Sergio Spagnolo

Sergio Spagnolo graduated from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. He started his professional activity in the law firm of Professor Federico Stella, in Milan, where he has been working for several years.

In 2001 he co-founded the associated law firm “Studio Legale Brusa Spagnolo Tosoni & Partners”.

During the course of his professional activity, he specialized in criminal law in the field of financial and Corporate crimes (including laundering crimes, fiscal criminal law, bankruptcy), Public Administration crimes, intellectual property crimes and in general, in culpable crimes related to professional negligence (i.e. medical liability), and environmental legislation.

In particular, he hold defense counsel position in the main criminal court cases of the past years such as: the court case for bankruptcy and market rigging by Parmalat, the court case for banking crimes by Banca Popular di Lodi, the so-called “Telecom affair” case, the court case for bankruptcy against the Chiefs of Capitalia, and many trials related to environmental law and health legislation violations (in particular about asbestos exposition).

He co-operates with several Italian and international law firms (USA, UK, Switzerland and France) and he provides assistance and criminal counseling – as well as in relation to the above matters – also in relation to proceedings brought by CONSOB and Bankitalia.

He is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy and member of IBA (International Bar Association).

He regularly holds conferences on corporate administrative liability (ex D.Lgs. 231/01) and on public administration cases. He has been the supervisor president (ex D.Lgs. 231/01) of an international food/non food company, and continues providing legal opinions on 231 law and in general 231 crimes.

He speaks English and French fluently.

Dario Bolognesi

Dario Bolognesi was born in Ferrara on 7th March 1947. He has handled significant proceedings before all the Italian Courts, as well as before the Corte di Cassazione (Italy’s Supreme Court) in Rome, in relation to cases that have often been significant in the legal history of Italy. Currently, he is committed to defending multinational companies involved in proceedings for environmental crimes, individuals involved in cases of doping in the world of sport and in other cases of great importance. Yet the Firm’s mission is to provide a careful and precise defence even in ordinary cases that are handled personally by the Firm’s founder and by a team of excellent young professionals, who have achieved outstanding results always appreciated by clients. Dario Bolognesi frequently contributes to conferences, conventions and highly specialized courses for criminal lawyers, as a lecturer or supervisor.

Firm Overview:

Corporate Criminal Law Firm operates at national and international level and works from four offices located across all of Italy: Milan, Bologna, Ferrara and Rome.

It provides advice and legal assistance in the field of criminal law and it specializes in corporate criminal law.

It strongly focuses on environmental criminal law and on profiles of criminal risk in relation to occupational safety and professional diseases.

A highly qualified team is dedicated to the preparation of Corporate Management and Organisational Models provided by Italian Legislative Decree no. 231/2001, with specific experience in relation to the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

Amongst others, the Firm deals with bankruptcy and financial criminal cases, as well as crimes against individuals and property.

Marco Morace

Marco Morace is our exclusively recommended Insurance Law expert in Italy on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Marco directly using the contact details listed above.

Marco graduated at the University of Naples “Federico II” (maxima).

Marco joined the Firm in 2003; before legal dept. Procter & Gamble (Rome), internship with leading London insurers, visiting lawyer with international law firms Holman Fenwick & Willan (London) and Hill Dickinson (London).

Marco is a member of the Italian Bar Association.

Marco was the Maritime Law chair of the University of Naples “Parthenope”.

Marco is a lecturer at the Master of International Management of I.P.E. in Naples.

Marco Morace is also Panellist of the Panel Debate in London “Driving best claims practices’’ of the “Italian TPA and Legal Counsel PROGRAMME 2016” organised by LLOYD’s.

Alberto Donato

Alberto Donato, in addition to being a partner of Deloitte and having gained significant experience in Consulting, today he is also Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Leader for Italy.

Firm Overview:

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Avv. Gabriele Fava

Gabriele Fava is Founder and Chairman of Fava & Associati law firm. He is well known as one of the top experts in the Italian labor law landscape and is appreciated for his distinctive ability to provide quality legal assistance as a truly strategic partner for the client.

He currently holds several positions within multinational companies and organizations. Among the most important, we may list the followings:

  • Confederal arbitrator of Confindustria (the Italian Employers Association) for the four-year period 2015-2019 and member of the Technical Group;
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Mediamarket S.p.A.,
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Milan College Foundation;
  • National Representative of “Centesimus Annus Pro Pontiff Foundation”;
  • Elected by the Italian Parliament to the Council of Presidency of the Italian Court of Auditors for the four-year period 2018-2022;
  • Lecturer and consultant of the main national associations of personnel management and speaker at academic courses, conferences and seminars organized by the most renowned training schools.

Gabriele Fava is the author of several publications concerning labor law issues and he is columnist on IlSole24Ore, the most important Italian business-related newspaper. Here, we report his most recent publications:

  • Privacy and worker control following the Jobs Act., Ed. Guerini (Milan), 2016.
  • Jobs Act e-book: the new rules on remote control and privacy, Fava & Associati and Confcommercio, 2016.
  • Jobs Act e-book completed – regulatory framework and company FAQs, Fava & Associati, 2015.
  • Labour Law, Ipsoa (Milan), editions 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009.
  • Notes on Labour Law (Bergamo Confindustria), editions 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012.
  • Corporate Labour Law 2013, 2012, 2011.
  • Employee value proposition & flexible benefits, Franco Angeli (Milano), 2012.
  • Human Resource Management, Studio Guerini (Milan), 2011.
  • Master24. Management and Leadership, IlSole24ore (Milan), 2010.
  • Labour law and practice. New forms of labour mobility, Ipsoa (Milan), 2008.
  • Individual dismissals, Ipsoa (Milan), 2007.
  • Disciplinary powers, Ipsoa (Milan), 2007.

Firm Overview:

Fava & Associati is one of the most successful Italian firms specialized in Labour Law. Since its foundation in 2003, the Law Firm has been assisting Italian and multinational leader companies in Banking, Financial, Food & Beverage, Industry, Construction, Commercial, Transportation, Infrastructure, Media and Trade Associations.

Prof. Avv. Luca Lupària

Luca Lupária is Full Professor of Criminal Procedure at the University of Rome III. He is a criminal defense lawyer, member of the Milan Bar and admitted before the Italian Supreme Court, with an extensive experience in business crimes, bankruptcy and tax frauds, corruption, computer crimes and corporate criminal liability.

He is legal consultant of primary Italian companies, multinational and state-owned entities. He is President or member of the Supervisory Boards (“O.d.V.”) of top-level companies.

He has worked on national and European leading cases in the field of business crimes. He is recognized as an expert in corporate compliance programs and in high-technology crimes.

He authored several books on central topics of criminal justice, and over a hundred scientific articles or essays, also published in foreign law reviews and international volumes. He is member of the editorial board or director of Law Journals and Editorial Series. He is visiting Professor in European and American Universities, and he has spoken at several important international conferences held abroad.


University of Milan (Law Degree, magna cum laude) – University of Bolonia Alma Mater Studiorum (PhD).


Union Internationale des Avocats – Center for Advanced Studies of Process and Justice – Deutsch-Italienischen Zentrum für europäische Exzellenz – Comité international des pénalistes francophones – Societé de législation comparée – Italy Innocence Project (Director) – Italian Biolaw Society (founding partner) – Tech&Law Center (founding partner).

Firm Overview:

Prof. Lupária Law Firm has its Offices in Milan and Rome, but it is also active in Genoa. It offers a wide range of legal services over corporate compliance and criminal litigation area. It mainly focuses on white-collar and financial crimes; corruption and business frauds; energy, tax and bankruptcy offences and cyber-crimes.

Special attention is also given to the criminal liability of legal entities for offences committed by their members: on this area, the Law Firm has acquired a notable experience in developing advanced compliance programs. The Firm’s Clients include individuals, major corporations and listed companies, either in Italy and abroad.

The Firm has excellent relationships with overseas lawyers and is often engaged to manage cross-jurisdictional cases. The working languages of the legal team are Italian, English, Spanish and French.