Valentina Veneroso

Born in Udine, Italy (1977), Lawyer, Education: Law Degree – University of Trieste (2002); Post Graduate Certificate in Environmental Law – Sapienza University, Rome (2009).

Before joining the firm as an of-counsel professional (2016), Valentina gained significant experience in the sector of environmental law, by working with major italian law firms.

She has worked as an independent legal advisor to the Italian Ministry of Environment. During the European semester of the Italian presidency of the EU Council, she gave legal assistance to the Ministry of Environment, in preparation for the 1st Meeting of the Parties of the Nagoya Protocol (Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, October 13-17 2014) and the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, October 6-17 2014).  She attended both Nagoya Protocol COP-MOP1 and CBD COP12, in her capacity of advisor of the Italian Delegation, with the role of EU coordinator.

Valentina provides assistance and legal advice in a broad range of environmental issues, including waste management and recycling, air emissions, water pollution, noise pollution, environmental permits, Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) / Integrated Environmental Authorisation (IEA) compliance and enforcement, contaminated sites remediation, environmental due diligence in M&A transactions, environmental liability, agribusiness and biodiversity issues.

Valentina also writes for leading environmental law journals and takes part as a speaker in conferences, workshops and training courses in environmental law.

Languages: Italian and English.