Marina Tavassi

Milan Court of Appeal

Ms. Tavassi became a Judge in 1977. She was appointed at the first civil section of the Tribunal of Milan where she specialised in the fields of intellectual property, trade law, competition law and EU law. In 1991, she was appointed to the Milan Court of Appeal where she stayed until September 2004. During this period, she was in charge of the second degree procedure in intellectual property, company law, banking law and competition law. In 2007, she was nominated at the first civil section of the Court of Appeal where she continued to work in intellectual property, company law, banking law and competition law. In October 2009, she became President of the Tribunal specialised in intellectual property and antitrust of Milan. Ms. Tavassi also founded and co-lead the Review «Rapport sur la jurisprudence des tribunaux italiens de la propriété intellectuelle», which published the decisions rendered by Italian tribunals in intellectual property in Italian and English. In September 2016, she was nominated as the President of the Milan Court of Appeal becoming the first woman to be appointed as such. In June 2018, she became the President of the European Association of judges in Competition Law ("Association européenne des juges de la concurrence", AECLJ), succeeding her French colleague Jacqueline Riffault-Silk. She is a member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office.

Linked authors

French Cour de cassation (Paris)
Université Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
University of Palermo
Paris Commercial Court
Frieh Associés (Paris)
Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Audiencia Nacional (Madrid)
Magenta (Paris)


Marina Tavassi (Cour d'appel de Milan)
Marina Tavassi 28 March 2019 Paris


880 Review

Marina Tavassi, Ginevra Bruzzone, Enrico Adriano Raffaelli Marina TAVASSI (Milan Court of Appeal): The development of private enforcement in Italy – the experience of a specialised judge


In this interview, President Marina Tavassi tackles several issues in the field of private antitrust enforcement, drawing on the remarkable experience she has gained as a specialised judge in different Italian Courts. Interview conducted by Ginevra Bruzzone, economist, School of European (...)

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