Niccolò Bertolini Clerici

Title: Partner
Office: Milan
Languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese

Niccolò Bertolini Clerici coordinates the White Collar Crimes Department and focuses on white collar crimes, regarding both judicial and extrajudicial matters.

Niccolò is involved in the most important criminal trials in Italy in corporate liability, bankruptcy, tax, banking and HSE crimes, as well as crimes against the public administration and market abuse.

Niccolò Bertolini Clerici works with a transversal approach through cooperation with the various department of the Firm, including Corporate Finance, Compliance, Administrative Law, Employment and Industrial Relations, Energy & Infrastructure, and ESG & Impact.

He also deals extensively with criminal proceedings against companies charged pursuant to Legislative Decree No. 231/2001, as well as with the organisation and management models provided by the same Decree and he is chairman of the Supervisory Boards of national and international companies, including listed companies and public law agencies.

Niccolò focuses on institutional investors, including investors from abroad, in out of court activities, providing advice regarding criminal law issues, in M&A transactions and in extraordinary transactions in general, including debt restructuring.

He is Member of the Penal Justice Board of the Milan Bar Association.

He is Professor of Comparative Criminal Procedure in Italy and in the U.S.A. at the Università Europea di Roma and previously of Compliance Programs and Business Ethics at the Ph.D. program and of International at the same University. He has previously collaborated with the chair of Criminal Procedure Law and Comparative Criminal Procedure Law at the Università degli Studi di Milano.

Niccolò Bertolini Clerici is ranked in Band 3 by Chambers and Partners in the sector “White-Collar Crime”, as follows: “Niccolò Bertolini Clerici is very knowledgeable on the topic discussed and very proactive in alternative solutions”, “He provides effective support and valuable advice” (2024), “His competencies are widely appreciated. As a criminal lawyer, he also has a commercial perspective”, “He is very prepared, very responsive and very dependable” (2023).

In 2017 and 2022, Niccolò has been awarded “Lawyer of the Year White Collar Crimes” at the Legalcommunity Energy Awards.

Niccolò has been ranked by Leaders League in Highly recommended Tier, for the area “Dispute Resolution-White collar crime – Italy Law Firm 2022”.

The Legal 500 mentions Niccolò Bertolini Clerici in the section “Compliance” as follows: “Niccolò Bertolini Clerici has excellent knowledge of compliance and the models to be implemented to ensure compliance”, “has an in-depth knowledge of company dynamics, and this allows him to map the risks related to compliance issues” (2022), “a highly experienced professional with extraordinary empathy; he is always available and responds promptly to questions – clients feel safe with him” (2021).