ESG Compliance Regulatory


We assist clients in relation to the legal aspects of their ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) programmes. Thanks to a multidisciplinary approach and synergies among our practices, we focus in particular on aspects related to environmental legislation and greenwashing issues, supplier management, supply chain due diligence, business human rights and corporate social responsibility, diversity, equality and inclusion initiatives, corporate governance with a view to achieving ESG objectives. Our perspective is often international, with particular reference to European, Italian, French and English law aspects.


We assist companies in relation to their compliance programmes, often with an international focus. Our activities cover in particular the areas relating to Anti-corruption, Business Ethics, Whistleblowing, Internal investigations, Anti-money laundering, Export controls and trade sanctions, Privacy – data protection. We also operate in the field of Italian Legislative Decree 231/01, both in the drafting of Models and by taking on roles within supervisory bodies (organismi di vigilanza). Our working methodology is based on integrated and international compliance principles.


Our Regulatory practice covers all aspects of interaction between businesses and public authorities. We assist clients in ensuring compliance with the obligations imposed on regulated industries, including the energy, environmental, planning, construction, pharmaceutical, health, and food industries. Our expert teams, led by Professor Cuocolo, appear on behalf of our clients before administrative courts and regulatory bodies.

Relevant Cases

  • Advising a company in the energy sector on various legal aspects of its sustainability initiatives, including the prevention of greenwashing issues.
  • Assisting a manufacturer of industrial goods in the creation of a supplier due diligence system, covering the main ESG parameters and the drafting of a supplier code of ethics.
  • Assessment and legal audit of various European subsidiaries with parent company in China in relation to the group anti-corruption programme.
  • Assisting a manufacturer of industrial goods in obtaining the ISO certification on anti-bribery management systems.
  • Drafting of Model 231 for two Italian companies with a French parent company, with specific coordination of the Model with the group's Loi Sapin II anti-corruption programme.
  • Assisting various Italian and French companies in the creation of their group whistleblowing programmes and in the adaptation of group whistleblowing programmes to local needs in Italy and France.
  • Assessment and legal audit of various European subsidiaries with parent company in China in relation to the group privacy programme.
  • Appearing before an administrative court on behalf of an Italian client and a challenge by a third party of its participation in a public tender process.  
  • Advising an Italian consortium in connection with the cancellation of a public tender in France.  
  • Appearing on behalf of a number of clients in connection with disputes relating to works, services and supply tenders.
  • Advising in connection with the grant of rights in connection with state property.
  • Advising in connection with due diligence in connection with planning, environmental and administrative law aspects on a number of projects.
Back To Practices