Focus

Filippo’s work focuses on the laws, particularly from the demand-side perspective, regulating the trade of timber and illegal logging.

In that area, he advises on the implementation and enforcement of EU law (namely, the EU Timber Regulation and related instruments). He is responsible for liaising with civil society, EU and national institutions, and finds strategic ways to achieve an effective protection of the world’s forests.

Experience

Prior to joining ClientEarth, Filippo practiced environmental law in Italian and international law firms for several years. He advised international clients on compliance with environmental laws and litigated several cases before the EU Court of Justice, and he developed several large projects on a pro bono basis in the fields of wildlife trafficking, trade in ivory, deforestation. Previously, he worked as a Legal Officer for the European Chemicals Agency.

Filippo is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law. He is a researcher in environmental law at KU Leuven and organises trainings for lawyers on judicial protection.

Education

Filippo is an Italian qualified lawyer. He holds a Master’s degree in law from the University of Roma Tre (Rome) and an LL.M. in European legal studies from the College of Europe (Bruges).

The Earth is for everyone to protect. Until governments and people turn to doing so in a way that there is no going-back, ClientEarth voices the needs of the environment and of the local communities in the courts and in the parliaments. As lawyers, we have the honour and the responsibility to serve this purpose, to protect our planet and better our society.