Next Generation Partners

Administrative and public law in Italy


BonelliErede stands out in the market for its administrative law team’s expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters spanning the full spectrum of sectors, covering telecoms, energy and utilities, real estate, financial markets and healthcare. The team is led by Luca Perfetti, whose practice is concentrated around the energy, gas, environmental and infrastructure industries, where he has recently been in charge of a strategic high-speed railway development project in Southern Italy. Another key contact is Raffaele Cassano, who is particularly active in matters concerning judicial defence, regulation and independent authorities, as well as urban development law and environmental law, while senior counsel Alessandro Rosi is noted for his experience in the electricity and renewable energy, gas and telecoms sectors.

Practice head(s):

Luca Perfetti

Other key lawyers:

Raffaele Cassano; Alessandro Rosi

Key clients





Gruppo San Donato

RCS Media Group


Work highlights

  • Assisted Ronal in carrying out a full due diligence on the environmental compliance of Speedline, Ronal’s subsidiary active in the wheels sector, before its sale to a third party.
  • Assisted Webuild in the execution of the public contract for the realisation of part of the new high-speed railway between Palermo and Catania (Sicily region, southern Italy).
  • Assisted PSN and temporary grouping of undertakings formed by TIM, CDP Equity, Leonardo and Sogei concerning the public tender procedure regarding the realisation of the Polo Strategico Nazionale, a strategic IT and cloud infrastructure.


The thriving administrative law practice at Chiomenti remains a go-to choice for both public and private national and international clients, which turn to the team for assistance in public procurement related to works, services and supplies, as well as in the context of public-private partnerships (PPP), infrastructure and energy projects, and transport-related issues, often dealt with in litigation before administrative courts and the European Court of Justice. Notably experienced in litigation work, especially in the infrastructure sector, practice co-head Filippo Brunetti has also been instructed in challenging TMT and public transport matters, while fellow co-head Giulio Napolitano‘s broad practice covers foreign direct investment screening, state-owned corporations’ organisation and action, renewable energy incentives, and financial market supervision. Sports law expert Alfredo Vitale specialises in public concessions and the real estate sector, most notably in building and town planning regulation. Federico Vanetti was a new arrival in 2023.

Other key lawyers:

Alfredo Vitale; Federico Vanetti


‘The lawyers we have worked with at Chiomenti are a client’s dream. They were highly available and intuitive in learning the essential of our somewhat novel business, spotting issues to address while also explaining risk mitigation.’

‘Chiomenti’s public law team is made up of professionals of exceptional professional quality, capable of approaching any complex regulatory issue from a multidisciplinary perspective.’

‘The exceptional professional quality, the multidisciplinary approach, and the ability to always find innovative and business oriented solutions to the most disparate public law problems makes Chiomenti’s team unique in the professional panorama, and turning to them is a success factor.’

‘Filippo Brunetti is a superstar lawyer, with significant experience, incomparable professional competence, and great availability towards the clients he agrees to assist. Particularly impressive is his cogency and the ability to manage and resolve complex, multidisciplinary issues while keeping the needs of the business in mind.’

‘The collaboration with Chiomenti concerned extremely technical and complex legal and financial issues. The team understood our needs and assisted us step by step with punctuality and great competence.’

‘Filippo Brunetti has built a complete team with all the skills necessary to provide perfect assistance.’

‘When it became apparent that our needs would require more than one lawyer, the lead partner very quickly identified a competent and careful associate to assist. We were never without good legal support.’

Key clients

Trenitalia S.p.A.

ITA Italia Trasporto Aereo S.p.A.

CONI Comitato Olimpico Nazionale

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.

Investire SGR S.p.A.

Abbott S.p.A.

Banco BPM

Infratel S.p.A.

GSE Gestore Servizi Energetici S.p.A.

Unicredit S.p.A.

Infranet S.p.A.

Invimit SGR S.p.A.

Coloplast S.p.A.

Dea Capital S.p.A.

Green IT S.p.A.

Snam S.p.A.

Bulgari S.p.A.

Pedemontana Lombarda S.p.A.


Axiom Space Inc.




Work highlights

  • Advised Autostrada Pedemontana Lombarda (APL) in administrative litigation before the Regional Administrative Court and the Council of State brought by Consorzio for the annulment of an award.
  • Assisted Sogin in the adjustment of its entire contractual activity and related procedures to the new public procurement code (dlgs m. 36/2023), which came into force as of 1 July 2023.
  • Assisted PSN (and its shareholders) in a lawsuit brought before the Lazio Regional Administrative Court by Fastweb and Aruba against the award of the tender for a concession.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s administrative and public law team provides comprehensive advice to clients operating in various industries, ranging from infrastructure, real estate and transportation to telecoms, healthcare and life sciences. Jointly led by Germana Cassar and Giorgia Romitelli, the practice is particularly strong in the energy sector, especially in energy regulation and in the construction of renewable energy plants. Here the team is notably strengthened by Mattia Malinverni’s expertise in disputes concerning energy, environmental law, construction and town planning, with particular reference to environmental issues and waste management litigation and the development of renewable source energy plants. In addition to her specialism in the energy sector, Alessia Marconi is also noted for handling complex litigation and transactions related to state and private education regulation. In the life sciences and medical devices sectors, Romitelli stands out for leading contentious matters before the administrative courts. Other key names include Carmen Chierchia, who is regularly instructed by real estate and industrial companies seeking advice on town planning, building and environmental law, and administrative litigation and public contracts expert Anna Mazzoncini.

Practice head(s):

Germana Cassar; Giorgia Romitelli

Other key lawyers:

Mattia Malinverni; Alessia Marconi; Carmen Chierchia; Anna Mazzoncini.


‘DLA Piper is able to provide highly specialised advice on the subject, with a dedicated team capable of responding to every need in relation to the most diverse issues submitted. Particularly noteworthy are the team’s great understanding of clients’ particular characteristics and its ability to fully understand their concerns.’

‘Germana Cassar’s extensive experience in administrative matters makes her an extremely well-prepared professional with unparalleled expertise in the field, skilled in advising each client by providing immediate answers to the specificities of the various business sectors in which they operate, providing them with the finest and most practical solutions.’

‘Alessia Marconi combines brilliant judicial expertise with high skills in administrative matters, assisting companies in the preparation and updating of due diligence for M&A operations and providing thorough daily advice on a wide range of administrative topics with an incomparable degree of accuracy.’

‘The team is very collaborative, smart and prompt. I also appreciated the fluid communication among them and with us.’

‘Giorgia Romitelli is very proactive and aimed at always finding a better solution for the business.’

‘We work with Carmen Chierchia, partner at DLA Piper, and her team. She is an excellent administrative lawyer with extensive experience in administrative matters. She has an excellent command of the subject, so her advice is always of a high standard.’

Key clients

Alerion Clean Power S.p.A.

Consorzio dei Proprietari Fiordaliso

FERA, Fabbrica Energie Rinnovabili Alternative S.p.A.

Hydro Catania S.r.l.

Servizi Idrici Etnei S.p.A.

Eurocommercial Properties Italia S.r.l.

Celano Green Power S.r.l.

ERG Power S.r.l.

EDP Renewable Italia Holding S.r.l.

Juwi Energie Rinnovabili S.r.l.

Ortus Power Resource Italy S.r.l.

Lidl Italia S.r.l.

TEA Group

MSE Solar Energy Italia S.r.l.

Solaria Energia Y Medio Ambiente S.A.

Deenova srl





Cantel Medical

Teleflex Medical

The Binding Site

Advanced Medical Supplies

Work highlights

  • Assisted EDP Renewables and more than 30 operators producing energy from renewable sources which were subjected to special regulations under Article 15-bis of Decree Law no. 4/2022, aimed at addressing the energy emergency of 2022, before the Regional Administrative Court of Milan.
  • Assisted Lime Technology in relation to an administrative dispute before the Veneto Regional Administrative Court and the Council of State relating to a public tender launched by the Comune di Verona for the e-scooter rental service in Verona.
  • Assisted Elekta, Immucor Italia and others before the Lazio Regional Administrative Court in proceedings concerning measures adopted by the Italian Government concerning recovery procedures for exceeding the expenditure ceiling for medical devices.

Gianni & Origoni

The experienced practitioners at Gianni & Origoni routinely handle a wide range of administrative law matters, spanning public procurement, concessions, environmental regulation and financial markets matters. In particular, the team is active in the power and energy, telecoms, television, health and public transport sectors, where it represents leading Italian and international companies before the national administrative courts and the European courts. The department's workload also includes mandates from clients in the oil and gas, chemicals and pharmaceutical sectors. The team is led by Antonio Lirosi, noted for his expertise in concessions of motorways and public utilities, and Giuseppe Velluto, who is regularly instructed by leading domestic and international companies in the development of energy, gas and waste-related projects. Maria Grazia Lanero’s broad practice encompasses real estate, including construction, networks of roads, state property, zoning and building, as well as landscape and environmental protection. Other key contacts include state-owned, motorway, maritime and airport matters expert Stefano Cunico; Fabio Baglivo, who specialises in administrative litigation and routinely appears before the Regional Administrative Courts, State Council and Supreme Court in all areas concerning administrative law; and Marco Martinelli, noted for his focus on tenders for works, supplies and services.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Lirosi; Giuseppe Velluto

Other key lawyers:

Maria Grazia Lanero; Stefano Cunico; Fabio Baglivo; Marco Martinelli


‘The strength of the legal team is its expertise in environmental law. Furthermore, the team has demonstrated great experience in managing relations with public administrations and with administrative judges.’

‘A team of very talented people who know the business and the clients’ needs.’

‘Always available, even with short notice, they are particularly strong in litigation and environmental law, in the latter case by representing the clients’ interests in all contexts, including interfacing with public bodies at all levels.’

Key clients

European Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF)

Associazione Nazionale delle Imprese di Pulizia

ASSOGAS – Associazione Italiana Industriali del Gas

Enerqos Energy Solution

Ferrovie dello Stato S.p.A.

Fondazione Cariplo

General Logistics Systems Italy S.p.A.

Hitachi Rail Italy Investments S.r.l. and Hitachi Rail Italy S.p.A.

Rekeep S.p.A.

Metropolitan Area of Venice (Città Metropolitana di Venezia)

Novartis International

Società Cattolica di Assicurazione

Takeda Italia

Tim S.p.A.

Total E&P Italia S.p.A.

University of Milan

Esso Italiana S.r.l.

Acciaierie d’Italia S.p.A.

Sarlux S.r.l.


Work highlights

  • Assisted FNM and its subsidiary Ferrovienord in relation to the “hydrogen valleys” projects aiming at implementing integrated projects for the production, storage and distribution of green hydrogen.
  • Assisted several leading Italian companies on golden power issues (state control in regard to foreign direct investment or strategic asset issues).
  • Assisted Esso Italiana in various administrative litigation matters.

Legance - Avvocati Associati

With offices in Rome and Milan, Legance - Avvocati Associati houses a dedicated team of experienced lawyers who are regularly involved in public-sector contracts, including PPP contracts, town planning and local development, as well as public financing, energy and environmental matters. Here the team is active in both non-contentious work, including advice in relation to concessions, authorisations, and public regulations, and contentious matters before the Italian administrative courts, such as remediation procedures, waste management, and disputes related to environmental damage. The co-head of the Milan office, Giuseppe Abbruzzese is noted for his expertise in administrative law issues in real estate transactions, while fellow co-head Cristina Martorana notably focuses on the regulated fields of energy and infrastructure, especially on the acquisition or financing of plants that produce energy from renewable and conventional sources. Highly experienced in the energy sector, Antonella Capria has recently been representing clients in connection with the implementation of EU regulations on environmental damage and the green economy. Filippo Pacciani is noted for handling major disputes before Italian Administrative Courts in the public contract sectors, while senior counsel Alessandra Palatini focuses on real estate transactions, specifically on the development of building complexes.

Practice head(s):

Giuseppe Abbruzzese; Cristina Martorana

Other key lawyers:

Antonella Capria; Filippo Pacciani; Alessandra Palatini


‘Legance proves to be very performant and offers wide availability and experience.’

‘We worked with Filippo Pacciani, who proved to be an excellent lawyer even in urgent situations, always offering a very high professional contribution.’

‘The administrative law department is quite unique because it is the only one to have a large sub-practice group exclusively focused on town planning and building law.’

‘Giuseppe Abbruzzese is maybe the only administrative lawyer in the Italian market, constantly leading other departments in real estate extraordinary transactions. He is able to coordinate corporate, regulatory, funds, tax, labour, and ESG departments.’

‘The firm stands out for its strong competences in administrative law and its strong focus on client needs.’

‘The response time for questions is always quick and complete. The administrative law team is among the best in Italy.’

Key clients


Adriatic GNL

Aeroporti di Roma



Autostrade per l’Italia


Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Cubico Sustainable Investments

Elettricità Futura





Fabrica Immobiliare SGR

Fidera Capital


Galileo Energy

Generali SGR

Gruppo San Donato


Iren Group


Leonardo Group

Lotterie Nazionali – Lottomatica



Partners Group

PLC S.p.A.

Poste Italiane

RAI – Radio Televisione Italiana

Roma Metropolitane

Salov S.p.A.


SEA – Società Esercizi Aeroportuali



Taconic Capital

Thales Alenia Space Italy


Torre SGR

UniCamillus – Saint Camillus International University of Health Sciences


Work highlights

Studio Legale VILDE

Studio Legale VILDE maintains a leading position in the Italian market, where it provides comprehensive advice on a wide array of areas, spanning public tenders, town planning, regulation and environmental law matters. It is active in a range of sectors, including energy, healthcare, sport and telecoms, with a particular focus on waste projects. The team led by Riccardo Villata and Andreina Degli Esposti is routinely involved in litigation work, representing clients before the administrative, civil and criminal courts in matters related to public tenders, tender procedures, PPPs and urban regeneration. Some of Villata’s and Degli Esposti’s recent highlights include public procurement work in energy services as well as litigation proceedings in the health sector, and soil remediation matters. Angela Sarli is another key contact in the field of urban planning and construction. Energy and environment sectors expert Irene Bonifaccio and sports law specialist Riccardo Bovo are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Riccardo Villata; Andreina Degli Esposti

Other key lawyers:

Angela Sarli; Irene Bonifaccio; Riccardo Bovo


‘The VILDE law firm has consistently demonstrated a profound and comprehensive understanding of administrative and public law, setting them apart as one of the most knowledgeable and respected practitioners in this field. Their diligence and attention to detail are unparalleled.’

‘Andreina Degli Esposti is one of the most esteemed experts in litigation, with a proven track record in both national and international proceedings.’

‘The firm constitutes a point of reference for environmental law throughout the national territory. The team is made up of trained professionals who are punctual in meeting deadlines.’

‘Riccardo Villata is the leading expert in environmental law, both in the management of administrative litigation and in the management of relationships with the Public Administrations involved in administrative environmental proceedings. Degli Esposti is an excellent professional: fast, efficient and capable of quickly dealing with complex legal situations.’

‘The firm is absolutely outstanding and offers top level services with excellent competence, responsiveness and unparalleled experience as well as extraordinary value for money.’

‘Unrivalled Riccardo Villata is the epitome of competence, business judgement, elegance and responsiveness at their maximum expression. Excellent Andreina Degli Esposti provides brilliant legal advices with business acumen and innovative solutions.’

‘Riccardo Villata and Andreina Degli Esposti have always assisted and represented us with effective and significant competence and professionalism, also expressing their experience and expertise with frankness and friendliness.’

‘Riccardo Villata has an extraordinary experience in public law and litigation, accompanied by a wide knowledge of the Italian administrative sector. Andreina Degli Esposti is a fantastic lawyer, with a great knowledge of the law, and the ability to understand and empathise with the client.’

Key clients

3emme Evolution s.r.l.

ADOE, Associazione degli Osteopati Esclusivi

Aldia Cooperativa Sociale

Ambire s.r.l.

Amtrust Assicurazioni s.p.a. (Amtrust Group)

Anafibj National Breeders Association

Antin Infrastructure Partners

ASSTRA Associazione Trasporti

Autogrill s.p.a.

Banca Farmafactoring s.p.a.

Biomed (Althea Italia s.p.a.)

Biomed Consulting s.r.l.

Biosonic s.r.l.

BNP Paribas

BorgWarner Inc.

Bosco Ticino s.r.l.

Carlo Gavazzi Automation s.p.a.

Casinò Della Vallée

Certosa Energie S.R.L.

Ciclat Trasporti Ambiente Soc. Coop.

Cloud HQ

Comaco s.p.a.

Compass Group Italia s.p.a.

Consonni Strade

Cubico Sustainable Investment

Edison Next Government

Edison Next s.p.a.

Edison s.p.a.

Energy Power s.r.l.

Enershare Hub s.r.l.

Ferrari Ennio e Piero SA

Fimpa s.p.a.

Finedi Asset Management s.r.l.

Fondazione CEUR

Fondazione Fiera Milano

Fondazione Pomeriggi Musicali

Fondazione Terre Des Hommes Italia

Generale du Soleil

Global Infrastructure Partners

Gornati et al.

Green Farm s.r.l.

HSBC Holdings plc

Il Cerchio Mgs s.r.l.

Immobiliare Studio Ametista

Imprese Finanziarie s.r.l.

Invacare Mec San s.r.l.

Kos Care S.R.L. (Kos Group)

La Valle Verde s.r.l.

Life Analytics s.r.l.

Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A.

Lloyd’s of London

Macquarie Asset Management

Stefano Maldifassi

Mithras Underwriting Italia s.r.l.

Mundipharma Pharmaceutical s.r.l.

Municipality of Baranzate

Municipality of Bareggio

Municipality of Caponago

Municipality of Castellanza

Municipality of Lanzada

Municipality of Cusano Milanino

Municipality of Follonica

Municipality of Gallarate

Municipality of Lodi

Municipality of Lovere

Municipality of Meda

Municipality of Molteno

Municipality of San Donato Milanese

Municipality of Tirano

Municipality of Valdisotto

Municipality of Vizzolo Predabissi

Namibia Ambassy

Namira Sgr

National Council of Notaries

Open Fiber s.p.a.

Österreichische Bundesbahnen – ÖBB

Polaris s.r.l.

Pro-Gest s.p.a.

Profili s.r.l.

Province of Bergamo

Province of Monza

Province of Sondrio

Rimmo s.r.l.

Savi Laboratori

SEA Società Servizi Aeroportruali

Seda s.p.a.

Sermetra Holding

Servizi Logistici s.r.l.

Sincronis Medical

Sirti s.p.a.

SPEA Engineering s.p.a.

Supernap Italia s.r.l.

Suzzara Hospital

Tamoil Italia s.p.a.

Tamoil Raffinazione s.p.a.

TCVVV s.p.a.

TIER Mobility s.e.

Tigros s.p.a.

Tiscali s.p.a.

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

Vento Mobility s.r.l.

Veolia WTS Italy s.r.l.

Villa Fiammetta RSA

White Lab s.p.a.

X3 CNG Italia s.r.l.

Xoldy S.P.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted SEA in administrative law matters related to the implementation of a “vertiport” network in Milan and Lombardy.
  • Assisted Lloyd’s Insurance Company in drafting an adjourned version of the operational manual for tender procedures in Italy to be used by LlC.
  • Assisted Namira, as the management company of the investment fund “Ukhast”, in the realisation of a 240MW technological site in Magenta.

AMMLEX - Studio Legale Amministrativisti Associati

AMMLEX - Studio Legale Amministrativisti Associati is routinely sought out by national and international clients for advice on public law matters spanning urban planning, construction, procurement and trade, as well as environment and regulation, where the team is particularly active in reclamation procedures and related litigation. A further focus of the practice is related to the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan, where it regularly addresses strategic PPPs issues. Guido Bardelli and Maria Alessandra Bazzani each maintain a broad practice spanning both consultancy activities and litigation before TAR and the Council of State, with a focus on complex urban plans, projects and public procurement. Ada Lucia De Cesaris and Marta Spaini are also noted for their expertise in urban development and urban planning, while Antonio Papi Rossi specialises in the fields of traditional and renewable energy, including the construction of new plants and litigation proceedings with regard to gas and integrated water service.

Practice head(s):

Guido Bardelli; Maria Alessandra Bazzani; Ada Lucia De Cesaris; Antonio Papi Rossi; Marta Spaini


‘The team is strong in defending and protecting client rights, after a rigorous analysis of the various alternatives and point of view always existing in a dispute among different legal entities. High professional attitude in managing relationships towards clients and counterparts.’

‘Ada De Cesaris has extensive experience and deep knowledge of administrative and environmental law and is able to navigate Italian public administration processes smoothly and with ease, providing incredible value to the industry, allowing to timely reach objectives.’

‘The working group assigned to our project was very helpful, contributing their experience with particular attention to the benefits of the proposed legal actions compared to the costs to be incurred.’

Key clients

Saronno – Città dei Beni Comuni S.r.l.

Dea Capital S.p.A.

Eataly S.p.A.

Alliance Medical S.r.l.

Redo Sgr S.p.A.

Luxottica Group S.p.A.

Medigas Italia S.r.l.

Pv01.Re S.r.l.

Sant’Ilario, Cooperativa Edilizia

Coima Sgr SpA

Comune di Rimini

Comune di Voghera

Promega S.r.l.

Flibtravel International S.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Redo in the construction of a Real Estate Compound.
  • Assisted Hines RE in the construction of two student residences as part of an implementation plan with provision for urbanisation works in the city of Milan.
  • Assisted Hines in the participation in the ‘Reinventing Cities’ international tender organised by C40 – Cities Climate Leadership Group for the area called Nodo Bovisa-Milano.


Dentons’ team of experienced practitioners regularly advises clients both in and out of court on the full spectrum of administrative matters, with focus on public procurement, public tenders and concessions. Further core workflows of the practice include environmental law, town planning and urban development. Alongside her specialisation in the life sciences and healthcare sectors, Ilaria Gobbato is also noted for her expertise in the implementation of public tender procedures and the execution of public works, services and supplies. In November 2023 the firm’s public law and regulatory practice was strengthened by the arrival of town planning and authorisation procedures expert Jacopo Brambilla Sica, who joined the team from Belvedere Inzaghi & Partners. Federico Vanetti left the firm in 2023.

Other key lawyers:

Ilaria Gobbato; Jacopo Brambilla Sica


‘Strong expertise, enhanced by capabilities in orienting the legal consultancy to business needs. Prompt feedbacks.’

‘Great talent with extensive deep knowledge of administrative law. Very good capabilities in understanding the different client’s operations scenarios and in customising their response to the customer subject area.’

‘Ilaria Gobbato –  international profile, strong diplomatic skills, problem-solving ability and willingness to discuss.’

‘The group is very knowledgeable about administrative law. The versatility and professionalism of all the people involved makes it easy to achieve the goals.’

‘All team experts are very attentive to the specificity of the case, the law, and the protection of the interests of all partners.’

Key clients


Fujifilm Italia

Alliance Medical



Prelios SGR

Milanosesto S.p.A.

Real Estate Strategie Immobiliari

CDS Holding

The Student Hotel


Generali RE



San Pellegrino (Nestlé Group)

Villa Del Mas

Work highlights

  • Assisted Alliance Medical in relation to the acquisition of Luccioli, a company operating a major multi-specialty medical and diagnostic centre in Italy.
  • Advised Stadler on a public tender procedure, following which the client has been awarded, in JV with MER MEC and other Stadler’s subsidiaries, a framework agreement to supply bi-modal diagnostic train and diagnostic systems to Rete Ferroviaria Italiana.
  • Advised Affidea Group on the administrative aspects of the sale, by certain subsidiaries of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, of certain indirect minority interests in the client to institutional investors.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s public law team advises on environmental, public procurement and general regulatory matters, including energy regulations. Head of the team Francesca Angeloni focuses on energy, infrastructure and industrial projects, and is consistently found advising clients on regulatory issues including energy regulatory and contracts with public authorities, while Emanuela Cocco is entrusted by international clients for her expertise in environmental law, public procurement law, renewables and conventional energy, as well as other regulatory compliance matters, notably in the life sciences and oil and gas sectors.

Practice head(s):

Francesca Angeloni

Other key lawyers:

Emanuela Cocco


‘The team shows great professionalism, expertise, and dedication. They are also very knowledgeable and skilled in their field, and they were able to provide us with clear, pragmatic and concise advice.’

‘Emanuela Cocco is my main contact within the team. She is always available to support, and has great expertise in the administrative law field. She provides great and practical advice, and is responsive and respectful of the deadlines.’

‘The team always provided us with very straight to the point and practical answers to our questions, but at the same time being very exhaustive and precise. We have requested advice on tight deadlines that have always been met, allowing us to put the company on the safe side.’

‘Emanuela Cocco is a great professional who knows extremely well the administrative and public law, both on a very technical point of view but also on a practical one. Her expertise has allowed us to navigate the Italian administrative system and procedures in a very confident way.’

‘In-depth analysis, quick response, and wide range of expertise.’

‘Clear explanation, easy to understand, quick response, and abundant experience.’

‘An awesome collaboration during the entire project and outstanding technical support.’

‘Francesca Angeloni is a very competent, driven, and highly professional lawyer.’

Key clients

Azerbaijan Gas Supply Company

Giuntini S.p.A.

Invesco Real Estate

Kuwait Petroleum Italia S.p.A.

Shah Deniz Consortium, led by bp and SOCAR

Work highlights

Satta Romano & Associati

Satta Romano & Associati’s team routinely appears before both national and European Courts of law, advising clients on an array of public law matters spanning judicial defence in tenders for public contracts within the telecommunications, public works, and renewable energies sectors. Particularly skilled in energy arbitration, practice co-head Anna Romano is also noted for her expertise in the fields of public procurement and public contracts and concessions, while fellow co-chair Filippo Satta notably concentrates his capabilities on technologies and digital development in public administration, as well as energy and environment. Another key contact is Mario Natale, known for providing legal advice and assistance including litigation in all areas of tender procedures; he also specialises in town planning and permitting and land use planning.

Practice head(s):

Anna Romano; Filippo Satta

Other key lawyers:

Mario Natale


‘Satta Romano & Associati is a very reliable and precise law firm, both from a theoretical and procedural point of view. In addition to this, other strengths are their willingness to discuss and punctuality in keeping abreast of trial developments.’

‘Besides being very well-prepared from a legal point of view, Anna Romano proved to be extremely competent and able to fully understand and interpret very complex technical and engineering concepts for the purposes of the case.’

‘Strong knowledge and expertise. Excellent project management.’

Work highlights

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie’s administrative, environmental and public law team is routinely sought out by clients for its expertise in public contracts, regulatory and town planning matters, environmental and energy issues such as the development of large industrial projects, remediation procedures, and waste management issues, as well as product compliance matters. Team is also particularly active in judicial competition law proceedings, where Roberto Cursano - whose broad practice spans tender procedures, regulatory affairs, export control and contract law - has recently led a complex litigation on the matter of payback for medical devices. Practice head Francesco Goisis is noted for regularly representing clients before administrative courts in cases related to public procurement and competition law.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Goisis

Other key lawyers:

Roberto Cursano


‘Excellent team to collaborate with. Quickly understands complex issues and adapts to corporate policies.’

‘Speed and accuracy in providing feedback, clarity in the presentation in case of request of additional information, helpfulness and kindness, prompt communication with other teams in case of assignments with multidisciplinary profiles.’

‘The B&M team is really a point of reference for any matter related to product compliance and customs and ESG issues. They have consolidated a strong relationship with our company, and they are considered part of the team and primary legal partners.’

Key clients

Bio-Rad Laboratories S.r.l.


ICU Medical Group, Hartmann Group, Crossmed S.p.A., Integra Lifesciences, Nordic Pharma, Vyaire, Vyaire Medical, Meridian Bioscience, Bio-rad Laboratories, Waters, Applied medical Distribution, Illumina, (assistance on payback litigation matters)

G.A.I.A. S.p.A.

Illumina Italy S.r.l.

Consiglio di Bacino Bacchiglione A.T.O.

UTU Rewards S.r.l.

IMG Worldwide LLC and IMG Media Limited

Daimler AG and Mercedes Benz Financial Services Italia S.p.A.

Integra Lifesciences

ICU Medical

Burckhardt Compression

Wolters Kluwer Health Inc.


Work highlights

  • Assisted CHANEL in complex judicial proceedings concerning the assignment of spaces in the monumental complex of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan.
  • Assisted Gaia in complex judicial proceedings concerning the New Water Tariff Method 2020-2023 approved by the Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment (ARERA).
  • Assisted 16 clients operating in the medical devices sector in litigation concerning the Italian pay back for medical devices, which provides specific provisions for the refund of regional expenditure overruns for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s public law department is routinely entrusted by national and international clients from the infrastructure, energy and utilities, TMT, life sciences, aerospace and defence sectors, both on regulatory matters and administrative litigation. Simone Cadeddu heads the practice and is noted for his expertise in dispute resolution before administrative courts and regulatory authorities, and also advises leading international companies on infrastructure, concessions and state aid. The team also includes Jacopo Nardelli, whose practice spans public procurement contracts, public incentives and pharmaceutical regulatory matters, and Paola Bologna, who specialises in environmental issues.

Practice head(s):

Simone Cadeddu

Other key lawyers:

Jacopo Nardelli; Paola Bologna


‘The firm can boast an administrative and public law team of highly competent professionals who are familiar with administrative justice. Always willing to collaborate and able to interact with different stakeholders. ’

‘Simone Cadeddu consistently provided timely, expert advice for the Italian healthcare market.’

‘The team is very professional and competent, and works in strict collaboration with the other departments of the same law firm, providing a synergic and effective support to the client.

‘The individuals are very prepared. In particular, I recognise the expertise of Simone Cadeddu. He is very knowledgeable, knows extremely well the administrative and public dynamics and the pharmaceutical sector, and he is able to properly advise the client.’

‘A team of professionals able to respond impeccably to every request, even just for quick consultations. They advise when and whether to intervene legally, without initiating lawsuits when they are not necessary.’

‘Jacopo Nardelli is a young professional with incredible experience and knowledge of the subject. He analyses the practices to give opinions on whether to proceed or not, always putting himself on the client’s perspective. The results are always very positive.’

‘Excellent, uniquely prepared, and extremely competent. They look at the client’s comprehensive needs. Particularly suited to support local subsidiary vs. foreign headquarters interactions, acting also as “cultural interpreters” when needed.’

‘Simone Cadeddu’s strategic advice is 100% reliable, well thought and always conjugating outstanding legal support with a deep understanding of business practicalities. He is greatly appreciated by our business, our partners and even our adversaries.’

Key clients


Alcon Italia

Apollo Endosurgery

Ardian Group

Astellas Pharma

ASM Terni


Bunge Italia

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Deutsche Bank


EOS Investment Management

Fisher & Paykel

Fred Olsen Renewables

Huawei Technologies



Metalco Group

Multimedica Clinical & Research Campus


Policlinico San Donato


Regus Business Centers Italia

Rei Lancia

Servier Italia

Smiths Detection

Sicamb S.p.A.

Solaris Renewables

Telecom Italia


Thales Alenia Space

Work highlights

  • Assisted Autogrill Italia in participating in a tender called by GESAP (management company of Palermo Airport – Punta Raisi) for the awarding of a 10-year concession relating to the management of refreshment outlets.
  • Assisted a dozen medical device companies in separate appeals to the Administrative Tribunal for Lazio against the decree by which the Ministry of Health certified the overrun of the expenditure ceiling for the purchase of medical devices for the period 2015-2018.
  • Assisted Terna in the preparation of two tender procedures to be launched by Terna itself for the selection of the private contractor which will develop two projects.

Grimaldi Alliance

Grimaldi Alliance routinely assists on a range of administrative and regulatory matters spanning infrastructure, transport, public procurement, as well as environment, urban planning, energy matters and project finance. Of particular note is the team's work before the Court of Justice of the European Union, the constitutional court, the administrative courts, as well as the Italian civil courts and the authorities, with Francesco Sciaudone and Daniela Fioretti advising clients in the energy, finance and transport sectors on public procurement, tender procedures and other regulatory matters. Sergio Massimiliano Sambri heads the public law department and specialises in privatisation procedures and structured finance (PPP/PFI), while Enrico Soprano advises on public tenders, real estate transactions and administrative authorisations. With strength in the energy sector, Rosaria Arancio is also highly recommended, as is public utilities expert Flavio Iacovone.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Sciaudone; Sergio Massimiliano Sambri; Daniela Fioretti

Other key lawyers:

Enrico Soprano; Rosaria Arancio; Flavio Iacovone


‘Grimaldi is a great group made up of great professionals and endowed with great diversity and interdisciplinarity.’

‘Its people are distinguished by their training and professionalism.’

Key clients





Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Grimaldi Lines

Polo Strategico Nazionale



Work highlights

  • Advised Grimaldi Euromed on the tender procedure for the public service contract for maritime transport.
  • Advised Enel on a claim related to hydroelectric plants before the administrative judge.
  • Advised Enel on a claim for damages of €1.7bn before the civil court in relation to an abuse of dominant position.

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke’s team routinely advises on partnerships between public and private entities, public procurement and tendering, as well as public finance and banking. The team is also active in advising on regulatory compliance issues, urban redevelopment projects including environmental litigation, and the implementation of projects under PNRR. Head of the practice Giorgio Lezzi notably focuses on public sector procurement and PPPs, areas in which Angelo Maria Quintieri is also well versed. Procurement and public services law expert Federica Fischetti is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Giorgio Lezzi

Other key lawyers:

Angelo Maria Quintieri; Federica Fischetti


‘Giorgio Lezzi is always very helpful and able to tackle complex issues and solve them brilliantly. I appreciate his extreme professionalism, attention to detail, punctuality and the sensitivity with which he personally devotes himself to each case.’

‘I would like to recommend Giorgio Lezzi and Angelo Maria Quintieri for anyone who needs legal assistance on the procurement code. They are a team of professionals of undoubted and proven preparation and reliability, and constantly handle complex situations with a spirit of cooperation and utmost dedication. They are transparent in their dealings and effective in their solutions.’

‘By providing assistance from a multi-professional structure, the Osborne Clarke law firm makes it possible to deal with issues concerning different business areas with a single point of contact.’

‘Giorgio Lezzi stands out not only for his great expertise in public contracts, but also for his extreme availability and flexibility in dealing with the various issues that the various corporate sectors bring to him.’

‘Osborne Clarke practice has the unique capacity to offer an accurate and thoroughly deepened and verified work along with a very smart and friendly approach of the team. The quality and the variety of the team allows Osborne Clarke to offer a multidisciplinary support to clients of large dimensions and different fields.’

‘Very high preparation in the field of competence, respect for time and availability.’

‘Giorgio Lezzi has a very high level of knowledge in the field of expertise, availability and respect for time.’

Key clients

A2A Group

Acinque Tecnologie S.p.A.

Acque Bresciane S.r.l.

Agesp Group

ALER Milano

Alfa S.r.l.

AMAT – Agenzia Ambiente Mobilità e Territorio

Ambiente Energia Brianza S.p.A.

BFF Bank S.p.A.

Brianzacque S.r.l.

CAP Holding S.p.A.

CEM Ambiente S.p.A.

Chamber of Commerce of Milan, Monza Brianza, Lodi

Chamber of Commerce of Bergamo


CREDEM Credito Emiliano S.p.A.

Grifols Italia S.p.A.

ICCREA Bancaimpresa S.p.A.

Infrastrutture Recupero Energia Agenzia Regionale Ligure – IRE S.p.A.

Intercomp S.p.A.

ITELYUM Regeneration S.p.A.

ITELYUM Purification S.p.A.

Lereti S.p.A. (Acinque Group, formerly ACSM–AGAM group)

Milano Santa Giulia S.p.A.

Municipality of Sanremo

Municipality of Ospedaletti

Municipality of Rozzano

Padania Acque S.p.A.

Regional Council of Sardinia

Serenità S.r.l.


Seruso S.p.A.

Uniacque S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising CAP Holding on the execution of its industrial plan, which includes commencing operations in the environmental sector and incorporating circular economy initiatives across northern Italy.
  • Advised ITELYUM GROUP on numerous business ventures requiring substantial public and administrative regulation across diverse areas within Italy.
  • Advised ICCREA Bancaimpresa (now BCC Leasing) on resolving legal complexities associated with the roll-out of PPP ventures across Italy.

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo‘s public law department provides comprehensive advice to corporations and public entities in the public transport, pharma, hospitality and energy sectors on public procurement and tender award disputes. Practice head Marco Giustiniani is a key contact, representing clients in particular from the construction and infrastructure sectors on complex public procurement and public tender matters. Giampaolo Grechi notably focuses on town planning, construction and energy-related matters, while Alessandro Paccione and Antonello Frasca are active in public procurement, urban planning, construction and PPP matters.

Practice head(s):

Marco Giustiniani

Other key lawyers:

Giampaolo Grechi; Alessandro Paccione; Antonello Frasca


‘Client focus, availability, deep knowledge of the sector. ’

‘The people are really what makes the difference in this team!’

‘The firm houses a team of committed, highly technical lawyers ready to go the extra mile for assisting their clients. It is a true pleasure to work with them!’

‘A very well integrated team, extremely available, always accurate and responsive. ’

Key clients

Rai – Radiotelevisione Italiana SpA

Bocconi University

Accord Healthcare Italia / Assogenerici

Cardiotech S.r.l.

Enpam RE

Skytanking S.r.l.

Trenitalia S.p.a.

Cap Holding S.p.a.

Artrò S.r.l.

DIKE Giuridica S.r.l.

Dike Formazione Giuridica s.r.l.

Omnia Hotels Group

Elettroliri S.r.l.

TAXIBLU – Consorzio RadioTaxi Satellitare

Società Cooperativa / APP TAXI soc. coop.

Aeroporti Roma S.p.a.

SONEPAR Italia S.r.l.

Colt Technology Services S.p.a.

Wolters Kluwer Italia S.r.l.

4L Collection Hotels

Futura Autotrasporto Service Soc. Coop.

Sprintcar & Service Soc. Coop.

UGL Trasporti

Copernico Scpa

Autoradiotassì Soc. Coop.

Consorzio progetto Italia

Com Metodi S.p.a.

Nuova Mondial S.a.s.

Open Fiber S.p.a.

Desa S.r.l. (Gruppo supermercati DEM)

Castello SGR

Bioteck S.p.A.

Federazione Italiana Pubblici Esercizi


Cotabe Soc. Coop.

Saica S.p.a.

Mauro Benedetti S.p.a.

Elpendù Soc. Coop.

Comune di Grottaferrata

Associazione T.A.M.

Associazione S.A.T.A.M.

FederTaxi CISAL

Virtus Buonconvento s.d. (Gruppo Virtus


Infocamere Scpa

Autorità di sistema portuale del mare

Adriatico centro-settentrionale

Comune di Bracciano

Gruppo Caltagirone

Gruppo Amadori

Pronto Taxi 6645 Soc. Coop.

Soluzioni Prodotti Sistemi S.r.l.

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

Dicò Gallery S.r.l.

Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato

Lime Technology S.r.l.

Delcon S.r.l.

Akron Regeneration S.r.l.

Bioteck S.p.A.

Provincia di Foggia

Unionbau S.p.A.

Lagardère Travel Retail Italia S.R.L.

Maglione S.r.l.

My Chef Ristorazione Commerciale S.p.A

Chef Express S.p.A.

Autogrill Italia S.p.A.

Gruppo SADA

ITG Tecnologie S.r.l.

Società Agricola Agribovenergy S.S. Yes

Gitoma S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Advised Lime Technology on several proceedings before Regional Administrative Courts and Council of State arising from the awarding of the mobility sharing service in many Italian cities.
  • Advised major Italian cleaning services player Copernico on several open matters and proceedings arising from the awarding of environmental hygiene services by multiple contracting authorities.
  • Advised leading operators in the medical devices sector on proceedings challenging the provisions on the repayment of the overrun of the medical device expenditure ceiling at national and regional level for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.


The team at PedersoliGattai provides comprehensive assistance on a wide range of public and administrative, judicial and extrajudicial matters, with an emphasis on public contracts, tender procedures and complex proceedings, including those involving urban and environmental law. The team is jointly led by Sergio Fienga, recognised for his expertise in public procurement, concessions, town planning regulations, real estate and environmental law, and Gianluca Gariboldi, who focuses on urban planning, construction, and public tenders. Alessandro Zuccaro routinely assists clients in urban and environmental redevelopment operations, public-private partnership and project financing deals.

Practice head(s):

Sergio Fienga; Gianluca Gariboldi

Other key lawyers:

Alessandro Zuccaro; Marco Trevisan; Giovanni Battista De Luca


‘Great commitment and excellent quality service coupled with strong relational skills at all levels. The team leaders are always involved in any part of the transaction with the right level of deal-oriented approach and outstanding technical preparation and experience.’

‘Very well-organised multi-practice approach, with the involvement of specialists and their interaction, and full integration with the negotiation team.’

‘Alessandro Zuccaro is a real estate associate with a great experience in all administrative and urbanistic aspects of the transactions, fully coordinated with the negotiation team and with great commitment.’

‘Problem-solving capacity and experience in the sector.’

‘Giovanni De Luca knows the Italian energy market very well. He is one of the best emerging Italian energy lawyers.’

‘Attention to detail, immediate response to requests, adherence to deadlines, and involvement of specialised professional staff.’

‘Extensive preparation, attention, and in-depth study of updates and regulations. Very well-rounded team.’

‘Great collaboration, professional staff with great human and relational capabilities.’

Key clients

Sparkasse – Cassa di Risparmio di Bolzano

NTP Nano Tech Projects

Gestore dei Servizi Energetici – GSE



Advanced Sterilization Products Italia

Consorzio Lingam

EG Italia

Lagardere Food and Travel Retail


Enel Energia

Ferretti Holding

IKEA – Ingka Holding BV

Work highlights

  • Assisted Cassa di Risparmio di Bolzano before the Regional Administrative Court of Lazio linked to the takeover transaction for the acquisition of the majority in corporate capital of Banca di Cividale.
  • Assisted GSE in approximately 300 disputes pending before the Administrative Courts (Regional Administrative Courts and State Council) concerning admission to public incentives for energy plants.
  • Assisted Fastweb in relation to the monitoring service of the 5G line within several Italian municipalities.

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons‘ team is equipped to advise on a range of matters related to construction, urban planning and development projects, as well as public tender procedures and environment-related issues. Mauro Pisapia leads the team, and notably concentrates her practice on town planning, environmental law, and the administrative aspects of corporate law together with public procurements expert Luigi Pontrelli and Martina Baraldo, who assists clients with public tenders, town planning and energy-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Mauro Pisapia

Other key lawyers:

Luigi Pontrelli; Martina Baraldo


‘Excellent legal services, combining high technical skills with a pragmatic and business oriented approach.’

‘Mauro Pisapia is very efficient in providing support and legal advice on complex matters and on an urgent basis. Very good at establishing trustworthy and long-term attorney-client relations.’

‘Mauro Pisapia stands out for his preparation, dedication and great human sensitivity, which enables him to convey closeness and balance to the client.’

Key clients


Ospedal Grando


Ens Solar Five

Forumnet S.p.A.

Esselunga S.p.A.


Università Vita Salute San Raffaele


Bastogi S.p.A.

Antas S.p.A.

Tassara S.p.A.

Balt International

Fondo Italiano di Investimento



B. Braun

Siram S.p.A.

Milanofiori 2000

All Events



Getec Italia S.p.A.

Moog Italiana S.r.l.

ASST Papa Giovanni XXIII

FCA Partecipazioni S.p.A.

Cleaf S.p.A.

SanPellegrino S.p.A.

ASST Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIII

CBRE Investment Management

Work highlights


ADVANT Nctm is regularly entrusted by clients on matters related to public procurement, competition, concessions, public utilities and environmental law, as well as town planning and infrastructure. Rosemarie Serrato is a key practitioner, regularly advising urban transformation companies on all aspects of town planning law, including on environmental aspects of real estate transactions. Marco Monaco leads the team and specialises in PPPs, free way concessions, urban transformation operations, and valorisation and disposal of public assets, while Giuliano Berruti notably handles public contracts, infrastructure matters, zoning plans regulation, and issues related to pharmaceutical law. Healthcare and pharma regulatory matters specialist Francesco Follieri is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Marco Monaco

Other key lawyers:

Rosemarie Serrato; Giuliano Berruti; Francesco Follieri


‘Marco Monaco is a true partner. He has in-depth knowledge of the issues and the ability to grasp the real needs of the client in order to find the appropriate solution. He is definitely a master in this field, and the way he does it is truly remarkable.’

‘Giuliano Berruti is an experienced professional who always provides sharp analysis and excellent knowledge of the legal framework of port concessions.’

Key clients

Tuscany Region

Università degli Studi di Milano

Invimit SGR

Lazio Innova

Snam Rete Gas S.p.A.

Fresenius Kabi Italia S.r.l.

Parma Calcio 1913


Autovie Venete S.p.A.

APM Terminals

Work highlights

  • Provided legal assistance to Regione Toscana in relation to the activities, processes and areas that fall within the scope of analogous control, and other matters.
  • Assisted University of Milan in order to support the administration of the client in identifying an SGR for participation in real estate funds.
  • Assisted Hines in relation to the negotiation and structuring on the town planning aspects to define the completion of two logistic assets with an overall surface of 82,000 sqm.

Bertacco Recla & Partners

Bertacco Recla & Partners’ team routinely advises clients on town planning, public procurement, tenders and disputes, with a particular focus on urban redevelopment projects in northern Italy. Paolo Bertacco is a key contact for zoning, planning and urban regeneration projects, while Jacopo Recla specialises in public tenders, public procurement and administrative litigation. Another key name is Francesco Rovetta, who focuses on large-scale redevelopment projects.

Practice head(s):

Jacopo Recla; Paolo Bertacco

Other key lawyers:

Francesco Rovetta


‘The firm has great experience and multiple skills in the field of public tender procurement. It acts as a problem solver, providing the client with the necessary information to make the relevant decisions.’

‘Very prepared team, also from a technical point of view, and with specialisations in many different fields. Ability to speak in simple language and explain legal aspects in a very clear and easily understandable way.’

‘The legal assistance provided by Bertacco Recla is based on a commercial approach. The advice is of excellent quality and based on the specific requirements of the client.’

Key clients

Lendlease MSG NORTH S.r.l.

Milanosesto S.p.a

Roche Diagnostics S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Lendlease MSG NORTH in the development of Milano Santa Giulia, one of the major urban redevelopment projects in Italy with a gross development value of €2.5bn.
  • Assisted Milanosesto in the definition of public works (FS Station, road system, parks, parking lots, etc.) of the project for the development and redevelopment of the former Falck Areas in Sesto San Giovanni.
  • Assisted Roche Diagnostics – which was the first-ranked company in the tender procedure for the supply of molecular micro-biology analytical systems for laboratories of the Tuscany region – against the appeal brought by Abbott aimed at obtaining Roche’s exclusion.

BIP - Belvedere Inzaghi & Partners

BIP - Belvedere Inzaghi & Partners advises clients on real estate developments, such as zoning law, environmental law, public procurement and PPP. Joint practice heads Guido Alberto Inzaghi and Antonio Belvedere have notable experience before the Italian administrative courts and in arbitration proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Belvedere; Guido Alberto Inzaghi

Other key lawyers:

Riccardo Marletta; Matteo Peverati; Simone Pisani; Jacopo Brambilla Sica; Andrea Ceriani


‘Administrative law and real estate practice are perfectly mixed.’

‘This is a law firm with a plurality of integrated competences, with a great ability to work within disciplinary groups.’

‘This is a young team, but it has significant experience, particularly in the field of town planning law. In particular, I had the opportunity to work with Simone Pisani, who has extraordinary technical and relational skills.’

Key clients

Apollo Global Management

CDP Cassa Depositi e Prestiti


Eurocommercial Properties Italia S.R.L.


Hines S.p.A.

InvestiRE SGR

Risanamento S.p.A.

Savills Investment Management SGR S.p.A.


SogeMi S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised COIMA SGR, COVIVIO and PRADA HOLDING on the planning procedure for the redevelopment of the Porta Romana area and disused railyard area.
  • Advised Bologna Football Club 1909 on the filing of the restoration and renovation project, in form of a PPP, of the Renato Dall’Ara Stadium.
  • Advised HINES on the administrative legal due diligence for the acquisition of the “UNIONE 0” lot, part of the urban regeneration project “Milanosesto”.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Regularly acting on behalf of large Italian and multinational companies in litigation before the administrative courts, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton‘s multi-practice team assists with regulatory issues including public procurement, public tenders, authorisations and permits within the telecoms and media sectors, as well as in the transport, pharmaceutical and energy industries. A key contact in these areas is Marco Zotta, whose broad practice focuses on litigation before Italian administrative courts, routinely representing telecoms and life sciences clients. Competition law specialist Marco D’Ostuni is also active in regulation issues in the energy, telecoms and media fields.

Practice head(s):

Marco D’Ostuni

Other key lawyers:

Marco Zotta


‘The individuals are well-prepared, following up their assigned tasks in a precise and punctual manner. Their strength is to quickly understand the context by proactively confronting with us.’

‘I particularly appreciated the team’s openness to discussion, which brings significant benefits in the results, as they are the result of a syncretic fusion of technical and legal know-how.’

‘The lawyers have an international working approach, and are mostly very efficient and precise in their communications.’

Key clients



TIM and FiberCop



Santander Consumer Bank S.p.A.



Smurfit Kappa



SEN – Servizio Elettrico Nazionale

F. Hoffmann-La Roche


Compass Banca S.p.A.

Baxter S.p.A.

Dexia Crediop S.p.A.



Poste Italiane

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane

Deloitte Consulting

Deloitte & Touche

DHL Express Italy S.r.l.


A.S. Roma






Work highlights

  • Represented Iren Mercato in the investigation launched by the AGCM, which had alleged that the company infringed consumer protection regulations and Article 3 of Law Decree No. 115/2022.
  • Represented Google in numerous mandates, including before the Council of State against a TAR Lazio’s judgment rejecting the application for annulment of a decision of the Italian Competition Authority (ICA).
  • Represented TIM and FiberCop in proceedings brought by Open Fiber before the Lazio Regional Administrative Court for the annulment of AGCM’s decision No. 30002 of 15.2.2022 in Case I850.

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani is routinely sought out by clients in the medical devices, pharmaceutical, betting and gaming, energy, environmental, and food and beverage sectors for advice on town planning, regulatory work, public procurement and public concessions. Practice head Antonella Terranova advises domestic and multinational companies from the pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare products, betting and gaming services, areas in which Fabio Ferraro – alongside his expertise in the energy sector – is also well versed.

Practice head(s):

Antonella Terranova

Other key lawyers:

Fabio Ferraro

Key clients

Cial – Consorzio Imballaggi Alluminio


Fallimento Bari Porto Mediterraneo


Rolex Sa And Rolex Italia Spa

Contship Italia Spa

Work highlights

  • Advised UK multinational Stanley Betting Group in Italy on several fronts.
  • Assisted Slovenian petroleum company Petrol D.D. in litigation in civil matters and before TAR regarding the recognition of sustainability certificates for supplying petroleum to an Italian operator.
  • Represented Beurer both in connection with its participation in numerous tenders launched for the supply of medical devices to public hospitals and local health units, and in related litigation before the Administrative Courts.

Deloitte Legal Italy -Società tra Avvocati a r.l.

Deloitte Legal Italy -Società tra Avvocati a r.l. advises on a wide range of administrative and regulatory issues spanning transportation, water and energy, urban planning and construction. Francesco Paolo Bello notably focuses on public contracts and in the renewable energy sector in projects for the construction of renewable plants (solar, biomasses etc.) or in acquisition projects, while Giacomo Gargano is known for his focus on the fields of health, energy production, transport and public works. Annalisa D’Urbano is another key name for administrative litigation before TAR and Consiglio di Stato, as well as for out-of-court counselling in the areas of public contracts, electronic communications and environmental law.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Paolo Bello

Other key lawyers:

Giacomo Gargano; Annalisa D’Urbano


‘Problem-solving and authority.’

Key clients

Itea spa

4R S.r.l.

Gruppo Biancamano in Amministrazione Straordinaria

Helbiz Italia srl

ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco

Arexpo S.p.A.

Leader Service soc. coop. a r.l.

Deloitte Risk Advisory s.r.l. S.B.

Fox Petroli S.p.A., Logistica Mediterranea S.p.A., Italy Car Rent S.p.A., Clivet S.p.A., Arcus Marine, Centomedia e lode S.r.l., CSM S.p.A., Comune di Comiso, Comune di Vittoria, Nord Milano Ambiente S.p.A., ANCE Catania, ANCE Caltanissetta, Università Federico II di Napoli, Agritech, HGV

Stryker Italia S.r.l., Edwards Lifescience Italia S.p.A., Masimo Europe Limited – Filiale Italiana, Sidam S.r.l., Vigeo S.r.l., Alpha Pharma Services S.r.l., Hospital Scientific Consulting S.r.l., Waldner Tecnologie Medicali S.r.l., I.S.E. S.r.l.


Sini Medik Niederreiter GMBH

Alpha Pharma S.r.l.

Gruppo Hope S.r.l.

Centro Combustione Ambiente S.p.A.

Comunità Energetiche S.r.l.

Work highlights


EY TAX & LAW ITALY ‘s team provides comprehensive assistance to public bodies and companies in public tenders, PPP contracts, as well as in tariff and regulatory issues, while also handling contentious matters before the Italian administrative courts. Transactional matters also feature in the department’s workload. Maria Cirillo regularly advises on public tenders and has significant experience in the management of integrated water services. Maria Cristina Breida routinely assists international groups and Italian public and private companies, private equity funds and investment banks in real estate transactions involving high environmental and energy impact, risk management, as well as litigation and negotiation with the public administration.


‘The support that EY provided to our company was characterised by the involvement in specific areas that were markedly different from each other, which highlighted the hermeneutic skills and the spectrum of competences that the team showed to possess since the preliminary assessments.’

‘Our relationship with EY involved the team formed by Maria Cristina Breida, and it was precisely their particular expertise, together with their availability and direct involvement, that determined the positive judgement expressed about the team.’

‘High level of competence and skills; always available when needed. Flexible.’

‘I have personally worked with Maria Cirillo, who is very valuable for her level of qualified competence as well as capacity to cooperate and availability.’

Key clients

National Commission for the Right of Asylum

Ministry of the Interior

Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies – Managing Authority of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)

Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri – Dipartimento della Funzione Pubblica

Italgas Reti S.p.a.

Smurfit Kappa Italia S.p.a.

Angelini Pharma S.p.a.

La Linea Verde Società Agricola S.p.a.

italiana petroli S.p.a.

IP Industrial

O.P. Sole e Rugiada S.A.C.p.A.

Lepori S.r.l.

Municipality of Genoa

ASL Torino 3

Work highlights

LCA Studio Legale

LCA Studio Legale‘s public law department is regularly involved in complex contentious and non-contentious administrative law matters spanning joint ventures, public tender procedures, authorisation processes and public procurement. The team is particularly strong in the healthcare and life sciences sectors, as well as in the food and beverage industry, where it regularly assists clients before the administrative courts, while also handling transactions pertaining to the Golden Power law. Founding partner Leonardo De Vecchi is recognised for his expertise in the life sciences, food and energy sectors; Benedetta Mussini focuses on urban planning, construction and environmental law.

Practice head(s):

Leonardo De Vecchi; Benedetta Mussini


‘Great team, very professional. Always available to the client. Problem-solving attitude.’

‘Benedetta Mussini is very professional. She always proposes the best solution to the problem, and her ideas are brillant!’

Key clients

Alta Quota Rent S.r.l.

Arborea Living Il Belvedere S.r.l.

Casa di cura Habilita S.p.A.

Colombo Costruzioni S.p.A.

Dealfa S.r.l.

Distilleria Deta S.r.l.

Extractum Pharma Zrt

Furla S.p.A.

Hupac SA

Instrumentation Laboratory S.p.A.

Med Consulting S.r.l.

Parcam S.r.l.

Progroup Board S.r.l.

Torino Soc. Cons. a r.l.

Zentiva Italia S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Advised a joint venture on the 30-year project financing concession for the design, construction and management of the “Cittadella Sanitaria” of the Treviso Hospital of the No. 9 local health authority.
  • Acted for Torino Soc. Cons. on the construction of Piedmont Region’s new administrative and institutional complex in Turin.
  • Assisted Hupac with its participation in the public tender procedure run by TELT for the construction of the base tunnel of the cross-border section of the Lyon-Turin rail link.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s public law department handles an array of administrative law matters, covering public contracts, urban planning and real estate. The team, led by Mariangela Di Giandomenico, is particularly active in the energy, aerospace and defence, life sciences, transport and infrastructure sectors, where it assists clients in both regulatory matters and in litigation proceedings before the Administrative Judge, Constitutional and European Court. Another key contact is Enrica Cortelli, who is noted for handling public procurement, PPPs and project financing, as well as urban and building planning.

Practice head(s):

Mariangela Di Giandomenico

Other key lawyers:

Enrica Cortelli

Key clients

Graded S.p.a.


Progetto CMR

Acqua Santa Croce

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Energy Service Company Graded in the appeal to the Lazio Regional Administrative Court concerning a company’s exclusion from the tender called by the Ministry of Ecological Transition for the selection of project proposals within the framework of the PNRR.
  • Assisted Utilitalia Federation before the Lazio Regional Administrative Court during its interventions in two separate judgments in which Iren Mercato and Dolomiti Energia challenged certain precautionary measures of the Antitrust Authority.
  • Assisted Progetto CMR in relation to the tender for the design of the new Department of Medical Area, University of Udine.

SZA Studio Legale

SZA Studio Legale’s team is especially active in infrastructure investment related to the ecological transition, as well as in project financing and public concessions for water, waste management, local transport and electricity production from renewable sources. The practice is jointly led by Danilo Tassan Mazzocco, who regularly advises clients on public tenders and procurement, as well as on litigation before national administrative and tax courts, and Luca Guffanti, noted for his experience in representing public sector authorities on both public services issues and contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Danilo Tassan Mazzocco; Luca Guffanti


‘The team is very compact and they have very specialised professionals covering most branches. The team is innovative, young and technological.’

‘Our company has worked with Danilo Tassan Mazzocco and Paolo Marra. They are both very available, quick in the responses as well as smart and creative in their solutions. They take the time for sharing the strategy with the client.’

‘Danilo Tassan Mazzocco is a hard worker and very successful in his work. He is a warranty for the client’s success.’

Key clients

Coinger S.R.L.

Neutalia S.R.L.

Suez International Sas

Comune di Gorla Maggiore

Comune di Roncadelle

Hservizi S.P.A.

Caronno Pertusella Metano S.R.L.

Volcan S.R.L.

Lereti S.P.A.

Aevv Impianti S.R.L.

Gruppo Acsm-Agam (oggi Acinque)

Intercenter – Agenzia Regionale Per Lo Sviluppo Dei Mercati Telematici

Gargest S.R.L.

S.I.T. Vallee’ Soc. Cons. A R.L.

Asst Papa Giovanni Xxiii

Milano Serravalle Engineering S.R.L.

Engie Italia S.P.A.

Beta 80 S.P.A.

Gi Group S.P.A.

Covar 14

AMGA Legnano S.P.A.

Polis Lombardia – Istituto Regionale Per Il Supporto Alle Politiche Della Lombardia

New Lisi S.P.A.

Milano Serravalle – Milano Tangenziali S.P.A.

Consorzio Autonoleggiatori Alto Adige – Ksm-C.A.A.

Trenord S.R.L.

Agenzia Regionale Intercent-Er

Acque Toscane S.P.A.

Nuove Acque S.P.A.

Cogeser S.P.A.

Agesp S.P.A.

Agesp Energia S.R.L.

Suez Trattamento Acque S.P.A. (oggi Suez Italy S.p.A.)


Utilità S.P.A.

Cap Holding S.P.A.

Comune di Lonigo

Lario Reti Holding S.P.A.

Banca Farmafactoring S.P.A.

Fondazione Monza E Brianza Per Il Bambino E La Sua Mamma (MBBM)

Comune Di Firenze

Città di Torino

Città Metropolitana di Torino

Fondazione Regionale Lombardia Ambiente

Provincia di Cremona

Comodepur S.C.R.L.

GSE – Gestore Servizi Energetici

Ridemovi S.p.A.

Fondazione Matilde Tettamanti e Menotti De Marchi Onlus

Comitato Maria Letizia Verga Onlus

Cuma Scarl

Comune di Molteno


Comune di Livigno

Autostrada Pedemontana Lombarda


Fondazione Fratelli Giuseppe Vitaliano, Tullio e Mario Confalonieri



Comune di Legnano

Comune di Cusano Milanino


Impresa Pizzarotti & C. SpA

Fondazione Lombardo mobilità

Regione Lombardia – Direzione Trasporti

Suez International Italian branch

Work highlights

  • Assisted Suez International in an appeal before the Regional Administrative Court (TAR) of Catania challenging the selection process for a 30-year contract for water management services.
  • Advised C.A.A. on a contentious situation in front of the Regional Administrative Court (TAR) of Bolzano regarding the assignment of public transportation services within the Autonomous Province of Bolzano.
  • Advised Bionet on the negotiation for the re-establishment of the economic-financial balance (using a special financing) of the concession for the construction and management of a treatment plant complex in the Municipality of Udine.

Allen & Overy - Studio Legale Associato

Allen & Overy - Studio Legale Associato‘s administrative team provides comprehensive advice on regulatory and environmental law matters across the energy, infrastructure, transport, TMT and life sciences sectors. Practice head Luca Amicarelli and Roberta Errico are noted for routinely advising both domestic and international companies.

Practice head(s):

Luca Amicarelli

Other key lawyers:

Roberta Errico


‘The team is extremely responsive and focused on the specific feedback requested; their answer is never off the right track. Their capacity to understand what you need makes your job easier. You really perceive they perfectly understand the issue, and you can trust them.’

‘Responsive and quick in addressing problems and working directly with agencies and suppliers on the other side of the agreement to eliminate translation inefficiencies.’

‘Luca Amicarelli supported me and our Italian legal advisor in a number of matters, bridging the knowledge and experience gap between me and Italian law and practice.’

Key clients


Norges Bank

Cheyne Capital Management


Aermont Capital

Bedrocan BV

Capital Group

Luxottica Group

The Children Investment Fund

W.L. Gore & Associati S.r.l.

King Street (Europe) LLP

The Riverside Company/La Galvanina

MOL Group

Alsa Grupo SLU


IGI Poseidon

Barberini S.p.A

Work highlights

  • Advised EQT Infrastructure VI fund on the regulatory aspects connected to its acquisition of a 60 per cent stake in a newly created company which will own and operate the Italian telecom provider Wind Tre’s mobile and fixed network.
  • Advised Aermont Capital, a real estate investment fund, on complex town planning and environmental matters and development perspectives of its acquisition of a majority stake in “Il Pellicano”.
  • Assisted long-standing client W.L. Gore & Associati in relation to its participation in public tenders launched by hospitals and healthcare structures for the assignment of supply contracts in Italy.

B - Health, Safety & Environment

B - Health, Safety & Environment's specialisms in environmental law and health and safety matters cover remediation procedures, management and compliance. The practice is jointly led by Matteo Benozzo – an expert in waste management, environmental damage, and health and safety procedures – and Francesco Bruno, noted for his expertise in remediation procedures and the management of emissions.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Bruno; Matteo Benozzo


‘The group is extremely professional, well-trained and organised.’

‘Prof. Bruno and Prof. Benozzo are the best in the environment, super helpful and absolutely reliable.’

‘Francesco Bruno is knowledgeable and practical.’

‘The team is extremely knowledgeable and shows great availability. The proposed solutions are always pragmatic and business oriented.’

‘Francesco Bruno has not only amazing theoretical knowledge, being always aware of the latest case law, but he is also very practical in the solutions that he proposes.’

‘Excellent firm in terms of competence and availability.’

‘Matteo Benozzo is an excellent lawyer with professional skills and human qualities, endowed with empathy and resilience.’

Key clients

Christian Dior Italia S.r.l.

Colgate Palmolive Italia S.r.l.

Kuwait Petroleum Italia S.p.A., KRI S.p.A. and Q8 Quaser S.p.A. (all companies of Kuwait Petroleum Group)

Enel Distribuzione S.p.A., Enel Produzione S.p.A., |Enel Green Power S.p.A. and Enel Green Power Italia S.r.l. |(all companies of Enel Group)

Roullier Group Zone Italie – Timac Agro Italia S.p.a.

Avio S.p.A.

Manufactures Dior S.r.l.

Elantas Europe S.r.l.

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Pantheon Italia S.p.A.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc

Work highlights

  • Advised Christian Dior Italia and Manufactures Dior on managing all operations related to the opening of new stores, temporary shops, corner shops and sites in Italy.
  • Assisted Colgate Palmolive Italia in all the environmental and safety matters related to its largest European plant located in the municipality of Anzio, near Rome, since 2012.
  • Advised Kuwait Petroleum (Q8) regarding all the remediation procedures ongoing in its filling stations, dealing with public entities as well as with the owners of the lands and/or the premises involved.


Carnelutti‘s client base includes operators from the energy, health and pharmaceuticals, telecoms and public transport sectors, which the team routinely advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters related to public procurement, town planning, infrastructure and project financing. Practice head and energy expert Francesco Paolo Francica is a key contact, as is Roberta Valentini, who focuses on building and town planning.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Paolo Francica

Other key lawyers:

Roberta Valentini

Key clients

ASSICA, Associazione Industriali delle Carni e dei Salumi


Sanpellegrino S.p.A.


Stryker Italia S.r.l.

Azienda Agricola Green Farm Di Guido Leopardi Dittajuti & C. Soc. Agricola Semplice

Work highlights

  • Represented IGI POSEIDON in and out of court in all public law matters and in relations with local government administrations and agencies concerning the Poseidon gas pipeline.
  • Assisted Stryker Italia, an American multinational in medical technologies, with out-of-court and judicial assistance in the field of tender procedures and awarding of works, supplies and services contracts.
  • Represented Azienda Agricola Green Farm Di Guido Leopardi Dittajuti & C. Soc. Agricola Semplice before the Council of State, which ruled on a dispute that concerned the rejection of a building permit.

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario advises both private and public operators on public works such as public tendering procedures, and real estate and infrastructure projects, while also handling contentious matters before the administrative courts. Practice head Fabrizio Magrì notably focuses on large-scale works, real estate developments and town planning, while Stefano Crisci provides extrajudicial and litigation assistance in the areas of tenders, supplies and services.

Practice head(s):

Fabrizio Magrì

Other key lawyers:

Stefano Crisci


‘CBA always shows an outstanding capability of analysing questions from the client and delivering accurate and business-driven solutions. ’

‘CBA professionals are always available and are capable of delivering effective messages and legal opinions to any interlocutor (e.g.: public administrations, internal clients, company management) and have been strongly appreciated by our stakeholders, suppliers and counterparts.’

Work highlights


The administrative and public team at CMS is regularly engaged by major contracting authorities and international businesses on public procurement and tenders, contracts and concessions, as well as non-contentious environmental and urban planning matters. The team is jointly led by Marco Iannacci, whose broad practice spans energy law, public procurement, expropriation and construction law, and Pietro Cavasola, who advises clients on complex issues regarding public procurement, public concessions and administrative authorisations.

Practice head(s):

Pietro Cavasola; Marco Iannacci


‘Effectiveness and proactivity.’

‘Competence and availability.’

Key clients

Italiana Petroli S.p.A. and IP Industrial S.p.A.

Conduent Business Solutions Italia S.p.A.

TotalEnergies EP Italia S.p.A. (former Total E&P Italia S.p.A.)

Go Fit Life Science and Technology S.A. (former Ingesport Health and SPA Consulting S.A.)

Encavis A.G.

Progroup AG

Work highlights

  • Assisted Italiana Petroli and Ip Industrial in litigation before the Council of State and the Supreme Court of Cassation concerning the new tariffs regulations approved by the Port Authority of Civitavecchia and Fiumicino.
  • Advised TotalEnergies EP Italia on public law matters relevant to the company (as operator of the JV with Shell and Mitsui) for the development of the Tempa Rossa Project.
  • Assisted Conduent Business Solutions Italia, a multinational US-based company active in business process outsourcing (BPO) services, on its participation in public tender offer procedures.

Eversheds Sutherland Associazione Professionale

Eversheds Sutherland Associazione Professionale‘s team provides assistance in administrative procedures for authorisations and concessions, and can also be seen representing clients in both contentious and non-contentious urban and building planning operations, public tenders, public procurement and energy-related matters. Practice head Giuseppe La Rosa has deep expertise in regulatory, public procurement and litigation work, while Gianluigi Delle Cave focuses on public contracts and urban planning.

Practice head(s):

Giuseppe La Rosa

Other key lawyers:

Gianluigi Delle Cave


‘The team managed by partner Giuseppe La Rosa for administrative law matters is a true support for us. In particular, Giuseppe La Rosa is not only a top-notch professional, but also a true luminary in the field.’

‘Availability, promptness and completeness of feedback/opinions.’

‘Giuseppe La Rosa is extremely helpful and friendly in consultations. I greatly appreciate the punctuality and completeness of feedback, even when contacted urgently.’

‘Very much appreciated is the ability to also get into the business context of the issues.’

Work highlights

Gitti and Partners

A wide range of multinational corporations, investment funds, public administrations as well as small and medium-sized companies routinely turn to Gitti and Partners for advice on due diligence pertaining to authorisations, environmental law, construction, town planning, public services and health. The team is especially strong in the field of M&A and corporate acquisitions including offices, industrial, residential and student accommodation, as well as healthcare residences. Head of the team Laura Sommaruga is noted for her expertise in construction and urban planning, where she regularly assists public administrations and national and international clients in judicial and extrajudicial proceedings, while Federico Iasinelli frequently appears before the Administrative Judge and the Ordinary Judge.

Practice head(s):

Laura Sommaruga

Other key lawyers:

Federico Iasinelli


‘The team of Studio Gitti & Partners comprises a team of excellent professionals specialised in each subject. Compared to other law firms, one has the perception of being accompanied and supported in each case, knowing that every detail has been carefully examined by the team.’

‘Professionalism and helpfulness are the main qualities that characterise the people at the firm with whom I interface. Whenever there is an urgent matter to be dealt with, I am sure to receive a prompt and clear response from the team, despite their busy schedules.’

‘Great knowledge of administrative law issues in relation to real estate transactions.’

‘Laura Sommaruga and her team stand out for their specific skills, clarity of presentation and completeness of the information provided, willingness to explain very specific issues in a clear and understandable way in order to achieve the purpose of the operation.’

‘Commercially competitive and great value. Extremely flexible arrangements with their clients. Deep experience and knowledge of the law. They push for their clients to be protected contractually and practically, always taking into consideration what is accepted in the market.’

‘Laura Sommaruga has a deep knowledge of the law and regulations and is always up-to-date with such regulations and requirements. We deeply value her opinion on complex issues, which often are not clear and require an expert view.’

Key clients

Randstad Italia S.p.A.

Agrifarma S.p.A.

Gruppo Zago S.r.l.

FLE Italia Sicaf S.p.A.

Cooperativa Barcaioli Porto Venere

The Boston Consulting Group S.r.l.

Comune di Trezzano sul Naviglio

Jotec S.r.l.


AXA Investment Managers

iAM Capital Group LTD

Bayview Italia S.r.l.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Italy) S.r.l.

Spacelabs Healthcare S.r.l.

Stago Italia S.r.l.

Società Chimica Bussi S.p.A.

Area Sud Milano S.p.a.

Fina Cosimo S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Assisted AXA INVESTMENT MANAGERS in the M&A and real estate operation aimed at the acquisition of several properties.
  • Represented the Randstad Group on several projects, dealing with the various authorisation profiles and the relations with various bodies.
  • Advised Agrifarma on several legal issues, including with regard to the different sales stores throughout Italy under the “Arcaplanet” brand.

Ughi E Nunziante

Ughi E Nunziante’s public law department provides comprehensive advice to both Italian and foreign clients from the energy, environment, TMT, transport, medical devices and pharmaceutical sectors on a wide range of administrative matters, covering public contracts, town planning and construction, among other areas. The team is led by public law and regulation expert Andrea Marega, who routinely assists client in complex disputes before the Italian Administrative Courts, while Tiziana Fiorella notably focuses on town planning, construction and environmental law.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Marega; Tiziana Fiorella


‘The team of administrative and public law is very open-minded and dynamic. They have a great knowledge of the public procurement and administrative/public legislation and are very clear in their advice.’

‘Tiziana Fiorella is a very good lawyer, she has a deep knowledge of administrative law and an accurate and practice-oriented approach to legal issues. She is also reliable and empathetic.’

‘Andrea Marega has in-depth knowledge of government contracts.’

‘Clear, direct and straight-to-the-point language. Very flexible approach and very friendly relationships. Young and open-minded people with no fear to deepen technical aspects, if needed, for the purposes of the litigation/matter.’

‘Very prepared, experienced and professional team.’

‘The high level of collaboration and strong business-oriented approach made the support provided by this team unique and effective.’

‘Andrea Marega demonstrated high attention to detail together with a good knowledge of the sector concerned and company’s needs.’

‘What I have really appreciated about Ughi Nunziante Law Firm is the involvement of the partner, Andrea Marega. He showed a deep understanding of the business and a holistic approach, spanning from administrative law to competition law and state aid.’

Work highlights

  • Assisted a household name company before the Council of State concerning the rejection of the application for annulment of the sanctioning decision of the Italian Antitrust Authority for alleged unfair commercial practices.
  • Assisted a client as a local expert in an international arbitration against the Italian Government for violating an agreement on investments before the international arbitration court ICSID.

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato’s public law department notably advises port operators and maritime companies on a range of administrative matters, including project financing, tenders, public procurement, grants and authorisations. The practice is jointly led by transportation, air and maritime law expert Stefano Zunarelli and Andrea Giardini, noted for his expertise in infrastructure and public procurement law.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Zunarelli; Andrea Giardini

Key clients

Port Authority Gioia Tauro

Port Authority of Stretto (Messina)

Port Authority of Venice

RAM S.p.A. (in house company of the Ministry for Infrastructures and Transports)

Port Authority of Ravenna

Port Authority of Rome

Port Authority of Trieste

Port Authority of Bari

SAB S.p.A. – Bologna Airport

GESAP S.p.A. – Palermo Airport

Interporto di Bologna S.p.A.

Confitarma (Italian Shipowners Association)

FHP Port Terminal Operator

Work highlights

  • Advised and assisted the Port Authority of Venice in the administrative proceedings for the issuing of port terminal concessions.
  • Advised the Port Authority of Gioia Tauro on a matter concerning a large energy products storage facility in the port area.
  • Advised the Port Authority of Stretto (Messina) on a matter concerning the assignment of a port area for the fuel distribution service to vessels.

Enrico Follieri & Associati Studio Legale

Boutique firm Enrico Follieri & Associati Studio Legale is led by Enrico Follieri and notably focuses on Southern and Central Italy, providing comprehensive advice on town planning, public contracts and public-private partnerships.

Practice head(s):

Enrico Follieri

Work highlights

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi’s administrative law team focuses on regulatory matters in energy and environmental law, and also assists clients with town planning, public tenders, public private partnerships and litigation. Marco Sella specialises in the electricity and oil and gas sectors.

Practice head(s):

Marco Sella

Key clients

MOL plc (Italian Subsidiaries)

Unioil Supply A/S

TELT – Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin Sas

Ford Italia S.p.A.

Isagro S.P.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted IES Italiana Energia e Servizi in public law matters.
  • Assisted TELT – Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin in various legal issues.
  • Assisted Broni Stradella Pubblica in the preparation of calls for tenders.

Molinari Agostinelli

Molinari Agostinelli‘s administrative and public law team advises clients on litigation and other administrative procedures, including public tender procedures, project finance, construction of conventional and renewable energy plants, town planning and building permits. Practice head Lorenzo Caruccio is the key contact for town planning, energy and environment-related matters, while Fausto Indelicato is particularly active in real estate matters.

Practice head(s):

Lorenzo Caruccio

Other key lawyers:

Fausto Indelicato


‘The team is always very collaborative and available to share comments and discuss even in very stressing timing and projects.’

‘The people I have worked with are very precise and professional in every aspect. They are very collaborative.’

‘They assist us with competence and attention. ’

‘The lawyers who follow us demonstrate processional attention, personal kindness, punctuality and availability to support us. ’

‘Very good attention to the client’s strengths and capabilities.’

Key clients


MicroPort CRM

Metro Italia Cash and Carry

Generali Italia

Sorgenia Renewables

VGP Italy S.r.l.

Fondazione dell’Ordine degli Architetti, Pianificatori, Paesaggistici e Conservatori della Provincia di Milano

Ordine degli Architetti, Pianificatori, Paesaggistici e Conservatori della Provincia di Milano

Work highlights

  • Assisted Tenova in national (Consip) and regional (ARIA, ARCA, SCR, Azienda Zero, Soresa) tenders for the supply of medical devices and in the field of haemodynamics (coronary stents).
  • Assisted Cattolica Assicurazioni in the proceedings before the Regional Administrative Court of Lazio for the correct determination of concessionary charges relating to the building amnesty of a real estate complex in Rome.
  • Assisted MicroPort in the administrative process for the construction of an experimental plant for the production of green hydrogen at the Castellanza (VA) production site.