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The firm

Established in the 1960s, the Firm has developed considerable experience in litigation and consultancy in the fields of international law, human rights, compensation for damages and family law. Founded by Mario Lana and Tina Lagostena Bassi, the Firm has always had a strong international vocation and a particular focus on the protection of the most vulnerable.
Moreover, thanks to the addition of new professional figures, including professor Anton Giulio Lana and Mario Melillo, Valentina Rao and, more recently, Francesco Rosi, the Firm is now one of the leading professionals in the field of protection of civil rights and collective interests, both on the national and international level.

Areas of Activity

Right to health

The one relating to the right to health is a particular instance of responsibility of the Public Administrations.

Family law

Family and child protection issues are one of the Firm’s core businesses.

Administrative law

Health law | Environmental law | Urban planning and housing | Joint enterprises | Project finance…

International law

The Firm has been providing counselling on international law since the 1960s, carrying out both judicial and extrajudicial activities.

Applications to the European Court of Human Rights

The Firm acquired thirty years of experience in litigation before the European Court of Human Rights, which now involves …

European Union law

The Firm has extensive experience in the field of European Union law, both in its implementation in the Italian domestic legal system…


Professionals in the protection of civil rights and collective interests

The Firm has a strong propensity for class actions and national and international strategic litigation.

Over the years, numerous class actions have been initiated and won, both before domestic courts and international courts, such as the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Some of the most important victories obtained by the Firm are leading cases that have contributed to the creation of innovative case law, for instance in the field of compensation for damages for failure to carry out pharmacovigilance, revaluation of compensation owed to those affected by infected blood, protection of Sites of Community Importance (SCI), protection of workers in the context of bankruptcy procedures and the prohibition of refoulement of migrants on the high seas.

International litigation
Years of experience

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    Case law

    Some of the most historical judgments (so-called leading cases) won by the Firm are: the judgment of the Corte di cassazione in Joint Sections no. 581/2008 on the subject of damages due to failure to carry out pharmacovigilance; the judgment of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights of 23 February 2012, rendered in the case of Hirsi Jamaa and others v. Italy and concerning the prohibition of refoulement on the high seas; the judgments of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights of 26 June 2012 and 12 March 2014, rendered in the case of Kuric v. Slovenia and concerning the affair of the so-called “erased” following the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia.


    Joint Civil Sections of the Corte di cassazione
    Ruling no. 581 of January 11, 2008
    Limitation; compensation for damages; infected blood; starting date; long-latent damages; responsibility of the Ministry of Health


    European Court of Human Rights
    Hirsi Jamaa and Others v. Italy [GC], Application No. 27765/09, judgment of 23 February 2012
    Refoulement in international waters; Libya; principle of non-refoulement; migrants; prohibition of collective expulsions; extraterritorial application of ECHR.


    European Court of Human Rights
    Kuric and Others v. Slovenia [GC], Application No. 26828/06, judgments of 26 June 2012 (Merits) and 12 March 2014 (Equal satisfaction)
    “Erased”; citizenship; former Yugoslavia; declaration of independence; Slovenia; removal from permanent resident registers; legal limbo.

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