Roberta Crivellaro

Partner | Milan Padua London


Roberta is managing partner of Withers in Italy, European leader of the business division and head of our 'Italian desks' worldwide.

She specializes in cross-border corporate, commercial and real estate transactions in many different business sectors, such as food and wine, luxury, fashion and furniture.   

She is a point of reference in the Italian market for transactions involving family offices or family businesses with a particular focus on corporate reorganization issues and generational business transitions. 

She worked for many years in London, where she qualified as a solicitor, and became the first Italian woman to become a partner in a City law firm.  She is now among the very few managing partners of a business law firm in Italy. 

In 2024 Forbes Italy mentions her among the top 100 consulting professionals in Italy. 

Since 2019, she has been listed among Italy's Best-50 lawyers in the Italian legal directory LegalCommunity and in 2020 was recognised for having contributed to the increase in the number of women managing partners, a momentous change in the Italian legal market, historically led by men.
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I am an advocate of equal opportunities for women in the workplace

From the first day I started studying law at Padua University I knew I wanted to be an international lawyer dealing with corporate/real estate cross border issues. In particular, I enjoyed learning about different systems of law - civil and common law, which proved to be most appropriate as I now deal with these differences on a daily basis.

I also love to travel, both within Italy and to other countries, which my job entails.

To relax and wind down, during my free time I cook and am a big fan of the Mediterranean diet. Healthy food is a must at home. When my children were in primary school, I sent them off with packed lunches to be sure they were eating correctly.

I am an advocate of equal opportunities for women in the workplace and in particular in the legal profession. At Withers, there are many women in senior positions, which I find most inspiring.