Portolano Cavallo (Milan)

Ilaria Curti

Portolano Cavallo (Milan)

Ilaria Curti joined Portolano Cavallo in 2020 as counsel to lead the internal investigations group and became a partner in the firm in 2022. She focuses on internal criminal investigations and also advises clients on white collar crime, including defending individuals and companies in criminal proceedings and consulting on Legislative Decree No. 231/01, compliance, and whistleblowing, especially for clients in the Life Sciences sector. Thanks to her background and expertise in the field of investigations, especially cross-border ones (for example in connection with FCPA, OFAC, UK Bribery Act, etc.), Ilaria is the only Italian attorney listed world-wide by Global Investigations Review in 2017 in its “40 under 40” report and from 2018 in its “100 Women in Investigations”. She also has specific expertise in the area of trade compliance, assisting leading multinational groups on complex export control issues and the circulation of “dual use” goods. Prior to joining Portolano Cavallo, Ilaria worked with DLA Piper, where she was a senior professional in the White Collar Crime, Investigations & Compliance Group. Ilaria Curti is the author and co-author of numerous publications in her areas of expertise and is a regular speaker or lecturer at seminars, conferences and specialist courses on corporate criminal law. She is a member of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) and the International Bar Association (IBA). She graduated in law from the University “Roma Tre” in Rome, and in 2005 she obtained a master’s degree cum laude in Investigations and Criminology at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome. Ilaria is member of the Professional Women’s Network of Rome (PWN Rome).

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Portolano Cavallo (Milan)
Portolano Cavallo (Milan)
University Bocconi - Department of Law (Milan)
Academy of Arts and New Technologies (Rome)
Portolano Cavallo (Milan)


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Gaia Accetta, Ilaria Curti The EU Court of Justice rules on the access to external communication records and the possibility of using such data as evidence during criminal proceedings (Prokuratuur)


On March 2, 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) ruled on (i) the criteria for establishing the lawfulness of public authorities accessing external communication records (“ECR”) stored by electronic service providers to carry out criminal investigations; and (ii) the (...)

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