Environmental Law in Italy
Foro Traiano, 1/A, Rome, 00187
Satta Romano & Associati Studio Legale offers both judicial and out-of-court legal assistance in the various areas of Public Law. For long time, by virtue of the outstanding formation and experience of its Lawyers, as well as for dealing with a widening range of complex and current issues, the Firm has been a pivotal benchmark in the National framework.
The Firm consists of a team of lawyers specialized in the field of Public Law, under the guidance of Professor Filippo Satta and Anna Romano, who provide high-quality legal assistance.
Great attention is devoted to economical and technical issues and their reflection into the legal analysis. Thanks to the contribution given by the experience of prestigious practitioners, who have been collaborating with the Firm for longtime, besides the additional insights given by the Gruppo di Ricerca, coordinated by Anna Romano, these issues are addressed.
The strength points of the Firm are, on the one hand, the ability to connect the prestigious tradition of the legal profession with a constant focus in the developments of Law and Economics; on the other hand, the interest in research and in training young practitioners.
Moreover Satta Romano & Associati Studio Legale is committed to sustain non-profit activities with social goals.
The Firm is based in Rome, in the prestigious area of the Foro Traiano.
Thanks to the collaboration with other Law Firms of equal standard, Satta Romano & Associati Studio Legale can assist its clients all over Italy and in the main financial centers of Europe.Show more +
Anna Romano is Name Partner of Satta Romano & Associati Studio Legale.
She acquired her professional experience working with Law Firms specialized in Public Law, acquiring a specific knowledge in the sectors of Environmental and Energy Law.
In these sectors she assisted and is currently assisting significant public and private economic operators, providing legal support in extra judicial proceedings as well as in legal proceedings and litigations.
The activity related to legal assistance covers the issues of environmental planning and assessment; the EIA and SEA procedures or the granting of the integrated environmental authorization (AIA); the protection and use of water and soil; as well as the waste management and the reclamation of polluted sites. In some instances, she also dealt issues related to criminal proceedings.
In particular, on behalf of leading economic operators in the above mentioned sectors, Anna Romano has repeatedly targeted issues related to the construction of waste-to-energy plants, the law applicable in emergency regimes, the treatment of waste for the landfilling disposal, as well as issues related to the provisions on waste traceability. In addition, on behalf of publicly-owned companies, she dealt with issues related to water pollution and water supply, including, in relation to the latter, issues linked to recovery and disposal of sludge produced by wastewater treatment plant, verification and inspection of sewage networks, sanitation and maintenance of water and sewage systems.
Lately, Anna Romano has been counseling on issues related to the application of Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 (so-called “RoHS 2 Directive”), on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
Regarding energy law, Anna Romano has a long-term experience in the legal counselling and Court assistance on public incentives for the production of energy from renewable sources and for the implementation of energy efficiency measures. In particular, since 2012, she represents, in more than one hundred proceedings, the “Gestore dei Servizi Energetici - G.S.E. S.p.A.”: a public company, controlled by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, which deals with the management of all incentive schemes in the Italian energy sector.
The experience gained enabled Anna Romano to tackle the above-mentioned issues from different perspectives: not only referring to National Public Law, but also to Civil and European Law. Thus, gaining an in-depth knowledge of this sector, she has been appointed as Expert Witness by the Italian Republic in order to provide an Opinion within an International Arbitration proceeding initiated by a foreign investor under the Energy Charter Treaty.
In the context of Environmental and Energy Law, Anna Romano combines professional experience with research and training activities.
She is member of the Scientific Committee and Professor at the Second Level Master in Environmental Law provided within the Department of Legal Sciences of “La Sapienza” University in Rome. Together with Prof. Filippo Satta, within this Master, she coordinates the course in “Sectoral disciplines: energy, air, soil, water, land reclamation, waste”.
Since 2004 she is Adjunct Professor of Law and Legislation of public works (module I) – Public and Environmental Law, at the Civil Engineering Faculty at Roma Tre University in Rome.
She is member of the Scientific Committee of the online magazine “ApertaContrada – Observations on companies, law and economy”, for which she coordinates the “Energy Observatory” where, on a monthly basis, the most relevant laws and the most significant documentation on energy, with specific sections dedicated to renewable sources, energy efficiency and waste treatment, are published.
Since 2019, she’s curating the section “Diritto pubblico dell’energia” for the online journal “Fiscalità dell’energia” edited by Salvini e Soci, a tax Law Firm, which specializes, among other things, in energy taxation. For the rubric, she writes monthly articles on energy issues related to public law.
She is regularly involved as a teacher and speaker in seminars and conferences. Among others, she presented two contributions at the first and fourth editions of the Annual Conference on Energy Law on: “The role of Nuclear Safety Agencies in the light of foreign experiences”, (published by Il Mulino for GSE, 2011); “Tenders for gas distribution” (published by Il Mulino for GSE, 2014).
For several times, Anna Romano has been mentioned in primary international directories; in particular, Chambers & Partners (“is well regarded for its work on the environment and energy law issues”) and Legal 500 (“is always willing to help, and has a deep knowledge of legal matters”). In addition, she has been awarded in the: Ranking Chambers 2018 (“Anna Romano regularly assists companies with dispute resolution proceedings, tenders and concessions”); Ranking Chambers 2019 (“Her strengths are her availability, efficiency and effectiveness and technical skilfulness, as well as having an ability to adapt to complex sectors”); Ranking Chambers 2020 (“She is very focussed and finds real solutions. She goes straight to the point”). In the 2018 edition of the Top Legal Awards, Anna Romano has been awarded as the best Italian lawyer of the year in the category “Specialist Administrative Advisory PA”.
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