Corporate Criminal Law

Our team is a group of experts in both business criminal law and procedural criminal law, dedicated to helping you as both a business and an individual whether you are an Italian or multinational company.

You can rely on us to:

  • advise on preventative measures, so you can be sure you are protected in your ordinary operations and extraordinary transactions – even in times of trouble
  • safeguard your business in terms of workplace health and safety, conferment of the appropriate powers and reporting duties throughout the management chain of a business (including for environmental matters), and adequate internal controls system
  • cope with emergencies arising from investigations and defend you (as a business or individual) against criminal charges before the courts, including charges of misconduct with public entities, the Bank of Italy and Consob, tax fraud and bankruptcy
  • provide comprehensive assistance if you are the victim, whether as a company or individual


Here’s what sets us apart

  • We combine the efficiency and multidisciplinary approach of a large law firm with the expertise of professionals with over twenty years of experience in specialised boutiques. This means a swifter response to your needs and greater efficiency when it comes to managing costs
  • Our professionals are experts not only in white-collar criminal law, but also in criminal procedural law: this additional expertise enables us to skilfully handle procedural problems, which is essential to ensure the best possible outcome, whatever your situation

Case Studies

Two more nails in the coffin of investment arbitration in the EU

Two recent decisions by the Court of Justice of the EU confirm the doctrine of incompatibility of investment arbitration with EU law and expand its scope to arbitral proceedings based on ad hoc arbitration agreements and multilateral treaties. Our

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The United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement (“USMCA”)

With the conclusion of the ratification process, the United States Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA) is set to enter into force on July 1, 2020.  The USMCA, replacing the NAFTA, will notably limit the scope of using arbitration to resolve investment disputes to those concerning violation of …

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Maritime disputes and arbitration during Covid-19: current trends and future prospects

Which is the impact of the COVID-19 emergency in international arbitration? Our Shipping & Transport Focus Team and International Arbitration Focus Team give an overview of the measures adopted by the arbitral institutions, including those specialized in maritime disputes, to facilitate …

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Latest from the US

Recent US cases regarding discovery and challenges of award deserve attention. Our International Arbitration Focus Team comments US decisions on: Discovery under Section 1782 admitted for commercial arbitration The extraterritorial reach of discovery under Section 17 …

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Ethiopia ratifies the 1958 New York Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

The worldwide-known New York Convention has been recently ratified also by Ethiopia. This is a significant step forward in Ethiopia’s path towards a more arbitration-friendly environment and a fundament tool which will strength international business in the country. With its basic and e …

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The ICSID Rules Amendment Proposals #3: a good chance to increase consensus?

On 16 August 2019, ICSID issued for the third time its proposals for amendment of its rules. The proposals aim to respond to the main challenges and criticism of the ICSID system in the last decades, such as those relating to transparency in the conduct and outcome of proceedings, disclosure …

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SGR and liability for management and coordination and ex D.Lgs. n. 231/01 for acts of controlled companies

Is the asset management company (SGR) - who acts on behalf of the investment funds - liable for management and coordination ex art. 2497 of the Italian civil code and ex D.Lgs n. 231/01 for acts performed by controlled companies? Yes, according to a recent decision of the Court of Milan. …

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