The defence of entities in criminal proceedings

For over twenty years, the well-known principle societas delinquere non potest has lost much of its meaning in Italy. With the introduction of Legislative Decree No. 231/2001, in fact, even collective entities can be brought to trial to answer criminally for offences committed in their interest or to their advantage by apical or non-apical persons of the same entities, and eventually condemned to the application of very severe sanctions such as fines, confiscation and disqualification sanctions. The firm has acted as defence counsel in numerous proceedings in which companies and other collective entities were accused of administrative liability for criminal acts committed by their managers or employees. Thanks to the experience gained in numerous criminal proceedings instituted pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001, we guarantee the defence of companies and entities accused of this type of offence.