Firms To Watch: Compliance

Headed by Luca Franceschet in Varese and Milan-based Fabrizio Colonna, BSVA Studio Legale Associato‘s corporate compliance team advises companies and institutions on the preparation and implementation of organisational models, and routinely holds positions on supervisory bodies.
Dentons‘ Italian litigation and dispute resolution practice head, Sara Biglieri, advises on all aspects of corporate compliance in accordance with Legislative Decree 231/2001; and serves as either the president (or member) of the vigilance committees of several major Italian companies.
LCA Studio Legale‘s compliance team was strengthened in 2021 by the hire of Maria Sardelli from Coccia De Angelis Vecchio & Associati Studio Legale e Tributario; she has considerable experience in Decree 231-related criminal law and corporate liability matters.

Compliance in Italy


BonelliErede's corporate compliance focus team routinely advises leading Italian companies, and the Italian subsidiaries of foreign groups, on Decree 231 investigations. The practice also assists with the design, assessment and monitoring of compliance programmes. Focused on corporate fraud, directors' liability, internal controls and compliance, Genoa-based Alessandro Musella leads a team which also showcases former of counsel Angelino Alfano, who in January 2021 was appointed partner. Former associate Michela Maccarini is compliance management and investigations head at the firm's alternative legal services business, beLab, which recently spun off into a separate company.

Practice head(s):

Alessandro Musella

Other key lawyers:

Angelino Alfano


The firm provides its service with a high level of innovation and technology.

The support offered is aimed at optimising the management of compliance processes alongside innovative methodologies for compliance management, know your customer (KYC) and third party due diligence issues.

A technological approach, combined with profound legal skills, make the service offered of the highest quality, as well as extremely useful for the daily management of compliance issues.

Excellent professionals with deep preparation.

Great knowledge of technology to support due diligence and investigative activities.

Technical skills and pragmatic approach.

Oriented to problem solving, they are able to listen and understand the problems of even very complex business realities.

They manage clients’ various needs, always considering the timing imposed by the business; and they highlight any operational difficulties encountered while carrying out the assignment with maximum transparency.

Key clients

Caronte & Tourist


Chiesi Farmaceutici



Maire Tecnimont



Uber Italy

Work highlights

  • Assisted Uber Italy and Uber Eats with a judicial administration proceeding surrounding a criminal investigation into alleged exploitation of food delivery riders, which included assistance with compliance remedial actions.

Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP's compliance and investigations practice is consistently sought out for its advice on corporate governance and internal controls, as well as its analysis of risks and structuring of compliance programmes, based on anti-corruption laws and global best practices. The team is also highly praised for its assistance with Decree 231-related corporate criminal liability matters. The practice co-heads are compliance specialists Bruno Cova and Francesca Petronio, while Gianluca Cattani leads the Rome office's corporate and compliance department. Marilena Hyeraci is the senior associate to note.

Practice head(s):

Bruno CovaFrancesca Petronio


The team has proven to be highly qualified in dealing with our requests, which are characterised by urgency and complexity.

The team is extremely innovative.

Ability to meet the needs of our legal department, which results from their deep knowledge of in-house corporate roles.

Shows high levels of professionalism and competence, as well as promptness and availability in responding to our questions, which emerge on an ongoing basis.

Extremely helpful and professional in meeting our needs and tight deadlines.

Bruno Cova has great experience and great charisma; and having been a GC, he knows how to manage business dynamics.

Senior associate Marilena Hyeraci is very skilled at quickly and professionally managing tense situations between various corporate functions.

Marilena Hyeraci demonstrates extensive technical expertise in compliance, internal and criminal investigations pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001, combined with communication skills, pragmatism in the management of high-tension situations, and the ability to obtain results in a short time. Certainly her competence and professionalism made the difference and helped us to define the issues quickly and close the investigation.

Key clients

Salini Impregilo (now Webuild)

Royal Dutch Shell

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane

DLA Piper

DLA Piper‘s compliance work covers the design and implementation of corporate compliance programmes; internal investigations; criminal defence matters; anti-bribery and corruption; international sanctions; and crime prevention. Other areas of strength include antitrust compliance, tax and budget fraud-related investigations, and data protection compliance. Leading the white-collar crime, investigations and compliance practice, Raffaella Quintana also has expertise in criminal defence matters, with Antonio Carino  experienced in the implementation of compliance programmes and defence-side investigations. Also integral to the team are legal directors Raffaele Perfetto and Francesco Lalli.

Practice head(s):

Raffaella Quintana


In my opinion, the DLA compliance department is the best on the market.

They work by perfectly interpreting clients’ needs, and are able to transform them into complete and integrated projects.

They are able to understand the needs and specifics of client companies, customising their advice perfectly – this gives them an extra edge.

Compared to other firms, its approach to listening and integrating what already exists in the company with the project created is something that is very difficult to find.

Competence, technical knowledge, punctuality and precision, with the ability to understand organisational and procedural aspects.

Raffaella Quintana is the engine of a machine that works hard to add value to companies.

Raffaella Quintana has considerable experience in the pharmaceutical sector, as well as considerable technical and operational competence in the application of Legislative Decree 231/01.

Antonio Carino is a professional with deep knowledge of compliance issues – he is able to give added value thanks to his many years of experience in criminal proceedings and his knowledge of the specifics of the various corporate sectors.

Key clients


Viatris Pharma



EDP Renewables Italia

Pfizer Group


Work highlights

  • Advised Pirelli on the drafting and implementation of a sanctions and export control compliance programme.
  • Assisted the former Pfizer Established Medicine Italy (the Upjohn entity in Italy) with the transitional phase, following the establishment of new pharmaceutical group Viatris (following a complex global reorganisation between Mylan and Upjohn).
  • Assisted ENI with a complex investigation involving alleged international corruption.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Providing a one-stop shop for clients' governance, risk management and compliance needs, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's full spectrum coverage includes corporate governance; Decree 231-related corporate criminal liability; privacy and cybersecurity; global anti-bribery; sanctions law; and health, safety and environment regulations. Alessandro De Nicola has an outstanding track record in corporate governance and related compliance matters, Jean-Paule Castagno leads the firm's Italian investigations and white-collar crimes practice, while Marco Dell’Antonia is particularly focused on the implementation of Decree 231-related compliance programmes. Of counsel Ivan Rotunno has notable data protection and cybersecurity expertise.

Practice head(s):

Alessandro De Nicola


The great strength, in addition to its competence and professionalism, is the team’s extreme flexibility in satisfying the client’s needs.

The contribution of the collaborators is very precise and thorough.

Professionalism, competence and innovation, along with availability, courtesy and promptness in replying.

The firm is always very attentive to the client’s needs, including in terms of billing and deadlines; and the drive towards technological innovation is much appreciated, with the provision of software packages and platforms that are very useful for the orderly management of documentation for the corporate and compliance life of a company group with many subsidiaries.

The constant and unfailing availability (even at the most critical moments from a workload point of view) distinguishes the team the most.

A firm with a great ability to understand market changes.

Alessandro De Nicola has great multidisciplinary competence and the ability to adapt to the specifics of business.

Marco Dell’Antonia immediately understood a very complex context, and was also extremely helpful and available to support different and urgent aspects.

Key clients


Aeroporti di Roma

Allianz Group




Cardif Vita

Clessidra SGR

Crédit Agricole Assicurazioni

Credit Suisse International

Credit Suisse International Italian Branch

Credit Suisse Milan Branch

Credit Suisse London Branch

Credit Suisse Securities (Europe)


Eurizon Capital SGR



Fondo Italiano per l’efficienza Energetica SGR




Novenergia group

P Fiduciaria

Philip Morris Italia



Rothschild & Co ItalIa

Terna Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Atlantia, Garofalo Health Care, Unieuro, Eprice and Neodecortech on compliance and corporate governance matters.

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie's scope of practice covers the setting up of compliance models, which are intended to prevent the commission of white-collar and corporate crimes, along with the performance of internal investigations. Italy dispute resolution group co-ordinator Lorenzo de Martinis is a specialist in compliance matters involving information management systems and trade secrets, while Roberto Cursano regularly advises on compliance, with a notable focus on the pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors. At counsel level, Luca Bassi assists with internal investigations, and Alessandro Pennisi is a Decree 231 expert.

Practice head(s):

Lorenzo de Martinis


Thorough knowledge and familiarity with the Milan police, prosecutor and court processes.

Skills in many sectors and highly trained consultants with excellent interpersonal skills.

Expertise in international law from professionals with multidisciplinary skills.

The professionals are highly trained, available and proactive when facing the tasks entrusted to them.

Chosen for its expertise.

Roberto Cursano is appreciated for his willingness to guide us.

Counsel Luca Bassi leads a quality team of young criminal lawyers, providing an outstanding service and great English language skills; very efficient.

Key clients

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (Italia)

Idex Corporation

Alfa Valvole


Jimmy Choo Florence

Alberto Gozzi (Jimmy Choo Group)


ICU Medical

Andritz Hydro

Andritz Diatec

Optikon 2000

Beaver-Visitec International Italy

Work highlights

  • Assisted Andritz Hydro with the development and implementation of a new organisation, management and control model pursuant to Italian Law 231/2001.
  • Assisted Andritz Diatec  with a special risk assessment and gap analysis aimed at upgrading the current procedures and protocols within its organisation, management and control model.

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird's experienced practice advises on the entire compliance spectrum, from regulatory compliance to Decree 231 matters, product compliance, and data protection and cybersecurity. Other key areas include advertising pre-clearances, consumer protection and antitrust matters. Raimondo Maggiore is a leading name for financial services compliance issues; Stefano Febbi has notable expertise in anti-money laundering (AML) compliance programmes; Simone Cadeddu  is a product compliance expert; Rossella Sansone advises primary financial institutions, as well as insurance companies, fund managers and investment companies; and Federico Marini Balestra is an EU and competition specialist.

Other key lawyers:

Mauro Turrini; Federico Grazioli


The uniqueness of this firm lies in the competence of the team and the ability to transpose purely regulatory concepts into practical solutions.

The professionals are very prepared and competent; and, above all, ready to provide added value, not only on the regulatory principles but also to the solutions proposed.

Deep knowledge of the Italian market and regulatory trends.

Great competence and excellent knowledge of the reference market.

Excellent quality of work.

The strengths are availability, promptness and flexibility.

Appreciable ability to search for a viable solution rather than explaining the reasons for impeding a project.

Stefano Febbi stands out for his technical competence, capacity for synthesis and pragmatism, knowledge of the Italian market, and the best available best practices.

Key clients

Airbus Helicopters France SAS

Allianz Group

BMW Group

Bper Banca


Claas Italia

Usines Claas France

Carige Group

Crédit Agricole Italia

Credito Emiliano


Huawei Technologies Italia


Intesa Sanpaolo Group

Kairos Partners SGR

La Rinascente


Mediolanum Group



Work highlights

  • Advised Mediolanum Group, Allianz Group, Carige Group, Intesa Sanpaolo, Bper Banca and Banca Agricola Popolare di Ragusa on various issues regarding the application of MiFID II and Insurance Distribution Directive client protection rules.
  • Assisted Telecom Italia with a complex Article 102 case involving investments in new networks.
  • Assisted La Rinascente with the launch of its e-commerce platform.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton's Italian offices have significant experience  in advising both Italian and foreign companies on compliance matters, including group governance restructurings as well as compliance with legislation. It also assists with the functioning and composition of management and supervisory bodies (including each body’s responsibilities), alongside their respective relationships with shareholders, supervisory authorities and auditors. The principal contacts are Rome-based Giuseppe Scassellati-Sforzolini and counsel Francesco De Biasi, with Pietro Fioruzzi and Matteo Beretta in Milan. At associate level, Andrea Mantovani regularly advises on compliance.


Expertise, availability and an international approach.

Great professionalism.

Mix of different professionals with great experience.

Passion and client focus.

Key clients


Special Olympics


Work highlights

  • Advised Barilla on data protection compliance matters.
  • Assisted Special Olympics Italia with data protection compliance matters.
  • Assisted Auditel with an antitrust compliance programme.

Clifford Chance

Forming part of the regulatory investigations and financial crimes team, Clifford Chance's compliance group houses specialists in criminal defence, regulatory enforcement and compliance. The team is highly rated for its experience in designing, implementing and executing compliance programmes, particularly systems and controls that prevent criminal offences. It also regularly acts as an adviser to boards of directors on risk management and sensitive investigations. Regularly assisting with regulatory and criminal investigations (and compliance issues), Antonio Golino heads the team, which includes criminal defence counsel Giuseppe Principato and senior associate Pasquale Grella.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Golino


Strong competences facilitated the execution of our compliance project and the carrying out of the verification activities of the Supervisory Body.

The team is lean, but ready to respond to clients’ needs.

It has excellent responsiveness, and is always ready to update the documentation to make it meet requirements.

Demonstrated deep knowledge of the subject and excellent management of timescales and unexpected events.

They try to find solutions in terms of business processes that do not burden the business.’

The strengths and skills of the team are availability, responsiveness and acting as business partners.

Highly proactive.

Senior associate Pasquale Grella is calm, reactive, available, and has the ability to understand business needs.

Key clients

Affinity Petcare




Cubico Sustainable Investments


Hearst Magazines


Otsuka Pharmaceutical Italy


Work highlights

  • Assisted Biosensors Europe, as defence counsel in criminal proceedings, which originated from a complex investigation into corruption and aggravated fraud involving clinical trials.
  • Advised a consortium, made up of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, Blackstone and Macquarie, on the risk management issues surrounding their investment in Autostrade per l’Italia.
  • Advised Cubico Sustainable Investments on the risk management and deal structure surrounding the acquisition from I Squared Capital of Grupo T-Solar.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP's Italian practice routinely advises clients on the evolving and complex requirements of Italy's regulatory and enforcement agencies. The compliance team assists with internal investigations; commercial, corporate and criminal law; privacy and data protection; and product liability and product compliance. Sabrina Borocci is an antitrust expert; Christian Di Mauro is a product safety and compliance specialist; Jeffrey Greenbaum heads the Italian financial services and asset management; Massimiliano Masnada has privacy and data protection know-how; and Francesca Rolla leads the Italian investigations, white-collar and fraud department.


HL Italia comprises a team of well-motivated professionals, who are oriented towards clients’ needs.

The collaboration established and the synergies generated were extremely helpful in achieving the objectives of the project.

Ability to create teams and work in sync with consultants are a plus.

Hogan Lovells’ professionals are highly qualified.

The possibility of working with an international firm facilitates the possibility of obtaining international opinions. This is extremely important in international/cross-border deals, where the skills and professionalism of different countries are intertwined with the need to compare different laws and regulations of the various countries involved.

Practical and pragmatic approach, competence and precision characterise the Hogan Lovells’ compliance team.

Able to understand and anticipate market trends – all members of the team are extremely professional and dedicated to the complete satisfaction of the client’s needs.

Francesca Rolla is very client friendly, and delivers practice advice with constant availability.

Key clients


DeA Capital Real Estate SGR

GE Healthcare

Johnson Electric International

Installazioni Impianti

MFS Investment Management Company (Lux)

Nintendo of Europe

Pago PA

Skretting Italia


Trouw Nutrition Italia


ADVANT Nctm's compliance department leverages sector expertise in energy (including oil and gas), banking and finance, shipping and logistics, transport, infrastructure and life sciences. The practice's scope of work covers anti-bribery; fraud prevention and detection; forensic services; whistleblowing; AML; data protection and cyber security; market abuse; health, safety and environment; and the design and governance of internal policies and procedures. Raffaele Caldarone's compliance practice is particularly focused on company law issues, while following a promotion to equity partner in May 2021, Luca Cavagnaro advises on a range of compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Raffaele Caldarone


The NCTM firm has proved to be very attentive to clients’ needs, and has shown particular ability in developing winning solutions.

Pragmatism and solidity combined with a simple and direct approach.

The firm has fully embraced the need to have consolidated expertise and a team of professionals who interpret clients’ needs with noteworthy speed and efficiency.

Great professionalism and continuous and constructive assistance that aim to improve processes in order to ensure compliance that is always updated and complete.

The NCTM compliance team is competent, flexible, always on track and less costly with respect to international law firms – the billing method is fair and transparent.

Luca Cavagnaro is an outstanding and brilliant partner, who is focused on compliance matters.

Luca Cavagnaro is always available and has strong interpersonal skills.

Luca Cavagnaro is an important player, not only for the qualitative aspects of his output, but also for the proactivity and pragmatism in the solutions proposed.

Key clients

Snam Group

Italgas Group


Enav Group


Intercos Group

Cribis Credit Management

MSC Group

Fresenius Group

Nephrocare Group

Club del Sole Group


Finix Technology Solutions

Work highlights

  • Assisted Italgas with supervising and monitoring an anti-corruption management system, in compliance with the International Standard UNI ISO 37001:2016.
  • Advised Enav Group on a wide spectrum of compliance matters.
  • Assisted AstraZeneca with innovative issues linked to telemedicine platforms and applications, Pharmaco-vigilance, and data processing activities.


Providing 'quality support at the highest level', Chiomenti's white-collar crime and business integrity unit consistently advises multinational companies (operating in the production, commercial and financial sectors) on the full spectrum of compliance matters. In addition to assisting with Decree 231-related corporate liability, practice leader Francesco D’Alessandro focuses on bribery and corruption, financial crime, bankruptcy, and tax and environmental crime. Of counsel Stefano Manacorda coordinates the team in Rome.

Practice head(s):

Francesco D’Alessandro


Technical competence in the administrative liability of entities and availability for the required investigations.

The firm assures us of quality support at the highest level; and during the lockdown, they never stopped assisting us and have never failed to meet our expectations.

Great knowledge of the relevant jurisprudential trends in relation to the administrative liability of entities.

Full coverage of the different types of legal risk surrounding business carried out by the banking sector.

Solid work prepared in very short time and of extremely high quality.

Very strong commercial support and advice.

Francesco D’Alessandro leads the advice and provides commercial solutions to challenging situations.

‘Francesco D’Alessandro has a market vision that allows comparison with the best practices available.

Key clients



State Street Bank International – Succursale Italia



Canon Italia

CONAI – Consorzio Nazionale Imballaggi

Federazione Italiana Tennis

Work highlights

  • Appointed to provide ongoing assistance (for a three-year mandate) to the supervisory boards (appointed under Italian Legislative Decree No. 231/2001) of Allianz and its 15 subsidiaries in Italy.
  • Advising ENI on several Italian Decree 231 issues surrounding both Italian and foreign subsidiaries of ENI’s group.
  • Advised State Street Bank International – Succursale Italia on the review, implementation and update of its compliance model.

Gianni & Origoni

Gianni & Origoni‘s team fields experts in Decree 231 matters, along with privacy and data protection-related issues, and the implications within Italy of international proceedings under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1997 and UK Bribery Act 2010. Heading up the practice are compliance and white-collar crime specialist Federico Busatta, and IT and data protection expert Daniele Vecchi. ICT, privacy and cybersecurity partner Stefano Mele joined from Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato in April 2021.


It is a firm that is structured above all to follow particularly complex operations and/or disputes that require expertise in various branches of law.

Client orientation and the ability to understand clients’ needs and objectives by offering quality legal advice.

The team is a close-knit team that works well together, and is able to adapt well to changing demands as they develop.

They communicate well in both English and Italian, and they provide substantive and focused support to their international colleagues.

Key clients

Lindt & Sprungli

Orthofix Inc

Newberger Berman



Asean Brown Boveri

Philip Morris International

Dover Corporation


Work highlights

  • Advised Orthofix on strengthening/updating its internal compliance programme.
  • Assisted Mylan with both carrying out an internal investigation and reviewing its compliance system.
  • Assisted Fedrigoni  with updating its internal compliance programme.

Legance - Avvocati Associati

Legance - Avvocati Associati's compliance department is experienced in regulatory compliance, AML, anti-corruption and Decree 231 matters, as well as banking and insurance compliance; and its expertise extends to the management of internal audits, along with inspections and investigations by supervisory authorities. The principal figures are compliance, privacy and anti-bribery expert Andrea FediMarco Penna, who focuses on banking and financial services-related compliance issues; and white-collar crime specialist Niccolò Bertolini Clerici.


Expertise, experience and openness.

Strong approach and ability to provide full-service solutions.

Niccolò Bertolini Clerici has excellent knowledge of compliance and the models to be implemented to ensure compliance.

Niccolò Bertolini Clerici has an in-depth knowledge of company dynamics, and this allows him to map the risks related to compliance issues.

Key clients

Apax Partners

Banco di Sardegna

Bottega Veneta


Cubico Sustainable Investment



Global Solar Fund

Nexy Payment

Nuovo Pignone




Walt Disney

Work highlights

  • Advised Nexi (and its subsidiaries) on several legal matters.

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo's compliance expertise partly stems from the firm's historical healthcare and pharmaceuticals sector specialisms. An expert in the 231/2001 legislation, department head Mario Di Giulio frequently chairs compliance supervisory bodies; and in March 2020, the firm hired Giulio Brunelli, former head of legal affairs at London-based Colt Technology, bringing expertise in Italian and EU telecoms sector compliance models. Former partner Deborah Bolco left in January 2021 for an in-house role.

Practice head(s):

Mario Di Giulio

Other key lawyers:

Giulio Brunelli


Competence, availability and listening skills are the characteristics of the firm that I value the most.

Their availability and understanding of our matters is above average, as well as their search for innovative and creative solutions.

Key clients

Standard & Poor’s Global Rating Europe

Arab Banking Corporation (Milan Branch)


Libyan Financial Authority

Stahl Italy

Saica Flex

Saica Pack Italia

Trumpf Italia

Standard & Poor’s Global Rating (UK)

Standard & Poor’s Global Standard

Four Telecom Services

Newtech Interactive

Telequest & Internet Solutions

Work highlights

  • Assisting Standard & Poor’s Global Rating Europe with the set-up and implementation of Italian Legislative Decree 231 and the implementation of an antitrust compliance programme.
  • Advised Standard & Poor’s Global Rating (UK) on identifying compliance issues pursuant to Italian legislative Decree 231/2001 that could also apply in the UK.
  • Advised Four Telecom Services on domiciliation issues and registration with the Register of Communication Operators (as an operator authorised to offer voice services as a reseller, and, subsequently, as a mobile virtual network operator).


CMS' Italy team leverages notable business crime capabilities, covering both defence work in relation to criminal prosecutions and investigations, as well as compliance advice. Heading the fraud and corporate criminal defence department in Italy, the 'absolutely reliable' Emilio Battaglia has substantial expertise in relation to Decree 231-related criminal liability work.

Practice head(s):

Emilio Battaglia


A team comprising trained and available professionals.

Preparation, professionalism and fairness.

Exceptional competence, availability and flexibility with respect to client needs.

Emilio Battaglia is an absolutely reliable person when compared with other lawyers.

Emilio Battaglia has the ability to offer simple solutions to complex problems with competence and pragmatism.

Key clients

AAreaal Bank – Rome branch

Conduent Business Solutions Italia

Porsche Italia

Centro Porsche Padova

Porsche Haus

Nardò Technical Center

Iberdrola Clienti Italia

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

Deloitte Legal Italy -Società tra Avvocati a r.l.'s team consistently assists companies (belonging to Italian or international groups) with the implementation, review and updating of their Decree 231-related organisational, management and control models. Josephine Romano has over 20 years' experience in advising international clients on corporate governance and compliance projects.

Practice head(s):

Josephine Romano


Its strengths are competence on several fronts, with a 360-degree assessment of the issues at hand.

Professionalism, competence and availability.

The service was very professional and precise.

Great professionalism, availability and a very high level of communication and ability to comprehend.

Josephine Romano’s ability to interpret the client’s needs, constant proposal of excellent solutions and co-ordination of a team made up of excellent professionals deserve mention.

Josephine Romano is great for her undoubted leadership qualities.

Manager Sonia Belloli has great organisational capacity and solidity – she listens to the client and finds solutions, never forgetting the operational needs of the team.

Manager Cecilia Pontiggia is appreciated for her remarkable technical skills.

Eptalex Garzia Gasperi and Partners

Eptalex Garzia Gasperi and Partners‘ compliance department regularly assists clients with corporate compliance strategies and risk assessments. The team also acts on privacy issues, anti-money laundering and export control matters. Heading up the practice, Lorenzo Mulazzi has over 10 years’ experience in corporate compliance and administrative liability work involving legal entities.

Practice head(s):

Lorenzo Mulazzi


Jenny.Avvocati‘s team has longstanding experience in Decree 231 work involving corporate criminal liability in Italy; and beyond assisting with the drafting of compliance programmes, the practice currently extends to data protection, competition, and safety at workplace issues. Simona Gallo has over 25 years’ experience in advising on compliance and commercial work.

Practice head(s):

Simona Gallo


Very prepared team in several areas and always ready to reply.

Jenny.Avvocati is very experienced in handling compliance work.

Knowledge that exceeds the level you would expect from a medium-sized firm.

The highly skilled team, as well as its very good service and personal touch, are highly appreciated.

The partners I have been dealing with are highly skilled and able to support me whenever needed.

Simona Gallo is a very commercially astute lawyer who is extremely responsive and clear.

Simona Gallo is a highly prepared professional who is always available.

Simona Gallo is exceptionally experienced, very smart and a quick thinker.

Key clients

Aspiag Service

SES Italy

Work highlights

  • Acting as data protection officer for Aspiag Service.
  • Acting as data protection officer for SES Italy.

Masotti Cassella

Masotti Cassella's practice is experienced in drawing up compliance programmes, and assists compliance bodies with monitoring the correct implementation of corporate compliance programmes. Specialising in corporate compliance for approximately 25 years, team leader Mascia Cassella is current chair and member of several companies' supervisory boards relating to Decree 231 matters.

Practice head(s):

Mascia Cassella


Ability to render a very personalised consultancy service.

The professionals have proven to be highly qualified in supporting the multiple legal needs of the company.

Key clients

Fai Service

Ab medica holding

Efeso consulting

Pomini Rubber & Plastics


Claranet Italia

Carlo Gavazzi

Fardata HR

Work highlights

  • Assisted Fai Service with updating a compliance programme for the prevention of 231 offences.
  • Assisted Ab Medica Holding with drawing up and updating a compliance programme for the prevention of 231 offences.
  • Advised Efeso Consulting on complying with the formalities necessary to comply with Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003, Legislative Decree 101/2018 and the most recent European law on privacy, including GDPR matters.

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati's regulatory, compliance and data protection practice advises on Decree 231 issues, data protection, health and safety at work regulations, and anti-corruption, as well as Bribery Act (UK), FCPA (US) matters and internal investigations. Team head Roberta Di Vieto assists with drafting and applying organisational models.

Practice head(s):

Roberta Di Vieto

Other key lawyers:

Mattia Salerno


Among the strengths of the firm is a strong proactive ability to solve problems. They do not stop at the purely technical issues, and are always ready to propose innovative solutions – as such, they perfectly adhere to the wishes of our constantly evolving company.

The team stood out for its in-depth knowledge of corporate compliance pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/01.

The availability of the professionals in organising training sessions on the content of organisational models was particularly appreciated by the company’s management.

Always available, creative and knowledgeable.

360-degree competence. They are proactive and helpful in the decision-making process.

A multi-perspective view of clients’ requests, finding original and unprecedented solutions.

Senior associate Mattia Salerno is one of the leading compliance/privacy experts with whom my company has collaborated – a professional par excellence. He has always responded with the utmost precision and punctuality to business requests, making our company feel protected at 360 degrees.

Mattia Salerno proved to be an exemplary professional.

Key clients

Burger King Restaurants Italia

DXC Technology’s Italian subsidiaries

CompuGroup Medical Italia

Clariant Group’s Italian subsidiaries

Banca PSA Italia

Savills Investment Management

Timbers Resorts Management Italy

Ursapharm Arzneimittel

Saccheria Franceschetti

Fondazione Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia

Work highlights

  • Assisting Savills Investment Management SGR with the management of corporate compliance issues.
  • Assisting Burger King Restaurants Italia with the management of the key legal aspects arising from the digitalisation of its business activity.
  • Assisting DXC Technology’s Italian subsidiaries with the management of corporate compliance issues.