Antonella Capria

Antonella Capria

Head of Environmental Law Department, Gianni & Origoni

Antonella Capria is the Head of the Environmental Law team. She has advised major Italian, European and US clients on environmental and administrative law issues, on corporate environmental policies, risk management as well as health and safety issues. Antonella also has broad expertise in the energy sector, advising clients in the development of energy projects (fuelled by renewable sources and waste to energy), on environmental permits, environmental and electricity regulatory compliance, negotiation with public authorities, settlements and administrative litigation issues. In addition, she has developed significant experience on permitting issues connected to the development of offshore terminals and energy and oil infrastructure projects.

Other areas of expertise include the implementation of the WEEE and ROHS Directives in Italy and compliance with the Emission Trading Directive. Antonella has written several books and numerous articles on EU and Italian Environmental law, environmental damage, land contamination, waste and wastewater management and packaging.

She graduated in Law from the University “La Sapienza” of Rome. As a market leader in the environmental field, she has coordinated research projects for the European Union, the Ministry of Environment and the National Research Council. She has advised on numerous ground- breaking projects, among which the LNG Terminal project. She has also lectured on several post-graduate environmental law courses.

Antonella is listed in the International Who’s Who of Environment Lawyers 2021 and is highly recommended as an environmental expert by all major surveys of the legal profession. In 2017 she was crowned as “Professional of the Year: Administrative/Environmental” at the Legalcommunity Energy Awards and she was recognized as “Professional of the Year: Administrative”, by TopLegal, in 2016 and in 2013.

She speaks Italian and English.