Nicola Apa

Nicola is a senior partner at Vassalli Olivo e Associati Studio Legale, a prominent Italian law firm specialized in corporate and banking crime and with a consolidated experience in the field of the administrative liability of companies, whose members have been described as “masters of financial crimes” and “fine legal minds” (Top Legal Elite).

Nicola completed his studies in Rome in 1995 and, following a working experience in the Italian Tax Police (Guardia di Finanza), he was admitted to practice before the Bar Association in 1999 and before the Supreme Court of Cassation in 2011. He worked as a criminal procedure law expert at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He lectures to professional and commercial organizations and is invited to participate in numerous conferences and seminars as an expert on corporate criminal law and criminal procedure law, in which field he has also been author of several publications. Nicola has extensive experience as defense counsel for major national and international companies and banking institutions, as well as senior executives, in connection with high-profile proceedings concerning white collar or regulatory investigations – including banking and financial crimes, fraud, tax evasion, usury, bribery and corruption, money laundering, administrative liability of companies – but also more general criminal conduct.

As of 2013 Nicola has been published on Who’s Who Legal as a leading Italian expert in the field of business crime defense.
Nicola practices out of both the Rome and Milan offices of the Firm.

He provides counsel in Italian and English.


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Fabrizio Reggiani

Fabrizio is partner at Severino – Penalisti Associati, a primary Italian law firm founded by Avv. Prof. Paola Severino with premises in Rome and Milan and specialized in business criminal law (in particular financial, economic, tax and bankruptcy crimes), crimes against the public administration, environmental criminal law, criminal labor law, international criminal law and cybercrimes, criminal law related to personal data protection, anti-money laundering as well as corporate criminal liability of legal entities.

Fabrizio, admitted to practice before the Supreme Court, has been joining the firm since 2001 and has extensive experience in providing in and out-of-court assistance in favor of Italian and multinational companies and individuals in the areas of criminal law and especially business criminal law.

He has a high and multi-yearly experience in the legal assistance and consultancy on white-collars crimes with focused expertise in the specific area of tax-criminal law and banking and financial criminal law. He heads a dedicated team and provides his legal assistance and consultancy in the interest of primary multinational groups, operating in the digital and hi-tech, luxury and fashion, financial and banking sectors. He also teaches post-graduate master’s courses and executive courses and he is a speaker at conferences with particular reference to criminal matters related to national and international taxation.

He provides counsel in Italian and English.