Administrative & Environmental Law


Administrative Law and Litigation: Tonucci & Partners has many years of consolidated expertise in the field of administrative law, including extensive experience in contracting and public tenders for major Italian and international companies and public authorities.

We have significant experience in public contracts for works, services and supply services, concession agreements for works and services and related tender procedures. We have been involved in numerous and significant engagements in the area of tenders and concessions for motorways.

As part of our out-of-court assistance, we advise companies and public administrations in connection with tender procedures and negotiations and execution of the relevant contracts.

We assist Clients in connection with concession agreements for works and services as well as project financing for the development of major infrastructural projects, including tourist, commercial, sports and cultural infrastructures for national and international events.

Tonucci & Partners also assists Clients as to administrative law aspects of town planning, construction and confiscation; , transportation; mobile telephone and telecommunications in general; health; manufacturing and trade; public grants and loans; cultural heritage; and agreements, conventions and contracts with the public administration in general.

With specific reference to town planning conventions, we have consolidated experience in managing public tender procedures for the award of primary and secondary town planning works.

Our administrative litigators regularly assist and represent Clients before domestic administrative courts, including regional administrative courts (“TAR”) and the national administrative appellate court (“Consiglio di Stato”), Italian independent administrative authorities, including the Supervisory Authority for Public Contracts and the Anti-trust Authority, as well as in arbitration proceedings and proceedings before the Italian appellate court public finances (“Corte dei Conti”), the EU Court of Justice and the EU Commission.

Tonucci & Partners has consolidated international experience thanks to its well-established international network of local correspondents and the support of the foreign qualified professionals operating in our Tirana and Bucharest offices since 1995. We regularly advise and assist Clients in all stages of the identification and participation procedures of international tenders and projects for the development of infrastructural, energy and environmental protection projects in Eastern Europe, including projects financed by the EU and international financial institutions such as the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank.

Our Administrative Law and Litigation practice group is fully integrated with other firm practice groups, including the corporate and M&A, banking and finance, environmental and energy, employment and tax practice groups, and is therefore able to provide specialized professional advice on concessions, authorisations and permits necessary to business operations in the context of corporate, financial and other transactions.

Environmental Law: Tonucci & Partners provides both in and out-of-court legal assistance in the field of environmental law to a vast client base, consisting of major national and international companies and key public administration institutions.

The professionals of Tonucci & Partners have solid experience in the area of environmental law and have assisted Clients in the implementation of environmental legislation, including in particular in obtaining EIA and SEA authorizations and in interpreting legislation governing water and atmospheric pollution, waste management, energy projects and energy from renewable sources.

Our lawyers also assist Clients in dealing with local administrations in connection with environmental information and due diligence activities and represent Clients before local authorities in disputes and compensation claims for environmental damages.

Our environmental professionals cooperate with other firm practice groups in assisting Clients in industrial and financial transactions requiring analysis of and compliance with environmental legislation in order to ensure the successful closing of the relevant transactions.

Our firm also represents Clients before administrative, civil and criminal courts against environmental deeds or provisions issued by public administration and compensation claims for environmental damages.

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