Ms Carolina Pinto

Carolina Pinto

Lawyer biography

Carolina Pinto, born in Genoa on 15th October 1992, graduated magna cum laude at the University of Genoa in 2017 with a dissertation in European Union Law focused on the Regulation (EU) 2015/848 on cross-border insolvency / entitled “Regulation (EU) 2015/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council on insolvency proceedings (recast) – The EU legal system’s answer to the major deficiencies of regulation (EC) n. 1346/2000”.

In 2017 she joined Dardani Studio Legale as a trainee lawyer, dealing, in particular, with shipping, transportation and International trade law, civil law.

She was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2019 and she is a member of the Genoa Bar. She speaks Italian, English and Spanish.


Shipping & Transport

Exercise of maritime liens on cargo to secure credits for freight and demurrages
Italy | 24 February 2021

The Civitavecchia Tribunal recently considered a vessel owner's application to exercise a maritime lien on a quantity of coal carried on board the vessel to secure its freight balance, demurrages and expenses towards the charterer after the charterer applied to open insolvency proceedings. The decision was based on two precedents of the Genoa Court and reinforces the principles that under Italian law, a lien on cargo can be placed under the authority of only the local courts.