Firm Profile > Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato > Bologna, Italy

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato

Bologna: leading firms Tier 1

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato's practice, which is headed by Massimo Campailla and Stefano Zunarelli, has particular strength in shipping, M&A, transportation, and administrative and public law. It frequently advises public bodies on public transportation matters, such as its representation of Regione Friuli-Venezia-Giulia before the Supreme Administrative Court concerning the tendering procedures for local public road and water transport services. The team advises international, particularly Chinese and Dutch, companies on infrastructure, and acts for a number of major Italian port authorities on maritime and transport law, and international trade law.


Huge experience in the transport sector. A very good institutional relationship.

Trustworthy, engaged and target-oriented.

Key clients


Regione Friuli-Venezia-Giulia

Comune di Parma

Provincia di Parma




Aeroporto G. Marconi di Bologna

Autorità Portuale di Venezia



Interporto Bologna

Port Authority of Trieste

Administrative and public law Tier 5

Led by transportation law expert Stefano Zunarelli, the administrative and public law team at Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato advises on a number of administrative and fulfilment issues. In particular, it is noted for drafting or appealing calls for tender and safeguarding client interests before regional courts and the Consiglio di Stato. Banks, insurance firms and shipping companies are key clients.

Practice head(s):


Prof. Stefano Zunarelli is one of the undisputed authorities in Italy when dealing with Commercial, Maritime and Shipping law.’

Key clients

Confitarma (Italian Ship Owners Confederation)

Aeroporto G. Marconi di Bologna (SAB) S.p.A.

Autorità Portuale di Venezia (Venice Port Authority)





Interporto Bologna S.p.A.

Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

Port Authority of Trieste

The firm: The firm was founded nearly three decades ago by Stefano Zunarelli, who is widely recognised as one the most renowned experts in the field of transportation, air and maritime law. The firm is committed to offering clients a full range of legal services. Thanks to a rapid growth in the number of professionals with expertise in different practice areas, the firm has quickly become one of the leading firms not only in maritime and transportation law, but also in litigation and arbitration, administrative, commercial, corporate and international law. Moreover, in order to ensure geographical proximity and direct presence in the regional areas of clients, over the years the firm has opened ten branches throughout Italy, two overseas offices in China and Mozambique and has formed numerous friendships with major foreign law firms in other countries.

The wide network of offices developed in Italy allows foreign clients to benefit from highly qualified assistance by professionals who are deeply rooted in the related socio-economic background, also in places where international firms do not have a directly managed office.

Clients include domestic, EU and international companies, ranging from major corporations to SMEs, which operate in various sectors including: transportation; real estate; renewable energy; and international trade.

Areas of practice: Besides being one of the leading law firms in Europe in the field of maritime and transportation law, the firm has been operating for decades in all sectors connected with the activity of enterprises.

Over the years the firm has been providing clients with legal advice and representation in Italian, EU and international courts and arbitration proceedings. The firm’s legal services in the field of litigation range from advice on pre-litigation strategies to litigation handling in all its areas of practice.

With regard to the transportation sector, the firm advises: shipping companies; airlines; land and multimodal carriers; logistics operators; freight forwarders; terminal operators; port companies; airport management companies; port authorities; handling operators; public transport operators; shipyards; marinas and tour operators on both commercial and administrative issues. The firm assists clients in the drafting of contracts and advises on all legal issues concerning transportation by land, sea and air, providing them with out-of-court and in-court representation, both in Italy and abroad.

With reference to corporate and commercial law, the firm deals with all aspects connected with the planning of corporate operations, including: M&A; due diligence; negotiation with financial corporations; support in order to comply with the requirements following the closing and advice during the complex phase of company succession. The firm assists clients in the negotiation and drawing up of commercial contracts and advises them with regard to their relationship with customers and suppliers. It also advises on bankruptcy matters.

The administrative law team has extensive expertise both in advising companies, public bodies and institutions on administrative issues and fulfilments, and in safeguarding their interests in court, before the regional administrative courts and the Italian Council of State. The firm mainly deals with all aspects related to infrastructures and transportation and with all issues regarding project financing, drafting of or appealing against calls for tender, award of public procurements, as well as all matters connected with the performance of contracts signed with public bodies, grants, licenses, authorisations, appeals against orders of seizure and forfeiture of vehicles.

Department Name Email Telephone
Shipping and transportation Stefano Zunarelli
Shipping and transportation Massimo Campailla
Litigation and arbitration Stefano Zunarelli
Litigation and arbitration Alberto Pasino
Corporate and M&A Stefano Zunarelli
Corporate and M&A Lorenzo Ferruzzi
Commercial Alberto Pasino
Commercial Massimo Campailla
Administrative Stefano Zunarelli
Administrative Elena Illica Magrini
Aviation Stefano Zunarelli
Antitrust, competition and state aid Stefano Zunarelli
Antitrust, competition and state aid Alberto Pullini
Employment Stefano Campogrande
Banking and finance Massimo Campailla
Banking and finance Elisabetta Sgattoni
Bankruptcy Massimo Campailla
China and Far East Luigi Zunarelli
China and Far East Sabrina Gao
Real estate Andrea Giardini
Real estate Lorenzo Ferruzzi
Insurance Michele Borlasca
Insurance Lorenzo Ferruzzi
Tourism and recreational boating Alberto Pasino
Tourism and recreational boating Federica Fantuzzi
Industrial/intellectual property protection Vincenzo Cellamare
Industrial/intellectual property protection Elisabetta Sgattoni
Customs Massimo Campailla
Customs Federica Fantuzzi
Africa and Middle East Leonel Carlos
Photo Name Position Profile
Prof Avv Massimo Campailla  photo Prof Avv Massimo Campailla He has been a partner of Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato since…
Avv Stefano Campogrande  photo Avv Stefano Campogrande Stefano Campogrande is an Associate of Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato and…
Avv Andrea Giardini  photo Avv Andrea Giardini Andrea Giardini is a Senior Partner of the Firm and works at…
 Stefano Zunarelli photo Stefano Zunarelli Founding Partner of Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato. He advises major companies…
Number of lawyers : 36
at this office : 19
Other offices : Milan
Other offices : Rome
Other offices : Trieste
Other offices : Bari
Other offices : La Spezia
Other offices : Palermo
Other offices : Parma
Other offices : Ravenna
Other offices : Shanghai
Other offices : Pemba