The protection of the free market and the reduction of risks arising from its distortion is at the heart of the criminal law regulation of this sector. Money laundering, self-laundering, market rigging, insider trading, market manipulation, smuggling, false accounting and usury are just some of the cases introduced by the legislator to protect this complex subject, which requires a great deal of specialist knowledge to ensure an effective legal defence. The firm assists entrepreneurs, directors and managers of banking and financial companies involved in judicial cases (some of which are well known to the general public), in which the violation of the T.U.B. (Legislative Decree no. 385/1993), the T.U.F. (Legislative Decree no. 58/1998) and other criminal provisions governing banking and financial matters has been alleged. The experience gained in these processes also enables the firm to provide criminal law advice to companies that need to implement effective anti-money laundering protocols. Thanks to the acquisition of these skills, lawyer Danilo Cilia has recently been accredited as a ‘Professional Partner’ by ‘Il Sole24ore’, a publishing group with which he collaborates as an expert in the drafting of articles and in-depth analyses.