The Firm

Studio Legale Associato Stella continues in the field of criminal law the work of prof. 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.

Since January 1st, 2015 the Firm created the new department of commercial and corporate law, headed by Paolo Stella, who also has gained remarkable and high profile expertise in corporate and commercial litigation.

Areas of practice


Federico Stella

graduates at University Cattolica in Milan



Prof. e Avv. Federico Stella

Prof. Federico Stella becomes a Law Professor in Catania (Sicily)


Prof. e Avv. Federico Stella

Prof. Federico Stella becomes Full time Appointed Professor of Criminal law, where he teaches until 2006



Starting Activities

Prof. Stella starts his law firm in Milan


Foundation of the Firm

Creation of Studio Legale Associato Stella to continue the work of prof. Federico Stella



Introduction Civil Law

New practice of civil and commercial law

International firm

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.
Lo Studio Legale Associato Stella vanta rapporti di collaborazione con numerosi studi legali operanti a livello europeo e internazionale (in Svizzera, Francia, Germania, Olanda, USA) e una fitta rete di corrispondenti locali, situati nelle diverse aree del territorio nazionale.
Le cabinet d’avocats associé de Stella entretient des relations de collaboration avec de nombreux cabinets d’avocats actifs aux niveaux européen et international (en Suisse, en France, en Allemagne, aux Pays-Bas et aux États-Unis) et un réseau dense de correspondants locaux, situés dans différentes zones du territoire national.
Die Kanzlei Studio Legale Associato Stella rühmt sich, Arbeitsbeziehungen zu zahlreichen Anwaltskanzleien, die auf europäischer und internationaler Ebene tätig sind (in der Schweiz, Frankreich, Deutschland, Holland, in den USA), aufgenommen zu haben und ein dichtes Netz von örtlichen Korrespondenten in den verschiedenen Teilen des italienischen Hoheitsgebiets geknüpft zu haben.
El Despacho Legal Asociado Stella colabora con numerosos despachos legales que operan a nivel europeo e internacional (en Suiza, Francia, Alemania, Holanda, USA) y una densa red de corresponsales locales, situados en diversas áreas del territorio nacional.


Why us?

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, enthusiastic and dynamic, and recognises that the legal profession is moving toward an increased specialisation  also in the filed of criminal law, where the technical and legal skills developed by the firm ensure that our clients receive a prompt and clear response to their needs.

We provide high profile and tailor made legal assistance to our clients

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