Prof Avv Stefano Zunarelli > Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato > Bologna, Italy > Lawyer Profile

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato

Work Department

Bologna, Rome and Shanghai Offices - Departments: Shipping and Transportation; Litigation and Arbitration; Corporate and Commercial; Administrative; Antitrust, Competition and State Aid


Founding Partner of Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato. He advises major companies and institutions in the maritime, air, road, port and airport sectors, as well as in the public services, insurance and international trade sectors in Court and arbitration proceedings, and in domestic and international commercial negotiations. He has been a Consultant of many Port Authorities on issues concerning concessions of terminal and port activities; of several Airport Authorities on issues concerning state aid and competition regulation in airport activities; of the Italian Government as advisor to the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport on issues concerning public procurement for the building and operation of infrastructures and the concession of transport services, and of a number of Regional and Local Governments in Italy for the regulation of transport activities. 


Stefano Zunarelli is widely acknowledged as one of the most renowned legal experts in the field of transportation law, air law and maritime law. He has taken part – on behalf of the Italian Government – in meetings and activities of the international organizations of his area of expertise (IMO, UNCITRAL and UNCTAD) by contributing to the drafting of several international Conventions in the maritime and transportation fields. Directorships: Deputy Director of “Il Diritto Marittimo”; Director of the book series “Quaderni del Diritto Marittimo”. Publications: four books, several encyclopedia entries and numerous articles.


Italian, English, French


Member of the Bologna Bar Association (since 1981); Titulary Member of the Comité Maritime International; Vice-President of AIDIM (the Italian Maritime Law Association); Deputy-Director of “Il Diritto Marittimo” (I); Member of the editorial board of “Diritto dei Trasporti” (I), “Journal of international maritime law” (GB), of the “Revista de Derecho del Transporte” (SP) and of the ‟European Journal of Commercial Contract Law” (B); “Comparative Maritime Law” (HR).


1978: Degree in Law magna cum laude; 1991 – to date: Full Professor (with tenure) of Maritime and Transportation Law

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Bologna: leading firms

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato has a well established presence in Bologna. The team provides high-profile advice in four key focus areas: shipping, dispute resolution, corporate and M&A law, and public law. In particular, practice head Stefano Zunarelli is an expert in aviation and maritime law, and managing partner Massimo Campailla (who splits his time between Bologna and Trieste) is noted for representing port authorities and enterprises, terminal operators and airport management companies as well as major insurance companies.

Italy > Administrative and public law

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato derives its public law expertise from its specialisation in infrastructure and transport law, where it covers the whole spectrum of matters, including project financing, tenders, public procurement, grants and authorisations. The group is led by Stefano Zunarelli and advises both public and private clients, among which building, railway and insurance companies as well as port and airport operators.