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Emilio Battaglia


CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni
Via A. 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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More than 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power is located outside of the United States. So for US companies, establishing or growing their business and investments with their main trade partners – whether in the UK, the European Union, China, Africa or the Middle East – is essential for their success. However, doing business in diverse markets, each with its unique legal environment and ways of practicing law, requires specialist knowledge. Our more than 5,000 lawyers worldwide provide business-focused advice, whether in a single market or across multiple jurisdictions. Our focus is on building long-term partnerships to keep our clients ahead in their chosen markets. CMS lawyers are pleased to be attending the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference from 30th October to 04th November 2022. Below you can find an overview of our partners attending the IBA Annual Conference, representing a range of jurisdictions, practice areas and sector specialisms. To arrange a meeting, please contact melania. kozyra@cmslegal. com. CMS lawyers will be participating in the following panel dis­cus­sions:France based Partner Annabelle Bail­leul-Mira­baud will be chairing Roundtables discussions of global tax trends, Wednesday 2 November (1430 - 1730)France based Partner Frédéric Roux and Michel Collet will participate in Roundtables discussions of global tax trends, Wednesday 2 November (1430 - 1730)Italy based Partner Paolo Bonolis will participate in the panel on Contracting of IT assets (digitalisation 2.0) in an increasingly complex regulatory environment, Monday 31 October (1430 - 1545)Italy based Partner Laura Opilio will take part in 3 panels:chairing Addressing dis­tri­bu­tion-re­lated shortages of medicines and medical devices from a multi-jur­is­dic­tion­al perspective meeting, Tuesday 1 November (1615 - 1730);Hot topics in international commerce, trade, franchising and product law, Monday 31 October (0930 - 1230);and Best practices in supply chain in the post (or continuing) Covid environment, the war in Ukraine and the impact of digitization, Wednesday 2 November (1615 - 1730)Germany based Partner Bjoern Gaul and Orly Gerbi of Herzog Fox Neeman, Israel will moderate a panel on New developments on Al in the workplace on 02.11.2022 (Wednesday) 9.30 h – 10.45 a. mEmployment and Industrial Relations Law Committee (Lead for moderators and speak­ers)Tech­no­logy Law Committee (one speaker) with the attending experts below:Patricia Barboza, CGM Advogados, BrazilSteven T. Hunt, Technology & Work, SAP Innovation Office, USACliff Jurkiewicz, Vice President, Strategy at Phenom, USAInge de Laat, Rutgers & Posch, Neth­er­landsAnthony J. Oncidi, Proskauer, USAVikram Shroff, Nishith Desai, IndiaYardenne Assa, Co-Founder and CEO, Unboxable, IsraelTo find out more about CMS, visit the About CMS section. For further information, please see our partners attending the conference in the gallery below and an overview of all our expertise areas.
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