM also represents its clients in proceedings before the national and international Arbitration Chambers, mainly in the field of maritime law and commerce. The firm also assists its clients in commercial contracts, with particular reference to the preparation of contracts for the construction and sale of ships and luxury yachts and contracts for the construction and operation of plants for renewable energy, taking care of the interests the same also in administrative proceedings aimed at obtaining the necessary authorizations.


BOV LAW FIRM also supplies advice and assistance in the establishment and management of limited liability companies both in Italy and in many other European and not European Countries as vehicles for local and international investments.


BOV LAW FIRM plays in the international business market with a complete but flexible structure which has been developed during the years always keeping the vocation as a family oriented firm which can provide a tailor made and customised service to the Clients.


This philosophy, fully shared by all the partners and assistants who have joined the Firm during the years, enables us to proudly say that with BOV LAW FIRM “…TRADITION MEETS INNOVATION…”.