Firm Profile > Astolfo Di Amato & Associati-Avvocati > Naples, Italy

Astolfo Di Amato & Associati-Avvocati
80121 NAPLES

At Astolfo Di Amato & Associati, we focus on business law. With clients ranging from Italian, foreign and multinational companies to individuals, including officers and directors, our attorneys specialize in contractual, commercial and financial matters, including complex international transactions.

The firm is particularly noted for its expertise in litigation, international arbitration, corporate compliance and in advising individuals and companies on business and tax crime issues. Few Italian few firms can match the length and depth of our experience in these areas.

As a result of Prof. Avv. Astolfo Di Amato’s eighteen years of judicial experience, our firm knows how Italian judges think and how best to anticipate their actions. Moreover, our academic involvement keeps us constantly abreast of the latest legal and political developments. For over 25 years, Prof Avv Di Amato has served as a professor at the University of Naples, while Partner Alessio Di Amato is a professor of civil, corporate and business law at the University of Salerno. Several other firm members are university instructors and to complement our in-house team, a number of leading academics serve as counsel to the firm.

A prolific writer, Prof Avv Astolfo Di Amato has published 29 books and more than 200 articles on business law and criminal law. He is the director of Trattato di diritto penale dell’impresa (“Treatise on Business Crimes”), and the law reviews Rivista di diritto dell’impresa (“The Business Law Review”) and Diritto ed Economia dei Mezzi di Comunicazione (“Law and Economics of Communications and Media”). Prof. Avv. Di Amato also serves on a number of prominent government commissions and corporate boards.

Other particularly prominent practice areas for the firm include agency, distributorship, franchising and product liability. In recent years, we have handled hundreds of product liability matters, regularly acting for major Italian-based companies in granting rights in most jurisdictions in the world, as well as foreign based entities granting rights in Italy and abroad. And while our client base covers a wide spectrum of industries, we are particularly active in the manufacturing, fashion, transportation, consumer products, construction, sports and banking areas.

As an independent law firm, we are well placed to avoid conflicts of interest. And while autonomy is paramount to us, so is closely collaborating with co-counsel, whether they be in-house attorneys or members of other firms jointly representing a client.

Department Name Email Telephone
Agency, distributorship and franchising
Antitrust and regulatory
International arbitration
Banking, finance and capital markets
Business crime and government investigations
Construction and real estate
Corporate compliance
Information technology, telecoms and e-commerce
Corporate and commercial
Intellectual property
International business transactions and foreign investments
Litigation and dispute resolution
Major projects and project financing
Reorganisation and insolvency
Sports, entertainment and media
Wills and estates
Number of lawyers : 22
at this office : 15
Contacts : Prof Avv Astolfo Di Amato
Contacts : Prof Avv Alessio Di Amato
Other office : Naples


Astolfo Di Amato e Associati is recommended as a leading Italian law firm for Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution practice.

The Firm has gained an extensive experience in civil and criminal litigation, international and local arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution.

Astolfo Di Amato e Associati has the resources to handle large actions, and the experience and expertise to handle smaller cases efficiently. Matters are always evaluated at the onset to determine if litigation can be avoided, or, if it is instituted, whether the issue can be resolved promptly.

The Lawyers of the Firm regularly handle complex cases in conventional and alternative forms of litigation, including arbitration of international and domestic dispute and mediation, before administrative, trial and appellate courts, as well as the Italian Supreme Court. Using their substantive knowledge and well-honed advocacy skills, the lawyers of the Firm work to resolve the dispute, while always striving to control costs and to find the solution which best suits the client’s needs. The Firm’s clients include Italian and multinational public and private companies, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals.

The founder of the Firm, Prof. Avv. Astolfo Di Amato has substantial experience as counsel, expert, and arbitrator in both domestic and international arbitrations. He, and the Partner Prof. Avv. Alessio Di Amato, are frequently selected by parties to serve as an arbitrator, and by other arbitrators to serve as the president of arbitration panels.

During the past few years, the Firm has attained a national reputation for its trial and dispute resolution practice and has successfully represented clients in a wide range of disputes ranging from corporate and commercial disputes to business crime defence, including:

  • Banking, Finance disputes
  • Corporate and shareholder’s disputes
  • Antitrust & Regulatory disputes
  • Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Insolvency
  • Breach of contracts
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Personal injury claims

A sample of recent cases in project handles includes the following:

  • Defending individual and corporate clients in relation to approximately 3.000 claim brought in Turin against the company for asbestos – related deaths and illnesses. Representation includes both civil and criminal aspects.
  • Leading the legal team which represents approximately 400 clients in securities litigation arising from the issuance and alleged mismanagement of financial instruments. In this matter, the Civil Court of Rome ordered Consob (Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa), the Public Authority responsible for regulating the Italian securities market, to pay the plaintiff- investors 14 million for failure to adequately monitor the market. This is the first time an Italian court has ordered Consob to pay this type of damages.
  • Representing various clients in arbitration proceedings before the International Chamber of Commerce.