Firms To Watch: Compliance

BSVA Studio Legale Associato's corporate compliance team advises on the administrative liability of companies and institutions and assists with anti-money laundering prevention. Luca Franceschet and Fabrizio Colonna are the key contacts in Varese and Milan, respectively.
Promoted to partner in February 2022, Milan-based Francesco Falco heads DWF‘s Italy compliance practice and is experienced in anti-corruption and internal investigations, anti-money laundering, data protection, corporate governance, and market abuse matters.
In February 2022, Herbert Smith Freehills bolstered its practice with the recruitment of compliance specialist Enrico Maria Mancuso from Pedersoli Studio Legale to lead the corporate crime and investigations department in Milan.
At Portolano Cavallo, Milan-based Irene Picciano is predominantly responsible for competition and product, trade and corporate compliance matters, while Ilaria Curti in Rome is internal investigations group head. Both were elevated to partner level in January 2022.
Led by experienced Milan partners Stefano Bombelli and Giuseppe Di Masi, SZA Studio Legale‘s compliance practice features Marcello Trabucchi, who was elevated to partner in 2019 and focuses on compliance, particularly in relation to the administrative liability of public administration bodies and companies, data protection, and health and safety in the workplace.

Compliance in Italy


The best team for compliance matters in Italy‘, BonelliErede‘s multidisciplinary corporate compliance and investigations-focused team handles both anti-corruption and corporate criminal liability issues. The firm owns beLab, an alternative legal service provider with a compliance management and investigations business unit, which is led by former associate Michela Maccarini. Genoa-based practice head and ‘very committed expert‘ Alessandro Musella focuses on corporate fraud, directors’ liability, internal controls, and compliance. At managing associate level in Milan, Vincenzo Dell’Osso specialises in corporate compliance, while Valentina Frignati is a corporate internal investigations expert.

Practice head(s):

Alessandro Musella

Other key lawyers:

Vincenzo Dell’Osso; Valentina Frignati; Giuseppe Manzo


The BE compliance team is really focused on this practice area and is able to suggest the best solutions to clients, demonstrating the best knowledge of matters from a practical point of view.

The team is exceptional. It has excellent knowledge of the Italian courts and system, as well as the US system, so it is able to work seamlessly on those issues too.

Very responsive, and always available to clients and co-counsels.

Very helpful in terms of technology and the review of documents in multiple languages.

Deep knowledge of the legal compliance environment and a business- oriented approach.

Alessandro Musella is a very committed expert.

Giuseppe Manzo and Valentina Frignati provided excellent advice and guidance.

Alessandro Musella and Vincenzo Dell’Osso represent the best team for compliance matters in Italy.

Key clients










Caronte & Tourist

Work highlights

  • Assisting several companies from different industry sectors in relation to compliance with sanctions issued by the European Union against Russia.
  • Assisting several companies from different industry sectors on an ongoing basis, as an outsourcer, in relation to a third-party anti-corruption due diligence service.
  • Assisted Autogrill with the design and implementation of internal anti-corruption due diligence processes.

Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

The compliance and investigations practice at Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP houses a go-to team for advice on corporate governance and internal controls. It also assists with risk analysis and structuring compliance programmes that are based on anti-corruption laws. Practice head Bruno Cova is ‘fantastic at managing internal expectations‘. Additional partner-level support is provided by ‘outstanding professionalGianluca Cattani and Roberta Battistin. Within the associate pool, Massimo Ugo Maria Contesso is also a key team member. Francesca Petronio left the firm in late 2022.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Cova

Other key lawyers:

Roberta Battistin; Gianluca Cattani; Massimo Ugo Maria Contesso


The team has been a very impressive discovery because of its extensive knowledge, quality and standing.

Bruno Cova is fantastic at managing internal expectations, as well as the relevant stakeholders at all levels.

Gianluca Cattani is an outstanding professional, who is reliable, trustworthy, able to understand all potentially critical issues, and foresees any potential scenario.

Key clients

Royal Dutch Shell

Work highlights

  • Acted for Royal Dutch Shell in criminal proceedings in Italy, which involved compliance with Legislative Decree 231/2001.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper‘s Italy practice is sought out for its expertise in corporate compliance programmes, internal investigations, international sanctions, crime prevention, and anti-bribery and corruption. It is also active in AML matters, regulatory investigations, antitrust and data protection compliance, and tax and budget fraud-related investigations. Raffaella Quintana, who ‘achieves positive results‘, advises on corporate criminal liability charges, fraud and corruption issues, and Antonio Carino assists with the implementation of compliance programmes and defence-side investigations. Legal directors Raffaele Perfetto and Francesco Lalli and active lawyer Veronica Rossetti are also key team members.

Practice head(s):

Raffaella Quintana; Antonio Carino

Other key lawyers:

Raffaele Perfetto; Francesco Lalli; Veronica Rossetti


Deep analysis to identify areas of potential weakness, prioritisation of compliance controls, and attention to the implementation of committees’ input with specific follow-up checks.

Great technical knowledge from each team member, positive interaction among team members to optimise different competencies, and effective interaction with external auditors.

A strong team that delivers tailor-made legal and compliance advice.

Raffaella Quintana is a professional of high standing, who is very attentive to clients’ needs and has a great sense of duty.

Raffaella Quintana manages projects with care and professionalism, and is a point of reference for white-collar crime issues who achieves positive results in relation to investigations.

Antonio Carino is outstanding for his accuracy, immediate responses to legal and compliance matters, and attention to clients.

Raffaele Perfetto is a highly trained and scrupulous professional.

Veronica Rossetti really takes care of clients.

Key clients



Gruppo Terna






Ava Trade


Schenker Italiana

BCC Crotonese

Work highlights

  • Assisted Schenker Italiana following a decision of the Court of Milan that ordered the judicial administration of the company to protect it from alleged criminal infiltration.
  • Assisted Prometeon with the classification of several products for trade compliance purposes.
  • Assisted BCC Crotonese following a decision of the Court of Crotone that ordered the judicial administration of the bank to protect it from alleged criminal infiltration.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe‘s broad practice comprises sanctions law, corporate criminal liability, anti-mafia preventive measures, health, safety and environmental regulation, and privacy and cybersecurity matters. The team also assists both corporations and financial institutions with their corporate governance, compliance and disclosure needs, and it is experienced in developing global compliance programmes and anti-bribery policies. Practice head Alessandro De Nicola is a renowned global compliance specialist, Jean-Paule Castagno is a Decree 231 expert, and Marco Dell’Antoniaunderstands companies’ needs perfectly‘. Other active advisers are Marco Mancino, of counsel Ivan Rotunno, and special counsel Laura Cappiello.

Practice head(s):

Alessandro De Nicola

Other key lawyers:

Jean-Paule Castagno; Marco Dell’Antonia; Marco Mancino; Ivan Rotunno; Laura Cappiello; Riccardo Caselle; Andrea Alfonso Stigliano


Great expertise in compliance with a strong client focus.

The team is always very supportive and the advice is always on time and of a high standard.

Alessandro De Nicola has vast knowledge and expertise in Decree 231 and the development of compliance programmes.

Alessandro De Nicola is a great leader. Apart from technical competence, he has a great network of professionals which adds to his value.

Alessandro De Nicola offers a very good legal service and innovative solutions.

Marco Dell’Antonia is always present and follows up with the client in person.

Marco Dell’Antonia is a unique professional of the highest standing.

Marco Mancino understands companies’ needs perfectly and always offers timely support.

Key clients



Allianz Group

Crédit Agricole Assicurazioni

Credit Suisse International

Credit Suisse Milan Branch

Credit Suisse London Branch

Credit Suisse Securities (Europe)


Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking

Philip Morris Italia




Amundi SGR



Banca IFIS

BPER Banca


Cardif Vita

CNP Unicredit Vita

Eurizon Capital SGR



Fondo Italiano per l’efficienza Energetica SGR


Lesaffre Italia


Novenergia Group

P Fiduciaria


Rothschild Italia

Sergio Rossi


Terna Group



BNP Paribas

Clessidra SGR


Compagnia Energetica Italiana

Villa Sandi


Mondial Forni


Part of the firm’s corporate and commercial department, ADVANT Nctm‘s compliance practice ‘understands the needs of international companies operating in Italy‘. It has notable industry expertise in energy, transportation (by air, sea and road), infrastructure and life sciences, with recent developments including the launch of a white-collar crime practice. Practice leader Raffaele Caldarone is particularly focused on the company law aspects of corporate governance issues and compliance schemes. Compliance specialist Luca Cavagnaro, who was elevated to equity partner during 2021 and recently admitted to the International Chambers of Commerce Fraudnet Future Network, ‘deserves a special mention‘.

Practice head(s):

Raffaele Caldarone

Other key lawyers:

Luca Cavagnaro; Sante Ricci


The compliance team has demonstrated its ability to pursue the assigned goals within the established deadlines, with 24/7 availability.

The team is well structured and balanced with junior and senior professionals (equally distributed between male and female).

Trustworthy and competent individuals who act as independent local contact points.

Specialist individuals with the skills not only to produce specific policies and procedures, but also to act as advisers who offer insight beyond the mandate’s execution.

The compliance team understands the needs of international companies operating in Italy, and has the competence and perspective to incorporate the requirements of foreign shareholders into local subsidiaries’ compliance programmes.

Luca Cavagnaro deserves a special mention. He is very helpful, and most of all he is always available at any time and day without notice.

Luca Cavagnaro is very proactive and always keen to satisfy clients’ requests, even when time constraints are challenging.

Luca Cavagnaro is always present on matters.

Key clients


Italgas Group


ENAV Group


Intercos Group



MSC Group

Cribis Credit Management

Fresenius Kabi Italia



Work highlights

  • Advised Italgas (and all of its subsidiaries) on anti-corruption management systems.
  • Advising Enav (and its controlled companies) on a wide range of compliance matters.
  • Advising the Intercos Group on its organisation, control and management model.

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie‘s practice provides in-court and out-of-court legal assistance to companies and individuals in relation to corporate criminal law, tax crimes, and bribery and corruption matters. Other key areas are bankruptcy, environmental compliance, and health and safety matters. Focused on information management systems, trade secrets and compliance issues in the technology space, Lorenzo De Martinis coordinates the disputes practice, and Roberto Cursano assists with pharmaceutical and healthcare-related compliance work. Other key names are counsel Luca Bassi, and associates Francesca Baratta, Riccardo Ovidi and Matteo Maria Morelli.

Practice head(s):

Lorenzo de Martinis

Other key lawyers:

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


A knowledgeable team with strong knowledge of Decree 231 compliance models and corporate criminal liability.

The multidisciplinary skills of the team are appreciated.

The team’s skills are always up to date.

Key clients

Alberto Gozzi (Jimmy Choo Group)

ICU Medical

Andritz Hydro

Andritz Diatec



ASM International

Takeda Pharmaceutical

MSD Italy


Work highlights

  • Assisted Whirlpool with international trade compliance matters that concerned sanctions and restrictive measures against Russia and Belarus.
  • Assisted ICU Medical Group with new legal obligations.
  • Assisted Andritz Diatec with the development and implementation of an organisation, management and control model pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001.

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird‘s compliance group covers regulatory compliance, corporate governance in light of Decree 231, and data protection, cybersecurity and product compliance. Other areas include advertising pre-clearances, consumer protection and antitrust issues. Clients also benefit from the team’s sector expertise in financial services, life sciences and TMT. Raimondo Maggiore is a financial regulation expert, Stefano Febbi‘s practice includes regulatory compliance work, and Simone Caddedu is a regulatory, antitrust and public procurement specialist. The other co-heads are Rossella Sansone, who advises on the regulation of financial markets, and EU and competition partner Federico Marini Balestra.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Mauro Turrini; Federico Grazioli

Key clients

Allianz Group

Banca Agricola Popolare di Ragusa

BMW Group

BPER Banca


Claas Italia

Usines Claas France

Credem Group


FlixBus Italia

Huawei Technologies Italia


Intesa Sanpaolo


Mediolanum Group

Work highlights

  • Assisting Mediolanum Group, Intesa Sanpaolo, CheBanca!, Banca Sella, BPER Banca, Credem Banca, Mediobanca and ICCREA Group with the application of MiFID II and IDD client protection rules.
  • Assisting the Italian branches of CNP Group with the implementation of anti-financial crime and anti-bribery compliance programmes.
  • Assisting start-up Datafalls with privacy and data protection matters.

Clifford Chance

Experienced in criminal defence, regulatory enforcement and compliance, Clifford Chance‘s compliance team is part of the firm’s regulatory investigations and financial crimes practice. The group designs, implements and executes compliance programmes, including systems and controls that prevent criminal offences, and assists, as internal investigator, with remedying legal and regulatory violations. The practice of team leader Antonio Golino includes compliance matters involving internal systems and controls. At counsel level, Giuseppe Principato is experienced in criminal defence work for corporate entities and individuals, while Pasquale Grella is an experienced senior associate.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Golino

Other key lawyers:

Giuseppe Principato; Pasquale Grella


Pasquale Grella and his team are able to provide legal assistance at the highest levels.

Having built a solid track record in compliance, Pasquale Grella and his team are able to assist clients from various business sectors.

Pasquale Grella and his team are extremely passionate and enthusiastic people – it is a pleasure to work with them.

Being part of one of the most important law firms, Pasquale Grella and his team are able to offer assistance on particularly complex and multidisciplinary issues.

Key clients


Euricom Group

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets


Affinity Petcare




Viasat Group

Wacker Chemie Italy


Biosensors Group


Work highlights

  • Advised a consortium, comprising Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, Blackstone and Macquarie, on the risk management, compliance and criminal law aspects of the investment in Autostrade per l’Italia.
  • Assisted Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets with the risk management issues surrounding the acquisition of a stake in the corporate capital of Open Fiber from Enel.
  • Advised Citigroup on drafting and implementing a Law 231 compliance programme for its new Italian branches.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a strong track record in internal investigations, criminal law, privacy and data protection, along with corporate matters, taxation, and product liability and compliance. Additional specialisms are media, technology, competition, commercial and environmental law, and health and safety. Jeffrey Greenbaum is financial institutions head; Francesca Rolla assists with product litigation and compliance, and investigations; and Sabrina Borocci is an antitrust specialist. Other co-heads are employment head Vittorio Moresco; Italian litigation and arbitration leader Christian Di Mauro; and Massimiliano Masnada, who advises on privacy and data protection.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Giuseppe Aminzade; Serena Pietrosanti; Alessandro Borrello; Claudia Colomba; Elisabetta Zeppieri


The strength of the team is the enormous professionalism of its members, who are always connected and available.

Great specialisations in the subjects of interest to companies.

Strong knowledge of company law and accuracy.

Excellent understanding of clients’ needs, tailor-made solutions, and deep knowledge.

Great support in any circumstances.

Very client focused, approachable, responsive, and eager to find solutions.

A very responsive team providing practical and timely advice – a real powerhouse!

Francesca Rolla and Alessandro Borello are equally great practitioners – always eager to assist with practical advice.

Key clients


Assured Guaranty

DeA Capital Real Estate


GE Healthcare

Hansard Europe DAC

Johnson Electric International

Installazioni Impianti

LivaNova Deutschland

MFS Investment Management

Pago PA

Safety Insurance Company

Sorin Group Italia

Skretting Italia


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Group

Trouw Nutrition Italia

Zurich Insurance

Legance - Avvocati Associati

Legance - Avvocati Associati‘s multidisciplinary practice advises on regulatory compliance, AML issues, anti-corruption legislation, Decree 231, and banking and insurance compliance. Andrea Fedi is experienced in compliance, privacy and anti-bribery; Marco Penna focuses on AML work, as well as the drafting procedures for banking and financial services; and Niccolò Bertolini Clerici‘s expertise includes Decree 231-related criminal proceedings. Other key advisers are general counsel Valentina Masi and senior associate Giuseppe Todaro.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Fedi; Marco Penna; Niccolò Bertolini Clerici

Other key lawyers:

Valentina Masi; Giuseppe Todaro

Key clients

Apax Partners

Banco di Sardegna

Bottega Veneta


Cubico Sustainable Investment

Nexy Payment

Nuovo Pignone




Walt Disney

Work highlights

  • Assisted Credito Fondiario with the set-up of an Italian asset management company (in the context of the reorganisation of Credito Fondiario Banking Group).


Chiomenti acts for multinational companies on a range of compliance work. Francesco D’Alessandro advises on bribery, corruption, financial crime, bankruptcy, tax and environmental crime, along with corporate liability. At of counsel level, white-collar crime expert Stefano Manacorda coordinates the Rome team; Alain Maria Dell’Osso focuses on bankruptcy, market abuse and tax law matters; and Marilena Hyeraci is a recent hire from Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

Practice head(s):

Francesco D’Alessandro

Other key lawyers:

Stefano Manacorda; Alain Maria Dell’Osso; Marilena Hyeraci; Ennio Alagia; Benedetta Venturato


The Chiomenti team is very supportive and client oriented.

Great experience and competence.

Promptness when responding to urgent needs.

Alain Maria Dell’Osso is very professional and supportive.

Key clients


Caronte & Tourist


Fondazione Human Technopole


Milano Investment Partners SGR

BBVA – Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

Euler Hermes Italia – Sede Secondaria e Rappresentanza Generale per l’Italia

Giocaonline – Lottomatica Group

Work highlights

  • Advising the internal audit committee of Caronte & Tourist on addressing the compliance aspects of a preventative measure the company was served with pursuant to the Italian Anti-Mafia Code.
  • Assisting Edison in proceedings currently pending in Norway against Danske Bank, which concern the breach of both Edison’s and the bank’s internal procedures for preventing offences and anti-money laundering.
  • Advising Fondazione Human Technopole on the review, implementation and update of its organisation, management and control model under Legislative Decree 231/2001.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Acting for domestic and foreign companies, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton‘s Italy practice assists with a range of compliance work, including restructuring group governance to comply with legislation. Counsel Francesco De Biasi's practice covers data protection law and internal investigations into corporate wrongdoing. Partner-level support is provided by Giuseppe Scassellati-SforzoliniPietro Fioruzzi, Marco D’Ostuni and Matteo Beretta. Associate Andrea Mantovani assists with data protection and cybersecurity-related compliance matters.

Other key lawyers:

Francesco De Biasi, Giuseppe Scassellati-Sforzolini; Pietro Fioruzzi; Marco D’Ostuni; Matteo Beretta; Laura Prosperetti; Andrea Mantovani


Strong competence and attention to clients’ needs.

Laura Prosperetti is always available and very competent, and has a great problem-solving approach.

‘The team stands out for its great professionalism and reliability, together with a strong problem-solving ability. Fees are balanced and fair. The lawyers make the difference.’

Key clients


Special Olympics




Work highlights

  • Advised Barilla on data protection compliance matters, including a project concerning compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Assisted Special Olympics Italia with data protection compliance matters.
  • Assisted Auditel with its antitrust compliance programme.

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

Advising domestic companies and international groups, Deloitte Legal Italy -Società tra Avvocati a r.l.‘s practice assists with the implementation, review and updating of organisational, management and control models. The team also advises on the implementation of the compliance requirements under health and safety in the workplace legislation. Josephine Romano is a corporate governance and compliance specialist, with further partner-level support provided by Ivana Azzollini, Massimo Zamorani and Francesco Brunelli.

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


The team is skilled, works well together, and is goal oriented.

Individuals who are competent, responsible and professional.

The team is very well prepared, open, reflective and proactive.

Great for its ability to grasp points immediately, as well as for its methodological approach.

Empathetic, professional, helpful and punctual.

Paola Gribaldo and her group are appreciated for their professionalism, competence, availability and courtesy.

Josephine Romano and Cecilia Pontiggia are very professional, available, accurate and positive.

Sonia Belloli is very attentive, professional and helpful.

Key clients

Bystronic Tube Processing

Gianni & Origoni

Gianni & Origoni‘s ‘dedicated team‘ advises on corporate liability for criminal offences, and privacy and data protection-related issues. It also fields specialists in the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977 and the UK Bribery Act 2010; assists with the establishment of compliance programmes; and implements anti-corruption systems, including for whistleblowing. The expertise of trial specialist Federico Busatta extends to compliance and white-collar crime cases, while associate Francesca Chiara Bevilacqua focuses on corporate criminal liability.

Practice head(s):

Federico Busatta

Other key lawyers:

Francesca Chiara Bevilacqua; Daniele Vecchi; Stefano Mele; Melissa Marchese; Davide Alemanni


Very professional and efficient.

This is a really great team with many competences.

Gianni & Origoni managed to provide an excellent and dedicated team with thorough legal knowledge.

Great communicators in relation to what, when and how to deliver – highly recommended.

Federico Busatta is a professional, who is very skilled, experienced, always available, and very focused on achieving goals in ways that ensure a correct balance between costs and benefits.

Federico Busatta is very pragmatic when looking for solutions and intellectually honest towards the client.

Federico Busatta stands out and is a great person to work with.

Francesca Chiara Bevilacqua is a great communicator, very responsive, and on the ball.

Key clients

Lindt & Sprungli

The Boeing Company




Cap Gemini

Philip Morris International


Getinge Group

Bain & Company

Work highlights

  • Assisting Auditel with data protection issues and drafting GDPR information notices.
  • Advising Costa Crociere on data protection issues.
  • Assisted Orthofix with strengthening and updating its internal Decree 231/01 compliance programme.

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo has longstanding expertise in healthcare and pharmaceuticals-related compliance work. The practice also regularly works alongside the firm’s competition team in relation to national and EU regulatory issues, particularly antitrust and consumer law compliance. It additionally advises on compliance with regulatory law involving telecoms, agri-food, unfair commercial practices, and product distribution and merchandising. Practice leader Mario Di Giulio is the current president of Standard & Poor’s’ Italian supervisory body.

Practice head(s):

Mario Di Giulio

Other key lawyers:

Caterina Luciani; Filippo Fioretti; Giulio Brunelli; Maria Rosaria Raspanti


The team has demonstrated its competence and collaborative skills during Decree 231 supervisory audits.

Clients appreciate the team’s professionalism and competence.

Advice is given in a way that means clients can quickly implement compliance programmes.

Key clients

Standard & Poor’s Global Rating Europe

Arab Banking Corporation (Milan Branch)


Libyan Financial Authority


Saica Flex

Saica Pack Italia

Aquileia Capital Services

Standard & Poor’s Global Rating

ETC Invest

Four Telecom Services

Newtech Interactive

Telequest & Internet Solutions

Trumpf Italia


Work highlights

  • Assisting Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings Europe with the implementation of a Decree 231 and antitrust compliance programme.
  • Advised Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings UK on compliance issues pursuant to Decree 231.
  • Advised Austrian telecoms company Four Telecom Services on domiciliation issues.


CMS‘ Italy compliance practice assists both corporations and individuals in criminal proceedings and investigations in relation to bribery and corruption, money laundering, and tax offences. It also advises on environmental and health and safety matters, and insider trading and market manipulation. Emilio Battaglia is experienced in criminal matters involving companies’ corporate management.

Practice head(s):

Emilio Battaglia

Key clients

Aareal Bank – Rome Branch


Porsche Italia

Renault Retail Group Italia

Porsche Haus

Nardò Technical Center

Ascenza Italia

Tradecorp Italia


Dentons‘ full-service, multidisciplinary compliance team covers criminal law, corporate compliance, anti-bribery, AML, anti-corruption, and data protection compliance. Heading the Italian litigation and dispute resolution practice, Sara Biglieri advises on corporate compliance; Matteo Vizzardi assists with organisational, management and control models; and Roberto Fabio Lipari is ‘top class for complex investigations‘.

Practice head(s):

Sara Biglieri

Other key lawyers:

Matteo Vizzardi; Roberto Fabio Lipari


‘The cross-cultural team has specialised professionals in various fields, including company governance, litigation and bankruptcy.’

‘Good collaboration with clients.’

‘Appreciated for its flexible working hours and timely support despite the time difference, as well as its flexible solutions for volatile situations.’

‘High-level competence.’

‘High standards of output.’

‘Dentons is definitely the firm to go to for compliance matters, from investigations to white-collar crime, privacy, and (above all) global or large-scale crisis management.’

‘Roberto Fabio Lipari is top class for complex investigations and crisis management, especially when linked to cross-border litigation and arbitration. He has a proven track record in these matters.’

Key clients

Johnson & Johnson

NTT Data








ITT Motion Technologies

Yamaha Music Europe


Trentino Sviluppo

Piombifera Italiana

Work highlights

  • Assisted Saipem with the update of its strategic plan, which included compliance issues.

Eptalex Garzia Gasperi and Partners

Eptalex Garzia Gasperi and Partners‘ compliance practice fields experts in the corporate compliance and administrative liability of legal entities. It is also experienced in data protection, and AML and anti-corruption issues. Heading the compliance department, Lorenzo Mulazziimpresses with his availability and knowledge‘. Associate support is provided by Erica Stragiotti.

Practice head(s):

Lorenzo Mulazzi

Other key lawyers:

Erica Stragiotti


A great team that covers all aspects of legal support.

Smart and sensible people.

The compliance department proved to be extremely professional and punctual, and was constantly at clients’ disposal for every matter.


Jenny.Avvocati has a significant track record in advising on corporate criminal liability matters and compliance programmes. The team also assists with data protection, competition and safety at work matters. The ‘outstandingSimona Gallo has longstanding experience in compliance issues, and is increasingly focused on new technologies and data protection work.

Practice head(s):

Simona Gallo


Expertise, experience, and communication and problem-solving skills.

The firm is highly active and specialised, providing high-quality advice on a constant basis.

Deep data protection know-how at a fair price.

Key clients

Aspiag Service

SES Italy

Work highlights

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

LCA Studio Legale

LCA Studio Legale recently bolstered its compliance practice through the recruitment of Maria Sardelli from Coccia De Angelis Vecchio & Associati Studio Legale e Tributario. Sardelli is experienced in Decree 231-related corporate liability issues, and is flanked by criminal law partner Matteo Uslenghi and Nicolò Pelanda, a corporate and public administration criminal lawyer.

Practice head(s):

Maria Sardelli; Matteo Uslenghi; Nicolò Pelanda


A team that really listens to clients’ needs and expectations.

The group really cares about clients’ requests, making projects very much tailor-made.

A special mention goes to Maria Sardelli.

Key clients

Andrea Bocelli Foundation

Soluzione Tasse

Trillium Flow Technology Group

Edilizia Acrobatica

Green Arrow Capital SGR



Adevinta Oak Holdings


Rome University of Fine Arts



Work highlights

  • Advised Longman Group (Overseas Holdings) on the regulatory aspects of its €190m sale of all the share capital of Pearson Italia, including compliance with foreign direct investment and Golden Power rules.
  • Assisted Trillium Flow Technology Group with the due diligence for the compliance aspects of its €65m acquisition of a business manufacturing and selling centrifugal pumps from Italy-based Termomeccanica Pompe.
  • Advising Adevinta Group (and its Italian affiliates) on privacy and data protection compliance.

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati

The multidisciplinary regulatory, compliance and data protection group at Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati covers Decree 231 work, data protection and anti-corruption matters, internal investigations, health and safety at work issues, and foreign compliance laws. Roberta Di Vieto drafts and applies crime prevention-related organisational models, while associate partner Mattia Salerno is ‘a highly qualified lawyer‘. The firm also recently introduced Compliance Day, a day entirely dedicated to the subject of corporate compliance and attended by professionals, authorities and trade associations.

Practice head(s):

Roberta Di Vieto

Other key lawyers:

Mattia Salerno


The uniqueness of the firm is certainly the attention it pays to clients, as well as its support at every stage of each project.

Each lawyer of the firm is an expert in their field, and extremely competent in relation to every request made.

The most professional law firm we have ever come across for privacy and compliance issues. Clients have total trust in them.

Mattia Salerno is a highly qualified lawyer. There are no words to describe how excellent he is at his job, his commitment towards clients, and how much trust clients have in him.

Key clients

Acea Energia

Clariant Group (Italian subsidiaries)

CRC – Centro Ricerche Cliniche di Verona

Gruppo Dondi

Il Sole 24 Ore

Burger King Restaurants

Toshiba’s Italian companies


Fondazione FS Italiane

Experian Italia

Honda Italia Industriale

Pilkington Italia