Mr Emilio Battaglia > CMS > Rome, Italy > Lawyer Profile

00184 ROME

Work Department

Fraud & Corporate Criminal Defence




Emilio Battaglia is head of the Fraud and Corporate Criminal Defence Department at CMS. He joined the firm as Partner in 2010.

Emilio Battaglia has long-standing experience regarding criminal matters in the area of corporate management and the commercial operations of companies. In this context, his main areas of expertise are in corporate criminal activities regarding bankruptcies (criminal bankruptcy proceedings), tax crimes (fraudulent, inaccurate or missing tax declarations) and criminal matters relating to environmental, city administration and construction issues.
Emilio has acquired specific expertise in the area of the administrative liability of entities, as per Legislative Decree 231/2001, focusing on the drafting, implementation and updating of organisational, management and oversight models. Emilio has also held positions in the oversight bodies at a number of Italian affiliates of large multinationals and has advised corporate clients involved in criminal proceedings for violations of the provisions of Legislative Decree 231/2001.


Italian and English


– Rome Bar Association
– IBA (International Bar Association)
– IFA (International Franchising Association)
– IDI (International Distribution Institution)
– AODV 231 (Association of Members of Oversight Bodies as per Leg. Decree 231/2001)

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Industry focus: TMT

CMS‘ technology, media and communications team specialises in IT work, including contracts, drafting and the negotiation of agreements, advertising and data protection issues, and GDPR compliance. Italo de Feo has specialist expertise in commercial and technology law, while fellow co-head Paolo Scarduelli assists primarily with corporate, corporate finance, M&A and antitrust matters. The firm acts for a broad range of clients, including IT and telecom companies and investors, through to publishers, and telemedicine companies, where the firm has niche expertise. Matia Campo joined as counsel from Accenture in September 2019. Emilio Battaglia, Isabella Fortunato and Marisa Pellegrino are also noted.

Italy > Compliance

CMS‘ scope of practice includes criminal prosecutions and investigations, Decree 231 issues and corporate compliance.  The practice has particular experience of advising the automotive industry on compliance matters. Emilio Battaglia heads the fraud and corporate criminal defence department; he has longstanding experience regarding criminal matters in relation to corporate management and the commercial operations of companies.