Valentina Frignati


  • Corporate internal investigations, especially in the context of cross-border criminal cases
  • Corporate compliance and corporate liability under Legislative Decree no. 231/2001
  • Incident analysis and legal assistance in case of ANAC (National Anti-Corruption Authority) proceedings or corporate monitorships
  • Out-of-court advice on civil and corporate matters
  • Commercial contracts
  • Complex civil litigation and arbitration
  • Key sectors:
    • pharma
    • healthcare
    • high-tech
    • metal and mining industry
  • Foreign Languages: English


  • Member of the Corporate Compliance & Investigations Focus Team
  • Joined the firm in 2009
  • Previously worked for the European Commission, Directorate General for Competition (DG COMP), Unit 03 – State Aid Case Support in Brussels (2008)
  • Visiting Lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in the New York Criminal Defense and Investigations Group, where she provided support on internal investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in connection with AML, OFAC and FCPA matters (2014-2015)

Ranking and Awards

The Legal 500 EMEA international legal directory lists Valentina as an active lawyer in compliance in Italy.


“Giuseppe Manzo and Valentina Frignati provided excellent advice and guidance.”

(The Legal500 EMEA)


  1. Member of the Italian Bar (2011)
  2. Member of the New York Bar (2016)
  3. LL.M. in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration (IBRLA) from NYU (2013-2014)
  4. Law degree from the University of Milan (2008)

BonelliErede expands its team by adding 15 professionals - 14 February 2024

BonelliErede has strengthened its ranks with the arrival of 15 professionals led by Alessandro De Nicola from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Milan offices. The addition of the new team members – who will be based in Milan – is part of a wider strategy to consolidate the firm’s Leg …

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