Francesco Sbisà

Expertise

  • Criminal law, with particular focus on:
    • corporate bankruptcy
    • tax offences
    • workplace health and safety
    • medical liability
    • crimes related to the Bank of Italy’s and Consob’s supervisory functions
    • corporate administrative liability
  • Assistance to multinationals: investigated under Italian Legislative Decree No. 231/01
  • Summoned as civilly liable parties in high-profile criminal cases concerning:
    • economic matters
    • environmental matters
    • workplace health and safety
  • Assistance to multinational directors and executive management involved, as defendant or victim, in criminal investigations and court trials

Foreign languages: English, French

Background

  • Member of the Art and Cultural Property Focus Team
  • Member of the Banks Focus Team
  • Member of the Corporate Compliance Focus Team
  • Member of the Corporate Governance Focus Team
  • Member of the Environmental Law Focus Team
  • Member of the Sports Law Focus Team
  • Member of the Tax Litigation Focus Team

 

  • Joined as a partner in 2014
  • Coordinator of the Criminal Law pratice
  • Director of the National School of the Joint Criminal Chambers (2012-2016)
  • Vice President of the Criminal Chamber of Milan (2010-2015)
  • Member of several supervisory bodies of multinational companies

 

Ranking and Awards

Chambers Europe legal directory lists Francesco as a lawyer with recognised experience in compliance.

Qualifications

  • Lecturer on the EMBA master’s course run by the Milan Polytechnic Business School
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Territorial School of the Milan Criminal Chamber
  • Collaborator at the University of Milan in the Faculty of Law from 1993-2012 in Comparative Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law
  • Participant in PRIN 2007 as a member of the Milan Research Unit, part of the National Research Program of the University of Florence (2007-2012)
  • Member of the Italian Bar, admitted to practice clients before the Italian Supreme Court
  • Ph.D in comparative criminal procedural law from the University of Milan
  • Law degree from the University of Milan

Knowledge Sharing

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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Insights

BonelliErede launches Art and Cultural Property Focus Team

Created to meet the growing demand for services in this area, the new focus team brings together BonelliErede professionals who have a proven reputation in advising international art galleries, auction houses, museums and cultural foundations, financial institutions and private banks, collector …

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BonelliErede and the Tax Executives Institute host the conference “Tax Climate Change: Managing Tax Risk and Intangibles Post-BEPS”

Members of the Tax Executives Institute (TEI) and BonelliErede – acting as event sponsor – will be playing a key role in the two-day TEI Autumn conference kicking off today in Milan. The conference will provide an arena to discuss the topic “Tax Climate Change: Managing Tax Risk a …

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