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Elisabetta Gardini, Partner, is specialized in environmental and energy law. In the environmental law sector, she has been assisting international leading operators in the oil, steel and cement industries for over 15 years.
She provides assistance, both in extrajudicial and judicial matters, on the procedures concerning clean-up of contaminated sites, IPPC authorization, the Environmental Impact Assessment, major-accident hazards prevention and waste management. As to environmental damage, she has experience in both civil and criminal litigation. In particular, over the last three years she has been assisting on all the environmental law aspects – including the relationship with the competent Ministry and the administrative litigation - inherent to the procedure for the acquisition of the major Italian steel producer by a world leader in the same sector. As to the energy sector, she developed a wide experience with respect to renewable sources incentives, cogeneration incentives, CIP 6/92 tariffs, white certificates and natural gas storage tariffs and the emission trading system, including on litigation both before domestic court and before the European Court of Justice.
In the energy sector she also assisted on several appeals concerning acts of GSE and ARERA. From 2003 to 2009 she worked at the Milan office of a leading international law firm, focusing on the development of projects for the production of electricity from renewable sources, regasification plants and thermoelectric power plants.
After a period of pre-graduation study at the University of California, San Diego in 2001, she graduated in Law “maxima cum laude” from the University of Bologna in 2002. Elisabetta has also been seconded for 6 months to the Environmental Law Group in the London office of a leading international law firm, where she gained experience in advising on EU Directives on environmental issues. Elisabetta has enriched her experience, teaching at post-graduate courses and collaborating to publications on Environmental Law.
She is a member of the Milan Bar and is a member of the Società Lombarda Avvocati Amministrativisti. She is entitled to act in front of the Supreme Courts.
She speaks Italian, English and French.