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Gino Bottiglioni was born in Bologna on the 24/03/1965.

Fouder and senior partner of the firm.

After the degree cum laude on a criminal law thesis at the University of Bologna, he  joined Prof. Filippo Sgubbi and Prof. Nicola Mazzacuva as expert on the subject of criminal law, holding lectures and specialization courses for students of criminal matters.

He is a barrister from 1994 –bar of Bologna- and from 2006 he is qualified to aid before the Court of Cassation.

He served as Honorary Deputy Attorney at Public Prosecutor’s office in Bologna for three years

Member of the directory comitee of the Association “Criminal Law, Economy and Business” .

Gino has always dealt with criminal law and, in particular, the criminal law of the economy, working in multiple and relevant trials in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate, financial, tax as well as occupational safety and environment law. An equally significant area of professional activity is the defence of professionals and managers in criminal proceedings relating to property offences, trademark and patent protection, as well as to the crimes of the penal code aimed at the protection of the Public Administration. Outside the economic and company shpere, he provides legal assistance to health professionals accused of medical malpractice.

A number of his cases have also been reported by the press.

He also assists companies and legal entities at judicial level suspected/accused pursuant to D. Lgs. n. 231/2001.

He has considerable knowledge in the implementation of proxy and delgation systems to strengthen corporate compliance and exclude or otherwise mitigate the criminal liability of top managers.

He was part of the working group set up by the National Association of Members of the Supervisory Bodies (AODV 231) for whom he wrote the position paper “Activities of the ODV and offences referred to in art. 25-septies D. Lgs. n. 231/2001 – Health and safety at work”, available on www.aodv231.it.

Before starting the BRB Law firm, he worked from 1999 to 2014 for Prof. Avv. Filippo Sgubbi, with whom he has collaborated in many trials, some of which have affected the national and foreign news.

He participates as a speaker in seminars, conferences and training meetings.

Author of publications on criminal law and, in particular, on economic criminal law.

Languages: Italian, English.

Stefano Bruno was  born in Bologna on the 10/06/1975.

Founder and senior partner of the firm.

 

After graduating with a thesis on criminal law at the University of Bologna, he achieved a research doctorate in criminal law conerning economic issues at the University of Messina in association with LUISS University in Rome.

Lawyer of the bar of Bologna from 2005, from 2019 he is qualified to legal aid before the Court of Cassation.

Stefano is vice-prsident of the Association “Criminal Law, Economy and Business”.

He has always worked, at first on a study research level and then professionally, on criminal issues related to business activity and enterpreneuship (from larger to smaller companies) assisting enterpreneurs and managers of companies, groups and multinationals who were charged -among others- of  offences for work-related ingiuries, environmental, bancruptcy, tax and corporate crimes. An important role in the area of activity is also played by trials on the protection of intellectual property and patents and by trials for health care liability.

He also aids companies and other organizations supected/indicted of crimes pursuant to D. Lgs. n. 231/2001.

He has overseen the preparation of numerous Models of Organization, Management and Control of the Risks of Crime, and holds the position of president/member of Supervisory Bodies. Stefano is also asked, with increasing frequency, to provide continuous external support to such Bodies.

For over 10 years, he has implemented proxies and delegations systems to strengthen corporate compliance and exclude or mitigate the criminal liability of top managers.

He was part of the working group set up by the National Association of Members of the Supervisory Bodies (AODV 231) which carried out the position paper “Activities of the ODV and offences referred to in art. 25-septies D. Lgs. n. 231/2001 – Health and safety at work”, available on www.aodv231.it

Before founding BRB Law he collaborated with Prof. Avv. Filippo Sgubbi, of which he was a substitute in national and international trials, and was responsible for the criminal law department of the economy of a leading law firm active in commercial law, banking and business crisis.

He takes part as a speaker in seminars, conferences and training meetings.

Author of publications on criminal law and, in particular, on economic criminal law.

Languages: Italian, English.

Biancamaria Ricci was born in Bologna on 13/09/1978.

Founder and senior partner of the firm.

She graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Bologna with a thesis in commercial law.

Biancamaria won a scholarship under the “Socrates-Erasmus” program promoted by the EU at the Vrije University of Amsterdam, where she spent a period of study.

Lawyer since 2007 – member of the Bar of Bologna.

She has collaborated as a expert on the subject at the Course of Commercial Law of Prof. Alberto Maffei Alberti of the University of Bologna.

In 2010 she obtained a specialization for Members of the Supervisory Bodies pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 231/2001 and other Control Officers.

In 2013 she obtained the “Second Level University Master in Criminal Business Law” at the University “Cattolica del Sacro Cuore” in Milan.

Biancamaria deals mainly with the responsibility of the legal entities ex d. lgs. 231/2001 and with commercial law.

She has prepared numerous Models of Organization, Management and Control of Crime Risks and holds positions as president/member of Supervisory Bodies of primary companies.

She is on the Board of Directors of the Association “Criminal Law, Economy and Business”.

Author of publications on commercial law, she takes part as a speaker in conferences on the responsibility of the legal entities ex d. lgs. 231/2001.

Languages: Italian, English.

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Martina GibertiMartina Giberti was born in Bologna on 12/13/1990.

In July 2014 she obtained the Master’s Degree in Law at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna with an experimental and correlated thesis in Navigation Law and Criminal Law on the shipwreck of Costa Concordia and the criminal liability profiles; supervisors the Proff. Greta Tellarini and Stefano Canestrari.

In January 2018 Martina became a qualified lawyer.

She is the author of the following publication: “Denuncia e querela: come e perché farne uso”: 07.12.2018, on Diritto.it.

Winner of the call, promoted by the Association Elsa Bologna together with Elsa Sweden, for a conference-exchange in Helsinki and Stockholm, on issues of “Media law”.

Martina has obtained, since 2011, more specialization courses in English including:

– Legal English Course at the Fondazione Forense, Bologna;

– Advanced English Course at the “E.L.S. Language Centers School” in New York, USA.

She has an advanced knowledge of English and intermediate Spanish.

Martina is part of BRB Law Firm since September 2020.

Professor of criminal law at the Department of Legal Sciences of the University of Salento, where he served as associate professor in 2002, and he is a criminal lawyer. Giulio is also a professor of the Master of II level in “Public Administration: principles and rules, tools and techniques” (Teaching module on crimes against public administration) at that University.

He has also taught at the Second Level University Master’s Degree “Criminal Law of Enterprise”, organized by LUISS Guido Carli University (Teaching Module on the Administrative Responsibility of Legal Entities for Crime) and in the Second Level University Master in Criminal Law of Business, organized by the University Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore of Milan (Teaching Module on the Responsibility of Legal Entities for crime).

He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the School of Specialization for Legal Professions of the University of Salento – of which he has also been director from 2006 to 2011 – and of the Apulian Inter-University Observatory for the monitoring of teaching and research activities on the anti-mafia matters.

 

Over a span of about twenty years, he has carried out long periods of study and research in Germany, particularly in Freiburg im Breisgau, at the Max-PlanckInstitut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht and at the Institut für Kriminologie und Wirtschaftsstrafrecht of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, as well as in Göttingen at the juristisches Seminar of the Georg-August Universität.

He has participated in several research projects, both national and international, and has been a speaker in numerous conferences and study meetings in Italy and abroad.

Giulio is a member of the steering committee of the journal “Cassazione Penale”, of the scientific committee of the series “Sistema penale economia e ambiente – Sezione monografie”, of the scientific committee of the online journal “Diritto penale e uomo”, of the Scientific Committee of the “International Journal Illyrius”, of the Scientific Committee of “Criminal Law, Economy and Business (DPEI) – Observatory on jurisprudence” and of the Scientific Committee of “Iusimpresa – Osservatorio Bibliografico del Diritto dell’Economia”. He is also reviewer of “Criminalia Journals”, “Criminal Law XXI Century” and “Criminal Law and Procedure”.

He is the author of numerous publications on issues of general, special and criminal economics:

Legal persons and criminal liability. Historical, dogmatic and comparative profiles, Edizioni ETS, Pisa, 2012;

The crime of stalking, Aracne, Rome, 2013;

Manual of criminal law. General part, 2ª edit. il Mulino, Bologna, 2017 (with S. Canestrari and L. Cornacchia);

Manual of criminal law. Special part. Crimes against the Public Administration, il Mulino, Bologna, 2015 (curated, with S. Canestrari and L. Crow);

Compliance. Corporate Criminal Liability, Wolters Kluwer, Milan, 2019 (curated, with D. Castronuovo, E. Ginevra, A. Lionzo, D. Negri and G. Varraso);

The giult of metaindividual subjects: a still open issue, Aa.vv., in Writings in honor of Luigi Stortoni, curated by M. Mantovani, F. Curi, S. Tordini Cagli, V. Torre e M. Caianiello, Bononia University Press, Bologna, 2016, pp. 707 ff. , and in Cass. pen. 2017, pp. 910 ss. ;

The Thyssenkrupp case: the liability of legal entities, in Aa.vv., Cases of criminal law of the economy, edited by L. Foffani and D. Castronuovo, vol. II, il Mulino, Bologna, 2015, pp. 219 ff. ;

Occupational safety and liability from crime of the legal entity, in Aa.vv., The criminal protection of occupational safety, edited by G. Casaroli, F. Giunta, R. Guerrini e A. Melchionda, Edizioni ETS, Pisa, 2015, pp. 193 ss. ;

The responsability from crime in the societas in light of the constitutional principles, in Aa.vv., The responsability from crime of the legal entities: after ten years from d.lgs. n. 231/2001, edited by A.M. Stile, V. Mongillo e G. Stile, Jovene, Napoli, 2013, pp. 261 ss. ;

The “fact of connection” between individual responsibility and corporate responsibility, in Riv. trim. dir. pen. econ. , 2011, pp. 33 ss.

Societates and criminal liability. Dogmatic and comparative notes, in Aa.vv., Studies in honor of Mario Romano, edited by Eusebi, Forti e Bertolino, vol. III, Jovene editore, Napoli, 2011, pp. 1883-1920.

Legal persons, criminal liability and constitutional principles, in Criminalia, 2010, pp. 605 sqq. ;

Violence (criminal law), in Enc. dir., vol. XLVI, Giuffrè, Milano, 1993, pp. 881 ff.