Mariagiovanna Mandara

Legal counsel

31 years • Milan


I do like the “out of the box” approach that I have enriched with international experiences (I spent part of my life in Cairo, I volunteered in South Africa and studied English in UK). I am an Italian qualified lawyer with 5 years experience, of which three as Legal Counsel in Allianz S.p.A.. I am specialized in Commercial and Privacy law and. I got my master graduation in Law and in October 2017 I took a II level Master in Insurance and Risk Mgmt. After 5 years of experience I would like to step forward into n a new role full of dynamism and responsibility in a smart and international environ


Critical ThinkingIndependentPrivacy LawCorporate LawOutdoorPositiveLeadershipTeam WorkCommunication


In house lawyer

10-2015 - NowLegalActivities: Commercial Law: drafting, negotiating and reviewing all business contracts, agreements and group policies (both in Italian and English for Allianz S.p.A. and for all the Group’s Companies) such as tenders, services, fit- out, procurement, real estate, consultancy, social events and sponsorship; assisting Internal Clients (Procurement, Event Planning, Communication, Marketing, Client Service, Network for Agents, General Services) in commercial law matters such as the interpretation and negotiation of contracts with the counterparts. Privacy Law: interpretation of privacy law and consulting in the implementation of GDPR in the internal processes. As involved in GDPR Project I have been involved in discussions with the Headquarter and all the worldwide Branches about the strategic lines to follow in the application of the new Regulation; as part of the Privacy division I also assist the Internal Clients of Allianz S.p.A. and all Group’s Companies for their issues (specially for tailored privacy notices and negotiation with counterparts of the privacy clauses in the contracts) and manage the customer’s claims, drafting the replies. Legal Affairs’ budget control: reporting on a quarterly base to the Finance Unit the Legal Affairs’ budget and in particular giving a snap of the flow of pending litigation, the closed ones and the general performance of the technical provisions giving the reasons of the variations. In this way I also usually deal with external Auditors (KPMG SPA & BDO). Board of Directors and Headquarter report on strategic activities of Legal Affairs on a quarterly base (power point presentation, Group tools for reporting). Litigation management and MTPL internal consulting: managing the Civil Litigation (judicial files) dealing with the external lawyers in order to arrange a defensive strategy and to analyze the trial’s specific risk (winning or losing) necessary for the calculation of the technical reserves.

Trainee lawyer

04-2014 - 09-2015 LegalActivities: Assisting Clients (such as Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.) in civil and labor matters (both judicial and non judicial): tenders, services and real estate contracts, warning letters, divorce agreements, hiring contracts and dismissal notices. Drafting judicial acts in tenders, civil responsibility (insurance, medical), divorce, lease contracts. Discussing hearing before the Court in all the North of Italy.

Trainee lawyer

09-2013 - 03-2014 LegalActivities: Legal researches in Civil and Labor matters (recent case laws, doctrine’s interpretation of the laws and Courts’ decisions). Assistance in drafting legal opinion and judicial/non judicial acts (ex. trade unions agreements, post-firing agreements). Participation to Court’s hearings in Milan.

Education & training

Mib - Business School

2015 - 2017 Trieste, ItaliaSales, Corporate governance, Community management, Marketing, Accounting / Management control, Legal

My qualities


Languages spoken

  • English


  • Italian

    Native language

Non-Work Related Experience

Trained first responder

Sos Lambrate - White Cross
07-2016 - 07-2017

Volunteering in ambulance

My dreams

One day

Become a general counsel of a multinational company