History of the Law Firm

Astolfi e Associati law firm was founded in 1955, when lawyer Antonio Astolfi left his job as an assistant professor in international law at the University of Pavia and set up his own practice in Milan, cultivating his original interest for international commercial law.

During the Sixties, Antonio Astolfi further enhanced his expertise through his strong interest and specialisation in pharmaceutical and health law.

In addition to his legal work, Antonio Astolfi has always developed his scientific interests. This led him to found the magazine "
Diritto comunitario e degli scambi internazionali" in 1962, then, in 1970, the "Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico", which is currently in its 50th edition.

Under its new title of "
Rassegna di diritto farmaceutico e della salute", the review has progressively expanded its focus on health issues and is considered an accurate and reliable source of juridical and scientific information.

The practice's specialisation in the field of pharmaceutical and health law, known today as Life Sciences, was strengthened with the arrival of the founder's son, Andrea Astolfi, a lawyer and professor of commercial law at the University of Pavia, in 1975, and later of Sonia Selletti, a lawyer with previous experience as the chief legal officer of a pharmaceutical company

Subsequently, the law firm took its current name, Astolfi e Associati law firm. Over the years, it has developed and enhanced its practice through the work of its professionals, its relations with many other colleagues in major Italian cities and its consolidated international ties, which allow it to act for both Italian and foreign clients.