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

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato
00187 ROMA

Italy > Bologna: leading firms Tier 1

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.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Zunarelli; Massimo Campailla; Andrea Giardini


The lawyers all have international experience.

Key clients

Port Authority Gioia Tauro

Port Authority of Stretto (Messina)

Assoporti (Association of Italian ports)

Provincia di Padova (Province of Padua)

Manto Shipping & Consulting S.r.l.

Riveco GeneralSider S.p.a.

Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mare Tirreno Centrale (Rome Port Authority)


Work highlights

  • Assisted the Port Authority of Gioia Tauro with a matter concerning maritime state property concessions for shipbuilding activities.
  • Assisted the Province of Padua with an appeal before the Italian Supreme Court that concerned the rejection of a claim for additional compensation, in relation to public transport services provided by the claimant.
  • Assisted ENAV with a case concerning a claim for damages, arising from a bird strike event that occurred at Venice Airport.

Italy > Shipping Tier 3

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 5

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato’s public law department notably advises port operators and maritime companies on a range of administrative matters, including project financing, tenders, public procurement, grants and authorisations. The practice is jointly led by transportation, air and maritime law expert Stefano Zunarelli and Andrea Giardini, noted for his expertise in infrastructure and public procurement law.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Zunarelli; Andrea Giardini

Key clients

Port Authority Gioia Tauro

Port Authority of Stretto (Messina)

Port Authority of Venice

RAM S.p.A. (in house company of the Ministry for Infrastructures and Transports)

Port Authority of Ravenna

Port Authority of Rome

Port Authority of Trieste

Port Authority of Bari

SAB S.p.A. – Bologna Airport

GESAP S.p.A. – Palermo Airport

Interporto di Bologna S.p.A.

Confitarma (Italian Shipowners Association)

FHP Port Terminal Operator

Work highlights

  • Advised and assisted the Port Authority of Venice in the administrative proceedings for the issuing of port terminal concessions.
  • Advised the Port Authority of Gioia Tauro on a matter concerning a large energy products storage facility in the port area.
  • Advised the Port Authority of Stretto (Messina) on a matter concerning the assignment of a port area for the fuel distribution service to vessels.

Italy > Dispute resolution

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.