Out of Court counseling

For years we have been advising companies on their risks in criminal matters. Risks that have increased significantly in the last two decades – that is, since the introduction in Italy of Legislative Decree 231/2001, which provided for the administrative liability of legal persons, companies and other collective entities for criminal offences committed by their top management or employees. In this area, we avail of the services of leading consultants, including experts in business organisation and processes, private investigators, and technicians specialised in operational processes, safety at work, and the environment. The firm also offers consultancy and assistance in the field of whistleblowing pursuant to Legislative Decree 24/2023.

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.
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Whistleblowing consultancy and assistance
The Firm offers consultancy and assistance in the drafting and adoption of Whistleblowing procedures (Legislative Decree 24/2023). The Firm also makes its professionalism, independence and autonomy available to client companies in the event of appointment as external Whistleblowing Manager for all whistleblowing management activities.
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In-house legal training
Over the last decade, Danilo Cilia has given dozens of training courses to thousands of managers and employees of multinational companies on the contents of their Organisational Models. Communication takes place through simple, direct and non-technical language: this is how we provide legal training to our trainees, who are not lawyers.
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Appointment as a member of the Supervisory Board
The Firm makes its professionalism, independence and autonomy available to client companies in the event of appointment as a member of the Supervisory Board, in accordance with the provisions of Decree 231/2001.
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Assistance in the preparation of MOGCs
Client companies are assisted in the identification and assessment of their criminal risks (risk assessment), as well as in their proper management (risk management), activities that are functional to the adoption and effective implementation of Organisation, Management and Control Models (MOGC) and related protocols. This is also made possible by the team’s previous experience in corporate compliance consultancy companies.
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