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Emilio Battaglia


CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni
Via Agostino Depretis 86
00184 Rome
Languages French, English, Italian

Emilio Battaglia is head of the Fraud and Corporate Criminal Defence Department at CMS. He joined the firm as Partner in 2010.

Emilio Battaglia has long-standing experience regarding criminal matters in the area of corporate management and the commercial operations of companies. In this context, his main areas of expertise are in corporate criminal activities regarding bankruptcies (criminal bankruptcy proceedings), tax crimes (fraudulent, inaccurate or missing tax declarations) and criminal matters relating to environmental, city administration and construction issues.

Emilio has acquired specific expertise in the area of the administrative liability of entities, as per Legislative Decree 231/2001, focusing on the drafting, implementation and updating of organisational, management and oversight models. Emilio has also held positions in the oversight bodies at a number of Italian affiliates of large multinationals and has advised corporate clients involved in criminal proceedings for violations of the provisions of Legislative Decree 231/2001.

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  • 2008 – European School of Economics, Rome, postgraduate course in consumer rights
  • 2002 – Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court
  • 1996 – Admitted to the Italian Bar Association
  • 1986-1989 – Attended the Notarial School of Rome
  • 1988 – University of Calabria at Catanzaro (Italy), Law Degree
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CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws
We are de­lighted to present the sixth edi­tion of the CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws.
27 October 2020
The Su­preme Court on con­sumer pro­tec­tion rules: the con­sumer can ter­min­ate...
A few months after the Rul­ing no. 10453/2020, in which it has been stated the con­sumer right to ter­min­ate the con­tract even in those cases in which the lack of con­form­ity is "slight en­tity", the Su­preme...
20 July 2020
Tax of­fences once again come to the fore: the cor­por­ate crim­in­al li­ab­il­ity...
On 14 Ju­ly 2020, the Itali­an Gov­ern­ment defin­it­ively ap­proved the Le­gis­lat­ive De­cree no. 75/2020, im­ple­ment­ing the Dir­ect­ive (EU) 2017/1371 on fight against fraud to the Uni­on’s fin­an­cial in­terests...
08 June 2020
Crim­in­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive li­ab­il­ity risks for busi­nesses arising from...
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15 May 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 cor­por­ate crime & reg­u­lat­ory is­sues
The COV­ID-19 lock­down will not last forever. Op­er­at­ing both dur­ing and bey­ond the lock­down could throw up nov­el and un­ex­pec­ted cor­por­ate crime and li­ab­il­ity risks for busi­nesses. Re­sum­ing or in­creas­ing...
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The COV­ID-19 out­break has led the Itali­an Gov­ern­ment to is­sue a series of meas­ures aimed at lim­it­ing the spread of the vir­us through­out the Itali­an ter­rit­ory.In this re­gard, it should be poin­ted out that...
10 May 2019
Il mod­ello or­ganizzat­ivo ai sensi del D.Lgs. 231/2001
“Il mod­ello or­ganizzat­ivo ai sensi del D.Lgs. 231/2001” 10 mag­gio 2019 dalle ore 15.00 presso Golf della Montec­chia in Selvazzano Den­tro – Padova, Via Montec­chia n. 12 - tel. 049 8055550 – (www.golf­montec­chia.it) PRO­GRAMMA:ore...
17 April 2019
Class Ac­tion: the main changes
On April 3rd, 2019 the Itali­an Sen­ate defin­it­ively ap­proved the Draft Law no. 844, con­cern­ing “Pro­vi­sions on the class ac­tion”.The le­gis­lat­ive pro­vi­sion is go­ing to be pub­lished in the “Gazz­etta...
The new “Code of the busi­ness crisis and in­solv­ency”: crim­in­al is­sues
On 14 Feb­ru­ary 2019, the Le­gis­lat­ive De­cree 12 Janu­ary 2019, n. 14, im­ple­ment­ing the Del­eg­ated Law 19 Oc­to­ber 2017, no. 155 and in­tro­du­cing the new “Code of the busi­ness crisis and in­solv­ency” was...
07 October 2018
IBA An­nu­al Con­fer­ence 2018
Sev­er­al of our part­ners will be at the IBA An­nu­al Meet­ing in Rome, Italy, rep­res­ent­ing a range of jur­is­dic­tions, prac­tice areas and sec­tor spe­cial­isms. To ar­range a meet­ing dur­ing the IBA, please con­tact...
Fight against cor­rup­tion in Italy: next steps
On 6 Septem­ber 2018 the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters ap­proved the Bill on "Meas­ures on of­fences against the pub­lic ad­min­is­tra­tion" (Anti-cor­rup­tion Bill, also called "Spazza Cor­rotti"). To enter in­to force, the...
June 2018
CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws 2018
We are de­lighted to present the fifth edi­tion of the CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws.This edi­tion of the Guide cov­ers more coun­tries than ever be­fore, as­sess­ing the laws in 42 coun­tries...