Prof. Avv. Astolfo Di Amato

Tel.: +39 06 855 0010
Fax: +39 06 8424 2253

J.D. University of Rome (1964)

Italy - Lower Courts (1984)
Italy - Supreme Court (1984)
Judge (1966-1984)

Italian, English and French

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Practice Areas:
Administrative Law; Agency, Distributorship, and Franchising Law; Antitrust and Regulatory; Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Business Crimes and Investigations; Corporate and Commercial; Environmental; Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Mergers & Acquisitions; Reorganization and Insolvency.

Professional Appointments:
  • Member of the Ministry of European Policies Committee on Culture (Theatre and Movies) (2003 to date)
  • Member of the Ministry of Justice Committee for the Reform of the Italian Law on Tax Crimes (1993)
  • Member of the Ministry of Justice Committee for the Reform of Italian Law on Business Crimes (1991)
  • Member of the High Committee of the Judiciary (Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura) (1978-1982)
Representative Matters:
  • Defending a major multinational producer of cement asbestos in relation to over 2,000 claims brought against the company for asbestos-related deaths and illnesses. Representation includes both the civil and criminal aspects of the matter.
  • Defending an individual with regards to charges of tax fraud and tax evasion stemming from the international sales of television rights.
  • Representing a leading manufacturer of transportation systems with all corporate and commercial matters including major acquisitions and public bids.
  • Advising the client - the managing company of one of southern Europe’s largest logistics parks - on all corporate and commercial issues relating to the operations of the park.
  • Defended multiple individuals in the mani pulite (“clean hands”) investigation.
  • Litigated over 1,000 trials and appeals.
Academic Appointments:
  • Full Professor of Corporate and Business Law, University of Naples (1985 to date).
  • Professor of Telecommunications and Media Law, University of Naples (2000 to date).
  • Professor of Business Crime Law, L.U.I.S.S., Rome (1972-1985).
Editorial Appointments:
  • Director of the Law Review Diritto dell'Impresa (“Business Law”)
  • Director of Trattato di Diritto Penale dell'Impresa (“Treatise on Business Crime Law”)
  • Director of the Law Review Diritto ed Economia dei Mezzi di Comunicazione (“Law and Economics of Communication and Media”) (2002 to date)


  • The Career Award - Premio Internationale Miami 2005 given by La Fondazione nelle Americhe - Gente d’Italia.