Niccolò Bertolini Clerici

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

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

During his professional career Niccolò has been 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.

He also dealt 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 has assisted 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 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.

The Legal 500 mentions Niccolò Bertolini Clerici in the Compliance section 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).

In 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.