Giorgio Berlingieri pursued Maritime Law studies at the London University College in 1973, year in which he also graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Genoa with a thesis on “Safe ports and safe berths in time charters and voyage charters”. He continued his studies in Maritime Law at the New York University, at Tulane University, New Orleans, and at the University of California, Los Angeles, and in International Law at Berkeley University, Oakland, San Francisco. He is a lawyer and a senior partner at Studio Legale Berlingieri. He is also President of the Italian Maritime Law Association and was the Vice President of Comité Maritime International. Avv. Berligieri is the Vice President for Italy of Instituto Ibero-Americano de Derecho Marítimo, Honorary Member of the Croatian Maritime Law Association, Editor in Chief of Il Diritto Marittimo, Member of the Contributory Board of Droit Maritime François.
His areas of special interest are salvage, towage, collision, arrest of ships, forced sale, foreclosure of mortgages, charter-parties, carriage of goods by sea, commercial litigation and arbitration.