Limited effects from the Cartabia Reform, but new roles for criminal lawyers – Andrea Puccio interviewed by Il Sole 24 Ore

Il Sole 24 Ore published an interesting focus on the Italian ‘Cartabia Reform’, and Andrea Puccio was one of the professionals interviewed.

Although it is still early to assess the overall impact of the Reform, criminal lawyers are increasingly focusing on advisory and preventive activities, in view of a decrease in the number of criminal proceedings.

According to Andrea Puccio, it is important to make companies aware of the importance of preventing environmental crimes, especially since the increasing emphasis on environmental conservation has led to a rise in related disputes.
The most far-sighted companies engage criminal lawyers not only during the pathological stages, when criminal proceedings are already pending, but even in a preventive phase, in order to avoid their start or, at least, to demonstrate companies’ compliance efforts and provide defensive elements to the Public Prosecutor in the event of a criminal complaint being filed.

The full article is available here.