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Caroli & Di Bitonto

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About us

Caroli & di Bitonto is an Italian boutique law firm specialising entirely in private international law. The firm's primary focus is to provide specific legal services tailored to the needs of international customers who are seeking legal representation and services in Italy as well as legal representation to Italian customers operating abroad.

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The law firm was founded in 2005 in Bergamo, Italy  by Lucrezia Caroli, with the aim to providing legal representation in Italy to foreign customers in the field of private international law. With the addition of Deborah Di Bitonto, an expert in Italian commercial law and corporate law, the firm expanded its practice areas integrating them to the international context of our customers.


For over twelve years our law firm is providing competent, dedicated, legal representation in various areas of the Italian law, with an emphasis on the international aspect and the specific needs of foreign companies and individuals seeking legal advice and professional representation before arbitral tribunals and judicial bodies in Italy and throughout the European Union. Among our clients are high-tech companies, banks, start-ups, industrial firms and private customers.


For more information about our services and how we can can help you, please contact us.

Practice areas

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International Law

Private international law governs civil and commercial law transactions and disputes that contain international elements and regulates the legal relations between private or corporate entities of different countries.


Our lawyers successfully represented clients from around the world in connection with private international law in cases involving Italian law or when a decision is required by the Italian legal system. For example: Contractual dispute concerning an agreement that was executed in Italy when one of the parties is a foreign resident, Debt collection on behalf of foreign nationals, Divorce between a foreign citizen and an Italian citizen, Civil claim in Italy when the defendant or plaintiff is a foreign national, Criminal charges filed in Italy against foreign nationals

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Civil and Commercial Law

Criminal Law

In Italy,  commercial law is part of Italian civil law. The basic principles of contractual matters are contained in the Italian civil Code, as well as the basic principles of corporate law. While the "common law" legal system is based on court rulings and give binding force to judicial decisions. The Italian law (based on the continental legal system) attributes less importance to precedence. I order to rule on a legal matter. The Italian magistrate turns to a detailed set of laws called 'codice' that provides an answer to most legal issues.


Our law firm offers a wide range legal services  in the matter of civil and commercial law to corporate and individual customers who seek for legal advise and representation. We support our customers in their legal and business requirements in the areas of contract law, civil and commercial litigation, debt collection and debt settlement and family law.



The Italian Criminal Code is separated into two parts: the first part describing the types of criminal offenses is called the 'Codice Penale', the second part of the Criminal Code is called the Codice di Procedura Penale (Code of Criminal Procedure) governing criminal procedures, such as investigation of crimes, arrests, prosecution and trial of the defendant.


For over twelve years our lawyers defended successfully foreign and domestic customers in Italy against various criminal charges and ensure Our customers competent, assertive, legal representation in a comfortable, non-judgmental atmosphere.


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Additional Services

  • Enforcement of foreign sentences in Italy
  • Research and retrieval of civil certified records in Italy


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Lucrezia Caroli

Italian Lawyer (Avvocato)

Lucrezia brings more than twenty years of experience and specialization in Private international law and criminal law. Over the years Lucrezia represented numerous cases involving foreign clients in various legal matters in Italy and abroad.


private international law, international contract law, criminal law, Family law (including child custody and support, divorce, domestic violence and visitation rights), estate inheritance law


Doctor in Jurisprudence (JD), Universita LUISS "Guido Carli" Law School – Rome


Avvocato, member of the Italian Lawyer Bar Association, 2001

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Deborah Di Bitonto

Italian Lawyer (Avvocato)

Deborah is an Attorney-at–law (Avvocato) having over twenty years of experience in the field of civil and commercial law. Deborah's has an extensive experience advising and  representing clients in complex business litigations.



contracts law, debt collection, property rights/ownership, estate inheritance law, personal injuries claims and medical malpractice lawsuits, including insurance issues


Doctor in Jurisprudence (JD), Universita LUISS "Guido Carli" Law School – Rome


Avvocato, member of the Italian Lawyer Bar Association, 2000

admitted to represent clients before the Italian Supreme Court - Corte di cassazione in Rome


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If you are seeking legal advice. In other words if you wish us to consider your individual circumstances and advise you upon them please contact us and we will respond within 24 hours.

Via G. Donizetti 21

24129 - Bergamo (BG)

Tel: +39 035 199 65615

Via P. Sarpi 53

20154 - Milano (MI)

Tel: +39 02 006 16537

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