Siccardi Bregante & C.

Practice areas

Since its establishment Siccardi Bregante & C. has offered a wide range of shipping law services, both contentious and non-contentious. The experience accrued in this field and the in-depth knowledge of the market allows us to offer Clients, which include shipowners, charterers, shipyards, underwriters, banks or other players, a competent, specialised and dedicated service.

With the aim of constantly addressing any specific new or changed requirements of our Clients through a constant process of study and update, we have expanded our practice to matters related to shipping law, such as air, road and railway transport, logistics, non-marine insurance, industrial certification, national and transboundary insolvency procedures.


For more than forty years, taking advantage of the continuous and constant updating of our professional knowledge, we have stepped forward as a reference point for all players who – in shipping and related matters – seek quality assistance for the pragmatic solution of their legal needs.

Over time we have strengthened our resources, joining together with the most experienced partners a new generation of lawyers, who have contributed to improve the practice of our Firm not only by their professional knowledge but also bringing new ideas when facing the challenges of a continuously developing market.



Underwater Cultural Heritage and Salvage Law

Angelo Merialdi is amongst the authors of the recently published book “Trends and Challenges in International Law – Selected Issues in Human Rights, Cultural Heritage, Environment and Sea” edited by Maurizio Arcari, Irini Papanicolopulu and Laura Pineschi. 
His contribution “Underwater Cultural Heritage and Salvage Law” analyses some legal issues arising out of the complex and fascinating world of underwater cultural heritage exploration to conclude that, in the current legal framework, the law of salvage, as it has evolved, may contribute to the orderly performance of recovery operations, in compliance with the public interest in the conservation of underwater cultural heritage, preserving historical sites as well as the rights and interests of States and persons.