Graduated in Law from the University of Milan in July 1989. Qualified as a lawyer in January 1993, and worked for several years in the law firm of Francesco Arata. Since January 2012, a partner of “Studio Legale Arata & associati” of which he was a founding partner.
During his career he has developed specialised expertise in the following areas of criminal law: corporate crime, bankruptcy crime, crime against the public administration, culpable crime related to infringement of the regulations on accident prevention, financial crime and stock market related crime.
In particular he has represented defendants in the main investigations and main criminal trials conducted in Italy in the last fifteen years in the corporate crime field, including: the trial of the directors and executives of Banca BIPOP – CARIRE for alleged infractions pursuant to art. 416 Criminal Code aimed at the committing of corporate and stock market crime; the so-called “Antonveneta” trial concerning the takeover bid for Banca Antonveneta by Banca Popolare di Lodi; the trial of Banca Italease directors and executives for alleged infractions pursuant to art. 416 Criminal Code aimed at the committing of corporate crime and crime against property; the Milan based investigation of the takeover bid for Parmalat by the French company Lactalis; the trial of managers of the Telecom Italia Sparkle and Fastweb companies for alleged criminal association aimed at tax fraud; the trial of the politicians and businesspeople involved in the so-called “Mose affair” in Venice.
CHAIRS AND AWARDS
Member of the Scientific Committee of “Libera Associazione Forense”, an association established in 1997 of which professionals in the world of law from throughout Italy are members, and still takes part in the organization of training events on subjects related to criminal business law as part of the mandatory training programme for lawyers (CNF Regulation of 13/10/2007). Criminal law lecturer for the Preparation Course for the Lawyer Examination organized annually by “Libera Associazione Forense”.
In December 2011 he was appointed member of the Supervisory Board for the 2012 – 2014 period pursuant to art. 6 Legislative Decree231/2001 of a listed company operating in the renewable energy sector.
Since 1 January 2015, member of the District Discipline Council for the Court of Appeal of Milan district (Bar Authority with disciplinary functions for lawyers admitted to the Bar established by Law 247 of 31/12/2012; appointed following voting pursuant to CNF Regulation 1 of 31/1/2014).