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The law firm De Benetti & Co is based in Padua, in the heart of the North East of Italy, within easy reach of Venice, Bologna and Milan.

The study operates throughout Italy thanks to the new headquarters located in the heart of Rome (Palazzo Grazioli).

The firm has been conceived as a cooperation among qualified Lawyers and Consultants, with specialised knowledge and experience in all key areas of Italian Law.

Our aim is to offer the most complete legal assistance as well as a liaison with experts in the areas of taxation, property and commercial issues.

We quote our fees from the first contact with our clients and our key to success is to act always as independent lawyers in the exclusive interest of our clients.


Avv. Massimiliano De Benetti

Massimiliano, senior partner, is qualified as Italian lawyer (Avvocato) and member of the Law society of Padua. He graduated in Law at the University of Ferrara with a degree of 110/110 summa cum laude. He did part of his training with an important international Law Firm based in London. He then consolidated his experience with a Law firm based in Padova focusing on the areas of Contract Law, Company Law and Probate Law. He achieved the Doctorate in Contract and Obligation Law in 2008 and worked as contract Researcher with the University of Padua. He did also teach as adjunct professor in a Master in Technology Transfer of the United Nations. Among his degrees: Masters in Company Law and International Commercial Contract Law. Massimiliano is also President of the Youth Commission of the Padua Civil Lawyers' Chamber. Massimiliano is qualified in Legal English (Legal English courses at the University of Cambridge) and has an excellent knowledge of English language. Publications

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Avv. Paolo Meneghel

Paolo Meneghel, partner of the Law Practice Meneghel & De Marchi of Padua , one of its founders, is enrolled in the Law Society of Padua and in the Civil Chamber of the Court of Padua. He graduated in Law at the University of Padua in 1999, with a thesis in the field of Employment Law. He has a 15 year experience in litigation issues in the fields of Civil, Commercial, Administrative and Employment Law. He taught in courses organised for personnel in charge of risk protecion and prevention in business environment. He has also taught as consultant for the University of Padua, Department of City Architecture, about the issue of EEC trade mark. He is responsible for the litigation department at De Benetti & Co. He has a good knowledge of English and French languages. email Paolo Meneghel


Avv. Alessia Pittelli

Alessia Pittelli is qualified as Italian lawyer (Avvocato) and member of the Law society of Padua . She graduated at Law at the University of Padua with a diploma thesis in Constitutional Law. She is attending specialization courses and classes in Administrative and Family Law, with special focus in Administrative trials. She has a good knowledge of French language.

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Dott.ssa Giada Zoccarato

Giada Zoccarato is qualified as Italian trainee lawyer and is enrolled in the Law Society of Padua. She graduated at Law at the University of Padua with a diploma thesis in Public Law. She has a good knowledge of English language.

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Luciana Ispani - Solicitor

Luciana is qualified as a solicitor in September 1997. She graduated from London University (sitting the external programme), and then went to Staffordshire University to sit the Legal Practice Course. She completed her training with a High Street firm in Beckenham, Kent, specialising in Property Law, undertaking development work for large developers as well as general residential conveyancing work. She left PJH in 2001 and went to niche practise in the city to head up and develop their property department. Her work there consisted mainly of commercial property work and high net worth residential conveyancing work for Italian investors and Italian companies. She also carried out some probate work as well. Luciana left the city in 2004 and has since returned to PJH practising all areas of property law. From January 2012 she cooperates with De Benetti & Co. as an English solicitor in charge of all conveyancing and probate issues for estates set in the U.K.


Dott. Andrea Redivo Zaglia

Andrea is specialised in property transation, taxation and evaluation. He graduated in Political Economic Sciences at the University of Padua and obtained an international MBA degree at Clemson University, USA. After a 10 year career as Retail Manager working for a famous American multi-national, he decided to specialize in the Italian estate business, focusing in prestigious properties in the Veneto region. Andrea is a licensed estate agent (registered with the Chamber of Commerce of Padua) and member of F.I.M.A.A. (Italian Federation of Business Estate Agents). He is the manager of Properties in Italy, a company specialised in the sale of properties located in Venice and the Veneto. Andrea can speak English, French, Spanish, German, Slovene and Serbo-Croatian.

Dott. Paolo Favaro

Paolo, Tax Advisor, graduated in Economics and Commerce: Legal and Economic Consultancy at Cà Foscari, University of Venice. He has been member of the Association of Chartered Accountants in Padua, and of the Register of Auditors since 2005. He attended postgraduate courses in International Tax Laws at IPSOA, Milan; in Taxation and Accounting of Small and Medium-Sized Companies at the Euroconference; and numerous other specialised courses in Accountancy and Taxation. His professional activity began with an apprenticeship in 2001, and since then he has acquired a solid experience working in Accounting, Corporate Law, and in National and International Tax Law. His written and spoken English and German are excellent, as he studied both languages abroad, and obtained the University of Cambridge First Certificate from the Oxford House College, London, and the Zentrale Mittlestufenprüfung from the Goethe-Institut, Göttingen.



Avv. Enrico Sinigaglia

Avv. Enrico Sinigaglia is qualified as Italian lawyer (Avvocato) and enrolled in the Law Society of Padua. He gradueted at Law at the University of Padua with a thesis in Bankruptcy Law entitled "The determination of liability in bankruptcy from 1942 to date: doctrinal and legal aspects." In May 2010 he was admitted to the Ph.D. in European Civil, Commercial and Employment Contract Law at the University Ca 'Foscari of Venice. He has a good understanding of English and French.

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Avv. Giovanna Bettiato

Giovanna Bettiato graduated at the University of Padua discussing a thesis in Constitutional Law entitled "Independent Administrative Authorities and Constitutional Rights of Freedom". In 2009 she qualified as solicitor and now cooperates with the Law Firm De Benetti, where she mainly deals with civil law with particular focus to property and condominium matters, as well as lease and execution Law. In 2017, she was elected as member of the Executive Board of the Padua's Civil Chamber of Solicitors after being member in the Commission of Young Solicitors for several years; She actively participates in the initiatives promoted by the Chamber and, in particular, in the organization and management of conferences and visits to the Institutions. She lives between Padua and Rome and speaks fluent English.. email Giovanna Bettiato


Studio Legale Avv. Massimiliano De Benetti

Via del Santo 41 - 35123 Padova - ITALY
tel: ++39 049 7994546 - fax: ++39 049 7994547
tel (English speakers): ++39 349 7150314
email: info@debenettilaw.com
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