Regulation

Code of Ethics

The Law Firm and the attorneys who work together, always by referring to the Legal Code of Conduct, have freely decided to issue their own Code of Ethics that identifies those values and standards of conduct to which every member of the latter must comply.

 

  1. Area of application

The Code of Ethics applies to those collaborators, trainees, doctors, as well as any other subject that acts in the name or on behalf of the Firm (hereinafter “Professionals”).

Every Professional, without exemptions or exceptions, must observe the principles described in this Code of Ethics as an essential part of his/her/her tasks or responsibilities.

  1. Main principles

The Professionals follow the highest standards of ethic conduct. While fulfilling their duties, they must act with honesty, dignity, discretion, accuracy, clarity and loyalty pursuant to the Legal Code of Conduct. The activities of the Professionals must be carried out with rigorous professionalism, with the duty of providing the appropriate professional support.

  1. Diligence and professional competence duties

Law Firm Professional’s must fulfil their professional duties with diligence, as well as look after their professional training, by preserving and increasing their knowledge with particular reference to their professional area. The Professionals are entitled to indicate as skills, in their Professional Resume, the activities they carry out more frequently as well as the course attended and verifiable.

  1. Duty of confidentiality

The Professional must maintain strict confidentiality with respect to anything they are informed of and shall not disclose in any case the information provided by clients and the assignments relied to the Firm, in compliance with professional secrecy.

  1. Duty of honesty

Every Professional must carry out his/her activity with honesty and righteousness, by refraining from illegal conducts. Accepting cash or other benefits from entities or companies that intend to undertake professional relationships with the Firm, is strictly forbidden.

  1. Duty of impartiality

The Firm and the Professionals refrain from any discrimination based on age, sex, sexual orientation, state of health, ethnicity, nationality, social background, politics and religious beliefs.

  1. Duty of dignity

The Professionals, while using their social network’s profiles, statements or publications on the web, must however maintain dignity in compliance with their role.

  1. Conflict of interests

Pursuant to the Legal Code of Conduct, Professionals must guarantee full compliance to the rules with the purpose to prevent potential conflict of interests, in particular those related to art.37 of the same Code.

“The attorney must refrain from carrying out his/her/her professional activity when the latter determinates a conflict of interests one of his/her witnessed or interferes with the fulfilment of another activity, even if nonprofessional.

  1. The conflict of interest arises even if the performance of a new term of office determinates the breach of the confidentiality related to the information provided from another witnessed that is to say being aware of anything that could unfairly benefit another witnessed, as well as the fulfilment of any other activity restricts the independence of the lawyer in the performance of a new mandate.
  2. The refraining also subsists when the parties having opposed interests address to attorneys of the same Firm or Association, or in any case that work in the same place.
  1. Support to non-profit organizations

The Firm and its Professionals recognize the role of non-profit organizations for the equal and cohesive growth of the society. For this purpose, the Firm: a) supports non-profit world with the aim of conducting joint projects

b) contributes to the creation of non-profit organizations –such as Foundations and Consortia -with social utility purposes.

  1. Relations with authorities

Relations with the Judiciary, Public Officers, and all the other Authorities are shaped around dignity and respect. Professionals must provide full cooperation pursuant to professional secrecy and the legal regulations in force.

  1. Breach of the Code of Ethics

Notwithstanding the penalties prescribed by law and/or the professional system, any breach of this Code of Ethics is considered as a violation of the relationship of trust with the Firm.

  1. Code of Ethics’ Update

This Code may be subject of a periodic review as well as a potential update.