Firms To Watch: Compliance

Founded in early 2021, B - Health, Safety & Environment's compliance department is led by crime prevention and compliance management expert Francesco Salvi, who advises on 231 models and participates in various supervisory bodies.
Herbert Smith Freehills' corporate crime and investigations is led by Milan-based Decree 231 and internal investigations specialist Enrico Maria Mancuso, a February 2022 hire from PedersoliGattai.
Led by Roberto Fiore in Rome, LP Avvocati has significant experience in advising on criminal liability, anti-corruption, whistleblowing, data protection and privacy, and health and safety in the workplace.
Portolano Cavallo's compliance practice, headed up by Milan-based Irene Picciano, covers both advisory and investigations work, advising clients on corporate, antitrust, labour, privacy, product and trade compliance issues.
Studio Legale Padovan's broad compliance practice comprises specialists in areas ranging from international trade, export compliance and international sanctions to public procurement and EU-related compliance issues.
SZA Studio Legale‘s Milan-based compliance team, which consistently advises on the planning, development and review of Decree 231-related organisation, management and control models, is co-led by compliance specialists Giuseppe Di Masi and Marcello Trabucchi.

Compliance in Italy


The leading corporate compliance practice in Italy’, BonelliErede‘s corporate compliance and investigations focus team routinely assists companies with the prevention of possible fraud or corruption. The firm also acts in internal investigations, and is the owner of beLab, an alternative legal service provider with a compliance management and investigations business unit. Francesco Sbisà brings expertise to corporate administrative liability matters. The next line of advisers includes corporate compliance specialist and managing associate Vincenzo Dell’Osso and counsel and internal corporate investigations expert Valentina Frignati. In a major boost to the practice, Alessandro De NicolaMarco Dell’AntoniaMarco MancinoLaura Cappiello and Ivan Rotunno all joined the firm from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in February 2024. Alessandro Musella left the firm in early 2024.

Other key lawyers:

Francesco Sbisà; Vincenzo Dell’Osso; Valentina Frignati; Alessandro De Nicola; Marco Dell’Antonia; Marco Mancino; Laura Cappiello; Ivan Rotunno


‘Deep understanding of clients’ needs. Problem solvers with excellent availability.’

‘The leading corporate compliance practice in Italy. Very well-regarded in the Italian legal community.’

‘BonelliErede can handle even the most demanding international and national industry clients, and is one of the most innovative law firms.’

‘Vincenzo Dell’Osso is strongly committed to clients, and always deliver an outstanding work product on a timely basis. ’

‘BonelliErede is the go-to compliance practice in Italy. This young and dynamic team includes the up-and-coming Valentina Frignati and Vincenzo Dell’Orso, both of whom are very experienced in compliance.’

‘Valentina Frignati is dynamic, fast, efficient, and knows her 231 Law and FCPA very well – as does managing associate Vincenzo Dell’Orso, who is creating a strong international track record.’

Key clients






Groupama Assicurazioni



Sara Assicurazioni




Work highlights

  • Provides ongoing assistance to Trenord in relation to several compliance matters, including advice on a 231 mode, an anti-bribery management system, and with cybersecurity governance.
  • Assisted G.O.I. Energy with the compliance aspects of the acquisition of the entire share capital of ISAB.
  • Assisted Sisal with the assessment and management of the compliance risks associated with the operations of subsidiaries conducting business in foreign countries.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's compliance team provides a comprehensive service, advising on matters ranging from corporate compliance programmes, data protection compliance and internal and regulatory investigations to anti-bribery and corruption, international sanctions, crime prevention and anti-money laundering. The group is jointly led by Raffaella Quintana and Antonio Carino, an expert in compliance programmes and investigations. The team is supported at the associate level by business crime practitioner Raffaele Perfetto and Francesco Lalli, who brings strength to corporate compliance work.

Practice head(s):

Raffaella Quintana; Antonio Carino

Other key lawyers:

Raffaele Perfetto; Francesco Lalli


‘Extreme competence and professionalism.’

‘DLA Piper’s compliance practice provides highly specialised advice, with a dedicated team capable of responding to every need.’

‘Unique and multidisciplinary background, and deep local and international knowledge.’

‘Outstanding preparation and availability – huge knowledge and experience.’

‘Raffaella Quintana is highly competent and available.’

‘Antonio Carino’s extensive experience in compliance matters makes him an extremely well-prepared professional with unparalleled expertise in the field.’

‘Antonio Carino is skilled in advising clients by providing immediate answers to the specifics of the various business sectors in which clients operate.’

Key clients

Acea Group

Consorzio Nazionale Oli Usati (CONOU)

Marsh HK

Menarini Group

Pfizer Group

Schenker Italiana SpA

Econocom International Italia S.p.A.

Eni S.p.A.

Bcademy S.r.l.

Ferrovie dello Stato

Work highlights

  • Assisted a Hong Kong-registered company with internal investigation activities.
  • Assisting two supervisory bodies of a water sector operator, appointed pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001 to oversee the effectiveness of compliance programmes.
  • Assisted Ferrovie dello Stato with a compliance project.


Acting for domestic and international companies, ADVANT Nctm brings expertise to such sectors as energy, transport, infrastructure, life sciences, healthcare, and art and luxury. The practice’s expertise covers white-collar crime, corporate governance, anti-corruption and anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, whistleblowing and the administrative liability of corporate entities. Team head Raffaele Caldarone focuses on company law, corporate governance and anti-corruption compliance programmes. Luca Cavagnaro maintains a wide-ranging compliance workload and advises in criminal proceedings. Laura Perrone routinely advises on the administrative liability of legal entities.

Practice head(s):

Raffaele Caldarone

Other key lawyers:

Luca Cavagnaro; Paolo Gallarati; Roberta Guaineri; Laura Perrone


‘Great team skills and competence.’

The team provides clients with complete and effective assistance.

‘Excellent preparation and excellent ability to propose the right action to be taken.’

‘The support received during the implementation of whistleblowing procedures is highly professional and effective.’

‘Despite the complexity of the work and the tight deadlines, the team supports company clients at every phase of implementation, always providing valid, practical answers in a short time.’

‘Luca Cavagnaro displays a strong professional knowledge of compliance practice and an ability to work within a team.’

‘Luca Cavagnaro masters compliance topics so well that clients feel very well supported, and delivers the best results.’

Key clients

Italgas S.p.A.

Snam S.p.A.

IBM Italia S.p.A.

ENI Group – Mozambique Rovuma Venture S.p.A.

MSC Group

Fiera Milano

Renergetica S.p.A.

Krause Group

Acqua Minerale San Benedetto S.p.A.

Itabus S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Provides ongoing assistance to Italgas Group on a wide range of compliance-related matters, including anti-corruption and whistleblowing.
  • Provides ENI Group – Mozambique Rovuma Venture S.p.A. with ongoing legal assistance on compliance matters, such as the analysis of its internal regulatory framework concerning data protection compliance.
  • Advises MSC Group on compliance matters, such as the update of its whistleblowing systems.

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie

Experts in corporate criminal law, Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie's team is experienced in setting up compliance models that prevent white-collar and corporate crimes. Its expertise covers matters ranging from internal investigations, corruption, tax crime and bankruptcy to environmental compliance and health and safety issues. Practice head Lorenzo De Martinis focuses on tech sector-related compliance matters. Roberto Cursano assists with anti-bribery work and trade compliance issues. Other key figures include white-collar litigator Luca Bassi, senior associates Francesca Baratta and Riccardo Ovidi and associate Matteo Maria Morelli.

Practice head(s):

Lorenzo de Martinis

Other key lawyers:

Roberto Cursano; Luca Bassi; Francesca Baratta; Riccardo Ovidi; Matteo Maria Morelli


‘Unique expertise and high-quality advice.’

‘The people make the practice unique, because they have excellent legal knowledge.’

‘Francesca Baratta and Roberto Cursano are very business-oriented, and always available to deliver legal products quickly and to a very high standard.’

Key clients

ICU Medical

Andritz Hydro

Mediapro (Euroscena)

Takeda Pharmaceutical

MSD Italy



Beaver-Visitec International Italy S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Assisting ICU Medical Group with identifying and reviewing policies and procedures.
  • Assisting Takeda Pharmaceutical with a broad range of international trade compliance matters relating to sanctions and restrictive measures.
  • Assisting Andritz Hydro with the development and implementation of a new organisation, management and control model pursuant to Italian Law 231/2001.

Bird & Bird

Advising on the entire spectrum of compliance work, Bird & Bird's Italy practice houses experts in regulatory compliance, corporate 231 matters, data protection, cybersecurity and product compliance. The team's expertise also covers advertising pre-clearance, consumer protection and antitrust. Key figures include financial regulation specialist Raimondo MaggioreStefano Febbi, a regulatory compliance adviser; and Simone Caddedu, who focuses on EU and Italian administrative regulation. In addition, the department features Rossella Sansone, who is experienced in asset management and financial services, and Federico Marini Balestra, a former legal officer at the Italian Communications Authority.

Practice head(s):

Raimondo Maggiore; Stefano Febbi; Rossella Sansone; Federico Marini Balestra; Simone Cadeddu

Other key lawyers:

Mauro Turrini; Federico Grazioli


‘The team is characterised by the presence of individuals who are highly motivated and sensitive to compliance issues.’ 

‘The team displays flexibility in reading and interpreting the regulations, integrating them with efficiency and pragmatism into companies’ realities.’

‘The team is very collaborative and efficient.’

‘It always has an eye on the client’s business, and is very competent.’

‘Rossella Sansone brings great professionalism, competence and knowledge of company clients.’

Key clients

Allianz Group

Banca Agricola Popolare di Ragusa

BMW Group

BPER Banca


Credem Group


DeA Capital

Europa Risorse


FlixBus Italia


Intesa Sanpaolo

Mediolanum Group

Polis Fondi

Telecom Italia

Work highlights

  • Announced, alongside OXYGY and the European Commission, the opening of the applications for the first cohort of the European Blockchain Sandbox, which aims to provide a framework for regulators, supervising authorities and blockchain innovators.
  • Advised Italian and Irish insurance companies on the long-awaited consultation commenced by IVASS during 2022 to review the Italian regulation of unit-linked contracts.
  • Advising Datafalls on an ongoing basis in relation to privacy and data protection matters.

Clifford Chance

Part of the regulatory investigations and financial crimes team, Clifford Chance's Italy compliance group is consistently mandated to design, implement and execute compliance programmes, particularly systems and controls to prevent criminal offences. It also assists with internal investigations. Practice head Antonio Golino advises on compliance-related internal systems and controls, while Giuseppe Principato is an expert in prevention and disgorgement measures. Senior associate Stella Magistro focuses on 231 systems and controls for multinational companies.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Golino

Other key lawyers:

Giuseppe Principato; Stella Magistro


‘The Italian compliance team has top-level expertise in compliance and Law 231.’

‘Always available to support, providing valuable input, prompt responses and high-quality deliverables.’

‘Clifford Chance shows great commitment towards diversity and organises social events to increase awareness on the topic.’

‘It always provides precious insights and looks around corners to spot red flags, simplifications and improvements.

‘Clients appreciate the team for its hands-on approach and for being very flexible.’

‘A special mention must be given to Stella Magistro, who is always able to anticipate clients’ needs.’

Key clients


Master Italy

Master Lab

Master Srl

Rheinmetall S.p.A.

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

Deloitte Legal Italy -Società tra Avvocati a r.l.‘s compliance department is regularly mandated by companies to advise on Decree 231-related organisational, management and control models. The team’s practitioners also participate in 231 advisory bodies. Other areas of strength are health and safety at work-related compliance matters, anti-corruption programmes and whistleblowing systems. Assisting domestic and international clients on the implementation of regulatory compliance programmes, Josephine Romano heads the firm’s Italy corporate compliance practice. Providing key support are Ivana AzzolliniMassimo Zamorani and Francesco Brunelli, along with associates Sonia Belloli and Cecilia Pontiggia.

Practice head(s):

Josephine Romano

Other key lawyers:

Ivana Azzollini; Massimo Zamorani; Francesco Brunelli; Sonia Belloli; Cecilia Pontiggia; Paola Gribaldo; Anna Dalla Libera; Ferdinando Grimaldi; Maria Luisa Maggiolino; Claudia Corsaro; Valeria Logrillo


‘Deloitte Legal is very professional and focused on the goals to achieve.’

‘They are always available and their expertise spans different sectors. The answers are always focused on the client’s request.’

‘The team is close-knit, with a clear division of roles so clients always know who to turn to.’

‘Josephine Romano, Cecilia Pontiggia and Giuseppe De Pascalis are very knowledgeable and clients always get the answer they need.’

‘Always available and fast in their delivery of high-value legal products.’

‘Meticulous attention to clients’ needs. Not only is their expertise in this field greatly appreciated, they also communicate in a clear and understandable manner with clients.’

‘Their dedication to promoting ethical business practices is invaluable, and clients have the utmost confidence in their ability to handle any compliance challenge that arises.’

Key clients


Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria

In April 2023, Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria's compliance and white-collar defence and investigations team was bolstered by the arrival of Bruno Cova and Massimo Ugo Maria Contesso from Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Cova, who is ‘arguably one of the top compliance lawyers in the country‘, advises the buyers of companies impacted by wrongdoing, assists with internal investigations and corporate governance issues, in addition to representing companies facing criminal actions. Contesso advises on white-collar crime matters. Another key contact, Mariafrancesca De Leo, is experienced in internal investigations.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Cova

Other key lawyers:

Massimo Ugo Maria Contesso; Mariafrancesca De Leo; Giulia Pandini


‘The practice benefits from the wide spectrum of legal areas that Greenberg offers, in particular EU and regulatory law.’

‘Bruno Cova is one of the very few lawyers capable of combining meaningful experiences in top jobs as GC in blue-chip companies and years spent in top-tier international firms as partner. The result of this dual background is a lawyer who is not only technically top-notch, but who also knows how big companies operate.’

‘Bruno Cova is always very clear and intelligent, calm and reassuring, even in the most serious circumstances.’

‘Bruno Cova is arguably one of the top compliance lawyers in the country.’

Key clients

Shell Plc

Work highlights

  • Represented Shell Plc in criminal investigations conducted by the authorities of five separate countries under suspicion of corruption of foreign public officials in Nigeria, the matter in Italy involving compliance with Decree 231 issues.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP's Italian practice covers the compliance aspects of antitrust, data privacy, investigations, corruption, white-collar crime, environmental law, tax and employment. Among the group’s several active advisers, Francesca Rolla is a specialist in product litigation and compliance, as well as investigations; Massimiliano Masnada advises on privacy and data protection; Sabrina Borocci focuses on compliance with European law; Jeffrey Greenbaum heads the Italy financial institutions practice; and Vittorio Moresco leads the employment law group in Italy. Other key figures are Serena Pietrosanti, Christian Di Mauro and Francesca Angeloni.

Practice head(s):

Francesca Rolla; Massimiliano Masnada; Vittorio Moresco; Sabrina Borocci; Francesca Angeloni; Serena Pietrosanti; Jeffrey Greenbaum; Christian Di Mauro

Other key lawyers:

Giulia Mariuz; Alessandro Borrello; Elisabetta Zeppieri


‘The HL Milan compliance team provides sound support on a variety of compliance issues, including investigation tasks.’

‘Mastery of the newly implemented Italian whistleblowing legislation – ability to find practical and effective solutions within a blurred legal framework.’

‘Alessandro Borrello is able to find workarounds to make legal requirements compatible with business needs. He is always ready to assist and provides swift replies in an efficient and clear manner.’

Key clients


Assured Guaranty Ltd

DeA Capital Real Estate SGR S.p.A.

Enercon GmbH

Eurecat SA

GE Healthcare

Hansard Europe DAC (Life insurance)

Hype S.p.A.

Johnson Electric International AG

Installazioni Impianti S.p.A.

LivaNova Deutschland GmbH

MFS Investment Management Company

Pago PA

Safety Insurance Company

Sorin Group Italia

Skretting Italia S.p.A.

TeamSystem S.p.A.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Group

Trouw Nutrition Italia S.p.A.

Zurich Insurance Plc

Allen & Overy - Studio Legale Associato

Allen & Overy - Studio Legale Associato's Milan-based team advises on a broad range of criminal and regulatory investigations, particularly cross-border and compliance matters. In December 2022, the practice recruited Francesca Petronio, a specialist in white-collar crime, compliance issues, and administrative and criminal liability from Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Petronio, who also assists with internal investigations, is supported by Livio Bossotto, Emilio De Giorgi and Francesco Guelfi.

Practice head(s):

Francesca Petronio; Livio Bossotto; Emilio De Giorgi; Francesco Guelfi

Other key lawyers:

Veronica Rossetti

Work highlights

  • Assisted a major international client in relation to a criminal investigation into alleged bribery of public officials.
  • Assisted several clients with the implementation of their whistleblowing channels at a group level.
  • Assisted a multinational with a complex post-closing internal investigation into tax, commercial and other misconduct.


Acting for production, commercial and finance companies, Chiomenti’s white-collar crime and investigation team advises on the full spectrum of compliance matters. Francesco D'Alessandro focuses on bribery and corruption, financial crime, bankruptcy, Decree 231-related corporate liability, and tax and environmental crime; Stefano Manacorda advises on corporate compliance and business criminal law; and Pierluigi Perri is data protection and cybersecurity head. Alain Maria Dell’Osso and Marilena Hyeraci are also experienced practitioners.

Other key lawyers:

Alain Maria Dell’Osso; Marilena Hyeraci; Ennio Alagia


‘The compliance practice at Chiomenti has in-depth knowledge of the market’s common practices. This allows clients to assess the risks faced by companies better.’

‘Very responsive and willing to go beyond in order to support the client.’

‘Alain Maria Dell’Osso is fully dedicated to supporting clients on very short notice, providing all the necessary information in a very timely fashion.’

‘The team excels both in corporate and criminal matters, providing expertise in a seamless manner.’

‘Provides pragmatic and practical opinions based upon abundant experience in the field.’

Key clients

Allianz S.p.A.

Acea S.p.A.

J.P. Morgan SE – Milan Branch

Caronte & Tourist S.p.A.

Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A.

JT International

Duferco Holding

Global Federal Credit Union

Work highlights

  • Advising the supervisory boards, appointed under Decree 231 of Allianz, and its 19 subsidiaries in Italy, on the update of their relevant internal procedures and the review of the companies’ organisation, management and control models.
  • Advised Snam on potential issues concerning the corporate criminal liability of the holding company pursuant to Decree 231.
  • Advising the compliance department and internal audit committee of Caronte & Tourist.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton's Italy team is experienced in a wide range of compliance matters, including group governance restructuring. Andrea Mantovani advises on the compliance aspects of personal data protection, privacy and cybersecurity, and internal investigations and proceedings before the Data Protection Authority. Laura Prosperetti has ‘extensive experience with Italian and European regulatory laws‘. Counsel Francesco De Biasi departed for an in-house position in December 2022.

Practice head(s):



Other key lawyers:

Giuseppe Scassellati-Sforzolini; Roberto Bonsignore; Pietro Fioruzzi; Marco D’Ostuni; Matteo Beretta; Laura Prosperetti; Alice Setari; Andrea Mantovani; Bernardo Massella Ducci Teri; Giulia Checcacci


‘Their expertise is absolutely outstanding.’

‘Andrea Mantovani is a well-established expert in privacy compliance matters.’

‘Andrea Mantovani provides wonderful support – the advice is timely, fiscally responsible, and on point.’

Key clients


ENI S.p.A.

Special Olympics


CBI S.c.p.a.

Work highlights

  • Advised Snam on compliance matters.
  • Advised Eni on compliance matters.
  • Assisted Special Olympics Italia with data protection compliance matters.

Gianni & Origoni

Gianni & Origoni's Milan-based practice has longstanding experience in Decree 231 matters. Other notable areas are privacy and data protection-related issues, along with the implications in Italy of international proceedings under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1997 and UK Bribery Act 2010. The team is jointly led by Federico Busatta, whose practice covers compliance and white-collar crime, and product liability expert Daniele Vecchi. Associate Francesca Chiara Bevilacqua brings experience in corporate criminal liability issues.

Practice head(s):

Federico Busatta; Daniele Vecchi

Other key lawyers:

Francesca Chiara Bevilacqua; Stefano Mele; Melissa Marchese; Davide Alemanni; Gaia Arcidiacono


‘The team is very congenial to work with. They work hard to understand US law, ask good questions, and are invaluable when liaising with mutual clients.’

‘Provides first-class and relevant legal assistance.’

‘They are very used to working in international environments. Furthermore, the various lawyers involved are highly competent and very persuasive.’

‘Federico Busatta stands out for his generosity, intelligence and pragmatism.’

‘An excellent team led by the very approachable Federico Busatta.’

‘Federico Busata is first class and very nice to work with.’

Key clients


Costa Crociere




Cap Gemini

The Boeing Company

Phoenix Tower International

Teleflex Inc.

Lindt & Sprüngli SpA/SA

Technogym SPA

Coca Cola HBB

Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI)


Work highlights

  • Assisted Auditel with the implementation of a project aimed at tracking and collecting, on a syndicated basis, data on web TV content audiences.
  • Assisted Orthofix with strengthening/updating its internal compliance programme in accordance with Law 231/01.
  • Provided compliance assistance to the Boeing Company.

LCA Studio Legale

LCA Studio Legale's team routinely advises on crime prevention, anti-money laundering, and the compliance side to EU sanctions. Matteo Uslenghi is a criminal law expert; Nicolò Pelanda's expertise covers compliance work involving corporate crimes; and Maria Sardelli is an expert in Decree 231 matters. Managing associate Giovanni Morgese advises companies on the implementation of organisation, management and control models, and assists with corporate compliance and investigation matters.

Practice head(s):

Maria Sardelli; Matteo Uslenghi; Nicolò Pelanda

Other key lawyers:

Giovanni Morgese; Paolo Erik Liedholm


‘Quality of the people and commitment unified with intellectual curiosity.’

‘Combination of technical law, competence and practical experience.’

‘Very competent, brilliant and kind.

‘The compliance practice is very professional, pragmatic, and aligned with clients’ needs.’

‘They make the process smooth and make it easy to achieve results.’

‘Good communication skills and longstanding experience.’

‘Maria Sardelli displays competence, commitment, and a dedication to clients.’

‘Maria Sardelli brings great experience in the legislation on the administrative liability of entities.’

Key clients

8853 S.p.A.

Belron Italia S.p.A.

BitSight Technologies Inc.

Cebat S.p.A.

Dole Italia S.p.A.


Garofalo Health Care S.p.A.

Interporto Rivers Venezia S.r.l.

Intersistemi Italia S.p.A.

Kering Eyewear S.p.A

Korian Group

Lighthouse S.p.A.

Medea S.p.A.

MET Energia Italia S.p.A.

Pro Recco Waterpolo 1913 S.r.l.

Puratos Italia S.r.l.

Sierra Italy S.r.l.

Spezia Calcio S.r.l.

Xnext S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Kering Eyewear with the drafting and implementation of an organisational model under Legislative Decree no. 231/2001.
  • Serving as chair of the supervisory board of Fintecna, in relation to monitoring the implementation of its organisational model pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 231/2001.
  • Assisting Garofalo Health Care with the due diligence on a target company’s compliance with Legislative Decree no. 231/2001.

Legance - Avvocati Associati

Legance - Avvocati Associati's compliance department advises on regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption legislation and Decree 231 matters. The team also assists with banking and insurance compliance. Andrea Fedi has substantial experience in compliance, privacy and anti-bribery work. Marco Penna heads the firm’s financial intermediaries regulations department. Niccolò Bertolini Clerici focuses on white-collar crime-related work. The practice further includes litigator Valentina Masi, whose practice includes the administrative liability of entities.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Fedi; Marco Penna; Niccolò Bertolini Clerici

Other key lawyers:

Valentina Masi; Lucio Scudiero; Giuseppe Alessandro; Giuseppe Todaro

Key clients

Apax Partners

Banco di Sardegna

Cubico Sustainable Investment

Nexy Payments S.p.A.

Nuovo Pignone

Vedrai S.p.A.



Alpha FX Europe Limited

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo's compliance team brings expertise in the firm’s core sectors – luxury retail, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. The group also has strong credentials in telecoms, energy, transport and aviation-related compliance work. An expert in the application of Italy’s 231/2001 legislation, department head Mario Di Giulio is regularly appointed as chair of companies’ compliance supervisory bodies. Providing key support, Caterina Luciani assists with reviewing organisational models.

Practice head(s):

Mario Di Giulio

Other key lawyers:

Caterina Luciani; Filippo Fioretti; Giulio Brunelli; Maria Rosaria Raspanti; Paola De Pascalis


Wide coverage of industries, strong international network.’

‘Mario Di Giuliois extremely knowledgeable, with a hands-on approach.’

‘Competence, humility and collaboration are the team’s strengths.’

Key clients

Standard & Poor’s Global Rating Europe Ltd

Arab Banking Corporation SA, Milan Branch

Starmatik S.r.l.

Libyan Financial Authority (LAFICO)


Saica Flex S.p.A. – Saica Pack Italia S.p.A.

Aquileia Capital Services S.r.l.

Standard & Poor’s Global Rating (EU – UK)

ETC Invest S.p.A.

Gruppo BCC Iccrea

Lendlease Italy SGR S.p.A.

NAM S.p.A.

Four Telecom Services GmbH & Co KG

Newtech Interactive

Telequest & Internet Solutions GmbH

Trumpf Italia (now Trumpf S.r.l.)

Lendlease S.p.A.


CMS' Italy team routinely advises on companies’ liability for crimes committed by their representatives and employees. The practice also assists with corporate compliance strategies. The track record of Italy fraud and corporate criminal defence department head Emilio Battaglia includes being appointed by companies as a member of their supervisory bodies.

Practice head(s):

Emilio Battaglia

Other key lawyers:

Isabella Fortunato; Marisa Pellegrino

Key clients

Aareal Bank AG – Rome Branch

Rhoss S.p.A.

Porsche Italia S.p.A.

Renault Retail Group Italia S.p.A.

Porsche Haus S.r.l.

Nardò Technical Center S.r.l.

Ascenza Italia S.r.l.

Tradecorp Italia S.r.l.

Omya S.p.A.

Synlab Italia S.r.l.


Part of Dentons' global compliance and investigations group, the firm’s multidisciplinary Italy group advises on compliance management, corporate compliance, anti-corruption, investigations, data protection and antitrust compliance. The team is headed by Sara Biglieri, a corporate compliance experts. Matteo Vizzardi specialises in white-collar crime. Roberto Fabio Lipari's practice encompasses both compliance and investigations work.

Practice head(s):

Sara Biglieri

Other key lawyers:

Matteo Vizzardi; Roberto Fabio Lipari


‘Partners are hands-on and very knowledgeable.’

‘Deep experience in this area.’

‘A collaborative style that is innovative and tailored to clients’ needs.’

‘Dentons’ team is really helpful and attentive.’

‘The team is very prepared and always available for any request or discussion, helping the client to find the best solution, and showing great knowledge of the subject matter.’

‘ The team creates a good relationship with people from both sides, with continuous attention to the commissioned work, constant availability and a proactive mood.’

‘Great – extremely professional.’

‘Matteo Vizzardi brings market knowledge and the ability to address clients’ issues, and always delivers solutions.

Key clients

Johnson & Johnson

NTT Data








Supermarkets Italiani



Fujifilm Italia


Metaenergia Produzione

JA Solar

Geoplin Lubljana

Istituto per le Opere di Religione





Work highlights

  • Assisting CaixaBank with the compliance side to the opening of its branch in Milan.
  • Assisting Whirlpool with various matters, including data privacy compliance.

Eptalex Garzia Gasperi and Partners

The key areas for Eptalex Garzia Gasperi and Partners are corporate compliance and the administrative liability of legal entities. The firm also advises on data protection, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and export control. The team is headed by Lorenzo Mulazzi, who brings over 13 years of experience in the compliance arena. Other key figures include senior associate Erica Stragiotti and associate Pierluca Ius.

Practice head(s):

Lorenzo Mulazzi

Other key lawyers:

Erica Stragiotti; Pierluca Ius


‘Professional and patient.’

‘Eptalex’s compliance team is very competent and provides clear advice on very complicated compliance issues.’

‘Lorenzo Mulazzi is particularly recommended. An excellent, brilliant professional who is always updated on ongoing activities. 100% engaged with the client.’

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's Italy team advises corporations and global financial institutions on governance, risk management and compliance. It is particularly active in matters involving corporate criminal liability, sanctions law, whistleblowing, anti-corruption, and health, safety and environmental regulation. In addition to heading the firm’s Italian white-collar and corporate investigations offering, Jean-Paule Castagno chairs the supervisory bodies of major corporates. Alessandro De Nicola, Marco Dell’Antonia, Marco Mancino, Laura Cappiello and Ivan Rotunno all departed the firm in February 2024.

Other key lawyers:

Jean-Paule Castagno; Andrea Alfonso Stigliano


‘The group is truly interdisciplinary.’

‘The team is excellent and professional.’

‘The Orrick team supports clients in their projects with professionalism.’

‘The team is really strong and cohesive, with specific and diversified skills in order to offer 360° soft and hard skills. They are excellent from each point of view – people, billing, diversity, technology, collaboration – an outstanding service.’

Key clients

Allianz Group



Philip Morris Italia S.r.l.

Roche S.p.A.


Pellegrini S.p.A.

Amundi SGR S.p.A.

Artsana S.p.A.

Avio S.p.A.

Banca IFIS S.p.A.

BPER Banca

Cardif Vita (BNP Paribas Group)

F2i SGR S.p.A.


Prelios S.p.A.


Lesaffre Italia

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati's Milan-based regulatory, compliance and data protection practice advises on Decree 231 matters, health and safety at work and anti-corruption. The team also assists with internal investigations. Team head Roberta Di Vieto is experienced in drafting organisational models, while Daniele Ghedi is a member of several companies’ supervisory bodies.

Practice head(s):

Roberta Di Vieto

Other key lawyers:

Daniele Ghedi


‘Integrated services and multidisciplinary expertise delivered at a high-quality professional level.’

‘Good understanding of clients’ needs. Agility and creativity.’

‘Great collaboration and people.’

‘Professional people who are very skilled in compliance topics.’

Key clients

Clariant Group – Italian subsidiaries

CRC – Centro Ricerche Cliniche di Verona S.r.l.

SIAS S.p.A. Società Benefit

HP Italy S.r.l.

ICSM Maugeri

La Piadineria S.p.A.

Burger King Restaurants S.p.A.

Hines RE Italy S.r.l.

Wind S.p.A.

DXC Group – Italian Companies

Gruppo Ermenegildo Zegna

Boehringer Italia Animal Health

bureau Plattner

Bolstered by its January 2023 merger with Jenny.Avvocati, bureau Plattner provides a comprehensive service, bringing expertise to Decree 231 matters. The team’s full offering covers compliance programmes, in addition to the compliance aspects of data protection, competition and workplace safety. The practice is jointly led by compliance programme expert Simona GalloCarlo Gurioli, a specialist in the energy and IT sectors; experienced corporate lawyer Christoph Jenny; and Massimo Petrucci, who handles complex tax law matters.

Practice head(s):

Simona Gallo; Carlo Gurioli; Christoph Jenny; Massimo Petrucci


An established and very experienced practice group in Italy.

A collaborative and very helpful team.

Prompt responses and great availability.

Simona Gallo is experienced, hands-on and responsive.