Gianluca Atzori‚Äôs practice focuses on environmental and administrative law, including criminal litigation arising from environmental issues.

Gianluca joined the firm in 2015. From 2010 to 2014, Gianluca worked in Milan for the Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners law firm, where he primarily handled environmental law issues. In particular, he focused on negotiations and drafting of contracts, with specific regard to the management of environmental liabilities in the context of M&A and financing operations, administrative and environmental permitting and compliance, as well as providing legal advice to leading multinational corporations, financing and banking institutions.

Selected Activities

Gianluca is recognized as a local expert in Italy by the World Bank Group for his research contributions to the Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017 report.

He is a member of The Law Reviews’ Expert Panel of law business research, as a result of his contributions to The Environment and Climate Change Law Review. 

From 2012-2014, he lectured in corporate human rights compliance and corporate social responsibility at the Cagliari Law School.


  • Italy chapterThe Environment and Climate Change Law Review, 2nd edition, February 2018

  • Italy chapter, The Environment and Climate Change Law Review, March 2017

  • “What Ending the Sanctions Means for Business” (Pietro Fioruzzi/Gianluca Atzori, co-authors), Il Sole 24 Ore, May 4, 2016
  • “Does the Polluter Pay? Latest Developments on the Clean-up Duties of Innocent Landowners,” Ambiente e Sviluppo, October 2015


  • Panelist, Federchimica Confindustria’s “Environmental Law Workshop,” February 28, 2018
  • Lecture at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (International Human Rights Colloquium class students) about the Cleary Gottlieb Pro Bono Project: International Environmental Protections During and After Armed Conflict, undertaken for Dr. Marie Jacobsson, member of The United Nations International Law Commission, focused on the protection of the environment in areas of armed conflict, April 7, 2017