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Federico is a member of Herbert Smith Freehills' Italian Corporate Crime & Investigations practice.

Federico assists domestic and international companies across multiple industry sectors on all their white-collar and corporate crime matters.

He has significant experience in the field of criminal litigation, risk and crisis management, compliance management systems and related organisational measures, as well as in conducting corporate internal investigations even across multiple jurisdictions.

Federico also has extensive knowledge in the field of European sanctions regimes and related national implementation, advising primary international clients in this respect.

Federico has been recognized as "Rising star" for Dispute Resolution in Italy since 2020 by the prestigious legal directory The Legal 500 EMEA and is recommended in the compliance section of The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 rankings for Italy.

In addition, Federico is a member of the Criminal Law Commission of the Milan Bar.


Federico obtained a Law Degree (J.D.) from the University of Bologna, and a postgraduate master's degree in White-Collar and Corporate Crime at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan).

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • the CEO of the Italian subsidiary of a world-leading healthcare company involved in criminal proceedings – successfully closed – for alleged bid-rigging offenses in connection with Covid-19 pandemic-related provisions
  • a top manager of a primary Italian banking group involved in far-reaching criminal proceedings for fraud, private corruption and self money-laundering
  • a leading multinational company operating in the logistics sector involved as victim in criminal proceedings against former managers following multiple frauds committed by the latter
  • the Italian subsidiary of a leading multinational healthcare company in conducting a complex internal investigation following the involvement of an employee in criminal proceedings for alleged crimes against the Public Administration