Bruno Rossini


T. +39 02 72554.1


Via San Paolo, 7
20121 – MILAN

Bruno Rossini is since decades a criminal law counsel of De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani. After previous experience gained in the area of company law, during which he provided professional legal consultancy to a vast range of clients, and in particular acted for many years as general counsel to a multinational group based in Italy with businesses in a number of European and non-European countries, including North America, Latin America and Saudi Arabia, he went on to specialize in white-collar crimes.

He regularly provides assistance to companies, often both with an international profile and leaders in their industries, and individuals, both as victims of crimes and as defendants accused of any of the wide range of business-related criminal offences.

He has dealt with numerous high-profile cases that have been in the news and which have characterized Italy in the last half-century.

In addition, he is widely recognised as a reference point in the area of intellectual property crimes, for which he is often invited to participate in conferences held both in Italy and abroad; furthermore, he has gained wide experience in all aspects of corporate criminal law, which has often seen him acting in close coordination with professionals from other practice areas. His track record includes:

  • Assistance, over many years, in legal cases related to the default of a renowned national bank
  • Assistance to victims of crimes, committed in the context of an insolvency procedure involving one of the largest Italian industrial groups in the food industry
  • Assistance to a multinational Italian company operating in the clothing industry in criminal proceedings over bankruptcy initiated in Norway. Bruno defended two company executives in their interrogation before the Attorney General of the Kingdom of Norway
  • Assistance (together with numerous other colleagues) to the Italian subsidiary of a Big-Pharma multinational, involved, with their executives and several other employees, in criminal proceedings concerning the company direct liability pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001, corruption and criminal association. The defence strategy included co-ordinating the large number of lawyers involved, as well as acting for both the company and several key executives
  • Bankruptcy and tax crimes cases
  • Assistance given to banks, both as out-of-court preventive consultancy, and representing the institutions as victims of crimes
  • Being appointed to Supervisory Boards for Compliance, set up pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001, including Supervisory Boards for Compliance of multinational companies.

He has always cultivated his passion for volunteering, which led him, after decades of membership, to be appointed for a term of six years as President of the most important Lombardy Association of first aid and ambulance service, for which he has actively carried out institutional duties involving frequent relations with the Authorities.

Areas of expertise

Admitted to the Supreme Court

Admitted to the Italian Bar


Milan, Degree in Law (with full marks), University of Milan


Italian, English, French