Filippo Solari

Filippo Solari

Filippo Solari was born in Lugano on 20 August 1955. He earned a literary maturity at the Lugano Lyceum in 1974 and his law degree at the University of Geneva in 1977.

After a  post-graduate course in private international law he became an attorney (1981) and a notary (1982) in the Canton of Ticino. From 1985 to 1990 he was a law clerk in the 1st  and 2nd Public Law Section of the Federal Court (Switzerland’s highest judicial body), the 1st and 2nd Civil Court and the Chamber of Col­lections and Bankruptcy. He then completed one year of training in a London trust company. Upon returning to Lugano, he was active as an attorney and notary and became co-owner of a law firm in 1996. He was also a judge on a Federal Appeals Commission until 2007, when that body was replaced by the creation of the Federal Administra­tive Court. In 2004 he opened his own law offices and in 2009 he joined the law firm of Bolla Bonzanigo & Partners.

Mr. Solari is thoroughly familiar with constitutional and administrative law and litigation. He particularly favors special issues such as territorial planning and envi­ronmental protection. He also moves with ease in the areas of arbitration as well as contract, corporate and real-property law.

He does not downplay the personal satisfaction he de­rives from delving into philosophy and history of law.

Until 2009 he has been a member of the Council of the Bar Association of the Canton of Ticino and is a member of the Examining Commission for Admission to the Bar.

Education:
lic. iur. Università di Ginevra (1977)
Admitted to the Bar in Ticino (1981)
Notary in Ticino (1982)

Main fields of endeavour:

  • constitutional law
  • private international law
  • administrative law
  • arbitration
  • intellectual property
  • commercial law

Languages:
Italian, German, French, English
Partner since 2009.