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Personal qualities and Competences

Michela has been actively representing clients and institutions in various cases before the Courts and Tribunals of the European Union and has been an agent of the legal service of the European Commission. Therefore, Michela has a sound knowledge of european judicial and extra-judicial strategies. She is familiar with the Euorpean notification system and service (CVRIA). She is considered to be the ideal advisor for national law firms seeking assistance in the framework of ruling for preliminary reference before the European Court of Justice (Art. 267 TFEU)

KNOWLEDGE OF EUROPEAN PROCEDURES AND OF CVRIA
EXPERTISE IN EUROPEAN PUBLIC LABOUR LAW

Expert in the field of European Public Labour Law (Fonction Publique Européenne) and of European Social Law, Michela regularly represents European personnel in actions lodged before the General Court and before the Court of Justice as well as in procedures before the Olaf (European Antifraud Office) and Idoc (Commission investigation and disciplinary office). 

Michela has an extensive experience in legal advice and client representation.

She personally takes at heart all her cases and takes pride in assessing all possible solutions, both judicial and extra judicial, in favour of her clients. She is able to develop effective and innovative solutions to all her cases, revealing dedication and thoroughness, given her legal background and experiences.

EXPERTISE IN LEGAL ADVICE AND CLIENT REPRESENTATION
LITIGATION IN INTERNATIONAL, EUROPEAN AND NATIONAL CASES

Michela has developed her legal competences at International, European and National level. She has outstanding litigation skills between European and International Institutions and its personnel. In addition, she has represented public authorities, European Institutions, companies and individuals before the national courts of Italy and Belgium. 

Her sound knowledge of the EU and Italian administrative systems makes Michela a leading individual in the Brussels arena of litigators. 

EUROPEAN 
ADMINISTRATIVE
LAW

She has developed a considerable experience in the field of European Administrative Law. 

She has represented and advised clients on matters regarding European Funding, Public access to documents, Chemicals (REACH, pesticides, biocides, CLP regulation, product recalls), Food, Energy and Efficiency Energy, Common Foreign and Security Policy, European Sanctions.

EXPERTISE IN THE CIVIL SYSTEM

While working in Italy, Michela has acquired experience in civil cases and tax law. Upon specific request of European and International officials, she has provided assistance in international successions, international divorces and taxes. Indeed, her particular legal skill in coordinating legislations of different countries constitutes an important asset for this category of clients.

Publications and Conferences

L'effettività della tutela dei funzionari internazionali. L'esperienza del Tribunale Amministrativo dell'Organizzazione Internazionale del Lavoro (TAOIL)

Il Giuslavorista

2016

 

Welcome to the new food labeling Regulation: more details for a better safety.

Agro FOOD Industry Hi Tech Vol 26 (1)

January/February 2015

 

OGM: il Tar del Lazio chiarisce la nozione di "situazione di emergenza"

Diritto24

5 June 2014

La PESC, le misure restrittive e l'evoluzione dell'approccio del giudice europeo

Contratto e impresa/ Europa, n.2 CEDAM, pg. 832

2014

 

Dispute resolution and litigation

CORPORATE INTL

February-March 2011

 

Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies in the food sector : state of play of the legislative framework 

Agro FOOD industry hi-tech, September-October 2011, vol.22#5, p. 39-41.

1 September 2011

 

FFW EU Regulatory Bulletin : Ban of BPA in all food contact materials? (France)

FFW llp

28 November 2011

 

Europe and Nanotechnologies: which future?

Chemistry Today, 2013/01, p.60-61

1 January 2013

 

Brevi riflessioni sui diritti umani e fondamentali dopo il Trattato di Lisbona

Diritto e Formazione, 2010/04, p.614-623)

1 April 2010

 

Plant inventions and employees rights

Patent World

1 September 2009

 

Il rinvio pregiudiziale alla Corte di Giustizia delle Comunità Europee

Diritto e Formazione, 2009/4, p.599/607

1 April 2009

Le Travail à durée déterminée: quelle protection pour les travailleurs du secteur public?

Brussels, Belgium

23 January 2017

Assets freeze - State of play

Brussels, Belgium

28 November 2016

Conference on International Successions

Brussels, Belgium

19 May 2016

 

PMO: Health Insurance or cost cutting exercise

Sala Stampa del Consiglio dell'Unione Europea

Brussels, Belgium

14 October 2014

Finanziamenti Europei e nuova programmazione 2014-2020 un'opportunità per le imprese italiane - Relazione Avv. M. Velardo su "Horizon 2020: oltre euro 70 miliardi di finanziamenti a supporto di ricerca e di innovazione.

Business Lunch

Milan, Italy

20 June 2014

La crisi ucraino-russa: impatto sul commercio internazionale - Relazione Avv. M. Velardo su "La crisi ucraino-russa: le sanzioni adottate da Stati Uniti e Unione Europea"

Business Lunch

Milan, Italy

9 May 2014

 

Taxation des immeubles et des actifs financiers détenus à l'étranger par les fonctionnaires européens

Sala stampa del Consiglio dell'Unione Europea

Brussels, Belgium

12 March 2014

Nanotechitaly 2011: 5th European Conference of NIC: Nanotechnology in Chemical Industry: Legal aspects & BD  

Venice, Italy

24 November 2011

 

International Workshop: Dilemmas of choice: Responsibility in nanotechnology development: Session 1: Responsibility and Regulation under uncertainty

Rovigo, Italy

6 June 2011

EuroNanoForum 2011-Debate & Poster 

Budapest, Hungary

30 May 2011

 

Societal, Ethical, Environmental and Health Implications of Nanomaterials: Workshop organized  by University of Salerno: Faculty of economics & Centre Nano Mates

Salerno, Italy

18 May 2011

NEASC (Network of the European agencies) Seminar: employment relationships between the temporary and contract staff and the Commission's agencies

Brussels, Belgium

2 March 2011

IPCE Conference, 42 SICC (Società Italiana di chiama e cosmetologia) National Congress

Roundtable - Legislation Gaps: European, American and Japonese Legal Experts

Stresa, Italy

18-20 June 2017

3rd Litigation Forum

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Legislation in Italy and Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

21-22 June 2017


 

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About Michela

Michela Velardo has worked as an agent of the Legal Service of the European Commission in Brussels, defending and representing the institution before the European Courts.

 

She lectures in conferences and publishes articles in international journals, such as Chemistry Today, Agro Food Hi-tech, Pharma Horizon and House Hold and Personal Care.

 

Namely she has lectured for the seminar organized by the Italian Council for Judiciary (Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura), in the framework of professional training of judges and prosecutors. She has also given lectures at the University of Bologna, Labour Law Department, Master of second level. 

Prior to her legal activity in Brussels, Michela  was an official at the Italian Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Justice. She has also worked with italian law and notary firms.

She holds a degree in law from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and a Master in Italian Administrative Law from the "Scuola Nazionale di Amministrazione".

Michela Velardo is a member of the Rome and Brussels Bar. She regularly pleads in French, English and Italian.

 

She is a litigator with an expertise in European Law and extensive knowledge in European Social and Public Labour law (Fonction Publique Européenne), chemicals and food. 

At the present, she has pleaded 140 cases in various fields of European law before the Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal of the European Union, as well as before International Administrative Tribunals and national courts.

She has represented officials in procedures before the Olaf (European Antifraud Office) and Idoc (Commission Investigation and Disciplinary Office) obtaining several positive outcomes as well as settlement agreements.

She has represented staff from a European Mission in a complex case concerning the allocation of jurisdiction between european and national courts.

Her expertise also covers other areas related to European legislation and she has been involved in several cases on public access to documents, product recalls, CLP regulation, and many more.

She has been involved in the first case of data sharing arbitration in Italy and in a case of alleged abuse of dominant position on pesticides markets as well as in a litigation at national level on a patent on pesticides, all of which positively resolved. She has worked on the first case brought before the Board of Appeal of ECHA. 

She has also developed an extensive knowledge on State aid, paying very special attention to the recent 2016 State aid guidelines, and in Energy Efficiency.

EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW

EUROPEAN SOCIAL LAW

EUROPEAN FUNDING

EUROPEAN SANCTIONS

 

 

COMMON FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY

 

 

PUBLIC ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

DATA SHARING COMPENSATION

FOOD

ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

STATE AID

 

 

INTERNATIONAL SUCCESSIONS

INTERNATIONAL DIVORCES

CHEMICALS

 

REACH

 

 

PESTICIDES

BIOCIDES

CLP REGULATION

PRODUCT RECALLS

ECHA - BOARD OF APPEAL

INTERNATIONAL LAW

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL LAW

INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS

BELGIAN LITIGATION

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