Luciano Castelli

Luciano has experience spanning more than fifteen years in civil, business and bankruptcy consulting and litigation.

He has followed large national disputes, assisting Italian and international firms, and is often appointed arbitrator by his colleagues and institutional bodies, including the President of the Court of Milan, the National and International Chamber of Arbitration of Milan, and the President of the Council of Chartered Accountants and Tax Experts of Milan

Professional Experience:

Before becoming a partner of LCA in 2018, Luciano was a partner of SeAS – Sanzo e Associati and, prior to this, was the founding partner of the Mariconda e Associati Law Firm, together with Attorney Vincenzo Mariconda. Before this, he practiced law in the Gramellini Leonelli Law Firm, and, earlier, he worked in the legal department of Banque Safdié (formerly known as Multi-Commercial Bank) in Geneva.

Associations, seminars, media and other activities:

Luciano Castelli was educated at the Instituto Gonzago di Milano dei Fratelli delle Scuole Cristiane. There he commenced his studies in 1981, graduating from the Liceo Scientifico (Scientific High School). While he attended the Instituto Gonzaga he also had the opportunity to become involved in voluntary work for several years, coordinating the activities of the Aquilone Association, both in Milan and in Haiti, where he was sent on a mission in 1993.

From 2009 to 2016 he was an honorary fellow in Private Law at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano and since 2014 he has been an honorary fellow in Civil Procedural Law at the Università degli Studi di Milano. He is the author of a number of publications in the field of Civil and Procedural Law, and since 2012 he has been working with the Ipsoa Group – Wolters Kluwer in the updating of the ‘I Contratti’ databank, and in the editing of the Commentated Civil Code, written by Guido Alpa and Vincenzo Mariconda

He is a member of the arbitration society Associazione Italiana per l’Arbitrato, where he is listed as the only Italian contact person in the field of Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution, by Global Law Expert, Leaders in Law, and Five Star Law.

 

Francesco Isolabella

Francesco Isolabella is a Criminal Lawyer, Partner in the law firm Studio Legale Isolabella, founded in the 1960’s by his father Lodovico.

He specialises in corporate criminal law and focuses specifically on defence in and out of court and consultancy for Italian and foreign companies and physical persons, in connection with financial, banking, bankruptcy, tax, and environmental offences, as well as in publishing and medical liability.

He has acted as defence counsel for directors and officers of foreign banks and rating agencies in several nationally-relevant cases of market manipulation and bankruptcy, as well as for other financial and corporate crimes.

Francesco has also gained significant experience in the field of criminal liability for legal entities (pursuant to Law 231/01): he defended primary international Groups under trial in connection with Law 231/01 (in cases focusing, for example, on financial, corporate and international corruption offences). He is a consultant in drafting “231 Models”, in internal investigation activities, and in the implementation of Compliance Programmes, also under emergency conditions.

In assisting foreign clients, he has been busy in the international implementation of criminal corporate liability regulations in their various forms (for example, USFCPA, UK Bribery Act, Italian Law 231/01, Ley Organica in Spain, etc.), drafting 231 Organisational Models applicable to foreign companies and aimed at the prevention of the risk of crime in connection with cross-border operations.

Francesco Isolabella has often lectured as keynote speaker in conferences and seminars. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the specialisation course “Criminal Liability for Collective Entities pursuant to Law 231/01” organised by the University of Milan. He is also teaches the specialisation course “Financial Markets Law” at the University of Milan, and the Law & Business Master at the Il Sole 24 Ore Business School.

Francesco Isolabella is registered with the International Bar Association and with the American Bar Association.

Giuseppe Celli

Giuseppe Celli è Managing Partner dello Studio e fornisce consulenza ad imprese nazionali e internazionali in materia di diritto commerciale e societario, incluse M&A, joint ventures, incorporazioni societarie, ristrutturazioni societarie, controversie commerciali e societarie. Giuseppe è consulente di imprese che si stanno quotando sulla Borsa Italiana. La sua esperienza in diritto immobiliare include la consulenza nell’acquisto in catene alberghiere italiane e costruzioni commerciali, negoziazione e stesura di accordi di vendita e locazione.

Giuseppe is Managing Partner of the Firm and advises Italian and international companies on a wide range of commercial and corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, company incorporation, company restructurings, as well as in relation to commercial and corporate litigation. Giuseppe has also advised companies in relation to listings on the Italian Stock Exchange. His experience in real estate includes advising in the acquisition of Italian hotel chain and commercial buildings, negotiating and drafting of sale and lease agreement.

Firm Overview:

As a global top 15 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal advice and solutions to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals.

Our teams of lawyers around the world operate seamlessly to deliver the legal know-how and strategic alignment that clients need from their advisors to help further their business interests. Clients describe us as creative and well-versed in cutting edge legal work – we listen well in order to understand how and where we can be most effective and add the greatest value.

We shape our advice to the unique circumstances and challenges of each project, and ensure the right people are in the right places to offer insight and certainty – from the day-to-day to the most complex, multijurisdictional matters.

What unites us is our commitment to service excellence through a solution-oriented approach. We know our clients’ businesses, the industries and markets they operate in, and we know that great relationships yield the best outcomes.

Carlotta Bonanomi

Carlotta Bonanomi’s practice focuses on domestic and international litigation and arbitration.

Language Capability:

  • Italian (Native)
  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)

Firm Overview:

Cleary Gottlieb opened its Milan office in 2001 after decades of representing Italian companies and multinationals doing business in the country.

Along with our Rome location, our Italian offices have nearly 100 lawyers who provide clients with integrated Italian, pan-European and global legal services by offering a wide range of transactional and regulatory advice, and representing clients in domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Reflecting the firm’s overall commitment to creating a seamlessly interwoven legal practice, our Milan office is not departmentalized by specialty. Many lawyers have had international experience, including rotations in one or more of our offices around the world; they are fluent in managing international transactions and dispute resolutions and collaborate easily with global colleagues. All our lawyers handle a wide variety of assignments and work cooperatively to share abilities across practices and jurisdictions.

Andrea Vicari

Our vocation for estate organising and planning has deep roots back in time.

At mid 90’s most people in Italy ignored the existence of trusts. Andrea Vicari, founding partner of Vicari & Associati, driven by the desire to go deeper into both the technical and theoretical profiles of trust law, moved to the United States of America, where he accomplished a master (International Tax Program – Harvard) first and became Doctor of Juridical Science (Cornell) later.

Scientific research has then became applied research.

When the first kernel of Vicari & Associati has been formed back in 2001, these experiences have constituted the foundations for today’s professional practice.

Since that moment, many difficulties have been faced, many estate planning solutions have been realised, many innovative application of trust have been developed, many successes in legal claims re asset protection structures before both national judges and national and international arbitrators have been achieved.

Trust law has remained a pillar of our practice, so much that Andrea Vicari contributed to the drafting of the first law on trusts written in Italian in 2005, the law of the Republic of San Marino, and then he has co-drafted with Professor Maurizio Lupoi its full reform in 2010; Andrea Vicari also collaborated to the drafting of the Constitutional Law for the establishment of the Court for trusts and fiduciary relationships of the Republic of San Marino.

Over time, our practice has taught us to master all the tools of estate planning, consciously developing a working technique unique in the Italian landscape.

Pausing to reflect on the progress we made, we have realised that we have gone further than planned: we aspired to be best experts on trusts, we have became Engineers of Patrimonies, experts in estate organising and planning.

PRACTICE:

Patrimonial engineering takes advantage of the tools offered by both Italian and foreign law, and it is led by precise methodological rules. Each tool must be evaluated regarding its attitude towards producing:

i) PROTECTION WITHIN THE FAMILY, i.e. the ability to make a patrimony indifferent to the matrimonial property regime of both the individual who intends to allocate such patrimony and of its beneficiaries. A structure that pursues such target permits the patrimony to be excluded from the joint estate of the spouses, and not to be evaluated in determining the maintenance allowance if the spouses legally separate or the alimony if they divorce;

ii) PROTECTION WITHIN THE SUCCESSION, i.e. the ability to exclude a patrimony from the estate of both the individual who intends to allocate such patrimony and of its beneficiaries. A structure that pursues such target permits the patrimony to be excluded from the estates of all the subjects involved and therefore prevents the latter from disposing of it by will or devolving it to their relatives according to the rules of forced heirship;

iii) SEGREGATION: to segregate a patrimony means to make it indifferent to the legitimate claims of the creditors of both the subject who owns such patrimony and intends to allocate it, and of its beneficiaries. The segregated patrimony, in fact, is devoted to the destination attributed to it, by the settlor or by the law, and it is legally bound only by the obligations assumed for the pursuing of its purpose;

iv) PLANNING: planning a patrimony means to make it subject to rules and precepts which automatically initiate when some pre- determined events occur; the patrimony is correctly planned where the destination the settlor has attributed to it, abstractly, contemplates every possible circumstance such patrimony has to face, and disciplines the ways it shall react, precisely taking into account the purpose such patrimony has to fulfil. The planning of patrimonies is therefore the dynamic dimension of their organisation.

Raffaele Cavani

Raffaele Cavani is a founding partner of the firm.

Qualified to plead before the Supreme Court, his practice includes both litigation and non-contentious work.

Adjunct professor of European Commercial Law at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

He deals mainly with corporate and commercial law matters, mergers, acquisitions and private equity, international contract issues, anti-trust and competition law.

Education:

University of Modena J.D, graduated cum laude (1988)
University of Chicago Law School, LL.M. (1993)
University of Sassari, Ph. D. Law and Economics (1994)

Languages:

Italian, English, French, Spanish

Selected publications:

“Dispute Resolution 2013” (Italian Chapter) and “Dispute Resolution 2014” (Italian Chapter), published by Law Business Research Ltd. (co-author with Alessandra Fossati and Paolo Preda)

“L’agente e la rappresentanza”, in Contratti di impresa e restrizioni verticali. Agenzia Franchising, Commissione, Mediazione, Spedizione, Milano, 2004

“CRS e tutela dei dati nel codice di condotta: una nuova ricetta in cucina?”, ne Il nuovo diritto aeronautico, Milano, 2002, 767.

“Aiuti per ristrutturazioni nel settore aeronautico: sulla procedura per il controllo comunitario e la prassi della Commissione delle Comunità Europee”, in Studi in Onore di Gustavo Romanelli, Milano, 1997, 224.

“The New Italian International Private Law”, European Business Review, 1996, 124.

“Computerized Reservation Systems for Air Transport: Remarks on the European Community Legislation”, Fordham International Law Journal, 1994, 441.

“Linee e sviluppi della disciplina comunitaria sui sistemi telematici di prenotazione per il trasporto aereo”, Il diritto dell’informazione e dell’informatica, 1992, 613.

MUNARI CAVANI STUDIO LEGALE:

We chose a path of independence and professional attention to the quality of work, in a structure that represents us as individuals and in which those who believe in the values of research, culture and versatility, could identify themselves.

The synthesis resulted in an agile, dynamic, creative, working style with select and never oversized teams, in an environment founded on commitment to critical spirit and mutual cooperation among professionals.

 

Calogero Boccadutri

Calogero Boccadutri is the Managing Partner of Boccadutri International Law Firm.Prior to becoming the Managing Partner of Boccadutri, he worked in the law firm of Prof. lawyer Giovanni Pitruzzella, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Palermo, dealing in depth with Administrative law and also with a special focus on public tenders for works, supplies and services, public contracts and public services, both in cases involving litigation and assistance and consulting.

He has trial experience in Forex, Personal Injury and Administrative and Insolvency litigation. Calogero has quickly established himself as one of the leading forex dispute resolution lawyer across the globe. His multi-jurisdictional experience combined with contractual related work means he is perfectly placed to assist with these types of issues.

Calogero specializes in complex, difficult, and substantial internet fraud cases and cases under anti-fraud laws for recovery of monies due to internet scam and Forex fraud.

Education & Court Admissions:

Calogero Boccadutri graduated from the University of Palermo with a First Class degree. He continued his studies at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.He is a member of the Italian Bar and member of the International Bar Association.He speaks Italian, English and Spanish.

Leadership, Membership & Honors:

  • Italian Bar Association, Member;
  • International Bar Association, Member;

Boccadutri Studio Legale:

Boccadutri Law is a leading independent international law firm that is able to serve a world work network of clients with international lawyers located across the globe and offices in PalermoMilanRomeLondonBarcelonaNew YorkBucharestKrakowRosario and Rio de Janeiro.

Boccadutri is an Italian law firm that specialises in assisting international clients with legal matters in Italy. We are able to serve our clients in their native language and also have offices located across the globe that allow clients to meet our lawyers without having to travel to Italy.

Our international offices are located in Palermo, Milan, Rome, London, Barcelona, New York, Bucharest, Krakow, Rosario and Rio de Janeiro. We are also well placed in Italy to attend court hearings and other local matters with our offices in Milan (North) and Palermo (South).

Boccadutri specialises in a wide range of Italian matters such as personal injuryreal estate, civil law, forex, and administrative and criminal litigation matters. All our expert lawyers are fully qualified and specialists in their respective fields.

We understand that the number of multi-jurisdictional disputes and cross-border transactions is increasing all the time.
We also know how complicated dealing with these matters with lawyers from different countries can be.
For this reason, we have built a team of international lawyers located in different countries to allow clients to speak in their native language.

In our team of specialist lawyers, we have mother tongue speakers of English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Polish, Russian, Romanian and Turkish.

In addition to this, our commitment to offering our international clients exceptional assistance has helped us build solid working relationships with law firms in a further 20 countries. These contacts, accompanied by our existing global presence allow us to fully serve the international community for legal matters in Italy.

International clients choose to instruct Boccadutri for legal matters in Italy instead of law firms from their domestic countries that act as an intermediary. This enables matters to be resolved in a more time efficient matter and reduces costs for clients, as they do not need to pay for a domestic lawyer that will then instruct an Italian firm. Our international presence means that clients are able to directly instruct an Italian law firm from their countries without having to travel to Italy.

This worldwide presence is unrivalled among Italian Law firms and makes Boccadutri a leader in the international market.

 

Paolo Tognolo

Senior Partner at Studio Tributario Tognolo (estabilished by him in November, 2002), Paolo received his Economic’s degree as a Tax Consultant at the Bocconi University of Milan.

He is a member of the State tax consultants association from 1992 (Dottori Commercialisti) and a member of the State Chartered Accountant association (authorising to perform the activity of Statutory Auditor of Italian legal entities).

He is also included in the Register of technical consultants of the Milan tax Courts as expert of international tax matters.

He regularly provides tax advice to several Italian multinational groups and helps a trustful support to foreign multinational groups on Italian and international tax matters. He also performs the statutory auditor’ legal control activities for many relevant Italian legal entities. He is widely experienced in:

  • M&A (structuring and tax due diligence) and IPO (tax side).
  • Streamlining projects and reorganization of European groups;
  • International tax treaties and double taxation aspects;
  • Permanent Establishment;
  • Transfer Pricing (group planning, defence, documentation, benchmarking analysis, unilateral APA, bilateral APA, Patent box regimes);
  • Back-office assistance to companies during the assessment performed by tax authorities and following steps at domestic as well international implications (i.e. EU arbitration convention procedures and Mutual Agreement Procedures);
  • Standard Ruling and Ruling for New Investments;
  • Group business reorganisations (economic analysis, transfer pricing aspects, direct and indirect tax consequences);

Paolo Tognolo is member of International Tax Commission of the Milan’s Tax Consultant associations and he regularly partecipates as relator to Conferences and Matsters organized by the tax law school of the Tax Consultant’s foundation of Milan. He’s also a member of the Company law Board of Assolombarda, of B.I.A.C. (the Business and Industry Advisory Commitee to the OECD) and partner of I.F.A. (International Fiscal Association).

He regularly lectures at external courses, seminars and workshops for several domestic and international organisations on domestic and international tax matters (such as Business International, Sole 24 Ore, International Institute of Research, Learning Resources Associate and Cegos) and at masters in international taxation (CERTI-Bocconi University, Centro Studi Ragionieri and CEGOS).

Studio Tributario Tognolo:

The tax firm Studio Tributario Tognolo was created in 2002 as initiative of its only founder: Paolo Tognolo. It’s an Italian firm of Tax Consultants, Chartered Accountants and Tax Lawyers located in Milan (Italy) dealing with tax, account and company law advice for medium and large Italian legal entities and for Italian and foreign multinational groups.

The firm is not linked to any auditing company, or tax and legal international network. As a consequence it does not incur in any of the limitations or restrictions at present fixed by CONSOB (Italian regulatory Body), Sarbarnes-Oxley American Law, or by any other foreign regulatory Bodies.

In this environment, the firm represents both the interests of Italian investor’s abroad and foreign investors in Italy through the involvement of a selected group of skilled professional around the globe.

Studio Tributario Tognolo has the unique ability to anticipate the potential vulnerabilities of companies’ processes, planning an efficient management in an internationally dynamic context, building based on trustworthiness and partnership lasting in some cases over 15 years.

 

Mauro Rubino-Sammartano

Education

Juris Doctor, Catholic University of Milan (J.D., 1958)

Teaching

Visiting Professor on commercial arbitration law at the University of Milan (1997-1998) and at the University of Padua (2003-2004 and 2005-2006)

Lecturer on international arbitration at the University of Padua (1987-1989)

            Organisation and teaching at courses on arbitration

            Regular lecturer on arbitration

Admittance at Bars as Counsel

Milan Bar (1961)

Italian Court of Cassation (1975)

Paris Bar (1986)

Associate Tenant of Littleton Chambers, London, as an international arbitrator

Honorary Member of the Istanbul and of the Sofia Bar

Arbitration Roles

Chartered Arbitrator, FCIArb

Chairman of the European Court of Arbitration

Chairman of the Mediation Centre of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East

Chairman of the International School of Arbitration and Mediation of the Mediterranean and the Middle East

He sits as chairman, or sole arbitrator, or member of arbitral tribunals in commercial and investment arbitrations.

Approach to Arbitration

His role as an arbitrator is focused on aiming to understand the parties by creating a constructive dialogue, on ensuring that they have the possibility to prove their case and on taking into account the need that the case be decided in a balanced way and in a short time.

Offices held

President, European Court of Arbitration

Président d’Honneur, Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

Chairman Emeritus, International Committee of the Milan Bar

Président d’Honneur, Association Internationale des Juristes de langue Italienne

Honorary President of the European Society for Construction Law 

Founder of the Italian Society for Construction Law

Co-Editor of Foro Padano

Council Member, International Bar Association (IBA)

Previous Offices

Recorder of Desio, 1964-1969

Deputy Judge (Court of Monza)

Honorary Consul in Milan of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Chairman of SBL’s International Sales and Related Commercial Transaction

SBL Council Member

Member, IBA Publication Committee

IBA Deputy Secretary General for Southern Europe (appointment not served, due to a simultaneous nomination as President of Union Internationale des Avocats, an office which has been held)

Chairman, The Mediterranean and Middle East Institute of Arbitration

President of the European Society for Construction Law

Chairman Emeritus, IBA’s International Construction Projects

Secretary-General Emeritus of the Federation of European Bars

Honours

Grand Cross (Order of the Merit, Portugal)

High Officer (Order of the Merit, Italy)

Cross of Honour (Order of St. Ramon, Spain)

Grand Silver Decoration of Honour (Austria)

Ordem del Derecho, Colombia

Practice Areas

Contract law

International arbitration and litigation

Construction

Mergers and acquisitions

Sales of goods

Major tort issues

Languages

English

French

Italian

Books

International Arbitration: Law and Practice, Juris, 3nd ed. 2014

Appalti d’Opere e Contratti di Servizi (Construction Contracts and Contracts for Services), Cedam, 3rd Ed. 2006

Il Diritto dell’Arbitrato, (Arbitration Law), Cedam, 6th Ed. 2011

Arbitrato, Conciliazione e ADR” (Arbitration, Mediation and ADR), Zanichelli, Ed. 2009

Warranties in Cross Border Acquisitions”, (Gen. Ed.) Graham & Trottman, London, 1994

Public Policy in Transnational Relationships” (Co-Gen. Ed.) Kluwer, 1991

The Section on Italy of “Practitioner’s Handbook on International Arbitration, (Weigand Ed.) Oxford University Press, 2009

The Part on Civil Procedure in Italy of “World Litigation Law and Practice”, (Ed. Myrick) Matthew Bender, New York, 1985

Drafting and Enforcing Contracts in Civil and Common Law Jurisdiction” (Gen. Eds. K. Yelpaala, M. Rubino-Sammartano and D. Campbell) Kluwer, 1986

Bibliographical Dictionary of the Library of the Milan Bar”, Milan, Giuffré, 1970.

Articles

European Court of Arbitration’s Appellate Arbitral Proceedings, Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration 2017, 30

The Role of the Engineer – Myth and Reality, Transnational Dispute Management, 2017, Vol. 14, issue 2

The Arbitrator’s Pledge Launched by the European Court of Arbitration, ARIA, 2015, Vol. 26, no. 4, 599.

A Continuous Search for New Horizons, ARIA, 2012, Vol. 23, no. 2, 335

Investment Arbitration – Substantive and Procedural Issues in Investments, Yearbook on International Arbitration, Vol. II, 2012, Roth/Geistlinger (gen. ds.), NWV Vienna 

Second (Quasi Perfect ?) Storm Also in Arbitration ? Journal of International Arbitration, 34, no. 6 (2017), pp. 925–934

Prejudging in international arbitration: danger or excuse?, Yearbook on International Arbitration, 2010,Vol. 1

The Procedural Rule: from instrument to obstacle to justice, Foro pad. 2010, 3

Third Generation Arbitration, The American Review of International Arbitration, 2010, Vol. 20, No. 4, 513.

The Fall of a Taboo – Review of the Merits of an Award by an Appellate Arbitration Panel and a Proposal for an International Appellate Court, J. Int. Arb. 2003, 20(4), 387-392

Substantive and procedural issues (and perspectives) in investment disputes, International Arbitration: Law and Practice, 2nd edition Kluwer, 2001

Performance Bonds” in “International Business Transactions”, (Eds. Campbell and Proksch), Kluwer, 1988

Lack of Conformity and Various Reliefs in Sales of Moveable Goods to Italy” in “Survey of the International Sale of Goods” (Eds. Campbell, Lafili and Gevurtz) Kluwer, 1985

Commercial Agency in Italy” in “Rights and Liabilities in Commercial Agency”, Kluwer 1984

Commentary in “Defects, Delay, Prices and Subcontracting in Civil Law”, in “Selected Problems of Construction Law: International Approach”, University Press, Fribourg, 1983

The Channel Tunnel and the Tronc Commun Doctrine, J. Intl. Arb., 1993, Vol. 10, No. 3

Amiable Compositeur (Joint Mandate to Settle) and Ex Bono et Aequo, J. Intl. Arb., 1992, Vol. 9, No. 1

Is Arbitration to Be Just a Luxury Clinic?, J. Intl. Arb., 1990, Vol. 7, No. 3

An International Arbitral Court of Appeal as an Alternative to Long Attacks and Recognition Proceedings, J. Intl. Arb. 1989, 181

International and Foreign Arbitration, J. Intl. Arb. 1988, Vol. 5, No. 3

Third Generation Arbitration. Appeals to a New Panel Within Arbitration Proceedings?, J. Intl. Arb. 1987, Vol. 4, No. 1

The Keban Arbitration, The Arbitration Journal, 1980, 241

The role of the Engineer, Myth and Reality, International Business Lawyer, 81 (1986)

The Civil Law Approach to Evidence, The Arbitration Journal, 331 (1983)

International Construction Agreements-Employer’s Breach and Consequent Right of the Contractor to Withhold Delivery on Site, Intl. Bus. Law., 1943 (1983)

International Construction Agreements, Extent of the Owner’s Interference and case Where the Agreement Become Null and Void, Intl. Bus. Law., 457 (1981)

 

Andreina Degli Esposti

Born in Bologna in June 1960, she graduated magna cum laude in Law from the University of Bologna in February 1984. She also studied at the University of Münster and was admitted to the bar in 1986. She has been involved in research and lecturing in the department of Constitutional Law at the University of Bologna and the departments of Administrative Law at the Universities of Milan and Pavia, publishing various essays and contributing entries to legal encyclopedias.

Throughout the course of her practice – which covers both judicial (predominantly before the Regional Administrative Tribunals and the Consiglio di Stato) and extrajudicial (stipulating agreements with Public Administrations and providing counsel in the administrative areas of M&A and joint ventures) work – she has gained expertise in the sectors of procurement (also concerning the German legal system), environment, telecommunications and town-planning. She also has extensive experience as a member of the Board of Arbitrators.

Currently, she is involved in the professional network of the online administrative law review “GiustAmm.it” and is a member of the Lombardy Association for Administrative Lawyers.

Chambers Europe and Legal 500 place her among the most prominent Italian lawyers in the field of public law.

Studio Legale Villata, Degli Esposti e Associati:

At Studio Villata, Degli Esposti e Associati, our primary objective is to meet the growing demand for specialist advice from public and private clients operating in the various sectors governed by Administrative Law. Having provided legal counsel across all areas of our expertise over the years, our extensive judicial and extrajudicial experience has shaped the Studio as a key consultancy in the current legal framework. We operate within the ever-strengthening relationship between the Administrative and Civil law sectors, and specialise particularly in Corporate and Financial law. The importance of this relationship has now extended across both national and international markets, particularly due to the influence of key independent authorities that regulate areas such as antitrust material, the Stock Exchange and financial brokerage, as well as other entities operating in the field of public utilities (e.g. energy, water, telecommunications and transport).

The Firm’s practice covers all areas of Public Law, either in courts of law (besides before civil and administrative courts, also in criminal proceedings involving public aspects and before Corte di Conti) or extra-judicially. In particular, the Firm is specialized in: Public tenders and Project financing, Real estate and Building Regulation (Commerce, Industrial sites, Malls, Stores and Infrastructures), Environment, Mergers and Acquisitions (i.e. Due Diligence activity), Energy, Public Utilities, Independent Authorities,  Oil and Gas, Waste, Privatisation;

We consider one of our fundamental strengths to be our ability to continually update and evolve our practice in order to accommodate for a constantly developing legal system. The Studio’s dynamic structure means that our lawyers spread across Milan, Rome and Bologna can satisfy our clients’ every need quickly and efficiently.

The Firm is located also in Rome (00198, Via G. Caccini, 1, Tel.+39 06 48 90 67 66 – Fax +39 06 47 82 16 84) and in Bologna (40122, Galleria G. Marconi, 1, Tel.+39 051 23 11 56 – Fax +39 051 04 20 457).