Raffaella Quintana is a criminal lawyer with over 25 years’ experience of defending and advising multinational companies and individuals in criminal and compliance matters.

She has in-depth experience of conducting defensive investigations and of coordinating multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional teams.

Raffaella helps clients with a wide range of business crime related matters, including corruption, fraud, corporate and financial crimes, HSE and tax offences, as well as corporate quasi-criminal liability under the Italian Decree 231/2001.

She has particular knowledge of the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, having assisted some of the major multinational companies in the field during her career. Raffaella has recently advised the Italian subsidiary of a major pharma company in a criminal case for unfaithful tax returns, which involved performing substantial internal investigation activities. She has also recently led a preventive internal investigation in a case for commercial fraud, with particular focus on the safety and quality of a leading pharma multinational’ products.

Raffaella is top ranked within the Compliance and White Collar Crime directories by Chambers and Partners Europe and The Legal 500 EMEA. She is also named as one of the most reputable dispute resolution and compliance lawyers in Italy by Acritas/Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer.

Raffaella heads the DLA’s Responsible Business team for Italy and plays a key role in the initiatives adopted by the Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW), being committed to contribute to a model of sustainable development for the Firm, as well as to support our women lawyers in developing leadership skills and creating business opportunities.

She regularly speaks at seminars and conferences, and writes for publications and newspapers on topics related to her areas of expertise.