Luciano Butti

Lawyer, Of Counsel

Member of the Italian Bar Association of Verona.

Luciano Butti joined B&P Avvocati as a Partner in 1998. Before entering the practice, he worked as a magistrate from 1984 to 1997.

He is Affiliated Professor of International Environmental Law at the University of Padua (Faculty of Engineering – Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering).

His teaching work includes postgraduate courses organized by the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa and the Universities of Bologna, Milan (the “Statale”), Ferrara, Rome (LUISS), Verona and Venice. He has been actively involved in several training courses for judges and lawyers, organized by the “Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura” (Higher Judicial Council) and the various “Consigli dell’Ordine” (Bar Councils), respectively.

Since November 2015, Luciano has been member of a Task Group coordinated by the Prime Minister’s Office and aimed at making proposals for the improvement of the Italian contaminated land regime.

He is also a member of the Editorial Board of “Waste Management” (Elsevier). For many years he has been a member of Det Norske Veritas Italia’s Certification Committee for Environmental Management Systems and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Rivista Giuridica dell’Ambiente (Environmental Law Review).

He specializes in Italian and International Environmental Law. At the firm he assists clients in litigation before the Italian Court of Cassation and other Higher Courts and through out-of-court advice.

He has written books and articles on Italian, European and International Environmental Law and frequently gives lectures at workshops and conferences targeting public and private sector actors. He is also regularly involved in academic research projects and training courses held in Italy and abroad.

He was ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) in the field of Environmental Law by the 2014 Top Legal Report dedicated to the Triveneto area and is a ‘Recommended Attorney’ by Global Law Experts.

He has also been selected to join the guide Five star law as best lawyer in Italy in the field of environmental law – natural resources.

Luciano was recently invited by the Department of Land Economy of the University of Cambridge (UK) to conduct a research project as a Visiting Scholar. Luciano’s project in Cambridge will take place from October 2016 to May 2017 and will examine the relations between European standards on environmental damage and different national regulations on contaminated sites, two topics in which our law firm is deeply engaged. During the same period, Luciano will reside at Clare Hall College (Cambridge) as a Visiting Fellow.
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