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Legal 500's Top Tier and 2 Leading individuals

April 14, 2020

The Legal 500 ranked Studio Legale Corte as TOP TIER firm in the section Industry focus: Food, and both Elena Corte and Paola Corte were ranked Leading individuals.  

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'Experts in food law', Studio Legale Corte specialises exclusively in food law, advising on food composition, production, labelling, advertising and hygiene. The firm also defends clients in criminal cases and challenges regulatory sanctions. Elena Corte combines 'in-depth knowledge and strong problem-solving skills' with her expertise in commercial fraud cases, while Paola Corte is recognised for her 'high level of competence' in the technical and legal aspects of food production. Clients include a number of large and mid-sized retail and production companies, restaurant chains and associations, some of which have maintained partnerships with the firm for over 20 years.



  • ‘We are a company that works in the large-scale retail trade and our needs are perfectly matched with the firm’s skills, both in terms of technical knowledge of the sector and precision and attention in compliance with deadlines.’

  • ‘The team has complete skills in the field and gives complete and quick answers to every legal issue.’

  • ‘Competence and speed in responding to the questions submitted.’

  • ‘In this particular sector I believe Studio Corte is simply the best in the country.‘

  • ‘The team has a great expertise in food law matters as consultant and all the team members are excellent lawyers in representing the company in front of the courts. It’s rare to find both skills in a single law firm.‘

  • ‘Short response time; high quality advice and always to the point (no unnecessary lengthy explanations); very flexible in pricing.’

  • Paola Corte’s high level of competence is very clear every time she manages any of our consulting requests, providing the best alternative and the best solution for our company. Her polite authority is always expressed with grace and sympathy.‘

  • ‘It’s a pleasure to work with Elena Corte. She is a very competent lawyer. A very important thing that distinguishes her from some other lawyers is that she spends a lot of time to give us detailed explanations on the legal aspects so that we understand what’s happening and what could happen. We definitely trust her.’

Forbes Italia lists Studio Legale Corte in the 100 Legal Leaders List

February 09, 2020

Forbes Italia listed Studio Legale Corte in the 100 Legal Leaders list.  Paola Corte and Elena Corte were both personally mentioned

Food Law Firm of the Year 2019 by Legalcommunity

May 14, 2019

Legalcommunity awarded Studio Legale Corte as Food Law Firm of the Year 2019 with the following explanation: "When talking about Food & Beverage, the association with this firm is automatic. They are a team entirely specialized in food law, a branch of the law that they cover at 360°, including the criminal law aspects."

The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 guide recommends Studio Legale Corte

April 09, 2019

Studio Legale Corte focuses exclusively on food law matters; the scope of its work includes compliance advice, assistance with the implementation of new food laws, challenging regulatory sanctions and corporate criminal defence. The team advised a major retailer on the composition, production, labelling and advertising of new pastry products. It also successfully acted for a wholesale supplier in criminal litigation where it was alleged that the company's legal representative had been contaminating a food product. Paola Corte is experienced in compliance matters. Elena Corte is the name to note for advice on food hygiene issues.

Forbes includes Studio Legale Corte | Foodlaw.it in the list of 100 Italian leading consultants

February 25, 2019

Forbes has included Studio Legale Corte in the list of the 100 Italian leaders of strategic, legal and tax consulting. Among these 100 "counseling champions", in which 67 Law firms were indicated, the only food law firm is Studio Legale Corte. 

Forbes explained the criteria for selecting the list of 100 "Top professionals": "They are partners of large companies, but they also assist families and small businesses, engaged in delicate generational transitions or extraordinary finance transactions, they support managers in the development of new strategies, help them to redesign the business model and find new growth opportunities on domestic and international markets. Forbes has selected 100 companies - law firms and tax offices, large and small management consulting firms - that have distinguished themselves in the last 12 months for the innovative approach to the profession and the ability to consolidate and develop their own presence in the domestic market. ".

Studio dell'Anno Food 2018 (Food law firm of the year 2018) at LeFonti awards

June 20, 2018

Studio Legale Corte is confirmed to be the reference food law firm for the major producers and importers of the Food & Beverages, GDO and mass catering sectors.   For the deep knowledge and the ability to anticipate the most current aspects of food law, thanks to the activity of counseling and defense.

Rating Report 2018 by Legalcommunity

May 28, 2018

About Studio Legale Corte, the clients said:  

«Corte is one of the most renowned Italian food law firms. We started working with them in the early 80’s. We chose to work with this firm for its strong competence and specialization in food law and their knowledge of retail».

«Outstanding firm. High level of specialization and expertise, which allows the firm to deal with each matter with unique insight and to solve problems effectively. Experience and ability in litigation strategy. Client-oriented with a great service capacity».

About Paola Corte«Her work is excellent. Extensive knowledge of food law. Accurate and reliable. She speaks perfect English».

About Elena Corte: «Excellent technical skills, she is very specialized and client-oriented».

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