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"Mario is a very effective advocate who develops a clear understanding of the case, the client and the trial file"
"He produces well-organized legal arguments and is focused on securing a successful outcome for his clients"


Mario Zanchetti has been a licensed attorney in Italy for 33 years; is a full professor of criminal law at the Carlo Cattaneo University (LIUC) in Castellanza, Italy; and is a founding partner of Studio Legale Pulitanò-Zanchetti, located in Milan.
Mr Zanchetti practises extensively in business criminal law; criminal liability of corporations; banking and money laundering law and regulations; environmental crime; and criminal liability for industrial accidents.
Over the past 30 years, he has represented some of the top managers of Italian and multinational corporations, and the corporations themselves, in several high-profile cases.
He graduated magna cum laude from the Catholic University of Milan in 1984 and was admitted to the Italian Bar in 1988. In 2001, he qualified to appear in front of the Supreme Court. Between 1998 and 2000, he served as associate professor of criminal law at the University of Bari. Since 2000, he has been a full professor of criminal law at LIUC University, where he also served as dean of the law faculty from 2000 to 2012. Since 2020, he has been a full professor of cyber law at LIUC University. He has been a member of the scientific committee for the pharmacology master’s degree at the University of Milan since 2003, and is the author of more than 60 publications on criminal law.

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