Silvia Bortolotti




Phone: +39 11 57 41 111 

Silvia Bortolotti

Main Focus

National and international commercial contracts, franchising and licensing contracts, distribution and agency contracts, civil and commercial law, antitrust and competition, e-commerce, private international law, cross border litigation, arbitration.



Italian, English, French



University of Turin, Italy (J.D. 1995)


Professional Experience

Partner with Studi legali Associati Buffa, Bortolotti & Mathis, Turin, Italy


Memberships – Publications – Specialities

Officer (Conference Coordinator) of the International Franchising Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), since 2021;

Acknowledged by Who's Who Legal 2020 as the most highly regarded franchise lawyer in Italy;

Advisor to several Italian associations: Assofranchising, Unioncamere Lombardia, Unione Industriali di Como, Promos (Camera di Commercio di Milano), Amaplast, UCIMU;

Founding Member and Secretary General of the International Distribution Institute (IDI);

Member of the International Bar Association (I.B.A.);

Member of the Commission on Commercial Law and Practice (CLP) of the International Chamber of Commerce (CCI);

Co-author of the book Contratti di distribuzione (Distribution contracts), Wolters Kluwer, 2016 (chapters on distribution and franchising);

Co-author of some ICC publications, including ICC Model International Franchising Contract (2011), Using franchising to take your business international (2014) and the ICC model contract on distributorship (2016);

Frequent lecturer on the subject of international commercial contracts, commercial agency, distributorship, franchising and cross border trade.