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Avv. Elisa Sottosanti

Avv. Elisa SottosantiAreas of professional activity

•Professional lawyer active chiefly in the sector of criminal law and with particular reference to the subject of town planning and building offences, environmental, landscape, fiscal and tax offences and on the subject of administrative liability of bodies resulting from an offence (introduced with Italian Legislative Decree 231/2001).

Place and date of birth

Born in Gorizia (GO), on 8 August 1983.

  • 2001/2002 Secondary school diploma in classics at the “Dante Alighieri” Classical Secondary School in Gorizia
  • 2005 Legal Sciences degree awarded by University of Udine, Faculty of Law (Bachelor’s degree), with a thesis on private international law entitled “GENERAL ASPECTS OF TRUST AND COMPATIBILITY WITH ITALIAN LAW”, supervisor Prof. L. Gaudino.
  • 2007 Law degree (Master's degree), with a thesis on family law entitled “SURNAME AND MATERNAL FILIATION CUSTOM REFORMS”, supervisor Prof. R. Pasquili.
  • 2007/2009 School of specialisation for the legal professions established (pursuant to law no. 127/97 art. 17 of Legislative Decree no. 398 dated 17/11/97 as amended) at the University of Padua.
  • 2009 Specialised postgraduate diploma, with a thesis specialising in criminal law entitled “The introduction of cases of negligence in the list of predicate offences of Italian Legislative Decree no. 231/2001”. Supervisor Prof. Dr. A. Zambusi.
  • 2009 State bar examination: Examination certificate in the practice of law publicly announced with Italian Ministerial Decree dated 16 July 2009 (published in the Official Gazette – 4th special series no. 58 - dated 31 July 2009) in the district of Trieste Court of Appeal.

Professional qualifications

Registered in the Register of Certified Lawyers of the Bar Association of Gorizia since 2010.

Positions held
  • Member of the Governing Board of the Criminal Chamber of Gorizia as treasurer from December 2011, in office up until today.
  • Registered in the legal aid lists for criminal and civil cases.


Member of A.i.g.a. Gorizia Section.


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