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Who we are

The firm Studio Legale Associato Stella was established in January 2007 with the aim of continuing, in the field of criminal law, the work of Federico Stella, who started his career in the 70's, as a lawyer and a Professor of criminal law for over thirty years at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano.

The firm is specialised in providing legal advice on contentious and non contentious matters and its clients include leading Italian and international companies, company, financial and industrial groups, banks, central and local administrations, and public and private entities. We assist our clients at all levels from their personnel and upper management through to board members in relation to corporate criminal law and environmental crimes.

The firm brings together the specialist knowledge, the rigorous work ethics and the significant experience gained under the guidance of Prof. Avv. Federico Stella. Our team is young and dynamic, and recognises that the legal profession is progressively centring around specialist knowledge and skills and moving more towards an international arena: we ensure our clients receive a prompt and rapid response to their needs.

The firm is lead by our three founding partners - Avv. Luigi Stella, Avv. Fulvio Simoni and avv. Jacques Fosson - and also includes other lawyers and a pool of trainees.

The firm collaborates with various law firms located within Europe and globally too (we have solid relationships with firms based in Switzerland, France, Germany, Holland and the USA) along with a strong network of local firms throughout Italy.

Studio Stella regularly works with highly specialised professionals who are experts in the various scientific fields relating to white collar crimes, environmental criminal law and crimes against intellectual and industrial property, and we have developed trusted and consolidated relationships which span more than ten years.

The firm also participates to the activities and events organised by the "'Federico Stella' Research Centre into Criminal Law and Criminal Policies", which is directed by Prof. Gabrio Forti, professor of Criminal law at the "Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano" Law school.

Since its inception, the firm has also collaborated with Prof. Avv. Carlo Federico Grosso, who was a Professor in Criminal Law at the University of Turin for over thirty years.