After graduating from the University of Naples in 1987, Damiano Vaudo joined and subsequently became a partner of the historical Studio Legale Vincenzini, where he acquired considerable experience in maritime law and international carriage, average, ship and yacht construction, sale-purchase, underwriting and finance. He is now a barrister. His considerable experience as an officer in the Italian Navy has proven invaluable in his handling of many major casualties.
Specialised in ship construction and finance and in the preparation of charter party forms, he has successfully handled important suits on behalf of ship owners against the Italian government. He is a consultant in the shipping sector for government and financial institutions as well as for ship owning groups. He is frequently called upon to lecture at Seminars and educational courses on shipping law, with particular regards to pleasure craft charter parties and pollution prevention. He is a professor of Shipping Law at the School of Specialisation for the Legal Profession of Pisa University.