Education and professional qualifications
Alessandro Pistochini graduated with honours in Law from the University of Milan, and also holds a research doctorate in Comparative Criminal Law from the same University.
He has been enrolled in the Milan Bar Association since 1998. He has been certified to practice before the Italian Supreme Court since 2010.
He’s a member of the International Bar Assiociation of which he is a member of the following areas of practice:
– Business Crime Committee
– Anti-Corruption Committee
– Criminal Law Committee
He began his professional career in 1997 at the law firm “Studio degli Avvocati Guardamagna, Malcovati, Moro Visconti e Associati”, becoming an associate of the firm in 2001. In 2003, he co-founded the Studio Legale Crippa Pistochini.
In June 2020 he founded the Pistochini Avvocati Studio Legale.
Alessandro defends managers of Italian and multinational companies in white collar criminal proceedings arising from tax, corporate and financial violations, against public administrations and in relation to IP, health and safety in the workplace, environmental and malfunctioning product issues.
He assists Italian and foreign companies on issues related to business criminal law and corporate criminal liability. He defends corporations in important domestic criminal proceedings under the Italian Decree No. 231/2001.
He has gained specific expertise in planning and implementing organisational Compliance Programs in conducting defensive investigations and reporting the outcomes to the international headquarters. He also has gained a specific expertise in internal investigation launched in compliance with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act and generally to international regulations.
He holds appointments as Chairman in various Supervisory Bodies of leading international companies pursuant to Italian Decree n° 231/2001.
He lectures in the Master’s course and he is often invited to speak at seminars and conferences on topics relating to corporate criminal law, corporate criminal liability under the Italian decree n° 231/01 He has written extensive scientific papers legal journals as Cassazione Penale, Diritto e Pratica del Lavoro, Guida al Lavoro, “ Il quotidiano giuridico”, “il Foro Ambrosiano”.
He deals with criminal law applied to a variety of sectors:
• Administrative liability of companies pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 231/01
• Public Administration
• Bankruptcy and corporate
• Taxation + Anti-money laundering
• Criminal business law, accident prevention, occupational health and safety, waste, environment, food, privacy
• Medical malpractice and liability
• Sport (fraud and doping)
He is a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association of Milan.
Languages spoken: English, Italian