Associates

There are several professionals associated with Astolfi e Associati law firm:

Lorenzo Marangoni

Born in Milan on March, the 31st, 1969, he graduated in Law from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan in 1995.

He is a member of the Milan Bar Association since 1999 and authorised to practice before the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation since 2012.

He mainly works in the fields of industrial criminal law and corporate compliance, and is a member of Supervisory Bodies of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001.

He also offers consultancy to companies and trade associations that mainly operate in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, health food products and cosmetics sectors.

He carries out training activities at conferences and congresses in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

He has been working with the Astolfi e Associati law firm since 2001, he is a member of the editorial board of the legal review "Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute", as well as the author of several publications, including: "Commercio all’ingrosso di medicinali senza autorizzazione e responsabilità penale del farmacista (nota alla sentenza della Corte d’Appello di Firenze – Sez. III penale – n. 3258 del 4 gennaio 2017)", in Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2017; "Le nuove sanzioni del regolamento cosmetici: aspetti rilevanti e impatto nei rapporti tra la filiera", in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2016, "Nessun limite preventivo alla pubblicità degli integratori alimentari a base di erbe e piante", in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2015; "Cosmetici: il marchio “falso d’autore” è nullo in quanto allude ad un’attività illecita Nota alla sentenza del Tribunale di Napoli – Sezione Proprietà Industriale e Intellettuale n. 539 del 14 gennaio 2013”, in Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico, 2013; "Tutela del Made in Italy – L’impatto della nuova disciplina nel settore cosmetico", in Cosmetic Technology, 2010.

Languages: Italian and English

Patrizio Melpignano

Born in Brindisi on June, the 2nd, 1970, he graduated cum laude in Law from the University of Bari in 1993.

He is a member of the Milan Bar Association since 2010 and authorised to practice before the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation since 2012.

He mainly works in the fields of civil, commercial, corporate, financial intermediaries, banking law, medical liability and industrial relationships.

He has been working with the Astolfi e Associati law firm since 2001, he is a member of the editorial board of the legal review "Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute", as well as the author of several publications, including: "Firma del cliente nel contratto quadro in materia di servizi di investimento", in dirittobancario.it, 2016; "Best execution e obbligo di indicare le ragioni di urgenza nell’esecuzione dell’ordine", in www.expartescreditoris.it, 2016; "Offerta fuori sede nei casi di collocamento presso gli uffici personali dei promotori", www.expartescreditoris.it, 2016; "Impossibile sommare interessi moratori e compensativi ai fini della verifica del superamento del tasso soglia", in expartescreditoris.it, 2016; "La giurisdizione della Corte dei Conti per danno erariale nei confronti del farmacista", in Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico, 2003.

Languages: Italian and English

Francesca Di Marco

Born in Milan on April, the 7th, 1972, she graduated in Law from the University of Milan in 1996.

She is a member of the Milan Bar Association since 2002 and authorised to practice before the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation since 2016.

She mainly works in the field of health law, with particular reference to medical liability issues and issues inherent to professional operators and hospitals, as well as related insurance law implications.

She also provides judicial and extra-judicial assistance and consultancy in civil, commercial and social security fields before ordinary courts with regard to issues relating to health care facilities and individual operators.

She has been working with the Astolfi e Associati law firm since 2000, she is a member of the editorial board of the legal review "Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute", as well as the author of several publications, including: "Il nuovo sistema della responsabilità sanitaria: contenuti e criticità della L. 24/2017", in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2017; "Responsabilità sanitaria: la nuova L. 24/2017 in vigore dal 1 aprile 2017", in Riabilitazione Oggi, vol. 3/2017; "Ddl Gelli - Disposizioni in materia di responsabilità sanitaria", in Riabilitazione Oggi, vol. 1/2017; "Ddl Gelli - Provisions on medical liability" in Riabilitazione Oggi, vol. 4/2016; "Responsabilità sanitaria: identificazione o distinzione tra struttura e medico e profili applicativi", in Bollettino SICCH - Società Italiana di Chirurgia Cardiaca, giugno/luglio 2015.

Languages: Italian and French.

Francesco Zanichelli

Born in Castelnovo Né Monti (RE) on May, the 23rd, 1970, he graduated cum laude in Law from the University of Parma in 1997.

He is a member of the Milan Bar Association since 2001.

He mainly works in the field of commercial law, with particular reference to the areas of corporate law, banking, financial intermediation and bankruptcy.

He also provides judicial and extra-judicial assistance to banks, corporations and members of administration and control bodies of companies.

He has been working with the Astolfi e Associati law firm since 2004 and is a member of the editorial board of the legal review "Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute", as well as the author of the article "L’utilizzo dell’e-mail a fini pubblicitari: dallo spamming al permission marketing", in Rivista di diritto industriale, 2001.

Languages: Italian, French and English.

Annalisa Cecchi

Born in Pavia on August, the 24th, 1976, she graduated cum laude in Law from the University of Pavia in 2001.

In 2003, she graduated from the School of Specialisation for legal professions at the University of Pavia and the Bocconi University of Milan. In 2003 and 2004, she took part in the "European Constitution" project organised by the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Pavia.

She is a member of the Milan Bar Association since 2004 and authorised to practice before the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation since 2016.

She mainly works in the fields of pharmaceutical and health legislation, cosmetic and nutritional products, assisting companies that operate in these sectors.

She also provides judicial and extra-judicial assistance and consultancy in the field of civil and administrative law with regard to issues relating pharmacies as companies, buying and selling of pharmacies, and the relationships between pharmacists and Public Administration.

She carries out training activities at conferences and masters courses related to the pharmaceutical sector.

She has been working with the Astolfi e Associati law firm since 2003, she is a member of the editorial board of the legal review "Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute", as well as the author of several publications, including: "Riforma dell’ordinamento farmaceutico ad opera della Legge sulla “concorrenza” e parere del Consiglio di Stato: un’interpretazione che per certi aspetti fa discutere", in Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2018; "Distribuzione all’ingrosso di farmaci da parte dei titolari di farmacia: orientamenti contrastanti in giurisprudenza", in Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2017; "Note in tema di acquisto di quote di società di farmacia in pendenza del concorso straordinario", in Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2016; "Le sedi farmaceutiche divenute “soprannumerarie” in pendenza del concorso straordinario vanno soppresse?", in Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2016; "La sospensione dell'efficacia dei requisiti per il trasferimento di titolarità di farmacia", in Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2015.

Languages: Italian, English and Spanish.

Alberto Astolfi

Born in Pavia on October, the 30th, 1972, he graduated in Law from the University of Pavia in 2001 after attending the Universidad de Salamanca (Erasmus program).

He is a member of the Pavia Bar Association since 2006.

He mainly works in the fields of civil, commercial and corporate law. His experience includes the assistance of Italian and foreign clients in the fields of corporate governance, acquisition and merger operations, the drafting of partnership agreements and commercial contracts with particular regard to business contracts in the fields of national and international distribution law. He provides judicial and extra-judicial assistance both in ordinary and arbitration cases, in the areas of medical liability, bankruptcy law insolvency proceedings, banking law, and financial intermediation.

He has been working with the Astolfi e Associati law firm since 2001 and is a member of the editorial board of the legal review "Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute".

Languages: Italian and English

Sara Bravi

Born in Castel San Giovanni (PC) on October, the 17th, 1977, she graduated in Law from the University of Parma in 2000.

She is a member of the Piacenza Bar Association since 2005 and authorised to practice before the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation since 2017.

She mainly works in the field of civil law, with particular reference to contracts and civil liability (health liability, product liability, pre-contractual and contractual liability). She also works in the field of the protection of personal data (privacy).

She provides extra-judicial assistance, as well as judicial assistance in ordinary courts, to natural and/or legal persons (mainly companies).

She has been working with the Astolfi e Associati law firm since 2006, she is a member of the editorial board of the legal review "Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute", as well as the author of several publications, including: "GDPR in ambito sanitario e farmaceutico: tra nuovi principi e adempimenti in tema di trattamento di dati relativi alla salute", in Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2018; "Normativa sui cookie e chiarimenti del Garante nell’imminenza dell’entrata in vigore", in Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2015; "Amministratore di sostegno e consenso informato: profili ricostruttivi ed interpretativi alla luce dei recenti orientamenti", in Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2006; "Responsabilità penale e attività medica in équipe", in Rivista Penale, no. 7-8/2005 and La nostra Tribuna, no. 2/2005.

Languages: Italian, English and French.

Valentina Astolfi

Born in Pavia on August, the 5th, 1976, she graduated in Law from the University of Pavia in 2001.

She is a member of the Pavia Bar Association since 2006.

She mainly works in the fields of civil, commercial and corporate law, with particular regard to the sectors of professional liability, specifically in medical law, family law, banking law, debt collection and enforcement actions. She provides judicial and extra-judicial assistance to corporations and companies. She works at the office of Milan as well as at her own firm in Pavia.

She has been working with the Astolfi e Associati law firm since 2001 and is a member of the editorial board of the legal review "Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute".

Languages: Italian, English and French.

Emanuele Poggi

Born in Milan on June, the 26th, 1970, he graduated from the University of Milan in 1998.

From 2010-2013 he was a Professor of Labour Law at the first year Master course on Nursing Management for coordination functions of the health professions at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Rome, Cotignola (RA).

He is a member of the Milan Bar Association since 2004 and authorised to practice before the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation since 2017.

He mainly works in the fields of civil, commercial, corporate, and insurance law, notably as regards contracts, medical liability and industrial relationships.

He also provides judicial and extra-judicial assistance and consultancy in court and arbitration to corporations and companies, partners and members of administration and control bodies, auditors and audit firms.

He has been working with the Astolfi e Associati law firm since 2008 and is a member of the editorial board of the legal review "Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute".

Languages: Italian and English

Annalisa Scalia

Born in Milan on March, the 4th, 1972, she graduated in Law from the University of Pavia in 1997.

She is a member of the Pavia Bar Association since 2001 and authorised to practice before the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation since 2013.

She mainly works in the fields of civil and commercial law, and pharmaceutical and health law.

She also provides judicial and extra-judicial assistance, both civil and administrative.

She has been working with the Astolfi e Associati law firm since 1998, she is a member of the editorial board of the legal review "Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute", as well as the author of several publications, including: "Associazioni di donatori di midollo osseo: approvato lo schema tipo di convenzione con le Regioni", in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2019, "L’impatto della nuova privacy sugli studi clinici", in Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute , 2018; "Pubblicità dei medicinali SOP: il Consiglio di Stato ne conferma la piena ammissibilità coerentemente al diritto UE (nota alla sentenza n. 2217 del 12 maggio 2017)", in Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2017; "Public procedures for the purchase of biological medicines: biosimilarity and bioequivalence in Italian jurisprudence", in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2016; "Vendita di medicinali on line: recepita la Direttiva UE", in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2014.

Languages: Italian and English.

Marco Marzani

Born in Vizzolo Predabissi (MI) on May, the 3rd, 1986, he graduated in Law from the University of Pavia in 2010.

He is a lecturer in the field of labour law at the University of Pavia, where he obtained a doctorate in labour law and was a member of the relative certification commission for employment contracts. From 2015 to 2019 he was the owner of the labour law course at the University of Varese.

He is a member of the Milan Bar Association since 2014.

He mainly works in the fields of labour law, trade union law and corporate law, providing judicial and extra-judicial assistance in areas of employee management, disputes of competence of the labour judge, collaborators and agents, in particular in the sanitary and pharmaceutical sector. He has managed several collective dismissal procedures and company transfers, as also subjected to insolvency proceedings as operating in the sector of essential public services.

He carries out training activities at seminars and conferences related to labour law.

He has been working with the Astolfi e Associati law firm since 2010 and is a member of the editorial board of legal reviews for the "Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute" and "Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali", and since 2015, a member of Associazione Italiana di Diritto del Lavoro e delle Sicurezza Sociale (Italian Association of Labour and Social Security Law).

He is the author of several publications, including: "Il lavoro flessibile dopo il decreto dignità: il “nuovo” volto dei contratti a termine e della somministrazione di lavoro e i problemi di regime transitorio", in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2018; "Il Whistleblowing è legge: il ruolo dei modelli 231 e le nuove tutele per il lavoratore che segnala illeciti e irregolarità", in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2018; "È legge il nuovo “statuto” del lavoro autonomo: quali tutele per i professionisti?" in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2017; "La Corte di Cassazione ammonisce sul ricorso ad agenti per lo svolgimento di attività di informazione medico scientifica", in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2015; "Riforma del lavoro atto secondo: superata (o quasi) la reintegrazione con il nuovo contratto a tutele crescenti", in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2015.

Languages: Italian and English

Claudia Pasturenzi

Born in Voghera (PV) on November, the 16th, 1985, she graduated in Law from the University of Pavia in 2010.

She is a member of the Pavia Bar Association since 2014.

She mainly works in the field of pharmaceutical and healthcare law, in handling questions on the advertising of medicinal products and medical devices, also as regards new communication channels (social media).

She also provides judicial and extra-judicial assistance and consultancy in civil and administrative fields.

She has been working with the Astolfi e Associati law firm since 2014, she is a member of the editorial board of the legal review "Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute", as well as the author of several publications, including: "Specialità medicinali: il Ministero della salute ha adottato il decreto sulle modalità di donazione e la circolare interpretativa", in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2018; "Specialità medicinali: il Ministero della salute ha adottato il decreto sulle modalità di donazione e la circolare interpretativa ", in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2018; " Specialità medicinali: approvata la legge per la riduzione degli sprechi " was approved , in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2016; " È incostituzionale la sanzione per l’omessa comunicazione dei compensi per gli incarichi a dipendenti pubblici - Nota alla sentenza della Corte Costituzionale n. 98 del 5 giugno 2015 ", in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2015 ; “ Procreazione medicalmente assistita di tipo eterologo: panoramica dopo la sentenza della Consulta n. 162/2014 ”, in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2014.

Languages: Italian, English and French.

Lucia Liotta

Born in Palermo on December, the 6th, 1985, she graduated in Law from the University of Palermo in 2009.

In 2011, she graduated from the Postgraduate School for Legal Professions at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan, and in 2015 she obtained a Master's degree in public procurement and international tenders at the Sole 24 Ore Business School in Milan.

She is a member of the Milan Bar Association since 2014.

She mainly works in the field of public tenders and concessions, notably in the health sector, assisting companies and Public Administrations in all phases of public procurement procedures as well as in the context of public works promotion initiatives, also offering her support in the strategic development phase. She also deals with legal issues of public importance as regards public and private pharmacies, as well as issues relating to public services, construction, urban planning and the environment.

She also provides judicial and extra-judicial assistance and consultancy in the field of administrative law and public economic law both to private individuals and Public Administrations, with particular reference to the health, pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries.

She has been working with the Astolfi e Associati law firm since 2015, she is a member of the editorial board of the legal review "Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute", and is a member of Società Italiana degli Avvocati Amministrativisti (Italian Society of Administrative Lawyers).

She is the author of several publications, including: "Clausola di adesione e compatibilità con il diritto comunitario: rinvio pregiudiziale alla Corte di Giustizia dell’UE (nota a Consiglio di Stato, sez. VI, Ordinanza n. 1690 dell’11 aprile 2017)" in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2017; "Vendita di medicinali a distanza tra apertura dei mercati e tutela della salute: quid iuris?", In AboutPharma and Medical Devices, 148/2017; "Pubblicità dei dispositivi medici: alcuni punti fermi chiariti dalla giurisprudenza amministrativa", in AboutPharma and Medical Devices, 143/2017; "La disciplina del soccorso istruttorio alla luce dei più recenti sviluppi giurisprudenziali e del nuovo Codice dei contratti pubblici", in the Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2016.

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish and French.

Mauro Putignano

Born in Copertino (LE) on October, the 1st, 1969, he graduated cum laude in Law from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan in 1995.

From 2001 to 2013, he was a lecturer in Administrative Law I and Administrative Law II (administrative justice) at the law faculty of the Carlo Cattaneo University of Castellanza.

He has been a lecturer in Administration Science at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan since 2014.

He is a member of the Milan Bar Association since 1998 and authorised to practice before the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation since 2015.

He mainly works in the field of administrative law, with particular reference to the pharmaceutical and healthcare area (authorisation, accreditation and negotiated agreements; health professions), as well as issues relating to the activities and functioning of local authorities, their relationships with affiliated companies and dealers, public procurement, personnel, urban planning, construction and the environment.

He also provides judicial assistance before civil, administrative, accounting and tax Courts, and extra-judicial consultancy to private individuals and Public Administrations. He participates in tender committees for the award of public contracts.

He has been working with the Astolfi e Associati law firm since 2014 and is a member of the editorial board of the "Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute", as well as "Riabilitazione Oggi".

He is the author of several publications, including: "Prime considerazioni sulla “sanatoria” delle professioni sanitarie di cui alla legge n. 145 del 2018", in Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2018; "La disciplina del soccorso istruttorio alla luce dei più recenti sviluppi giurisprudenziali e del nuovo codice dei contratti pubblici", in Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2016; "Il ripiano della spesa farmaceutica: una lettura ragionata delle recenti pronunce del Giudice Amministrativo", in Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute, 2015.

Languages: Italian and English

Luigi Selmo

Born in Verona on July, the 1st, 1984, he graduated in Law from the University of Bologna in 2009 and earned a PhD in 2016 in Studi giuridici comparati ed europei (S.G.C.E.), curriculum Diritto amministrativo, costituzionale e internazionale (Comparative and European legal studies (SGCE), administrative law, constitutional and international curriculum) at the University of Trento, drafting his final thesis in administrative law, entitled Sul controllo dei medicinali ad uso umano: funzione e scelte amministrative integrate europee" (The control of medicines for human use: function and integrated European administrative choices).

He qualified as a lawyer in 2013 and has been a member of the Verona Bar Association since 2017.

He mainly works in the fields of administrative and civil law, with particular reference to issues pertaining to health, the pharmaceutical sector, tax liability of public employees, public companies, the assignment of local public services, construction, urban planning, obligations and real rights.

He also provides judicial and extra-judicial assistance to public bodies, companies and individuals.

He has been working with the Astolfi e Associati law firm since 2019, she is a member of the editorial board of the legal review "Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute", as well as author of several publications, including: "Il processo davanti al Presidente della Repubblica: il ricorso straordinario", in F. Caringella, M. Giustiniani, Manuale del processo amministrativo, Dike giuridica, Rome, 2016; "Sul controllo dei medicinali ad uso umano: funzione e scelte amministrative integrate europee", PhD thesis, 2017; "Sulla discrezionalità amministrativa in materia di AICfarmaceutiche. Scelte gnoseologiche e controllo giurisdizionale", in Diritto & Diritti - Rivista giuridica elettronica, 2017.

Languages: Italian and English