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

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato

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Bologna and Trieste Offices. Departments: transport; corporate and commercial; insolvency; customs; tax; administrative law.


He has been a partner of Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato since 1995 and has been national Managing Partner of the Firm since 2013.
He has extensive experience in maritime and transport law, international trade law, corporate, administrative and customs law. He advises port authorities, port enterprises, terminal operators, airport management companies and airports. He also advises and represents major insurance companies (in all complex insurance areas), ship-owners, carriers, port operators, freight-forwarders and logistics companies, as well as public institutions and public controlled companies.He is qualified to represent Clients before the Italian Supreme Court.


Massimo Campailla has been a Partner of the Bologna Office since 1995 and of the Trieste office since its foundation. He has been associate professor at the Law Department of the University of Ferrara since 2018, where he teaches logistics and transport law (seat of Ferrara) and European transport law (seat of Rovigo). Previously, since 2001, he was associate professor of transport law at the Faculty of Economics of G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti – Pescara. He holds master degree courses and is speaker at congresses in his areas of practice. Publications: several articles and a monograph.

He is the Vice Chairman of Fondazione della Cassa di Risparmio di Trieste and has been a member of its board since 2000. He has been a member of the Board of Fondazione Cacciaburlo since 2016. In the past he served two mandates as member of the Board of Mediocredito del Friuli Venezia Giulia Banca S.p.a..


Italian, English


Member of the Bologna Bar Association (since 1995).
He is a member of the steering committee of the scientific review “Il Diritto Marittimo” and of the board of directors of the publishing company with the same name. He is a member of the editorial board of “Rivista del Diritto della Navigazione”.

He is an active member of several associations. He is the Emilia Romagna territorial representative of Associazione Studi Legali Associati (ASLA). He is a member of Associazione Italiana Diritto Marittimo (AIDIM).


1992: Law Degree (University of Bologna)

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Italy > Bologna: leading firms

Originally founded as a shipping and transport law firm, Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato is now a full-service practice, with experts in dispute resolution, corporate law, M&A, and administrative and public law. At the Bologna office, which is comprised of over 20 lawyers, the principal figures are founding partner Stefano Zunarelli, a renowned transportation, air and maritime law expert; managing partner Massimo Campailla, who brings strength to customs law matters; and civil law specialist Andrea Giardini.

Italy > Dispute resolution

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The team at Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato is led by Stefano Zunarelli, Massimo Campailla and Alberto Pasino and is experienced in shipping disputes before Italian courts and domestic and international arbitral tribunals.