Francesco De Biasi’s practice primarily focuses on private enforcement and internal investigations of corporate wrongdoing, with a focus on the requirements under Legislative Decree 231/2001, as well as on corporate, civil, labor law and data protection matters related to white collar crimes.

Francesco also has extensive experience in international litigation, with an emphasis on corporate, commercial and financial matters. He has been involved in many private enforcement cases concerning Italian subsidiaries of multinational groups, including the consequent civil and corporate litigation arising from them.

Francesco joined the Brussels office in 1996 and transferred to the Rome office in 1998. He became counsel in 2004.

Selected Activities

  • Teaches Internet Law at the Pontificia Università Lateranense
  • Lectured at numerous conferences on corporate, litigation and private enforcement matters in Italy
  • Member, Organismo di Vigilanza (Supervisory Board under Legislative Decree 231/2001) of AgustaWestland S.p.A., until January 2014

Publications

“Italy,” Data Protection & Privacy Laws, December 2018

Internal Investigations and Public Enforcement: Challenges Under Italian Law,” Legal Business, May 2018

Privacy in Italy: Overview,” Practical Law, March 2018

Data Protection in Italy: Overview,” Practical Law, March 2018

Internal Investigations and Public Enforcement: Challenges Under Italian Law,” The In-House Lawyer, December 12, 2017

“Whistleblowing in Italy,” Milano Finanza, November 13, 2015 (with Fabio Saccone)

Il Modello 231 Non Si Acquista Chiavi in Mano,” Finanza & Mercati, June 16, 2009

Events