Piero Bellante is our exclusively recommended Trade & Customs Law expert in Italy on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Piero directly using the contact details listed above.
Piero is admitted to represent clients before the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione) and other higher courts. He has been studying Customs Law since 1980 and has acquired considerable experience in conducting civil, administrative and criminal litigation in the areas of customs, export controls & sanctions and product compliance. In this field he collaborates as a contract lecturer with the Departments of Legal Sciences and Business Economics of the University of Verona. He speaks at seminars and conferences on customs topics or organised by professional and entrepreneurial associations; he collaborates with sector journals and is the author of publications on this subject. He is a member of the Disciplinary Board for the Veneto and the Trentino Alto Adige Regions at the Regional Council of Customs Brokers (Consiglio territoriale degli spedizionieri doganali) of the Veneto Region. He is advisor to the Chamber of Tax Lawyers of Veneto, member of the National Union of Tax Lawyers’ Chambers (UNCAT – Unione nazionale delle camere avvocati tributaristi) and acted as coordinator of the Tax Commission of the Verona Bar Association in the period 2014-2018. He is a member of the Veneto Branch of ANTI, Associazione nazionale tributaristi italiani and UIA – Union internationale des avocats. For Giappichelli he has published Il sistema doganale: evoluzione, istituti, adempimenti, pp. XVII-1232, Turin, 2020.
Not only finding solutions but also preventing
Bellante & La Lumia was founded in the year 2000 from the expertise of its two founders. We listen in order to understand, only in this way can we suggest the solutions we consider most appropriate to achieve our goal, i.e. taking care of our client.
In order to prevent conflicts as far as possible, we provide preventive legal advice in the areas of our competence. Litigation is in our view an option of last resort. We believe in mediation as a quick and effective tool to achieve our goals.
We think that in law, compartmentalisation is rare. Sometimes a team of several experts is needed to solve complex problems: we do our part and, when necessary, we involve trusted professionals and external consultants who are experts in areas outside our core competence.
Bellante & La Lumia is partner and founder of LegalAssociati, a network created in 2001 and operating in the main Italian cities. The law firms that are members of the network share our approach and values.