Firm Profile > Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato > Trieste, 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.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Zunarelli; Massimo Campailla


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):

Stefano Zunarelli 


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: Zunarelli’s Trieste office was founded by Stefano Zunarelli, Massimo Campailla and Alberto Pasino in 1995, and has played an important role in the transport sector of its region ever since.

The partners have had key advisory roles in some of the most significant matters which have characterised Trieste’s transport scene over the last 20 years. These include: privatisation of the Trieste container terminal; the disputes between its two first concessionaires and the port authority; the re-utilisation of the so called Porto Vecchio and the legal regime of the free port of Trieste; the disputes on applicability of VAT and corporate income tax to port fees and of property tax to buildings located in the port, as well as many arrests of ships and yachts.

The firm’s Trieste office has quickly gained a significant role in the North-East of Italy, not only in maritime and transport, but also in litigation and arbitration, M&A, commercial, corporate and international law.

Clients include domestic and international companies, from major corporations to SMEs and trade associations, which operate in various sectors, including transport and international trade.

Areas of practice: The firm provides out-of-court advice, along with representation in court disputes and arbitrations on terminal and logistics operator’s liability, maritime and road transport, international sale of goods, precautionary arrest of ships, attachments of goods, disputes related to contracts of carriage, disputes related to concession of maritime state property and taxes applying thereto, M&A (legal DD; assistance in drafting and negotiating SPAs ad related documents; assistance in closing) composition with creditors and bankruptcy proceedings, issues related to the liability of company directors, building contracts, real estate, customs, tax disputes, criminal proceedings and foreign investment to and from the PRC and the Russian Federation.

The main areas of practice for Alberto Pasino are: litigation and arbitration; maritime and transport; recreational boating; insurance; commercial; and civil law and foreign investment to and from the PRC. He advises and represents carriers, shipowners and freight forwarders in cargo claims, and advises companies in commercial, corporate and M&A matters.

Massimo Campailla has extensive experience in transport, international trade, corporate and commercial, bankruptcy, tax, administrative, customs and insurance law. He advises port authorities, port enterprises, terminal operators and airport management companies. 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.

Federica Fantuzzi has represented companies in criminal proceedings for administrative liability of entities for offences committed by their legal representatives. She has in particular dealt with trade mark infringement, safeguard of distinctive features of origin and provenance of products and tax crimes for non-payment of taxes, obtaining the release of properties seized for preventive purposes. She also deals with offences against the family, civil law, customs and road transport matters.

Andrea Piras advises and represents Italian and Russian companies involved in cross-border operations on issues related to industrial and intellectual property, customs law and foreign investments in the Russian Federation.

Department Name Email Telephone
Litigation and arbitration Alberto Pasino
Litigation and arbitration Federica Fantuzzi
Corporate and commercial Massimo Campailla
Corporate and commercial Alberto Pasino
Transport Alberto Pasino
Transport Massimo Campailla
Tax Massimo Campailla
Tax Federica Fantuzzi
Bankruptcy Massimo Campailla
Other civil matters Alberto Pasino
Other civil matters Andrea Piras
Customs Massimo Campailla
Customs Federica Fantuzzi
Criminal Federica Fantuzzi
Criminal Andrea Piras
Insurance Alberto Pasino
Insurance Massimo Campailla
Recreational boating Alberto Pasino
Banking Massimo Campailla
China Alberto Pasino
Russia Andrea Piras
Photo Name Position Profile
Avv Alberto Pasino  photo Avv Alberto Pasino
Number of lawyers : 36
at this office : 6
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