Alessandro Botto

Title: Partner
Office: Rome
Languages: English, Italian

Alessandro Botto is a Partner of the Administrative Law department. Before joining Legance he was a member of the Third Section of the Consiglio di Stato. He held different positions, including Capo di gabinetto del Ministro per la funzione pubblica (Chief of staff to the Minister for the Civil Service), Capo di gabinetto del Ministro del commercio con l’estero (Chief of staff to the Minister of Foreign Trade), Capo dell’Ufficio legislativo del Ministero della pubblica istruzione (President of the Legislative Office of the Ministry of Education), Legal Advisor to the Minister of Defence and to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. He was also a member of the Consiglio di Presidenza della magistratura amministrativa, Segretario Generale dell’Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni, and a Member of the Autorità per la vigilanza sui contratti pubblici (the Authority in charge of supervising public contracts). He teaches Public Contracts Law and Regulation at the Università “LUISS – Guido Carli”. He has been elected Presidente Commissione Normativa (President of the Regulations Board) of IGI – Italian Institute of Major Infrastructures in 2015.

Alessandro Botto is mentioned in Chambers & Partners as follows: “he knows perfectly well every nuance of administrative law” (2020), “excellent lawyer”, “his strengths include his ability to ensure complete and constant assistance for the client” (2019), “very skilled in regulatory work and public contracts” (2017), “he has considerable experience as a litigator in the public law arena” (2016), “widely recognised for his public law practice and for his very complete experience in the sector” (2015), “his presence brings significant weight to contentious proceedings” (2014).

Alessandro Botto is also mentioned in The Legal 500 as follows “Alessandro Botto shows competence, experience and strong customer focus”, “Strong administrative expertise. In particular through the lawyer Alessandro Botto” (2021), “Professor Alessandro Botto is able to understand and solve legal problems at all levels. His experience makes him a point of reference in the market, thanks also to his ability to make himself always available and simplify complex legal issues for clients” and “Alessandro Botto is able to identify the core elements of cases and to advise on an efficient strategy from the beginning. He comes highly recommended” (2020).

In 2019 Alessandro Botto has been awarded “Lawyer of the year – Administrative consultancy for public-law companies and bodies” at the TopLegal Awards.